|• unofficial||Bar Yochai|
|Founded by||Soviet immigrants|
|Name meaning||Simeon bar Yochai|
Bar Yohai (Hebrew: בַּר יוֹחַאי) is a religious Jewish community settlement in northern Israel. Located near Mount Meron, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2016 its population was 941.
Bar Yohai was founded in 1977 as a settlement for immigrants from the Soviet Union. However, the immigrants were not interested in living such a distance from a city nor in such austere conditions (each side of a duplex was less than 650 square feet). Sochnut officials then offered the failing settlement to Religious Zionist families and members of nearby moshavim. This move was very successful as Bar Yohai grew to over 100 families, including a small group of Canadian immigrants.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), p. 491, All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0887282245