Three years ago, Chaya moved to the Gush Etzion in order to help with a project dedicated to the memory of the three boys kidnapped and murdered near the locale in 2014. A friend in the area told her about a Hug Ba’yit (house gathering) with Rav Hanan, Ali, and others. Roots was beginning to establish itself then, and Chaya grew enthusiastic about its vision. She became an active participant and leader in 2016. Currently, she is coordinating the Israeli side of the photography workshop for Israeli and Palestinian women. Additionally, she participates in Roots’ evening get-togethers (Café Shorashim) and takes part in staff meetings. Outside of Roots, Chaya is a student of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University, as well as a lecturer and blogger about Jewish life in Judea and Samaria. Her involvement in transforming the conflict also extends beyond Roots; she is a member of the Israeli “Friends of Jahalin” initiative to assist Beduin communities, particularly women and children, in the Judean Desert, which face demolition threats by Israeli authorities.