Chanukah shopping and other resources

PHOTO: The Ron Tonkin Family Museum Shop is just one of several gift shops that have Chanukah essentials and gifts in stock.

(NOTE: You can find Chanukah resources including events; Rituals and reading for kids and interfaith families; Chanukah 101; DIY crafts; and Mental Health at

Ron Tonkin Family Museum Shop 
The Ron Tonkin Family Museum Shop is stocked with beautifully curated gifts, books, candles and Chanukah items. The shop is located in the lobby of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St., Portland. It is open 11am-4pm, Wednesday- Saturday.
For more information, email

Everything Jewish reopens in new home
Everything Jewish reopened on Nov. 28 in its new home at the Jewish Oasis in the Pearl District. Its former location was destroyed in a fire August 2020.
“We are thankful to the donors and all those who helped with the renovations, permitting and setup to be open in time for Chanukah this year,” says Rabbi Chayim Mishulovin, who leads Jewish Oasis: A Chabad House with his wife, Simi.
This year, shoppers are invited to the new permanent location at 1218 NW Glisan St. Hours are 11 am-3 pm, Sunday; 10 am-6 pm, Monday-Thursday; and 10 am-1 pm, Friday. For more information, email

Neveh Shalom Judaica Shop well stocked 
Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Gloria Bacharach Judaica Shop is prepared with a selection of candles, dreidels, chanukiahs and gifts. Our limited hours are: Sunday 9 am-noon; Monday and Wednesday 11 am-1 pm; and Friday 10 am-noon. 
In addition, the online store is still up and running, so you can shop at
For more information, call shop manager Jennifer Kalenscher at 503-893-0822.

Beth Israel Sisterhood Gift Shop discount days
Get a 10% discount on everything in the Beth Israel Sisterhood gift shop in the Sherman Education Center on the CBI Campus, 1972 NW Flanders St., Portland. Discount days are Thursday, Dec. 8, 4-5 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. 
The Sisterhood gift shop has everything for Chanukah: menorahs, candles, toys, gelt, cards, dreidels and of course, everything Judaica. The gift shop will continue as a “pop-up” shop in the CBI administration office during office hours. For more Chanukah shopping information, contact Tracy Alifanz at

Shaarie Torah Gift Shop open
Congregation Shaarie Torah’s Diane Nemer Sisterhood Gift Shop is open 10 am-2 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is located in the synagogue at 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. The gift shop has Chanukah items in stock. 
Founded 60 years ago, this was the first shop in the city to stock Judaica items where people could shop directly for items such as kippot and ketubahs. For info, email

ORA Fair at MJCC through Dec. 9
ORA artists present a Chanukah Fair with the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, through Dec. 9. Find that special holiday treasure you are looking for 
9 am-7:30 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, or 9 am-3 pm, Friday.

Portland Jewish Academy Auction Dec. 11
For Portland Jewish Academy, 61 is a special number this year. It is the 61st anniversary of the school, which was established in 1961. So PJA’s Annual Auction will be the “PJA Beach Party ’61.” 
Come do some holiday shopping and support the day school on Dec. 11. The auction will be held in person with a virtual option.
The event features a silent auction as well as a live auction. This year, everyone in person or at home can bid on everything in real time. The event includes a cocktail hour, dinner, costume contest, raffle, and a silent and live auction.
The auction will be on Dec. 11, 2022. Doors open at 5 pm. Live auction starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets:

Jewish Makers Market Dec. 17
You can do last-minute holiday shopping and support local artists at the second annual Jewish Makers Market. Moishe House Portland will host the market from noon to 4 pm, Dec. 17. There will be live music, ceramics, fiber goods, ceramics, tarot and more at this outdoor event.
The market will take place outside Books With Pictures (1401 SE Division St., Portland), which will be open for shopping during the event. Masks are not enforced outside, but are highly encouraged. Masks are required inside the building, where there is an ADA-accessible bathroom. 
For more information, contact Moishe House Portland at

Chanukah Eats
• The Eastside Jewish Commons hosts a Chanukah Food Pop Up 11 am-2 pm, Dec. 18, at the EJC, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland.
.Local vendors selling their to-go wares include Jacob and Sons, Stone Griffon Winery, Leikam Brewing, Sindyanna Peace Oil, Henry Higgins Bagels and ManJa Creations Artisan Food Company. Admission is free. 
• The Nov. 23 Jewish Review featured a story about the latkes, kugel, sufganiyot and holiday meals available to buy or order at Portland restaurants and stores to make your Chanukah celebration extra delicious. Read the story at


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