A sunny day, at Hol HaMoed Sukkot, was a lovely timing for 'Judaica Workers' next meeting.
We met at Marit Meisler Judaica studio - 'ceMMent', located at a typical picturesque old Jaffa alley.
￼Breaking routine in a colleague's inspiring studio - is so mind opening, always have a lot to talk about, jumping from one issue to another - from sharing our experiences with the contemporary Judaica market, to thoughts about financial issues.
Located at a very artistic quarter of the old Jaffa, we were soon out of the studio for a walk. Although all of us wandered old Jaffa so many times before, with Marit and Laura we had the chance to discover new things.
First and foremost - we visited the studio and Gallery of Frank Meisler, Marit's father who passed away this year.
We were fascinated to learn more about Marit's background. Frank Meisler is a world-renowned artist, we were lucky to be invited to inner parts of the studio, hear stories and see the backstage of this theatrical gallery. Very different than ceMMent's modern Judaica, and minimalist style.
Next stop, down the street, we visited Ben-Zion David Yemenite Art studio and workshop.
Ben-Zion David (Benzi) who is an eighth generation of a Yemenite silversmith's family, is an expert in filigree jewelry.
Established more than 30 years ago. Ben David keeps innovating himself. In the last decade he opened an independent Yemenite culture museum.
Ben-Zion started recently an interesting collaboration with renewed 'Maskit' brand.
Just across the alley we were surprised to discover a gallery dedicated to Ben- Zion's collaboration with 'Maskit'.
While most tourists are well aware of the main Maskit shop, this gallery, located only 3 minutes walk, presents pure gold versions of filigree jewels, traditionally made of silver, and selected pieces from Maskit's fashion collection.
Loaded with tons of inspiration, and some new ideas for us, 'Judaica Workers' - 'Po'alot Judaica', we set a meeting for our new collaborate project, keep following
Where to find all these pearls?
ceMMent - Ha Pninim 1, old Jaffa
Frank Meisler - Mazal Arie 25, old Jaffa
Ben Zion David - Mazal Dagim 3, old Jaffa
Maskit + Ben Zion David - Mazal Dagim 2, old Jaffa