Hadas Lahav

“All our business activity is aimed at supporting women, sustainability, and modernization of the fields”: ARTOLIO beneficiary ‘Syndianna of Galilee’


Born in a kibbutz near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, Hadas has been working on various agricultural projects since she was very young. She is the CEO and one of the founders of “Sindyanna of Galilee”, a fair trade association of Arab and Jewish women created in 1996. Sindyanna develops sustainable agriculture methods (especially for olive groves), produces and sells high-quality organic olive oil.

hadas 45 ARTOLIO Best AOVE, EVOO, Extra virgin olive oil

Combining local tradition, modern know-how and excellent olive varieties, her team can produce balanced, premium olive oils that offer distinctive character, satisfying bitterness, tingling spiciness and a unique peppery flavor that lingers on the palate. Her organic olive oils (Extra Peaceful OO) include Barne’a, Coratina and Suri cultivars. As for Sindyanna’s house blend (Extra Unified OO), it is composed of oils from their fair trade olive groves. Contains Barne’a, Coratina and Picual varieties.

hadas 4 bottles extra peaceful ARTOLIO Best AOVE, EVOO, Extra virgin olive oilThe olives used for her award-winning organic and extra virgin olive oils are grown in olive groves located amidst the hills and valleys of the Galilee in northern Israel. The organic olive groves in the village of Deir Hanna are the first certified by an international organic certifier in the area. The olives are picked from the trees and, within hours of harvesting, are cold pressed and stored in airtight churns to capture their fresh flavor and aroma. Her team stores, packs and sells the olive oil from their organic and fair trade warehouse in Cana of Galilee.

hadas old trees ARTOLIO Best AOVE, EVOO, Extra virgin olive oilHadas Lahav participates as a beneficiary of the ARTOLIO project, funded by the European Union under the ENI program.