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Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

Sunday, March 19, 2023 26 Adar 5783

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Men and women 21+ welcome to attend this community-wide event. Advance registration has closed but walk-ins will be welcome.

$50 per person - pays for first buy-in and 2 drinks; $25 per additional buy-in (includes 1 drink)

$500 Table Sponsor- pays for 8 seats and each guest gets chips

$1,000 Event Sponsor- pays for 8 seats and each guest gets double chips



1st place  - William Henry pocket knife, donated by Gunderson’s

2nd place - Basketball signed by the Creighton University Men’s Basketball team + backpack cooler plus a slim can cooler & 2 tumblers from RTIC  (anonymous donor)

3rd place - Proof Certificate valued at $200 

Community poker tourney set for March 19
By Howard K. Marcus, chair
Beth El Men’s Club

Polish up your poker skills.

“Got Gelt? Get Dealt!” is happening March 19 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue.

The Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament is the brainchild of event co-chairs Shane Cohn and Mosah Goodman.

“ ‘Got Gelt? Get Dealt!’ is our vision for a community fundraiser with a focus towards raising funds for a specific cause,” Cohn said. “My friends and I typically have a poker party a few times a year, so this seemed pretty easy, just on a larger scale and with a different purpose.”

In this instance, the cause will be Beth El’s Education for the Future Campaign. Proceeds from the event will go toward that fundraising effort.

“Our greatest achievement as a people is the education of our children,” said Rabbi Steven Abraham of Beth El. “We are grateful to Men’s Club for hosting a fun event where the money raised will help to renovate our school wing, making it the best learning environment possible for our students.”

The Poker Guy will run the tournament. For a $50 buy-in, each participant will receive poker chips and two drink tickets.

“From there you can buy back in to keep your chances alive to win some of the amazing prizes,” said Cohn.

Second and subsequent buy-ins are $25 each and will come with an additional drink ticket. Drinks also will be available for separate purchase. Light snacks will be served.

Cohn said he hopes the tourney will become a community event that annually travels to different Omaha Jewish venues under the direction of Beth El Men’s Club.

“This is about creating and building a community that we are all proud to be a part of,” he said. “If we can raise a bit of money to go towards things that are important to us while schmoozing with friends from the community, it’s a win-win!”

First prize is a William Henry pocket knife donated by Gunderson’s Jewelers. Second prize is a basketball autographed by the Creighton University team, plus RTIC items including a backpack cooler, slim can cooler and tumblers. A $200 bourbon-tasting certificate from Proof! is third prize.

Register at by March 13. Participants must be 21 or older.

“Bring your friends, your spouse, your sister, your brother, your neighbor,” Cohn said.

For more information, contact Beth El Engagement Coordinator Robby Erlich at 402-492-8550.

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