Yearly Gift Bazaar Offers Convenient ‘One-Stop-Hanukkah-Shopping’ For Residents In The Western Suburbs
Lombard, Il - If you are already dreading the pilgrimage to buy Judaica and Hanukkah gifts this year, don’t gas up just yet. Congregation Etz Chaim (1710 S. Highland Avenue) in Lombard is hosting its annual Hanukkah Gift Bazaar on Sunday, November 18 from 9:00am – 1:00pm featuring the largest collection of renowned Judaic art outside of Chicago and the North Shore.
The Bazaar will include original pieces by internationally recognized artists including Gary Rosenthal, Tamara Baskin, Yair Emanuel, K4 Glassart, Beth Goldstein, Michael Bromberg, Adi Sidler as well as some new artists such as Michael Gore and items from the Quest Collection.
Additional vendors include The Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, Usborne Books, numerous jewelry and accessory designers, Naperville’s own Schmaltz Deli and more. Shoppers can also stock up on Hanukkah decorations, dreidels and gelt, as well as choose from an assortment of candles, holiday cards and wrapping paper.
“It’s not easy or convenient to hunt down Hanukkah gifts, decorations and of the other items you need when you live in the Western suburbs,” says Leah Dicker Notarus, who is chairing the Bazaar for a second year. “We try to make it a little easier by having everything in one place.”
Notarus also noted that two gift baskets with hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise and gift certificates from this year’s vendors will be raffled off at the Bazaar. Raffle tickets are $2 and will be sold during the Bazaar.
Congregation Etz Chaim’s Hanukkah Gift Bazaar is open to the public and admission is free.
DuPage County’s only Union for Reform Judaism-affiliated synagogue, Congregation Etz Chaim is the religious home for over 550 families from 53 different communities within DuPage and surrounding counties. For more information, call 630-627-3912 or visit www.congetzchaim.org.