SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCES, GIFTS & ART
Pitch your book idea to one of the country’s hottest literary agents; learn to cook with Joan Nathan and Paula Shoyer; stay in a villa in France; meet Dana Bash and Robert Siegel—eat at fabulous restaurants and more!
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SPECTACULAR “JERUSALEM GATES” SERIES
BUY IT NOW: $6,000 for a set of 3 or $2,000 each
This is a rare chance to purchase the set of five exquisite original works by renowned Washington, DC artist Simonida Perica Uth. The series includes paintings of the ancient city’s Zion, Lion and Eastern/Golden
(Above from left: Lion, Zion and Eastern/Golden gate)
COOKING LESSON AND DINNER FOR 8 WITH COOKBOOK AUTHOR JOAN NATHAN
BUY IT NOW: $5,000
Are you culinarily obsessed? If so, here’s your chance to prepare a meal, dine and converse with the world traveling Joan Nathan, the James Beard award-winning author of King Solomon’s Table; Jewish Cooking in America; Quiche, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France; and many other books. Your in-person cooking lesson and dinner will take place in Joan’s beautiful DC home. For you and seven vaccinated guests at a mutually agreed upon time before December 31, 2022.
DINNER FOR 8 WITH ROBERT SIEGEL
BUY IT NOW: $5,000
This is your chance to have a relaxed conversation over dinner with the one and only Robert Siegel, the retired senior host of NPR’s All Things Considered and Moment special literary contributor. You and seven of your vaccinated guests will meet the wonderful erudite person behind the famous voice at the Washington, DC home of Connie and Jay Krupin at a mutually agreed upon time before November 1, 2022. This conversation can also be held virtually.
A WEEK IN A VILLA IN SOUTHERN FRANCE
BUY IT NOW: $4,000
Make this private (not on the rental market) villa in the charming village of Montignac—home to the fabulous Lascaux Caves—your base to explore the region’s astonishing array of medieval towns, ancient castles and prehistoric cave art, not to mention the rich cuisine. This is a beautifully renovated house with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths that sleeps 14. It also features a cook’s kitchen and a gorgeous garden and pool. The house is only available this year July 23-30. Details to be worked out with the owners. Available for one week only.
VIRTUAL CONVERSATION WITH CNN’S DANA BASH
BUY IT NOW: $3,600
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss the news and the state of the nation and journalism with award-winning CNN anchorwoman, chief political correspondent and presidential candidate debate moderator Dana Bash. She will join you for a virtual conversation with family, friends, colleagues or members of your synagogue or organization. This is not a speech; it’s a 60-minute conversation to take place in 2022 at a time convenient for all parties.
TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS TO
ANYWHERE JETBLUE FLYS
BUY IT NOW: $2,750
With two round trip tickets in your hands, you can go anywhere JetBlue flies! Take a winter break to one of the many glorious beaches in the Caribbean and Mexico; explore the nature and markets of Costa Rica, Guatemala or Honduras; go urban chic to the galleries, shops and restaurants of London. Or, if you’ve always wanted to go to Machu Picchu, Medellin and Bogota, this is your chance. This is the perfect gift—graduation, wedding, honeymoon, big birthday—for you or for two special someones in your life. Visit https://www.jetblue.com/destinations for a complete list of JetBlue destinations.
Tickets are valid from 12/1/2021 to 12/1/2022
PRIVATE VIRTUAL PITCH LUNCH WITH
SUPER AGENT GAIL ROSS
BUY IT NOW: $2,500
Do you have a great book idea? Or a manuscript that needs a publisher? Here’s your chance to pitch Washington, DC literary super agent Gail Ross, whose agency specializes in serious nonfiction—everything from history, biography and memoirs to popular science, business and psychology. Set your own virtual or in-person lunch in DC in 2022 at a mutually agreed upon time and place.
SIX VIRTUAL SINGING LESSONS WITH BROADWAY’S MICHAEL LAVINE
BUY IT NOW: $1,500
Do you know anyone 13 years or older who aspires to sing on Broadway or needs to prepare for an audition on Broadway or anywhere else? Michael is a Broadway coach who has worked with Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Norm Lewis and many others. Michael will help the lucky student choose the right song, prepare to sing it, rehearse it and more during six one-hour sessions. Sessions are available at a mutually convenient time during 2022.
WASHINGTON DC ARTS AND FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA
BUY IT NOW: $1,200
See and be seen! This is your chance to contemplate and learn about 30 striking sculptures in Washington, DC including works by Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Joan Miro and Auguste Rodin, with a private tour for four led by a true denizen of the arts, Diane Bolz, Moment’s arts editor and former arts editor of Smithsonian magazine. This tour to the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden will be arranged at a mutually agreeable time by October 31, 2022. After you’ve immersed yourself in art, you and three friends will head off to the hip DC neighborhood of Adams Morgan for a candlelit dinner for four at “No Goodbyes.” Located in a converted neoclassical church that is now the chic boutique hotel, The Line, you’ll dine beneath 60-feet vaulted ceilings. Chef Opie Crooks’ menu is inspired by the farmers, fishermen and small-time ranchers in DC’s own backyard—the Chesapeake Bay. Dinner available until October 31, 2022.
ORIGINAL INK DRAWING OF
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
BUY IT NOW: $1,000
This year, we are featuring an original one-of-a-kind ink drawing of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Bee Johnson, the award-winning artist and the illustrator of RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women. The work is 11 X 14, framed on watercolor paper.
BRUNCH FEAST FOR YOUR 20 BESTIES
BUY IT NOW: $1,200
Do you have a family event, birthday or holiday with friends that requires a spectacular brunch? Enjoy assorted Bagels with all the fish and fixin’s like smoked salmon, whitefish salad, plus plain and candied salmon cream cheeses, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, capers and seasonal veggies from DC’s favorite deli, Call Your Mother. PLUS three cheesecakes delivered to your home from Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago to be used before December 21, 2022.
A VIRTUAL COOKING LESSON WITH PAULA SHOYER
BUY IT NOW: $1,000
Renowned cookbook author and “Kosher baker” Paula Shoyer is a French-trained pastry chef who teaches cooking and baking classes around the world. She develops dessert recipes that are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan, as well as modern kosher food. This is a special opportunity to enjoy a virtual private cooking class (2 recipes) for up to 4 people at a mutually agreed upon date in 2022.
STAINED GLASS ART BY HOLOCAUST
SURVIVOR GITTA EDELSTEIN
BUY IT NOW: $1,000
Gitta Clari Edelstein was born in 1926 in a small Hungarian village into a large Jewish family. Her bucolic life was shattered when the family was deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944. After her liberation, Gitta and two of her sisters made their way to Israel, where Gitta worked as a seamstress, married and had a family. Gitta’s passion was art: painting, needlework, mosaic tile, and especially stained glass. As her stained glass artistry grew, so did her recognition in Jewish circles. She created impressive displays like the monumental stained glass windows at the Hod v’Hadar Synagogue in Kfar Saba, as well as works for synagogues in Menasha, Wisconsin and Manchester, England. Gitta loved to share her creative skills and taught art and stained glass in schools and communities around Israel.
This is an original Gitta Clair Edelstein and measures 10” x 13.”