|Council||Valley of Springs|
|Founded by||Jewish refugees from Germany and Poland|
|Name meaning||Haim's Fortress|
Maoz Haim (Hebrew: מָעוֹז חַיִּים, lit. Haim's Fortress) is a kibbutz in Israel. Located adjacent to the Jordan River in the Beit She'an valley and falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 469. Aside from agriculture, the kibbutz also has a plastics factory, "Poliraz". Maoz Haim was built on what was the traditional village land of Al-Ghazzawiyya.
Zakum nature reserve
South of the kibbutz is a small (11 dunam) nature reserve of Balanites aegyptiaca trees, called the Hurshat Zakum (Maoz Haim) reserve, declared in 1968. Zakum is the Hebrew name of the tree. This is probably the northernmost occurrence of these trees in the world.
- Chava Birnbaum (born as Helene Jerusalem 1923), granddaughter of the Austrian-Jewish philosopher, progressive educationalist and pacifist Wilhelm Jerusalem
- Dvora Omer (born 1932), author
- Ilan Shiloah (born 1957), businessman
- See article on Maoz Haim Synagogue.
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 49. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
- "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- "Zakum (Maoz Haim) Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 7 October 2010.