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Passover 2013 Green Gift Guide

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Despite its associations with the verdant spring, the way we tend to observe Passover is anything but green. So we’re offering this guide to making your Passover less wasteful and more sustainable, from green cleaning products to recycled wine glasses. “Like” it to share it with your friends. We hope it’s helpful!

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

There are some great green and eco-friendly cleaning supplies out there to help you rid your home of hametz. Simple Green is an all purpose cleaner ($11.75), and there’s also Free and Clear ($5.49). We also love these Full Circle sponges and brushes made from recycled products ($19.99), and these microfiber eco-friendly Cleaning Cloths ($6.99).

Simple Green 13033 All-Purpose Cleaner, $11.75

Free & Clear All-Purpose Cleaner, $5.49

Full Circle Home Specialty Cleaning Set, $19.99

Skoy Eco-friendly Cleaning Cloth, $6.99

Recycled and Reusable Tableware

These greener and reusable dishes and pans wed the convenience of disposable with the conscience of sustainable. Preserve Everyday Tableware offers recycled, dishwasher-safe sets of 4 plates, cups, and bowls ($17.95), 24-count cutlery sets ($12.83), and 3 nested mixing bowls for $21.63. Or, try this set of beautiful bamboo dishes that are single-use, but totally biodegradable ($24.99).

Preserve Everyday Tableware Set, $17.95

Preserve 24 Count on The Go Cutlery, $12.83

Preserve Nested Mixing Bowls, $21.63

Bamboo Studio Party-Pack, $24.99

Shatterproof and Recycled Wine Glasses & Accessories

For the wine at your seder table we suggest these recyclable and shatterproof wine glasses (4 for $12.95) or these recycled glass wine glasses (6 for $61.75). And if you’re looking to bring some rustic class to your brisket, we love this serving tray made out of an old wine barrel ($55). And how about this wooden handled corkscrew ($10.03) to open your wine?

Govino Wine Glass Flexible Shatterproof Recyclable, 4 for $12.95

Recycled Glass Wine Glasses, 6 for $61.75

Wine Barrel Serving Tray with Stave Foot, $55

Wood Professional Corkscrew, $10.03

Organic and Sustainable Kosher Wine

Kosher organic wine is hard to find, but this guide has helped us make our picks. For white, try Yarden Chardonnay ($16.99) or Baron Herzog White Zinfandel, ($7.99) (Baron Herzog is not certified organic, but many of their wines come from “sustainably grown/low spray” grapes.) For red, we love Barkan Cabernet Savignon, ($10.19) and Elvi Mati Rioja Tempranillo ($21.99).

Yarden Chardonnay, $16.99

Baron Herzog White Zinfandel, $7.99

Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon Classic, $10.19

2009 Elvi Mati Rioja Tempranillo, $21.99

We hope you enjoy the selection as much as we do! And check out our Classic Passover 2013 Gift Guide for our favorite seder plates, matzah covers, and seder essentials.

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Posted on March 15, 2013

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Passover 2013 Gift Guide

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Whether you’re hosting your own seder and looking for a new matzah cover, or going to someone else’s and want to bring them a great gift, we’ve come up with our top picks of seder basics and some special items to spruce things up. Enjoy!

Seder Plates

We’re offering dozens of wonderful seder plate options at all price points, but we especially love this classic silver seder plate ($278), this pomegranate themed stainless steel seder plate ($119) and this show-stopping Jerusalem stone seder plate with blue cups and illuminated Hebrew text ($385).

Silver Seder Plate with Floral Pattern and Ovals, $278

Glass and Metal Passover Seder Plate from Shraga Landesman, $104

Pomegranates, Circular Stainless Steel Passover Seder Plate, $119

Jerusalem Stone Seder Plate with Blue Cups and Illuminated Hebrew Text, $385

Matzah Covers

If you can’t invest in a seder plate, a matzah cover is a more affordable but still beautiful and useful gift for yourself or your host. This simple elegant design features olive branches and pomegranates ($35). There’s also dozens by popular Israeli artist Yair Emanuel, including this painted silk cover with red sea imagery ($27) and this raw silk cover with bird applique ($76). If you’re looking for something with a more modern aesthetic, we like this round white cover, with mod-looking lettering ($54).

Pomegranates, Olive Branches, and Hebrew Pesach Matzah Cover, $35

Crossing The Red Sea Matzah Cover Set By Yair Emanuel, $27

Yair Emanuel Silk Matzah Cover Set with Birds on Blue Background, $76

Black and Blue Embroidered Pesach, Matzah, Maror Matzah Cover, $54

Matzah Plates

Matzah covers are only used at the seders and maybe on Shabbat, but a matzah plate or holder is useful all week. We like this metal and wood holder that has the matzah standing up like record albums ($60). This nickel and wood plate is very classy and charming ($35). We also love this glass matzah plate with gold and blue ($39), and this tin matzah box decorated with pomegranates ($19).

Metal and Wood Matzah Holder from Shraga Landesman, $60

Nickel and Wood Matzah Plate with Hebrew Text and Grapevines, $35

Glass Matzah Plate with Leaves on Blue, $39

Decorated Tin Matzah Box by Yair Emanuel in Blue with Pomegranate Design, $17

Haggadot & Books

The obvious Passover book choice is a haggadah, and there are endless options. For a family with young children, we love Joyous Haggadah: The Illuminated Story of Passover, which is comic-book style ($8.95); for slightly older children A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices ($16.20) is fantastic; and another great one is Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander’s New American Haggadah ($19.79). If you tend more towards fiction when giving gifts, why not try the classic Exodus by Leon Uris ($7.99) (it’s not really about the Passover story, but it’s still pretty relevant and a fun read).

Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah, $8.95

A Night to Remember, $16.20

New American Haggadah, $19.79

Exodus, $7.99

Wine-related Gifts

Finally, when you’ve got a holiday so focused on wine, why not bring a wine-related gift. This Metrokane Vertical Rabbit Corkscrew makes opening any bottle a breeze ($45). This set of six bottle stoppers in bright colors is fun and very functional ($14.99), much like these Passover wine charms, that help guests be sure which glass is theirs ($40). And there’s also this beautiful wall-mounted wine rack, for storing the leftovers ($30).

Metrokane Vertical Rabbit, $45

Set of 6 Zyliss Bottle Stoppers, $14.99

Passover Wine Charms, $40

Wall-Mounted Wine Rack, $30

We hope you enjoy the selection as much as we do! The MyJewishLearning store has literally thousands of items for holidays and any time of year, and MyJewishLearning, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, receives a percentage of the proceeds of any gift you buy.

Happy early Passover to you and yours!

Posted on March 8, 2013

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