[Video and photos below.] Last night was the culmination of Oorah’s season-long auction campaign, as Oorah-thon auction 2010 was held amidst great excitement at Oorah’s headquarters on Swarthmore Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.
Oorah is the renowned national organization that runs numerous kiruv endeavors and has brought countless people closer to the Ribono Shel Olam.
The program last night was led by hosts Country Yossi and Rav Moshe Meir Weiss, who interviewed beneficiaries of Oorah’s kiruv efforts and other special guests. Rav Yisroel Reisman, Rav Zechariah Wallerstein and others spoke via telephone, while others guests appeared in person at Oorah headquarters.
Adjacent to the broadcasting room, dozens of operators manned the phones, taking final auction orders.
The multi-talented Elchonon Schwartz lent his creativity to the broadcast and special guest Lipa Schmelczer enlivened the audience as only he can, mixing a serious message of inspiration with musical and rhyming talent to encourage listeners – and those watching live online – to place last-minute orders before the auction drawings.
The announcement of the winners, and the rest of the radiothon, was broadcast on dozens of radio stations across the Country and live online.
$250,000 in prizes were auctioned off – all for only $5 per ticket.
Click here to view the winners of Oora-thon 2010.
Click below for exclusive Matzav video clips of the live broadcast of Oorathon 2010:
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See below for exclusive Matzav photos of the live broadcast: