Ishai's Family | In loving memory of Ishai Zeldner

Ishai Zeldner lost his life to brain cancer on June 17, 2018.

He developed his love of Israel fresh out of college in his early 20's after leaving his hometown of Buffalo, New York. He decided to pursue adventure by living on Kibbutz Beit HaShita in Israel which he called home and filled with the people he called family. The kibbutz specialized in the production of several agricultural products, including fish, cattle, cotton, melon grapefruit, olives, and...honey! On the kibbutz he learned beekeeping from the veteran beekeeper Yusuf Gidron . This relationship helped forge his future path first as a commercial beekeeper in Northern California motivating him to study beekeeping at the University of California at Davis. While living in Winters, California he decided to bottle his own honey and formed a company called Moon Shine Trading Company specializing in pure varietal honey and fruit spreads. Over 35 years later, Ishai’s company has expanded and is now called Z Specialty Food.

Ishai leaves his wife Amina Harris and children Shoshana, Joshua and daughter-in law Rowan.

His dream was to buy an electric bike in Israel. We hope you can help us achieve his goal. Thank you so much!

Amina Harris

Shoshana Zeldner

Joshua Zeldner and Rowan Boswell

Michele Zeldner and Ian Wachstein

Iris Shur



Funds raised: $789 of $1,800


Thank you donors
kenneth firestein : $72
Paula Levine : $25
Steven Schwartzbach : $100
Old college friends remembering a kind thoughtful person. May his memory be a blessing. Steven and Elaine Schwartzbach
Jason Friend : $118
Jamie Beth Fleischner : $118
with love from jamie, michael, samantha & alex
Arthur Cohn : $54
Dear Michele and Ian, Please know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this sad time of the loss of your dear brother. May Ishai's memory always be for a blessing.
Carol Loew : $36
Expressing my sadness at the loss of such a wonderful man. May his memory always be a blessing.
Terri Hesseltine : $25
Condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with you.
Heidi & Bob Smith : $72
Alan Lustiger : $36
Barbara Vaccai : $36
In loving memory of Ishai.
Larry Aronoff : $36
Michelle Folkman : $36
Dear Michele, Ian, and family, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and heart are with you at this very sad time. Michelle Folkman
Joyce Branfman : $25
Dear Michele, Ian, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you at this very sad time. Love, Lynn and Alan Branfman
In loving memory of Ishai Zeldner
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