Welcome to the Most Fabulous Place on Earth!

You’ll never hear the guys in an American supermarket yell out the latest tomato deals, but you’ll also never get to know them well enough for them to ask you how your son has been or tell you that your favorite fish is on sale today. And that’s what I adore about Shuk Mahane Yehudah, my local market and meeting place. I’ve been buying from the same stands since 2001, and can’t imagine my life without the color, the bustle, and the sweetness of the people there. Each vendor has a story to tell about his family’s journey to the Holy Land and how they came to open a shop in this crazy cornucopia of stalls.

Nachlaot and Shuk Walk

Length: 2 hours

For Whom: All ages

Group size: Up to 20

Cost: 600 shekel; 20 per person for tastings

Jerusalem Culinary Experience

Length: 2 hours

For Whom: Ages 10-110

Group size: Up to 6

Cost: 800 shekel for the group

Many of them live in my neighborhood, Nachlaot. Only a minute walk from the Shuk, Nachlaot is surprisingly quiet and serene. Every alleyway, nook, and cranny is filled with flowers, old ladies offering blessings, and a mix of antique and modern architecture.

Each stone seems to be whispering a story of the first settlers of New Jerusalem, the artists and students who live here, and the future development of our people. And for a storyteller like myself, this place is a goldmine. I love collecting the stories of the Jews from each corner of the world who have heeded the call to come home, some by foot, some on eagle’s wings. Their stories are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and fortitude of our people.

“Chana transports you to a world of exotic flavors steeped in Jerusalem local daily life, awakening your senses to a place you’ll not forget. She guides you through the magical labyrinth of Machane Yehudah market, opening doors to tucked away artisans, crafted cheeses, and fine spices.”

C. B. New York

As a storyteller, I offer experiential walks through Nachlaot, Shuk Machane Yehudah, or both. You’ll get to meet the amazing people that have planted their feet here, taste from their delicacies, and relish in their amazing stories. Whether you are coming with a small family or a large group, I invite you to be in touch with me to plan an experience to remember!

Want to go hands-on? Then come and join me in my kitchen in Nachlaot as use fresh ingredients from the Shuk to prepare gourmet, local cuisine. As a Health and Wellness Guide, I can assure you, every dish will be not only delicious, but also healthy! We will then dine together in my home with my family. We will share our lives and our passion for our wonderful city and neighborhood with you.

                                         Nachlaot and Shuk Walk & Jerusalem Culinary Experience Package

Enjoy the best of what Nachlaot, the Shuk, and Chana have to offer!

Walk, relish in stories, taste the delicacies, cook with a local, laugh, and learn!

Length: ~4 hours     For Whom: Ages 10-110     Group size: Up to 6    Cost: 1400 shekel for the group; 20 per person for tastings

“A tour of the Shuk, with the vibrant and engaging Chana Mason, will change the way you view Jerusalem and its people in the most positive way! She introduces you to some of the best kept secrets in the maze of shops known as Machene Yehuda. Not only will you meet incredible shop owners and sample some of their food, you’ll also catch a taste of her enthusiasm for the Land of Israel that may just ignite a longing in your own heart to return!”

S.K. Albany, NY

I can be reached via:

Email: [email protected]

Mobile Phone: +972-54-657-1650

American Phone: 1-860-263-9193

You can also use the Contact Form to the right. Drop me a line with questions, comments, or inquiries. Positive feedback is especially welcome!