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Welcome to the Temple Rock Café 2013! Temple Rock is a special night where the TBE community comes together for a wonderful evening. This year, we are thrilled to bring professional musician Dave Binder to Temple Rock, to fill our social hall with the music of James Taylor that we all know and love. The Temple Rock Steering Committee works hard to make sure that this is a fabulous night for everyone. Evenings like this remind us what a special place TBE is and how fortunate we are to be members of such a wonderful institution. We would be remiss if we did not remind you that Temple Rock also is TBE’s most important annual fundraiser after the Annual Appeal. Please take part in both the live and silent auctions – not only do you walk away with fabulous items, but every dollar goes directly to TBE. Please spend generously. There is something for everyone, from sports and theater tickets to hotel and vacation packages, from jewelry and clothing to tastings and catered dinners in your home, as well as gift certificates for some of the top restaurants in Fairfield County. Our thanks to all of you who contributed to and solicited items for this year’s auction. Finally, our special thanks to our Temple Rock Patrons, who once again have stepped up to the plate and delivered a home run for TBE. We are very fortunate to have so many generous people at Temple Beth El. Again, thanks to everyone for coming to this year’s Temple Rock Cafe. Enjoy!

Eileen H. Rosner

David Wolff

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe


Program Guide 7:30 PM

The Fun Begins! Check-in, Cocktails, Appetizers Silent Auction Super Bowl Pool, Raffle and Giving Tree

8:30 PM Dinner is Served 9:15 PM Silent Auction ends 9:30 PM Dinner ends 9:35 PM Live Auction 10:00 PM Relax to the Music of James Taylor Performed by Dave Binder Enjoy Dessert with the Show 11:15 PM Raffle Winners Announced Collect Your Winnings! Check-Out Begins in the Lobby Pick your items on the Giving Tree The Countdown begins to Temple Rock Café 2014

Temple Rock Café Thank you all for getting this done! CO-CHAIRPERSONS Betsy & Peter Kempner Liz & Scott Krowitz Eileen H. Rosner Cheryl & David Wolff HONORARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS Mara & Rabbi Josh Hammerman Michal Frankel & Cantor George Mordecai Rabbi Michelle Dardashti & Nathan Sher COMMITTEE MEMBERS Diane & David Arditti Stacy & Don Cooper Stacey & Eliot Essenfeld Karen Feinberg Rachel & Keith Friedman Heidi and Harrison Ganz Elissa & James Hyman Jeannie Kasindorf Rona & Mark Katz Sharon & Steven Katz Carol & Allen Krim Lieba & Steve Lander Francie Leader Susan & Steven Leiterstein Lois Stark & Gary Lessen

Hayley & Joshua Levine Lisa & Jeffrey Manheim Jeanne Feore & Larry Peikes Susan & Marc Peyser Honni & Sylvan Pomerantz Cathy & David Satz Irene & Eli Savransky Shelly & Harold Schwartz Debbie & Leon Shapiro Miriam & Michael Sosnick Michael Swartz & Donna Sweidan Lori & Bruce Tobin Dana & Carl Weinberg Mia & Lonny Weinstein Rachel & Gadi Zohar Nicole & Ron Zussman

Special thanks to Steven Lander, for ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING! Mindy Rogoff for setting up the Auction Catalog. With very special thanks to Eileen H. Rosner for her guidance and her attention to detail, A special thank you to Michael Swartz for designing the Temple Rock invitation. Ellen Gottfried for everything she has helped with, Linda Rezak for her expertise and patience, and Leon Shapiro and David Katz for their excellence with computer programs and creating invoices. And everyone who was kind enough to give up part of their evening to “work” and help the night go smoothly. Please accept our most sincere apologies and our thanks for your understanding if we inadvertently did not list your name or credit your donation, or if an item could not be listed because of the printing deadline.

Temple Rock Café Our thanks go out to our friends in the community for their generous contributions to this evening. With very special thanks to Stan Miller and Patrick Eagleton from Rosco Lighting and Contemporary Lights and Staging and K & P Events who generously provided the decorative lighting for the event, and to Aviva Maller Photography for photographing the event. A& S Fine Foods Aavon Pest Control Ace Hotel Agabhumi Angela Cosmai Artist’s Market Asiana Cafe Aston Magna Festival Audiohaus Studio Avon Theatre Film Center Eric Bass The Ballet School of Stamford Brad & Nancy Benjamin Bar Q Bartaco Beach House Café Bedford Street Diner Beth Torah Caterers Diana Binger Black Bear Saloon C & G Crystal & Gifts Caramoor Cingari Family– Grade A/ Shop Rite City Carting Coalhouse Pizza Comcast– Gene Rosenberg Connecticut Cigar Company Consumer Reports Curtain Call Rabbi Michelle Dardashti & Nathan Sher Dooney & Bourke Doral Arrowwood Dougie’s Bar-B-Que Grill EOS Greek Restaurant Fairway Market Ronnie Fein Finescape and Sons

David Firestein Barbara Friedlander Suzanne Fruithandler Heidi & Harrison Ganz Garden Catering Garelick & Herbs Gelbco Limousine Cheryl Bader-Goldblum & Stephen Goldblum Grapes of Norwalk Margery Gussak Catering Dr. Stephen Green Rabbi Joshua & Dr. Mara Hammerman Mindy & Jeff Hausman Hoffman Energy Hotel Zero Degrees Hudson Grille Hyatt Regency Greenwich Elliot Isban Joseph Craig Caterers Alan Kalter Karen & Robert Katchko Joy & Larry Katz Betsy & Peter Kempner Matthew & Debra Klein Vicki & Mark Kobliner KOSH Carol & Alan Krim Liz & Scott Krowitz Friends of Andrew Krowitz Lakeside Diner Joshua Lander of Daniel Smick Inc. Steven & Lieba Lander Stan & Debbie Lee Susan & Steven Leiterstein Rachel Leslie Lois Stark & Gary Lessen Late Show with David Letterman Hope & Peter Levensohn Main Event Caterers, Inc. Lisa & Erik Mallon Lisa Manheim Marriot Stamford Hotel

Dr. Michal Frankel & Cantor George Mordecai Minuteman Press of Stamford MTV NAGI Jewelers Nobel Salon Parkway Diner Mayor Michael Pavia Pedigree Ski Shop Lisa & Mitch Pomerance Honni & Sylvan Pomerantz Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria Red Door Spa Regency Limousine Rye Ridge Deli Saks Fifth Avenue Salon Wayne Sam Schwartz Seasons Maddie & Alan Shayne Sheraton Hotel Shippan Raquet Club Sisterhood of Temple Beth El Miriam & Steven Sosnick Stamford Downtown Special Services Stamford JCC Stamford Museum & Nature Center Stamford Police Department Stamford Suites Stamford Symphony Nancy & Bob Stone Studio A– Fred Canpolat Sushi “X” II SWC Office Furniture Tip Top Nails William Tong Tzell Travel W.B. Mason Office Products-Stan Rosen Dana, Carl & Eva Weinberg Westport Country Playhouse Cheryl & David Wolff YES Network Yonkers Raceway Nicole & Ron Zussman

We apologize if we have inadvertently omitted any names in this list. We assure you it’s a slip of the pen, not a slip of the heart!


Since all of the items in our auction are intended for the general public and not exclusively to our Jewish community, both kosher and non-kosher establishments are being featured on the auction.

Temple Rock Café Guidelines and Rules Conditions of Sale: 1. Unless other specified, dates and times are to be arranged for redemption of your purchase at the mutual convenience of the donor and the buyer, and all applicable offerings (e.g. lodging, airfare, restaurants) are subject to space availability and reservations. Please read all conditions and specifications carefully. 2. Unless otherwise noted, all items and services must be used within one year of the date of purchase (February 2, 2014). 3. Payment must be made in full by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. Only MasterCard or Visa will be accepted. Items will be released to you upon presentation of a paid receipt. Note: A convenience fee of 2.5% will be assessed on all credit card charges. 4. Temple Beth El warrants neither the quality nor the value of the items or services offered this evening. All items are sold in “as is” condition. Dollar values are estimated and provided by the donor and are not warranted by Temple Beth El. 5. By participating in this Auction, each bidder recognizes that neither Temple Beth El nor anyone who assists in conducting this Auction shall be liable for any occurrence resulting from this Auction by reason of use of the purchased items or services. 6. If it is necessary to leave prior to the conclusion of the Auction and the creation of the invoices (please see Payment Guidelines below) and you win any items, you will be called the next morning to arrange to pay for and pick up your item(s). By leaving your bid “in” prior to the close of the tables, you will be obligating yourself to pay for the winning item.

Auction: 1. The Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Items, when practical, are displayed for your viewing pleasure on tables in the social hall. When an item is not able to be displayed (for instance, a vacation home in St. Thomas) there will be a sign describing the item in detail. 2. When you see an item you are interested in, CLEARLY write your bidder number, initials and dollar amount of your bid on the corresponding bidding sheet. 3. Please make certain that your bid is higher than those above it, and observe the minimum required increment shown on the bidding sheet or your bid will be invalidated (deemed “illegal”).

4. We urge you to check back frequently during the Auction to make sure that you still have the highest bid on the item you want. You may wish to increase your bid over the last bid listed. The winner of each item will be the highest legal bid on the sheet for that particular item at the close of the Auction. The Silent Auction will close at 9:15 p.m. 5. At 11:15 p.m. a summary will be made available listing all the bidder numbers with each winning auction item number beside it. If you have won items, proceed to checkout in the lobby to pay for and claim your merchandise or certificates.

Payment Guidelines: All merchandise can be paid for and picked up in the lobby starting at 11:15 p.m. 1. Please understand that it takes time to tabulate the winners of each silent auction item and then add the results from the Live Auction and create individual invoices for each bidder number. Please do not ask to be cashiered out prior to 11:15 p.m. unless you are using “Express Checkout.” 2. Items must be paid for by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. Note: A convenience fee of 2.5% will be assessed on all credit card charges. 3. Express Checkout is available. If you plan to leave early, you may sign a credit authorization at the registration and your charge card will be billed for your purchases. Note: A convenience fee of 2.5% will be assessed on all credit card charges. Items may be picked up the next morning during Hebrew School hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon). 4. Present your paid invoice to the merchandise distribution volunteers to receive your winning items. 5. If it is necessary to leave prior to the conclusion of the Auction and the creation of the invoices, you will be notified if you have won either an Auction item or Raffle item the next morning. 6. Any item purchased from the Giving Tree (The Giving Tree, which will be available the night of the event, is a way to donate money directly targeted for specific operating expenses of the Temple.) will be added to your invoice and is fully tax deductible.

Tax Information The Temple is required to provide information regarding the deductibility of payments by patrons at our fundraising events. The IRS states that fundraising activities in which part or all of a contribution may be deductible includes auctions when merchandise or benefits are received in return for payment of a specified minimum amount. For the auction items: The fair market value, to the best of our knowledge, will be listed in the catalogue. If your successful bid is higher than the value stated, the difference is tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor for the full extent of your tax deduction. Thank you for your support of Temple Beth El. Respectfully, The Temple Rock Café Committee

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Eagles vs. Giants Four house seat tickets for the Eagles vs. Giants game at Met Life Stadium (date and time to be determined). Includes parking and pre-game field passes. Donor: Friends of Andrew Krowitz value: $950


Attn Foodies: Be a BBQ Master, cook a meal for 12 at Bar Q The Chefs at Stamford’s BBQ hotspot BAR Q will open their kitchen and help up to four friends prepare a custom BBQ feast for a total of 12 people! You will work with the chefs to create custom spice rubs and sauces for the various meats you choose (Want a hot spicy rub? An Asian inspired dipping sauce?), create creative sides (Did you always want to add chopped beef brisket into your cornbread? Do you have a crazy idea for mac & cheese?) and plan your feast. The amount of cooking/kitchen work you want to do is up to you. BAR Q will then smoke/ prepare the meats and sides that you helped create! The next day (or so) bring your crowd to BAR Q and enjoy the BBQ feast that you created! (There will be enough food for all; alcohol and additional menu items not included.) This is a great BBQ cooking experience that ends with a big feast for your friends! Good through 2013 and must be used M-Th; must coordinate date/time with co-owner Bob LeRose Donor: Bar Q value: Priceless


Diamond Pendant Updated vintage styling, this 14k white and yellow gold necklace shines with 42 round diamonds weighing .20 karats. Contemporary styling perfect for any occasion. Donor: Anonymous value: $1,600


Deluxe Golf Package Two separate days of golf for three players including driving range practice, gold cart and caddies (Play one 18 hole round with Peter and one 18 hole round with Brad). Lunch for all guests before each round of golf. Cocktails and dinner for all guests after each round of golf. Two golf lessons and use of the driving range with Rockrimmon Golf Pro, Paul Kenney, on other separate days. (Adults only, upon mutually agreeable dates) Donor: Nancy & Brad Benjamin and Betsy & Peter Kempner Value: $2,000


Be An Adventurer! Take a Private Airplane Ride (2 people) from Danbury Airport to Nantucket, Block Island or Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy a special sight seeing tour from a birds-eye view with co-pilot Dr. Stephen Green. Donor: Dr. Stephen Green value: Priceless


Vail Ski Vacation-Sandstone Creek This package includes a week of lodging at The Sandstone Creek Club in Vail, Colorado from December 21-28, 2013. You will be staying in a fully furnished two-bedroom, two-bath apartment that easily sleeps six adults. The Sandstone Creek Club amenities include an indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi and health club. The Sandstone Club shuttle takes you to and from the mountain day and night. To complete this package, we will also provide van transportation for up to 10 people from one location in the greater Stamford area to and from one of the local airports. Donor: Honni and Sylvan Pomerantz value: $2,850


Overnight in New York – Hip Hotel and No Driving! Have a great weekend night in New York city. Stay at the Ace Hotel in Soho. Use the $400 gift certificate to dine at a restaurant and enjoy an evening of theater at a show of your choice. Round trip limo rides included. Donor: GFI Capital - Eric Bass value: $1350 Regency Limousine, Inc. Gelbco Liz & Scott Krowitz


EVERYONE WINS!!! Pew seats and reserved parking spot for the High Holidays! No Shuttle Buses and Stage Seats for You! Just imagine: The crazy, busy, slaving-over-a-hot-oven days of getting ready for the High Holidays…Rushing out the door to get to Temple and then not being able to park…and then, not being able to sit! Well, not for the buyers of this wonderful item! Every member family that bids $1,000 will receive prime reserved parking in the Temple Beth El parking lot and Pew Seats for your immediate family for both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur too! How’s that for starting the New Year off right?

Donor: Temple Beth El Set Price $1,000 Sign up for this special deal! No one will be turned away.

Auction Table Closing Time: 9:15 p.m. Stroll around the social hall and check out our fabulous auction items. Add your bidder number and your initials to items you want. Check back often to make sure you have not been outbid by others! Remember to watch the time and be careful to make sure your bids are “legal!”


Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks—VIP Seats Two tickets to the Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks at the new Barclay’s Stadium in Brooklyn, NY. The game begins at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Section 24, row 13, seats 1-2. Includes refreshments at any “fixed” food vender (attached to stadium). Donor: Sam Schwartz value: $650


Bridgeport Bluefish A four-pack of tickets to any 2013 regular season Bluefish baseball game. Donor: Bridgeport Bluefish value: $40


New York Yankees Two terrace level tickets to see a New York Yankees regular season game. Dates to be determined. Donor: Comcast and Gene Rosenberg value: $130


Yankees at Yankee Stadium & Tour of the YES Network Four great seats at Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees vs. D-backs on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. OR the New York Yankees vs. the Royal on Monday, July 11, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. section 106, 4th row from the field. Includes tour of the YES Network and meet and greet with Bob Lorenz. Donor: David Firestein and the Yes Network value: Just the tickets value: $400!


Pedigree Ski Shop Gift certificate Donor: Pedigree Ski Shop


value: $200

See the Sox Two tickets for a Boston Red Sox home game at historic Fenway Park. Date to be determined. Excellent seats. Donor: Betsy and Peter Kempner value: $200


Shippan Racquet Club One-hour of open court time. Donor: Shippan Racquet Club


value: $70

Tee Time at Burning Tree Country Club One round of golf for two, with a member of the Pomerance family, at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich on a weekday. Date to be determined. Donor: Lisa and Mitch Pomerance value: $400


Knicks! Two tickets for a NY Knicks home game during the 2012-2013 or 20132014 season on a mutually agreeable date. Seats are great, located in section 105, row 12, seats 12 and 13. Donor: Betsy and Peter Kempner value: $350


“Apples for the New Year” by Dana Weinberg Hand-pulled two-color lithograph on pescia rag paper in 18” x 18” frame Donor: Dana Weinberg value: $250


Tree of Life We will deliver and install a snow fountain weeping cherry tree at your home in the spring of 2013-location consultation will be conducted before installation. Donor: Finescape and Sons value: $750


Screened Topsoil 20 yards of screened topsoil delivered anywhere in Stamford. Donor: Karen and Robert Katchko value: $750


Zabars Sunshine Basket Brighten your mood with this wonderful selection of food. Donor: Anonymous value: $109


Women in the Bible Triptych Beautiful Women in the Bible embossed art triptych featuring Devora, Miriam and Ruth Donor: Artist‘s Market value: $300


Silver Mezzuzah and Scroll Beautiful hand crafted silver mezzuzah complete with a kosher scroll Donor: Sisterhood of TBE

value: $100


Wash Your House and... Let Joshua Lander of Daniel Smick, Inc. power wash your home for you. Get rid of that winter snow and spring rain and resulting mud and mildew and head into summer with a sparkly clean home. Donor: Joshua Lander of Daniel Smick, Inc. value: $500


Exterior Tick and Mosquito Spray Treatment is to lawn, surrounding trees and shrubs and perimeter of the property. One-time treatment only. Donor: Aavon Pest Control value: $350


Serving Platter 12” square Star of David three-layer glass serving platter. Donor: Susan & Steven Leiterstein value: $50


Copa Star Crystal Candlesticks Crystal Candlesticks in presentation box Donor: TBE Sisterhood


value: $55

100 Gallons of Oil 100 gallons of heating oil. Must be redeemed by September 30, 2013. Donor: Hoffman Energy value: $470


Dumpster One four-yard dumpster Donor: City Carting & Recycling


Basket of Goodies Basket of goodies Donor: ShopRite - Grade A Market


value: $225

value: $100

Framed Orchid Prints 19.5” x 26.5” Beautiful orchid matted and framed flower prints Donor: Carol & Allen Krim value: $250


Keurig Brewer Coffee machine and two boxes of coffee samples. Donor: Stan Rosen, W. B. Mason value: $179


Artisanal Firewood—1/4 Cord 100% seasoned hardwood: Oak, maple, ash, etc. Hand-split for a rustic cut. Delivery and stacking included. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $65 per 1/4 cord


Grape Design Seder Plate Peggy Karr hand-painted crystal seder plate Donor: C. G. Crystal & Gifts


value: $95

Hand-Crafted “Olive Branch” Pillow 14” x 18” hand felted pillow. Merino wool face/velvet backing. The olive tree is the national tree of Israel. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $150


Weber Gas Grill Weber Genesis S330 stainless steel, three-burner LP gas grill with side burner. Donor: Anonymous value: $949


Mesh Ergonomic Chair Donor: Jeff Goldblum, SWC Office Furniture


value: $400

Generator Westinghouse electric start generator with 7,000 running watts / 8,500 starting watts with electric start and 12V battery Donor: Elliot Isban/ American Solar & Alternative Power value: $899


David Letterman – 2 Tickets and a Tour! A once-in-a-lifetime, up close and personal way to see “The Late Show with David Letterman.” You and your guest will be on the CBS Guest List, given great seats, and after the show, you’ll join TBE’s very own (and The Late Show’s amazing announcer) Alan Kalter on stage for a personal tour of the set and a photo opportunity at Dave’s desk in front of the show’s New York City skyline! Donor: Alan Kalter - Late Show with David Letterman value: Priceless


Westport Country Playhouse Two tickets to use for a performance during the 2013 season. Donor: Westport Country Playhouse value: $130


Curtain Call Two Adult Flex Passes for our 2013-2014 season. Ten tickets in all (expires June 30, 2014) Donor: Curtain Call, Inc. value: $250


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Four tickets to a Friday or Sunday concert during the 2013 Caramoor International Music Festival Donor: Caramoor value: $140


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Four tickets to one Dancing at Dusk or the Family Concert during the 2013 Caramoor International Music Festival. Donor: Caramoor value: $60


Avon Theatre Film Center Avon Dual/Couple Gift membership: Reduced adult regular admission for two; discounts on special events; members’ only sneak previews; free admission on your birthday, free ticket for each member when joining, weekly Avon e-news with movie schedules and reviews. Donor: Avon Theatre Film Center value: $120


Stamford Symphony Concert Four tickets to any remaining concerts during the 2012-2013 season. Performances on February 16 & 17, March 23 & 24 and April 20 & 21 Donor: Stamford Symphony value: $260


The New York City Ballet A pair of center, Orchestra seats to the New York City Ballet, Balanchine’s premiere Ballet Company. Contact donor to arrange for tickets during the 2013 spring or fall season. Donor: Cheryl Bader-Goldblum & Stephen Goldblum value: $200


The Daily Show Four VIP tickets for a live taping. Must be at least 18 years old. Good for one year. Donor: MTV value: Priceless


Aston Magna Music Festival Two tickets to a concert of your choice to this Baroque music series, plus two single CDs of your choice or one double CD or your choice to be selected at the concert you attend. Includes pre-concert lecture and post-concert “meet the artists” reception. Donor: Aston Magna Music Festival value: $100


New York Philharmonic 2013-2014 at Lincoln Center Choose any subscription concert and receive two flex-passes orchestra seats. Donor: Nancy & Bob Stone value: $200


Backstage with Peter & the Wolf for Four Get a backstage tour of the Palace Theater, have your picture taken with Peter and his friends. Enjoy the Ballet School of Stamford’s production of Peter & the Wolf on Friday, May 31, 2013 Donor: The Ballet School of Stamford

value: priceless


Dikla Meri Necklace Rose gold-plated necklace with gems and Swarovski crystal beads. A fashioned necklace meticulously hand-crafted with care by the Jerusalem artist Dikla Meri, combining ancient vintage style with a contemporary unique innovation. The necklace is made of brass metal, plated with red gold and set with gems, glass beads, whimsical charms and quality Swarovski crystals, combining ancient style of colors and shades such as brown and turquoise. Brown symbolizes stability and security and turquoise symbolizes environmental protection. Combined they evoke creativity and connecting easier for others, and strengthens self-confidence, easier personal connection and reinforces selfconfidence. Donor: Eva Weinberg value: $115


Elizabeth Arden Collection Make-up brushes, eyeliner and lip pencils, eye shadows, lipsticks and glosses, perfume, nail enamel - all in an attractive, quilted red travel case. Includes a warm cream manicure at Red Door Spa Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $367 Red Door Spa


Purple Pashmina Scarf Donor: Betsy and Peter Kempner


Noble Gift Coupon A gift coupon for a haircut and style Donor: Noble Salon


value: $30

value: $100

For Your Hair Full highlights and haircut Donor: Angela Cosmai Salon

value: $425


“Relax” Basket Bath salts, artisanal teas, assorted spa products, a scented candle, a marble face massager and a $25 gift certificate for Godiva Chocolates. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $125


Dooney & Bourke David Tassel Shopper bag, black with zipper closure, fully lines, 10” strap, inside key hook, cell phone pocket, two inside pockets, one inside zip pocket, 14” x 6” x 11”. Donor: Dooney & Bourke value: $266


It’s Dazzling Two-carat white topaz stud earrings. Donor: Anonymous


Felted Handbag Handmade original felted handbag created by Joy Katz Donor: Joy Katz


value: $100

value: $200

Saks Fifth Avenue Girls’ Day Out You and your friends, up to 10 guests, will enjoy the ultimate girls’ day out at Saks Fifth Avenue in Stamford. Enjoy a private event with their beauty specialists and experience everything you’ll need to know from skincare to fragrance to the latest in makeup. Refreshments will be served. Valid to April 26 2013 Donor: Saks Fifth Avenue value: $300


Pretty Fingers and Toes Make your fingers and toes sparkle with the mani and pedi from Tip Top Nails. Donor: Tip Top Nails value: $35


Best of Bali Lovely Filigree Hoop Earrings and a $50 gift certificate Donor: Agabhumi value: $100


David Yurman Petite White Agate Necklace Sterling silver 16” chain, white agate pendant surrounded by pave diamonds Donor: Nagi Jewelers value: $625


Deva Hair Cut by Wayne Have your hair cut by Wayne– the owner of Salon Wayne. Includes a bottle of Deva Care One Condition for curls Donor: Salon Wayne value: $125


Alikreukel Necklace in Pyrite with Matching Earrings South African influenced hand crafted jewelry designed by Rachel Leslie. Donor: Rachel Leslie value: $225


Dinner for Four by Ronnie Fein Dairy or vegetarian dinner prepared and delivered by renown chef and cookbook author Ronnie Fein. Includes a signed cookbook and an adjustable, maple cookbook holder. Donor: Ronnie Fein value: $155 Betsy Kempner


Elegant Brunch with Wait Staff Brunch for 20 people with one wait staff. Assorted sliced bagels, smoked Norwegian salmon garnished with lemon wedges and sprigs of dill, cream cheese medley with sliced tomatoes and onions, mixed baby field greens with slivered apples, walnuts, grapes and feta lightly drizzled with citrus vinaigrette, challah French toast dusted with confectioners sugar served with maple syrup, wheat berry mango salad, cinnamon and chocolate babka, summer fruit salad. Donor: Garelick & Herbs value: $700


Shabbat Dinner A delicious Shabbat dinner for six that you get to pick up instead of cooking! Main Event Caterers will supply challah rolls, two whole challahs, a choice between three different appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and a choice between four different vegetables, starches and desserts. Now THAT makes for a good Shabbos! One week notice required. Donors: Main Event Caterers, Inc. value: $360


Your Own Personal Chinese Chef in YOUR Home! A Chinese cooking demonstration in your home (You invite the guests.) by State Representative and chef extraordinaire William Tong (serving the 147th Assembly District Stamford and New Canaan). Donor: William Tong, State Representative value: Priceless


Sunday Brunch at Doral Arrowwood Brunch for two including complimentary champagne. Donor: Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, N.Y. value: $100


VIP Party VIP Party includes one-hour open bar, any day/night of the week for up to 25 people. Donor: Black Bear Saloon value: $250


Shabbat Dinner for Eight Soup, salad, chicken dinner and dessert. Donor: Margery Gussak Catering, Inc.


value: $350

Shabbat Dinner for Twelve Dinner will be ready for you to pick up and serve at your home. Donor: Joseph Craig Caterers value: $1,000


Mini Monster Bookshelf Brewery The Mini Monster Bookshelf Brewery is an all-grain, one-gallon beer brewing kit. Each kit features a clear one-gallon glass carboy that lets you peer into the process of fermentation. You’ll watch the beer transform over three weeks from raw grain to delicious craft beer. Donor: Hope and Peter Levensohn value: $40


Shabbat Dinner “Delicious! Can I have the recipe? Wow!” This is what your guests will say as they enjoy the unbelievable meal you provide them when you are the winner of this very special offering. Beth Torah Caterers will prepare a Shabbat meal for up to 10 people. Save this for a special event--birthday, anniversary, or to make a regular family Shabbat into a memorable occasion. The winning bidder can call Beth Torah to schedule a mutually agreeable date for the delivery to Stamford on any weekend when they will be here for an event, or to Mamaroneck’s Westchester Jewish Center on any Friday (Passover excluded). Donor: Beth Torah Caterers value: $250


Gourmet Dinner for Six Enjoy North Stamford dining at its finest! Win dinner for six (including wine) at the home of Dana and Carl Weinberg. Delight in Dana’s renowned culinary arts and Carl’s elusive dishwashing skills. Choice of menu and dates. Non-kosher kitchen. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $300


Wine Tasting at Your Home Wine tasting for eight people includes a tasting of superb wines led by a Grapes Wine Professional. Food and glassware are not included in the tasting. Donor: Grapes of Norwalk value: $650


Bartaco Gift certificate for dinner for two. Does not include tax, tip or alcohol. Donor: Bartaco value: $50


Asiana Cafe Gift Certificate Donor: Asiana Café


Rye Ridge Delicatessen Gift Certificate Donor: Rye Ridge Delicatessen


value: $100

Dougie’s Bar-B-Que & Grill Gift Certificate Donor: Dougie’s


value: $50

value: $36

Sushi “X” II This gift certificate is perfect for two people all-you-can-eat sushi! Donor: Sushi “X” II value: $50


Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria Gift Certificate Donor: Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria


Sunday Brunch for Two Gift Certificate Donor: Hyatt Regency, Greenwich


value: $100

16 Handles Frozen Yogurt Gift Certificate Donor: Lisa & Erik Mallon


value: $25

KOSH Gift Certificate Donor: KOSH


value: $75

EOS Greek Cuisine Gift Certificate Donor: Eos Greek Cuisine


value: $135

Bar Q Gift Certificate Donor: Bar Q


value: $25

value: $50

Beer of the Month Club for 12 Months! The Beer of the Month Club, for one year, is the perfect gift for any beer lover! Each month we’ll deliver 12 full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, specialty microbrews from award-winning, regional breweries across the country. Each shipment will include four different varieties of premium, hand-crafted beer carefully selected by our experts and brewed in limited quantities by master brewers nationwide. Donor: Hope and Peter Levensohn value: $431


The Diner Package Gift Certificate from Lakeside, Bedford Street and Parkway Diners Donor: Lakeside, Bedford Street & Parkway Diners value: $175


Beach House Café Dinner entrees for two Donor: Beach House Café


A & S Fine Foods Gift card to A & S Fine Foods Donor: A & S Fine Foods


value: $50

value: $50

Coalhouse Pizza Dinner for four, drinks included. Tax and gratuity excluded Donor: Coalhouse Pizza value: $125


Hudson Grille Gift Certificate Donor: Hudson Grill e


value: $100

Empire Terrace Dining Room Dinner for two, includes tax and gratuities in the Empire Terrace Dining Room at the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Donor: Yonkers Raceway value: $100


Your Next Event Catered by Garden Catering Stay out of the kitchen and let Garden Catering do the work for you. Donor: Garden Catering value: $150


Tradition! Tradition! Tradition! Traditional Friday Night Dinner for ten including grape juice, challah, gefilte fish, chicken matzoball soup, chicken, potato kugel, tzimmes and dessert. Donor: Seasons value: $300


Cater Your Thanksgiving Dinner or … Let Fairway prepare dinner for Thanksgiving or another special occasion with a $200 gift certificate. You select the menu. Donor: Fairway Market value: $200


Marriott - Stamford Hotel & Spa One weekend night stay plus breakfast for two at Sam’s American Bistro Donor: Marriott Stamford Hotel value: $215


Sheraton Stamford One night complimentary stay plus breakfast for two at the Sheraton Stamford. Donor: Sheraton Stamford value: $300


Hotel Zero Degrees One weekend night stay with complimentary breakfast at Hotel Zero Degrees - Stamford’s boutique downtown hotel located within walking distance of all Stamford’s restaurants and shopping. Donor: Hotel Zero Degrees value: $150


Ralph Lauren Travel Bag Ralph Lauren travel bag with cloth storage cover. Donor: Heidi & Harrison Ganz value: $1,495


Fly Anywhere Two people fly coach round-trip, anywhere in the contiguous United States. Holiday and blackout dates apply. Expires February 2, 2014. Airline at the discretion of Tzell Travel. Winner is responsible for service fees and taxes. Donor: Tzell Travel Group value: Priceless


Bar/Bat Mitzvah Booklet Commemorate your child’s special day with a professionally printed booklet for his/her service. One hundred copies of your book will have a color front and back outside printed on an 8 1/2” x 11” glossy cover and up to ten two-sided pages printed in black and white. The book will have two staples on the side. All you have to do is supply the page art, and let Minuteman Press supply the smiles. Donor: Minuteman Press of Stamford value: $300


Customized Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program Creative design of your customized Bar/Bat Mitzvah program. Does not include printing. One-month noticed needed. Donor: RSVPaperie - Barbara Friedlander value: $500


Stamford Museum & Nature Center Four guest passes includes information about upcoming events and exhibitions. Not valid on Festival days. Donor: Stamford Museum & Nature Center value: $30


let’s dance! At a let’s dance! birthday party, your child and his/her friends will learn a dance choreographed to a favorite song. An hour of dance includes warm-up, choreography and lots of fun. The party doesn’t need to be at a dance studio, but a space in which we can move to the music - indoors or outside. (ages six and up) Donor: Diana Binger value: $225


Personalized American Girl Doll Coat Tree Add a name to this American Girl Doll accessory. Donor: Suzanne and Robert Fruithandler value: $65


Personalized American Girl Doll Armoire Add a name to this American Girl Doll accessory. Donor: Suzanne and Robert Fruithandler value: $100


Police Escort to School You and one other to be driven by Stamford’s finest to school. One pick-up and one drop-off destination. Donor: Stamford Police Department value: Priceless


“ACCEPTional Essays” by Lisa Manheim You’ve got it all: stellar grades, a long list of extracurricular activities, and piles of personal recommendations from every teacher you’ve had since elementary school. There’s just one thing that stands between you and getting accepted to your first-choice college: the dreaded college essay. ACCEPTional Essays is dedicated to helping you craft a college essay that will creatively showcase your best qualities in a finely wrought essay. Donor: Lisa Manheim value: $500


UBS Parade Spectacular Four Reserved Bleacher Seats Four Reserved Bleacher Seats, Step-Off at 12 noon. Bleachers open at 10:00 a.m. Seat availability cannot be guaranteed for arrivals after 11:00 a.m. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Nontransferable, valid only for November 24, 2013. Donor: Stamford Downtown Special Services District value: Priceless


Private Tour of Consumer Reports Testing Facility and Wine Reception for Up to Six People Unique opportunity to meet engineers and scientists on a customdesigned tour at Consumer Reports’ largest testing facility in Yonkers, NY. Schmooze afterwards. Donor: Consumer Reports value: Priceless


Rockrimmon Country Club Independence Day Fireworks & Cookout Your family (up to six people) will be our guests at this year’s Independence Day Fireworks and Cookout at Rockrimmon Country Club. Package includes an unlimited barbeque-style buffet followed by a private Independence Day fireworks display. Menu items traditionally included steaks, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, the usual side dishes and desserts. The fireworks display always brings a chorus of oohs and aahs! Date and time to be determined. Donor: Miriam and Steven Sosnick value: $600


Cigar Rolling Lesson and Lounge Time for Four Friends (21+) Great for your dad’s 50th birthday! Spend an hour with Connecticut Cigar Company’s master cigar roller and learn the history and lore of cigars and practice your hand at rolling your own! After your lesson (Keep your just-rolled-by-you cigar.) you will receive a special second cigar to take into their private lounge where you can enjoy your smokes in a very relaxed atmosphere. To make your evening even more enjoyable, venue is BYOB and this packages comes with either a bottle of wine or whiskey (e.g., bourbon, single-malt Scotch) for you to bring along and sip with your fine cigars. Good through 2013. Donor: Connecticut Cigar Company value: Priceless


Record a Demo or Learn How Music Is Made! Spend Five Hours in the Audiohaus Studio. Great gift for your musicloving, talented teenager! Audiohaus is a local, dynamic Stamford audio-production studio specializing in digital hip-hop, rap, dance and rock production. Spend up to five hours anyway you’d like in this professional studio. Professionally record your own music/voice demo (with Audiohaus helping with the backing tracks), bring a CD of your favorite songs and learn how to create a “mash-up,” and/or simply learn digital recording techniques and audio editing software like Pro Tools and Ableton Live. Co-owners Dru and Ant are young, hip and fun and will ensure you get the most out of this fabulous session. Good through 2013; must coordinate date/time with Audiohaus Productions. Can be used as an individual, or they can be accommodating if you have a band. Donor: Audiohaus Studio value: Priceless


Malt Lovers - Over 120 Bottles of Single Malt Whiskies to Try! Great for all you whisky lovers! Two tickets ($150/ticket) to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza in NYC. Simply one of the best whisky-tasting events. Unlimited tastings from over 30 Scottish whisky distilleries (including The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Balvenie, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Macallan, Scapa, and many, many more). Event also provides a full gourmet dinner buffet, a package of high-end cigars and a souvenir whisky tasting glass! AND - also included in this fabulous package are two rare, independent bottlings of Isle of Arran 13 year-old single malt whisky (retails ~$75.00/bottle)… wow! Event is Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. at the Roosevelt Hotel, NYC (Madison at 45th Street – 10 minute walk from Grand Central Station). Ticket pick-up at door. Dress is business casual. Donor: The Shaynes, owners of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society value: $480


Go Fishing Spend the day fishing in the Long Island Sound aboard Dad’s Delight, a 32-foot Tiara fishing boat. Striped Bass, Blue Fish and Fluke are the main attraction! Includes all bait and tackle, gourmet lunch, snacks and drinks. Bring your family, friends and sunglasses and come aboard! Good for a party of five on a mutually agreed upon date in the summer of 2013. Donor: Debbie and Stanley Lee value: Priceless


Executive Locker Room at the Stamford JCC The JCC is pleased to offer a one year Couple’s XLR membership to existing JCC members who are not XLR members. Donor: Stamford JCC value: $720


Painting By Fred 30 x 40 framed canvas-textured painting from a professionally taken photograph by Studio A. You pick the subject and location. Donor: Studio A - Fred Canpolat value: $3,500


Rabbi for the Day Learn the ropes of the rabbinate. Donor: Rabbi Joshua Hammerman


value: Priceless

Sukkah Hop The two highest bidders will enjoy dining under the stars with a delicious meal in the sukkah of either Rabbi Joshua and Mara Hammerman or of Cantor George Mordecai and Michal Frankel, followed by dessert at the other sukkah. During the festive holiday of Sukkot at a time and date to be determined. Donor: The Hammerman and Mordecai Families value: Priceless


Shabbat Dinner for Two Families Join the Dardashti/Sher family at their home for Shabbat dinner. Includes one bottle each of red and white wine Donor: Rabbi Michelle Dardashti value: Priceless


Challah of the Month Club Two hand-baked challahs every month for a year, made with love by Lieba Lander using her world famous recipe. Donor: Lieba Lander value: Priceless


New York Stock Exchange – Right on “the Floor”! Perhaps no building symbolizes America’s capitalism as readily as the New York Stock Exchange. George B. Post’s magnificent million-dollar landmark structure opened its doors for trading on April 22, 1903. Win this item and you and three others will take a tour of the World Famous New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor. This is a unique opportunity as the Exchange is no longer open to the public. You will receive a guided private tour of the trading floor and learn how stocks trade as well as view the bell podium (as seen on TV) which opens and closes the trading day. The tour is for up to four people. Business attire is required. You must be a minimum of 10 years old. One week advance notice will be required to set up your visit. Donor: Liz & Scott Krowitz value: Priceless


Las Vegas Comes to Stamford Fabulous Las Vegas Slot Machine complete with lights, music and action. This modern, almost 3 foot tall slot machine, was actually used in a casino! It has been meticulously cleaned and lovingly kept. Tokens are included. Donor: A Generous Friend of Temple Beth El value: $695


Beats Over-the-Ear Headphones Enjoy powerful audio with these Beats By Dr. Dre Beats Studio overthe-ear headphones that feature active noise-cancelling technology that blocks out external sounds for crisp, clear audio. Donor: Mindy & Jeff Hausman value: $300 Joy & Larry Katz Victoria & Mark Kobliner

All of the items listed in this book have been generously donated by friends in our community. Upon winning an item, please note if any restrictions apply and if there are any preferred dates and times specified. Please be sure to give advance notice to the donor when making your arrangements.

Thank you for supporting Temple Beth El!

Giving Tree The Giving Tree is a wish list requested by our staff which will be valuable to our Beth El family. You now have an opportunity to make a donation of a specific item that will benefit our building and programs. You will receive a 100% tax deduction. We have estimated the cost of these items to the best of our ability. If the actual cost is less, the money will be used for our general operating expenses. HOLIDAYS

Sanctuary: Reupholster 10 Bimah Chairs - $5,000 High Holy Days: A shuttle bus for the High Holy Days - $500 4 available Sponsor a stellar professional (musician/teacher) to do HHD programming with TBE children - $150 - 10 available Sukkot: Flowers for Sukkah - $200 Simchat Torah: Sponsor a Klezmer Band for Simchat Torah night - $1,500 Chanukah: Beth El Seniors Program - $250 Purim: Sponsor Carnival - $2,000 ● Sponsor Hamantaschen - $300 Sponsor musician - $500 ● Plastic noisemakers - $100


Kiddush Sponsor - $180 - $500 - unlimited ● Sponsor a Guest Speaker - $400 Sponsor a musician for Shabbat Across America - $400 Sponsor Tot Shabbat (Friday night) dinner - $100 - 10 available Sponsor a Shabbat dinner for Young Jewish Professionals - $150 – 5 available


Sponsor an adult education course or guest speaker: $500 - $1,000 (10 available)


Scholarship for a Religious School student Grades K – 2 - $860 (10 available) Scholarship for a Religious School student Grades 3 – 7 - $1,140 (10 available) Scholarship to Camp Ramah - $1,000 ● Scholarships for Teen Travel - $800


Sponsor a bounce house $400 ● Waterslide $400 ● Event sponsor $1,000


Event Sponsor $2,000 Beth El Seniors Spring Barbecue - $250


One week of oil for the Temple - $250 each week (52 in each year!) Window blinds for office - 1,000 ● Window blinds for computer room - $1,000 Sun shading computer room - $1,000 Sun shading Library - $1,000


Mailing labels - $23 (unlimited needed) ● 10 reams color paper - $50 (unlimited needed) 5 reams of Astrobrite card stock paper - $75 Color Laser printer - $500 ● Cartridges for laser printer - $150 Cartridges for color inkjet printer - $35 ● Color Printer - $300

LENORE & ARTHUR FINKELSTEIN MITZVAH GARDEN Half of a Plant Bed: 3 feet long - $90 for one year Entire Plant Bed: 6 feel long $180 for one year

Thank you for your generosity!

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