The Ma’alot Tivon Reform congregation was originally founded in 1973, in Kiryat Tivon, a beautiful small town in northern Israel, close to the Jezreel Valley and to Haifa. It was originally called “Kehila Chadasha” (“A New Congregation”) and was founded by immigrants from North America, who were later joined by Israelis of diverse origins. The congregation joined the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) nine years after its establishment. Ma’alot Tivon enjoys strong cooperation with the local authority, and is actively engaged in town-wide social and cultural life. After many years in temporary quarters, the local council allocated a plot of land for the congregation, and a building which serves as both a synagogue and center for additional activities. These serve both congregation members as well as the wider community in Kiryat Tivon and the surrounding area.
The congregation is led by Rabbi Amnon Ribak.