Why we host an annual benefit

  • renew financial support for our Seraj partners 
  • gather the US Seraj community for an evening of good friends, food and fun
  • learn more about Seraj, the Palestinian people and the struggle to end the Occupation​

How you can participate …

  • plan to attend
  • invite friends who would welcome learning about Seraj 
  • contribute an item for the silent auction  
  • volunteer to be a Benefit worker
  • Contact us.  


YOU are invited!   Please join us!

​​A full afternoon:  

Chateau Ritz Banquet Hall

9100 N Milwaukee Ave

Niles, IL 60714
Phone: (847) 298-0700

The Banquet Hall is easily accessible  from I-294 or the Edens Expressway, just North of Dempster.  Plenty of free parking!

​​The Silent Auction:    



New for 2018.   We will auction off a number of items as a part of the evening's program.  A very special item is  a Palestinian Dinner for 6 to 8 delivered and served in your home by Mai Khader Kakish, Seraj Board Member, Palestinian chef, blogger and food stylist extraordinaire.   See a report of the winning 2017 dinner here.  Your opportunity to support Seraj and enjoy an amazing dinner with friends.

​  CLICK HEREfor more on the Silent Auction and Live Auction.

  CLICK HERE for a preview of the 2018 Palestinian Dinner offered at               Live Auction.

  CLICK HERE for a report on last year's 2017 Palestinian Dinner.

See a Report  & pictures from last year's benefit here.

The Silent Auction will provide opportunity to bid on over 100 items in the Silent Auction.   Payment by  check, credit card, or cash.   Do your Christmas shopping early and support the great work of the Seraj Library Project.

​​The Raffle:    


The 2018 Seraj Benefit

       Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Chateau Ritz, Niles

  • 8 fresh succulent lobsters flown in from Maine      $10 ticket
  • Dinner for 6 at Al Bawadi Grill (premier Chicago area restaurant for Palestinian cuisine) 87th St & Harlem, Bridgeview, IL 60455 - soon to be in Niles.       $15 ticket
  • $400 cash pot.      $20 ticket      

                              (cash or credit card for raffle tickets at the Benefit)

The Seraj Benefit

Reception & silent auction    3:45 pm
Dinner served                               5:00 pm
Program                                           6:00 pm
Good night                                     7:30 pm

​​The Live Auction:    

Purchase tickets here.  OR  Send a check - see details here.  We invite you to make a donation in support of a successful Benefit, even if you cannot attend.