The Star Bazaar Gift Shop
The Star Bazaar Gift Shop
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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This shop is part of Bethlehem Bible College & found on the College premises. Therefore you should look out for the Bethlehem Bible College signage. We are selling Olive Wood products (Carvings, crosses and Nativity sets), Books, Embroidery, Phoenician glass, Mosaic, Felt items, Glass Shard Christmas tree ornaments, Original paintings on Olive Wood, Jewelry, Leather products and MANY ITEMS not tot be found anywhere else. Funds are used for scholarships and general upkeep of the College. Our mission is to fulfill our call according to Matthew 28:19-20 - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you (NRSV). Your support will help us to not only touch, teach & train Christians in the Holy Land to be disciples of Christ, but also to reach the precious people in the Arab world teaching them about Christ our Savior.
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Verlena B
San Antonio, TX3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
My guess shop visit was an enjoyable one and the gifts are really nice. I love the olive wood carvings and thank you for receiving our group. I enjoyed putting the gift cards together for the shop.
Written 13 November 2019
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betsyadams1904
Beaverton, OR1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Friends
Great place to shop for nice pieces & support the local population. Items are made by local artists & some reflect on local life.
Written 7 November 2019
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raybranton
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Star Bazaar Gift Shop is an excellent place to find authentic items from the region. All the items are high quality. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Written 22 September 2019
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DayTrip24965303795
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Business
The Star Bazaar Gift Shop have a variety of gifts that are hand made and make wonderful gifts. I bought several magnets, a hand carved nativity scene. Staff are very helpful and wrapped all my gifts so keep them brom breaking while traveling.
Written 15 August 2019
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jdmcgougan
Powell River, Canada1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Friends
I visited this shop with my tour and I was blown away by the selection they offered. I bought the majority of my souvenirs here and was very pleased with the prices. They had everything from kitchen spoons to the cutes wool sheep and everything in between. There is something for everyone.
Written 9 August 2019
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Pioneer53480777808
Axbridge, UK1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Star Bazzar has original and authentic gifts for you to take home as a gift for that special family and especially as Bethlehem remembrance gift at Christmas. Items are packed with care with friendly staff or packed to be sent home when suitcases are full! A key feature of the Star Bazzar is that items are cheaper than local souvenir shops but always of high quality. The Star Bazzar is not a big
business but a non profit organiesation putting profits into the education and training of young people at Bethlehem Bible College. I like that.
Written 21 June 2019
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GrandTour67266114991
1 contribution
May 2019 • Family
Anita has put together an amazing gift shop. Apart from the wide-ranging selection of items available, I was impressed to know that every purchase helps hard-working craftsmen with a fair wage to live on and no commission made. Also, this helps with the amazing mission of BethBC
Written 10 June 2019
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Randall O
Tacoma, WA9 contributions
Jun 2019
Star Bazaar moved to a more spacious and visible location in the Bishara Awad Building on the Bethlehem Bible College campus. All products (e.g., olive wood, Hebron glass, ornaments, jewelry, textiles, etc.) are excellently crafted by local Palestinian artisans. Each item is remarkably well priced. The ambiance of the shop is bright, given the natural lighting through the open-air and glass environment, allowing shoppers to clearly see all artifacts. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 7 June 2019
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Kay Munayer
Jerusalem, Israel7 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
There were many things I liked about the Star Bazar gift shop, it was clean, ordered, good variety of products made by people with different challenges, it believes in fair trade, the staff were helpful, engaging but above all HONEST. Because of the above and the efficient and good service I received I have returned several times and have yet to be disappointed.
Written 6 June 2019
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dianeeex3
New York City, NY1 contribution
May 2019 • Family
My family had an incredible time at The Star Bazaar. It was a fantastic place to get souvenirs, to learn about Palestine AND contribute to the well-being of Palestinians.

I LOVED this store. There are unique products here to bring back home - all made by local artisans and workers. We purchased beautiful necklaces and earrings in Arabic, vases, toys, a tray, Christmas ornaments, and much more. Everything was priced SO well and is extremely affordable.

The manager ensures that these workers are paid fairly and well. In fact, she refuses to take a cut of the profit (Many other souvenir shops and tour companies receive 30% commission) in order to make sure the locals are paid well. Other companies severely underpay local workers. When you shop here, you know that your money is being spent well as opposed to other stores. It contributes to the development and well-being of Palestinians. For people of faith, this is a great way to put your "money where your faith is" and love your neighbor well.

I plan on purchasing from the shop's online store because I believe in their mission and love what they do.
Written 4 June 2019
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THE STAR BAZAAR GIFT SHOP (Bethlehem) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM