Sandler buys ‘plumber’s menorah’

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Shooting a film with 2 other Yids last week, spotted and bought plumber’s menorah” at NY hardware shop. The film? “Yen Din Ka Kissa.”
by ANT KATZ | Mar 13, 2016

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Adam Sandler, shooting a film with two other Jewish stars last week, spotted and bought a "plumber’s menorah” at a NY hardware shop. He spotted it in the window while shooting a Noah Baumbach film, “Yen Din Ka Kissa,” on the Upper West Side and sent a staffer to buy it for him.

“I was told he saw it in our store window when he got out of his trailer, which was in front of Beacon Paint, and asked a crew member to go buy it,” store co-owner Steven Stark said.

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RIGHT: Noah Baumbach, Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler filming a movie in New York City, March 8, 2016. (Steve Sands/GC Images)

Stark has been making the unusual menorahs out of pipe fittings as a pet project for about a dozen years. They retail for $150. It is not clear why the store was displaying the creations in March, more than three months after Chanukah.

Stark’s brother and store co-owner Bruce Stark personally thanked Sandler for the purchase when he spotted the actor leaving his makeup trailer.

“Whatever he does, he never hides the fact that he’s Jewish,” Bruce Stark said, recounting that he told Sandler he admires his “The Chanukah Song.” “He’s as proud of being Jewish as I am.”

Stark said he tried to give Sandler his money back and make the menorah a gift, but Sandler insisted he keep it.

“You don’t give it away to a guy who makes a lot of money, you charge him for it,” Sandler told Stark.

According to JTA, the Baumbach film, parts of which were being shot last week on West 78th Street near Amsterdam Avenue, also features Jewish actors Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.


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