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Welcome to the Temple Rock 2015! Temple Rock is a special night where the TBE community comes together for a wonderful evening. This year, we are thrilled to be singing and dancing to the music of the Beatles with Pre-Fab 4. 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 and Temple Rock Friends, 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. Enjoy!

Scott J. Krowitz

David Wolff

Eileen H. Rosner

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe

Dana Horowitz

Lisa Manheim

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe

Co-Chair Temple Rock Cafe


Program Guide 7:30 PM

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

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 Sing and Enjoy the Music of Pre-Fab 4 Enjoy Dessert with the Show 11:15 PM Raffle Winners Announced Collect Your Winnings! Check-Out Begins in the Lobby The Countdown begins to Temple Rock 2016

Temple Rock Thank you all for getting this done!

Temple Rock Committee Members 2015 Committee Chairs: Liz and Scott Krowitz, Cheryl and David Wolff, Eileen H. Rosner, Dana Horowitz and Peter Wolly, Lisa and Jeff Manheim Diane & David Arditti Barbara Aronica-Buck Barbara & Ed Berman Amy & Mel Bloomenthal Melissa & Ken Broder Marsha Colten & Rob Cohen Stacy & Donald Cooper Stacey & Eliot Essenfeld Sue Frieden Rachel & Keith Friedman Barbara & Stan Friedman Heidi & Harrison Ganz Sari & Alan Jaffe Katie & Eric Kaplan

Jeannie Kasindorf Hazel & David Katz Sharon & Steven Katz Betsy & Peter Kempner Carol & Allen Krim Ellen & Arthur Laichtman Lieba & Steven Lander Francie Leader Susan & Steve Leiterstein Lois Stark & Gary Lessen Hayley & Joshua Levine Jeanne Feore & Larry Peikes Susan & Marc Peyser

Honni & Sylvan Pomerantz Cathy & David Satz Debbie & Leon Shapiro Beth & Peter Silver Miriam & Steven Sosnick Roberta & Barry Strom Amy & Ken Temple Lori & Bruce Tobin Jane Levine & Adam Tronick Ronnie & Michael Wiederlight Dana & Carl Weinberg Mia & Lonny Weinstein Sheryl & Dan Young 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 attention to detail. Aviva Maller for her creativity in the room decorating and auction set-up design. Barbara Aronica-Buck for designing the Temple Rock invitation. Dana Weinberg for dressing-up our prizes as only she can. Ellen Gottfried for everything she has helped with, and Linda Rezak for her expertise. Leon Shapiro and David Katz for their excellence with computer programs and creating invoices. And last, but never least...Alberto Eyzaguirre and Antonio Avaloz who rock the Temple. 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 Our thanks go out to our friends in the community for their generous contributions to this evening. With very special thanks to K & P Events who generously provided the decorative lighting for the event, Aviva Maller Magical & Meaningful Events for designing the beautiful setting for this event and to Aviva Maller Photography for photographing the event. Abel Caterers Ace Hotel Agabhumi Artist’s Market Asiana Café Avon Film Center Baked by Melissa Ballet School of Stamford Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant Bartaco Bedford Street Diner Beth Torah Caterers Senator Richard Blumenthal Bobby Q’s Pit Stop Restaurant Bonaventure Bull’s Head Diner Bull’s Head Pet Hospital C & G Crystal & Collectibles P. F. Chang’s City Carting & Recycling Coalhouse Pizza Columbus Park Connecticut Cigar Company Consumer Reports Joseph Craig Caterers Crystal Rock Curtain Call Diamond Resorts International Dooney & Bourke Doral Arrowwood Doubletree by Hilton Dougie’s Bar-B-Que Grill Downtown Special Services Fairway Market Ronnie Fein

Feinscape & Sons David Firestein Fiesta Restaurant Susan Frieden Suzanne Fruithandler Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Homes Thomas P. Gallagher Funeral Home Garelick & Herbs Giovana’s Wine & Spirits Giovanni’s at Water’s Edge Cheryl Bader-Goldblum & Stephen Goldblum Dr. Stephen Green Margery Gussak Catering, Inc. Robert Hagani Jamie Hagani Rabbi Joshua Hammerman The Hermitage Club Congressman Jim Himes Hoffman Energy Sue & Larry Holzman Nachama Hordiner Dana Horowitz Hotel Zero Degrees Hyatt Regency Ellin & Elliot Isban David Jason Entertainment Karen & Robert Katchko Betsy & Peter Kempner Cantor Magda Fishman & Zarin Keydar Kira Sushi Kif Jewelry Debra Adler-Klein & Matthew Klein Friends of Andrew Krowitz La Di Da Jewelry Lake Compounce Joshua Lander of Daniel Smick Inc.

Karen Lander, JCRC of NY Lieba & Steven Lander David Lejfer Lois Stark & Gary Lessen Hope & Peter Levensohn Hayley Levine Jane Levine Long Wharf Theater Main Event Caterers, Inc. Mayor David Martin Marsha Matthews Mary’s Furs McArdle’s Minuteman Press of Stamford Ellie Mirne Museum of Jewish Heritage NAGI Jewelers Nobel Salon Oheka Castle On Location Tours Palmwich Pedigree Ski Shop Penny’s Restaurant Lisa & Mitch Pomerance Honni & Sylvan Pomerantz Joel Rappaport - NAPSco Regency Limousine Eileen H. Rosner Rye Ridge Deli Cathy & David Satz Chuck Scarborough Scholastic, Inc. Salon Shahin

Salon Wayne Sam Schwartz Joy & Barry Schwartz Seasons ShopRite Sisterhood of Temple Beth El Randy Solomon, W. B. Mason Regency Limousine Soosh Restaurant Sorrento Pizza Restaurant Miriam & Steven Sosnick South Horse Stables, George Ventricelli Splash Car Wash Stamford Museum & Nature Center Stamford Police Department Sugar Bowl SWC Office Furniture Table 104 Tabouli Grill Stuart Teitelbaum John Thomas Hair Salon The Silk Touch Peter Suchy Jewelers Planet TV and Appliances William Tong, State Representative Robert J. Valentine Vineyard Vines Dana & Carl Weinberg Mia & Lonny Weinstein Westport Country Playhouse YES Network Myrna & Eric Zinn 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!

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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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 1, 2016). 3. Payment must be made in full by cash, check, American Express, MasterCard or Visa. Items will be released to you upon presentation of a paid receipt. Note: A convenience fee of 3% 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, Vail Ski Trip) 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, American Express, MasterCard or Visa. Note: A convenience fee of 3% 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 3% will be assessed on all credit card charges. Items may be picked up the next morning during Religious 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.

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 Committee


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.

Live Auction


The Senate and Senator

Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Meet TBE’s very own, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, for breakfast in the Senate dining room, and then a staff member will greet four of you for a very private tour of the Senate. Walk through the corridors of power, learn some of the fascinating history of the Senate, and maybe get the chance to shake hands with some of our nation’s leaders. Don’t miss it! Donor: Senator Richard Blumenthal Value: Priceless

Live Auction


Vail Ski Vacation Sandstone Creek in December

Experience what past winners have raved about. Enjoy a week of lodging at The Sandstone Creek Club in Vail, Colorado, from Saturday, December 19-26, 2015, in a fully furnished two-bedroom, two-bath apartment that easily sleeps six adults. Club amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi and health club. The Sandstone Club shuttle takes you to and from the mountain day and night. TESTIMONIAL: “The trip was amazing! Some of the best skiing in the world and certainly a family-friendly resort. We can’t wait to go back in a few years.”...Danielle and Lael Shapiro Donor: Honni and Sylvan Pomerantz

value: $2,850

Live Auction


Ski Week Vacation in Vail, Colorado in January

Stay for a week of lodging at the Sandstone Creek Club in Vail, Colorado, from Saturday, January 9-16, 2016. You will be staying in a fully furnished two-bedroom, two-bath apartment that easily sleeps six adults. The Sandstone Creek Club amenities include mountain views, in-unit washer and dryer, and indoor and outdoor heated pool, large Jacuzzi and health club, game room and extensive free DVD library. The Sandstone Club free shuttle takes you to and from the mountain day and night. This is a fabulous opportunity to ski on the famed Vail resort. Last year’s winning bidder just returned from a week skiing with their family in Vail and raved about these accommodations. And to top it off, use a gift certificate to buy some last minute accessories from Pedigree Ski Shop Donor: Debra Adler-Klein & Matthew Klein Pedigree Ski Shop - Gift Certificate

value: $2,850 value: $50

Live Auction

003 Four Yankees Legend Suite Seats No Need to Buy Any Hot Dogs this Day Spend an exciting day with your family or friends in the best seats in the house at Yankee Stadium. The four Luxury Suite tickets get you free food and drink throughout, and complimentary preferred parking. Be a hero to your children or friends; you’ll never want to sit in regular seats again. Game will be mutually agreed on by parties and subject to YES Network availability. Donor: YES Network

Value: $4,000

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Miami Beach Vacation

Four-days/three-nights in The Green Diamond, a luxury apartment with terraces overlooking the Intracoastal. One king-size bedroom, two full baths and a sleep sofa alcove to accommodate up to four people. Valet parking, concierge, health club and spa, restaurant, pool with full set-up and staff at the beach, tennis courts (lighted). Donor: Myrna and Eric Zinn value: $1,200

PLUS two economy class airline tickets. These tickets are valid for round-trip transportation from New York City to Miami, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or within the contiguous 48 U.S. states. Fly to Miami or take another vacation with these tickets. Holidays and blackout dates apply. Donor: Tzell Travel (Flight) Approx value: up to $1,000 (depending on flight destination)

Live Auction


Let Me Entertain You!

What a special evening! Our own, Cantor Magda Fishman and her husband, Zarin Keydar, will host a private cocktail party at their home for

20 people with a Havdalah service followed by a special evening of entertainment by Cantor Fishman. Includes liquor, coffee and... Donor: Cantor Magda Fishman

value: Priceless

Live Auction


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

TESTIMONIAL: “Visiting Martha’s Vineyard for several hours is terrific in and of itself, and you arrive in style with your personal plane! There is plenty of time to stroll-around, eat, drink and shop. But, don’t discount the plane-ride, which is amazing! You fly right along the entire coast of CT and Rhode Island, low enough to see all the charming towns and beaches. The views of the Hamptons, Star Island and even Martha’s Vineyard itself as you fly over it are awesome. The pilot did a “fly-by” of all the great Rhode Island mansions, and even let one of us sit in the front and “fly” the plane for a few minutes! Spectacular views from the air and a charming day on the Vineyard - a fantastic day all-around!” Ron and Nicole Zussman

Live Auction

007 Exclusive Resort Vacation in Mexico, Palm Springs, Hawaii‌

Diamond Resorts International, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world offering a portfolio of spectacular resorts, invites you to enjoy an exclusive 8-day, 7-night vacation in a two bedroom suite in any of their participating properties. Enjoy the sun in Mexico, Florida, Arizona or St. Maarten, or ski in Lake Tahoe or Utah. OR travel to any of their other fabulous properties in the world. A great week for a family vacation or for two couples to get away from it all. Check it out at: PLUS ride in style to OR from a New York airport with a $100 Gift Certificate to Regency Limousine Donors: Diamond Resorts International Value: $3,000-$3,500 Regency Limousine Value $100


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The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain Four Season Private Club Community One-Year Introductory Membership

The Hermitage Club is an exclusive, four-season private club community in southern Vermont celebrating the outdoors and family fun. Members have access to our private mountain recreational activities in the winter ranging from alpine skiing and snowboarding with no lift lines and uncrowded trails, to cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and snowshoeing. In the spring, summer and fall members enjoy golfing on our 18-hole Desmond Muirhead designed course plus hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and paddling. Our incredible new 80,000 square foot clubhouse, which just opened for the 2014-2015 ski season, offers seasonally-inspired fine dining, rejuvenating luxurious spa services, member locker rooms, state of the art fitness facilities and much more. The Hermitage Club’s 1400 acre resort enclave is tucked away in the tranquil mountains of the Deerfield Valley in southern Vermont, within easy reach of major metropolitan areas. Please learn more at: Donor: The Hermitage Club & Joy & Barry Schwartz

value: $15,000

Live Auction More about... 008 The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain

One-year membership in our year-round private four season private Club Community Minimum Reserve Bid: $4,000 • Retail Value: $15,000 Donated by The Hermitage Club The Hermitage Club is the only private Ski Club on the East Coast. Our 1,400-acre spectacular private mountain enclave is nestled in the tranquil mountains of Southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley. • Unlimited skiing for primary member • 100 guest ski passes • Unlimited use of The Hermitage Club golf course and carts for primary member and immediate family members • 10 free rounds of golf for guests. For additional rounds, guests may play for 10% off weekend rates and 15% off mid-week rates for course and carts • Unlimited use of the driving range • Complimentary use of Nordic ski and snowshoeing trails, ice skating rink, tubing hill, fitness center and hot tubs Discounts 15% Off » Gift Shop » Accommodations at the Hermitage Inn » Personal snowmobile storage » Food & beverage at the Inn and golf course (excludes alcoholic beverages) 10% Off » Snowmobile tours » Horse-drawn sleigh rides » Spa treatments » Shuttle service » Rentals: mountain bikes, Nordic skis, ice skates and snowshoes 10 GATEHOUSE TRAIL | P.O. BOX 2210 | WEST DOVER, VERMONT

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009 Let the Temple Rock Caterer Cater A Cocktail Party For You! Joseph Craig Caterers will provide a fully catered cocktail party for 25 guests. This is a three-hour reception with red and white wine, Joseph Craig’s signature Vodka Bar, carving board, passed hors d’ouvres, desserts and music by Todd Barrie Music and Entertainment. To be held at client’s home, Temple Beth El of Stamford, CT, or Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn, NY, Certificate must be provided when designing your reception. Winner must book at least 60 days prior to your scheduled date and will be based on availability. Donor: Joseph Craig Caterers

value: $4,000

Silent 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!”


Nets vs. Pelicans at Barclays Center, Plus Food and Drink Two great tickets to the Brooklyn Nets vs. Pelicans at the new Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. The game is on March 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., section 24, row 13, seats 1-2. Includes refreshments at any “fixed” food vendor (attached to stadium). Donor: Sam Schwartz value: $570


Knicks! Two tickets for a NY Knicks home game during the 2014-2015 or 20152016 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: $360


Four Nets Tickets, plus Food and Drink Enjoy the Barclay’s Center in style. Four of you will sit courtside in the YES Network seating for a regular season game to be mutually determined by the parties. Includes food and non-alcoholic beverages at any “fixed” food vendor (attached to stadium). Donor: YES Network value: $1,140


Men’s Basketball - UCONN vs. SMU Four tickets to see UCONN vs. SMU on Saturday, March 1 at noon at the XL Center in Hartford, CT, in center court, section 105, lower level, row L seats 1-4. Donor: David Lejfer value: $120


Giants vs. Eagles Four fantastic 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


Go Jets Two tickets for the 2015 season, section 314 (48 yard line - Jets’ side) row 8, seats 6 & 7. Includes pre-paid parking pass. Date at a mutually agreeable time. Donor: Betsy and Peter Kempner value: $300


Yankees at Yankee Stadium Four great seats at Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., in section 106, 4th row from the field. Donor: David Firestein value: $400


New York Jets Home Game Two tickets and parking pass for a 2015/2016 NY Jets home football game. The game to be agreed upon by the winner and the season ticket owner. Section 202B, 14th row. Donor: Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home value: $275


New York Giants Home Game Two tickets and parking pass for a 2015/2016 NY Giants home football game. The game to be agreed upon b the winner and the season ticket owner. Section 202A. Donor: Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home value: $275


2015 Bridgeport Bluefish Tickets Four reserved tickets to a 2015 Bridgeport Bluefish game. Donor: Bridgeport Bluefish value: $40


New York Mets Two great seats at Citi Field to see the Mets. Seats are in section 110, row 10, first base dirt infield. Date at a mutually agreeable time. Donor: Betsy and Peter Kempner value: $140


See the Yankees in Style! Four great seats for a Yankees game in section 126, row 28. The tickets also get you into the Audi Yankees Club and the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar. Date at a mutually agreeably time. Donor: Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Homes value: $640


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


18 Holes at Rockrimmon Three people will be Peter Kempner’s guests while playing 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Rockrimmon Country Club during the 2015 golf season. Valid Tuesday - Friday or Sunday afternoon, on a date to be mutually agreed upon. Donor: Betsy and Peter Kempner value: $500


Fairview Country Club Foursome Tuesday-Friday, April-September 2015 - you and three friends. Contact two to four weeks in advance to arrange a date. Donor: Sue Frieden value: $400


Sterling Farms Golf Weekday foursome at Sterling Farms Golf Course, with cart. Donor: Sterling Farms value: $280


“Which Came First” Steven Dohanos Print and Mirror Dohanos’ original signed 1950 lithograph set into a custom mirror. Donor: Esta & Jeff Price/Artists’ Market value: $650


Numbered Lithograph by Elie Abrahami A numbered lithograph, plus book and prints signed by the artist. Donor: Susan & Larry Holzman value: $150 + $30


Take a Tablet and Call Me in the Morning Dell Venue 8 Tablet with Android Operating System (34H); 32GB of storage, 8” display, WiFi wireless communications, webcam, black Donor: Lois Stark and Gary Lessen value: $175


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


Keepsake Box Handmade box of various exotic woods. The body is ziricote, the top is a veneer of madrone burl, and the splines are of bocotel. The box is lined with beige velvet and the hinges are brass. The wood is finished with oil and wax. Donor: Rob Hagani value: $200


It’s the Cheesiest Monogrammed cheese board and a $100 gift certificate for Stop & Shop’s cheese selection. Donor: Ellie Mirne and Eileen H. Rosner value: $125


The Silk Touch Gift certificate to purchase permanent floral arrangements at The Silk Touch. PLUS keep the Paperwhite flower display! Donor: The Silk Touch value: $100


100 Gallons of Oil 100 gallons of heating oil delivered to your home. Donor: Hoffman Energy

value: $250


Gonna Wash the Dirt Right Offa My House 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


Celebrate Chanukah! Jillery Chanukah menorah, pewter decorative dreidle, Safed Chanukah candles, and Chanukah coin. Donor: Sisterhood of Temple Beth El value: $125


Peggy Karr Seder Plate Donor: C & G Crystal and Collectibles


value: $90

Tree of Life We will deliver and install one snow fountain weeping cherry tree, 2-2.5� caliper, on your property in the spring of 2015. Location consultation will be conducted before installation. Donor: Finescape and Sons value: $600


No Green Thumb Required Treat yourself to an everlasting display of beauty with this hand-crafted topiary. Donor: Friend of TBE value: $75


Fresh Flowers Take home the beautiful floral arrangement on display and receive two additional arrangements (one each month). Donor: McArdle’s experts in the art of flora value: $475


Artisanal Firewood - 1/4 Cord BUY IT NOW!!! BUY IT NOW!!! 100% seasoned hardwood: Oak, maple, ash, etc. Hand-split for a rustic cut. Delivery and stacking included. First 8 people to sign-up win! Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $65 per 1/4 cord


Home Generator Forget worrying about power outages in winter or summer storms. Westinghouse electric start generator with 7,500 running watts/9,375 starting watts with push-button electric start and 12V battery. 8-hour run time at 50% load. Donor: Ellin and Elliot Isban value: $949


Quench Your Thirst Six months of bottled water service from Crystal Rock, LLC, including use of a cold or a hot/cold water cooler and four 5-gallon bottles of either Crystal Rock Premium Water or Vermont Pure Natural Spring Water per month. Donor: Crystal Rock, LLC value: $250


Bone of Contention Judaica statue Donor: Honni and Sylvan Pomerantz


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


value: $300

value: $225

Candle Sticks by Israel Hadany These 5” tall, silver plate, pair of candle sticks were designed by Israel Hadany, an award-winning artist. These beautiful candlesticks are part of an award-winning collection of designs from Hadany Studio 2001 in Jerusalem. Donor: Marsha Matthews value: $50


Keurig Brewer Enjoy delicious coffee from this one-cup coffee brewer plus two boxes of coffee samples. Donor: Randy Solomon, W. B. Mason value: $180


Somethin’s Cookin’ NEW: GE 1.4 cu. ft. white countertop microwave oven with internal turntable. Donor: Planet TV & Appliance value: $130


Watch the Superbowl on Your New 32” Flat-Screen TV Experience your favorite movies, shows and more in stunning clarity with this Contex LED32D3 LED HDTV that features 720p resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate and a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for arresting images. The stationary glass base offers stability. Donor: County TV and Appliance value: $250


Punch It Up, 1960’s Style Use this lovely vintage set as a centerpiece or a salad bowl or fill it up with your favorite beverage to add some “punch” to your next festive occasion. Manufactured by the Pitman-Dreitzer Division of the Lancaster Colony Corporation, with a seven-quart capacity bowl and a detachable metal base, the set also includes a ladle and eleven cups and hooks...all adding up to a stunning addition to any table setting for any time period. Donor: Anonymous value: $150


Enchanting Creatures Display individually or as a group, you’re sure to enjoy this charming collection of hand-made colorful pottery horses and unicorns. Donor: Anonymous value: $80


Go Greek Hand-crafted and painted in an ancient Greek style dating back to 800 BC, this lovely vase will fit in with any décor. Donor: Anonymous value: $60


Mesh Ergonomic Chair High-back mesh screen back and seat chair. Locking tilt control and polished aluminum arms and base. Black finish. Great for home or office. Donor: Jeff Goldblum, SWC Office Furniture value: $400


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 2015 spring or fall season. Donor: Cheryl Bader-Goldblum & Stephen Goldblum value: $260


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


Curtain Call Two Adult Flex Passes for our 2015-2016 season. Expires June 30, 2016. Donor: Curtain Call, Inc. value: $270


Backstage at the Palace Four tickets to the May 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. production of “Les Sylfides” and a backstage tour to meet the dancers. Donor: Ballet School of Stamford value: Priceless


Westport Country Playhouse Two tickets to use for a performance during the 2015 season. Donor: Westport Country Playhouse value: $140


Long Wharf Theatre Two tickets for one performance during the 2015 season. Donor: Long Wharf Theatre value: $150


On Location Tours Experience the New York City you know and love from your favorite television shows and movies! On this guided bus tour you’ll see locations from The Amazing Spider-Man, Friends, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, The Devil Wears Prada, Seinfeld, and many more! Donor: On Location Tours value: $90


Dooney & Bourke Saffiano Hobo Bag Thanks to its embossed and coated leather, our Saffiano Collection is both good looking and durable. One inside zip pocket, two inside pockets, cell phone pocket, inside key hook, Strap drop length: 8”, lined, feet, zipper closure. Donor: Dooney & Bourke value: $230


Revitalize Your Wardrobe Do you need help re-organizing and streamlining what’s in your wardrobe so it’s easier to get dressed? Or do you need someone to give you expert advice on a personal shopping trip? Help is on the way!!! Hayley specializes in creating new outfits out of clothing you already own and strategies that accent your best features. Hayley will provide a two-hour consultation in your closet or a shopping trip of your choice! Donor: Hayley Levine value: $150


Take Care of Your Hair Gift certificate to be used for any salon hair service. Donor: John Thomas Hair Studio value: $100


Tiffany for Chanukah Add some “bling” to your celebration with this sterling silver charm from Tiffany & Co. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $125


Wear A Weinberg Boutique Weinberg of Paris, France has been dressing the most discerning women of the world for decades. Chase away the winter chill with this elegant tweed sparkle scarf and enjoy the sophisticated urban look for which this atelier is famous. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $90


Bespoke Correspondence In a world of tweets, deletes and endless forwards, make your correspondence stand out with this colorful collection of fine writing papers from INK Fine Stationers. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $150


Be A Goddess Want your hands and feet to look like you just stepped out of the salon? This three-step process from Egyptian Goddess will promote healthy nail growth and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. A flirty scarf and a few stationery items complete the package. Donor: Dana and Carl Weinberg value: $50


Goddess in Fur Ascend to great fashion heights while keeping your head warm with this fun-colored and luxurious custom made FOX fur head band from the master craftspeople at Mary’s Furs in Stamford. Donor: Mary’s Furs value: $200


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


value: $100

Beautify Manicure, pedicure, hair conditioning and blow-dry. Donor: Salon Shahin value: $150


Salon Wayne Have your hair cut at Salon Wayne and take home a bottle of moisturizing conditioner. Donor: Salon Wayne value: $110


Spectacular Bracelet from NAGI Jewelers Tri-colored, sterling silver, triple flexible bracelets with 18k rose and yellow gold plate. Donor: NAGI Jewelers value: $1,500


David Yurman Bracelet and Ring Cable wrap bracelet with black onyx and diamonds and matching cable wrap ring with black onyx and diamonds. Donor: Anonymous value: $2,425


David Yurman - The Spiritual Beads Collection DY Elements necklace with black onyx and hematine with matching ring. Donor: Anonymous value: $1,250 + $350


David Yurman - The Renaissance Collection Renaissance ring with hematine, black onyx and black diamonds, and color classics ring with black onyx. Donor: Anonymous value: $1,675


Ruby Necklace Ruby in zozite beaded chain with gold vermeil; bezzelled ruby center stone. 16” beaded length with 2-inch extended chain clasp. Goldplated clasp and chain Donor: Kif Jewelry value: $130


Silver Earrings Sterling silver swirl ear wires with round multi-silver circle and gray mystic topaz stones. Donor: Jamie Hagani value: $75


Agate Stone Necklace Beautiful agate stone on a gold chain necklace. Donor: La Di Da Jewelry


Vineyard Vines Tote and Ties Two ties and one canvas tote bag Donor: Vineyard Vines


value: $260

Timeless Blue face, Suchy watch. Free sizing and batteries. Donor: Peter Suchy Jewelers


value: $50

value: $330

Splash - A Complete Five Star Detail Our comprehensive package is a two-phase process. Phase One focuses on reconditioning the vehicle’s exterior with compounding, polishing, waxing and glazing. Phase Two focuses on cleaning and protecting the interior surfaces with cleansers and conditioners that retard drying and prevent cracking. Donor: Splash Car Wash value: $195


Tie Signed by Chuck Scarborough Hand-signed tie and note from the famous newscaster. Donor: Chuck Scarborough, NBC value: Priceless


Backyard BBQ or Beach Party for 12 Bobby Q’s Pit Stop restaurant will deliver a fabulous, belly-busting backyard picnic for up to 12 people, featuring their award-wining BBQ meats, chicken and sides, and delicious desserts. They’ll work with you to provide all your favorites, and no one will go hungry! Perfect for a family and friends summer gathering - without all the work so you can relax and enjoy! Delivery in Stamford area included! Drinks/tableware not included. To be used in 2015. Donor: Bobby Q’s value: $275


Dinner for Four by Ronnie Fein Dairy, vegetarian or fish dinner prepared and delivered by renown chef and cookbook author Ronnie Fein. Includes a signed copy of her newest cookbook. Must redeem by February 1, 2016. Donor: Ronnie Fein value: $185


Water’s Edge Gift certificate to Giovanni’s Restaurant - Water’s Edge Donor: Giovanni’s value: $100


Five-Course Shabbat Dinner for Six 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. Donor: Main Event Caterers, Inc. value: $380


Shabbat Dinner for 10 “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


Tradition! Tradition! Tradition! Traditional Friday night dinner for ten including grape juice, challah, gefilte fish, chicken matzo ball soup, chicken, potato kugel, Tzimmes and dessert. Donor: Seasons value: $300


Shabbat Meal Abel Caterers will prepare a lovely Shabbat meal for up to 10 people when you are the winner of this special offering. A complete dinner of hors d’oeuvres, salad, soup, choice of entrée, dessert and all the food accoutrements! The winner may call Abel Caterers to order up to one week prior to your desired pick-up date. Valid through December 2015. Donor: Abel Caterers value: $350


Bartaco Dinner for two. Alcohol, tax, gratuity not included. Donor: Bartaco value: $50


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


value: $350

Sunday Brunch at Doral Arrowwood Enjoy the famed buffet brunch for two at the Atrium Restaurant. Donor: Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, N.Y. value: $90


Gourmet Dinner for Eight Enjoy North Stamford dining at its finest! Win dinner for eight (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: $600


Palmwich Gift Card and Hat Palmwich is a real food drive-thru dedicated to providing local, healthy, convenient and fast-food to our on-the-go customers. Come try our signature Palmwich or squeezes during breakfast, lunch or dinner! Donor: Palmwich value: $30


Fiesta Atlantic Peruvian Restaurant Gift Certificate to Fiesta Atlantic Restaurant Donor: Elaine Rojas


value: $50

Asiana Cafe Gift Certificate for Asiana Café in downtown Greenwich, CT. Donor: Asiana Café value: $50


Columbus Park Trattoria Private Cooking Party for 4 People Cook with one of the chefs in Columbus Park’s upstairs state-of-the-art kitchen. Menus can be tailored to your taste, and wine will be offered to compliment the event. Donor: Caroline Simmons value: $400


Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant Dinner for Two (Alcohol, tax and gratuity not included). Donor: Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant value: $100


Rye Ridge Delicatessen Gift Certificate. Donor: Rye Ridge Delicatessen


value: $100

Dougie’s Bar-B-Que & Grill Gift Certificate. Great BBQ! Located in Teaneck, NJ. Donor: Dougie’s value: $40


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: $430


Cater Your Dinner Party… Let Fairway prepare dinner for a special occasion with a $250 gift certificate. You select the menu. Donor: Fairway Market value: $250


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


Sorrento Pizza Restaurant Lunch Donor: Sorrento Pizza Restaurant


value: $100

Elegant Brunch with Wait Staff in Your Home! 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. Three weeks notice. Donor: Garelick & Herbs value: $700


Brunch for Two at Winfields at the Hyatt Regency Our luscious Sunday Champagne brunch has been voted the “Best Sunday Brunch” in Fairfield County by the People’s Choice Award in Connecticut Magazine. Executive Chef Dennis Tassler demonstrates his culinary talent with a variety of stations. Join us at noon on Sunday’s in our delightful atrium streaming with natural sunlight. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Donor: Hyatt Regency Greenwich value: $120


Dinner at Penny’s Restaurant in Norwalk Gift certificate for dinner for two. Donor: Penny’s Restaurant


Bull’s Head Diner Gift Certificate Donor: Bull’s Head Diner


value: $20

Cold Stone Creamery Gift certificate Friend of TBE


value: Priceless

value: $20

Imported Gift Basket A basket of delicious goodies. Donor: Shoprite

value: $75


Dinner at Bobby V’s Dinner for four at Bobby V’s Donor: Bobby Valentine


value: $100

She Makes Kosher Cakes She makes Kosher Cakes will design, bake and deliver (Stamford only) a gorgeous, custom, two-tiered cake for any occasion. Choice of chocolate or vanilla cake with a large selection of yummy fillings. Three weeks advance notice. No cakes available two weeks prior to Passover. Donor: Nechama Hordiner, She Makes Kosher Cakes value: $200


Soosh This prize entitles you to four $25 gift cards to Soosh Restaurant, Stamford’s newest Kosher Restaurant. What can be better than great food, friendly service and a comfortable ambiance? Find a seat at the sushi bar or at a cozy table and enjoy a relaxing drink and exquisite food with family or friends, or dine with a colleague for a business meal. Either way, you are guaranteed an amazing dining experience! We look forward to welcoming you to Soosh in the Crowne Plaza Hotel! Donor: Soosh Restaurant value: $100


P. F. Chang’s Gift Certificate to P. F. Chang’s in the Stamford Town Center Donor: P. F. Chang’s value: $100


Baked by Melissa Gift Certificate for Melissa’s famous cupcakes with more flavor and less post-dessert guilt trip. Donor: Baked by Melissa value: $100


Sugar Bowl Gift Certificate for breakfast for two. Donor: Sugar Bowl Luncheonette


Bedford Street Diner Gift Certificate (eat-in only) Donor: Bedford Street Diner


value: $25

value: $50

Table 104 Unlimited lunch for two on a weekday. Splurge on appetizers, entrees and desserts. (Excludes alcohol.) Donor: Walter Cappelli - Table 104 value: 150


What a Great Time to be a Wine Lover ...especially with the bottles offered here. Enjoy these three exceptional wines hand-picked by the professionals at Giovana’s Wine & Spirits: On point Pinot Noir 2011, Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2012, Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Donor: Giovana’s Wine & Spirits value: $140


B(u)y the Glass Crystal wine...champagne...water...eight of each...all rimmed in gold! Included are two bottles of Baron Herzog Chardonnay to help you fill them up. Donor: Anonymous value: $100


Harlan Social (Stamford) Chef Lewandowski’s cuisine celebrates the regional food of America’s Northeast combined with flavors from his travels around the world. Harlan Social is a place where guests can enjoy a refined culinary experience in a relaxed neighborhood meeting place. Donor: Harlan Social value: $125


Kira Sushi Gift Certificate to Kira Sushi in Greenwich Donor: Kira Sushi

value: $100


Sleep Like Royalty in America’s Grandest Historic Castle Overlooking Long Island North Shore between NYC and The Hamptons, OHEKA CASTLE, was once the palatial Gold Coast Mansion of famed financier Otto HErmann KAhn during the decadent roaring twenties. Now restored back to its former grandeur, this historic estate has only 32 elegant guest rooms. Hotel guests can enjoy a mansion tour, play an 18 hole round of golf or a game of tennis at the Cold Spring Country Club. Includes a Continental Breakfast for two. This is for Monday– Thursday night stay, but weekend requests may be accommodated at an additional $125 per night per room. Valid thru January, 31, 2016. Donor: Oheka Castle value: $395


Hotel Zero Degrees (Stamford) A complimentary weekend night stay for two; includes one classic king room, breakfast for two, complimentary parking and use of the YMCA fitness center. Donor: Hotel Zero Degrees value: $150


Doubletree by Hilton (Norwalk) One overnight stay. Donor: Doubletree by Hilton (Norwalk)


value: $200

Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida Relax in the warmth of sunny Florida. Complimentary deluxe room accommodations for two nights (subject to availability. (Does not include food and beverage.) Expires December 15, 2015. Donor: Bonaventure Resort & Spa value: $300


New York Adventure in Style Enjoy a one-night stay at the Ace Hotel in a Medium Room (based on availability). Black-out dates apply. Expires January 31, 2016. Donor: Ace Hotel New York value: $500


Visit The Museum of Jewish Heritage Free tour for up to 10 people at The Museum of Jewish Heritage. Explore this living memorial to the Holocaust with family or friends. Donor: The Museum of Jewish Heritage value: $140


Hotel Zero Degrees (Norwalk) A complimentary weekend night stay in a Superior Single King room. Includes complimentary warm breakfast buffet. Donor: Hotel Zero Degrees value: $200


Lunch with the Mayor Is your child interested in politics and government? If so, here’s a great opportunity for your (middle school and high school only) son or daughter to learn about the City of Stamford via a private lunch with Mayor David Martin in his office at the Government Center. Lunch can be set at a mutually agreeable date and time during the first half of 2015. Donor: Mayor David Martin value: priceless


Stamford Museum & Nature Center Guest passes for eight individuals to visit the Center for one day. Not valid on Festival days. Donor: Stamford Museum & Nature Center value: $80


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


Spend the Day at Lake Compounce Admission for two to Lake Compounce. Expires September 13, 2015. Donor: Lake Compounce value: $80


Orange PlasmaCar No gears, batteries or pedals. Just steer and away you go. Multiple award winner, great exercise inside or outdoors. Sleek, innovative design. The PlasmaCar is meant to be used on a smooth, flat, hard surface and will not function properly on carpet, grass, gravel, sand or any surface with give. For ages 36 months - 8 years. Donor: Stamford Toys value: $80


Teen Readers’ Library from Scholastic A great collection of books your teen reader is sure to enjoy. Donor: Scholastic, Inc. value: $130


Early Readers’ Library from Scholastic A great collection of books your early reader is sure to enjoy. Donor: Scholastic, Inc. value: $160


Young Readers’ Library from Scholastic A great collection of books your young reader is sure to enjoy. Donor: Scholastic, Inc. value: $130


Did You Know Library from Scholastic Find the answers to your trivia questions. Donor: Scholastic, Inc.


value: $100

All Fired-Up to Go to School - in a Fire Truck! A fireman from the Stamford Fire Department will pick up your child and up to three friends (or two friends and mom or dad) at home (one location or if within several blocks, the fire truck will make individual pick-ups) and deliver them to one school! Greater Stamford area only. Date and time to be determined. Donor: Stu Teitelbaum value: Priceless


Make Your Kid a Star for a Day or Be One Yourself Fulfill every child’s dream and probably your own by taking a ride anywhere you want to go on a dump truck or operate an excavator on a real construction site. Bring your camera, a day not to be missed. Child must be age 7 and up. Donor: Katchko & Sons Construction 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


Baseball Bat Peg Rack Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


Bank Soccer Ball - Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


value: $40 value: $30

White Rocking Chair to Be Painted and Personalized Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler

value: $175


Bank Ballet Slippers Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


Bank Train Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


value: $30

12 Party Favors Lap Desks Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


value: $30

Bank Fashion Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


value: $30

Bank Sailboat Personalization included Donor: Suzanne Fruithandler


value: $30

value: $150

Doesn’t Everyone Want Their Very Own Hippo? This hippopotamus will become a very big presence in any little one’s play space. Sturdy wireframe construction and soft and shiny plush surface, plus a generous snout, pink nostrils, tiny ears and wrinkly legs, make this stout land mammal an adorable friend for any wildlife fans. 15” x 30” x 14” Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $70


Giant Plush Husky Looking into the eyes of this lifelike husky will melt the heart of any dog lover! With top-quality construction and great attention to detail - right down to its curled tail - this is a dog that will be a faithful companion for many years. You’ll “bow wow” them with this gorgeous, life-size plush husky. This lovable furry friend has lifelike features, a soft, cuddly coat and an internal frame to keep it upright. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $60


Mermaid Role Play Costume Set (ages 3-6 years) This stunning mermaid costume features a shimmering dress with a tail that flares into a fishtail! Glittering fabrics, silvery accents, and a royal seashell tiara make this kids’ dress-up set truly special. Crafted with care and durable construction to stand up to years of pretend play. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $30


Pirate Role Play Costume Set (ages 3-6 years) Dress-up? Ay, matey! This swashbuckling set includes an embroidered vest, pirate hat, eye patch and soft sword. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $30


Veterinarian Role Play Costume Set (ages 3-6 years) The care of all the toy “pets” in the house will be in capable hands when your little animal doctor is suited up in a machine-washable blue jacket, mask and surgical cap. The set includes a stethoscope with sound effects, syringe, thermometer, mask, cap, bandage, reusable veterinarian name tag and a little plush puppy patient to “doctor” and love. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value $30


Fairy Role Play Costume Set (ages 3-6 years) Cast a spell in a shimmering fairy dress with velvety bodice, flowerembellished waistband and tulle petal skirt. The sparkling wings and wand make this set seem truly magical! Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $30


Play Time for 3 & 4 year-olds Animals stacking chunky puzzle, fire truck sound puzzle, busy barn floor puzzle, make a meal sticker pad, dress-up sticker pad, habitat sticker pad. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $60


Arts & Crafts for 5 - 7 year-olds Stain glass undersea fantasy, stain glass rainbow garden, Three messfree glitter art sets, safari floor puzzle and sunken treasures puzzle. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $60


Arts & Crafts and More for 8 years and older Deluxe magic set, duct tape crafts, craft & create friendship bracelets and 200 piece tropical parrot jigsaw puzzle. Donor: Mia and Lonny Weinstein value: $60


Celebrate Israel Parade in New York with Four Grandstand Seats Be one of the lucky few to sit in the grandstand opposite the television broadcast booth on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Fifth Avenue. You’ll be treated to ice cold water, special programs, an Israeli flag and sit in a secured area for as long or as little as you like. The Celebrate Israel Parade is “...the single largest gathering in the world in support of Israel.” TESTIMONIAL: Lieba Lander said, “Last year, Steve and I had the opportunity to sit in the grandstand. We had a great view, without fighting the crowds, no pushing or shoving to see everything. What a great way to be a part of this amazing event!” Donor: Karen Lander, JCRC of NY value: Priceless


Carl’s of Connecticut Very Small Batch Maple Syrup Upgrade your next breakfast with delicious maple syrup produced right here in North Stamford! 100% sourced from the legendary Sugar Bush #99. Includes (upon request) the exciting mini-lecture “Sap to Syrup: Art or Science?” by the Sapmaster Donor: Carl Weinberg value: $20 per pint


Cigar Rolling Lesson and Lounge Time for Four Friends (21+)


Challah of the Month Club

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. The venue is BYOB and this package comes with a good bottle of red or white wine, Cognac or whiskey for you to sip with your fine cigars. Good through 2015. Donor: Connecticut Cigar Company value: Priceless Ron Zussman (liquor)

Two hand-baked challahs once-a-month for a year, made with love by Lieba Lander using her world famous recipe. Donor: Lieba Lander value: Priceless


Tequila Tasting in Your Home - Includes Light Dinner A Don Julio ambassador will provide all tasting materials, cocktail ingredients, cups, bar tools and ice. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older and must be invited by the host - up to 11 people. The host may select a local restaurant to provide light catering. Donor: Diageo value: $500


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


value: Priceless

Riding Lessens Two one-hour lessons given by George Ventricelli, a certified national trainer from Argentina. Available for youth of adult of any age from beginner to advanced. Donor: South Horse Stables, Purchase, NY value: $250 George Ventricelli


Lunch with William Tong and Tour Tour the State Capitol with leading local politician, William Tong, capped off with lunch in the Capitol cafeteria Donor: William Tong, State Representative value: Priceless


U.S. Capitol Tour and High Flying Flag Take a personal tour of the U.S. Capitol Building with Congressman Jim Himes. PLUS win a unique gift - a 3’ x 5’ cotton flag that will be flown over our nation’s Capitol in Washington in honor of the person you choose, on the date of your choice, and will be authenticated with a certificate marking the special occasion. Win this piece of Americana with this unique package. Donor: Congressman Jim Himes value: Priceless


Private Tour of Consumer Reports Testing Facility for Up to Six People Including Lunch Unique opportunity to meet engineers and scientists on a customdesigned tour at Consumer Reports’ largest testing facility in Yonkers, NY. Have lunch following your tour with executives and researchers. Donor: Consumer Reports value: Priceless


Personal Home Bar Mixology Consultant Is your liquor cabinet confusing you? Not sure what to do with the vermouth or that bottle of Campari that’s been sitting there for a while? Want to get a good understanding of the various booze categories (vodka, whiskey, tequila, etc.) and what to do with them? Wish you knew some key, basic drink recipes for the bottles you have on hand, or a few tricks to making better cocktails? I will come to your home and review what you have, what you might still need, and hands-on show you some basic mixology techniques and provide you with recipes for what you have. We can do this one-on-one or you can turn this into a group event! I’ll stay an hour or two, and even give you a gift of my favorite bar tool. It will be fun and educational. Donor: Ron Zussman value: Priceless


Personal Whiskey Tasting I will take you and your friends (up to a maximum of 16 people) through an evening of whiskey education and tasting. You provide the venue, some snacks and at least 2-3 bottles (or more); I will provide at least one Awesome/Serious bottle from my private collection and an evening of fun, education and sampling. You decide on the tasting format - do you want only single-malt Scotches, or bourbons and ryes, or some combination for comparing the different types/styles of whiskies? A great birthday/Father’s Day gift! Donor: Ron Zussman value: Priceless


Visit the Observatory Deck at the Freedom Tower and... Lunch for four at the Conde Nast cafeteria in One World Trade Center plus tickets to the observatory deck on floors 101-102 (Spring 2015). Enjoy the spectacular views from the tallest building in North America while dining on delicious food in one of the top corporate cafeterias. Date to be mutually determined. Donor: Nicole and Ron Zussman value: Priceless


2015 UBS Parade Spectacular Four bleacher seat tickets for November 22, 2015 Donor: Stamford Downtown


value: Priceless

Let David Jason Entertainment Provide Entertainment at Your Next Party! David Jason Entertainment will provide DJ, MC, Lighting Cocktail Hour with Music and Dance Stages for a four-hour event. TESTIMONIAL: “David and his team did an amazing job for both of our daughters’ Bat Mitzvah parties! They are very customer-focused, and brought a high level of energy to the affairs from start to finish. Quite simply, they exceeded our expectations – hiring David again was an easy decision!” - Cheryl and David Wolff “DJE, lead by Dave, was terrific at my son’s, Matthew, Bar Mitzvah. Dave brings a ton of energy and is tremendous with the kids.” - Stephen Goodman Donor: David Jason Entertainment value: $2,500


Let Your Pet Get Away from It All One-week stay in Pet Lodging which includes a complimentary bath/ pedicure and 30-minute physical exam with one of our doctors. Donor: Bull’s Head Pet Hospital value: $480


Personalized Items from Minuteman Press of Stamford Ideal for business promotions or party favors. Must order all of the same item. Hundreds of items from sox to tongs to pens and more... Shop online at Donor: Minuteman Press of Stamford value: $300

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 .

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Temple Rock Catalog 2015  

In this catalog, you will find exciting, new items to bid on at Temple Beth El's annual Temple Rock, on January 31, 2015

Temple Rock Catalog 2015  

In this catalog, you will find exciting, new items to bid on at Temple Beth El's annual Temple Rock, on January 31, 2015