The artisanal Christian subscription box from the Holy Land, take us inside their Jerusalem box - Israel

By Itai Schimmel

Published November 5, 2022.

Jerusalem Box Israel

How can you bring Jerusalem into your home in America? How can you experience the Holy city where Jesus walked?

Artza, the artisanal Christian subscription of unique treasures from the Holy Land, sends gift boxes to Christians across America. Today, they give us a sneak peek of their Jerusalem box,. The box features a collection of eight locally-sourced food and unique content that tells the story of Jerusalem, past and present.

“This year, when people receive their Jerusalem box, our hope is that they have a new appreciation for the place where it all took place,” said Artza founder, Itai Schimmel from Jerusalem. “We hope people can visualize the place, learn about the place, and even taste the place, and share it all with their families and friends.

For its Jerusalem box, Artza has teamed with local artisans and charities to deliver goods that can’t be found anywhere else. For example, Artza partnered with the charity Meiso, which empowers at-risk women in Jerusalem and helps them create and sell artistic goods. For Artza, these women created hand-carved pendants made out of Jerusalem stone that can be worn as a necklace or placed on a keychain, so that Artza subscribers can very literally take a piece of the city with them everywhere they go. The Jerusalem box also includes tasty delicacies and other rich content that tells the story of the city.

Jerusalem stone pendant holy cross

The Artza experience has garnered early praise from those who previously received the Bethlehem and Nazareth boxes.

“I just opened my box, and it feels like Christmas,” said Lisa Hulick, an early member. “I cannot even arrange all of the items in a way that does justice. Very excited to try everything! And so sweet to read the personal stories of some people who made the products.”

The name Artza was inspired by Genesis 12:3-5, when Abraham is instructed to take his family “Artza Canaan” (toward the land of Canaan). The box experience is specifically designed to follow the path of Jesus through the Holy Land. Each quarter, the company chooses another city to highlight.

The idea is to deliver an assortment of gifts that people will not find anywhere else, all while supporting local small businesses and strengthening peoples’ connection to the Land of the Bible. Each box includes 7-9 items and is priced between $74.99 and $94.99, depending on whether a customer chooses a “basic” or “premium” option.

“I love visiting Israel – it’s probably my favorite place on earth – and had a trip planned for February that unfortunately got canceled,” said Jennifer Weaver, another early member. “When I learned about Artza, I couldn’t wait to get a small taste of what I was missing out on.”