Essence Gift Shop
Essence, the gift shop at the J, located on the main level, stocks a wide selection of Jewish books and music in addition to Judaica items, giftware, cards and jewelry. Items we carry include:
- Prayerbooks (siddurim)
- Classical and modern translations and commentaries on the Tanach and Chumash
- Hebrew and Yiddish dictionaries
- Vast array of books on many Jewish topics including religion, philosophy, history, novels, humor, memoirs and biographies
- The largest selection of Jewish CDs in Houston - Klezmer, Yiddish, Hebrew, Israeli, Mizrachi, Sephardi, cantorial, humor, children's and many other genres
- Essence Kids - a wonderful selection of children’s books, toys and crafts with Jewish themes or authors
- Gift registry for weddings, births and other special occasions as well as courtesy gift-wrapping
- The ERJCC gift card in any denomination, which can be used for services, classes or products anywhere in the ERJCC
|Mon - Thurs
||11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
|Fri & Sun
||11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Essence is run primarily by dedicated volunteers, and there are currently spots open on the volunteer team. Volunteers should enjoy interacting with people and have a basic knowledge of computers. Training will be provided. Please contact Marilyn Hassid firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-729-3200 ext. 3228 for more information.