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Congregation Beth HaTephila

An Engaging, Inclusive, Reform Congregation in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Social Distancing in Effect. No gatherings at the Temple.
Click here for more info on the Temple's Covid-19 status And the Rabbi's Public Service Message.

Ready to play the Stock Market Madness Challenge?  Click here to play now


Want to download a form and mail it in?  Click here open & download a fillable PDF form.


Have questions?  Click here to Ask Sadie, the CBHT Virtual Assistant


Want to know all the rules?  Click here to read Official Rules

The results from Week 4:


Play Stock Market Madness challenge

Our "Stock Market Madness" challenge is based on imaginary stock portfolios that will be tracked over an eight-week period. The certificates are $25 each. You select 5 of the 50 stocks listed below or select the random pick option if you don't want to make your own selections.

This year we will begin with the ringing of the bell at the Stock Exchange Monday, April 5, 2021 and will end when the market closes on Friday, May 28, 2021. Each week (except the last) the portfolio with the highest value will win a cash reward of $25 while the portfolio with the lowest value wins a gift card to Bruegger’s Bagels! At the conclusion of the game the top three portfolios will win $1,000 (highest value), $500 (2nd highest), or $200 (3rd highest). Complete rules are listed here.

If you are a member of Congregation Beth HaTephila, please log in to your membership account now.  This will pre-populate your contact fields.

Go to upper right portion of the web page and click on the login icon that look like this 

include area code.

I am selecting the following five (5) stocks from the official listing as my portfolio for the Stock Market Madness contest. I understand that if I pick less than 5 stocks, the balance will be randomly assigned.

Select five (5) stocks. 

Warning! The stocks picked will be the last 5 that you selected!  For example, if you click a 6th stock, the first one in the list will be changed back to "non selected" so there will never be more than 5.         
Sym   Stock Name   Description


You have chosen to have the system randomly choose your 5 stocks. 

Once you have purchased your Stock Market Madness Certificate, the system will select 5 stocks at random. 

Your Certificate Number will be part of the confirmation email sent to you at the confirmation email address entered earlier.

If you make stock selection changes, click the button each time to update the list.


Your Certificate Number will be generated when you click on the button above.
Be Sure And Generate a NEW certificate number for each form you submit!!!

If you want a copy of your entry, click on the print button BEFORE purchase.
Note: This may not work with certain browser extensions, but your submission is not affected. You will still see all the information in the confirmation email.

If you want a copy of your entry, click on the print button BEFORE purchase.
This may not work with certain browser extensions, but your submission is not affected. You will still see all the information in the confirmation email.

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Download a Form

Click here to get a fillable PDF form.  With it you can:

  • Fill in the form online and print it. 
    Note that some PDF viewers are not fully functional.  They may not work completely or require you to use the browser print function instead of print from the form itself.  It works best using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Print a blank form to fill in later
  • Download the form to fill in and print

Then you mail in the form with a check or credit card information.

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Our virtual CBHT assistant Sadie will answer all of your questions about Stock Market Madness

These are some questions and Sadie’s answers from a few of our congregants.

Q What is CBHT Stock Market Madness?

Q Why is the temple doing this?

Q Who Can Participate?

Q How does it work?

Q Do I need to understand the stock market to play?

Q Can my friends and neighbors play?

Q Is there a video I can watch to understand how it works?

Q How do I know how I’m doing over the 8 weeks?

Q If I choose not to participate in the sale of certificates, would donations be accepted?

If you have questions for Sadie, our CBHT Virtual Assistant, write your question below and Sadie will answer shortly.

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Official Rules

CBHT Stock Market Madness begins when the Stock Market opens Monday, April 5, 2021 and ends when the Market closes on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Your objective is to select a portfolio of five (5) different stocks from the list on the Stock Market Madness form which will appreciate as much as possible during the course of the Stock Market Madness event. The three (3) portfolios having the greatest value at market close on Friday, May 28, 2021 will be the winners.

Your donation of $25 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 you have checked from the official Stock Market Madness 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 Thursday, April 1, 2021. 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 $1,000 (highest value), $500 (2nd highest value), and $200 (3rd highest value). In addition, the Certificate which is worth the most on each Friday (except the last) will win a weekly prize of $25. The certificate that is worth the least each Friday will win a gift card to Bruegger’s Bagels. In case of ties, prizes will be shared.

If fewer than 200 certificates are entered, Congregation Beth HaTephila reserves the right to award 20%, 10%, and 2% respectively of the gross receipts.

If any number but 5 Stocks are checked, CBHT will adjust the total to 5 selections at random. By checking the Random Select option, you instruct Congregation Beth HaTephila to check 5 stocks for you at random.

You can wait until the Stock Market closes on Thursday April 1, 2021 to select your stocks, but if your entry is submitted after the deadline of 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2021, CBHT will ignore your choices and instead select five (5) stocks for you at random.

Congregation Beth HaTephila is the sole computer and judge of Stock Market Madness and all of these rules.

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Sat, May 8 2021 26 Iyar 5781