By COLlive reporter
Bochurim at the Yeshiva Gedola Zal of Oholei Torah Educational Institute in Crown Heights were warned against attending the 9th annual Chinese Auction of KSCVK.
While official learning on Motzoei Shabbos ends at 9 pm, the bochurim face expulsion if they partake in the event held in the school’s ballroom downstairs.
“No bochurim are allowed to attend this event – even for a short period,” a sign in English and Hebrew read. “Whoever will be at this event will not be allowed back into Yeshiva.”
Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah (KSCVK), which helps and coordinates Crown Heights weddings, is holding a special program this year for young adults that will run parallel to their regular auction program.
Bar Mitzvah boys through 17 years-old are invited to attend on Motzei Shabbos, January 30th. Girls in grade 6 through 8 will join the women’s crowd on Sunday, January 31.
These two groups will be able to watch the main event – featuring mind reader Mark Salem – via live broadcast.
“Girls and boys will be allowed into the main prize room but due to the atmosphere of the evening, they will not be allowed in the dining area,” KSCVK told COLlive.com.
They said adults will be carded and asked that participants bring proper ID. “Strict adherence to Halacha will be maintained at all times,” they added.
Orders for the auction can be entered online until Sunday, January 31, 2010 6:45 PM EST. Visit KSCVK.org