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Holiday Auction

  • Silent Auction for Yom Kippur Honors
    (significance of honors detailed below)

    All honors can be purchased in honor of somebody else, even if you may not be attending the Services.

    None of the honors require Hebrew reading. The Rabbi will personally guide you with the honor.

    These Kibbudim (honors) have great Segulot powers for blessing and success in all areas of life.

    We will update the highest bids every few days. To bid other amounts please email with the honor and amount.

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    We will notify you by phone or email before the holiday if your bid is the highest.

    Thank you.

    Rabbi Sholom Deitsch

    2017 Yom Kippur Honors

    HonorMinimum BidCurrent BidYour Bid
    Open the Ark Kol Nidrei$180$180
    Hold the 1st Torah for 
    Kol Nidrei

    Hold the 2nd Torah for
    Kol Nidrei

    Hold 3rd Torah for KN$250$250
    Aliya (3available)$180$180
    Maftir Yonah 
    (Biggest Honor)
    Open Ark for Neila$500$770
    CoSponsor Break Fast$180

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    Kol Nidrei

    1) Opening of the Ark.
    It is very meritorious for one to open the Ark, and take out the Torah-scrolls to be held during Kol Nidrei. While removing the Sifrei Torah one should kiss and caress them while confessing his sins
    Opening the Ark, especially the first one, funnels through the blessings of G‑d.

    2) Holding the Torah Scrolls
    It is taught: It is a source of merit to hold any of the scrolls during Kol Nidrei and is a very great privilege (Ari Z"L).
    This honor stands you right next to the cantor installing you as a member of the ecclesiastical court, which annuls all unfulfilled vows, thereby, dispensing forgiveness to the Jewish community.

    3. Maftir Yonah
    This is the most important Aliyah of the day, as well as the last. Tradition tells us that buying this honor is a special segulah for wealth. In communities the world over this merit is bought for thousands of dollars. Remember, you reap what you sow. There can be no better investment than this.

    4. Neilah – "The Closing Prayer"
    This is the final Ark opening of Yom Kippur. Suffice it to say, this is truly the end – the chatimah – of our service and petition to G‑d. This is your final chance, before the "Gates of Heaven" close ("Neilah").
    With this honor you are the "gatekeeper" for our final supplications. Tradition tells us that the one who merits opening the Ark for Neilah will be blessed with long life!

    5. Break the Fast 
    Sponsor the Yom Kippur Break Fast to bring joy to the many Jews who have been fasting all day.

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