Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: When is the drawing?2019-11-20T16:16:06+03:00

A: The drawing will be held on the last day of Chanukah, December 30, 2019. It will be held from inside the apartment and broadcast live on Facebook (as we did last year!) After the winner has been chosen, we will email all ticket buyers the name of the winner plus a video clip of the drawing. We will also call the winner on the phone to give the great news. Note: You don’t need to sit by the phone all day… we will contact you. We will email, call and hold your ticket until we reach you.

Q: How will I receive my raffle tickets?2019-11-20T16:15:12+03:00

A: As soon as you pay for the order, we will email the raffle tickets to your email address! They will arrive as a PDF attachment and the raffle tickets will have your name and number on them. Good luck!

Q: I never received my raffle tickets – where are they?2019-11-20T16:14:22+03:00

A: 99% of the time, people who didn’t receive their tickets found them in their spam/junk folder. Please check that carefully – especially in “ALL MAIL”. If, for some reason they are not there, email us and we will gladly resend them. Send your email to [email protected]

Q: Can I pay by check?2019-11-20T17:34:03+03:00

A: Yes, you can pay for your tickets with a US Dollar check. Make your check payable to “Am Yisrael Chai Foundation” and enclose a note indicating how many tickets you want. Make sure you include your email address so that we can send you the tickets! Mail the check, together with the note to:
United With Israel c/o Am Yisrael Chai
PO Box 241 – Cedarhurst, NY 11516 (USA)
Very important: Checks must be received by December 20, 2019 in order to qualify for the raffle. Any checks received after that date will be returned.

Q: I would rather pay online. Is my payment secure?2019-11-20T16:12:44+03:00

A: Paying online is definitely preferable and we have taken all precautions to secure your payment. Our system uses the latest technology in online payments and we are fully compliant with all security standards.

Q: Is the purchase of a raffle ticket tax deductible?2019-11-20T16:11:59+03:00

A: The Am Yisrael Chai Foundation was founded in 2001 and is IRS approved as a 501c3. Our tax number is 11-3618003. All donations – including raffle tickets – are tax deductible in the USA only.

Q: What taxes must I pay upon winning the apartment?2019-11-20T16:10:39+03:00

A: According to the law, the winner of a raffle must pay all taxes. We cannot state how much that will be because it depends on your country and personal situation. It is highly recommended that you ask this question to your financial advisor and follow the guidelines he/she tells you.

Q: What are the monthly fees on the apartment in Israel?2019-11-20T16:09:37+03:00

A: Every apartment in the building pays 2 monthly fees; Arnona (property tax to the City of Jerusalem) and Va’ad Bayit (maintenance fee to the building’s management company). When added together, these fees are approximately 1,500 shekel per month (about $430/month)

Q: If I win, can I take a cash prize instead of the apartment?2019-11-20T16:08:59+03:00

A: Yes, you can. The cash prize is $600,000 and will be sent to you within 90 days after the raffle. Not bad for a $180 ticket…

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