Top 13 Judaica Gifts for Moms
Jewish tradition strongly reveres mothers, and we all know the connection between a mother and child is unbreakable even in adulthood. If you're looking for a special way to honor the strong woman who raised you, a Jewishly inspired gift such as a beautiful piece of Judaica or home décor is the perfect way to show your appreciation for your mom and the traditions and heritage she has passed on to you. And of course, the only thing better than a thoughtful Jewish gift is a thoughtful Jewish gift that's designed and crafted in Israel!
We have a selection of beautiful Judaica gifts for moms, and to make your shopping even easier, we've put together our top suggestions of incredible pieces from some of Israel’s best designers!
If you're looking for a piece of Judaica that will double as a work of art when not in use, this colorful glass challah tray is the perfect gift for mom! Designed by renowned Jerusalem-based contemporary artist Jordana Klein, the tray is adorned with Shabbat candles and a challah among a gorgeous scene of vibrant, flowing colors. With its artistic blend of color, contemporary design, and traditional Jewish motifs, this challah board is sure to impress both your mom and her guests whenever she hosts Shabbat dinner.
One of the most beloved women's Jewish traditions is lighting shabbat and holiday candles, reserved for the female matriarch of the home, which makes this handmade glass candleholder set a meaningful and fitting gift for any Jewish mother. 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 is sure to impress your mom and will make her every shabbat special and beautiful!
This striking, minimalist wall hanging is made out of stainless steel and features a short but poignant Hebrew home blessing: "BaBayit Zeh Tishreh Ahava Bracha Shefa Parnassa Simcha Shalom" ("In this house shall dwell love, blessing, plenty, livelihood, joy, and peace"). Made by prominent Israeli artist Dorit Judaica, this piece is sure to stand out in any room and bring a touch of both traditional faith and stylish contemporary design.
Give your mom the key essentials she needs for a festive shabbat meal with this chic challah gift set! The set includes a wooden challah board, a matching challah knife, and a beautifully embroidered challah cover - all from renowned Jerusalem-based artist Yair Emanuel. The challah board is inscribed with the Hebrew words of the traditional Jewish blessing over bread, while the challah cover features an intricate floral and pomegranate design along with the word "Shabbat" in Hebrew. Stylish and meaningful, this set is an unbeatable gift for your Jewish mom!
This vibrant, handcrafted Kiddush cup with matching saucer is the perfect fusion of Jewish tradition and modern style! It's made from variegated blue glass and elegantly accented with sterling silver plating, utilizing beautiful Israeli craftsmanship and a classic silhouette with a unique look. It will be a thoughtful and gorgeous addition to your mom's Judaica collection, and help her usher in every shabbat and holiday in style.
Round out your mom's Judaica collection with another stunning blue-and-silver set: this wonderful handcrafted Havdalah set from the Land of Israel, that'll help her start each new week in style! Set upon an elegant blue dish are a Kiddush cup, candlestick, and spice box, each hand-crafted from variegated blue glass and sterling silver. This meaningful gift will add a piece of modern style to your mom's home and make her think fondly of you every time she uses it.
Your mom will love adding a touch of elegance to her shabbat and holiday meals, with this sleek and classy handwashing cup from Jerusalem, to be used for the ritual washing of hands known as netilat yadayim. The conveniently double-handed cup is adorned with the Hebrew words netilat yadayim as well as a marbled design in a choice of elegant colors. This beautiful and practical piece of Judaica is sure to be cherished and lovingly used for years to come!
If you're looking to gift your mom a luxurious piece of Judaica that's sure to become a family heirloom, look no further than this polished sterling silver Kiddush cup! The elegant design features a classic silhouette, a polished finish, and an elegant filigree motif running along both the rounded base and the bottom of the cup. A matching saucer is available at an additional cost to prevent spillage, while the interior of the cup is gold-plated in order to ensure the integrity of the cup and to maintain the taste of the wine. An unbeatable gift from the Land of Israel for the most important woman in your life!
Surprise your mom with a beautiful Hanukkah menorah that'll double as a stylish and meaningful piece of home décor year-round, with this modern nickel menorah from the Land of Israel. Seamlessly blending a traditional arched shape with modern design influences, the elegant metal menorah is decorated along its eight curved branches with a vibrantly colored enamel finish, in an array of colors for you to choose from to suit your gift recipient's personal style.
Every Jewish home needs a Tanach or Hebrew Bible, and whether your mom takes part in regular Torah study or is simply connecting with her Jewish heritage, she will surely treasure this magnificent Bible from renowned Israeli religious publisher Koren Jerusalem. One of the most highly acclaimed Hebrew-English Bibles ever published, it features a modern translation by leading Biblical scholars, an easy-to-read Hebrew font, and an array of helpful annotations, maps, charts, and illustrations. It makes the perfect Jewish gift for your Jewish mom!
If your mom travels often and likes to light shabbat candles wherever she is, she'll need this convenient, foldable shabbat candlestick set! 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 genuine Swarovski stones in your choice of red or blue. The foldable pomegranate opens up into two candleholders and comes with two tealight candles. Beautiful, convenient, and practical, this set will lighten up your mom's shabbats wherever she goes!
Another must-have from prominent Jerusalem-based artist Yair Emanuel is this beautiful anodized aluminum tzedakah box. Help your mom conveniently set aside money for charity (tzedakah) while connecting to Jewish values, with a stylish and meaningful piece! The box features an elegant hammered finish along with a gorgeous metal cut-out depicting the Holy City of Jerusalem. Pick one of several vibrant colors, for a beautiful blend of tradition and modern design that is sure to be loved for years to come.
This siddur or book of traditional Jewish prayers will offer your mother a beautiful way to connect with her spiritual side, not only in the prayer itself but in the ornate visuals of Israeli artist Enya Tamar Keshet. With both English and Hebrew, this is book captures the uniquely feminine beauty in prayer, containing many passages traditionally only recited by women. A wonderful companion for every shabbat and Jewish holiday, your mom is sure to fall in love with this exceptional prayer book!
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