Guests at Congregation B’nai Shalom’s largest annual fundraiser might wish they were mind readers during the silent auction.
That skill is reserved for the evening’s main entertainment.
“America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist Eric Dittelman will perform during "A Night of Amazement," from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are $50 for adults, $60 at the door, and $36 for children age 14 and older, accompanied by an adult relative. The event is open to the community.
Event Chairman Rob Sternburg said Wednesday he hopes to raise a net of $25,000, which would go toward B'nai Shalom's operating budget. He also hopes to raise $5,000 for the "Rabbi’s Wish List,” which Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz will use use to support her goals, including supporting the community.
“This is one of the tenets that we stand on, charity,” Sternburg said.
B'nai Shalom is Dittelman's home congregation, he said. Dittelman performed for B’nai Shalom on New Year’s Eve about three years ago, he said. This time, the Westborough native, Grafton resident and mind reader will perform from about 9 to 10 p.m.
The silent auction, meanwhile, is from 7 to 8:45 p.m.
The list of available items will include a South Africa safari photo package for two people; a necklace from Stephanie G. Jewelers in Hopkinton; a condo at Loon Mountain; and gift certificates.
Steve Donovan from WXLO (104.5) will be the master of ceremonies. And a saxophone quartet that’s part of the Point ’n’ Swing Big Band will perform during the silent auction.
The quartet is donating its services, Sternburg said. Point ‘n’ Swing rehearses at B’nai Shalom, for free, on Monday nights, he said.
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