A visit to this tiny treasure trove should be a must on anyone's trip to Jerusalem.
Tucked away just behind the Jerusalem City Hall plaza and just off Jaffa Road it is easy to get to without going out of your way.
They function as a drop in centre and workshop for seniors who judging by the lively designs and impeccable workmanship could teach a thing or two to younger folk. Spotlessly clean, professionaly oraganized and staffed by articulate personnel, It is hard to think of Yad LaKashish as a charity as they are almost doing us the favour by permitting us to acquire their wonderful products.
I have several of their pieces and am amazed at the intricate craftsmanship in their construction. While not cheap, their products represent good value for money and will give a lifetime of service through their use. I hope they realize that their crafts are treasured in homes around the world.
It is possible to take a tour through their workshops and met the craftspeople in person. There is something fulfilling about meeting the people who have made an object one now possesses.
Even when closed it is fun to gaze at their window displays as I walk back from Mea Shearim on Shabbat.
I used to donate my clothes there before returning home, but one of the co-ordinators pointed out that they didn't get much demand for extra tall men's clothing, so I now donate my things to the Haddash Wizo thrift shop on Hillel Street instead.
Do visit and marvel at their treasures.
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