Sanctify In Style With These 10 Kiddush Cups
Using a kiddush cup, rather than any cup or wine glass, is one of the many ways we distinguish Shabbat, holiday, and celebratory meals from ordinary everyday life. Often elegant and intricate, kiddush cups symbolize how special and festive Jewish celebrations are, as well as the distinction between the holy and the mundane.
A kiddush cup’s function may seem simple: a vessel that holds the wine that is blessed when someone recites kiddush. In reality, kiddush cups are so much more than that. Kiddush cups are a timeless and thoughtful gift for a bris, a baby naming ceremony, a bar or bat mitzvah, an engagement, or a wedding. Due to their sheer beauty, kiddush cups often become treasured family heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation. A gifted kiddush cup can also serve to remind your children and grandchildren of their place in the unbreakable chain of Jewish tradition.
The only requirement for a kiddush cup, according to Jewish law, is that it must hold at least 3.8 fluid ounces. Judaica artists utilize an array of colors, designs, materials, symbols, and motifs to create ethereal and unique kiddush cups that will become an essential part of your Shabbats and simchas for years to come.
We offer nearly 200 kiddush cups, each designed and created in the Land of Israel by a variety of local artists who blend the contemporary and the classic to create one-of-a-kind kiddush cups that you won’t find anywhere else.
We have handpicked 10 that demonstrate the creativity, splendor, and artistry of the designers we work with. Whether you're shopping for yourself or you're searching for the perfect gift, these kiddush cups are sure to become a treasured part of any Judaica collection.
Jerusalem-based Yair Emanuel is one of Israel's most popular Judaica artists, and for good reason. Adorned with "borei pri ha'gafen," the traditional blessing said over wine, this blue anodized aluminum modern kiddush cup comes with a matching saucer imprinted with the blessing recited during Friday night Kiddush before Shabbat dinner. Perfect for lovers of traditional and contemporary Judaica alike, this kiddush cup set is a timeless addition to any collection.
If Jerusalem is near and dear to your heart but you find yourself longing from a distance, this kiddush cup set is for you. Silver-plated, both the cup and saucer are adorned with an intricate gold-accented depiction of Jerusalem's Old City, including its iconic domed roofs, stone walls, and the nearby Montefiore Windmill. This special set is also a popular bat and bar mitzvah gift, demonstrating the unbroken chain of tradition between the Jewish people, our rituals, and our ancestral homeland.
Whether a relative is coming of age at their bat or bar mitzvah, a friend is completing the conversion process, or a loved one is getting married to their bashert, this sterling silver traditional kiddush cup is a gift that will stay with the lucky recipient throughout their Jewish journey. This cup can be personalized with a name or short message in either Hebrew or English. Don't fret if you don't know Hebrew: the ordering form gives you the option to write your desired personalization in English and have it translated and engraved in Hebrew.
This kiddush cup is quite literally one-of-a-kind, as each is hand-made in Israel according to traditional glassblowing techniques. Featuring a delicate white glass design on the top and a sterling silver-plated base, this cup doubles as a work of art that can be displayed in your home like any other piece of fine décor and is perfect to send to friends and family as an engagement or wedding gift.
The phrase "Sharing is caring" might not be found directly in the Torah, but it is certainly within the spirit of Shabbat and Jewish tradition. This anodized aluminum kiddush fountain, designed in Jerusalem by Yair Emanuel, disperses the kiddush wine into eight individual cups. Classy yet festive, this special fountain allows everyone to take part in kiddush and is sure to captivate the kids during holiday gatherings and Shabbat meals.
A second-generation Israeli from a Yemenite family, Shoham Simchi followed in the footsteps of his ancestors and began to train as a silversmith as a teen. Now a master of the craft, Simchi's unique craftsmanship is reflected in this original kiddush cup, which features an ornamental design along the top. The cup's stem is uniquely composed of filigree-adorned Klezmer musician figurines standing atop a tiered base, producing a stunning piece of Judaica enriched by layers of history and meaning.
Dazzle your guests on Shabbat and holidays with this aluminum kiddush cup. Made from nickel, the cup and its matching saucer has been hammered to give it a unique texture. Simple yet beautiful, the cup also features a colored band across its stem, available in your choice of three colors — blue, turquoise, or silver. As one of the more affordable pieces by Yair Emanuel, this kiddush cup is perfect for anyone on a budget who is seeking to expand their Judaica collection.
Much like Israel, this vibrant kiddush cup is where the ancient meets the modern. Handcrafted from ceramic, decorated with a captivating swirl of colors, and plated with elegant sterling silver, this unique cup features the word "Jerusalem" in an ancient Hebrew script. While this mesmerizing modern kiddush cup certainly makes for a sacred gift, you'll probably find yourself wanting one for your own home, too.
Handcrafted by Bier Judaica in Jerusalem, this hammered sterling silver traditional kiddush cup is one of our most popular. Boasting a hammered finish and a polished round base, the two pieces are connected by a brass cut-out of a Hebrew verse from the Book of Psalms (104:15) that translates to "Wine gladdens the heart of man." The interior is gold-plated in order to protect both the cup and the taste of the wine, ensuring your Shabbat meal will be just as meaningful as it is delectable.
If your aesthetic is the intersection of luxury and modernity, you should take this designer kiddush cup for a spin. Created by prominent Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, this 24K gold-plated cup is set within a revolving Lucite cylinder is decorated with a rainbow serigraph. When spun, this serigraph wondrously produces the image of a Star of David. In addition, the top of the cylinder is adorned with Agam's unique typography, which spells out the Hebrew blessing recited over wine when reflected onto the gold-plated cup.
To see the rest of the kiddush cups on offer to elevate the Shabbat experience, check out the full kiddush cup catalogue!