As some of you may know, I was in Israel for awhile. While I was there, I decided to look for a set of bags with a nesiyat kapayim design (hands in the position used for duchaning, similar to this) on the front and I could not find one in Geula or the Midrachov (Yerushalayim).

This got me to wondering: I had heard from a friend that his tefillin bags were a custom design, although I have no clue where they're from.

Could anyone give me a recommendation for a studio where I could order custom tallit/tefillin bags from, preferably in the eastern US?

  • I'm pretty sure I've seen non-custom bags with such hands. (Non-custom, because I'm pretty sure I've seen more than one with the same design.) But have no idea whether or how they can be obtained now.
    – msh210
    Sep 2, 2015 at 2:15
  • @msh210, Do you see any of the owners often? Could you ask them? Sep 2, 2015 at 10:35
  • I don't think so, though I don't recall now who they are. If I see one, I'll ask, bl"n.
    – msh210
    Sep 2, 2015 at 12:52
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt IIRC, the "big" Judaica store in Brookline is called "Hamakor". Don't they also make customized tallit bags besides their other beautiful overpriced Judaica ?(I have a clay Kiddush cup from them.)
    – DanF
    Sep 2, 2015 at 14:58
  • @DanF, I don't know about Hamakor, but we do have Kolbo and the Israel Book Shop. Kolbo might make it, although I'm sure that IBS doesn't have it, having looked there in the past. If they did, it would probably be twice the cost of anywhere else, some of my questions about ona'ah were inspired by them. Sep 2, 2015 at 15:04

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At ajudaica.com you have the this option or this option.

At modaica.com you have this option.

Prestige Embroidery does all types of custom bags. They are located at 474 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203, [email protected], Tel: 347-663-2424

  • I guess I should have specified, I meant yadei kohanim, rather than the text of Birchat Kohanim Sep 2, 2015 at 15:37
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt: I understood what you were asking. I gave you the third choice where they can make anything you desire. Sep 2, 2015 at 15:39
  • Gershon - amazing what you find is located fairly close to you. This address sounds like it's in Crown Heights. I never heard of this place. But, it's something I'll keep in mind. I may want a custom atarah, and my wife may want a tablecloth. Funny... I should spend on her first!
    – DanF
    Sep 4, 2015 at 16:19

go to the chosson place they are AMAZING i made my Custom Tallis and tefillin bags there and i am very very happy. http://lavlarstam.blogspot.com/2012/02/custom-leather-bags.html tell 917-620-6947

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    – mevaqesh
    May 5, 2016 at 1:28

Though I work near there, I haven't walked on the Lower East Side recently to see if Zion Talis is still there. I'm assuming from the web site that they still exist, and they make great quality items, from what I recall. I never bought a personalized tallit bag, but I have shopped there a few times many years ago. You may want to contact them.

  • I didn't see on their website. I might email them, although I have a suspicion that they don't, based on the number of places I looked in Geula and they fact that NYC is bechutz la'aretz. Sep 2, 2015 at 15:06

One of my shul congregants, whose name is Asher, wears a beautiful tallit with a crocheted verse of the tribe of Asher from Moshe's blessing at the end of Devarim. I asked him where he had his tallit made. He emailed me a few days ago and recommended this web site. I know nothing more about them other than the few pics I saw and my admiration of the tallit the congregant wears which is real "eye candy". So, I sense that this place would do an excellent job customizing what you need.

  • Behatzlacha

My sons got theirs custom made by Barbara Ladin Fisher of Fisher Judaica, Phone: (404) 321-7723.

(The top middle picture is my son's!)

  • I like your son's name (although it's funny seeing the name of a Sephardi rishon right next to a Jeckisch surname). Also, when did you start wearing a schtreimel? Sep 2, 2015 at 15:09
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt - LOL! It's my Mechutan's schtreimel - from the fun part of my daughter's wedding - at the last dance. As my kids said, the tie is a giveaway that it's not real. :-) Sep 3, 2015 at 10:07
  • Mazal tov, Danny. Sep 3, 2015 at 12:20
  • In relation to the tie, I have seen some chassidim wear them. Sep 3, 2015 at 12:20

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