On Sunday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Jewish Collection invites the public to meet renowned Judaica artist Gary Rosenthal and participate in an interactive fundraiser. Rosenthal will present his recent creations and exclusive Judaica made only for the Jewish Collection at a trunk show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food from the kosher dairy café, Mozart Cafe & Bakery and drawings for 50 free prizes all day Sunday at the store.
“We have been a long standing part of the Jewish community in the Valley and look forward to continuing that tradition in our new location,” said store owner, Nancy Brooks. “This grand opening event not only allows us a way to let everyone know The Jewish Collection is still open, but also gives us the opportunity to give back.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to show-off their own artistic abilities, working alongside Rosenthal. Those interested may register in advance at The Jewish Collection’s current location or with one of the participating Synagogues or Schools to create their own fused glass mezuzah, Kiddush cup, menorah or Seder plate. Prices for the custom Judaica will range from $30 to $250, with proceeds benefiting a variety of Jewish charities.
The budding artists will make their individual pieces at the event under Rosenthal’s guidance, and their finished work will be available for pick-up a week or two later at The Jewish Collection after it is sent for firing. The Jewish Collection hopes to raise $5,000 for the Jewish Community groups participating in the opening celebrations, including Congregation Beth Israel, Har Zion congregation, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center and Congregation Or Chadash.
The Jewish Collection is dedicated to contributing to the growth of the Jewish community in the greater Phoenix area. It has sponsored a number of educational events and provided more than $150,000 in financial support to Jewish and secular organizations since 2006, including Jewish day schools, synagogues and both Israeli and secular charities.
The Jewish Collection is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the store at (480) 368-0001 or visit www.thejewishcollection.com.
About The Jewish Collection
The Jewish Collection in 2006 to provide a place for Jews in the Valley to find all of the items needed for life events, holidays and gifts. The 3,200 sq. foot store features more than 25,000 items, including more than 200 different tallitot (prayer shawls), a beautiful selection of ketubahs (wedding contracts), a wide array of mezuzah covers and scrolls, along with a variety of holiday and everyday items celebrating Jewish life. For more information, visit www.thejewishcollection.com.
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