Auctioning

the Mitzvot (Honors)

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Rosh Hashannah Auction list

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Yom Kippur Auction list

B"H

Introduction

Shalom to all.

Sometime in March this year, our normal lives turned into a nightmare!  The pandemic virus has messed up the entire world!

I was hoping and praying that by the High Holidays it would be gone and forgotten, but HaShem Almighty wanted things differently.

So here we are right before the High Holidays;

-  A special time when we usually see each other and get together 

   as one big Keter Torah Family.

-  A time when the Synagogue is full with men, women and

   children.

-  A time when we auction the Mitzvot (honors) and everyone

   participates and bids on something so our congregation can 

   continue our 3300 year old Sephardic tradition.

BUT,  

This year is going to be very hard as we can not have a full house due to the virus.

This year we will not be able to collect enough to cover our budget, unless, we do something different.......

SO, I thought we should have the auction anyway, via the internet.

In this way everyone can participate and donate to help keep our congregation alive.

This is how we are going to do it:

If one buys a mitzvah and can not be in the synagogue to actually perform it, then he/she can pass it on to a family member or any other member/friend (or, you can always give it to the Rabbi.....).

In any case, THE BUYER WILL BE BLESSED WITH A SPECIAL BLESSING (Mi- Sheberach) before the Mitzvah is performed.

Please use this as an opportunity to understand exactly what happens during the bidding process.  What is everyone bidding on and what does it mean? Please take the time to read about all the Mitzvot, understand what each mitzvah means and see what is meaningful to you and how you would like to honor your loved ones.   

Below you will see all the Mitzvot to be auctioned for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur.

At the end of each day, I will update the highest current bid so everyone can continue the bidding until the auction is closed.

Payment by Credit Card:

Should you choose to buy a Mitzvah - honor,

and skip the bidding, then click on the

"buy now" button.

You will be transferred to a payment page.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY WITH PAYPAL.

You can pay with ANY Credit Card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: We are charged a 3% fee when using Credit Cards. Please be kind enough to pay the fee as well. Thank You.

Payment by Check:

After you fill out the "Start bidding here" and your bid is accepted,  we will bill you (as we do every year).

Thank you for your understanding, generosity and helping to keep our beautiful congregation alive.

Shannah Tovah

Rabbi Sasson

The bidding will increase by increments of $101 or what we call "MICHAEL".  Michael is the Angel of Israel.  The numeric value of the word מיכאל in Hebrew is 101.  We donate in increments of $101 to beseech the Angel Michael to stand and pray for us and defend us as our lawyer during  the High Holidays. (This is also why we blow the shofar 101 times on each day of Rosh Hashannah.)

Rosh Hashannah

 

Rosh Hashannah - First Night

Friday, September 18, 2020

Tonight, There is only one Mitzvah to Auction

Mitzvah (Honor) #1.

Rosh Hashannah EVE -  First Night (Friday, September 18, 2020)

Opening the Ark for the Prayer of Parnassah (Sustenance)

פתיחת ההיכל של הפרנסה

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This is the first Mitzvah - Honor, that opens the High Holidays.

At the end of Arvit (the evening service), on Rosh Hashannah Eve, the custom is to open the Ark and request that the Almighty opens the pipelines of Parnassah (sustenance), for us and the whole world.

The one who buys this mitzvah will have the honor of opening the Ark and being the honorable representative for himself, his family and the whole Klal Yisrael.

(You don't have to read anything. The Rabbi will do the chanting of the prayers).

Bidding starts at $505

OR

 You can donate 30x Michael = $3,030,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Rosh Hashannah - First Day

Saturday, September 19, 2020

click on the line that you want to bid on

  1. Opening the Ark - Petihat Ha’heh’chal                               פתיחת ההיכל

  2. Taking out First Sefer Torah                                  הוצאת ספר תורה ראשון

  3. Taking out Second Sefer Torah                                הוצאת ספר תורה שני

  4. Taking out Sefer Haftarot                                         הוצאת ספר הפטרות

  5. Rimonim – First Sefer                                                רימונים ספר ראשון

  6. Rimonim – Second Sefer                                               רימונים ספר שני

  7. Rimonim – Sefer Haftarot                                         רימונים ספר הפטרות

  8. Raising & Displaying First Sefer                             הגבהת ספר תורה ראשון

  9. Raising & Displaying Second Sefer                            הגבהת ספר תורה שני

  10. First Aliya - Kohen                                                                כהן

  11. Second Aliya - Levi                                                                לוי

  12. Third Aliya – Shlishi                                                           שלישי

  13. Fourth Aliya – Revi’ee                                                         רביעי

  14. Fifth Aliya – Hamishi                                                          חמישי

  15. Sixth Aliya – Shishi                                                             שישי

  16. First Mosif (Additional) Aliya                                                מוסיף ראשון

  17. Second Mosif (Additional) Aliya                                               מוסיף שני

  18. Third Mosif (Additional) Aliya                                               מוסיף שלישי

  19. Last Mosif (Additional) Aliya – Samuch                                 סמוך

  20. Final Aliya First Sefer w/Kaddish-Mashlim                            משלים

  21. Maftir w/Kaddish                                                                מפטיר

  22. Petihat Ha’heh’chal – Parnassah Sustenance       פתיחת ההיכל – סדר הפרנסה

Mitzvah (Honor) #1.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Opening the Ark

And handing out two Sefer Torahs and the Sefer Haftarot

פתיחת ההיכל

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

The one who buys this Mitzvah - honor, will open the Ark and hand out two Sefer Torahs and the Sefer Haftarot. After the Torah readings he will open the Ark again and put them all back.

This is a great Honor that opens the Rosh Hashannah Day. 

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 20x Michael = $2,020,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #2. 

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Taking out First Sefer Torah                    הוצאת ספר תורה ראשון

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day. 

The one who buys this Mitzvah - Honor, will carry the First Sefer Torah from the Ark to the Bima (Stage). After the Torah readings he will take it back from the Bima to the Ark.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 8x Michael = $808,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

 

Mitzvah (Honor) #3. 

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Taking out Second Sefer Torah                    הוצאת ספר תורה שני

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day. 

The one who buys this Mitzvah - Honor, will carry the Second Sefer Torah from the Ark to the Bima (Stage). After the Torah readings he will take it back from the Bima to the Ark.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 8x Michael = $808,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

 

Mitzvah (Honor) #4.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Taking out Sefer Haftarot                    הוצאת ספר הפטרות

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

The one who buys this Mitzvah - Honor, will carry the Sefer  Haftarot from the Ark to the Bima (Stage).

After the Haftarah reading he will take it back from the Bima to the Ark.

Anyone from 9 years and up can carry this Sefer.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 4x Michael = $404,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

 

Mitzvah (Honor) #5.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Rimonim First Sefer                   רימונים ספר ראשון

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

Every Sefer Torah has a pair of Rimonim - ornaments, that goes on each side of the Torah Case. The one who buys this Mitzvah will place the Rimonim on the Torah.

Anyone from 2 years and up can do this.

Girls up to 10 years old can do it as well.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 3x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

 

Mitzvah (Honor) #6. (Will be closed on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Rimonim Second Sefer                   רימונים ספר שני

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

Every Sefer Torah has a pair of Rimonim - ornaments, that goes on each side of the Torah Case. The one who buys this Mitzvah will place the Rimonim on the Torah.

Anyone from 2 years and up can do this.

Girls up to 10 years old can do it as well.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 3x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

 

Mitzvah (Honor) #7.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Rimonim Sefer Haftarot                   רימונים ספר הפטרות

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

Sefer Haftarot: After the Torah reading we read a small portion from the Navi'im - "The Prophets". This is called: Haftara. The subject of the Haftara is similar to the subject that was read in the Torah portion.

Our congregation has a book of all the Haftarot in a small case like the Torah case and this case is also decorated by two Rimonim- ornaments.

The one who buys this Mitzvah will place the Rimonim on the Sefer Haftarot.

Anyone from 2 years and up can do this.

Girls up to 10 years old can do it as well.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 3x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #8.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Displaying (Hagbahah) the first Sefer Torah                   הגבהת ספר תורה ראשון

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

The one who buys this Mitzvah - Honor, opens the first Torah case, raises and displays it so that the congregation can see the Torah letters.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 5x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #9.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Displaying (Hagbahah) the Second Sefer Torah                   הגבהת ספר תורה שני

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

The one who buys this Mitzvah - Honor, opens the second Torah case, raises and displays it so that the congregation can see the Torah letters.

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 3x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Aliya to the Torah 

An aliya  עליה, is the calling of a member of a Jewish congregation to the bimah (stage) for a segment of reading from the Torah. The person who receives the aliyah goes up to the bimah before the reading and recites a blessing for reading of the Torah. After the reading a second blessing is recited.

The Rabbi will give special blessings to the owner of the Mitzvah and his family. There is a custom to recite prayers for the sick and for loved ones that have passed away (Hashkava).

Mitzvah (Honor) #10.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

First Aliya - Cohen                  כהן

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for a Cohen. However, anyone can bid and give this Aliya to the Cohen. If there is no Cohen present then any Yisrael (Not a Levi) can take this Aliya.

(By the Sephardim, if there is no Cohen then a Levi can not go instead.)

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 3x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #11.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Second Aliya - Levi                  לוי

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for a Levi. However, anyone can bid and give this Aliya to the Levi.

If there is no Levi present: The Cohen goes up again.

If there is no Cohen, then any Yisrael (not a Levi) can take this Aliya. (By the Sephardim, if there is no Cohen then a Levi can not go instead.)

Bidding starts at $101

OR

 You can donate 3x Michael = $303,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #12.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Third Aliya - Sh'li'shee                  שלישי

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for any Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 10x Michael = $1,010,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #13.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Fourth Aliya - Revi'ee                 רביעי

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for any Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 10x Michael = $1,010,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #14.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Fifth Aliya - Hamishi                  חמישי

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 10x Michael = $1,010,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #15.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Sixth Aliya - Shi'shi                  שישי

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 10x Michael = $1,010,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #16.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

First Additional Aliya - Mosif  Rishon                  מוסיף ראשון

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 5x Michael = $505,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #17.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Second Additional Aliya - Mosif  Sheni                  מוסיף שני

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 5x Michael = $505,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #18.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Third Additional Aliya - Mosif  Sh'li'shi                  מוסיף שלישי

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 5x Michael = $505,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #19.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

The Aliya of Samuch                 סמוך

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day.

This Aliya is the one before the last Aliya for the First Sefer Torah and is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 5x Michael = $505,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #20.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

The Aliya of Mashlim                משלים

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day and is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Mashlim means: completion. This Aliya is the last Aliya (the completion) of the First Sefer Torah. The one who performs this Aliya will say Half a Kaddish after the Torah Reading.

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 20x Michael = $2020,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

Mitzvah (Honor) #21. 

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

The Aliya of Maftir                מפטיר

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

 

This takes place at the end of Shaharit (the morning service), on Rosh Hashannah day and is for anyone including Cohen, Levi and Yisrael.

Maftir means: conclusion. This Aliya is the only Aliya for the Second Sefer Torah and concludes all the Aliyot for the morning. The one who performs this Aliya will say Half a Kaddish after the Torah Reading AND will read the portion from the Sefer Haftarot, (or have someone else read it).

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 20x Michael = $2020,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

 

Mitzvah (Honor) #22.

Rosh Hashannah FIRST DAY (Saturday, September 19, 2020)

Opening the Ark for Prayer of the Parnassah (Sustenance)

פתיחת ההיכל של הפרנסה

(Bidding will close on Thursday, 9-17-2020 @ 5PM)

This takes place at the end of Shaharit & Musaf (the morning services), on Rosh Hashannah day.

The custom is to open the Ark and request that the Almighty opens the pipelines of Parnassah (sustenance), for us and the whole world.

The one who buys this mitzvah will have the honor of opening the Ark and being the honorable representative for himself, his family and the whole Klal Yisrael.

(You don't have to read anything. The Rabbi will do the chanting of the prayers).

Bidding starts at $202

OR

 You can donate 20x Michael = $2020,  stop the bidding and take the Mitzvah. 

Start bidding here

Start biding here

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