Ramat Yishai
District North
Government Local council (from 1958)
Hebrew רָמַת יִשַּׁי
Population 5700 (2006)
Area 2388 dunams (2.388 km2; 0.922 sq mi)
Head of municipality Ofer Ben-Eliezer
Founded in 1925

Ramat Yishai (Hebrew: רָמַת יִשַּׁי‎, Jesse's Heights) is a local council in the North District of Israel, located on the side of the HaifaNazareth road about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) eastern to Kiryat Tivon. It was declared a local council in 1958. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), it had a population of 5,700 in 2006, with a growth rate of 1.8%. The majority of the citizens of the village are Jewish.


The land, on the western edge of the Jezreel Valley, which belonged to the village of Jida, was bought by a group of American Zionists in the early 20's. It was renamed Manor and then Yefe Nof, but was almost deserted after a few years. In 1925, the philanthropist Yisrael Yehudah Adler saved it from bankruptcy and it was renamed in his honour shortly thereafter. Among the establishers of the village were 50 families from Lodz and Białystok who built a textile factory in the village. Weaving and textile manufacturing were, therefore, the local trades. After the founding of modern Israel in 1948, families from Yemen joined the village.

One of the most known buildings in the village is called "the Khan", a 1909 building with surrounding walls. The logo of the village consists of this Ottoman-era building with a palm tree next to it. The town hall flies 2 logo-on-bedsheet flags with this emblem in dark blue on a light blue and a yellow field, respectively.

As of January 2010, Ramat Yishai leads the Israeli rink hockey league, after winning at the championship at 2008-2009 season. According to 31.12.2010Template:Huh, Ramat Yishai senior group is locate number 535 at the total world rank.

Sources: , and (this last one has a good picture of the khan). [1]

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Coordinates: 32°42′12.24″N 35°9′54.36″E / 32.7034°N 35.1651°E / 32.7034; 35.1651

cs:Ramat Jišaj

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