Meet The Owner: Yael Adar of Gems in Israel & Travel and Events in Israel

For the last 20 years, Yael has been an innovator in the Israeli incoming tourism business. In 1999, she founded Gems in Israel, a content rich site that was initially aimed at providing information about Israel’s lesser-known tourist attractions, the Gems, to independent travellers. With time, the site evolved and today offers custom private tours, […]

Meet The Artist: Fortune Chalme of Gilded In Leather

Fortune Chalme is a Multidisciplinary Artist and Designer. Fortune resides in New York City where she creates videos, performances and drawings. Fortune is the designer of a unique line of laser cut leather Judaica items including challah covers, tefillin bags and mezuzah cases that she sells worldwide. Fortune holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts […]

Meet The Artist: Chani Gross of Chani’s Calligraphy

Chani Gross is an Israeli Calligraphy artist. Together with her husband Ariel and their four children, she lives in Nitzan, in the South of Israel. She has a background in Graphic Design and Calligraphy. Her speciality is the creation and illustration of handwritten Hebrew Calligraphy artwork she ships worldwide. Tell us a little bit about […]

Meet The Artist: Shelley Hirshberg

Shelley Hirshbergis a ceramic artist living in Jerusalem, surrounded by beautiful hills and nature. She has a background in Fine Art and History of Art, but ceramics has been her main form of artistic expression for the last 18 years. She sells locally and also ships overseas. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. […]

Meet The Artist: Toby Gotesman Schneier

Toby Gotesman Schneier is an American Expressionist painter best known for her unique ability to transform objects, people, scenes, and events into jarring and provocative works of art. Her compassion for the human condition, as well as her indefatigable belief in a higher power, are conspicuous throughout the paintings. It has been frequently noted that […]

Meet The Guide: Eli Varenberg

Eli Varenberg is a Jerusalem-based licensed Israeli tour guide and researcher of Jewish History and Jewish Studies. Shortly after completing his Master’s degree in Modern Jewish History at Yeshiva University, he made Aliyah and moved to Jerusalem in July 2007.Inspired by the uniqueness of the land of Israel and Israeli society, he enrolled in a […]

Meet The Artist: Sharon Binder of Sharon Binder Art

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I discovered a love of text and letters while studying fine art at Queens College, and their eternal meaning using watercolors and gouache. The challenge was combining Hebrew and English calligraphy, graphics and illustration as an integral part of the meaning of the painting; Ben […]