Raffle presented by Bikur Cholim & The Mt. Sinai Foundation with Generous Support from The Cleveland Foundation

We know: there is never enough time to squeeze in another thing around the High Holidays – but we’re making it worth your while. Get vaccinated today and enter to win $2,000 upon proof of vaccination and eligibility. See Contest Rules. Weekly drawings will occur September 9 through October 4, 2021.

VAX-A-NATION CLE is a raffle for all Cleveland-area*, Jewish-affiliated residents ages 18 and older, who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine between September 2 – October 4, 2021.** Through a 5-week raffle, 5 winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize.*** Winners, upon notification, will be asked to present proof of vaccination and be Jewish.

Letter from the rabbinical leadership of Bikur Cholim—Rabbi Boruch Hirschfeld of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel.


*The Greater Cleveland area consists of Geauga, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties.

**The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.

***No Mt. Sinai or Bikur Cholim funds are being used for the lottery prize money.


NOTE: Completing the form below does not mean you are eligible to win VAX-A-NATION CLE.
To confirm eligibility requirements, please read the full rules here.

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    Get Vaccinated.

    “Walking my daughter down the aisle in the presence of loved ones wouldn’t have been possible had we not been vaccinated.

    Join me in taking the shot – let’s keep each other safe.”

    – Bryan Farkas, University Heights

    Why get vaccinated?

    The recent spike in COVID-19 cases threatens your ability to pray together in synagogue, celebrate family simchas, and enjoy life the way you had been able to before the pandemic.

    COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They can keep you and your family from getting and spreading COVID-19. Getting vaccinated may also protect people around you, particularly those who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Once you are fully vaccinated, you can resume your activities more safely – putting yourself and others at much less risk.

    Where can I find a vaccination location?

    We’re here to help you find the most up-to-date lists of locations, dates and times to get vaccinated.

    Standing Clinics

    • Every Tuesday, Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital | Castele Learning Center, 1730 West 25th St. Cleveland, 44113 from 7:30am-3:30pm. Register online or call 216-448-4117. Flyer.
    • Every Tuesday, J. Glenn Health Center, 11100 St. Clair Ave. from 1p – 6:30p. Walk-in or pre-register at  gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov; phone 216-664-2222 for assistance.1st and 2nd dose Pfizer and Moderna and one-dose J&J. Flyer in shared folder in English and Spanish.
    • Tuesdays and Fridays: International Community Health Center – Akron, 370 E. Market Street, Akron, OH 44304 from 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM. To register, call 234-300-3400.
    • Every Thursday, McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave, from 1p – 6:30p. Walk-in or pre-register at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov; phone 216-664-2222 for assistance.1st and 2nd dose Pfizer and Moderna and one-dose J&J. Flyer in shared folder in English and Spanish.
    • On-demand
      • Case Western Reserve University, Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center at 2138 Adelbert Road. Check eligibility, then register online or call 216-368-1964. For more information, visit CWRU website.
      • The Centers & Circle Health Services, Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Register online or by phone at: 216.325.WELL
      • Neighborhood Family Practice is offering walk-in or scheduled vaccine appointments at all seven community health center locations. Register online or call 216-281-0872 for assistance.
    • Monday-Friday, MetroHealth Standing Clinics:
      • Main Campus Pharmacy, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109, Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm
      • Parma MetroHealth Pharmacy, 12301 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44130 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm
      • Cleveland Heights Pharmacy, 10 Severance Circle, Cleveland, Heights OH 44120 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm
      • Broadway Pharmacy, 6835 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm. Moderna only.
      • Ohio City Health Center Pharmacy, 4757 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.
      • Old Brooklyn Pharmacy, 4229 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, OH 44109. Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm
      • Middleburg Heights Pharmacy, 7800 Pearl Rd. Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm
      • Brecksville Pharmacy, 9200 Treeworth Blvd. Brecksville, OH 44141 Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.
      • Buckeye Pharmacy, 2816 E. 116th St., Cleveland, OH 44120 Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.
      • Bedford Pharmacy, 19999 Rockside Rd. Bedford OH 44146 Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm

    Upcoming Vaccination Events

    • Vax on the Spot Pop-Up Sites Calendar

    • The CVVN team is continuing to partner with Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (JFSA) to host pop up clinics. Registration is encouraged through https://tinyurl.com/jfsavax . Walk-ins are welcome. The clinics will be offering the Pfizer vaccine for anyone ages 12 and up. The dates are:

      • Saturday, September 4 at South Asian Grocery: 13712 Lorain Avenue from 12-3pm

      • Saturday, September 4 at Luke Easter Park (7th Annual Summer Festival): 3090 MLK Jr. Dr from 1-7pm

    Need help scheduling an appointment?We'll do it for you!

    Call Us to Schedule an Appointment

    Need a ride to your appointment?We can help you get there!

    Anyone can call United Way 211 for information about bus vouchers or scheduling a ride with Lyft.

    • Call 211
    • Select option 3 for the “Vaccination Info Line”
    • Then select option 1
    • Let them know you have a vaccine appointment and need transportation
      • Bus Vouchers: They will use your address and find a place closest to you that’s handing out bus tickets.
      • Lyft: They will transfer you to the Lyft scheduling line
        • You will need a cell phone that can receive text messages
        • You will receive two links for rides there and back, destination will be below each link that is sent
        • You will click the link which will open a webpage that says you’ve got a ride and that will indicate the ride to come to them(client will not have to fill anything out)
        • You will then click the second link when they are done with their appointment to get picked back up.
        • You can schedule the ride up to a week

    Contact Us

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      The vaccines have no out-of-pocket cost.


      There are currently 3 different vaccines available.


      Children 12 and over can now receive the vaccine.


      % of population to reach herd immunity.


      TO ENTER

      All eligible may enter five (5) drawings, producing five (5) unique winners, taking place September 9, 2021, to October 4, 2021.

      The winners will be contacted after the drawing and must produce proof of vaccination and Jewish affiliation in-person upon being contacted in order to collect the $2,000 prize. Failure to produce said proof will result in forfeiture of winnings.

      Entry must be completed through vaxanationcle.org by 11:59:59 pm the date prior to the drawing.

      By successfully transmitting a completed online entry form, with the appropriate information as directed, each participant will be entered into the Raffle.

      If you do not have access to the internet, you may call Bikur Cholim at 216.320.1771. You must provide the requisite information and request that you be entered into the drawing. Entries must be received by the date prior to each drawing at 11:59:59 p.m., to be eligible to participate in the drawings.

      One entry per person. Eligible participants can only submit one (1) entry into the drawings. Prior to the drawings being held the entry list will be reviewed, and all duplicate entries removed.

      All entries received will be included in all five (5) drawings after the entry is received unless you win. All winners will be removed from remaining drawings.

      All information submitted online will be done so through the use of a Google Form and will be protected within the parameters Google’s  Google Drive Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policies.



      You are eligible to participate in the drawing if you meet all the following requirements:

      1. You are a member of the Jewish faith.
      2. You are at least 18 years of age.
      3. You are not vaccinated as of September 2, 2021.
      4. You will have received at least your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before October 3, 2021.

      All winner information and eligibility will be reviewed prior to the disbursement of $2,000 awards. Potential winners’ information will be validated by Bikur Cholim.

      In the event that an entry is deemed invalid, a discrepancy is found, or the winner cannot be located based upon the contact information submitted, an alternate shall be used in place of the ineligible or un-locatable winner.

      In the event that the winner does not wish to receive a prize, refuses or fails to provide verification information, or does not promptly respond to the initial contact by Bikur Cholim, that winner may be deemed ineligible and an alternate may be used. If it is determined that an alternate will be used, the winner that was deemed invalid will forfeit any prizes associated with the Raffle.

      The promptness and degree of reasonableness of efforts to locate a winner or of any decision to deem a winner ineligible based upon these rules shall be at the sole discretion of Bikur Cholim.

      Alternates will be used in the order in which they were selected (i.e. alternate one (1) will be used first, alternate two (2) second and so on) as vacated spots become available.

      Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. For those receiving either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, at least the first COVID-19 vaccination must be obtained after the contest start date and prior to the entry deadline.

      Verification of all information must be presented in-person to claim any prize.



      Any attempt by a user, participant or any other individual to deliberately damage the promotion website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Raffle, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Bikur Cholim reserves the right to seek the prosecution of and/or damages from any such person or persons as permitted by law. Furthermore, such person may be excluded from the Raffle.

      Neither Bikur Cholim, any of its employees, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees and agents are responsible for late, or incomplete or misdirected entries, or responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the website, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Raffle.

      Neither Bikur Cholim, any of its employees, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees and agents are responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Raffle, which may include without limitation, inaccessibility or unavailability of the internet, the website or any combination thereof; theft or destruction or unauthorized access of the website; any injury or damage to the participants or to any other person’s computer(s) or smartphone related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion, or downloading materials from or use of the website.



      The winners of the drawings will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.

      Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners drawn and verified will be declared the official winners of the Cleveland Jewish Community Vaccine Raffle drawings.



      $2,000 per drawing.



      The VAX-A-NATION CLE raffle is a program of Bikur Cholim of Cleveland.

      All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Bikur Cholim. Individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements defined in these official rules are not eligible to win.

      The winners of the drawings will be responsible for any taxes associated with this prize. Federal, State and Local taxes are the sole responsibility of the applicable drawing winners. All federal, state and local laws, applicable taxes, and regulations apply.

      By participating in the raffle, you acknowledge that you are aware of and understand that there are risks, however small, associated with receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, including injury or death, and assume all such risks.  You further acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating in the raffle with knowledge of the potential risks in obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine.

      By participating in the raffle, you expressly waive and release any and all claims of any nature whatsoever (now or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world) against Bikur Cholim and its employees, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, successors and assigns (collectively, the “releasees”) arising out of or attributable to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, and agree not to make or bring any such claim against Bikur Cholim or any of the other releasees, and forever release and discharge Bikur Cholim and the other releasees from liability under such claims.

      Acceptance of the prize constitutes express permission for Bikur Cholim and its partner agencies to use the prize winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising without further compensation, notification, or permission unless prohibited by law, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.

      By accepting a prize, each prize winner agrees to hold Bikur Cholim or any of the other releasees absolutely harmless against any and all claims and/or liability arising out of the ownership and/or use of a prize. Each prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Raffle or use or redemption of any prize. Bikur Cholim makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof) and disclaims any implied warranty. By participating in the Raffle, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

      Bikur Cholim, at its discretion, reserves the right to select and/or change the prize(s) to be awarded as part of this Raffle or end the Raffle prior to all prize winners being drawn.