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Can't wait to see what's being

offered at PSJC's Auction?

Get a SNEAK PEAK into the Auction Journal listing all the Auction Items available either at our event on April 14 OR at a subsequent online auction. See you on Saturday night!



Our biggest FUNdraiser of the year!!!

Slip on your flip flops, pop on your aloha shirt & join us for some tropical fun. Delicious margaritas, sangria, yummy desserts, live music, plus exciting live & silent auctions to benefit PSJC. 

Kid activities off-site! Join us for a fun night and a great cause! 

Email us at to help with the event.

Tickets $50 

Supervised kiddie fun available nearby at Hootenanny play space to parents attending An Evening in Margaritaville!  $10 per child. Must RSVP in advance!

2018 Auction Items 

Start forming your teams now to bid on some of the special group items such as gourmet dinners, vacation homes, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Out-of-town getaways: 
     Week in Seaview, Fire Island. 4 BR, 2 bath, 2 decks + outdoor
      shower. 1 block from ocean & bay (Seaview Market); comes with
      bikes. Sleeps 8 comfortably: ideal for 2 families with children.
      Available 8.27-9.3 (Labor Day). 

     Weekend getaway in Poconos Vacation Country Chalet. Lake
     Naomi (Pocono Pines, PA). Sleeps 6 easily in 3 bedrooms (1 queen,
     1 double, 2 twins). 1.5 bathrooms (+ outdoor shower). Hiking, biking,
     kayaking, swimming, tennis—and foosball if it rains. Kosher
     kitchen. Available summer 2018-September, excluding July 4 and
     Labor Day weekends.

     Extended weekend (up to 4 days) in the Berkshires (Hinsdale, MA)
     up to 2 families: 5 BR (1 king, 2 w/queen; 1 w/ 2 twins; 1 w/ 1 twin), 3
     bathrooms; Lakeside with multiple boats & access to beach.      
     Available between Memorial Day weekend and June 26 OR after
     Yom Kippur-end of October EXCEPT Columbus Day weekend.

     Week in Yucatan beach retreat. This beautifully appointed modern        beach villa with a pool overlooking the ocean in the coastal resort          town of Akumal, Mexico (1+ hours from Cancun airport) – designed        by PSJC’s very own Josh Goldstein – could be yours for a week.             Think: white sands, coral reef, warm waters, colorful tropical fish,             scuba diving/snorkeling, swimming with turtles. Sleeps 6-8 (ideal             for 2 families: 2 BR w king beds; room for add’l 2-4 on couches                throughout). This is the life!!

Amazing Professional Services: Matthew Septimus will photograph your child's bar/bat mitzvah, architectural & design consultation with Susana Honig, full Will package (includes basic will, living will, POA, healthcare proxy), Estate Planning-Legal Services, Web design/strategy consultation, Fundraising 101 consultation with an experienced fundraising consultant, Renanit Levy, Tax preparation by Stuart Baron, web consultation with Josh Spiro, home renovation consultation with David Tepper

Tours and experiences:
     Behind-the-scenes tour for 6 of the conservation lab of The
     Morgan Library & Museum with Paper Conservator, Reba Snyder

     Evening of Indian Delights.  Gather your chaverim to bid on a not-       to-be-missed evening of Indian delights - cocktails, appetizers and          dinner for 6-8 adults at the home of Leslie Salzman on Saturday,             June 9. Fair Market Value: $5 + many good laughs, though in past          years others have overpaid by $995 (and MORE)!

     Insider’s tour for 6 of Christie’s Auction House hosted by Senior
     VP & Head of Christie’s Estate, Appraisals & Valuations
     department, Sarah Vandeweerdt

     Getting Medieval: Tour of the Cloisters with Medievalist, Angela
     Weisl for 2, including museum admission, snacks at Trie Cloister             Café

     Entertain your friends in style with a 2-hour performance of jazz          standards by Itta Weiss Trio 

     Insider’s Tour of Robert Lehman Collection at the Met
with Curator in Charge, Dita Amory 

     Behind-the-scenes tour of NY1 with Vice President News Content
     & Development, Audrey Gruber & NY1 swag

     Guided Tour for 10 people of Museum of Jewish Heritage — A           Living Memorial to the Holocaust

     Private Tour for 4 of Grand Central neighborhood (Paula                    Horowitz)

     Van Brunt Stillhouse whiskey tour & tasting

     Tanglewood Concert & Picnic Lunch or Dinner

Beautiful Arts & Crafts: Painting by Shoshana Cooper, vintage map of Palestine, Erik Lieber photographs, your very own Merrie Handfinger tallit, Quilt made from naturally dyed vintage kimono silks, Signed print, Hand-colored photo/collage, Found-object collage. Hand-knit items: ski hat, cowl, toddler sweater/hat, Oaxaca black clay vases, limited edition 12" fine art print, original art prints from Alpha Workshops, framed reproduction of poster from early 20th century Yiddish theater production of "The Lunatic", fabric art, 

NYC Culture Vultures (tickets, sports passes, museum memberships/passes): Tix to Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel, memberships to Center for Jewish HistoryLower East Side Tenement Museum, pass to Morgan Library & Museum, NY Yankees vs. Washington Nationals - 2 tix to June 12th evening game in Jim Beam Suite (Level 3, Section 320-B) behind home plate with access to club, 4 tix to NY Red Bulls.

Foodies Delight: Evening of Indian Delicacies; Custom children's novelty birthday cake, Challah baking lesson for up to 3 people, Haagen Dazs cake, Shabbat dinner for 8 catered by Pride Caterers, Boro Park Shabbos Dinner Basket, lunch & dinner for 4 for 3 days cooked for you by chef Dave Birnbaum, Shabbat in a Basket à la Helen Zelon, Baking Lesson with Julia Kamen Birnbaum

Health & Beauty & Fitness/Sports: Brooklyn Boulders "Learn The Ropes", BYKlyn Indoor Cycling package, Estee Lauder Bag of Beauty, Windsor Dentistry Teeth Whitening Treatment at Windsor Dentistry, complete bicycle tuneup, Citi Bike annual membership, Custom-Made Orthotics (Stephanie Hochman), Prospect Park YMCA and Park Slope Armory YMCA "Family 2" Premium Membership, Israeli Dancing with Rina Rinkewich, 1 month unlimited yoga at YogaSole

Children's Corner: Hand-knit toddler sweater/hat (4T), Consultation on raising bilingual kids for parents/grandparents of 0-6 y/o kids (with Spanish as a second language), Custom children's novelty birthday cake

Fashion & Jewelry: Al Ettlinger Necklace (pear-shaped smoky quartz gem set in hand-made sterling silver setting), a variety of jewelry by Nuttree Designs/Debra Nussbaum Cohen, Rebecca Loonin, Aura Shahaf.    

Lifelong Learning: Private study on a boutique Judaica topic with Rabbi Sue Oren, College essay coaching with professional writer/editor, Helen Zelon


We deeply appreciate the wonderful organizations, businesses, and individuals for providing these amazing auction items.

Even if you don't win the item you have your eye on, be sure to show your support by shopping with these businesses that support PSJC!  


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