“If you want something done right you have to do it yourself”
These are the words I live by, as taught to me by my superior in the Israel Defense Force. I’ve carried these words with me into my company David Roytman, which focuses on luxury Judaica. David Roytman was not built just on the idea of making money, but rather has a whole philosophy behind it.
I was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine by the sea. Later, I moved to Israel where I studied and served in the army. After I finishing my army service I moved to New York for about ten years. Through the years of my experience in Israel and the States, I have accumulated many ideas on how to decorate and diversify the world of Judaica, and how to move Judaica into the realm of luxury fasion.
I was always perplexed why people would spend so much money on designer clothes, but not spend a dime on a kippah. This is something I wanted to change, and create not only a luxury product but an experience of luxury. Design and drawing has always been a passion of mine, and in 2015, I put those skills to use by designing my first luxury kippah prototype. I worked with skilled leather handlers to bring my design to life. It took three months to create a kippah, which met our philosophy and standards. These simple steps brought us to where we are today the preeminent designer line of Judaica world, also know to some as the “Jewish Louis Vuitton.”
Many have doubted my vision, saying, “150 dollar kippot won’t sell.” I am happy to say that our products are in demand, thanks to their superior quality and comfort. Each piece is a professional handmade job, where a master can create four kippot a day. When we are manufacturing products, we use laser engraving to apply our company’s design to the kippah. The kippah itself is made from various exotic materials such as python, crocodile, ostrich, and stingray, as well as more classic materials.
You can find David Roytman exclusive products on display in cities such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, New York, Toronto, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Odessa and Kiev, and our firm keeps expanding and our firm keeps expanding to further cities worldwide.