Orna and Yair Mor founded the Canaan Gallery in 1992. They adopted the name from Mt. Canaan, the mountain that over looks the Old City of Tzfat. The gallery still follows Tzfat’s centuries-old textile tradition that was first started by Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. Visitors who visit the Canaan gallery can arrange a workshop that include concept products, tying tzitzit, and the weaving experience to learn about the weaving process and see how fabrics are woven by hand.
Address: Fig Tree Courtyard, 28 Alkabetz Street, Synagogue Quarter, Safed (Tzfat), Israel
Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sun – Thu Apr-Oct, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sun – Thu Nov – Mar, 9:00 – 2:30 PM
Phone: 04 697 4449
Judy Paikin immigrated to Safed, Israel from from New York and founded "The Judy Paikin" Ceramics Studio. She learned how learned how make pottery from Jerusalem potter Mallory Serebrin Jacobs,, but adopted her own style and techniques in designing her own unique methods of making pottery.
Judy Paikin offers ceramics workshops for individuals, families, and groups for a once in a lifetime experience where you will Judy will help you make something yourself. Participants will enjoy a magical clay experience of how to create and design their own pottery and learn about the process and purpose associated with the art of creating pottery.
Visitors to the studio can browse Judy Paikin's ceramic collection that includes Judaica mezuzah covers, shabbat candlestick holders, menorahs, seder plates, and havdallah holders that are available for purchase. Judy Paikin's Ceramics studio is located in the heart of the Artist Quarter, just below the real estate office on 60 Jerusalem Street.
Address: Just below the real estate off on 60 Jerusalem Street, Artist Quarter Tzfat, Israel
Hours: Open throughout the year, please contact Judy Paikin to book a workshop or for additional information.
Phone: 54 780 5161
Visitors will apply mystical Tzfat as their inspiration in an 1-2 hour workshop by Quited Art Glass Artist Kathleen Wasserman creating a stunning, one of a kind piece of fused glass art where you will create your own Art Glass. The Art Glass Workshop includes a hands on demonstration on how to cut glass, tour of the studio to brainstorm for ideas, and then creating your choice of a sun catcher, necklace, mezuzah, wind chime, dish menorah, seder plate, picture, or any custom type of Quilted Art Glass you can image. Prices begin 50 Shekels and up depending the type and size of the piece you choose. Finished pieces of Art Glass will be ready for pickup or shipping in about 8 hours. Groups of up to 20 people who want to leave their mark on Tzfat can join the Quilted Art Glass historic project for Tzfat entitled "Rainbow Promise" where participants will create a fused glass and select their color, design, tile, precut glass, sign your name, and then bake it in the kiln. Recommended donation: 20 Shekels per person, 10 Shekels for students or Tzfat locals. Visitors who are interested in visiting the workshop or want to participate in Art Glass Workshop "Rainbow Promise Project" need contact Kathleen to book a day and time to avoid any disappointment.
Address: KiKar HaMegenim, Jewish Quarter, Tzfat
Hours: By Reservation
Phone: 058-480-8501 or text
Sheva Chaya Servetter immigrated to Israel from Denver, Colorado in 1997 and moved to the Artist Quarter of Safed where she opened the Sheva Chaya Glassblowing Gallery. She applies Kabbalistic concepts and women’s themes in Judaism to her work. Individuals and groups are welcome to watch her glass-blowing demonstrations during the summer months (July and August), and often throughout the year. Visitors can also admire her unique paintings, pendants, Judaica, candlesticks and glass-blown sculptures or listen to the artist lecture on how she connected her art to her Jewish heritage. The gallery is conveniently located across the street from the General Safed Exhibition in the Artist Quarter. Prices vary depending on the size of the group.
Address: 7 Tet Vav Street, Artists’ Quarter, Safed (Tzfat), Israel
Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sun – Thu 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Fri
Phone: 058 714 7640
The Otzar HaStam visitors center was founded in 2010 and introduces visitors of how a skilled Sofer Stam inscribes Hebrew letters on sacred Hebrew parchments that are used inside of mezuzah, tefillin, and torah scrolls. At the Stam Center there is an interactive presentation Scribe's workshop were participants can learn about the process of mezuzot, tefillin, and torah scrolls are created and how Kabbalistic concepts of the Hebrew letters and laws and customs are associated to the writing of the holy texts.
Participants will have the opportunity of inscribing text on a 3D practice quill, parchment and ink. The center also has a gift shop where visitors can purchase items such as, tefillin and mezuzza scrolls. The center is located outside the Old City of Tzfat on Gdud HaSlishi Street in the upper Canaan neighborhood of Safed.
Address: 62 Ha-Gdud ha-Shlishi St, Safed, 13410
Hours: Sun- Thu 9:00- 5:00 PM, Fri 9:00-1:00 PM
Phone: 04 691 2000
Anyone of all religions are welcome to drop by who wants to learn Kabbalah. Kabbalah played a historical and central role in the city of mysticism. Visitors who are seeking an opportunity to experience, study, and research the magic of Jewish mysticism are welcome to join on-the-spot meditation and hour-long personalized workshops with Eyal Riess who lectures on Tzfat Kabbalah tradition around the world.
Address: 1st fl, Fig Tree Courtyard, 28 Alkabetz St, Synagogue Quarter, Safed (Tzfat), Israel
Hours: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM Sun – Thu, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fri
Phone: 04 682 1772
Administration: 150NIS - 250NIS. Screens films (18NIS) on Tsfat in Hebrew, English, Spanish and Russian.