Wine benefit for Beth Israel, Gulfport

Congregation Beth Israel on the Mississippi Coast will have its second annual International Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, which is also the event’s location, the June 17 fundraiser includes a silent auction, live entertainment, door prizes and wines from around the world.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. A table of 10 can be reserved for $500, and sponsorship opportunities are available. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m., and one must be 21 or older to attend.

The event is a benefit for Beth Israel, which in May celebrated its first anniversary in the new post-Katrina synagogue building in Gulfport.

For more information, contact Liz Kessie, (228) 547-1515 or go to