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Hanukkah decorations: Menorahs, dreidels brighten homes
Hanukkah decorations: Menorahs, dreidels brighten homesBlue coaster set features a dazzling design by Sudha embellished with semiprecious stones ($35) at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac. - Playing with the dreidel is a traditional Hanukkah game. This deep blue dreidel ($75) at United Hebrew Congregation Gift Shop is designed by Gary Rosenthal. A variety of other styles, colors and sizes are available ($70 to $117). - Serve your favorite appetizer in this small glass serving dish ($20) at The Judaica Shop at Congregation B'nai Amoona, 324 South Mason Road. - Handmade multicolor glass artwork menorah with gold candle holders ($150) by Murano Traditions at The Judaica Shop at Congregation B'nai Amoona. - Fused-glass menorah ($162, in foreground) by Beames Designs at United Hebrew Congregation Gift Shop, 13788 Conway Road. (Max Ghersh/P-D)
WRITTEN BY KAREN DEERST.
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins this year at sundown Dec. 21.
The holiday is celebrated on eight successive nights by lighting a nine-branched candelabra called a menorah. During the festivities, children play with a spinning top called a dreidel. These items can be colorful and are offered in various styles, and they help brighten the home.
Hanukkah commemorates the Jewish Maccabees' military victory over the Greek-Syrians more than 2,000 years ago and the rededication of the Second Temple, which had been desecrated by the Greek-Syrians, to the worship of God.
Celebrating Hanukkah — Blue coaster set features a dazzling design by Sudha embellished with semiprecious stones ($35) at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac. — Playing with the dreidel is a traditional Hanukkah game. This deep blue dreidel ($75) at United Hebrew Congregation Gift Shop is designed by Gary Rosenthal. A variety of other styles, colors and sizes are available ($70 to $117). — Serve your favorite appetizer in this small glass serving dish ($20) at The Judaica Shop at Congregation B'nai Amoona, 324 South Mason Road. — Handmade multicolor glass artwork menorah with gold candle holders ($150) by Murano Traditions at The Judaica Shop at Congregation B'nai Amoona. — Fused-glass menorah ($162, in foreground) by Beames Designs at United Hebrew Congregation Gift Shop, 13788 Conway Road.
Celebrate Hanukkah at the Missouri Botanical Garden
WHAT — Chanukah: Festival of Lights
WHEN — Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 21
WHERE — Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
COST — Included with Garden admission
More information — www.mobot.org or 314-577-9400
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11.21.2008 - 04:42pm ET
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The Treehouse Green Gifts Adds Eco-Friendly Judaica Artwork
World-Renowned Gary Rosenthal Collection Features Recycled Glasswork Reflecting Green Art Movement
(CSRwire) SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - November 21, 2008 - The Treehouse Green Gifts, (www.treehousegreengifts.com), a leading eco-friendly gift shop specializing in unique organic, recycled, fair trade and handmade gifts, is pleased to add artist Gary Rosenthal’s recycled glass Judaica collection to its product offerings just in time for the holidays.
The Treehouse will carry one-of-a-kind functional Jewish art such as menorot, dreidels and mezuzot, each handcrafted by Gary Rosenthal and his team of talented craftsmen. Sculpting in welded metals and brilliant recycled fused glass and combining copper, brass, steel, and 24 karat gold, Gary Rosenthal has built a world-renowned following over the past thirty years.
"We continually seek out special gifts that match our mission of giving back to the community and environment - and hold a special place in people's hearts and homes,” says The Treehouse Owner Maureen O'Neill. "So I am especially pleased to team up with one of the world's most talented, eco-friendly Judaica artists. A recognized leader of the American crafts movement, Mr. Rosenthal captures the spirit of the green movement with his creations."
Rosenthal combines recycled materials such as crushed glass with an environmentally-friendly production process that results in beautiful, functional contemporary art. "From menorahs to mezuzahs, my pieces are inspired by the rich history of the Jewish people, and every product tells a story," he explains. "Reusing scrap glass means my team works harder in the production, planning and design stages, but we employ an efficient process that uses waste material and actually saves raw material cost, energy, and labor. The end result: unique functional art found throughout people’s homes, and a sense of pride in helping the environment."
Find Gary Rosenthal Collection items at www.treenhousegreengifts.com; by calling 510-204-9292, or visiting their shop on 2935 College Avenue in Berkeley, California. For custom recycled glass gifts and awards, contact Gary Rosenthal directly at 301-493-5577, via email at
or via www.collectgaryrosenthal.com.
About The Treehouse Green Gifts
The Treehouse Green Gifts is committed to green business principles in operations and product selection, and is on a waiting list to be certified as a green business. A member of 1% for the Planet , an organization of businesses who donate 1% of their sales to an approved environmental cause, The Treehouse offsets all carbon emissions through Carbonfund.org.
About The Gary Rosenthal Collection (www.collectgaryrosenthal.com)
For 30 years, artist Gary Rosenthal has specialized in sculpting welded metals into unique Judaic art. Combining copper, brass, and steel with brilliant fused glass, the collection has a contemporary style rooted in tradition. Inspiration comes from the rich history of the Jewish people, which tells us it's a blessing, a mitzvah, to make beautiful functional art. Work from the Gary Rosenthal Collection has been presented to Presidents from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton to George W. Bush, and to celebrities as varied as Bette Midler, John Travolta, and Tony Randall. Gary also frequently creates custom awards for a variety of corporations. He may be contacted directly at 301-493-5577 about custom work. The Gary Rosenthal Collection is a socially responsible company and a member of the Social Venture Network.