The Temple Concord Judaic Shop is sponsored by the Sisterhood. The Gift Shop offers a wide selection of life cycle ceremonial and holiday items to enhance the contemporary Jewish home. You will find an interesting collection of gifts for a new baby, new home, engagement, wedding, anniversary, Bar/Bat mitzvah, confirmation, graduation, host/hostess, and all Jewish holidays celebrations.
Items such as sabbath candle sticks, candles, havdalah candles and spice boxes, mezuzahs, kiddish cups, tallit, tallis clips, menorahs, dreidles, jewelry, Rosh Hashanah apple plates, challah plates, Seder plates, Elijah and Miriam cups, matzah plates and covers, tablecloths, Purim items, books, childrens books and activity items are available. Special order kippahs for wedding and Bat/Bat Mitzvah are available in a rainbow of colors and materials.
Some featured items are made by Gary Rosenthal, Art in Glass, Big Dipper, Tamara Baskin, Marathon, Art in Metal, Quest, Spode, Woodbury Pewter, Susan Fullenbaum, and Israeli artist Daniel Azoulay.
Gift items are on display in the Temple Concord lobby display cases, and are available during regular office hours
During November and December an expanded Gift Shop moves into the Kilmer Mansion (right next door) during the Hanukkah House Museum. Located in the mansion’s former music room, the expanded gift collection includes high-end menorahs, from North America and Israel which exude artistry and symbolism while popularly priced versions show charm and humor. For eight nights of children’s gifts, there are colorful inexpensive menorahs, dreidles, toys, games, puzzles and crafts. For the holiday table there are latke plates, holiday serving items and gift accessories. Custom made Hanukkah vests and other gift items for young and old are available.
Among the sweet treats there is GELT, GELT, GELT, available in both milk and semi-sweet chocolate.
Appealing menorahs come in a spectrum of media: glass, metal, ceramics, acrylic, crystal, and several electric designs. The motifs cover many interests and range from fine art to kitsch, from traditional symbolism to contemporary designs made by talented Israeli and American artists. Of course a menorah needs to have candles, and there is an ample supply of Hanukkah candle sets. Featured annually are: colorful hand dipped long burning candles, beeswax candles as well as the smaller colorful sets, and even mini candles for the miniature menorahs. All to add brightness to the 8 day Festival of Lights celebration.
For the dreidle collector there are lovely crystal, ceramic, fused glass and metal sculpted ones in the collection. Children will be thrilled to try out the wide variety of colorful plastic and wooden dreidles available on the children’s display table. It will be hard to leave empty handed.
Teachers, classroom parents, home schoolers, club leaders/ advisors will find lots of items for their special projects including decorations, gift wrap, bows and tags, gift bags, cards, napkins, plates, cookie cutters, table confetti, and prizes.
The Gift Shop is open during Hanukkah House Museum hours. Sorry there are no Saturday sales.
For more information call Temple Concord at (607) 723-7355.