Join us at Thousand Oaks Country Club on Sunday, May 15th for an evening of dinner, dancing and final bidding on our exciting auction!  Gala tickets are $100 per plate.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your tickets today!  Online bidding is open now and will continue until 5 PM on Friday, May 13th.  Good luck!

 

Item #1

MEN’S APPLE WATCH

Apple Watch

New-in-the-box, large 42mm stainless steel face, sapphire crystal, retina display, ceramic black dial, Leather Loop (large) band (black) with adjustable magnetic closure, quilted Venezia leather

Value (Apple’s Price): $699

Current Bid:  $300-David Alfonso

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Item #2

SONDERS ELECTRIC PEDAL-ASSIST BIKE

Auction Bike

Pedal once, hit the throttle, and you’re gliding without effort for 20-30 minutes (at least), at a maximum of 20 MPH or 30-50 mile range ! No road license necessary, and because this is considered a “pedal assist” bike, it’s legal on all the bike trails. This bike is brand new, professionally assembled and only used once to make our demonstration video.

And with those tires, you’re good-to-go on sand or snow, too. A spare battery (lithium) is also provided, so stick it in a back-pack, you’ll get at least an hour of perpetual fun ! This bike is brand new, right outta the box, professionally assembled.

Value with Xtra battery, shipping costs, assembly, etc.:  $1,000.00

CURRENT BID: $350--Rick Stevens

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Item #3

St. Maarten Vacation Villa 6 days/7 nights!

Auction Villa

Villa Ayanna is centrally located on the hillside of Pelican Key on the Dutch side of the Island. It is 10-15 minutes from the SXM airport. The Villa is surrounded by other family owned villas and is walled and gated for privacy. The villa affords 180 degree views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea from the private pool deck. The view is stunning - sailboats, cruise ships, private mega yachts and, of course, beautiful sunsets.

The open architecture of the villa allows for private space when traveling with a large family or multiple couples. There are three oversized bedrooms, each with a king, queen, or full-sized bed; all with en-suite bathrooms. A large kitchen, dining room and two living room areas complete the villa. For your convenience, a full-size washer and dryer. A large outdoor dining area faces the Caribbean Sea. Housekeeping service is available during your stay for an additional charge, ranges from $40 for 4 hours minimum and up.

Beautiful pristine sandy beaches are within walking distance. Shops, restaurants, a casino and the nightlife of Simpson Bay are only minutes away, and the other side of the island on the French side is no more than 1 hours drive. Everything on the island is within easy reach.

Enjoy free internet, cable TV and an island cell phone (cell phone minutes are available for purchase). If interested, reserve this in advance, so arrangements can be made for your trip.

Our property manager will pick you up from the Car Rental (car rental not included) and escort you to your villa in Paradise.

Maximum Occupancy
6 Adults or 2 Adults and 5 kids or 4 Adults and 3 kids (we only have the 3 bed’s listed above, there are no additional sleeping areas).

One Week (7 days, 6 Nights). Vacation time is from April 15 – November 15, 2017.

Important: Since website rental availability changes day to day, always refer to VRBO #484696 website for up to date availability information. Unless the week is officially reserved, it is available to the public for rental. It is best to reserve your dates as soon as you can, to get your preferable vacation dates.

Value $2,800                                              

Opening Bid: $1,200

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Item #4

Go on an Adventure with Mitch Kahn!

Auction FlyWithMitch

Mitch will fly you from Lowell Airport, to your choice of small airports in his single-engine Piper, within a sensible radius, where you’ll have dinner or a fly-in breakfast. For reasons of safety (and balance of the aircraft), you cannot weigh more than 200 lb. The date of this exciting experience will be determined by you and Mitch. Fly high…..and bid even higher !!!

Value: Priceless !(ok, well….actually about $250)

Current Bid--$151-Steve Van Shteffy Horowitz

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Item #5

Greek Dinner

Greek Dinner for Six with Linda & Gregg Zizos

The Zizos family will create a genuine Greek feast for up to six people at the Zizos home, using authentic Greek recipes from the “old country”. This has been a tradition that a few lucky Congregants have already been able to take advantage of, in past auctions.   The culinary delights (from appetizers to desserts) that the Zizos family is able to concoct, is absolutely amazing.

They prefer that the winning bidder redeem their prize by November 25, 2016; on a Saturday or Sunday evening. Yum.

Value: $400 (that’s what was paid in 2013 & 2015 auction)

Current Bid:  $300 Roovain Natan

Item #6

18 Holes of Golf for 4 People during the 2016 Season

Play Golf at Your Choice of these private courses:

  • Watermark Country Club
  • Stone Water Country Club
  • Sunnybrook Country Club
  • Thousand Oaks Country Club

(Generously donated by Barb & Gary Adelman)

Includes cart rental, must be redeemed any time on a Monday or Tuesday (or Sat. after 2:00 during Sept./Oct.) Need to schedule in advance. No Holiday Availability. Includes greens fees and cart rentals.

Value: $260

Opening Bid:  $100

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Item #7

Singtrix Party Karaoke System

Auction Singrix Karaoke

Works with any music and any device. Plug in your PC, smart phone or tablet. For karaoke tracks, use the Singtrix App, YouTube or your existing karaoke music player. As a last-minute option use standard songs from your personal iTunes or mp3 library. The Song Voice feature lowers existing vocals in standard music.

Value: $350

Current Bid:  $211--Steve Van Shteffy Horowitz

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Item #8

Michigan Football Tickets

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Two Tickets to see the University of Michigan take on the Hoosiers of Indiana University on Nov. 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium! Generously donated by Mark & Louise Finkelstein.

Section 16 (corner end zone), Row 35, Seats 13 and 14.
PLUS
A $100 Visa Gift Card to purchase food and/or souvenirs at the game!

Value: $270

Current Bid:  $180--Patti Moed

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Item#9

Michael Aram Giftware Generously donated by Siegel Jewelers

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Michael Aram is an award-winning American-Armenian metal-ware, home-ware and fine jewelry designer. He launched his first metal ware collection in 1989 after taking a trip to India where he began working with traditional artisanal techniques. He set up a self-named boutique in Manhattan in 2007. In 2014, he launched his first fine jewelry collection. This giftware set includes:

Tree of Life Candlesticks, value $160.00

Tree of Life Seder plate, value $170.00

Wisteria vase, value $115.00.

Total value $445.00

Current Bid:  $300--Karen Padnos

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Item #10

Shabbat Dinner with the Schadicks

Auction Shabbat Schadick

Shabbat Dinner for SIX at the Schadick House this Fall or Winter.

Come to Services at 6:15, and then join Rabbi, Susan, and Shira for a delicious home-cooked dinner immediately following. The date to be mutually agreed upon.

Rabbi will be the head chef, with Susan and Shira helping out, to make this a wonderfully hospitable and enjoyable evening.

Value: Priceless (well….went for >$400 last year)

Current Bid:  $325--Chaya Bat Shimshon

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Auction Item #11

Anya Hindmarch Canvas Tote Bag

Auction Tote Bag2

The ultimate in fashion design. Anyone who knows about Anya Hindmarch products from London knows high quality, meticulous crafting, AND prestige. Most bags from this company range between $1500-2000. The MSRP price tag on this tote bag is “only” $495. Generously and anonymously donated.

Value: $495 (price tag)

Current Bid: $100--Len Robinson

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Item #12

A Day Brewing Beer With Josh Wease

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Josh will supply the equipment AND ingredients. The winner (and their family, if they choose) will hang out with the Wease’s for an afternoon to brew a batch (about TWO cases worth !!) of beer….ale style of their choice. The winner will then receive the cases of beer once they’re bottled approximately 2-4 weeks later.

According to Josh: “ Ancient law mandates drinking beer and eating grilled food, while making the beer (lest the brew be cursed !!.”  OK….that means that the Wease’s will be grilling that afternoon.

Of course, must be 21 to bid, says Josh the panicky lawyer.

Value: PRICELESS

Opening bid: $75 (increments of $10)

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Item #13

APPLE WATCH SPORT

Auction Apple Watch 2

Generously donated by Dennis & Machelle Hammond

  • New in the box, Never worn
  • 38MM Face
  • 7000 Series, Space Gray Aluminum
  • 316-L Black Sports Band
  • ION-X Glass Retina Display
  • REQUIRES I-PHONE 5, 5C, 5S, 6,6-PLUS, 6S; & IOS 8.2 OR MORE

Value: (APPLE MSRP): $299

Current Bid:  $150--Mary Schwartz

(increase in increments of $20)

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Item #14

High Holy Days Reserved Parking

Auction Parking Space

Rabbi Schadick has generously offered up his reserved parking spot, up close to the building for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Avoid the rush and the long walk through the crowded parking lot!  

VALUE: PRICELESS (ESPECIALLY IN BAD WEATHER)

Opening Bid: $50 (Increments of $5)

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Item #15

Magaschoni (N.Y.) & Leigh’s Women’s Fashion

Matching Sweater Dress & Long Cardigan

Auction Dress

Sized small, although somewhat generous (might fit Med., too)

Cotton / Rayon combination

Brand new with tags

Surprisingly light-weight

Gorgeous gradation of colors, to show off the bright white

Price tag on Dress: $298

Price tag on Long Cardigan: $398

Opening Bid is for the set: $100 (increments of $10)

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Item #16

Painting "Where Were You?"
 by Len Robinson

acrylic on canvas 48" wide x 36" tall

AuctionLen Painting

This painting was created for the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids 2016 production of the play For This Moment Alone. 

To hear the artist describe the work, click HERE.

Opening bid: $300

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