Temple B’nai Israel of White Oak

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Thank you for supporting our Temple!

The StockGame is a fun game and a way to test your stock market savvy. We hope that you will join us with this important fundraising project. Help us to preserve our treasured history…and have some great fun along the way.

First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize
Greatest % Gain Each Week
Greatest % Loss Each Week

Here is how our StockGame fundraiser works:

  • The cost to invest is $30/certificate.
  • Select 5 of the 50 stocks listed (a random pick option is also available).
  • The Game will run for 8 consecutive weeks, from January 8 to March 1, 2024.
  • At the beginning of the Game each portfolio is valued at an imaginary $100,000 ($20,000/stock).
  • At the close of the market each Friday during the contest each purchased certificate will be revalued based on the closing prices. The certificate with the greatest percentage gain each week (except the last) will receive $50, and the certificate with the greatest percentage loss each week will receive $25.
  • At the end of the final week of the contest, the 3 portfolios that have the largest values will win $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.

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Dear TBI StockGame Participant,

Sixty-Nine of the TBI StockGame Certificate Holders had Walmart WMT in their portfolios. A 3 for 1 stock split went into effect earlier this week. To handle this computation, today’s closing price of $58.76 was valued at $176.28/share with the original number of shares purchased remaining constant.  For more information on the Walmart stock split click on the following link. 

Walmart Stock Split Video

Let’s take a look at the numbers…

$33,414.60 separates the leading portfolio from the portfolio that is not doing so well.

290 of the 338 purchased certificates appreciated in value.

48 of the purchased certificates lost value.

This week, as described in the official TBI StockGame Rules, the awards will be based on the actual value of the portfolio opposed to its percentage of value change as was calculated in the previous 7 weeks.

Knowing that so many of you have side bets going (in spite of our vehement discouragements), we will also post the rankings on a percentage change basis to avoid potential violence for those of you wagering along those lines. 

A $25 consolation award will be going out to William May. His certificate #1822 unfortunately did not do so well.  As we pointed out earlier in the contest, airplanes losing doors in mid flight were not beneficial to the manufacturer’s stock performance.

Boeing BA at the start of the contest  $249.00/share
Boeing BA at the close of the contest  $200.00/share

So it’s very hard to make that loss up.

Our $250.00 finisher’s portfolio on certificate number 1818 was valued at $123,270.52 and is comprised of the following stocks:

Costco COST
Estee Lauder EL
Mastercard MA
Walmart WMT

Let’s say congratulations to Michael Grossman. Keep in mind that Michael had the number 1 ranked certificate last week.

In second place, for a $500 Award on certificate number 177 which was valued at $123,707.83 and comprised of the following stocks:

Costco COST
The Walt Disney Company DIS
Fedex FDX
Mastercard MA

We say congratulations to Gabby Proulx who held on to her second place finish of last week.

Had you picked the following stocks, we would be writing about you this week. Your portfolio would have been valued at an astounding $131,490.00.  Alas no one did.

Builders Firstsource BLDR
The Walt Disney Company DIS 
Fastenal FAST
Dave and Busters PLAY

However, we did have a portfolio come in at a value of $123,734.98 which outperformed all other entries by a mere $27.15. Let’s say mazel tov to Max Finkel. Max’s portfolio consisted of the following stocks:

Cisco CSCO
The Walt Disney Company DIS
Alphabet GOOG
Six Flags Entertainment SIX

A $1000 award is on the way to Max! 

It’s been a lot of fun, and we hope you enjoyed playing the TBI StockGame. Please know that your participation is very much appreciated and know that you helped Temple B’nai Israel preserve our legacy! 

It truly takes a village to tackle a project of this magnitude. Thanks to all who purchased certificates, and thanks to all who sold certificates. If you happen to see or chat with Rabbi Howard Stein, Dick Leffel, Lou Anstandig, our Chairperson Mark Simon or Debbie Iszauk, TBI office manager…be sure to give them a special  thanks….they made the fun happen! 

Many, many thanks!

Official TBI StockGame Rules

The StockGame begins when the Stock Market opens Monday, January 8, 2024, and ends when the Market closes on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Your object is to select a portfolio of five (5) different stocks listed on the front of this certificate which will appreciate as much as possible during the course of the StockGame. The 3 portfolios having the greatest value at market close on Friday, March 1, 2024 will be the winners.

Your donation of $30.00 entitles you to a (fictitious) $100,000 to invest in the common stock issue of exactly five (no more, no fewer ) of the 50 corporations listed. $20,000 will automatically be “invested” for you in each of the five stocks whose names or numbers you have checked from the official certificate form. The number of shares to be “purchased” of each of the checked stocks will be calculated based on the closing price of the issue on Friday, January 6, 2024. Fractional shares will be calculated in the purchase. On the opening day of the contest each portfolio will be valued at $100,000.

The 3 Certificates with the highest final values will win final prizes of $1000, $500, and $250. In addition, the Certificate which has the greatest percentage gain each Friday (except the last) will win a weekly prize of $50. In addition a weekly consolation prize of $25 will be awarded to the owner of the Certificate showing the greatest percentage of weekly loss. In case of ties, prizes will be shared.

If fewer than 200 certificates are entered, Temple B’nai Israel reserves the right to award 20%, 10%, and 2% respectively of the gross receipts.

If any number but 5 stocks are checked, TBI will adjust the total to 5 selections at random. By checking the Random Select Box you instruct Temple B’nai Israel to check 5 stocks for you at random. You can wait until the Stock Market closes on Friday, January 5, 2024, to select your stocks, but if your entry is postmarked after the deadline of 11:59 pm, Sunday, January 7, 2023, TBI will ignore your choices and instead select five (5) stocks for you at random. Temple B’nai Israel is the sole computer and judge of the Stock Game and all of these rules.

DIRECTIONS: Please print your name, address, phone number and e-mail clearly on each of the Certificates you are entering and indicate the TBI Representative who sold it to you. Select 5 stocks by placing a check mark (✓) between the stock number and the stock symbol. Select your method of payment on the form. If you write a check, please make it payable to Temple B’nai Israel and put the certificate number/s on the check. Send in the original certificate/s (white) and retain the copy (yellow) for your records. Weekly standings of all certificates will be posted on the Temple B’nai Israel website (http://www.tbiwhiteoak.org).