Zach and Nancy Brooks
The Jewish Collection celebrates traditions of Passover with cookbook and joke book giveaway
The Jewish Collection, a family-owned specialty store located in Scottsdale celebrates the Passover season with its annual gift giveaway. For the 6th year, store owner Nancy Brooks will be handing out the Pesach cookbook featuring a collection of customer’s Passover recipes added to year after year, along with a book of lighthearted Passover jokes to help keep the kids entertained during the Seder gathering. The complimentary books will be available for pick-up beginning Friday, March 30.
“The Passover rituals are centered on a traditional feast where friends and family come to the table,” said store owner, Nancy Brooks. “Each year, we invite the community to submit their family recipes so we can create a cookbook to share with other families. We also thought it would be fun to make a book of our favorite jokes and song parodies to keep the children and some of the adults interested and entertained during Seder.”
The cookbook includes family favorites for breakfast, appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts. “Grandma Gussie’s Cremzel” and “Make you forget its Passover Eggplant Parmesan” are just two family recipes the book features. All recipes are Kosher for Passover.
The Jewish Collection is located at 10820 N. 71st Place, near the northwest corner of Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road where they have a wide variety of beautiful Seder plates and serving pieces, kosher cooking utensils, adult and children’s Passover story books and other holiday accessories and gifts.
The Jewish Collection is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the store at (480) 368-0001 or visit www.thejewishcollection.com.
About The Jewish Collection
The Jewish Collection opened in 2006 to provide a place for Jews in the Valley to find all of the items needed for life events, holidays and gifts. The 3,200 sq. foot store features more than 25,000 items, including more than 200 different tallitot (prayer shawls), a beautiful selection of ketubahs (wedding contracts), a wide array of mezuzah covers and scrolls, along with a variety of holiday and everyday items celebrating Jewish life. For more information, visit www.thejewishcollection.com.
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Passover Holiday and Traditions Guest Zach Brooks
In 2006, Zach Brooks and his wife Nancy signed a lease agreement for their original retail space in Scottsdale and opened The Jewish Collection. The concept behind the store was to provide a place for Jews to find all of the items needed for life events and holidays, as well as a rich collection of art, books and gifts. The store showcases more than 25,000 items, including more than 200 different tallitot (prayer shawls), a beautiful selection of ketubahs (wedding contracts), a wide array of mezuzah covers and scrolls, along with a variety of holiday and everyday items celebrating Jewish life. While the store is still located in Scottsdale, they recently moved to new space with a more open floor plan for display and more storage. Married and raising for sons prepared the Brooks well for their working partnership. Nancy oversees buying, day-to-day operations at the store and customer service, while Zach oversees technology, communications and finance. Together the Brooks works closely with local rabbis to ensure the religious items follow Jewish law and meet kosher standards.
The Jewish Collection is also dedicated to contributing to the growth of the Jewish community in the greater Phoenix area. It has sponsored a number of educational events and provided more than $150,000 in financial support to Jewish and secular organizations since 2006, including Jewish day schools, synagogues and both Israeli and secular charities. Most recently, they held an interactive fundraiser with renowned Judaica artist, Gary Rosenthal.