Synagogue’s 20th Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction Set for Feb. 10

Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas Synagogue

The Hebrew Congregation’s 20th annual Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction is set for Sunday, Feb. 10, at Antilles School’s MCM Center

The synagogue’s auction is always a highlight of the St. Thomas-St. John social calendar, attracting hundreds of auction-goers from all three islands plus visitors from off-island. It’s a happening, with food, mimosas, meeting and mingling, and a chance to snag bargains starting at $1.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for the “flea market” sale tables and the start of bidding on hundreds of silent auction items, which include fantastic jewelry and collectibles, gift certificates to scores of restaurants, spas and shops, original art and some lovely pieces of furniture… among many other items.

The live auction starts at noon with auctioneer Jay Matthews. It will feature more than 40 items, including jewelry, specialty dinners, a week in a 3-bedroom house in Woodstock, Vt., boat trips, original art by Silvia Kahn and a variety of fun items.

Food and drinks (champagne, anyone?) will be provided by Passion Fruit Chefs. Proxy bidding will be available for those who can’t be there in person or who must leave early.

For information on the auction or to donate items or volunteer to help that weekend, please call the synagogue at 774-4312. To see photos and descriptions of many items in the live and silent auctions, visit for updates.