SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCES, GIFTS & ART

FROM MOMENT

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; enjoy great musicals; meet Dana Bash and Robert Siegel—eat at fabulous restaurants and more!

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Contact Johnna Raskin at Moment to purchase

at 202-363-6422 or jraskin@momentmag.com 

SPECTACULAR “JERUSALEM GATES” SERIES

BUY IT NOW: $10,000 for a set of 5

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 Jaffa, Zion, Lion, Damascus and Eastern/Golden gates. They are 18” x 24” on paper/oil/copper leaf/etched by acid—a process invented by the artist. They are framed and will illuminate your home, office or synagogue!

A WEEK IN A VILLA IN SOUTHERN FRANCE

BUY IT NOW: $5,000

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.

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.

TWO ROUND TRIP BUSINESS CLASS TICKETS ON AIR FRANCE & TWO NIGHTS AT LE DOMAINE LES CRAYERES 

BUY IT NOW: $5,000

Fly business class on Air France and spend two nights at Le Domaine Les Crayères, a mythical property in the heart of Reims (70 miles from Paris). Nestled discreetly in a seven hectares park, this former house of the De Polignac family permanently recreates and modernises the chateau style in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. A warm welcome and perfectly appointed rooms and suites designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon await your arrival. Discover the impeccable service and Chef Philippe Mille’s 2-star Michelin restaurant with its wine list of more than 53,000 bottles. This is the ideal place from which to discover all the treasures of this region and enjoy some of the recently elected best champagnes in the world for 2021.

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.

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. 

A CONVERSATION ABOUT

RBG’S BRAVE & BRILLIANT WOMEN

BUY IT NOW: $3,600

This is your opportunity for an inspirational conversation with Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein about the women in her new book, RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone which she wrote in collaboration with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This unique experience for your family, friends, synagogue or organization includes 10 signed copies of the book and 10 tote bags featuring Justice Ginsburg’s quote,Fight for things that you are about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” This conversation can be virtual or held in-person within a five-mile radius of Washington, DC, at a mutually agreed upon date by November 1, 2022.

TWO HOUSE SEATS

Dear Evan Hansen

KENNEDY CENTER 

EISENHOWER THEATER

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 25, 2022

BUY IT NOW: $3,000

Winner of the Grammy, three Olivier Awards and six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen has been called “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by Peter Marks of The Washington Post and “a cultural phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.

​​TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS TO
ANYWHERE JETBLUE FLYS

BUY IT NOW: $3,000

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.  

TWO HOUSE SEATS

The Band’s Visit

KENNEDY CENTER

EISENHOWER THEATER

JULY 5-17, 2022

BUY IT NOW: $2,500

When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at an Israeli café, the locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up. The critically acclaimed smash hit Broadway musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.

ORIGINAL INK DRAWING OF 

RUTH BADER GINSBURG

BUY IT NOW: $2,000

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, unframed on watercolor paper.

A VIRTUAL COOKING LESSON WITH PAULA SHOYER 

BUY IT NOW: $1,500

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.

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.

TWO HOUSE SEATS

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

KENNEDY CENTER

OPERA HOUSE

Dec. 15, 2021 – Jan. 16, 2022

BUY IT NOW: $1,500

Don’t miss the electrifying musical about “the greatest R&B group of all time.” With their signature dance moves and harmonies, The Temptations rose to the top of the charts, and their moving story still resonates five decades later. The show features such iconic hits as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”

FLY TO NYC ON JETBLUE TO SEE TOVAH FELDSHUH

IN BECOMING DR. RUTH

BUY IT NOW: $1,500

Nestled in a 4000-foot warehouse in Gaithersburg, MD is a very special place—an unofficial Hot Wheels Museum showcasing all that is Hot Don’t miss the return​​ of this triumphant and life-affirming story of a woman who found her own unique place in the world. Learn how before she became America’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer fled Germany in the Kindertransport and joined the Haganah. We have two tickets for Becoming Dr. Ruth, starring Tovah Feldshuh at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, along with two JetBlue tickets to fly anywhere in the U.S. This is a limited engagement: previews are December 4-15 and the show runs December 17-January 2.  The winner will need to provide three dates they are available. JetBlue tickets must be used by December 31, 2021. You will also receive a signed copy of Tovah Feldshuh’s new book, Lily​​ville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played.

STAINED GLASS ART BY HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR GITTA EDELSTEIN

BUY IT NOW: $1,400

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.”

 WORLD DINING TOUR OF WASHINGTON, DC  

BUY IT NOW: $1,200

Not ready to travel abroad yet? No worry, you and three friends can eat your way around the globe with this Washington, DC experience. There’s dinner for four at Muchas Gracias! Muchas Gracias! began as a pop-up and is one of 12 standout restaurants named by Eater DC. Executive Chef Christian Irabién turns out new Mexican fare at his pandemic era pop-up turned brick-and-mortar restaurant reflecting the traditional flavors he experienced during his childhood in Chihuahua, Mexico and Southern Texas. Then you and your friends will dine at Chef Jose Andres’ highly rated Zatinya in downtown DC. Zatinya offers an innovative menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisine served in a sleek and modern setting. Building on José’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington. Use before December 21, 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.

BRUNCH FEAST FOR YOUR 20 BESTIES 

BUY IT NOW: $1,000

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.

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Tax deductions apply! 

Contact Johnna Raskin at Moment to purchase

at 202-363-6422 or jraskin@momentmag.com