Chanukah Auction 5779

Shtetl s550
November 2018
07:00 AM PST
November 2018
07:00 PM PST
GOAL $500,000.00
2.0% To Goal

About Our Auction

We're Growing Home!

After a quarter century of leasing the shul we call home, we have been blessed with the opportunity to purchase the building, to make it our own, and to build a legacy for future generations.

Funds raised through our Chanukah 5779 auction will be used to help fund the purchase price for the building and to launch construction and renovation plans, including Coastal Orange County's first traditional mikveh, a proper kitchen for observing holidays and feeding the hungry, classrooms for Hebrew school and adult eduation, our Rabbi's office and community library, a more welcoming sanctuary, and an outdoor dining space with a children's play area.

In addition to auctioned items and experiences, as a special gesture of our gratitude, all winning bidders will also have their names engraved on the Honor Wall of our sanctuary to memorialize their generosity.

Come, won't you join us? Let's grow home together!

About Mitzvah Auctions

Welcome to the Shtetl of Laguna!
A shtetl, by definition, is a small Jewish village. Although the term is often equated with rural orthodox communities in pre-WWII Eastern Europe, we think it describes our shul very well ... with a contemporary spin, of course. You see, Chabad of Laguna Beach is more than a synagogue. We are a community. You might even say an extended family. We pray together, learn together, play together, dine together, raise our children together, and keep our traditions alive together. Unlike the shtetles of the past, however, we are not isolated. To the contrary, we are very active in the community, serving those who are less fortunate, hosting lectures, koshering kitchens, and delighting neighbors each Chanukah with our surfboard menorah. What a long way we have come since our shul was established a quarter century ago. How we have grown! And now, 25 years later, we have been blessed with the opportunity to celebrate that growth by purchasing the building that so many of us call home. It is from this opportunity that the idea for Mitzvah Auctions was born -- a fun way to raise support for buying and renovating the building, but even more importantly, a way to invite you to become a part of our shtetle ... our home. So please come in, take a look around, and make yourself comfortable. We're growing home, and we invite you to join us!

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