Our Story

Pat BaMelach is a unique artisan bread bakery in the heart of Gush Etzion. Pat BaMelach offers hands-on workshops, giving participants historical, educational, cultural and tasty bread-making activities.
Come and spend some time in our wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned facility in pastoral Gush Etzion. The workshops are held at the bakery on Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim and led by Rabbi David Katz. We are also thrilled to announce that we have opened a second location in Efrat. Our new facility, overlooking the Judaean hills, is home to our factory, retail store and cafe.

David Katz

David grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and has been living in Israel for the past 20 years. He is a formal and informal educator, having worked in classrooms and summer camps in Israel and America. David discovered his talent for sourdough after spending years baking matzot. David enjoys hands-on educational experiences and his bakery is the realization of that dream. He is the father of five enthusiastic children who look forward to eating copious amounts of bread.

Our Breads


Country French

New York Rye


Whole Rye

Whole Wheat

Spelt Sticks

Garlic Knots

Our Locations

Efrat - 3 Boaz St.

Bakery & Cafe

Rosh Tzurim 90938

Bakery & Workshops

Our Videos

The Story of Rain and Grain

Abba L’Yom Achad

Efrat - 3 Boaz St.

Rosh Tzurim 90938

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu: 8:00-18:00
(Rosh Tzurim till 15:00)
Friday: 8:00-12:30
Workshops Sunday –
Thursday by appointment.

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