JNF-USA’s Top 10 Chanukah Gifts with Meaning


New York, NY: November 24, 2020 - As Jewish communities around the world prepare to celebrate Chanukah and recall the heroic efforts of the Maccabees, Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) has made it easier than ever to find the perfect Chanukah gift while supporting the land and people of Israel through their Online Mitzvah Marketplace: Shop Israeli Goods through the JNF store.


Earlier this year, just days after tourism in Israel ceased due to the pandemic, JNF-USA established its Online Mitzvah Marketplace to support Israeli small businesses in Israel’s Negev and Galilee who had traditionally relied on tourist traffic. Through this initiative, American consumers can directly support Israeli small businesses in addition to JNF-USA’s philanthropic investments in Israel.


With dozens of products and experiences to choose from, here are the top 10 Chanukah gift ideas that are sure to bring light into someone’s life this holiday season:


#1 Odette Chocolate Boutique

Enjoy handmade chocolates and pralines from this specialized chocolate boutique


Odette Chocolate

#2 Kalderon Art – Designer Glass

Handmade glass at its finest. Shop this beautiful collection of handmade glass straight from the Galilee. Lead designer Danny Kalderon, a graduate of Bezalel Academy and founder of its Glass Studies program, brings the art of glassmaking to artistic plates, bowls, dishes and more


Kalderon Art


#3 Barbara Israel Fine Arts

Shop beautiful, limited edition prints depicting scenes from Israel


Barbara Israel Art


#4 Symbolic Jewels: Meran Shavit

Drawing on his inspiration and passion for Israeli coins and their biblical meaning, artist and jeweler Meran Shavit of the Western Galilee creates unique, hand-made rings, pendants and more from historic coins


Symbolic Jewels


#5 Kandu Wood N Groove

Musical Instruments: Kandu handmade percussion instruments introduce you to a new world of sound. A full range of drums - for every sound, and everyone from pros to students 


Kandu Wood


#6 Plant a tree for you or someone special

Planting trees in Israel is a beautiful way to show you care. Each tree ordered comes with a certificate of your choice, mailed to the recipient with your personal message 


Tree Cetificate


#7 Ayala Moriel Parfums

Shop this beautiful collection of perfumes created by master perfumer Ayala Moriel, who crafts beautiful and inspiring botanical perfumes that are world-renown for their artistry, storytelling, and integrity  


Ayala Moriel


#8 Hedva Klein Products

Hedva Klein collects old books whose pages are yellowing and turns them into artistic jewelry, adding colored paper or wooden beads. She is part of the ART 192 Gallery, a collective of 10 women artists from the Galilee 



Hedva Klein


#9 GalilEAT Products

GalilEAT, owned and run by Paul Nirens, offers Galilean home cooking workshops, winter wild green foraging in the fields, market tours, and culinary adventures in the Galilee, in cooperation with Jewish, Druze, and Arab neighbors 




#10 Be Inscribed

Become a part of history. Inscribe a letter, word, or portion of a Torah being written on top of Masada 




For more information, email info@jnf.org or call 800.JNF.0099.



Media inquiries: Stefan Oberman, JNF-USA Director of Communications. E: soberman@jnf.org.

P: 212.879.9305 x222.


About Jewish National Fund-USA 

JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure for ecology, special needs, and heritage preservation.