Archive for the ‘Jewish license plates’ Category

A license plate wish at the New Year’s

September 8, 2010 1 comment

Melanie Rubin spotted this ode 'to life'

If cars can have Jewish plates, boats can have Jewish names

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment


A Jewish boat

SAN DIEGO–Our inveterate Jewish license plate scout Melanie Rubin didn’t let a thing like water stop her search for finding Jewish vehicles everywhere. 

Rubin spotted a boat named “Chavala”–reminiscent of the affectionate way in Fiddler on the Roof that Tevye referred to his daughter, Chava.   She sent us the photo, asserting: “This is like a license plate.”

We agree, and we’ll add it to the online collection.

Jewish License Plate~Macabbi

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Melanie Rubin finds another Jewish license plate

LA JOLLA, California — Our Jewish license plate sleuth Melanie Rubin has found another Jewish license plate, Macabbi, for our online collection.   The plate refers to the Jewish athletic games in which athletes from around the world compete in Israel.

Jewish license plate~ 1GINGE

July 11, 2010 Leave a comment

SAN DIEGO — Sandi Masori of Balloon Utopia spotted this license plate–
which in Hebrew means one redhead.   Judging by the license plate frame, it’s one redhead with bladder trouble.

The plate has been added to SD Jewish World’s online collection of license plates.  If you see or have one you’d like to include, please send the image to us at

Jewish license plate ~ GR*R TOV

June 21, 2010 Leave a comment

SAN DIEGO–Our favorite license plate sleuth, Melanie Rubin, spotted this one, translating from English, Hebrew and some license plate-ese to Greater Good.  Given the fact that the owner is a Boston Red Sox fan, we assume that refers to first baseman Kevin Youkilis improving his already formidable batting performance each season. 

To view San Diego Jewish World‘s collection of Jewish license plates, click here.

Jewish-interest license plate: HANNAHP

May 7, 2010 Leave a comment

SAN DIEGO–The latest acquisition in Melanie Rubin’s collection of license plates with Jewish meaning is one that probably is named for a Hannah whose surname begins with a P.   However, we look to the biblical roots of Hannah’s first name, remembering that Hannah was the woman who told the priest Eli how unhappy she was being childless and that if she only had a child, she would dedicate his life to the service of God.    She subsequently did have a son, who became the prophet Samuel.

This license plate has been added to our online collection.  If your car has a Jewish license plate, or you spot one that does, please send us a photo of it  at for posting.

Jewish License Plate~Ima2Jen

May 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Jen's mother

SAN DIEGO–Melanie Rubin continues her observant ways, spotting this plate meaning “mother to Jen.”  Previously, she found Aba2Jen, so clearly Jen has very proud parents.  Images of both license plates can be found in our online collection.