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During the program of trade mission 2018, we came into contact with other local bakers, both in Israel and Palestine. One of them is artisan baker Les Saidel.

Artisan baker Les Saidel

Les Saidel, a master baker originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, lives in Karnei Shomron with his wife Sheryl and four children. He is CEO of the Saidel Jewish Baking Center (, that specializes in baking and teaching how to bake healthy, traditional Jewish bread. He also manages the Showbread Institute ( which researches the biblical showbread.


We have now visited Les Saidel several times in his bakery in Karnei Shomron where a friendship has developed.
Gerard has taught the local community in his bakery. In March 2019, Les Saidel visited our bakery and provided a workshop on bread of the Torah. The workshop was quickly fully booked and was a great success. See a local news item here. We hope that Les Saidel can soon be followed up in the Netherlands. Are you interested? We’d love to hear from you by email!