Dinner of Champions

Dinner of Champions: Supporting Inclusion at Lessans Camp JCC

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Thanks to the overwhelming response, we are temporarily at capacity for the Dinner of Champions. However, we encourage you to add your name to our waitlist. 
To be added to the waitlist please email Jodi Shulimson at jshulimson@benderjccgw.org, 301-348-3727. Payment is not necessary until you are confirmed to attend.

You can still support the event by purchasing raffle tickets (winner does not need to be present) or by making a donation to support Lessans Camp JCC’s inclusion program.




Irene and Abe Pollin Humanitarian Award
Robert “Bobby” Cohen

Greater Washington Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame Inductees

Eric Brodkowitz | Chris Eig
Loretta Kiron | Phyllis Lerner
Doug Neustadt | Maury Povich

Bender JCC Maccabi Legacy Award
Barry Gudelsky

Hyman M. and Phillip D. Perlo High School Athletes
David Fritz | Noah Klugman
Isaac Kreisler | Coby Malkus
Ella Sheintal | Jessica Winson

Dinner of Champions Chairs
Roslyn and Robert Black
Melanie and Rami Kandel




$50 per ticket or 5 tickets for $200

GRAND PRIZE Interval International Resort Timeshare

  • Trip of a lifetime! One week resort vacation in a fabulous location of your choosing to use within the next two years


  • 12 suite tickets to the 1/21/2023 Washington Wizards game
  • Signed Deni Avdija jersey
  • Donated by: EY/Washington Wizards and Deni Avdija

Nats Pack

  • Four Nationals baseline box tickets (includes parking) to a 2023 Washington Nationals home game
  • Donated by: Washington Nationals

Party With a Twist

  • Cal Tort dinner for 20
  • Bottle of Joseph Phelps Wine (Napa Valley)
  • Donated by Bob Phillips/ Val & Dan Lederberg

Winner Winner Shabbat Dinner

  • Catered kosher dinner for six
  • Donated by Signature Catering

Dinner Your Way

  • One week of meals (3 dinners for 2-4 people)
  • Donated by Well Fed by Nourish Culinary

Night on the Town

  • 2 tickets to Greensky Bluegrass on 1/28/2023
  • Donated by Anthem

Sparkle and Shine

  • $200 home window cleaning service
  • Donated by Kevco/Dr. Schoenfeld

Sweet and Sassy

  • Chocolate and Wine Tasting
  • Free 3 Month Membership to Bender JCC of Greater Washington
  • Donated by True Respite/Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Washington Wizards

  • Jersey signed by Deni Avdija
  • Donated by Washington Wizards and Deni Avdija


See what Camp JCC makes possible


Thank you to our early event Supporters*

Bender Foundation, Inc.

Robert and Lorraine Cohen

Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation


The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation


Carl M. Freeman Foundation

David S. Stone Foundation

Barry Gudelsky

VPC Incorporated

Family of Shirley Povich

3M Foundation
Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation
Carol and Gary Berman
Phyllis K. Lerner
The Black Family
The Ronald and Joy Paul Family Foundation
Carol and Robert Burman Family Foundation
Kathy and Thomas Raffa
James G. Davis Construction Corporation
Heather and Andrew Sachs
Silverman and Roffman Families
Vicki and Eric Klein/Ernst & Young LLP
Janyse and Bernie Weisz
495 Movers Inc Eric Kassoff/Wilkes Artis
Ackerman LLP Emily and Neil Kishter
Jessica and Andrew Chod Robyn and Steve Lustig
Debra and Vincent Ben Avram Michael Matese
Vicki Berman and Yeheskel Dori Ntiva and The Freidkin Family
The Clark Charitable Foundation Karen and Scott Nudelman & GlenLine Investments
Jillian and Scott Copeland Amanda and Curtis Polk
Louis and Helen Fanaroff Charitable Foundation Estee and Elliott Portnoy
Annette and Bernard Forseter Roberta and Keith Solit
Ralph z”l, Phyllis, Steven and Ellen Gittleson Susan and Bradley Stillman
Shari and Harvey Goodman/Goodman Gable Gould Adjusters International Helene Weisz and Richard Lieberman
Rae Grad and Manny Schiffres Susan and Ronald Winson
Scott Jacobs Cindy and Richard Zitelman
Wendi and Daniel Abramowitz Melanie and Rami Kandel
Julie and Josh Bender Zehavit and Manny Kandel
Bonnie and Guy Berliner Leslie and Samuel Kaplan
Beth and Daryle Bobb Hilary Smith Kapner
Heidi and Michael Brodsky Dina and Gerald Leener
Claudia and Gil Carpel Ellen and Stuart Lessans
Howard Cohen Robin and Jeremy London
Yvonne and Jeffrey Distenfeld Maccabi USA
Nancy and David Eisner A.R. Marani, Inc.
Gail Fleder Joanna and Reed Sexter
Beth and James Glassman Harriet Silverman
Seth Goldman and Julie Farkas Giving Fund Dale z”l and Andy Singer
Felicia and Michael Gottdenker VWG Wealth Management
David Helfand
*Reflects gifts of $1800 or more as of 11.01.22