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Local resources available for menorahs, Hanukkah activities

Does anyone know where to get a menorah in Ashland? We used to get all of our Judaica at Unicorn before they closed.

— Kathy, via online

With Hanukkah just around the corner, those looking for their Judaica can still find what they need locally.

Menorahs have eight holders for candles or oil and an additional holder for the attendant candle, which is lit first and used to light the other candles from right to left throughout the evenings of Hanukkah — Dec. 10-18 this year. Menorahs may be placed in a central doorway, on a table near a doorpost, or on a street-facing windowsill.

In Ashland, Paddington Station carries menorahs and Havurah Synagogue started a sale Nov. 30 for all Hanukkah items. Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Oregon stocks menorahs in their gift shop. They ask that you call ahead to schedule a time to stop by.

In Medford, Michael’s craft store stocks menorahs, and Target sells menorah candle packs.

Looking for menorah lighting ceremonies? Chabad of Southern Oregon has scheduled eight nights of Hanukkah (live-streamed) starting from the Ashland Plaza Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. More information is available atchabadofashland.org. The website has the full low-down on all things Hanukkah — the basics, how-to tips, stories, recipes and kids activities. Temple Emek Shalom offers meditations, Shabbat table blessings, Torah study and Hanukkah services via Zoom throughout the month.

Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; or by email to youasked@rosebudmedia.com.