Born in Israel, Zahava came to Canada at the age of three. For over thirty years, Zahava has created ritual objects for museums, private collectors and institutions in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Zahava is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design. She has continued to study her craft both in Canada and abroad and has taught goldsmithing and silversmithing in Ontario and Quebec since the 1980’s.


Jewish Arts Festival    2011 Myerson Centre, Dallas , Texas Kelly Library

St. Michaels’s College    2011 University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario

Menorah Show    2011 Winner of the People’s Choice Award Burquest Community Centre Burquest, British Columbia

Woodlawn Show and Sale    2010 Gladstone Hotel Toronto Ontario

Cultural Expressions    2010 Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana

A Celebration of Wine    2010 Purchased by the Museum Beth Tzedec Toronto,Ontario

Ceremonial Objects for the Jewish Home    2009 Winner of Best in Show Award Congregation Or Shalom London, Ontario

Vessel    2009 Rail’s End Gallery Haliburton, Ontario

Spoonbashers    2006 Metalurge Gallery Toronto, Ontario

Bowling    2005 *New* Gallery Toronto, Ontario

Tzedaka Box Project    2005 Koffler Loggia Gallery Toronto, Ontario

Personal Adornment Competition    1987 Finalist Royal Ontario Museum

New Holloware    1986 Craft Gallery

The Precious Legacy    1985 Royal Ontario Museum

The Jewish Life Cycle    1984 Koffler Logia Gallery

Rail’s End Gallery    1984

Judaica Invitational    1984 Winner of Best in Show

Inn on the Park    1977

Ontario Craft ShowCNE    1976 Andrew Dickinson Gallery Packenham,Ontario

Nancy Poole Gallery    1976

Art Show and Sale    1975

Hudson’s Bay Gallery    1974

Shaw Rimmington Gallery    1974

Royal Ontario Museum   1974 Winner of Best in Show

Canadian Guild of Crafts Bienniale    1974

Craft Gallery    1973

Art Gallery of Ontario   1973

Canadian Guild of Crafts Gallery    1972


Included in the following:

New Directions in Metal Clay    2011

500 Judaica    2010

Precious Metal Clay    2009

MAGazine    2008

FUSION    2008

New Directions in Metal Clay    2007

Ornament and Object: Canadian Metalwork and Jewellery    2005

Handmade IN Ontario    1990

US World And News Report    1985

Gold un Zilber, Uhren and Shmuck    1985