The Muslala workshop is an open workspace that allows whomever is interested, to come and work. There is no need to be experienced or to be Gepetto’s grandson – all you need is a will to learn! If you already have something planned and you’re looking for a place to work – come to the ‘Open Workshop’ that operates daily. The schedule for the Open Workshop is at the bottom of this page. The Sign-Up form is through this link. Before arriving, look for your name on this list – to make sure that your registration and insurance is valid. If you wish to learn in an orderly and supervised setting – you are welcome to sign up for one of our courses. The sign-up process for the next round of courses is now open, so if you have always wished to know how to build things on your own – now is your chance to improve your skills through a variety of courses being taught by our professional staff. If you’ve missed the sign-up dates but you still wish to come and learn, get information about the next course cycle through this link.

Muslala’s “Sadna” is an open workshop space for anyone who’d like a place to work and experiment.

No previous experience is needed, just a desire to learn.

Registration for courses and the open workshop’s activities HERE

If you already have ideas and some experience, come any day to the open workshop. Its opening hours are HERE

Otherwise, we recommend you join one of our courses:

Carpentry for beginners or advanced

Upholstery and furniture making for beginners and advanced


Building nesting boxes

Our next term of courses is about to begin at the end of April, 2018.

If you didn’t manage to register for anything in time you can register HERE to receive information about the next courses.


Introduction to Practical Carpentry, with Aliza Ashkenazi

Course #26 – Sunday evenings, 6pm – 9pm, opens 29.4.18

    ” #27 – Monday afternoons, 3pm – 6pm, opens 30.4.18

    ” #28 – Friday mornings, 9am – 12 noon, opens 11.5.18

The course aims to teach basic skills to those wishing to work in wood, combining traditional techniques with use of electric tools. The course also suits those with a basic knowledge of woodworking who would like to improve their skills by building a project they have in mind after preliminary planning with Aliza, the instructor.


10 meetings, NIS2,200.  Includes instruction, raw materials, insurance for the period of the course, and free entry to the open workship for the duration of the course.



Furniture Making, with Arie Tempelhof

Course #16, Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 9pm, opens 9.5.18

The course combines practice and theory and teaches the skills needed to build furniture from the planning stage to cutting and joinery, working with foams, sewing material and putting it all together. We’ll use both new and recycled materials and a variety of tools – woodworking and sewing machines, pneumatic and manual.


10 meetings, NIS2,200.  Includes instruction, raw materials, insurance for the period of the course, and free entry to the open workship for the duration of the course.



Advanced Practical Upholstery, with Arie Tempelhof

Monday evenings, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, opens 16.4.18

If you’ve completed Arie’s first course and wish to develop your skills further, this is for you.

Registration is for any 4 out of the series of 10 meetings. You don’t have to attend consecutive meetings, but you must be in touch before you come.

Cost of any 4 meetings – NIS600, and NIS150 for any additional meetings.

Includes instruction, raw materials, insurance for the period of the course, and free entry to the open workship for the duration of the course.



Personal instruction for couples or groups.

You arrange a time with Andrei that suits you.

You’ve been to the cinema, are fed up sitting in the cafe, and are looking for something special – with your partner, siblings, or friends from work. Just phone Andrei and decide when and what, and we’ll arrange and bring everything.

(Additional cost for materials)


Evening of Beer and Hamin (Cholent!)

One every 6 weeks – next meeting 24.5.18, 7pm – 9pm, with Erez Landau.

In the woodworking world there are all sorts of icons, one of which is the Windsor Chair. We’ll learn from Erez Landau, master caninet-maker, what it is, how it’s made, what’s special about it, from the design and construction aspects, and hopw it became an icon of Western culture. And of course, as usual, there will be hamin and beer….



Building Nesting boxes (with Sustainability Week and  Jerusalem BirdObservatory)

One-off meeting, Tuesday, 24.4.18, 6pm – 9pm.

If you’ve always wanted to give a home in your garden to a woodpecker, an owl or a falcon, here’s your chance.

As part of Jerusalem Sustainability week we’re holding a special event to learn to make nesting boxes. The instructor will be Yair Cohen, with one of the Observatory’s staff, who will explain what’s important to know when inviting birds into our yard.




Open Workshop.

There are two ways to come and work in our workshop.

You may take a 2-month subscription, or a 10-entry ticket valid for 6 months.

The cost of either is NIS300-.

This covers insurance, and use of machinery, but not materials (wood & ironmongery). These users bring along themselves.


REGISTER HERE  Choose your preferred track and fill in your details on the form for insurance purposes.


The Sadna is covered by 3rd party insurance and personal accident insurance,for all those registered for the Open Workshop and the courses.

For one-off meetings we also insure you, so you must register through the site.



What tools do we have?

The Sadna keeps specialised tools for you to work with, but it’s not a professional workshop.

We have a list HERE (in Hebrew) of all our tools, but please take into account that they sometime break down!


Where can I find materials?

We recommend using recyled material as much as possible, but if you do need to buy we have a list HERE (in Hebrew) of suppliers who can help. The list is open for additions or comments.


Anything else I should know?

Make sure to wear closed shoes and tie your hair back!

Note:-Metal-working isn’t possible during Open Workshop time.


More questions?



Please contact Andrei with any question regards the Open Workshop –

Tel:- 054-550 4891


Any questions about courses? Contact Natan Landau, activity co-ordinator of the Sadna –

Tel:- 050-594 9811


Where are we?

The Sadna is in the Beita Centre, 155 Jaffa St, a short walk from the Turim or Shuk light rail stops.



Sadna’s hours:-


Note: Independent work in the Open Workshop isn’t possible during course hours, and the Sadna can’t take responsibility for projects left on the premises.



Where is it?

The workshop is located at the ‘Beita Center – Home for art, society and city’, Yafo st. 155 (in front of the entrance to Turim st.). A short walk from the Turim and the Mahane Yehuda Market light-rail stations. Click here for a map

How much does access to the ‘Open Workshop’ cost?

Access to the Open Workshop is available through two payment plans: A two-month subscription, or a 10-entry ticket (valid for six months). Both plans are at a price of 300nis. This price includes insurance, machine wear and the purchase of consumables. It does not include raw building and finishing materials (wood, lacquer, etc.)

Do you offer insurance?

Yes. The workshop is insured under third-party insurance, and all participants of the Open Workshop and course students are additionally covered under a Personal Accident insurance. More questions? Here’s the policy!

Can I come for a one-time introductory session?

Even for a one-time working session you will have to be insured. Therefore, signing-up is necessary. But speaking from experience – even the simplest project that you plan to make will probably take more than one session, so instead of trying to finish the project in one session, come the next day as well and finish it properly and not in a hurry.

Where can I find materials?

We recommend working with used materials as much as possible, but if you wish to buy new materials – here is a list of suppliers. The list is open for editing and you are welcome to comment and add more suppliers.

What machines do you own?

The workshop has professional tools that are necessary to build whatever you wish, but unfortunately, it is still not a professional woodworking workshop. Here you can find a description of what the workshop contains. Take into account that at our workshop like at others, machines sometimes die.

For any questions about the Open Workshop, contact Andrey via email:, or via phone: 054-550-4891. For any questions about the courses, contact Nathan Landau – Activities Coordinator for the workshop, via email:, or via phone: 050-594-9811.

Workshop Schedule



Open Workshop with Yair





Open Workshop with Netanel




Advanced Upholstery with Arye



Open Workshop with Noam


Open Workshop with Andrey


Open Workshop with Dana / Avi



Open Workshop with Ishay


Open Workshop with Ayala


Beginners Carpentry with Aliza



Open Workshop with Dedy


Open Workshop with Amir



Beginners Upholstery with Arye

Attention! Independent work is not permitted during course hours, and the Muslala workshop is not responsible for projects stored in the workshop.

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