We created Let’s Bench with the idea that each of our booklet benchers or benchercards reflects a special occasion, becoming a keepsake used for years — and meals — to come. With so many photos available online through services like Flickr, Picassa or Facebook, people sometimes miss out on the pleasures of holding and glancing at a photograph.
But by personalizing a bencher with photos and giving it out – almost like a party favor – at weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, special anniversaries and other unique occasions, it becomes a revered photo album that can be easily shared with friends and family. That’s the concept behind Let’s Bench, a distinctive, personal and educational keepsake that can be easily created by you for your next special occasion. As for us, we suppose that Let’s Bench is our way of becoming bencher capitalists.
Who Are We?
Daniel Laufer has worked in informal Jewish education for the last 27 years, after making aliyah in 1989 from Boston. His inspiration for Let’s Bench was an idea to give a meaningful, personalized gift to his students upon completion of their studies in Israel. He lives with his wife, two daughters and twin sons in Jerusalem.
Yitz Woolf is a web designer, print designer and photographer who always aims to bring creative ideas to fruition, using his designer’s eye. Let’s Bench has become his labor of love.