The Berman Family

Berman’s Bakery, founded in 1875 in Jerusalem, is one of the leading and largest bakeries in Israel, providing bread and pastries to hundreds of thousands of households across the country.

Berman’s incorporates traditions of baking with maintaining quality, offering a rich variety of breads: health-food breads and light breads, challah breads, pitas, rolls and a large assortment of cakes and cookies.

Berman’s Bakery spreads over 10,000 square meters in the industrial area of Givat Shaul in Jerusalem, and uses advanced technologies for producing, baking, slicing and packaging. The bakery has automatic and computerized production lines, each producing about 3,000 loafs of bread per hour, without any human contact throughout the processing stages.

Norway

1875

The Berman Family- Rabbi Todrus HaLevi Berman, with great knowledge of the Torah, his wife Kreshe and their sons Yehoshua and Eliyahu – made aliyah to Israel from Russia and settled in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. When they ran out of money, Kreshe started baking honey cakes and black bread and offered them to the pilgrims visiting the holy city. The smell and taste of the breads and cakes led the business to blossom. Yehoshua, the eldest son, joined his mother in the bakery. He worked relentlessly and saw blessing in his hard work.

About Berman

Norway

1880

Yehoshua became one of the first Jewish residents of Jerusalem to open a store beyond the walls, on Jaffa Street. The bakery’s products were transported using horses and mules and carriages bought from the Austrian army. The carriages were stamped with an anchor, the symbol of one of the Austrian army units. Over the years the anchor became Berman’s Bakery official trademark. With the expansion of the Jewish settlement outside the walls, the family of Rabbi Yehoshua Berman moved to Mea She’arim, where he built his house on an empty lot, and the bakery right beside it. It was the biggest bakery in Israel and the whole Middle East. Many rushed to see the new wonder – a modern and sophisticated bakery, as well as the generators that supplied electricity to the bakery and the house. With the business’ development, Yehoshua offered his brother Eliyahu Berman to join him as a partner, and the company received the name “J. and E. Berman”.

About Berman

Norway

1917-1948

Berman’s Bakery supplied the needs of the British army as well as the Jewish city. When the British left and the War of Independence began, Jerusalem became besieged, and a miserable time of rationing flour and gas began, which led to deprivation and even hunger. The proximity of the bakery to the Jordanian border, and the fact it became the main supply source to the besieged population, made the bakery a strategic target and many attempts were made to bomb it. Despite everything, the producing and baking work did not stop for a single day and the residents of besieged Jerusalem received a regular supply of bread.

About Berman

Norway

1948-1965

From the declaration of the state of Israel to 1965, Berman’s Bakery sold pastries throughout and around Jerusalem from the Mea She’arim factory.

About Berman

Norway

1965

The bakery moved into its new residence, on Beit Hadfus 24 in Jerusalem. Yitzchak Berman, a fourth generation of the baking legacy and one of the current owners of the bakery, joined the family business following his military service. After he spent years learning and gaining experience in all different tasks of the company, Yitzchak became the owner of the bakery his great-grandmother, Kreshe, started. Following the tradition of the family, the fifth generation of Bermans, Yitzchak’s daughters – Teda and Avital, as well as his son in law Gabi Mazurzski, joined the bakery working at different jobs in the company.

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1967

The bakery’s activity expanded outside of Jerusalem.

About Berman

Norway

1982

Yitzchak Berman became the majority shareholder of the company and dove into his grandfather’s shoes who owned two thirds of the bakery.

Norway

2001

Berman acquired Vadash Bakery as well as Lechem HaAretz Bakery, which specializes in specialty and premium breads.

About Berman

Norway

2007

Berman acquired Chen Bakery.

Norway

2008

Berman acquired Libo Bakery, which specializes in Russian style breads.

Norway

2018

The J. and E. Berman group has about 800 employees. Berman’s Bakery manufactures and supplies a wide variety of products to our clients and two factory stores. We also have a bread crumbs line and a batter manufacturing facility, with advanced new technology of automatic and computerized product lines without human intervention, starting with the flour, raw materials, kneading, processing, design, leavening, baking, cooling, slicing, packaging and loading. The company has a fleet of 135 trucks and a national distribution network, which is operated efficiently and in strict schedule to daily provide our fresh merchandise to more than 3,000 clients, from Kirya’t Shmona in the north to Eilat in the south.

The Berman Family

Berman’s Bakery, founded in 1875 in Jerusalem, is one of the leading and largest bakeries in Israel, providing bread and pastries to hundreds of thousands of households across the country.

Berman’s incorporates traditions of baking with maintaining quality, offering a rich variety of breads: health-food breads and light breads, challah breads, pitas, rolls and a large assortment of cakes and cookies.

Berman’s Bakery spreads over 10,000 square meters in the industrial area of Givat Shaul in Jerusalem, and uses advanced technologies for producing, baking, slicing and packaging. The bakery has automatic and computerized production lines, each producing about 3,000 loafs of bread per hour, without any human contact throughout the processing stages.

1875

The Berman Family- Rabbi Todrus HaLevi Berman, with great knowledge of the Torah, his wife Kreshe and their sons Yehoshua and Eliyahu – made aliyah to Israel from Russia and settled in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. When they ran out of money, Kreshe started baking honey cakes and black bread and offered them to the pilgrims visiting the holy city. The smell and taste of the breads and cakes led the business to blossom. Yehoshua, the eldest son, joined his mother in the bakery. He worked relentlessly and saw blessing in his hard work.

אודות מאפיית ברמן

1880

Yehoshua became one of the first Jewish residents of Jerusalem to open a store beyond the walls, on Jaffa Street. The bakery’s products were transported using horses and mules and carriages bought from the Austrian army. The carriages were stamped with an anchor, the symbol of one of the Austrian army units. Over the years the anchor became Berman’s Bakery official trademark. With the expansion of the Jewish settlement outside the walls, the family of Rabbi Yehoshua Berman moved to Mea She’arim, where he built his house on an empty lot, and the bakery right beside it. It was the biggest bakery in Israel and the whole Middle East. Many rushed to see the new wonder – a modern and sophisticated bakery, as well as the generators that supplied electricity to the bakery and the house. With the business’ development, Yehoshua offered his brother Eliyahu Berman to join him as a partner, and the company received the name “J. and E. Berman”.

אודות מאפיית ברמן

1917-1948

Berman’s Bakery supplied the needs of the British army as well as the Jewish city. When the British left and the War of Independence began, Jerusalem became besieged, and a miserable time of rationing flour and gas began, which led to deprivation and even hunger. The proximity of the bakery to the Jordanian border, and the fact it became the main supply source to the besieged population, made the bakery a strategic target and many attempts were made to bomb it. Despite everything, the producing and baking work did not stop for a single day and the residents of besieged Jerusalem received a regular supply of bread.

אודות מאפיית ברמן

1948-1965

From the declaration of the state of Israel to 1965, Berman’s Bakery sold pastries throughout and around Jerusalem from the Mea She’arim factory.

אודות מאפיית ברמן

1965

The bakery moved into its new residence, on Beit Hadfus 24 in Jerusalem. Yitzchak Berman, a fourth generation of the baking legacy and one of the current owners of the bakery, joined the family business following his military service. After he spent years learning and gaining experience in all different tasks of the company, Yitzchak became the owner of the bakery his great-grandmother, Kreshe, started. Following the tradition of the family, the fifth generation of Bermans, Yitzchak’s daughters – Teda and Avital, as well as his son in law Gabi Mazurzski, joined the bakery working at different jobs in the company.

1967

The bakery’s activity expanded outside of Jerusalem.

אודות מאפיית ברמן

1982

Yitzchak Berman became the majority shareholder of the company and dove into his grandfather’s shoes who owned two thirds of the bakery.

2001

Berman acquired Vadash Bakery as well as Lechem HaAretz Bakery, which specializes in specialty and premium breads.

אודות מאפיית ברמן

2007

Berman acquired Chen Bakery.

2008

Berman acquired Libo Bakery, which specializes in Russian style breads.

2018

The J. and E. Berman group has about 800 employees. Berman’s Bakery manufactures and supplies a wide variety of products to our clients and two factory stores. We also have a bread crumbs line and a batter manufacturing facility, with advanced new technology of automatic and computerized product lines without human intervention, starting with the flour, raw materials, kneading, processing, design, leavening, baking, cooling, slicing, packaging and loading. The company has a fleet of 135 trucks and a national distribution network, which is operated efficiently and in strict schedule to daily provide our fresh merchandise to more than 3,000 clients, from Kirya’t Shmona in the north to Eilat in the south.