Auction Rules

No Purchase or Donation Necessary to Enter or Win.  A purchase or donation will not increase your chances of winning. The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Oorah, Inc., 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (“Sponsor”).

  • ELIGIBILITY.  The Oorah Auction Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to current legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry (“Entrants”).  Void where prohibited.
  • SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING.The drawing will be held on the night of May 20th, 2017, subject to change upon Sponsor’s discretion.

Sweepstakes Deadlines

Entry Begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT
December 1st, 2016

Entry Ends between 12:00-3:00 a.m. EDT
May 20th 2017

Mail in Entries must be received by May 16th, 2017

HOW TO ENTER. All entries must be made subsequent to the "Entry Begins" date and prior to the "Entry Ends" date.
All donors during the above period will be granted an automatic entry to the sweepstakes.

  • Automatic Entry Through Telephone Donation. You can start the donation process by calling 877-7-AUCTION and provide the required information to initiate the donation process.
  • Automatic Entry Through Online Donation. You can start the donation process by going online to and fill out the required information to initiate the donation process.
  • Automatic Entry Through Mail In Donation. You can start the donation process by mailing in your donation along with the order form available at Sponsor’s office located at 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.  Payment can be in the form of a check or credit card.
  • Automatic Entry Through In-Person Donation. You can start the donation process by stopping at Sponsor’s office located at 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 to make your donation.  Payment can be in the form of a check, credit card or cash.
  • Alternative Method of Entry.  You may also enter by mailing a handwritten 3 x 5 card with your full name, postal address, email address and telephone number. to Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Only one card will be allowed per envelope. The card must specify which prize the entry is for.

Oorah reserves the right to offer special entry periods during certain times, which may result in extra entries for entrants during that time.

All contact information provided must be valid, truthful and current.  Entries submitted must be received by the close of the Sweepstakes Period.  Mail-in entries must be received no later than May 16, 2017 in order to be entered in the sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false.  Persons discovered entering under several names will be disqualified. Only complete valid entries will be accepted. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, mutilated, or postage due mail.  Such entries are void and will not be accepted.  Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified.  Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries.  All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.

Canadian residents' donations are to Oorah Charitable Organization, B/N 807556071 RR0001 for furtherance of their programs.

  • SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF SELECTED ENTRANT. Each qualified entry will be entered into random drawings for prizes to take place on or about the dates listed in the table below. There will be fifty (50) drawings, each for one prize. Listed below are the prizes and their approximate value.


Approximate Value

6 Tickets to Israel


$18,000 Cash


Rent & Mortgage


Fine Furniture


Fiveish Cash


2017 Grand Caravan


6K Mastercard


Sukkos in Eretz Yisroel


Renaissance Shaitel




Monthly Cash                    


Go for Gold


Classic Jewels


Artscroll Library


Yearly Cash


Kosher Adventure


Jewel Shaitel


Mega Bucks

 Up to $50,000

Eeretz Yisroel


Weekly Cash


Family Vacation


Shadchan Gelt


4K Discover Card


$36,000 Cash



 No Value

Set to Impress




Amazon Gift Card


Twelve Tickets to Israel


Savings Bond


Shop New York


Sefer Torah


Helicoptour of Israel


Charity of Choice


Diamond Necklace




Big Fat Check




Gali Shaitel


5K Visa Gift Card


Debt Free




Priceless Bracha


Jacquelyn Shaitel


Your Wheels


4K AmEx Gift Card


Fiveish Checkbook


Vacation Anywhere


Grocery Giveaway



No Value


The Selected Entrants will be notified by phone, email and/or mail in Sponsor’s discretion.  All Selected Entrants will be required to respond (as directed) within five (5) days of attempted notification.  The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Sponsor may randomly select an alternate Selected Entrant from among the remaining eligible entries.  Each Selected Entrant may also be sent an affidavit of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”).  Except where prohibited by law, Selected Entrants must allow Sponsor to use their name and photograph for advertising, press and promotional purposes in order to claim the prize. The Selected Entrants’ names may be published on Sponsor’s web sites in the form of a first and last name and hometown. Unless restricted by law, each Selected Entrant will be required to complete and return the Release within fifteen (15) days from the date of notification. An alternate Selected Entrant may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries if a Selected Entrant:  (i) cannot be reached; (ii) fails to obtain all signatures on the Release and to return the documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason. 
If a Selected Entrant is a Canadian resident, such resident will be sent a skill question during a mutually agreed-upon time. The Canadian resident will have 5 minutes to correctly answer the question in order to be deemed a qualified Selected Entrant.
Assumed notification by caller ID and any subsequent returned calls do not constitute a winner. Sponsor will not be obligated to make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrants.  
Selected Entrant may be issued an IRS form 1099. All winners shall be responsible for any and all federal, state and local income taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. All prizes will be paid net of applicable income tax withholding. Government rules regarding withholding can change without notice. Oorah will follow the rules in effect at the time the prizes are awarded.
In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. 
If eligible under these Official Rules, up to fifty Selected Entrants will each receive a prize. All cash prizes will be made payable by check, in Sponsor’s sole discretion to the individual listed as Entrant at the time of Submission. Prizes shall be delivered by first class mail. Selected Contestant may request delivery of Prize by overnight carrier (such as FedEx or UPS) at his or her expense. Shipping costs are included for prizes within the US, Canada, and Israel, however shipping is limited to $500 in actual shipping and handling costs.
With regard to any prize in which a vehicle or any other machine which may require registration, insurance, or specific taxes to be paid, Oorah will not be responsible for any such registration, insurance, or taxes.
With regard to any prize which includes airline flights, blackout dates may apply, i.e. certain dates may be unavailable for such flights.

Terms for Prize #12 Go for Gold - Prize winner is awarded one ounce of gold for each immediate family member living with prize winner at the time of Auction drawing.

Terms for Prize #22 Shadchan Gelt - Winner must designate the prize to one specific person within a week of the drawing on the night of May 20th 2017. The person must be engaged by May 20th 2018 in order to claim the prize. All monies awarded shall be awarded solely to the shadchan (matchmaker). The prize winner may not accept any sort of payment or kickback from the shadchan. If several people were involved in the shidduch, the prize money may be distributed among them, at the winner's discretion. The prize will only be awarded to a shidduch which has not begun at the time of the prize drawing, if the couple has already met or been introduced before the time of the drawing, no money shall be awarded. Oorah, Inc. reserves the right to determine, at its discretion, whether any prior meetings or introductions shall invalidate the prize in this regard.

No substitution or transfer of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. If a substitute prize is awarded, there shall be no cash redemption of prize permitted and any difference between actual value and actual retail value will not be awarded.  Selected Entrant cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business.  Selected Entrant is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. All activities related to the prize are at the Selected Entrant’s own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the prizes are at the Selected Entrant’s sole risk and Sponsor is not responsible for damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the prize.   If prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and an alternate Selected Entrant may be selected.

  • ODDS.  The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
  • CONDITIONS.  Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules.  By participating, Entrants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law.  By accepting a prize, Selected Entrant agrees to release Sweepstakes Entities together with their subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, directors, employees, officers, licensees, licensors and agents of each, including without limitation, their respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administration of the Sweepstakes, (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities.  Releasees reserve the right to use the Sweepstakes for publicity purposes in any media, and to use the name, likeness, and hometown name and/or prize information of Selected Entrant as part of that publicity, without any compensation or prior review unless prohibited by law.  Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of Selected Entrant and Selected Entrant may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the Estimated Retail Value of any awarded prize.  This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to applicable federal, state and local laws.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violating these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New Jersey.  Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
  • PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, the Selected Entrant's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use said Selected Entrant’s name, photographs, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation. Selected entrant also releases sponsor from any liability related to the above.
  • PRIVACY. All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. In addition, Entrants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of the Sponsor, subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor uses reasonable commercial efforts to comply with federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and Entrants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to: The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.
  • OFFICIAL RULES.  These Official Rules will be available at or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (WA, VT residents need not affix postage).
  • WINNERS’ LIST. The winners list will be available on the Oorah Auction Website following the Auction. For a copy of the winners’ list, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.  Lists of Selected Entrants will be sent once all Selected Entrants have been verified and prizes have been awarded.  All requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Sweepstakes Period (WA, VT residents need not affix postage).

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