When it comes to decking out the home for holidays, the modern Jewish girl runs into one glaring problem over and over: there doesn’t seem to be anything out there to match our tastes. When your house is filled with natural materials and minimalist shapes, the last thing you want to introduce to the space is a candelabra in multi-colored blown glass or ornate brushed nickel — yet it seems like the only choice we have in choosing Judaica is either crazy contemporary, or ultra traditional.

With Hanukkah around the corner, I decided, enough is enough. It wasn’t easy, but I searched the internet high and low to find a selection of not-your-mama’s menorahs that are stylish and fun. Got any great resources I missed? Share them in the comment section below!

featured photo via Food 52


1. Ascalon Menorah from Design Within Reach

2. Modern Minimal Menorah from Urban Outfitters

3. Thinking Out of the Box Menorah by Laura Cowan

4. Dachsund Menorah by Jonathan Adler

5. MARCH Patinated Steel Menorah

6. Modern Hanukkah Menorah from Etsy

7. Traveling Menorah by Nadav Art

8. Wood Menorah by Marmol Radziner

9. Metal Menorah from Target

10. Skyline Brass Menorah by Jonathan Adler

4 comments
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    jg | November 15, 2017 at 8:20 am

    read and love your blog EVERYDAY. however todays headline ’10 Hanukkah Menorahs That Are Actually Cool’ implies that Menorahs are not ‘actually’ cool? So tomorrow’s post will be ’10 Christmas Trees That Are Actually Cool’, right?

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    • Camille Styles | November 15, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Well, it certainly could be! We are always looking for ways to put a new twist on tradition and approach objects that don’t often get much design attention with a fresh approach. Every year when Chanel is getting ready for her family’s Hanukkah celebrations, she bemoans the lack of well-designed decor for that holiday, so this was the perfect chance for her to discover (and share) some pieces that would blend her family’s traditions into her more modern aesthetic. Of course, there is nothing wrong w/ pulling out the menorah that isn’t at all design-driven if that’s your jam — we are all about surrounding yourself with the pieces that are meaningful to YOU! 🙂

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    • Eliza | November 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      I actually was delighted to see a Hanukkah headline on a style blog, especially one that didn’t seem to be kitchy or token-y, or pandering. This seemed totally comparable to other headlines that are very Christmas-centric on other sites (yes, something along the lines of “xmas decor that’s actually cool” or whatnot) and I personally love the design emphasis (plus it fits the site). Everyone is different and despite a writer or publisher’s intentions, the impact for different readers will of course be different. But for me the sites (almost every other one) flush with christian-centric articles that then have one almost hyper positive and sort of empty afterthought nod to inclusivity are way more of a let down than something like this that is real and just happens to be inclusive. I’ve read similar articles about styling hijabs and thought that if I were Muslim and wore a hijab that I’d probably appreciate that kind of content, which is so rare. All that to say: cheers to Camille Styles and as a Jewish and design-oriented reader, I loved both the headline and the title!

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    Eva | November 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I love these Menorahs! So chic – especially the first one. You could leave it out all year!

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