Aaron Herman

Unwrap the Magic of Israeli Innovation and Gifts

The holiday season is upon us, and amidst the festivities and cheer, finding the perfect gift can be a delightful yet challenging task. This year, why not infuse your holiday celebrations with the spirit of innovation? Explore the wonders of Israeli ingenuity through unique and meaningful presents that promise to bring joy and health to your loved ones. In this holiday gift guide, we’ll take you on a journey through some of the most groundbreaking products from the vibrant landscape of Israeli innovation and products to enhance the holidays

Are the stresses of the holiday season getting to you? Enter CalmiGo, an innovative, natural, and portable solution designed to provide instant relief in moments of distress. CalmiGo takes a personalized approach by learning your breathing pattern and guiding you to effortlessly extend your exhalation. Inhale through your nose to activate calming scents that induce relaxation. This unique device not only offers immediate relief but also contributes to long-term resilience by grounding your senses, decreasing stress hormones, and activating the calm center of your brain. CalmiGo was created by Adi Wallach. Adi holds a B.Sc in biomedical engineering from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and a Master’s level in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and guided imagery from Retter College in Israel. She has spent more than 15 years in management and engineering roles at leading global technology companies.

Metabolic health is at the core of overall well-being. Enter Lumen, the world’s first handheld device that accurately measures metabolism. Originally available only to elite athletes, Lumen now brings metabolic testing to everyone. This device helps improve metabolic flexibility, facilitating sustainable weight loss by optimizing the body’s ability to burn fat. With Lumen, receive personalized daily insights, meal recommendations, and real-time metabolic data to understand and enhance your body’s performance. Give the gift of health this holiday season. Lumen was founded in 2014 by twin sisters Michal Mor and Merav Mor, both of whom have doctoral degrees—Michal in physiology and Merav in cardiac science.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a unique and beautifully designed Kassam Menorah. Lighting the candles on Chanukah symbolizes the triumph of the Maccabees and the miraculous oil that burned for eight days. What makes this Menorah special is its origin – crafted from actual rockets that landed in Israel. Rockets into Roses’ products, created by metal sculptor Yaron Bob, transform instruments of destruction into symbols of love, growth, and hope. By purchasing these one-of-a-kind pieces, you contribute to building bomb shelters in southern Israel and commemorate the resilience of the nation.

Looking for a gift that adds a splash of fun to the holiday season? SpyraThree is not just a water gun; it’s an experience. Perfect for both summer and winter parties, SpyraThree offers three game modes for three times the power, juice, and excitement . With SpyraBlast tech and auto-reload features, dominate the playing field and experience ultimate fun. Gift the joy of water play with SpyraThree and watch the kid inside everyone come alive.

When the holiday spirit collides with the need for practicality, Columbia’s unique holiday apparel steps into the limelight. The Men’s OutDry™ Extreme Mesh Hooded Rain Shell Jacket and Men’s Grand Trek™ II Down Hooded Jacket stand as lifesavers during Chanukah festivities. Columbia’s patented technology keeps wearers warm and dry, ensuring comfort in any weather.

And when you find yourself at a Chanukah party in freezing temperatures, Columbia Peak Pursuit gloves become an invaluable addition. These durable and waterproof gloves are crafted with Columbia’s Omni-Tech and Omni-Heat technology, providing toasty warmth in a low-bulk package that you’ll be wearing for seasons to come. Whether lighting candles or enjoying the festivities, these gloves make a significant difference, allowing you to stay warm and fully savor the holiday spirit.

With features like OMNI-TECH, OMNI-HEAT, and HEAT SEAL CONSTRUCTION, Columbia’s holiday apparel embodies the perfect fusion of performance, protection, and style. This holiday season, Columbia ensures you not only look good but stay comfortably warm at every celebration.

As we unwrap the innovative gifts and embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season, let’s not forget the essence of togetherness that truly makes this time of year special. The groundbreaking Israeli products mentioned in this guide — from the calming embrace of CalmiGo to the transformative power of Lumen, the symbolic beauty of the Kassam Menorah, the playful joy of SpyraThree, and the practical warmth of Columbia’s apparel — all serve as reminders of the human capacity for resilience, creativity, and care.

In these challenging times, marked by global uncertainties and collective struggles, these gifts become more than just tokens of celebration. They symbolize the strength we find in each other, the ability to adapt and innovate, and the importance of being present for those we hold dear. Whether it’s extending a hand of warmth with Columbia’s gloves at a Chanukah party, sharing a moment of serenity with CalmiGo, or embarking on a journey to improved health with Lumen, these gifts foster connections and promote well-being.

So, as we gather around menorahs, exchange thoughtful presents, and revel in the joy of togetherness, let us also cherish the shared moments of resilience and support. In the glow of lights and the warmth of innovation, let’s remember the significance of being there for one another — a sentiment that transcends borders and cultures. May these gifts not only bring joy but also serve as a reminder that, even in difficult times, our collective strength and care for each other can illuminate the path forward.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with warmth, innovation, and the comforting presence of loved ones.

About the Author
Aaron is a fundraiser, video journalist and growth hacker. Aaron’s segments has been featured on The Jewish Week NY,,, CNN and HLN network. Aaron holds a BA from Binghamton University and an MPA from Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. Aaron lives in White Plains, NY with his wife Tani and his son Michael and Ari.