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As you all know, Isralove started in 2014. The shop opened on Etsy, and the rest is history. When I started to get serious about Instagram early in 2016 I was thrilled to find out about ‘The Sabra Patch‘ – a platform like Etsy BUT handmade gifts, Judaica and more from Israel only!

The Sabra Patch

The Sabra Patch is a home for Israeli artists with stories to tell. They are brands, small businesses and products you’ll want to know about because of what they stand for, and because of the people behind them.

The Sabra Patch is much more than just shopping.  It’s about discovering and connecting to amazing artists, people and products from Israel.  These Israeli artists, are doing what they love and are bringing creativity, peace, and joy into the world for others! All  sellers are based in Israel, like us.

Sacha, from The Sabra Patch interviewed Ruth about the story behind the shop. Read more…

Rosh Hashana is only a few days away, and the past weeks have been super busy for Isralove. We hope all gifts ordered in the shop will make it in time before Rosh Hashana.

If you haven’t wrapped any gifts so far (like me) and need some last minute Jewish holiday cards – we’ve got you covered.

Our Shana Tova card can be downloaded for free, printed on regular cardsrtock or special creme paper at home. Add some personal note and wishes for a Happy and sweet Jewish year of 5777.

Shana Tova u Metuka,


To download the FREE Shana Tova Card – please like Isralove on Facebook, Share via Twitter or Google Plus:

Shana Tova card free printable, by Isralove, Free Jewish Holiday Card

Another year has passed, L’Shana Tova 5778! Instantly download our Rosh Hashanah Card here:

Rosh Hashanah, Place Cards, Table name cards, L'Shana Tova
Rosh Hashanah, Printable Card, Place Cards, Table name cards, L'Shana Tova

Download Rosh Hashanah Card, L'Shana Tova 5778

Year in Review, look back at the clients who ordered Isralove Jewish gifts from all over the worldAlmost exactly 2 years ago, just before Rosh Hashana, the Isralove Etsy shop was launched with it’s first items and we’d like to take a moment and look back at these 2 years.
Without further ado, here are a couple of our Isralove highlights.

Isralovers Worldwide

Our items are made with love in Israel. Since 2014 we have crafted, wrapped and shipped these Jewish gifts from Israel to places all around the globe: 72% of Isralovers received their handcrafted order in the US, 16% in Israel and 4% in Australia, Canada and Europe each.


ONEsie – stays number one

No doubt, one of the most exciting, emotional and joyful moments is the arrival of a new baby. Our Hebrew name onesies have been the most popular Jewish gift second year in a row.
These personalized bodysuits were ordered by new aunts, uncles, nanas and mothers themselves in various colors and sizes, and the 20 most popular Jewish names for Jewish baby girls have been:

  • Yael
  • Eliana
  • Lia
  • Talia
  • Livia
  • Hannah
  • Maya
  • Aliza
  • Shoshana
  • Malka
  • Bracha
  • Avital
  • Yakira
  • Chaya
  • Zehava
  • Livia
  • Evie
  • Ziesil
  • Hili
  • Zora

25 Most popular Hebrew names for boys

The onesies for boys have been personalized with a bow-tie or aviator sunglasses  while the most popular names were:

  • Ariel
  • Ezra
  • Raphael
  • Joel
  • Levi
  • Gabriel
  • Jonathan
  • Idan
  • Eitan
  • Noah
  • Aviel
  • Ari
  • Liam
  • Noam
  • Elijah
  • Oren
  • Joshua
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Avishai
  • Yair
  • Asher
  • Eliav
  • Gabe
  • Eliezer

25 most popular Hebrew names for Jewish boysJewish Names for girls, Hebrew Names, Jewish gifts


Shana Tova!

Thank you dear Isralovers all around the world and Shana Tova u Metuka from Israel and head over to download our printable Shana Tova card,


As I write this post, I have 90 boards on Pinterest, with 1908 items and 193 pins I ‘liked’. There are so many cool DIY projects among those pins that I would love to try, if I only had time…
Well, the monthly DIY dry erase calendar you can download at the end of this post, is one of those pins that inspired me, and I actually loved seeing it come to life.

Although we are living in a digital era and everyone’s calendar is available on their smartphone, all those notifications, reminders, snoozing alarms etc. are sometimes just overwhelming. I knew I needed a simple, clear and structured solution to oversee all family schedules and events for the month (including the upcoming high holiday season!).
Free DIY Calendar, printable command center, dry erase board, Jewish calendar, printable by isralove

While browsing my Pinterest feed not long ago, I came across this pin – that was the “Aha!” Moment.
We did have a plain dry erase board hanging on the wall before, but it was just blank, with our Wi-Fi password on it, some grocery items we needed, and to-do lists, but it just wasn’t organized enough to help our family stay on top of all tasks and upcoming events we needed to be aware of.
That’s when I sat down to design my own poster to be framed, including an area for our Wi-Fi password (which is usually the first question from new guests and friends visiting our home these days!), our groceries, and daily/weekly reminders we need to pay attention to.

All you need for this DIY calendar is:

  1.  A frame: choose a frame for your dry erase board with a glass or acrylic front. I used an IKEA Ribba frame sized 70*50 cm (19 ¾ x 27 ½ “)
  2.  Print the poster: print the file at your local print shop according to your frame size (any print shop can scale the PDF to your desired size)
  3.  Frame it: frame the DIY calendar and you are done. It’s really that simple.
  4.  Dry Erase Markers: I recommend fine point markers to keep the writing thin and clear.

Free DIY Calendar, printable command center, dry erase board, Jewish calendar, printable by isralove

My top 3 reasons for using this monthly DIY calendar:

  1.  Daily Reminder: It’s in a central area in the house that I pass by several times a day and it reminds me of the upcoming events for this month only – which leads me to the next point:
  2.  Less is More: It includes only the most important info for my family without any individual work related reminders or events, unless they are relevant to the whole family.
  3.  Being on the Same Page: Even if something is added by a family member and he forgot to tell me, I won’t miss it since it’s on the one main board we all check daily


Free printable versions available:

  1.  ENGLISH: standard international calendar, starting on Monday, including grocery list, miscellaneous notes and the Wi-Fi password.
  2.  HEBREW: starting on Sunday, right-to-left, including grocery list, miscellaneous and Wi-Fi password.
  3.  HEBREWISH: bilingual, Hebrew-English Calendar, left-to-right, starting on Monday, including grocery list, miscellaneous notes and Wi-Fi password.


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Mix & Match: Wooden Hebrew Letters

July 2016 was a record-breaking month of wooden Hebrew letter orders at Isralove. Never had I thought these Hebrew letters would be so popular.

About a year ago, I worked on some custom family name signs and since there was some unused wood when cutting those names, I used the empty spaces for random Hebrew letters just to use up the whole wood when laser cutting the signs. Little did I know, that there was such a great demand for wooden Hebrew letters.

I created my first listing on Etsy, having only one size available – 2 inches tall. Receiving more and more direct messages asking if I have those letters in larger sizes I went back to the laser cutter and stocked up with 2 more sizes: 3.5 and 5 inches.

Sizes available: 2″, 3.5″, 5″

Wooden Hebrew Letters, mix and match the colors, jewish baby gifts, by isralove

Customers from all over the world have ordered these wooden Hebrew letters to decorate their home, baby nursery or as a gift at Jewish preschools and day schools. And have been ordered from all over the world: the US, Canada, Europe and even Australia.

Design your custom Hebrew name

Besides the sizes, you can choose your color for each and every Hebrew letter. Mix and match the letters to match the nursery theme or school class.
These letters are made of pressed wood, and can be glued onto any surface easily.

A complete Hebrew alphabet, including all Hebrew letters for your Hebrew class is available in our shop as well.

Wooden Hebrew Letters, mix and match the colors, by isralove

If you need any help with translating the names into Hebrew, don’t hesitate to leave me a message! These letters make a great addition for every nursery, crib, Jewish school or community center! If your are looking for a special Jewish naming gift, a Brit Milah gift or even a Bar Mitzvah – search no more!

More details and pictures of our wooden Hebrew letters are available here:

Shavua tov,



Amazing gift!! Beautiful work, helpful and super fast service. I’m so overjoyed by how these came out…especially Ruth’s help transliterating the English names to Hebrew. I can’t wait to give this gift, and this will be my new “goto” for all my friends having babies this year. LOVE LOVE LOVE! thank you!!

Nursery wooden Hebrew letters, review by Kimberly, baby gift, Jewish Naming

What exactly should you buy for the person who has done and will do anything in the world for you? Hold off on the typical mother’s day gift (or father’s day gift).

► Instead think special.

Something unique. Something one of a kind – just like your Mom & Dad (Abba & Ima). Something that will put a smile on her face everyday. And don That’s why Isralove’s personalized mugs have been shipped all over the world in 2016, from the United States, to Europe and even Australia, for mother’s and father’s day.


These personalized, bilingual mugs are first and foremost extremely useful. Who doesn’t drink at least one cup of coffee or tea each and every day?!
Personalize a mug for your irreplaceable Mom, Ima, Nana or Savta. Of course, for new dads, Abbas, Poppas or Sabas as well.

Say ‘Thank you!’ in the most personal way, reminding each of your loved ones of that special year they turned into parents or grandparents!
Make the Mother’s day gift (and/or father’s day gift) unforgettable. Even for the Jewish holidays (Passover, Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShana) or any other Simcha) – This Personalized Jewish gift is just as it says – PERSONAL… We all appreciate those special gifts, that show us how much thought has been invested into finding the perfect special something.

To personalize your mug, please send me the following information:

  1. The name of the person in English and Hebrew (or any other second language)
  2. The year the person turned into a parent / grandparent
  3. Please let me know where the mug should be shipped to, and if you wish to add a personal note (If sent directly)

► 20% OFF

If you would like to order a set, please choose 2 as quantity and use the code “MUGSET” during checkout to get a 20% discount on your order!

Do you sometimes feel that the idea of setting a really nice dinner table with toddlers is just pointless? It goes without saying that any tablecloth or placemat at a kid’s seat will be covered in goo by the end of the meal and have to be changed and washed.

Our new totally wipe-able Hebrew Alphabet placemats just arrived to make your dinner fun, colorful and educational! From preschoolers to adults this placemat is a fun way to learn the Hebrew alphabet, first Hebrew words and count to 12- all in Hebrew.

This Set makes a perfect gift for a Jewish toddler, Hebrew class, Jewish community center, Jewish summer camp or any other group learning “Ivrit” (Hebrew).
Our placemats include a Hebrew Alphabet and the numbers 1-12. Designed and printed in Israel on high quality PVC (linoleum). Easy to clean, doesn’t fold or easily slip.


If you are a Hebrew class teacher, a teacher at a Jewish kindergarten, school oder Shul, Organizing a Jewish summer camp- each placemat can be personalized with the Hebrew name for each of your students. (min QTY 20)

This way each kid gets familiar with his Hebrew letters. Please contact me for your custom order.

Hebrew Alphabet Placemat

► Size: ~12″ x 16″ (30*40 cm)
► Designed and printed in Israel
► 2 Placemats included: 1 Hebrew Alphabet, 1 Hebrew Numbers 1-12
► Including punctuation

From Israel with Love

Hebrew wooden Letters

ETSY Isralove Shop:


In addition to the high quality and craftsmanship of the placemats, the customer service is excellent!! Thank you, Ruth for going the extra mile to accommodate my order. ♡ My three year old loves the bright colors and fun pictures, and I love the sturdiness of the product and the beautiful design…the perfect introduction to the Hebrew alef-bet and a compliment to any kitchen. Now that we have our own set, I can hardly wait to gift some to friends.

Hebrew Alphabet Placemat

Interview with Nili Bueckert, co-creater of Toddler Tales memory book, a unique toddler journal (memory book) designed by Ruth from Isralove.
First published on Dog Slobber & Baby Giggles – March 28, 2016.

Happy Monday everyone. I am very excited to introduce this week’s Momspirational Mom- Nili Bueckert.  Nili and I are actually apart of the same Mom Group- Transplant Parents of Dallas! When I joined this group back in 2014 there were only a handful of members but two years later there is an overwhelming 386 parents in this group, as a result, Nili and I actually haven’t even met face to face. Crazy right?

However, after doing this interview with her and hearing about why she created her book Toddler Tales with her sister in law, Ruth Winkler Bueckert, I have truly been momspired. I love the idea behind this book and can definetly relate to wanting something like this as Little J gets further into toddlerhood!

One of my favorite things about this interview was her advice for other moms out there “find your passion and go for it!” Isn’t that what we all need to hear sometimes???? So, without further adieu, I introduce to you Nili Bueckert- co-creater of Toddler Tales and an absolute momspiration.

Nili Bueckert, co-creater of Toddler Tales, with her husband and two sons

Nili Bueckert, co-creater of Toddler Tales, with her husband and two sons

Tell me about you!

Hi! I’ve just moved to the Dallas area after 6 years of living abroad in Germany. I have two boys ages 4 and 20 months. I’m originally from Israel (but grew up on the East Coast in the USA) and my husband is German.  We met in Germany 6 years ago while I was ‘visiting’ on business for auditions in the opera world (I’m a professional opera singer)- and we met, and he asked me to stay! I said yes.

We’re in the process of looking for homes to buy so please chime in at the comment section and let me know where you love to live! (We love nature, cycling, outdoors-y stuff, but also love to be within reach of art museums, music concerts, etc.)

So, what is it that you do?

Living in Germany, one is introduced to interesting customs and traditions (first example- the kids open their presents BEFORE blowing out the candles on their birthday cakes- weird!), and I noticed that in the pre-school years it was very popular for German children to fill out a “Friendship Book”. This was a book that could be passed around among friends and (with the help of adults) filled out to include what your favorite color is (at age 3, then 4..etc.) favorite foods (not so favorite foods), funny sayings, what you liked to play together with another friend, when and where you met, and more.

My sister in law, who is a graphic designer, and I both came up with the idea to transition this ‘friendship book’ to its English compatriot- and we designed and created a memory book for the “post baby book” years – just for toddlers (approximately ages 2-5)- that included special Friendship pages. Thus, Toddler Tales, My Very Special Book of Memories and Friendship was born!

What inspired you to start your blog or business?

I’m pretty proud of being a full-time mom, professional musician, and creator of something that I personally had a need for– (I definitely spent hours piecing together the baby books for my boys- but after that first birthday and first walking and first words– kind of fell off of the map!) I tried keeping email logs of ‘milestones’, and of course we have tons of pictures on the phone (that rarely get turned into albums)— so Toddler Tales was really a labor of love. My sister and I both needed a place to keep track of our ‘terrible twos’ and ‘threenager’ years for both of our boys (best friends, best first cousins)- and so we worked for about half a year on design layout, wording, color spread (so that it would be gender-neutral, of course!) and appealing to parents in the US. We also have a special place to record memories from other family members- which I think is an amazing opportunity to ask someone to write their thoughts about the child directly at such a young age- and have as a keepsake for later in life!

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Don’t miss out on Isralove’s most popular Jewish baby gift. You can win a personalized Hebrew name bodysuit for your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson, granddaughter or friend’s baby from our Hebrew onesies section.

A mineral Ahava body lotion for the mom or Ima is included in the Mommy & Me giveaway as well.


To win this Mommy & Me gift, follow these 3 rules!

  1. Follow @isralovedesign on Instagram
  2. Repost this image using REPOST APP and tag @isralovedesign
  3. Tell a friend about this by tagging him or her
Isralovedesign on Instagram


The winner will be announced on Friday, June 3, 2016, before Shabbat starts – around noon in Jerusalem, Israel.

Good Luck!


Printable Infographic Poster about Israel

Living in Israel for 16 years now, I must say: this is the most touching time of the year.

The days before Israel celebrates Independence Day there are 2 Memorial Days:Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron. On both days sirens go off  throughout the land and we stand still in memory of  the Holocaust victims and the fallen. Sadness and joy interwine as YomHaatzmaut is celebrated the day after Memorial Day. Seeing my little blue and white flags attached to the car windows throughout this time, like the vast majority of Israel, fills my heart with gratitude each day.

Thankful to have a homeland.

Happy Birthday, Israel!
Yom HaAtzmaut Sameach!