We invited friends around the San Francisco Bay Area to join us for a field trip to Afikomen Judaica. Afikomen is one of the few places still in existence that offers Judaica for sale. And that's its only purpose. (Send us a message here if you'd like to be invited to the next visit.)
We were only a few days from Passover, and so we all brought lists of things we may buy. As soon as we entered the shop, we were greeted by a visual display of color, as the purples, reds and blues of the talliot, kippot and other Jewish items delighted our senses.
We all immediately split up to go to various areas of interest within the shop. I had marching orders to obtain some matzoh, and, sure enough, Afikomen had a nice display of matzoh. They even had (shmurah matzah) the round, hand-made kind from Israel! After picking up several boxes, I looked around for a menorah, a hanukkiah, and found one on sale. Others looked for books on Pesach, or tallitot or other items. We even had to text photos of the kippot to a friend so he could see what colors they were!
After our hour-long visit, we all met up outside, compared our purchases, and walked or drove to a nearby restaurant on College. At lunch, we agreed that we had to do this again soon!
Above is a gorgeous Seder plate, part of the Passover display. To the left is a selection of menorahs.
A Visit to Afikomen Judaica
Probably my favorite sign in the store is below, written by Chaim, the delightful owner.
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