Just in Time for the Baseball Playoffs!

A Special Virtual Presentation and Art Raffle Benefitting TBT


If you are not on our regular email list, request a Zoom link from admin@tbthumble.org 

Baseball Art Raffle
$25 each or 5 for $100

Do you know how many Jewish baseball players have made an impact in America’s National Pastime? We have Alex Bregman locally for the Houston Astros, but past Astros included pitcher Norm Miller and catcher Brad Ausmus. Hall of Famers Hank Greenburg and Sandy Koufax are at the top of the list, and there have also been several Most Valuable Players and Cy Young Award winners, like Al Rosen and Steve Stone. The first ever Designated Hitter was Ron Blomberg (known in NY as Der Boomer), of the Yankees and there have been several Jewish executives and team owners like Theo Epstein and former Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig.

Greg Harris, a Chicago attorney, has a passion for Jewish baseball players. He had a dream to create a painting of as many Jewish players as possible. With the support of Major League Baseball, he commissioned artist Ron Lewis to create a 24″ by 36″ painting, which is on display at Temple Beth Torah for an upcoming presentation and raffle. The painting includes 26 current and former Jewish baseball players along with 9 prominent Jewish figures, including fans like Rob Reiner, Larry King and Billy Crystal. To see a replica of the painting and the list of those portrayed, go to www.jewishbaseballplayer.com. Greg Harris will give an entertaining talk on Zoom especially for TBT on Sunday afternoon, October 3, the last day of the current season. Raffle tickets are $25 each (or 5 for $100) to win the painting for yourself, or to give as a gift.

Baseball Art Raffle
$25 each or 5 for $100

As a special bonus, the winner can personalize the painting, as the artist will paint for the winner a designated person into the crowd behind the players! The value of this unique piece of art is $1250. The winner can also personalize the nameplate on the painting. Multiple people can be added for an additional fee.

There is no limit on the number of tickets you can buy at $25 each (or 5 tickets for $100). Since the presentation and raffle drawing will be via Zoom, they are open to any of your friends and neighbors anywhere in Houston, the US or the world. As an added bonus, everyone buying a raffle ticket will receive special valuable gifts, so everyone is a winner!

The date of the drawing will be announced by email and during the Zoom program. Winner need not be present. Framing, shipping and insurance are all included for the raffle winner. The personalized painting for the winner should be available in time for Hanukkah.

The Zoom link will be provided after Yom Kippur, but raffle tickets are available NOW by sending a check to Temple Beth Torah with BASEBALL RAFFLE in the memo and including your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email that your purchase has been received. If mailing, please be sure your check is received at the temple by September 30.

If you have any questions, please contact TBT at admin@tbthumble.org or 281-446-5611.
All proceeds go to benefit Temple Beth Torah’s ongoing programming

Baseball Art Raffle
$25 each or 5 for $100