Jewish Council for the Aging

Event Dinner Chairs:

Cathy & Dan Hodin


Micki Gordon 
Jewish Council for the Aging 


Sunday May 19, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 
5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, MD 20852

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Productive Aging Award Dinner


  •     Announcing our 2013 Honorees

Doris KearnsDoris Kearns Goodwin 
 and Richard N. Goodwin
will receive
the Jewish Council for the Aging's
coveted Productive Aging Award on
Sunday, May 19, 2013
at an elegant and festive dinner
in their honor at

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
& Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD
Cocktails and Silent Auction
begin at 5:30

In addition, we will be presenting the 2013 Humanitarian Award
 Arlene and Robert Kogod.

About Doris Kearns Goodwin and Richard N. Goodwin:

Ms. Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, historian and oft-seen political commentor.  Her newest book, "Team of Rivals," has been released to critical acclaim in the movie "Lincoln."

Richard Goodwin
Mr. Goodwin is a writer who may be best known as an adviser and speechwriter to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and to Senator Robert Kennedy.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, he also conducted an investigation into the quiz show "Twenty-One," later made into the movie "Quiz Show."  Now as a playwright, he has turned his attention to two of the most titanic egos of the 17th Century:  Galileo and Pope Urban VIII.  The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston recently presented the American premiere of his play, "Two Men of Florence."
About Robert and Arlene Kogod:

Robert Kogod, a business executive, and Arlene Smith Kogod are noted and beloved philanthropists in the Greater Washington D.C. area, and their contributions have benefited many educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations.  They are deeply committed to benefiting the local Jewish community and Israel, leading the Halom Hartman Institute, developing the Israeli Embassy, and maintaining membership on the International Board of Governors of Hillel.

Event Co-Chairs
Cathy and Dan Hodin, who are chairing the event, state that  “we will welcome the Goodwins and Kogods to the stage with a mix of awe and delight because these individuals literally wrote the book on productive aging."
Our Silent Auction is especially attractive this year, with:
  • rare Lincoln memorabilia items, plus
  • a personal tour of the private Lincoln vault in Springfield, IL
Other exciting finds are:
  • Red Sox memorabilia,
  • Red Sox home game tickets including a VIP tour of Fenway Park,
  • a team jersey autographed by Washington Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa
  • Tickets to a performance at Ford's Theater
  • A day at the spa
  • Several cases of fine wines
More auction items are being added daily


We know this will be a sell-out crowd, so please click on the "Register Now!" button above to complete your reservation.  Online reservations will be accepted until May 10, 2013. After that date or for additional information contact Micki Gordon at: or 301-255-4231 or 703-652-1511. 


Free Parking is available at the Conference Center entrance.

If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please click the "Donate Now" button on the home page of our website.

We look forward to seeing you on May 19!
Micki Gordon
Assistant Chief Executive Officer / Senior Director of Development