Chanukah Gift Guide


HE'BREW -The Chosen Beer Shmaltz Brewing Co. 800-966-7835 The HE'BREW Starter Kit is the perfect Chanukah gift! 2 big 22-oz. bottles of our award-winning Genesis Ale, 1 Original HE'BREW t-shirt and 1 logo pint glass. $35 + shipping.

Gift Baskets

Artfully Yours 415-673-2772 Contact: LuAnn Hirsch Artfully Yours is a unique gift basket company that represents San Francisco Bay Artists and specializes in the art of creating customized gift collections.

Gift Subscription

The Jewish Bulletin of Northern California 225 Bush St. #1480 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-263-7200 Contact: Jennifer A Chanukah Gift that lasts all year! Give The Jewish Bulletin of Northern California this Chanukah (Chanukah starts Dec. 3 this year!). A perfect gift for a friend or child away at school and an invaluable guide for someone new to the area. Special gift rate $29.00 – 1/4 off regular price.


JCF – Gift of Isreal 121 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA The Gift of Israel. Make a contribution to a student's Gift of Israel account this Chanukah and give a gift that will last forever. Contact [email protected] or 415.777.1111.


Masha Archer 415-861-8157 Masha Archer Contemporary/ethnographic jewelry design of ancient and modern components from all over the world. Necklaces, earrings and hair ornaments. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, the SF Opera Shop and many other locations.

Judaica, Gifts

Afikomen 3042 Claremont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 510-655-1977 Contact: Jerry Derblich, David Cooper Adult and children's books, Haggadot, Judaica, tallitot, sterling, wedding rings, ketubot, imprinted kippot, jewelry, music, cards, chuppah rentals and gift registry.

Alef Bet Judaica 14103-D Winchester Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95030 408-370-1818 Contact: Nurit Sabadosh Gelt, dreidls and chanukiyot. Fine selection of books, music, videos, gifts for all occaisions, arts, ketubot and invitations.

bob & bob 151 Forest Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 650-329-9050 Contact: Ellen Bob, Shirley Bob Fine Jewish gifts, crafts, and books. Featuring hundreds of menorahs, thousands of candles and dreidels, Chanukah books, tapes, partyware, and decorations. Lots of ideas for gift giving as well. Open Sunday-Friday in downtown Palo Alto.

Congregation Sherith Israel 2266 California Street (at Webster) San Francisco, CA 94118 415-346-1720 ext. 61 Contact: Rita If you are looking for Chanukah basics or the unusual, the CSI Gift shop offers a wonderful selection – from dreidels to gift wrap, gelt to Chanukiahs, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, books and more! Special Pre-Chanukah Gold Jewelry sale on Sunday Nov. 21st – 50% off – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Diana's of Tiburon 1550 Tiburon Blvd. On the Boardwalk Tiburon, CA 94920 415-435-7448 Purveyor of fine stationary and gifts. Personalized stationary, invitations and announcements. Free gift wrapping. Frames, albums, cards, aromatherapy, candles. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5:30pm; Sundays through Dec. 19th, 12pm-5:00pm.


MicroKidz 2807 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 510-647-0260 Contact: Elizabeth email: [email protected] MicroKidz Computer Learning. Providing children, parents and teachers with computer based education, retail, support, service and information. Twenty instructional computers and hundreds of CD-ROMs.


Festival of Light 2 Six Degrees Records 800-270-2299 Festival of Light 2, the one of a kind Chanukah compilation, reflects the incredible beauty and richness of the Jewish musical diaspora. Featuring Dave Koz, They Might Be Giants, The Klezmatics, Peter Himmelman and more.

Knitting Factory Records Tower Records JAM presents two gift CDs – ³With Every Breath,² traditional & experimental Sephardic & Ashkenazic Jewish melodies. Also ³Knitting on the Roof²: modern interpretation of ³Fiddler² mixing New Orleans All-Stars, Jill Sobule, Magnetic Fields & more. Available at Tower Records.