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Find The Perfect Gift at Temple Sholom’s Chanukah Boutique and Book Fair

Caren Kleiman sells crafts at one of the many booths during a past Chanukah Boutique and Book Fair.
Carolyn Smaka shops at a past Chanukah Boutique and Book Fair.

FANWOOD, NJ - Temple Sholom of Fanwood/Scotch Plains will hold its annual Chanukah Boutique and Book Fair on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the cafeteria of Union Catholic High School located at 1600 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains.

In the book section, find hundreds of new and favorite Jewish titles available to take home that day, including many for children and teens. Other items for sale will include Judaica, one-of-a-kind crafts, gift cards, Stella & Dot jewelry, Tastefully Simple gourmet gifts, Avon cosmetics and Purse and Pouch designer bags.

Enter the raffle for tickets to see your favorite bands. Stop by the bake sale to relax and enjoy a treat. Proceeds from sales will benefit Temple Sholom’s religious school. For more information, call 908-889-4900, e-mail or visit

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish Congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham. The Temple and its religious school is home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. Currently residing within the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, the Temple has purchased five acres of land in Scotch Plains for its future home. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. For more information about the Temple or joining the congregation, please call 908- 889-4900, e-mail, or visit

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The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.