Beth Israel Raffling BCS Championship Tickets

Ready for a sixth straight national championship for the Southeastern Conference? Want to be there?

Beth Israel in Metairie is holding a raffle for two loge-level tickets to the Bowl Championship Series national championship game in New Orleans on Jan. 9, where LSU and Alabama are on a collision course for a rematch. This will undoubtedly make tickets extremely difficult to obtain.

Currently, loge-level seats are going for over $2000 each; just getting into the Superdome is $1400 according to reselling sites.

Second prize in the raffle is two tickets to the traditional BCS bowl game, the Sugar Bowl, featuring Michigan and Virginia Tech, on Jan. 3.

Beth Israel was the only New Orleans-area synagogue to completely lose its facility to the flood following Hurricane Katrina. The Orthodox congregation has been meeting at Gates of Prayer, a Reform congregation, and is currently building its new facility next door to Gates of Prayer. The congregation is also working on a $3.5 million campaign for the new facility.

Raffle tickets are $25 each, or five for $100. The drawing will be held on Dec. 25 at the congregation’s Chanukah party. To purchase tickets, go to the Beth Israel website or contact the Beth Israel office, (504) 454-5080.