Chava Alberstein (born December 8, 1947 in Szczecin, Poland) is an Israeli singer, lyricist, composer, musical arranger and an actress. She is one of the most important Israeli singers, with a career spanning more than forty years. Chava Alberstein was born in the town of Szczecin in Northern Poland. She came to Israel at age four, and grew up in Kiryat Chaim. In 1964, when she was 17, a nightclub appearance in Jaffa led to a CBS recording contract.