On Saturday night, November 22, One Israel Fund’s Young Professional Society hosted its first ever 3 Aces Casino Game Night and Chinese Auction at The Woodmere Club. Nearly 300 people from the tri-state region came together in support of One Israel Fund and, specifically, to raise funds towards the building of a mikveh in the Gaza border community of Shlomit. This mikveh will be reinforced to withstand mortar attacks and enable women to partake of this tremendous mitzvah, even in the most dire of circumstances.
“It is so refreshing to be able to attend a really enjoyable event in our own backyard while supporting a cause which is so incredibly important,” expressed committee member Shoshie Manela of Cedarhurst. The participants were greeted by an array of casino-style games with which to spend their fake casino money. At the end of the night, each person cashed in their “winnings” for Chinese Auction tickets which were entered into drawings for terrific prizes, including a custom sheitel, a custom men’s suit, an Israel-experience package, a ski weekend, a flight in a fighter plane, and more. In addition, it wouldn’t be a One Israel Fund event without a delectable feast prepared by Mauzone.
“The success of any organization is its ability to engage the next generation of supporters. Many, sadly, struggle in this regard. One Israel Fund is now blessed to have a vibrant Young Professional Society which has successfully spearheaded three events in the past few months, beginning with a Summer Siyum BBQ during the Nine Days in support of One Israel Fund’s efforts in the south during Operation Protective Edge and followed by an equally successful event for lawyers in the city with the renowned criminal attorney, Ben Brafman,” explained Scott M. Feltman, executive vice president of One Israel Fund. “This event was the brainchild of our newest senior staff member, Dov Snow, and his devoted event chairs: Jon Chubak, Asher and Esther Jungreis, Moshe and Talya Kohn, Adam and Rivky Orlow and Jonathan and Shana Schoenfeld. The kudos goes to each of them.”
In addition to those who attended, the evening’s success was also aided by an enormous outpouring of support from corporate and individual sponsors