Ohef Sholom is Off to the Races

by | May 3, 2013 | What’s Happening

Saturday, June 8, 6 pm

Ohef Sholom Temple’s Annual FUNdraiser, formerly known as Casino Night, will be Night at the Races, and it promises to be fun-packed.

As guests enter the temple, red velvet ropes will separate them from the “thoroughbreds” who will race later in the evening. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres and an open bar in Simon Grand Hall, along with some amazing prizes in the silent auction, will get the evening started. Ryan the Balloon Guy and Jonathan Austin, magician, will provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. Slot machines will also line the hallway for “gambling” pleasure. And playing on the big screen will be the real Belmont Stakes live from New York. A hat contest in several categories will take place so plan to be super-glam with a welldecorated chapeau.

Dinner, catered by local restaurants including Bite and No Frill Grill, will be served in Kaufman Hall. The food is always delicious and by 7:30 pm, the black jack and craps tables will be open. New this year will be “horse racing” where bets can be placed in each of six races and win more prizes. The horses will be sponsored by members of the temple and general community. The races will be called by the disc jockey (pun intended!) from General Dynamic Entertainment. The major auction will take place at about 9 pm. Prizes range from the use of a beachfront home for a week, to artwork, jewelry, a weekend in Washington D.C. and more. And finally, in case all of this is not enough excitement, the 50/50 raffle winner will be announced. 50/50 tickets are being sold by all OST board members. They are $100 each and the winner will take home up to $19,950— a great return on the investment. Get mah jongg game members or knitting clubs or golf foursomes to split the $100 cost and still get a great return.

Tickets for the evening are $75 per person until June 1, after which they are $95. The ticket includes food, open bar, dinner, dancing, games and the most fun of the year.

Call the Temple office at 757-625-4295 or go to www.ohefsholom.org.