|Founded by||Hapoel HaMizrachi|
|Name meaning||Hananya village|
Kfar Hananya marks the border between the historic Upper and Lower Galilee regions. Lower Galilee is defined in the Mishnah (Shevi'it 9:2) as the area south of Kfar Hananya where the Sycamore Fig tree grows (Ficus sycomorus).
The community was founded in 1977 as a moshav of the movement Hapoel HaMizrachi for members of nearby moshavim. In 1992 it became a communal settlement. A new neighborhood built in the 2000s is called "Maale Hen" (Hebrew: מעלה חן).
Kfar Hananya is named after the ancient village of the same name, which is mentioned in the mishnah as a community on the border between the Lower Galilee and Upper Galilee. Near the community is a burial place attributed to Rabbi Hananya ben Akashya.
- www.kfar-hananya.org.il (mainly Hebrew)