Kalman Gavriel Delmoor is an American born Scribe who sits in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Four Sephardic Synagogues.
In the Old City, Kalman creates Scribal art, interacts with tourists from all around the world, and runs scribal workshops.
Kalman learned to be a scribe from Rabbi Yair Eisenstock while studying in Otniel, a religious zionist yeshiva in the Hebron Hills of Israel.
After four years of Learning in Yeshiva, Kalman made Aliyah and drafted into the IDF, serving in the elite Paratrooper brigade for two years.
Kalman’s Love and passion for the hebrew letters made him practice diligently throughout his service and begin working as an independent scribe upon release.
Kalman began writing Ketubahs and small prayers while living in the Nachlaot Neighborhood of Jerusalem.
In Nachlaot, he also started working in collaboration with local artists and running community workshops.
He became acquainted with the Old City while working as a dorm counselor in Orayta, a one year Yeshiva program.
Kalman worked as a scribe in the Old City at an Artisans Gallery named ‘The Fifth Quarter’ before moving to the Four Sephardic Synagogues in 2016.
Kalman currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife Batyah.
“I focus my work on connecting content and imagery, micro and macro, in a smart and meaningful way that I hope can inspire people around the world.
So many Jews today find it difficult to connect with their tradition in a standard way of the old generations. I try to make the wisdom of our tradition come to life.
I aspire to help introduce the deep well of wisdom from the tradition to a progressive generation of holy seekers.”