The table is set…
The candles are lit…
Shabbat is officially in. You can relax now and have Shabbat dinner with your family after a long week.
Hold on there tiger! First things first:
- First, we do Kiddush.
- Then, we do Hamotzi.
- …And only then, you can dig into the delicious food.
Now, for a proper Hamotzi, you need a proper Shabbat Challah tray, right?
So today, I’m going to help you find a brand new modern Challah board that makes your stomach even more excited than it already is …
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Top Challah Boards
Here’s a quick glimpse of the best Challah boards that can upgrade any Shabbat table.
|Modern Challah Board||Wooden Challah Board||Glass Challah Board||Silver Challah Board||Personalized Challah Board|
|Top Modern Board||Top Wood Board||Top Glass Board||Top Silver Board||Top Personalized Board|
|Hamotzi: Genuine Jerusalem Stone Challah Board – Caesarea Arts||Yair Emanuel Wooden Challah Board, Knife & Stand - Jerusalem||Painted Stainless Steel Challah Board: Pomegranates||Godinger Silver Art Golden Frost Challah Board & Knife Set||Custom Original Glass Art Challah Board|
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Why did they make the cut (or in this case, slice)? What’s so special about them? You’re about to find out…
Modern Challah Boards
You can get a standard Challah cutting board for $5-$10 and call it a day.
If that’s what you’re looking for, then you may want to skip this section…
Because the whole point of modern Challah boards is that they’re NOT standard. They’re unique, artistic, and yes, they’re usually more expensive.
But if you’re a person of taste – then this probably sounds exactly like what you’re looking for.
If you’re thinking: “My new challah plate is about to occupy some kitchen real-estate, so I might as well choose a beautiful one.”
Because just like actual real estate – we want our kitchen real estate to look nice.
Hamotzi: Genuine Jerusalem Stone Challah BoardTop Modern Board
When was the last time you made Hamotzi in the Western Wall (Kotel)?
Unfortunately, logistics get in the way… It’s not always possible to spend hundreds of dollars on a plane ride to Ben Gurion airport and enjoy a nice Shabbat in Jerusalem.
Well, maybe you don’t have to… Caesarea Art’s lovely Jerusalem stone Challah board might get you close enough. If not physically, then certainly emotionally.
A unique work of art that gives you something to look towards before on Shabbat and other Jewish holidays.
Caesarea Arts Waves Challah Board
Caesarea Arts? Back to back? They must be doing something right…
Indeed, they are.
This elegant, contemporary wave-shaped Challah board is made in Israel, It’s made of lightweight, scratch-resistant porcelain base with aluminum decorations on the sides.
Note: Attached to the board (with magnets) is a small aluminum salt dish to make the Hamotzi straightforward without any other necessary equipment.
Plus, if you zoom in on the picture, you’ll notice the light Hamotzi blessing engraved at the bottom… so you can skip the Siddur and read the blessing directly from the Challah plate 🙂
A gorgeous & extremely well-thought Challah cutting board for your Shabbat & holiday table.
Tip: The knife is optional.
Spode Judaica Challah Tray With Wooden Insert (Large)
Spode is known for their popular ceramic Judaica items, and they didn’t disappoint their fans and collectors and also designed a fabulous Challah plate as well.
Just like most of their Judaica, Spode designed their modern Challah board after Israel’s flag blue & white – what also became Spode’s signature design over the years.
Made of high-quality earthenware and is pretty big in size…so big in fact, that you can serve almost anything with this ceramic Shabbat Challah plate, not just bread.
If you have a few other Spode pieces in your kitchen, or if you know someone who does – then you just found a Jewish Challah tray to complete the collection.
Tip: Dishwasher and microwave safe.
Classic Touch Marble Challah Board with Bamboo Handles
A marble Challah cutting board with a classic touch. And no, that’s not just a description of the board, it’s also the name of the designer.
Classic Touch Decor’s exceptional contemporary design is fully expressed in this marvelous piece.
Their modern Jewish Challah tray is framed by a high-quality Bamboo handle, making it an extremely elegant looking piece suitable for a gift for any special Jewish occasion.
Recommended: Best Modern Challah covers for Shabbat
Wooden Challah Boards
Give Israel’s finest artists a piece of wood and a few colors, and they’ll find a way to produce something great out of it.
That’s exactly what happened here with these wooden Challah boards.
As you’ll about to witness, these talented artists can take a random piece of wood and transform it into a wooden masterpiece.
Yair Emanuel Wooden Challah Board, Knife and Stand – JerusalemTop Wood Board
If you ever walked around art galleries in Jerusalem, then there’s probably one name you kept noticing over and over again: Yair Emanuel.
Some people know him by name, others know him by his signature design – the acrylic colors, playful illustrations and admirable attention to detail. Take a look at his wooden Challah board & knife set, and you’ll see what I mean.
In case you were wondering – then Jerusalem old city is hand painted on the surface of this unique wooden Challah tray.
Wouldn’t it be something enjoying the Shabbat dinner (and breakfast) with this colorful Challah platter?
Tip: Commonly given as a Jewish wedding gift
Amazing Wood Challah Board Basket for Serving (Made in Israel)
A cutting board…that transforms into a serving basket?
Now that’s a rather beautiful, unique & useful idea, isn’t it?
This made in Israel wooden Challah board basket is well made of carved wood and can easily hold all the Challah bread you’re serving your guests during Shabbat dinner.
A great addition to your table, or as a housewarming gift to your Jewish friends & family.
Yair Emanuel Pomegranate Wooden Challah Board
Yair Emanuel, take #2.
But this time, it’s actually a rather unconventional Yair Emanuel design: There are no vivid colors or no hand-painted illustrations.
Instead, he went with a simpler, more elegant style that suits any Jewish kitchen (and much more affordable too).
It has two beautiful, branch-like handles holding gleaming golden leaves & pomegranates – to give a little sparkle to the wooden Challah tray.
Bonus: There’s a matching knife available.
Glass Challah Boards
Glass Challah boards are an elegant way to serve your Shabbat guests.
There’s a reason why they make such great gifts. But don’t take my word for it… you’re about to see for yourself.
Lily Art Painted Stainless Steel & Glass Challah Board: PomegranatesTop Glass Board
Is it art? Is it a Challah tray?
Lily Art’s (the famous glass Judaica designer) unique stainless steel & glass Challah plate features colorful pomegranates, engraved on the glass. Her glass art is fascinating, and you should visit her studio if you get a chance… In the meantime, you can add a small souvenir from her studio to your own Shabbat table.
Tip: It’s also a great gift for a Bat Mitzvah.
24K Gold Plated Jeweled Seven Species Challah Board & Knife Set – Ivory
Sure, you can serve your guests with an ordinary Challah plate for Shabbat… or, you can choose to dazzle them with this gold-plated glass Challah board & knife set.
The Challah plate features a beautiful interpretation of the famous “seven species” of Israel , decorated with 24K gold and sparkling colored crystals.
A true treasure piece, one that is even worthy of passing on to future generations.
Painted Glass Challah Tray + Handles: Tulips (Blue)
Lily Art (by Lily Shohat) – the famous Israeli artist known for her unique glass designs, makes a second appearance on this list, and rightfully so.
The charming tulips & the colorful metal colors (and metal plaque) suddenly makes serving the Challah a delightful experience. Add the nickel handles to the mix, and you get a truly special & unique glass Challah tray.
Silver Challah Boards
Shabbat is known as our “Queen” (Shabbat HaMalka), so it makes sense to treat our queen accordingly. A queen needs royal clothing to differentiate herself from everyone else.
How do you translate that to the Shabbat table? You add a little gold & silver to it.
And no, I’m not talking about silverware… that doesn’t really count, does it?
I’m talking about silver Challah boards to make the dinner a little bit shinier. Now that’s way more interesting…
Godinger Silver Art Golden Frost Challah Board & Knife SetTop Silver Board
Have you’ve ever bought or received any silver or crystal Judaica before?
If you have, then I guess Godinger needs no introduction…
But just in case you haven’t – then meet Godinger, one of the biggest silver & crystal art brands in the world. In fact, if you read some of my holiday gift guides before, then you’ll usually see them right at the top of the list.
Now, they’ve done the same with Challah trays, and conquered the top of the silver Challah board list.
Not only is their Shabbat Challah tray & knife set made of silver, it’s actually covered in golden frost.
Talk about royal…
Hazorfim Wood & Silver-Plated Challah Board – Large
Speaking of royal… I have to give credit to the undisputed king of Israeli silver art: Hazorfim.
Hazorfim has been hand-crafting premium silver and sterling silver art for over 65 years, and they haven’t left out Shabbat Challah plates & boards.
Their large, high-quality wood + silver-plated Challah tray is bordered & decorated with a typical Shabbat theme: Challah loaves, a Kiddush cup, and Shabbat candlesticks.
Finally, the handles are covered in intricate flowers, making this silver Challah tray not only functional but gorgeous – just what you’d expect from royalty.
Rectangular Wood & Silver-Plated Challah Board & Knife Set + Glass Protector & Knife Set
Doesn’t it look similar to Hazorfim’s silver-plated Challah board? Yes, and no…
It also has a silver panel, but the quality isn’t exactly “Hazorfim”-level.
Nevertheless, if you liked Hazorfim’s silver Challah plate, but found the price too high – then this is a much cheaper alternative.
Made in Israel, this wood + silver-plated Challah board & knife set features a Challah & Shabbat candlesticks design, covered with a protective glass.
Bonus: A cool little gift for a Jewish friend’s birthday or special occasion.
Personalized Challah Boards
You’re looking for a Shabbat Challah tray that is a little more personal… Something that expresses emotion and shows how much you care about the person you’re getting this for… I get it.
Well, in that case, a custom-made, personalized Challah board is definitely the way to go.
Allow me to showcase some of my favorite ones…
Custom Shabbat Challah Board – Tempered Glass Cutting Board
This personalized Challah bread cutting board is handmade by Amit Judaica Art. He creates it with an original painting, filled with colorful watercolors and some of the famous Jewish symbols, on top of a high quality, durable tempered glass.
You probably noticed there are 7 uniquely painted columns here… yep, one for each of the 7 Jewish species.
And of course: you can personalize it with any wordings, blessings or names you want, either in Hebrew or English…
Now there’s a gift they won’t forget for a long time…
Personalized Tempered Glass Cutting Board Jewish Art Bread BoardTop Personalized Board
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Jewish Challah tray… This personalized Challah cutting board is made out of originally hand-cut glass, reserved only for very special Jewish occasions such as a Jewish wedding gift, anniversary gift or other significant Jewish celebration (it’s priced accordingly).
This uniquely crafted board features a scenery of Jerusalem, with two birds holding your custom blessing for your preferred event (the image shows an example of a 70th birthday blessing).
Tip: You can completely customize it based on your favorite color combinations.
Surrounding the Hamotzi blessing is a circle where you can choose to engrave the names of your lucky gift recipient.
A super premium gift for a very special someone.
Personalized Challah Board for Rosh Hashanah
Closing off this article, I decided to feature a special, personalized Challah board for Rosh Hashanah.
Fully customizable, you can personalize this fabulous gift and dedicate it to your Rosh Hashanah hostess, parents or any other Jewish friend and wish them a “Shana Tova” (a good year).
An excellent gourmet gift, perfect for Rosh Hashanah dinner.
Recommended: The Best Rosh Hashanah Gift Ideas for the Jewish new year.
A Challah board can be so much more than a boring piece of wood.
Why waste the opportunity to make your Shabbat table look amazing?
Why waste your precious kitchen real estate with a bland piece of wood, when you can instead add an artistic taste to your Jewish kitchen?
Hopefully thanks to your new Challah tray, your Shabbat table will never look the same again.