Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Population (2015) 639
|Council Hof HaCarmel|
Local time Wednesday 11:48 PM
|Founded by Indian and Iranian immigrants|
Weather 13°C, Wind E at 2 km/h, 88% Humidity
Ofer (Hebrew: עֹפֶר, lit. Fawn) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 639.
Map of Ofer, Israel
The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from India (mainly Cochin) and Iran. Its name is derived from Ayn Ghazal (lit. Deer Spring), the depopulated Arab village on whose land it was built. Agricultural income is derived from raising cattle, sheep and chickens growing vegetables and flowers, and tourism.