Israel has an amazing array of after school and summer activities and many of our Olim put their talents to work by running workshops in English for kids. Here are a few in the North. If you know of any others or run any yourself and would like us to include them in this list, please email

Ages: For kids of all ages.

Location: Classes take place at Miriam’s Well Gallery, on the midrechov in Tzfat, Rechov Yerushalayim 64.

Description: Come paint ready-made ceramics or design and create original pieces out of clay. Family workshops, birthday parties, vacation activity, weekly classes – lots of options for you to experience the pleasure of working with clay in all of its forms.

For more information: Please contact Judy Paikin at 0547805161 or

Ages: 8 & up (see class options below)

Location: Sigaliot Neighborhood near ORT high school, Ma’alot-Tarshiha

Description: Learning to sew gives girls confidence, teaches them a skill they will use all their lives, and is fun. This summer, Hanna’s Sewing School is offering one-week, intensive sewing programs for girls from age 8 through high school.

Class Options:

Ages 8 through 11 or Ages 12 and Up for Beginners

  • Make a tote or beach bag
  • Make a decorative pillow
  • Make a skirt

Young girls with experience may make additional/other projects

Ages 12 and Up–Intermediate (Prior Sewing Experience)

  • Choose and use a downloadable pattern from the internet
  • Make a shirt that fits: adjusting a paper pattern
  • Sew knit fabrics

Schedule and Information:
All classes take place between 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

1,000 NIS per week, includes everything. We provide all equipment and materials. Each camp has a maximum of 3 girls so each can receive personal attention. We offer both hand sewing and machine sewing. There are 3 sewing machines available, so there is no waiting for a turn.

July 1-5: Intermediate

July 8-12: Ages 8-11

July 15-19: Beginners 12 and up

July 22-26: Ages 8-11

July 29-August 2: Beginners 12 and up

August 5-9: Intermediate

Each day will include several different kinds of sewing-related activities. The teacher has a M.Ed in elementary education and before making Aliyah in September 2017 she taught ESL in colleges for 10 years and owned and operated a sewing school for 5 years. Osek Patur #333985851.

For more information: To register your child or for more information contact Hanna Geshelin at WhatsApp +972-55-9512994 or

Ages: Not specified

Location: Studio Tiferet HaYetsirah in Yavne’el

Description: This Chug is for Beginners and are offered as single sessions. The introductory workshop takes place in my studio and costs 220NIS for 2 hours and includes all materials.

The all-day mindful ‘Weaving from Within” workshop also takes place in therapeutic setting of the studio and costs 450 NIS (materials included).

The Collaborative workshop is for families and groups. 250 NIS per loom for a 2 hour session.  Up to 4 people per loom (25 NIS for each additional person)  Materials included.

Children’s Fibre Arts  project-based workshops (1.5 hour sessions) options are:

  • Hat (1 session) -preset warp
  • Scarf or Tapestry (2 sessions) – preset warp
  • Pillow (2 sessions) -pre set warp
  • Bag (2 sessions)   -pre set warp
  • Belt (2 sessions) -wind your own warp
  • Rag Rug (3 sessions) – bring used clothing
  • Shrug/Poncho (4 sessions) – set your own warp

Cost: 150 NIS per session, sessions can be extended to finish the work at 25 NIS per 30 minutes.

For more information: For more information, including details about pricing, contact Ja’el Batyah Hatch at 054 571 2890 or

Ages: 10-16 year olds

Location: Ma’alot

Description: The class will take place each Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 PM in June, July and August.  The kids will learn to see the world’s beauty up close, think out of the box, and learn how to take better more skillful photos. No professional cameras are needed – just a basic camera or even a camera phone will do. Classes will be in English and Hebrew.

Cost: 180 shekels per month

For more information: Contact Shulamis Vilensky at 053-420-7858

Ages: children ages 10 and up

Location: Classes being held at Ma’ale Hanarqissim 16, Ma’alot

Description: Beginning Sunday, August 5-Thursday, August 9. The class includes a family Shabbat dinner prepared by children in the cooking camp.

For more information: Please call 054-233-6762

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