Catering to a peripheral community

Gvanim Ba’café provides many shades of assistance.

January 7, 2016 10:09
Gvanim Ba’café

Gvanim Ba’café, nestled in northern Ashkelon. (photo credit: ADI GILAD)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The balloons, banners and other decorations were in place, spread throughout the immaculate dining area of the Gvanim Ba’café small catering hall and restaurant, nestled in a residential neighborhood of north Ashkelon. A party was taking place later that day for a local five-year-old whose family had rented the facility for the event.

While on the surface Gvanim (meaning “shades of color”) Ba’café might look like a typical coffee house or restaurant, it is anything but ordinary. That is because the 12 employees manning the facility – from the chefs, bakers and vegetable choppers working in the hall’s professional kitchen to those charged with setting up prior to an event or cleaning up afterwards – are all adults who live in the area and suffer or have suffered from various forms of mental illness.


Related Content

Cookie Settings