Readers’ Choice 2021: Judaica

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Dayenu Gifts and Books

JCC of San Francisco
(415) 563-6563 •

Dayenu is a beautifully appointed gift store specializing in all manner of Judaica. They pride themselves on offering “ritual items, locally crafted items, fair trade items, handmade items, heirloom pieces and gag gifts, prayers and politics, talismans of protection and candles to honor memory.” Many beautiful items to give as gifts, or to gift yourself to grace your home and render your rituals more lovely. Dayenu is conveniently located just inside the JCC of San Francisco on the ground floor and has easy, underground parking — a plus for any San Francisco shopping trip!



Afikomen Judaica

(510) 655-1977  •

Afikomen is a regular part of Readers’ Choice, almost as much as it is ensconced in the hearts of Berkeley shoppers. Essentially, an institution in the East Bay providing the most incredibly complete offerings of Judaica for all your Shabbat, Hanukkah, Passover and other holiday needs, in addition to general Judaica for the home and simcha events. Rent your chuppah for your wedding! Beautiful choice of ketubahs and other wedding needs, plus a broad selection of Jewish books covering a plethora of topics. Jewish wearables include various choices of tallit, kippahs and the like. Just about anything you can think of that’s Jewish, Afikomen carries it (or can order it for you).



Peninsula Sinai Congregation Gift Shop

(650) 349-2816  •

J. readers have once again selected the Peninsula Sinai Congregation gift shop as a favorite. It becomes a holiday boutique for many beautiful items needed for the High Holidays, Hanukkah, Passover and of course Shabbat. Be sure to check with the shul for hours and schedule.



Rodef Sholom Gift Shop

(415) 444-8098 •

The Rodef Sholom gift shop is located in the lobby of the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael and is run by volunteers from Women of Rodef Sholom to support synagogue and Jewish community projects. The shop favors made-in-Israel merchandise and Fair Trade Judaica, and has many beautiful ritual objects, jewelry, and holiday items for you, your home and for gifts.

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