The holidays are coming and so are three exciting holiday gift fairs where you're sure to find gifts for friends and loved ones, and something for yourself as well. Mark these on your calendar:
Junior League 27th Annual Holiday Boutique: Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the JLCW's 27th Annual Holiday Boutique to be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 6-10 pm and Thursday, November 7, from 9 am - 3 pm at the beautiful Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, NY.
This shopping extravaganza will feature an amazing roster of vendors including an array of many new ones. More than 40 businesses will offer a wide variety of merchandise. Participating vendors include Sophie's Runway, Gotta Great Gift, Preppy Player, Two B's and Wendy Lynn Designs to name a few.
Additionally, the Good as Gold Girls will be back. Guests will have an opportunity to bring their gold AND silver jewelry to exchange for CASH to spend at the event. There will be gorgeous jewelry, home décor, clothing, accessories for men and women, hostess gifts, items for children, skin care products, gourmet goodies and more!
On November 6, "A Taste of Our Town" will showcase delectable plated samples from some of Westchester's premiere restaurants including Caffe Azzurri, ZaZa Ristorante, Chat, Moscato, 808 Bistro and more. We are happy to announce the return of the Wine & Spirits Tasting hosted by Vintology of Scarsdale.
On November 7, guests can partake in "A Delightful Day" of continued shopping and dining with food from Masala Kraft, Café of Love and Joy Cupcakes among others.
Admission for November 6 is a $35 suggested donation, and includes entry for both days, while admission for just November 7 is a $20 suggested donation. The JLCW will be selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win fabulous gifts.
20% of vendor proceeds will be generously donated to the JLCW. Proceeds from the Holiday Boutique support the JLCW's programs that promote health and literacy, provide food and necessities to the underprivileged, empower low-income families, help preserve community history and train effective community volunteers. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member. (Additional Information at www.jlcentralwestchester.org)
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Holiday Boutique at Westchester Reform Temple: On Tuesday, November 19, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) at Westchester Reform Temple will sponsor its Annual Holiday Boutique. The event, beginning at 10:00 am and closing at 5:00 pm, will feature dozens of specialty vendors displaying a range of unique items at a wide variety of price-points and, back by popular demand, a "Cash for Gold and Silver" table.
Gifts will be available for family and friends, children, the home and especially for the shopper. They range from wares to keep one warm to edible delights; from the practical to the sublime; from the exotic to folk craft; from camp advice to beauty and health care; from kitchen tools to serving trays. Shoppers will find high fashion women's clothing, as well as fun and funky; leather and fur; designer handbags, sports bags, glittery clutches; personal accessories and travel necessaries; and unusual collections of choice jewelry for Mom's wardrobe to her teen's taste. Handcrafted Judaica items are especially discounted.
In step with WRJ's mission of "Women Helping Woman ... and Children," proceeds from the boutique benefit designated charities in Westchester and Israel; sales of handmade South African items help fund a pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic in Durban; and some vendors donate a portion of their profits to multiple charities.
There is no admission fee to this event, which is open to the public. Parking is free. Checks and credit cards are accepted. Westchester Reform Temple is located at 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY. For more information, please call 914-723-7727 or visit www.wrtemple.org.
Bet Am Shalom Judaic Crafts and Jewlery: A dazzling array of Judaic crafts and jewelry will be shown and sold at the annual Bet Am Shalom Synagogue Judaica Craft Show, now celebrating its 20th year. The show begins on Saturday, November 16, at 8 p.m. and continues on Sunday, November 17, 10:00 a.m.-–5:30 p.m.
The juried show features hundreds of unique works in all price ranges, created by 50 artists – nearly half from Israel, the rest from the U.S. and Canada; they include many well-loved favorites along with a dozen entirely new to the show. Featured are one-of-a-kind items representing the finest in handcrafted Judaica ritual items and stunning jewelry, in original designs ranging from the contemporary to the traditional. Visitors will also discover beautiful objects in ceramic, silver, fabric, wood, paper and other media, created for ritual, decorative and practical use in the home and synagogue. A sampling of the work can be seen at betamshalom.org/judaicacraft_show.
The artists, who will be present to talk with visitors about their work, were selected from a large pool of applicants by a jury of Judaica art curators. Local artists exhibiting include Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld and Diane Cherr, both of Scarsdale.
Funds from the show support the artists and Bet Am Shalom Synagogue and its vibrant role in the Westchester Jewish and wider community. Approximately 200 volunteers help with the logistics of this annual event.
Admission to the Judaica Craft Show is $8 per person (Sunday re-entry free if paid Saturday night), or $7 with an invitation card or online voucher.
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue is located at 295 Soundview Avenue in White Plains. For additional information and directions please call 914-946-8851 Mon.-Fri. or visit www.betamshalom.org.