Cape Cod Synagogue and Habitat for Humanity Cape Cod are teaming together to bring a longstanding Synagogue fundraiser to a new level this year. The Synagogue’s annual Raffle Party scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:00pm will boast an evening of food, libations and chances to win big for ticket holders who are automatically entered into a raffle that will give away $10,000 in cash prizes. This year, proceeds from the event will be divided between the two organizations.
Each year the Raffle Party takes on a theme and this year will encompass ‘Everything Beatles.’ The evening will include a semi‐life size yellow submarine party board for photos, a walk across Abbey Road as you enter the event, Beatles decorations and food throughout the evening including a British favorite, fish and chips station.
Walrus Gumboot, a Beatles tribute band and local favorite on Cape Cod will provide music for dancing and enjoyment.
A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold between Cape Cod Synagogue and Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.
Each $75 ticket number provides a chance to win one of the many cash prizes drawn during the evening and will admit two persons to the Raffle Party event. Ticket holders do not need to attend the party in order to win prizes. Tickets sales are nearing capacity but can still be purchased at this time by contacting either the Cape Cod Synagogue or Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.
For 85 years, Cape Cod Synagogue has sustained a dynamic culture for Jewish identity on the Cape while being a prominent organization that helps individuals and families regardless of their religious affiliation. Under the leadership of Rabbi David Freelund for the past 13 years, Cape Cod Synagogue has made significant contributions in response to important social justice issues and needs that affect all of our residents. The
Synagogue has been instrumental in providing for the homeless, ailing and those experiencing hardship; continues to present a community‐wide dinner on Christmas Day annually for over 30 years as well as monthly dinners to St. Joseph’s House (formerly the Noah Shelter); helps numerous families with their individual needs; and has aligned with Habitat for Humanity in helping them to build homes on Cape Cod. The Synagogue also plays a leading role in the interfaith community by taking part in, and hosting services and programs throughout the year. Funds raised by Cape Cod Synagogue in this benefit will help continue to supplement the free community educational programs the Synagogue offers throughout the year.
Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod was founded in 1988 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The local organization has built homes in every town on Cape Cod ever since with the assistance of town land parcel donations which helped establish the first fifteen homes built, along with a large team of dedicated volunteers and community support. In 2003 Habitat of Humanity Cape Cod launched its first subdivision in Hyannis, and in 2009 launched a green LEED‐Gold certified subdivision in Harwich. In 2011 the ReStore was launched in Yarmouth and a second ReStore is slated to open in Falmouth later this year. With a partnership established in 2013 with the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, Habitat has organized “Blitz Build”, an event that builds one home in one week and has become a bi‐annual event.