Join Nineteen13


Nineteen13 is the Bender JCC’s new signature giving circle created to recognize those families who contribute $1,800 or more in a 12 month period to the Bender JCC.  All donations to the annual fund, an endowment fund, or a fundraising event are eligible. The name, Nineteen13, was purposefully chosen to commemorate our founding year, 1913, when a few young individuals came together with a shared vision to create something special. Today, Ninteen13 celebrates our leaders and supporters who, through their annual giving, enable us to fulfill our core mission to be a welcoming and inclusive environment, and connect people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel and the broader community. Your investment ensures that our entire community has access to high quality programming for families, children, teens, adults and seniors.

As a Nineteen13 member, you get a behind-the-scenes look at our programming and services at Bender JCC and complimentary access to some of our best events:

Nineteen13 members who give between $1,800-$4,999 receive:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Lessans Family Annual Book Festival Opening Night
  • Annual donor newsletter

Nineteen13 PLUS members are those who give $5,000 or more. In addition to the above benefits, you receive

  • Concierge handling of all reservations, requests, and program registrations
  • 2 tickets to the Dinner of Champions or IMAGINE
  • 2 tickets to TWO Lessans Family Book Festival events
  • 2 tickets to TWO films or concerts

For more information on Nineteen13, please contact Adam Tennen at 301.348.3815 or

THREE EASY WAYS TO GIVE: Click here; Contact Katya Pidgurskaya at 301.348.3855 to provide a credit card number; Or mail a check to the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, Attention: Katya Pidgurskaya.