The TELLL Fund

In in Memory of Dr. Samuel and Joan Ellis Shatkin, ob”m. is excited to announce its upcoming auction event for the Western New York Jewish community.

A live and silent art auction, coinciding with the 13th yahrzeit of Dr. Shatkin, a dedicated art enthusiast and collector. The TELLL Fund is thrilled to feature a piece from Dr. Shatkin’s own private collection. The event will also include live entertainment and offer kosher refreshments for all attendees.





Proceeds from this event will benefit The TELLL Fund, which supports local Jewish organizations, programs and educational projects. 

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To volunteer, sponsor, or for more information call or text:

Cindy Oppenheimer



Rus Devorah (Darcy) Wallen


Ad book donations and sponsorships for the auction are graciously accepted here:

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🎬 Lights, Camera, Auction! 🎬 We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming TELLL Fund event in memory of Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Joan Ellis Shatkin. Join us on May 19 for an inspiring afternoon of bidding, entertainment, and camaraderie. Let’s come together to make a difference! Reserve your paddle now: #CharityAuction #CommunitySupport

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🎉 Get ready for an unforgettable experience! 🎉 Join us on May 19 for an exciting auction event filled with live and silent auctions, entertainment, and kosher refreshments. Help support our local Jewish community and honor the memory of Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Joan Ellis Shatkin. Reserve your spot today: #SupportLocal #JewishCommunity

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Can You Volunteer?

Please email us and let us know what you’re willing to do.

See some ideas from the list below:

  • Assistance with PR and Marketing (We’ll provide all the materials! Just let us know):
    • Delivering Flyers
    • Posting on Social Media – Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
    • Sending Out Emails
    • Making Phone Calls
  • Procuring Easels (need dozens – Minimum 15 for stage) – galleries, stores, “Michaels”
  • Procuring Clipboards (need dozens of clipboards or alternative)
  • Registration and Clerical Support the Day of the Event (Sunday, May 19th, 2:30-6:00)
  • Setup – Food and Decor
  • Setup – Artwork and Silent Auction Materials
  • Cleanup – Food and Decor
  • Cleanup – Artwork and Silent Auction Materials
  • Beverage Purchase (TELLL Fund will reimburse*) chubby water bottles – 300+)
  • Assistance Labeling and Collating Printed Materials (water bottles, swag, etc.)
  • Food Purchase and Delivery to Preparation Sites
  • Décor Purchase and Delivery to TBZ (2:30 – Sunday, the 19th of May)
  • Borrowing Clipboards or Mocking Up Backing Boards for Silent Auctions
  • Silent Auction Assistants (3 or 4 needed)
  • Live Auction Assistant (preferably a strong male to carry artwork)

*The TELLL Fund will reimburse unless you would like

to be a sponsor, mentioned in the auction journal.


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