Judaica Store Near Me The Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael Sisterhood Gift Shop, located in the front lobby of Congregation Ohev Shalom, is one of the largest Judaica stores in Morris County. The shop is stocked with beautiful Judaica items featuring many talented artists, including Gary Rosenthal and Sandi Katz. COS Sisterhood members receive a 10% discount on Judaica Shop purchases.

For the table, we carry plates, bowls and mugs with popular motifs like deer, peacocks, fish and Old Jerusalem scenes, as well as pieces that say “Shalom.” The shop also carries a line of Armenian ceramics inspired by the gorgeous ceramic style brought to Israel by Armenian pilgrims in recent centuries.

Across the room, shelves are filled with books, including volumes from the Orthodox publisher ArtScroll sitting regally next to specialty books on medical ethics, biblical geography and how to comfort mourners. A rack of prayer shawls is in the back. Long, twisting shofars hang from the ceiling. The right side of the store looks largely like a standard-issue Jewish book shop.

Seltzer, 60, remembers a time when he could sell someone a prayer book, and the customer would stop by later to pick up a kippah for their son’s bar mitzvah or to get advice on raising Jewish kids. Now, people just buy online.

As Seltzer looks ahead to the future, he realizes that his shop will probably close sometime after Hanukkah next year. He is considering moving about a half mile up Broadway, where the rent is $15,000 a month, but that might be too much for him at this point. He’s thinking of rebranding himself as a Jewish bookstore, and starting to offer classes on Jewish texts and traditions.

Several boutique Judaica stores remain in Manhattan, mostly connected to museums or synagogues. But the shrinking number of Judaica stores shouldn’t be seen as a decrease in interest in Judaism, historian Jonathan Sarna told The Jewish Week. It’s a sign that the world is changing, and that even discerning shoppers prefer to shop online.

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