Our Story


David and Devorah met at summer camp MANY years ago. They have been living in Israel for over 20 years. They began their careers as formal and informal educators working in classrooms, educational organizations and summer camps both in Israel and America. David discovered his talent for sourdough after spending years baking matzot. Devorah discovered her love for building bakeries right around the time David discovered his talent for sourdough breads. Together, they have built two bakeries, one factory and one restaurant. They have also collaborated on numerous other exciting projects, most notably their five energetic children.


Pat BaMelach is a unique artisan bread bakery that first opened in the heart of Gush Etzion, on Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim. Pat BaMelach also offers hands-on workshops, giving participants historical, educational, cultural and tasty bread-making activities. We have also opened a second location in Efrat, overlooking the Judaean hills, which is home to our factory, retail store and café.