Temple Emanu-El WRJ creates new online gift shop, Hanukkah sale

The Baskin Blue Marbled Glass Arch Menorah is one of the items featured on the Temple Emanu-El WRJ Gift Shop's new website.

With their usual Hanukkah bazaar curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Women of Reform Judaism at Temple Emanu-El have created an online gift shop and will be holding a 20% sale on Hanukkah items Nov. 23-Dec. 1.

Items can be browsed here, including newly arrived menorahs, menorah drip trays, and Hanukkah-themed dog toys. Many items are one of a kind or moving quickly, says Bonnie Jacobson, a member of the Temple Emanu-El WRJ leadership council.

After checkout, purchasers will receive an email receipt and instructions to choose a pickup time. Purchases will ready for drive-by pickup on Sunday, Dec. 6, in time for the first night of Hanukkah on Dec. 10. Masks are required for pickup.

Profits from the Temple Emanu-El gift shop support the Temple Emanu-El/Congregation Or Chadash Joint Religious School and madrichim (teen teachers’ aides) program.

More shops

Other local synagogue gift shops also are making special arrangements.

The Congregation Anshei Israel Women’s League Judaica gift shop is offering personal shopping experiences by appointment. The shop has added a clearance section with items at 50% off. Contact Marianne Langer (cell: 520-349-3347) for an appointment.

The Congregation Or Chadash Sisterhood gift shop is closed to visitors but if a shopper is looking for a specific item, COC Administrative Assistant Jen Gold can send a photograph. If the individual wants the item, arrangements will be made for contact-free pickup. Call 512-8500.

The Congregation Bet Shalom gift shop, with an inventory of mezuzah scrolls and jewelry on consignment from local artists, is open by appointment. Call 520-577-1171 or email yoseflopez@cbsaz.org.