May 22, 2024
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Concert and Auction Raises Funds for IDF Soldiers


Crown Heights residents gathered for a Chanukah party and fundraiser at The Arches in Crown Heights on the 8th night of Chanukah to raise funds to support IDF soldiers on the front lines in the war in Israel. Full Story, Photos, Video

By COLlive reporter
Photos: Itzik Roytman/COLlive

Crown Heights residents gathered for a Chanukah party and fundraiser at The Arches in Crown Heights on the 8th night of Chanukah to raise funds to support IDF soldiers on the front lines in the war in Israel.

The event was organized by members of the Mitzvah Center, a Shul on Troy Avenue in Crown Heights, and provided an opportunity for all to get involved in the war effort from anywhere in the world.

The gala evening was coordinated by Yossi Chayo, owner of Bellissimo Hats, and Mendel Kugel, also a member of the Mitzvah Center, together with their Shul, and included a lavish spread from Sizzle and a Tzedakah Live Auction with raffles on a selection of prizes.

Participants enjoyed a delicious warm shawarma bar, wine and cocktails, and a live performance by singer Eli Levin.

VIDEO: Replay of the Event

The raffle and VIP event benefited IDF soldiers currently on the front lines in Gaza. Working together with Bais Shmuel Chabad’s Rabbi Moshe Pinson and Rabbi Beryl Junik, community activists who have recently returned from a solidarity mission to Israel, they have connected with Chabad Shliach Rabbi Shalom Wexelman who lives near the border, to fund his extensive activities for the soldiers.

This Chanukah, Rabbi Wexelman tirelessly traveled to army bases and warmed up the soldiers with the light and joy of Chanukah, holding Menorah lighting ceremonies and Chanukah parties to cheer them when needed most.

The funds raised will also go to purchasing life saving tactical equipment desperately needed on the front lines, including high-tech fire extinguishers which will be used to prevent and extinguish tank fires which have led to injuries and deaths among the soldiers during battle.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $200,000 dollars through ticket sales of the auction as well as ticket sales for the event.

Full list of winners:
$2,500 AT TZFASMAN JEWELERS
Aaron and Chasya Diament

Yaffie Begun Wig
Malka Schmukler

Take me Home! 2 Round Trip Tickets to Israel
Anonymous

All inclusive 3 Night Stay at The Banyan Tree Mayakoba Playa Del Carmen Mexico
Mendel Chazanow

Saint Laurent Gaby YSL Lambskin Crossbody Bag
Yehuda Edelkopf

Gindi Jewelers $1500 Gift Certificate
Core Management

Personal Trainer Transformation Program
Moishe Drizin

Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine
Chaim & Faigy Einbinder

Family photo session | Chaki Vogel
Mendy & Esther Leah Bercovits

$1000 at Everything but the Baby
Menachem Friedman

$1000 at The Market Place
Shneur Zalman Abramowitz

Original Keren Gordon Rebbe painting
Shmuel Lang

MacBook Air
Anonymous

Color Palette Analysis By Sara
Joel Croitoru

iPhone 15 Pro
Chaim & Faigy Einbinder

Bellissimo Package
Doniel and Sora Rivka Goldfarb

$500 Gift Card to Sacho Clothing & Kapotas.com
Mendy & Chanie Chanin

Valco Baby Ultra Trend and Mini Doll Stroller
Yosef Mahpour

$500 Gift Card to Bison & Bourbon
Eli Kreiman

Avenlur $500 Gift Card
Anonymous

Women’s Self Care Package
Yisroel & Miriam Lerner

Autographed by Drew Bledsoe Doubleback Cellars Kosher Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Eli Kreiman

Med Spa Hydration package
Mendy Rudolph



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