In 2016, Channan Tzvi (Kenny) started collecting Hamsas and began his journey reconnecting to his Jewish Culture via the appreciation of this ancient symbol from a design based approach. The Hamsa symbols enriched Kenny’s life by providing a pathway that encouraged him to explore his Judaism and ancestry in a way he had not thought possible.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, while living in New York, he began utilizing common Hamsa charms as a meditative art form, gluing Hamsas together to create different sculptural objects. Hamsas of Munkatch was formalized in 2022, and the items on this website are further adaptations of that initial #JewishJoy