Black-owned businesses to support in israel



Just because you live in Israel doesn't mean you can't contribute to the fight for equality. From restaurants and handmade goods to personal trainers and services, here is a list of black-owned businesses in Israel and black-owned businesses that ship to Israel (so you can support from afar).


The list is sorted by city/region*, online-only businesses in Israel, and then businesses that ship to/are available in Israel. There is also a list of organizations in Israel you can support at the end.


IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER...

many black-owned businesses here in Israel are community staples in these communities. I think it is really important to be respectful of that. We are not here to move into the community and overrun them (that contributes to gentrification). So what does this mean? This means if you were going to go buy groceries or certain goods already, but can do this at a black-owned business, that's great! Go for it! It does not mean that you and your crew are now going to make the local shisha bar in Neeve Shaanan your new spot that you hang out at all the time. This is likely a community safe space the community created for them to enjoy and aren't looking for it to become the hottest new shisha bar in Tel Aviv. In short - I'm just saying be sensitive to this.


*Note that businesses in certain regions may also be available online. If so, they will have a link and will state it in the description.


A WORK IN PROGRESS

This list is always growing! If you have a business or organization to recommend, please feel free to email me at amylinalbertson@gmail.com.


Kuchinate - African Refugee Women's Collective

Visit their website to order https://www.kuchinate.com/ OR purchase at these locations.

Kuchinate (crochet in Tigrinya) is a collective of African asylum seeking women living in Tel Aviv, Israel. The women design and create crochet products for the home, such as baskets, poufs, and rugs. They also host crochet lessons, meals, and traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean coffee ceremonies. They've also started selling handmade face masks in African print fabric and other beautiful goods.


Caked and Baked

Find out more on the website https://www.cakedandbakedstudio.com/ or Facebook & Instagram

Lee'at Gentley is bringing you custom-made cakes and cupcakes for any celebration. Not only are these the cutest/coolest looking cakes you'll ever see, but they also are super tasty and made to order. She also offers workshops.


Chaya Dance Movement

Contact Chaya on Instagram or at 50-439-3444

Chaya Lev is bringing you fitness and renewed energy for the soul through unique dance classes. Focusing on core work and stretching, Chaya also believes in the healing power of dance, something that is part of all of her classes. She currently offers her classes in Yaffo and once a week in Jerusalem. Message her directly for the most current schedules and rates.


Ivan Cardenas - FITNESS DIRECTOR, WELLBEING COACH & LIFESTYLE MENTOR

Find out more on his Facebook page here. OR contact him at 055-882-9730

Hi there, you like MOTIVATION??? I'm PERSONAL TRAINER, FITNESS DIRECTOR, WELLBEING COACH, LIFESTYLE MENTOR and CHOREOGRAPH on my free time. From Habana -Cuba and living in Israel 6 years already, now with the Mission to Inspire others to Reach their Goals Improving Physical and Mental Health with a Better Lifestyle and the Most Complete Fitness Experience.


Nadia Hair and Wig

Find out more on her Facebook page

Nadia's salon focuses on professional, beautiful hair styling for textured hair, from wigs, braids, and other protective hairstyles for all.


Kundala Rasta

Find out more on their Facebook page

A network of hairdressers specializing in African-style hair with Western touches: braids, dreadlocks, hair extensions, hair ornaments. They have locations in Tel Aviv and Rishon Letzion.


Vegetable Shop on Derech Shalma (Idk the actual name)

65 Derech Shalma, Tel Aviv

Come get fresh produce from this great little corner store. They have a wide selection!


Balinjera

Malan 4, Tel Aviv | Open Sunday-Thursday 11:00-22:00; Friday from 10:00-16:00

Delivery available through 10bis

Located in the Carmel Shuk, Balinjara offers traditional Ethiopian Ada dishes based on the Injara dish of gluten free bread, vegetarian and vegan stews, meat dishes at a variety of levels. Minds that combine both worlds, the Mediterranean and the Israeli Mediterranean. The menu, therefor