Modern Challah Covers & Jewish Bread Covers for Shabbat (2017)

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Shabbat Challah Covers

Everything is ready for Kiddush.

The wine is poured…

Your Challah is ready for Hamotzi…

But wait a sec!

What about the challah cover? You almost forgot, didn’t you?

Just kidding… if you’re reading this, you probably haven’t forgotten…

Since you’re looking for some Jewish bread covers for your hot & delicious challah, what do you say we take a look at the best Challah covers you can get for your Shabbat table?

Best Challah Covers

Let me tell you this: all of the Jewish bread covers I chose here are great. But there are those few that truly stood out among the rest, and I believe they deserve to be rewarded…

What are those mystery Jewish Challah covers?

These are the best Challah covers from each category:

Modern Challah CoversPersonalized Challah CoversLeather Challah CoversUnique Challah Covers Velvet Challah Covers
Top Modern Cover Top Personalized Cover Top Leather Cover Top Unique Cover Top Velvet Cover
Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Challah Cover - 7 Species GoldYair Emanuel Raw Silk Challah Cover - 7 Species GoldCustom Embroidered Challah Cover by Anna EmbroideryCustom Embroidered Challah Cover by Anna EmbroideryLeather Challah Cover with White FlowersLeather Challah Cover with White FlowersFlowers & Pomegranates: Yair Emanuel Fully Embroidered Challah Cover (Sunset)Flowers & Pomegranates: Yair Emanuel Fully Embroidered Challah Cover (Sunset)Navy Blue Velvet Shabbat Shalom Embroidered Challah CoverNavy Blue Velvet Shabbat Shalom Embroidered Challah Cover
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Modern Challah Covers (Embroidered)

Shabbat bread covers have an important role: to cover the Challah before Hamotzi.

But if you’re reading this, then you know that if covering your Challah with a plain-old, white Challah bread cover is a waste. Why choose a boring Jewish bread cover when you can choose a beautiful, artistic & modern Challah bread cover that is also a piece of art?

The answer is: you shouldn’t.

Let’s look at the best, modern & embroidered Challah covers our creative Jewish minds have to offer.

Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Challah Cover – 7 Species Gold

Top Modern Cover

Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Challah Cover - 7 Species Gold

This gorgeous, bestselling Shabbat bread cover features the “seven species” of Israel, and it does so with a beautiful touch of color & quality materials (raw silk). It’ll definitely add light & color to your Shabbat & holiday table.

The words Shabbat Veyom Tov are embroidered in Hebrew, which will add a touch of tradition & Israel to your table.

A beautiful Challah bread cover and our top pick for the modern Challah covers category.

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Yair Emanuel Challah Cover with a Floral Pattern in Raw Silk 

Yair Emanuel Challah Cover with a Floral Pattern in Raw Silk

Every holiday can use a spark of good old Jewish tradition. After all, the one thing in common every big Jewish holiday (and Shabbat) has is that it’s filled with unique Jewish traditions & customs. This needlepoint Challah cover pattern represents exactly that.

It will definitely bring a unique color and design to the to your holiday table.

If you appreciate good art, then this challah bread cover design can easily become your main table centerpiece, one you’ll look forward to showcasing every single Shabbat & holiday.

Tip: This Shabbat challah cover craft also makes a great gift for a Jewish hostess.

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Yair Emanuel Machine Embroidery Challah Cover – Floral Oriental

Yair Emanuel Machine Embroidery Challah Cover - Floral Oriental

This Challah bread cover is different.

How?

It has a unique, minimalistic design without a lot of color fuss.

This minimalistic approach the famous Israeli artist took here puts the focus on the perfect embroidery & needlepoint.

The subtle design travels through the silk and gives the bread cover (and the bread itself) a royal feeling… just as our wonderful Shabbat does.

A very soft, high quality & traditional Shabbat challah bread cover that will make you feel like you’re doing Hamotzi in Jerusalem.

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Raw Silk Appliqued Challah Cover – The Creation

Raw Silk Appliqued Challah Cover - The Creation

This Shabbat & Yom Tov Jewish Challah bread cover design tells a story… Probably the most famous story in our long Jewish history – the days of creation, and it does so with deep attention to detail. 

The variety of hues & colors in this Challah bread cover embrace the beauty of the god’s creation. When they say that one portrait can tell an entire story, you realize it’s true when you cover your challah with this cover.

A beautiful decorative piece in any Jewish home.

Tip: A great gift for a Jewish wedding or any of the big Jewish holidays (Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Sukkot…)

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Recommended: The best Challah boards for your brand new Challah cover.

Personalized & Custom Challah Covers

You know what’s even better than a Shabbat Challah bread cover?

A personalized Challah cover, custom-made especially for someone you love.

When you spend that extra effort into finding a gift for someone that has their name on it, it makes the gift truly special & memorable.

Let’s personalize…

Custom Embroidered Challah Cover by Anna Embroidery

Top Personalized Cover

Custom Embroidered Challah Cover by Anna Embroidery

If you’re looking to gift someone a personalized Challah cover, then this is definitely the way to go.

Whether for a Jewish housewarming, or a gift for your spouse for your own Shabbat table – this fantastic, cotton velvet challah cover will definitely fit the bill.

Choose the colors for the fabric, add a personalized blessing, and you just got a fantastic gift any Jewish family will love.

Note: Can be ironed on the reverse side & hand-washed in warm water or dry cleaned.

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Knit Personalized Celebration Challah Cover

 Knit Personalized Celebration Challah Cover

Remember the good old days, where you would personally knit hand-made gifts for your loved ones?

Well, the good old days are still here!

This beautiful cover for the Jewish Challah bread is an ideal Jewish wedding gift, housewarming gift or fill-in-the-blanks gift.

The word “Shabbat” is knitted in Hebrew, as well as the names you would like to personalize it for.

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Custom Dove Embroidered Shabbat Challah Cover

Custom Dove Embroidered Shabbat Challah Cover 

How do you bring peace?

Send someone a personalized Challah cover with a big white dove.

Perhaps that will bring peace to the middle east? Hard to believe…but it will definitely bring a smile to your recipient’s face every Shabbos, so let’s start small… 

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Leather Challah Covers

Getting a Shabbat Challah cover is one thing, but getting a leather Challah cover is a whole different ball game.

It’s not easy to find high-quality leather Challah bread covers… Thankfully, I’ve done the heavy lifting for you, and found the best leather Challah bread cover designs your money can buy…

Leather Challah Cover with White Flowers

Top Leather Cover

Leather Challah Cover with White Flowers

Now, this is truly something special…

Not every day you get to see such a remarkable leather Challah cover.

Made from durable leather and three-dimensional white flowers, this unique Challah cover from Israel is a must-have if you’re after a leather Shabbat challah cover, doesn’t matter if it’s for your own Shabbat table or a gift to one of your loved ones.

This original piece of art was made by the talented Israeli artist Uziel Navah, who specializes in leather art design.

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Challah Cover Faux Leather with Border Stripes

Challah Cover Faux Leather with Border Stripes

Another beautiful leather Shabbat & Yom Tov Challah cover.

Made from faux leather, and has “Shabbat & Yom Tov” written in the center of the cover (in gold).

According to Rikmat Elimelech, the designer of this beautiful leather cover, they created this Challah cover to add beauty & grace to any Shabbos or Yom Tov (Rosh Hashanah, Passover etc’) table.

Tip: It’s available in 3 unique colors: tan, dark cherry or dark brown.

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Grey Leather Challah Cover with Bright Pomegranates 

Grey Leather Challah Cover with Bright Pomegranates

You didn’t think I would suggest leather Challah covers and leave Yair Emanuel out, now did you?

As usual, Yair Emanuel has stepped up and created a magnificent gray leather Challah cover, with extraordinary bright pomegranates embroidered all over it.

Like many other Yair Emanuel’s designs, the colors in this beautiful piece of art are very vivid and come to life.

This Shabbat Challah cover is pretty cheap, and can potentially become a family heirloom you can pass down to your next generations.

Tip: A great wedding gift or housewarming gift for your children or loved ones.

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Unique Challah Covers 

You’re looking for a unique needlepoint Challah cover…  

Something that once you put it on the Shabbat dinner table, instantly grabs everyone’s attention.

I get it…

Trust me, with these Shabbat bread covers, they won’t forget who got them their unique Challah cover for a very long time…

Flowers & Pomegranates: Yair Emanuel Fully Embroidered Challah Cover (Sunset)

Top Unique Cover

Flowers & Pomegranates: Yair Emanuel Fully Embroidered Challah Cover (Sunset)

This Challah cover craft has a uniquely complex, yet flawless look.

The vivid colors & fully embroidered pomegranates forest scene add an eye-catching distinction to the Shabbat table.

A very unique (it was chosen as the top unique cover for a reason) & original conversation starter, that’s for sure…

And yes, it’s durable enough to hold up for regular holiday use. 

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Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Embroidered Challah Cover with Jerusalem Design

Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Embroidered Challah Cover with Jerusalem Design

Oneg Shabbat: the pleasure of Shabbat. That’s what this hand-embroidered, contemporary & relatively cheap Challah cover represents (it’s also what the text says in Hebrew), and it’s what you’ll remember every time you glance at it.

This one has a much “cleaner” design than the previous unique Challah cover.

Part challah cover, part piece of art.

Bottom line – yet another authentic & traditional Jewish masterpiece by the amazing Yair Emanuel.

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Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Challah Cover – Doves with Pomegranates

Yair Emanuel Raw Silk Challah Cover - Doves with Pomegranates

Righteousness, prosperity & wisdom. That’s what the pomegranate & dove symbols represent.

This Challah cover, made from raw silk, has all three… so you’re set for life. 

Just kidding…but still, the eternal Jewish symbols of prosperity, righteousness, and freedom on your Shabbat table? Not a bad idea to have those on your Shabbat table.

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Velvet Challah Covers

Velvet Challah covers have something special to them.

They have a special spiritual & soothing feel to them. So, it totally makes sense to get velvet Judaica Challah covers… after all, they’re popular for a reason.

Navy Blue Velvet Shabbat Shalom Embroidered Challah Cover 

Top Velvet Cover

Navy Blue Velvet Shabbat Shalom Embroidered Challah Cover

Well, speaking of a spiritual feeling… You can see what I’m talking about right here.

This custom-embroidered navy blue velvet Challah cover, featuring the Shabbat candles you just lit, the beautiful Star of David and the “Shabbat Shalom” writing, is a natural fit for any Jewish Shabbat table.

Tip: You can personalize this Challah cover with a custom family name, and gift it to someone you love.

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Crushed Velvet Custom Embroidered Challah Cover

Crushed Velvet Custom Embroidered Challah Cover

Another gorgeous challah cover craft, made of crushed velvet.

Handmade & Custom embroidered by Caryn Mayersohn, owner of “MyTallis” a US-based Jewish shop for custom Jewish items.

Perfect for any Jewish holiday (where there’s Hamotzi involved), or as a Jewish gift for a special occasion.

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Summary

Sure, the cover for the Challah has an important role – covering our Jewish bread on the Shabbat table.

But it can be much more than that.

It can be a symbol… a beautiful piece of art that adds a special feel to your dinner table.

All you have to do is choose the right challah bread cover…  and I hope I was able to help you do that.

I’m curious, which of these challah covers did you like best?

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