The days may be getting shorter and the weather colder, but our “to do” lists always seem to be getting longer. Just when all the carpools are organized, homework systems developed, and winter clothes purchased . . . here comes Chanukah. That means presents for the spouse, kids, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, teachers, and friends—just to name a few. You begin to dream about one exclusive place that can provide you with the perfect gifts for everyone, imagining them beautifully wrapped and ready to go. Since you’re dreaming, you add the idea of somehow giving some of this money to tzedakah, to alleviate all this shopping guilt.
Your dreams have come true—this one-stop fantasy is a reality. Back by popular demand is the Annual Yad Eliezer Gift and Bake Sale. Anyone who has ever attended this event can attest to the assortment of beautiful cakes. This year, there will be gifts for purchasing made to match every budget. Taking place in the home of David and Rachel Lyons, 405 Barrett Road in Lawrence, you will find a room filled with gifts specially selected for any individual, male or female, through any age. Toys, household items, jewelry, accessories, and gadgets all are conveniently and neatly displayed by category. This shopping experience can’t get any easier. The excitement permeates the atmosphere, with knowledgeable salespeople always available to assist, volunteers that have expertly wrapped, and buyers who have spent months getting you the best deal. This is not an opportunity to turn down.
This year the event will be taking place over two days—Sunday, November 24, 12:00–6:00 p.m., and Monday, November 25, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.—to accommodate any busy schedule. No one leaves empty handed or disappointed. The best part of this extravaganza is that all proceeds from the event go directly to Yad Eliezer for Babies. While you will be delighting your family members and friends, you will also bring untold happiness to poor families in Israel who cannot afford to feed their babies. Any present you give is a gift that you will also be giving thousands of miles away.
Feel good that you are bringing in Chanukah by participating in a great mitzvah. Why not skip the lines, the endless search for parking, the sales hunting, and the mounting frustration and treat yourself to an amazing, easy, and enjoyable shopping experience? v