Aquarian Minyan Auction Fundraiser

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Fran Avni will be celebrating her birthday at the Aquarian Minyan Garden Party and Auction, which will take place at the home of Bernie Freedman and Miriam Chaya Fields, 8898 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito, on Sunday, June 26, 1-7 PM. Events will include a luncheon, live and silent auctions, and music by Fran and her friends. There will be an online auction during the weeks before and after the live event.

As the Aquarian Minyan is a congregation with a focus on spirituality and creativity, and includes among its members and friends many artists, musicians, and spiritual seekers. The offerings will include some exciting art and music, as well as spiritual and personal services offered by members. Items to be auctioned so far include personal training by Naomi Puro, a dinner party to be prepared and served by Abigail Grafton and Shoshana Dembitz, Shabbat dinners with Estelle and Steve, and with Barry and Debby, two ceramic mezuzot by Susan Duhan Felix, a song to be written and recorded for you by Rob Katz, a watercolor portrait by Frank Born, costume jewelry, Hebrew lessons with Ariel Lenchner, and a great many bargain hotel and restaurant packages.

Barry Barkan will be Master of Ceremonies and there will be a professional auctioneer.

If you wish to donate anything to the auction, or volunteer to assist with the event please notify Julie Sherman at julieswan (at) or 459-5208. For other questions, please call Abigail Grafton at 510-843-3131.