Updated September 1, 2020
On occasion, congregations replace large quantities of siddurim, machzorim and/or chumashim and are happy to make their no-longer needed seforim and other ritual items available to others at minimal or no cost, usually asking the recipient congregations simply to arrange for pick-up or bear the shipping costs. Given the dynamic nature of such “transactions”, while this list is updated frequently, no assurance of availability, condition or quantity can be offered, with NAASE and USCJ serving simply as the announcement conduit for the information, as we receive it from the participating kehillot.
Please contact the individual named below directly to inquire about availability, condition, age, edition, shipping options and . . . .
Where SC is indicated in the Cost column, there is no cost other than actual shipping costs.
To list the availability of any such items, or to remove a listing once it no longer is active, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank the listing congregations and their respective executives and other leaders for their generosity and their courtesies.
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|Donor Congregation / Contact||Item||Quantity||Cost||Available|
|Glen Rock Jewish Center
Glen Rock, NJ
|Temple Beth Tzedek
Dr. Laurence Boxer
|Siddur Sim Shalom (1985 ed)||300||SC||07/20|
|Institute for Judaic Studies and Services
|Congregation Beth Shalom
Napa Valley, CA
|Gates of Repentance Machzor (1978 ed)||200||SC||09/19|
|Temple Sinai – Oakland
|Gates of Repentance Machzor (1978 ed)||1000||SC||09/19|
|Beth Abraham Congregation
|Temple Avodat Shalom
River Edge, NJ
|New Union Prayer Book: Days of Awe||920||SC||09/19|
|Temple Beth Israel
Longboat Key, FL
|Gates of Repentance Machzor||400||SC||08/19|
|Rabbinical Assembly Machzor||1150||SC||11/18|
|Congregation Shaarey Zedek
|Harlow Machzor (2nd Edition)
(With Congregation Shaarey Zedek imprinted on front cover)
|Siddur Sim Shalom||150||SC||07/18|
|Congregation Har Shalom
|Siddur Shir Chadash (Youth and Family)||35||SC||07/18|
|Marlboro Jewish Center
Cantor Wayne Krieger
|Adath Israel Congregation
|Siddur Hadash (Sabbath and Festivals)
A Minyan of Comfort
|Congregation Ner Tamid
San Fransisco, CA
Rabbinical Assembly Machzor
|West End Synagogue
|Congregation Anshai Torah
|New Mahzor for RH/YK (1998, Greenberg/Levine)||500||SC||01/19|
|Am Hayam Havurah
Cape Cod, MA
|Gates of Repentance||300||SC||05/17|
|Congregation of Moses
|Siddur Sim Shalom
|Congregation Etz Chaim
|Siddur Sim Shalom||50||SC||03/17|
|Beth Jacob Congregation
Redwood City, CA
|Tiku Shofar (USCJ)||250||SC||05/17|
|Tifereth Israel Congregation
New Bedford, MA
|Siddur Sim Shalom||300||SC||05/17|
|Temple Israel of Sharon
|Congregation Gesher L’Torah
Siddur Sim Shalom
|Anshe Emet Synagogue
Gates of Prayer
P’nei Shabbat Family Siddur
Russian Haggadot (RA Edition)
|Beth Sholom Congregation
Marcia Newfeld, FSA
|Eit Ratzon Siddur
Art Scroll Machzor
(Sukkot, Pesach, Shavuot)
* LP refers to volumes that are Large Print editions.
Our colleague Noah Levine of the Jewish Community Legacy Project expedites the sale and gifting of a variety of ritual items from congregations that are closing or are merging. Currently, his office is expediting the sale of a Torah in Pennsylvania and two Torahs in New York. In addition, a congregation in Rocky Mount, NC is looking for their Sanctuary items shown in the photo below, to be adopted by a synagogue or other Jewish institution. Please contact Noah Levine for more information.
Jamie Isaacson of the now-closed Beth Abraham Synagogue in Auburn, ME has been charged with selling the congregation’s three Torahs and a Haftorah scroll (see photo below), with the proceeds going to the synagogue’s Cemetery Perpetual Care Endowment Fund. Photos and specific information about all of these scrolls can be viewed here. You can e-mail Jamie for any additional information.
Sadly, Congregation B’nai Torah in Highland Park, IL has closed after 60 years. But they are hoping to find a good home for their Ark, Ner Tamid, Menorah, and Twin Menorah Podia. (See the photos below.) Please contact Hillel Singer for more information at Hillel@konik.com.
The Ark: 8 feet wide x 8 feet tall x 3 feet deep
The Ner Tamid: 3-4 feet wide x 5-6 feet tall x 1 foot deep
The Menorah: 5 feet wide x 8 feet tall x 1 foot deep
The Menorah Podia: 4 feet wide x 3 feet tall (5 feet with stand)
In Ohio, a longtime synagogue with a history that dates back to the 1890’s, is finally closing. A host of items are available for adoption from Beth Abraham Congregation in Zanesville, OH. Please contact Steve Edelstein for more information.