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Six places to buy a menorah in Tampa Bay

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 22 this year.

From highly artistic to elegantly simple to downright practical, here is a selection of menorahs for the Festival of Lights. Whether given as gifts or for personal use, these can be found in local galleries, museums and synagogues.

Shapiro’s Gallery

While the gallery of fine American craft has a robust selection of Judaica, including the stunning blue wave menorah (pictured above), it’s also heavy on blown glass, ceramics, yard sculpture and incredible art jewelry, making it a great place to shop for gifts. And they offer gift-wrapping.

300 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 894-2111. shapirosgallery.com.

Syd Entel Galleries

"Flor D'luz" glass menorah by Fay Miller, $550. Available at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor.
"Flor D'luz" glass menorah by Fay Miller, $550. Available at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor. [ Courtesy of Syd Entel Galleries ]

Amid the gallery’s paintings and glass art, you’ll find Fay Miller’s sculptural menorah that doubles as fine art.

247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 725-1808. sydentelgalleries.com.

Temple Beth-El

Stone mosaic menorah, $125. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
Stone mosaic menorah, $125. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Times ]

While the gift shop doesn’t keep regular hours, if you call in advance they’re happy to open for you. They stock an entire wall of Hanukkah merchandise, including colorful candles for the menorahs. Their selection ranges from highly artistic to inexpensive ones suitable for travel. They also have electric menorahs for those concerned about fire safety.

Jerusalem menorah, $40. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
Jerusalem menorah, $40. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Times ]
World temples menorah, $90. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
World temples menorah, $90. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Times ]
Glass menorah with stone base, $185. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
Glass menorah with stone base, $185. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Times ]
Brass menorah, $25. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
Brass menorah, $25. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Times ]
Acrylic menorah, $20. Star of David menorah, $8. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
Acrylic menorah, $20. Star of David menorah, $8. Available at the gift shop at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Times ]

400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 347-6136. templebeth-el.com.

Florida CraftArt

Glass menorah by Mary Ann Ziegler, $250. Available at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg.
Glass menorah by Mary Ann Ziegler, $250. Available at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg. [ Courtesy of Florida CraftArt ]

Find menorahs made by Florida artists, like Mary Ann Ziegler’s elegant glass one or Terry Andrews’ clever flameless glass menorah that features removable flames.

Glass menorah by Terry Andrews, $395. Available at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg.
Glass menorah by Terry Andrews, $395. Available at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg. [ Courtesy of Florida CraftArt ]

501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 821-7391. floridacraftart.org.

Florida Holocaust Museum

Tulip menorah, $25. Available at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.
Tulip menorah, $25. Available at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | TIMES ]

Among the selection in the museum’s gift shop is an elegant tulip menorah, a bejeweled Hamsa menorah and a handy LED travel menorah.

Hamsa menorah, $35. Available at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.
Hamsa menorah, $35. Available at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | TIMES ]
Travel menorah, $15. Available at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.
Travel menorah, $15. Available at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | TIMES ]

55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100. flholocaustmuseum.org.

Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa

The synagogue’s Jaffa Gate Judaica store stocks LED menorahs, as well as more traditional ones and a floral Tree of Life menorah. Visit their website for store hours.

LED menorah, $45; Star of David menorah, $27; Tree of Life menorah, $40. Available at Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa.
LED menorah, $45; Star of David menorah, $27; Tree of Life menorah, $40. Available at Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa. [ Courtesy of Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa ]
Brass and silver menorah, $60. Available at Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa.
Brass and silver menorah, $60. Available at Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa. [ MAGGIE DUFFY | Courtesy of Shoresh David Messianic Synagogues ]

4320 W Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa. (813) 831-5673. shoreshdavid.org.

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