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Chase Bank Will Have to Wait if Jewish Non-Profit Wins $1M

If you are shomer shabbos and buy a Sweet Million lottery ticket, you can’t check to see if you’ve won on Shabbat, right? Well, no big deal, because the chance of winning that lottery are about as good as an … Read More

By / January 20, 2010

If you are shomer shabbos and buy a Sweet Million lottery ticket, you can’t check to see if you’ve won on Shabbat, right? Well, no big deal, because the chance of winning that lottery are about as good as an elephant showing up on your doorstep.

Now imagine if your chance of winning 1 Million is 1 out of 5! That’s what the Orthodox folks at Friendship Circle are facing. This non-profit that helps special needs kids is in the top five to win the Chase Community Giveaway of 1 Million dollars. Votes are accepted through Friday and the winner will be determined on Shabbat. So imagine what will happen when Chase calls or knocks on the door and no-one answers because everyone is in shull?!

ModernTribe fan Pinny Gniwisch called me to pimp his ridiculous video (in which he stars) to help spread the word about the very wonderful charity Friendship Circle. Instead of the video, I find the Shabbat conflict much more worthy of sharing.

Friendship Circle is a non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with special needs through play-therapy based programs that pair teens and special friends together to form a life-changing bond of friendship.

You can help confuse Chase (and tempt the Orthodox) by casting your vote for Friendship Circle through Friday, January 22 at http://votefc.com/