Just the Right Gifts for Rosh Hashana

rosh hashana breakfast basketHostess Gifts for Rosh Hashana

So you’ve been lucky enough to be invited to a delicious meal to kick off the Jewish New Year – now what can you do to say “thank you”?

After cooking for the Rosh Hashana crowd, your hosts won’t want to think about cooking the next meal! So surprise them with a perfect New Year’s breakfast! Send a Rosh Hashana gift basket including a delicious honey cake, some Bellagio coffee and an assortment of teas, and a jar of Sarabeth’s honey. Instead of dreading the post-meal dish washing, they will go to bed dreaming about a delicious, no-fuss breakfast you’ve provided. And you’ll be the first guest they invite back to break the fast!

Jewish New Year Gifts for the College Crowd

Rosh Hashana tower gift for college students

New college Freshmen can feel lonely on Rosh Hashana. For many it’s their first Jewish holiday spent away from home. Sending a gift for them to share with roommates, dorm residents and friends will kick off their New Year with joy. Everyone loves getting that little “you’ve got a package” slip in their college mailbox. Challah Connection’s Tower of Tradition gives them an exciting bunch of delicious little packages to unwrap and enjoy. They’ve love the traditional fresh apples and honey, rugelach, and amazing chocolate caramel apples. It’s a great way to share their Jewish traditions with college buddies. Or choose to send them a basket of Rosh Hashana essentials: challah, apples and honey, babka and rugelah (yes, we consider rugelah “essential”!). We have many other kosher gift baskets to choose from, too – just visit the website.

Kosher Gifts for Corporate Giving

Corporate gift for Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year

If you’re in need of a Jewish New Year gift for colleagues or clients, especially if you need a kosher gift, our elegant wine gift crate will always be a hit. A bottle of Binyamina Cabernet Sauvignon, delicious smoked sockeye salmon and flatbread crackers, some rugelach and fancy cashew nuts as well as a box of chocolate truffles – what could be a better way to say Happy New Year? The dark seagrass tray is a stylish accessory they’ll want to hold on to. It will always remind them of your thoughtful gesture.

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Our Apple Cake Featured in New York Times

Apple Cake Featured in New York Times

A couple of weeks before Rosh Hashana, we got a call from Florence Fabricant of the New York Times. She was interested in our apple cake for her column in the Dining In section of the Times. She asked if we could please send her one. “Of course, how many would you like?” was my response. Freshly baked and wrapped, the cake was whisked off by Fedex to arrive at her home the next morning. Needless to say, we were thrilled when she called a few days later to inform us that the cake would indeed be featured in the paper on September 15. It was a very exciting–and busy–time, indeed. After hundreds of  apple cakes baked, wrapped and shipped, we were finally able to relax and enjoy the holiday! Thanks to all who read the article and purchased the cake.

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Rosh Hashanah is sooner than you think!

Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday, September 18. And starting in late June, we threw ourselves into Rosh Hashanah planning! The end result you’ll see is a gorgeous selection of Jewish New Year gift baskets on our Challah Connection website – beautiful photos and detailed descriptions of gift baskets with a variety of items and at various price points. But did you ever wonder how we get to that end result?

It doesn’t happen overnight! Here are just some of the steps we go through:

• Brainstorm new Rosh Hashanah gift basket ideas, often with one major component as the “featured item”

• Attend the New York Fancy Food and Confectioners Show, walking for miles and evaluating a host of new products – tasting, rating packaging and product size, and reviewing kosher certifications

• Seek out other new products from magazine and online articles

• Contact manufacturers, request samples, and nosh!

• Assemble items in all sorts of configurations to determine the best mix of products in any Rosh Hashanah gift

• Work on finding the right mix of products, quantities, and costs to give you, our loyal customers, the best value possible

• Pore over basket catalogs until we find the ideal basket to hold the items we like

• Schedule appointments with our team of photographers and food stylists so we can get the best photos of our new offerings

• Write the descriptions for our new products, making sure to accurately represent the delicious items included in all of our kosher gift baskets

• Process all of this data in the necessary formats to get the product information, photos, and descriptions uploaded onto our website so you, our friends, can find the perfect Rosh Hashanah gifts!

you can see, it’s a lot to get through and takes more than a few days to get our Rosh Hashanah gift department up and running! And since so many of you become friends and customers for life, we want to continually offer you new and exciting products. We try to always keep your favorites, but want you to have the opportunity to try new things and be excited by finding the perfect Jewish New Year gift for each of your loved ones. And finding new things for you is one of the best parts of our job!

that we have finalized what our new offerings, we have a photo shoot scheduled for next week and hope to have all of our new products on the Challah Connection website shortly. Check back often – we’re always adding wonderful new things for you! And don’t hesitate to tell us if there are specific things you’re looking for that we don’t currently have. We’ll do our best to get it for you! In the meantime, we hope you are having a wonderful summer and are looking forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah with you and wishing you all a L’Shana Tova!

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