In 1882, Michael and Malka Chamiletzki took their first steps in Zichron Yaakov after emigrating from Lithuania. Michael was chosen by Baron Rothschild to plant vineyards in the region, and the harmonious and deep relationship between the family, the land, and the vineyard began from that day on. The family settled in nearby Shefaya, now surrounded by vineyards, and began to cultivate the land and grow vines. In 1925, the family hosted poet Chaim Nahman Bialik. To thank them for their warm hospitality, he suggested they adopt the name “Tishbi” – the acronym of Toshav Shefaya B’Eretz-Israel (resident of Shefaya in the Land of Israel).