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In our 10 years of bringing people to the lands of the Bible, we have developed personal and trusted relationships with local business owners in and around Jerusalem. Two of these long-standing, trusted relationships are with Zak's Jerusalem Gifts (Old City, Jerusalem) and Bethlehem Souvenir Center (Bethlehem). Both of these companies sell quality products, are Christian owned and family-operated, provide competitive pricing on similar products found in other shops.
Zak's is a seller of Israel antiquities, including ancient coins, roman glass, pottery, weapons and weapon fragments, olive woods carvings and much more. They are also officially authorized retailer of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
"Before I became a believer, the business was an ordinary souvenir shop. However, I began seeing the meaning of Biblical antiquities and the hand crafts that were sold in the store. In the middle of the 1800’s, when English missionaries came to the Holy Land, they saw the need to teach Arab Christian families a craft so that they might have a way to support their families. One of the crafts they were taught was carving sculptures of Biblical people and scenes from branches of olive wood. Today the money from the sales of these items in my store goes to the descendants of these original families."
Zak's Jerusalem Gifts
Our business was established in 1997 to give employment opportunity for the Christians living in Bethlehem. We often find difficulties in finding jobs and handling the economical and political situation that our country is passing through. Employment through our store also helps prevent some Christians from leaving our city and immigrating outside the country.
Today our company is supporting more than 100 Christian families that are producing different products in their homes and small workshops; products like mother of pearl jewelry and olive wood carvings.
By purchasing through our website , you will be part of supporting Christian families, enabling them to stay in this holy region.
Thank you for supporting us!
Mr. Khader Juha
Bethlehem Souvenir Center
Amy began painting while studying Second Temple Period Judaism and the Origins of Christianity in Jerusalem and on the shore of the Lake of Galilee. Her simplistic art represents biblical scenes, as well as modern-day scenes of the lands of the Bible.
Center for Holy Lands Studies