One of the most universal Jewish traditions, celebrated and observed by Jews all over the world of varying backgrounds, is the lighting of candles to welcome in Shabbat or holidays.

Many families have special candlestick holders that are only used for Shabbat and holidays, and that serve a dual purpose: utility and beauty. Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect wedding, housewarming, engagement, or Bar/Bat Mitzvah gift, our expansive collection of Shabbat candlesticks has something for everyone!

For many people a pair of candlesticks is the definition of Shabbat - and the most important item in a Jewish home - so we’ve picked the best Shabbat candlesticks from Israeli artists that you're sure to love, spanning every style and budget:

1. Handmade Sterling Silver Shabbat Candlesticks With Filigree Design

For a luxurious piece of Judaica that your family will lovingly pass on from generation to generation, look no further than these majestic, handcrafted silver candlesticks from Shoham Yemenite Art! Each of these elegant candlesticks boasts a polished finish and intricate filigree designs, and is handmade according to traditional methods by famous master craftsman Shoham Simchi in his Jerusalem-area workshop. You or a lucky gift recipient will love illuminating every shabbat with both style and tradition with these special candlesticks.

2. Handmade Glass and Sterling Silver-Plated Shabbat Candlesticks

This handmade glass candleholder set is a meaningful and fitting gift for anyone who loves to light shabbat candles, combining beautiful craftsmanship with traditional materials and modern design. Made from glass and plated with sterling silver along the top and bottom, each candlestick is decorated with a magnificent multicolored design. This exquisite set from the Land of Israel will make every shabbat special and beautiful!

3. Royal White Jerusalem Stone Shabbat Candlesticks Set

If you or someone special in your life lights candles every shabbat and loves the Land of Israel, they'll appreciate this stunning candlestick set made out of authentic, white Jerusalem Stone quarried in the Judean hills. Masterfully crafted by local Israeli artisans, this elegant set features two candlesticks with a matching tray that's engraved with the Hebrew words "Shabbat Kodesh" (Holy Sabbath).

4. Armenian Ceramic Shabbat Candlesticks Set

Give the sanctity of shabbat a distinctly Middle Eastern flavor with this awesome Armenian ceramic shabbat candlesticks set, handmade in Jerusalem. It includes two delightfully decorated candlesticks and a matching colorful tray with the word "Shabbat" in English and Hebrew. All pieces are exquisitely hand-painted with a traditional Armenian ceramic floral pattern in beautiful bold colors. Whether for yourself or a gift for someone else, this set will be treasured for years to come!

5. Yair Emanuel Handmade Tree of Life Shabbat Candlesticks

The Tree of Life is a timeless Jewish symbol, and this set of Tree of Life shabbat candlesticks by Yair Emanuel will bring this special Biblical theme to your every shabbat and holiday candle lighting. Made from stainless steel and copper, you'll love the attention to detail with the candlesticks' stems made to resemble trees with roots, branches, and even gold-colored leaves and birds. Adorn your own home with this unique set, or surprise a loved one with an unforgettable gift for a holiday, housewarming, or Bat Mitzvah celebration.

6. Jordana Klein Shabbat Table Glass Tray For Shabbat Candlesticks

Once you have shabbat candlesticks you love, check out this magnificent shabbat tray by Jordana Klein to make your candle lighting even more festive! Handmade in Jerusalem, this tempered glass tray is both functional and beautiful, with stunning artwork featuring two candles and a loaf of challah set against a sea of vibrant colors. You'll be able to catch any wax drippings from your shabbat candles and keep your lighting area clean, while adding a pop of color and unique Israeli artwork to your ritual.

7. Jerusalem Stone Ten Commandments Shabbat Candlesticks

Choose from either white or red shades of natural Jerusalem Stone, and bring home a piece of the Land of Israel and Biblical motifs with these unique shabbat candlesticks! Two golden candleholders sit atop stone wings that are reminiscent of the metaphorical kanfei nesharim – eagles’ wings – that are said to protect and carry the Jewish nation, featuring a Western Wall-inspired design and standing on a stone base. A replica of the Biblical Ten Commandments tablets stands in the middle, for an additional touch of Jewish faith.

8. Handcrafted Sterling Silver Filigree Shabbat Candlesticks with Klezmer Musicians

Celebrate shabbat and the holidays like never before with this amazing pair of candlesticks from Shoham Yemenite Art! Handcrafted from sterling silver, these unique shabbat candlesticks combine the traditional Yemenite art of filigree with an Eastern European Hasidic klezmer design. The stem of one candlestick boasts the image of klezmer accordionist while the other features a klezmer violinist. The eye-catching design and unbeatable craftsmanship will make this a much-appreciated Judaica gift for a wedding, housewarming, birthday, or anniversary.

9. Yair Emanuel Textured Nickel Candlesticks

Add an element of contemporary art and sleek modernity to your shabbat rituals with these stunning nickel candlesticks from famous Israeli Judaica artist Yair Emanuel! They boast a chic hammered finish and elegant tapered shape, and are adorned with contrasting rings in your choice of color. Sure to become treasured shabbat Judaica items, these candlesticks will be an eye-catching piece of home décor in addition to illuminating your sabbath.

10. Danon Pomegranate Travel Candlesticks 

For anyone who travels often and wants a reminder of shabbat wherever they go, this convenient, foldable shabbat candlestick set is a must-have! Crafted from silver-plated pewter by renowned Israeli design studio Danon, this pomegranate-shaped set is decorated with an elegant floral design and accented with delicate, genuine Swarovski red stones. The foldable pomegranate opens up into two candleholders and comes with two tealight candles, with the option to add a pack of 50 tealight candles to take you through the rest of the year. Beautiful, convenient, and practical, this set will lighten up your shabbat wherever you go!

Shop the rest of our traditional and modern Shabbat Candlesticks here!