Attractions

Top Choice Synagogue in Tsfat

Caro Synagogue

Decorated with Middle Eastern arches, hanging lamps and bookshelves heavy with holy texts, this synagogue – like the street it’s on – is named in honour of Toledo-born Rabbi Yosef Caro (1488–1575), author of the Shu…
Top Choice Synagogue in Tsfat

Ashkenazi Ari Synagogue

Founded in the 16th century by Sephardic Jews from Greece, this venerable synagogue looks much as it did 150 years ago. It stands on the site where, according to tradition, the great Kabbalist Yitzhak Luria (Isaac L…
Top Choice Museum in Tsfat

Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry

Evocative artefacts (including a synagogue ark from Tokaj), photographs and documents do a masterful job of recalling the lost world of pre-WWII Hungarian-speaking Jewry. A 17-minute film provides historical context…
Synagogue in Tsfat

Sephardic Ari Synagogue

Tsfat’s oldest synagogue – it's mentioned in documents from as far back as 1522 – was frequented by the Ari, the great 16th-century Kabbalist, who found inspiration in the panoramic views of Mt Meron and the tomb of…
Gallery in Tsfat

Safed Craft Pottery

UK-born potter Daniel Flatauer works in the English studio pottery tradition, producing tableware, kitchenware and Judaica that is both functional and extraordinarily beautiful. He has one of the only salt kilns in …
Gallery in Tsfat

Canaan Gallery

Continuing Tsfat’s centuries-old textile tradition, begun by Jews fleeing the Inquisition, Orna and Yair Moore’s studio produces richly textured tapestries, wall hangings and Jewish ritual objects (talitot, kippot, …
Gallery in Tsfat

General Safed Exhibition

Opened in 1952, this group gallery – housed in the desanctified, Ottoman-era Market Mosque – displays, sells and ships works by about 50 painters and eight sculptors, including some very talented immigrants from the…
Gallery in Tsfat

Kabbalah Art

Denver-born David Friedman uses the mysteries of the Hebrew alphabet, Kabbalistic symbols such as the Tree of Life, and the universal language of colour and geometry to create striking visual representations of Kabb…
Gallery in Tsfat

Tzfat Gallery of Mystical Art

Avraham Loewenthal, who hails from Detroit, is happy to explain the symbolism of his inspirational paintings and prints, whose abstract forms are rooted in Kabbalistic concepts. Situated across the street from HaMa’…
Cemetery in Tsfat

Tombs of the Kabbalists

The graves of many of Tsfat’s greatest sages and Kabbalists are about one-third of the way down the slope of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery, just below a solitary pine tree in an area where the converging double walkwa…