Sahar’s Café and Wine Bar

I’m Sahar, I own two businesses: Jacob Montefiore, a cafe, and Ya’akov, a wine bar & shop. Unfortunately, our operations were interrupted when the war broke out. I flew back from my honeymoon in South Africa and I’ve been serving in the reserves in the south, as have our managers. As a result, both businesses were closed for 26 days.

My impact loan status:

$26,957 / $26,957
Meet Sahar Wysotsky

Micro lending, Macro Impact

To overcome the challenges posed by this disruption, we are seeking assistance to establish an effective cash flow management system and to complete necessary renovations. Your support will not only aid in the recovery of our businesses but also contribute to the resilience and sustainability of our establishments.

My business - My spark

I own two establishments. The first, Jacob Montefiore, is a cafe with a lovely garden located on Montefiore Street. The second, Ya’akov in Nachala, is a wine bar and wine shop situated on Nachalat Binyamin Street.

The inspiration for the name Ya’akov came from a heartfelt conversation with my father nearly a year ago, just two months before he passed away. Seeking his blessing, I asked if it was permissible to name the business after him, and he graciously agreed. Unfortunately, he passed away a week and a half before the official opening, making these businesses a tribute to him.

The initial setup incurred significant costs, and I embarked on this endeavor solo initially, later joined by Tal and Yonatan a few months into the process. Currently, both businesses operate under my father’s name. To ensure proper cash flow management and to complete the renovation expenses for Jacob’s property, we are seeking a loan to support these crucial aspects of the businesses. Your assistance will contribute significantly to the success and continued growth of Jacob Montefiore and Ya’akov in Nachala.

A few more words

I’m Sahar Wisotsky, 35 years old and happily married to Einat since our wedding this year. As an only child, I was born in Kibbutz Megiddo, where my mother, who is facing advanced dementia, resides. Currently, I call Tel-Aviv my home. Tragically, my father passed away in 2022 – the business was named in his honor. 


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Israel is at war

Small Israeli businesses need your support now more than ever. SparkIL has expanded the eligibility for recieving a loan to any business that has been affected by the war