Imagine visiting the Holy City of Jerusalem with a good friend who has lived there for years. You would certainly have a memorable visit and best of all; you’d discover all the best places known by the locals!
Barbara has curated a perfect travel companion, whether you visit in person or dream of a trip from your living room. Each page is filled with her simple black ink drawings, often with accompanying text. Page by page, you’ll learn where to get the best hummus, where to go for live music and some of the must-see places in Jerusalem.
Her My Jerusalem Book offers an experience of the cultural mosaic of Jerusalem that is light and breezy. You can color and write in the book using it as a travel journal or collate your ideas for future trips to the Holy Land.
- 120 pages
- Black and white
- Design and illustration by Shlomi Gorodetsky
My Jerusalem Book
Barbara Shaw was born in Sydney, Australia, and made the bold decision to follow her heart and move to Israel in 1986.
Barbara has an incredible eye for color and design. When looking for unique, made-in-Israel gifts, she discovered that what she was looking for did not exist. She immediately went to work and designed bright, uniquely Israeli aprons, dish towels, and tote bags that she could give as gifts.
In 2008 she formally established her business. She expanded her line to include designs on ceramics, serving-ware, wood, glass, stationary, perspex, baby gifts, a Yiddish line, and t-shirts.
Barbara’s goal is to create beautiful, practical modern items that capture the spirit of Israel. Her tag line is “Jewish gifts that smile;) And it is hard to imagine not feeling joyful when looking at her functional art.
Barbara’s diverse team, which now includes her son Boaz, who is working on business development with his mom, is committed to excellence. All of Barbara’s gorgeous creations are made in her Jerusalem workshop.