WOODBRIDGE – Lots of families hit the road during winter break – and if you plan to be among them it may mean you won’t be home for Chanukah. Good news, though – you can take the holiday with you. Here are just some of the items available at The Judaica Shop at Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge and other Judaica shops around the state.
■ Traveling dreidel and menorah – Created by Israeli artist Rafi Landau, when closed this handcrafted sterling silver and anodized aluminum menorah looks like a dreidel sitting in a stand. Take it apart and it’s a compact travel sized menorah.
■ Glowing menorah — This futuristic acrylic menorah comes with 46 colored glowing sticks in four different colors, enough for all eight nights of Chanukah.
■ Wood mosaic boxed traveling menorah — This anodized aluminum menorah by Israeli woodworker and cabinetmaker Amy Gilron is housed in a beautiful hand inlaid mosaic-topped box. Invert the box and it becomes the stand for the aluminum menorah.
■ Traveling dreidel menorah — Designed by Jerusalem artists Avener and Avia Agayof, The Dreidel Set combines the nine candleholders of the menorah into a dreidel to form a contemporary gift-set. Made of lightweight anodized aluminum, the set folds up and comes with a velvet pouch.
■ Puzzle menorah — Link the square jigsaw puzzle pieces together to form a menorah. This menorah comes in a wooden travel/storage box. Handcrafted by the Dabbah family, Egyptian-born and Jerusalem-based artists.
■ Jerusalem travel menorah — Jerusalem designer Yair Emanuel uses bright acrylic colors to hand paint the Jerusalem skyline on this wood travel menorah.
■ ChanuKKit. A set of eight individual handmade menorahs that is made entirely of vegetable wax, one for each night of Chanukah .
■ E-Menorah — This battery-operated menorah is constructed of recycled circuit board with LED lights in place of traditional candles and comes in recycled packaging. It stores flat and sets up in seconds.