How It Works

What is a Chinese Auction?
It's a chance to win terrific prizes while supporting the important work of the Jewish Heritage Center. Stores, vendors and generous individuals have graciously donated goods and services to be used as prizes. These prizes have been grouped into packages and are listed in this booklet, categorized by their value. You may purchase tickets for any prize package that interests you. If your ticket is drawn on the night of the Auction, you win those prizes! For your convenience, an order form has been included at the end of this booklet. Either in advance, or at the Auction, you may purchase individual tickets or take advantage of the bonuses and discounts offered.

IMPORTANT HALACHIC NOTE:
According to most poskim (authorities of Jewish law), even a single ticket inappropriately placed into a raffle or auction may render the entire drawing invalid. The only feasible way, therefore, to conduct a large public auction is to rely on the fact that participation is with the understanding that they are relying on the good faith efforts of the sponsoring organization to do all it can do to maintain the security and integrity of the event. Should an inappropriate ticket slip by (or a paid ticket be omitted), the participants have accepted this possibility and release the sponsoring charity and the prize winners of any claim. Rest assured that we try to be as vigilant as possible to avoid this from happening. Nonetheless, we ask for your understanding for anything that might slip by.
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