Sheva Chaya Shaiman – Kabbalah Artist and Glass Blower

Light, color, joy, and depth define the work of Tzfat glass blower and painter, Sheva Chaya Shaiman. Her vibrant art enlivens her beautiful and popular gallery in Tzfat’s Artist Quarter, where she shares her story, artistic process, and unique insights with thousands of visitors from around the world each year.

Sheva Chaya works in the media of borosilicate glass and watercolor paint. Her art touches on themes of the Land of Israel, Jewish women, Torah and Kabbalah, great mystics, music, and inner light. Sheva Chaya loves to meet new people and share her work.

Sheva Chaya originated in Denver, Colorado where wide open skies and the majestic Rocky Mountains inspired her to begin her career in art. She studied at Princeton University, majoring in visual art and art history, with a concentration in painting. After graduating from Princeton in 1997, Sheva Chaya immigrated to Israel. There, the land, the people, and a rich tradition of spiritual teachings have infused a greater depth to her work.

Sheva Chaya’s artwork attracts art enthusiasts from all four corners of the Earth, and has been featured in several International magazines. She leads various workshops and retreats, and teaches both painting and glassblowing.

You can learn more about Sheva Chaya’s beautiful work on her website or her Facebook feed.

And They’re Off!

After two and half months of intensive work, our first delegations are on their way – with more to follow soon. This has not been an easy feat to pull off but we are excited that our months of hard work and planning have come to fruition.

In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut we have sent our first delegation to Poland. Our first delegation is comprised of Rav Boaz Pash – our delegation leader who will be returning to Poland for more trips during the year. Israel Engager Laura Ben David will talk about the ultimate Israel Experience making Aliya and living in Israel, and Mishael Dickman, musician extraordinaire will perform as well as run music workshops in Jewish schools and youth groups. The trip begins at the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations in Warsaw, Poland. From there they will travel to Brotzlov and then on to Lodz, finishing once again in Warsaw. Throughout the trip our delegation will focus on the topic of Israel Independence day. Continue reading “And They’re Off!”