Judaica Supplies & Jewish Shops in Vancouver
Passover is right around the corner: this year, the week-long holiday begins on April 15, running until April 23. For Vancouver’s Jewish community, it is one of the most important events in the annual calendar. For many families, planning is already underway for the meals and gatherings that will be taking place that week.
Vancouver has a handful of shops known for their Judaica supplies and kosher foods. Here’s the best bet Judaica and Jewish shops in Vancouver for specialty items for Jewish holidays and celebrations.
Judaica & Jewish Shops in Vancouver
Buchan’s Stationery and Gifts
Where: 2141 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
In the heart of Kerrisdale, Buchan’s Stationery and Gifts has been a long-time favourite, having opened its doors more than 60 years ago now. With a wide variety of gifts and supplies, it also offers a selection of Judaica, including menorahs and candles and more. If shopping online, look under “Home and Hobby” on the main menu – or just drop into their store while enjoying some window shopping in this lively business district.
Beth Tikvah Gift Shop
Where: 9711 Geal Road, Richmond
For every holiday of the year, for gifts or home supplies, it would be hard to beat the selection at Beth Tikvah in Richmond. Currently, their website has a large selection of Passover gifts for all ages. Order online with pickup at Beth Tikvah Congregation.
Olive + Wild
Where: 4391 Main Street, Vancouver
This unique shop on Main Street in Vancouver offers a wide selection of general home décor and gifts, sourced both locally and internationally from artisans and artists. However, they’re also well known for stocking a beautiful variety of Jewish gifts, décor, religious items, and more. The store has a well-organized online shop, with shipping available across Canada. Or make a day of it: there’s plenty of great shopping along the Main Street corridor, from antiques to specialty yarns, clothing, and more.
Where: 1501 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Head over to West 6th to check out Atkinson’s, which offers a large variety of homewares, kitchen goods, linens, gifts, and more, as well as a selection of Judaica. The shop even has a gift registry. If shopping online, with shipping across the country, look under “Gift Ideas” in the top banner.
Kosher Foods in Vancouver
And in case you’ve got all your supplies, but need to refresh the pantry, head to Kosher Food Warehouse at 612 Kingsway which sells both retail and wholesale, or Omnitsky Kosher at 5775 Oak Street, which offers a variety of grocery supplies along with a deli.
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