It is time to place your order for Kosher Passover Candies from Barton’s Chocolatier. The Gift Shop at Congregation Beth Torah is the exclusive seller of Barton’s Candies and Confections through their fundraising division “Miss Chocolate” and is accepting prepaid orders from now through March 1st. The Gift Shop at Congregation Beth Torah is the only shop in the Kansas City metropolitan area that will be selling Barton’s candies again this season. There are three ways to purchase Kosher Passover Candies: first, use the preorder form found in this month’s Tekiah and return the form to the gift shop with a check made payable to the Gift Shop at Congregation Beth Torah; second, place your order through the Miss Chocolate website at www.misschocolate.com (please follow the instruction sheet in this Tekiah to ensure that our congregation gets credit for the sale); or third, buy the candies from the Gift Shop in mid-March. Please remember our Gift Shop will have a limited supply which will be sold only while supplies last.
The Gift Shop Committee and our dedicated volunteers work hard to offer the highest quality and the best value for your money. Please remember you can also shop online.
Ma nishtanah…. This phrase begins an important part of our story…..Why is this night different from all other nights? The four questions are traditionally asked by the youngest person at the table. Much of the Seder is designed to fulfill the biblical obligation to tell the story to one’s children. Passover is the time of year when we ask, “Why?”!
1) Why should I buy a different item for Passover this year? Each year, as you prepare for Passover, adding a new item helps elaborate on your personal story. The gift shop has purchased a large variety of Seder plates, matzah boxes, afikomen bags, matzah covers and other ritual items.
2) Why should I purchase a different haggadah this year? A new haggadah tells our story in a new and different way. A new haggadah leads the Seder with new inspiration. We carry a variety of haggadot to make the Seder experience interesting for every age.
3) Why is a shopping trip to the gift shop different from shopping at other stores? Again, this year our gift shop will be the only store in the area to carry Barton’s Candies. If you would like some Kosher for Passover candies, the gift shop will have an assortment of Barton’s candies, while supplies last. We, also, have a large variety of host gifts and prizes for the person who finds the Afikomen. The gift shop has wonderful Judaica and knowledgeable volunteers waiting to help you with ideas.
4) Why is shopping at the gift shop a different way to help our community? All the profits from the gift shop go to support the Beth Torah Community. In the month of January, a portion of our profits went towards the purchase of planting trees in Israel. Another portion of our profits went to the lucky raffle winner’s choice of a Beth Torah social justice project. Robin Hendrikse was the winner and her social justice project was Harvesters. We are proud to help support our community in many ways, thanks to you, our customers.
Passover is the time of year when we gather with our friends and family to tell our story. It is a story of redemption. The story of Why? Over the generations, the Jewish people have asked different “why” questions. We honor all the “whys” and add to them our own questions.
Shalom, Kelly Kaplan, Chairman of The Gift Shop Committee
Monday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday Closed,
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to noon and 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. (during religious school only), Thursday Closed,
Friday 10:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday Closed, Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (during religious school only) and closed an all Holidays.
The gift shop is in need of volunteers to work in the gift shop. Working in the gift shop is easy and is one way to give back to our community. If you have a couple of hours each month, please give the gift shop a try.
Call Kelly Kaplan at (913) 498-1474 to learn more about the volunteer needs.