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Saidel Jewish Baking Center (SJBC)

Updated: Mar 27, 2022

Location: Karnei Shomron

Phone: +972 507202521



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If you are looking for a great activity for the whole family, I highly recommend Saidel Bakery’s “Lechem Hapanim and other breads of the Beit HaMikdash”, hands-on workshop in Ginot Shomron. The workshop lasted about 3.5 hours, in which we saw impressive and informative slideshows, made 5 different types of bread that were made in the times of the Beit Hamikdash and dressed up like Kohanim and entered a replica of the Mishkan. We each went home with a big bag of bread. Les Saidel is very knowledgeable (expert on the topic) and was a great presenter. All of our kids enjoyed and thanked us for taking them. It’s for kids 5 and over – our youngest who is 4 was free and he worked with me.

The Saidel Jewish Baking Center came in at number 4 of LoveLoveIsrael’s worldwide survey of the top days out for the year!!! So be sure to book this activity today!


The Saidel Jewish Baking Center, located in Karnei Shomron, Israel is the world’s leading expert on Jewish bread and baking, combining a baking school, a commercial artisan bakery and a research institute.

Baking School

* The SJBC is a renowned international educational center for students from all over the world who want to learn how to bake the Jewish way and the healthy, organic way. * Workshops and Courses for all ages, levels -from children to adults, beginner to advanced * Over 20 different workshops and lectures to choose from – Challah baking, Breads of the Temple, Channukah Donut baking, Bagel baking, Healthy baking according to the Rambam, Artisan baking, Flatbread baking, Italian baking, French baking, Pastry and Bourekas and more… * Diverse group types – bar/bat mitzvah/birthday/wedding parties, tourists, schools, yeshivot, ulpanot, seminars, company employee groups, government organizations, regional councils and matnasim * Hands-on baking experience and you go home with tons of bread and other goodies * Les Saidel, master baker, writer, researcher, lecturer and world’s leading expert in Jewish bread, delivers an unforgettable, fun-filled, informative and inspiring experience

Artisan Bakery

* Specializes in baking authentic Jewish breads – challahs, bagels, Jewish rye bread, bialys and more…. * Artisan style baking – everything is hand-made the old-fashioned way by master artisan bakers Les and Sheryl Saidel, combining over 50 years of baking knowledge and experience * Healthy and Organic – all products use natural organic ingredients, whole grain flours, with no preservatives, artificial additives or coloring

Showbread (Lechem Hapanim) Research Institute

* Devoted to unraveling the mysteries and secrets of ancient Jewish breads that were part of the Temple service * Publishing periodicals and reference works * Lectures, demonstrations and workshops

Whats-app number: 972-507202521

Main Phone Number: 972-9-7941222

LoveLoveIsrael Review:

We had such a lovely time today (summer 2013) at Saidel’s Bakery. Thank you Les and Sheryl Saidel for having us!

The workshop is for three hours although it actually was more of a day trip as the Saidels make you feel so at home and give you time to enjoy the delicious breads you have made without rushing off. The Saidels are passionate about their bakery and it really came across during our time there.

I would say this workshop is best for the over 6yrs+ in terms of taking in the wealth of interesting information Les gives you although my 4 year old thoroughly enjoyed the actual bread making (of which there was a lot of) and was able to join in happily (I guess it depends on your children!). There was a range of ages, from young, through teens and adults which is great for families. I think the pictures show you how much fun the workshop was and how amazing the bread we took home was…totally value for money and highly recommended!

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Bookings are required - You Don't want to miss out on this fun, tasty, creative & memorable experience!

Breads of the Beit HaMikdash

This is the most unique activity you will do this summer! For the first time in 2000 years you have a unique opportunity to take part in a LIVE reconstruction of how they baked breads in the Beit Hamikdash (Temple).

Our educational and highly entertaining, 3-hour, Breads of the Beit Hamikdash baking workshop is totally hands-on as we bake the Korban Toda, (Thanksgiving Offering), the Shtei Halechem, (Two Loaves Offering) and the legendary Lechem Hapanim (Showbread)

The climax of the workshop is a a guided tour of the Heichal (Sanctuary), with a life-size model of the Shulchan Lechem Hapanim (Showbread Table), dressed up as Kohanim in priestly robes!

If you are looking for an indoor (air conditioned) activity this summer for the entire family that combines authentic Jewish values with hands-on baking in a multi-sensory extravaganza of sight, sound, taste, smell and LOADS and loads of FUN, this is for you!

Where: Saidel Jewish Baking Center (SJBC), HaHadas 22, Karnei Shomron (20 minutes from Road 6 – Chorshim/Kfar-Sava exit)

Who: Anyone aged 5-120

We are Kasher LeMehadrin. Wheelchair accessible. Air-conditioned

Call/Whatsapp: 972-507202521 or Tel: 972-9-7941222 now to reserve a spot. Reservations required.

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