Bethesda-Chevy Chase Jewish Community Group

2015 Annual Silent Auction
Catalog

(Check back - We will update the auction items as new items are received)

100 Culinary Delights| 200 Wineries, Distilleries & Getaways |300 Sporting Life  
400 Family Fun | 500 Home and Garden | 600 Pamper Yourself
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100 Culinary Delights

101  Cava Mezze
$50 Gift certificate to Cava Mezze.  Cava is a Greek restaurant that reminds you of the mezze/tapas style dining in Greece serving the freshest local ingredients with some of the best imports Greece has to offer.  Gift Certificate welcome at Cava Mezze's Clarendon, Rockville and Capitol Hill locations.  
Value:  $50      
Opening Bid:  $26  
Cava Mezze
www.cavamezze.com  

102  Dinner for Two at Arucola Osteria Italiana
Gift Certificate to dinner for two at Arucola Osteria located at 5534 Connecticut Avenue, NW in DC.
Expiration Date:  5/2/2016
Restrictions:  Tax and gratuity not included.  Cannot be used with any other discount or promotion.
Value:  $30      
Opening Bid:  $16  
Arucola Osteria Italiana
www.arucola.com 

103  Tempo Restaurant
Tempo Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. Enjoy Sunday brunch for four with this gift certificate valued at $50.
Expiration Date:  5/30/2016
Restrictions:  Not valid Holidays or Special Events. The certificate does not include alcoholic beverages or gratuities.  For Dine-In only.
Value:  $50    
Opening Bid:  $26  
Tempo Restaurant
 
www.temporestaurant.com

104  7 Single-Scoops of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Gift card with 7 single-scoops of ice cream at the Rockville Ben and Jerry's.
Expiration Date:  12/31/2015
Restrictions:  Valid at Rockville Town Center.  Not valid with other offers.
Value:  $34.5       
Opening Bid:  $18
Ben and Jerry's
www.benjerry.com/rockvillectr

105  7 Single-Scoops of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Gift card with 7 single-scoops of ice cream at the Rockville Ben and Jerry's.
Expiration Date:  12/31/2015
Restrictions:  Valid at Rockville Town Center.  Not valid with other offers.
Value:  $34.5       
Opening Bid:  $18
Ben and Jerry's
www.benjerry.com/rockvillectr  

106  Organic and Vegan Triple Ginger Cookies
Three dozen vegan triple ginger (ginger powder, ginger root grated, and ginger pieces) cookies made by the first family of the BCC-JCG president.  Presented in an attractive chalk board glass container and made using all organic ingredients.
Opening Bid:  $20  
Sarah Krosner

107  Great American Restaurants
$25 Gift Certificate to Great American Restuarnats including Jackson's, Best Buns, Coastal Flats, Mike's, Sweetwater Tavern, Silverado, Ozzie's Carlyle restaurants
Value:  $25
Opening Bid:  $15  
Great American Restaurants 
www.greatamericanrestaurants.com

108  Yuan Fu
Two $20 Gift Certificates to Yuan Fu's Vegan Chinese Cuisine in Rockville, MD.
Value:  $40
Opening Bid:  $20  
Yuan Fu  
www.yuanfuvegetarian.com

109  $20 Gift Certificate to Snider's Food in Silver Spring, MD
$20 Gift Certificate to Snider's Food at Georgia Avenue and Seminary Road in Silver Spring, MD.
Value:  $20
Opening Bid:  $10  
Snider's Super Market  
www.sniderfoods.com

110  Treats and Eats with Thomas Sweets
Certificate for one 8 inch ice cream cake from Thomas Sweets located on P St in Georgetown.
Value:  $35
Opening Bid:  $17  
Thomas Sweets  
www.thomassweet.com 

111  Original Pancake House
$20 Certificate to the Original Pancake House located in Bethesda , Rockville, and Falls Church.
Expiration Date:  11/30/2015
Value:  $20
Opening Bid:  $10  
The Original Pancake House  
www.originalpancakehouse.com

112  Toby's Dinner & Play Ticket
Dinner and a show (1776 - The Musical, ) for one at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.  Shows runs from March 28 - June 8, 2015.
Expiration Date:  12/3/2015
Value:  $55
Opening Bid:  $25  
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia
www.tobysdinnertheatre.com

113  Yuan Fu
Two $20 Gift Certificates to Yuan Fu's Vegan Chinese Cuisine in Rockville, MD.
Value:  $40
Opening Bid:  $20  
Yuan Fu  
www.yuanfuvegetarian.com  

114 1 Dozen freshly Baked Sprinkles Cupcakes
Certificate for 1 dozen freshly baked Sprinkles Cupcakes.  Baked fresh every day, our cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients, including sweet cream butter, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, fresh bananas and carrots, real strawberries and natural citrus zests.  Topped with Sprinkles trademark modern dots, rich chocolate sprinkles from France or seasonal sugar decorations.  Sprinkles Cupcakes are a deliciously sophisticated update on an American classic.
Value:  $42
Opening Bid:  $22
Sprinkles Cupcakes

www.sprinkles.com

115 Founding Farmers
Enjoy dinner at Founding Farmers in Potomac or DC with this $50 gift card.
Value:  $50
Opening Bid:  $26
Founding Farmers

NEW!! 116  Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Use this $50 gift card to Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in Rockville, Maryland and discover their fresh, colorful, and fun Latin American restaurant inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Caribbean.
Value:  $50
Opening Bid:  $26
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
www.paladarlatinkitchen.com

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 200 Wineries & Getaways

201  Great Gettysburg Getaway
Certificate for a Great Gettysburg Getaway One Night Stay at the Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge.  Enjoy a stay on the edge of history in Gettysburg, PA.  Walk to the National Park Service Visitors Center and Museum, Cyclorama, Pickett's Charge, the National Cemetery, attractions, shops, and restaurants.  Relax in the heated indoor pool, and fitness room, and the Reliance Mine Saloon.  Enjoy a Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet.
Restrictions:  Offer based on availability.  Bearer must make reservation in advance and inform the clerk of certificate.  Certificate includes room and tax.  Offer Valid off season only from November 23, 2015 through March 31, 2016.
Value:  $70
Opening Bid:  $30  
Quality Inn Gettysburg Motor Lodge
www.qualiyinn.com/hote-gettyburg-pennyslvania-PA023 

202  Toast to the Tunes at Tarara Winery with their Summer Concert Series
4 tickets to any of the Summer Concert Series on Saturday evenings from June 6th through September 26th from 6 - 9:30 pm.  Shows are held rain or shine!
Value:  $60
Opening Bid:  $30  
Tarara Winery
www.tarara.com
202  Toast to the Tunes at Tarara Winery with their Summer Concert Series
4 tickets to any of the Summer Concert Series on Saturday evenings from June 6th through September 26th from 6 - 9:30 pm.  Shows are held rain or shine!
Value:  $60
Opening Bid:  $30  
Tarara Winery
www.tarara.com

203  Toast to the Tunes at Tarara Winery with their Summer Concert Series
4 tickets to any of the Summer Concert Series on Saturday evenings from June 6th through September 26th from 6 - 9:30 pm.  Shows are held rain or shine!
Value:  $60
Opening Bid:  $30  
Tarara Winery
www.tarara.com

204 Barrel Oak Winery
Gift certificate for a delux tasting package for up to eight guests. A BOW-WOW wine tasting, $60 BOW Buxx gift card redeemable for goods and services, and souvenir glasses are all included.   Barrel Oak WInery is Northern Virginia's friendliest and greenest winery.  With a wide selection of deliciouys hand-crafted wines and a gorgeous four-season view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Barrel Oak Winery has something to please everyone.
Value:  $175
Opening Bid:  $85
Barrel Oak Winery
www.BarrelOak.com

205  VIP Tour & Tasting for 6 at Ingleside Vineyards
Tour and Tasting for 6 at Ingleside Vineyards.  You and your guests will enjoy: A private guided tour of the winery, Wine and Cheese reception featuring Ingleside Vineyards' premium and reserve wines, Complimentary Ingleside wine glass.
Expiration Date:  5/10/2015
Value:  $150
Opening Bid:  $75  
Ingleside Vineyards  
www.inglesidevineyards.com

207  Adams County Winery
Certificate for a private tour and wine tasting for up to 10 people at the Adams County Winery located near Gettysburg, PA.   This special event also includes cheese and crackers for each guest. 
Expiration Date:  5/2/2016
Restrictions:  Tour dates and times are subject to availability.  Advance notice of seven days is required when scheduling the tour and tasting.
Value:  $100
Opening Bid:  $50
Adams County Winery
www.adamscountywinery.com

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300 Sporting Life

301  Bowling for 6 at Bowl America Gaithersburg
Bowling party for up to 6 people at Bowl America in Gaithersburg, MD.  Party includes 2 games of bowling per person, shoe rental, 2 pitchers of non-alcoholic Beverage.
Expiration Date:  5/2/16
Value:  $75
Opening Bid:  $35  
Bowl America
www.bowl-america.com

302  Maryland Youth Ballet Adult Classes
Certificate for one adult class card of 10 classes for:  Ballet, Stretch, Pilates Core Conditioning, Floor Barre®, or Broadway Jazz.
Restrictions:  This 10-class card will be valid for one year from the date of the first class.  Must be 13 years or older.
Value:  $180
Opening Bid:  $60  
Maryland Youth Ballet
www.marylandyouthballet.org

303  Full Day Lower New River Trip with Ace Adventure Resort
Certificate for two people for a full day lower New River Trip.   All day whitewater adventure includes:  Over 20 Class II-IV+ rapids make this our most popular West Virginia rafting trip ~ Dozens of rapids and lots of time for surfing, swimming and river antics ~ Grilled riverside lunch
Restrictions:  Good Sunday through Friday.  Season: April - October.
Expiration Date:  August 31, 2017
Value:  $250
Opening Bid:  $100
Ace Adventure Resort
www.AceRaft.com
 

304  Boating in DC - Twilight Kayak Tour
Twilight Kayak Tour for one adult with Boating in DC.  Book reservation online
Expiration Date:  2/28/2017
Value:  $45
Opening Bid:  $20
Boating in DC
BoatingInDC.com

305 Two Tickets Good for One D.C. United Home Game
Certificate for two sideline tickets good for one D.C. United home game during the 2015regular MLS season.  Certificate must be redeemed through mail at least 10 days in advance of selected game or at RFK Stadium day of game.  
Restrictions:  Not valid on International Friendly, Doubleheaders and U.S. soccer matches.  Good for one game only.  Games based on availability and subject mto sellouts. 
Expiration Date:  10/18/2015
Value:  $70
Opening Bid: $34
DC United
www.dcunited.com

306  Bowling for 6 at Bowl America
Bowling party for up to 6 people at any Bowl America location.  Party includes 2 games of bowling per person, shoe rental, 2 pitchers of non-alcoholic Beverage.
Expiration Date:  5/2/16
Value:  $75
Opening Bid:  $35  
Bowl America
www.bowl-america.com  

307 Have a Party with this Introduction to Horses!
Have a party for up to 10 children.  Hands on experience with up to 10 children learning how to care for horses.  Includes grooming, handling, leading and saddling.  Includes a short ride.  Program lasts one hour.  
Value:  $250
Opening Bid:  $75
Camp Olympia

http://www.camp-olympia.com/

308 Autographed 40th Anniversary Photo of Braden Holtby
8 x 10 autographed 40th Anniversary Photo of Washing Capitals' goaltender Braden Holtby.  Includes a certificate of Authenticity.  
Opening Bid: $20
Washington Capitals
http://capitals.nhl.com/

New!  309 2 Hours of Bowling and Pizza at BowlMor AMF
Certificate for a Free Pizza Bowl which includes 2 hours of bowling, a pitcher of soda, a 1 toping Pizza, and includes shoe rental for up to 6 people on a lane.  
Expiration Date:  August 2, 2015
Restrictions:  Not value during Xtreme or League sessions.  Not valid in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.  Subject to lane availability
Value:  $80-$100
Opening Bid:  $40
BowlMor AMF
bowlmor.com | amf.com | bowlbrunswick.com

New!  310  Two Infield Box Tickets to a 2015 Washington Nationals Regular Season Home Game
Enjoy a Washington Nationals game with this voucher for two (2) Infield Box Tickets to a 2015 Washington Nationals regular season home game for your fundraising efforts. 
Value:  $150
Opening Bid:  $75
Washington Nationals

This packages includes a restricted lift ticket to the beginner ski area, complete rentals and 90 minute class lesson. - See more at: http://www.libertymountainresort.com/resort-hotel/about-liberty/donation-details.aspx#sthash.D6e7Tayn.dpuf

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400 Family Fun

401 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Free admission postcard for two people to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Saint Michaels, MD.  With 18 waterfront acres in historic St. Michaels, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum tells the stories of the Bay and the people who have lived, worked, and played here.  The museum offers something different every day - get your hands wet exploring a waterman's shanty, talk with a boat builder or visiting captain about his vessel, or climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse for a scenic view of the harbor.  Come visit soon!        
Expires:  5/10/2015
Restrictions:  Excludes special event or festival dates.
Value:  $30
Opening Bid:  $16
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
www.cbmm.org  

402  Luray Caverns, Largest and Most Popular Caverns in Eastern America
Two tickets to Luray Caverns, largest and most popular caverns in Eastern America. 
Expiration Date:  11/30/2015
Value:  $52 
Opening Bid:  $22 
Luray Caverns
www.LurayCaverns.com  

403  Check out the Chesapeake on a Watermark Cruise
Two boarding passes to step aboard the Harbor Queen for a 40 minute narrated cruise of historic Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Expiration Date:  9/28/2015
Value:  $30
Opening Bid:  $16  

Watermark

www.annapolistours.c om

404  George Washington's Mount Vernon
Four daytime passes to Mount Vernon, the historic home of George Washington.
Expiration Date:  12/31/2015
Value:  $72
Opening Bid:  $36  

Mount Vernon's Ladies Association

www.mountvernon.org

405  I Think I Can, I Think I Can
Two tickets for round trip travel on the Strasburg Rail Road.  Enjoy turn of the century travel in Pennsylvania Amish Country.  No expiration date.
Restrictions:  Not valid on Easter, Heritage Great Train Robbery, or Christmas trains.
Value:  $40
Opening Bid:  $20  

The Strasburg Rail Road

www.strasburgrailroad.com  

406  Four One-day Passes to the Virginia Zoo
Four one-day passes to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA.  The Virginia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Learn about their amazing animals and explore their incredible gardens.  From ostriches to otters, goats to geckos, they are home to more than 400 animals.  It's an adventure for the whole family.
Expiration Date:  9/30/2015
Value:  $44     
Opening Bid:  $22  
Virginia Zoo 
www.virginiazoo.org

407   Pottery Painted by You
$25 Gift Certificate to All Fired Up located in DC and in Bethesda.
Value:  $25  
Opening Bid:  $15  
All Fired Up  

allfiredupdc.com

408   Let Yourself Soar at Terapin Adventures
$25 Gift Certificate for Terrapin Adventures located in Savage, MD.  Only 30 minutes from DC, Baltimore and Annapolis.  
Expiration Date:  3/17/16
Value:  $25  
Opening Bid:  $15  
All Fired Up  

www.terrapinadventures.com

409 Autographed Framed Picture of Sesame Street’s Big Bird
Opening Bid:  $10  

Sesame Workshop  

www.sesameworkshop.org

410  See the Washington Monuments by Water
Two "Washington by Water Monuments Cruise" tickets.  Behold the splendor of America's monuments and the city of Washington aboard a narrated cruise on the Potomac River.  Stopovers are allowed with roundtrip tickets, so there is time to shop, dine, sightsee or attend a cultural event in either Alexandria or Georgetown, then board a later cruise returning to the original departure point.  Sunset, evening and moonlight tours of the illuminated monuments are especially popular.  Enjoy the pace and the beauty of the river and its unique views of Washington, D.C. Cruise highlights include Washington's majestic monuments, landmarks, buildings and bridges -- the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to name a few.  Depart from the quaint and historic seaport of Old Town Alexandria with its cobblestone streets or from world-famous Georgetown with its upscale shops. Pubs, and restaurants.  Each leg of the cruise is approximately 45 minutes long and the narration is divided evenly between the two departure locations.
Expiration Date:  10/31/2015
Value:  $56
Opening Bid:  $28  

www.potomacriverboatco.com/monuments-cruise.php 

411  See the Washington Monuments by Water
Two "Washington by Water Monuments Cruise" tickets.  Behold the splendor of America's monuments and the city of Washington aboard a narrated cruise on the Potomac River.  Stopovers are allowed with roundtrip tickets, so there is time to shop, dine, sightsee or attend a cultural event in either Alexandria or Georgetown, then board a later cruise returning to the original departure point.  Sunset, evening and moonlight tours of the illuminated monuments are especially popular.  Enjoy the pace and the beauty of the river and its unique views of Washington, D.C. Cruise highlights include Washington's majestic monuments, landmarks, buildings and bridges -- the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to name a few.  Depart from the quaint and historic seaport of Old Town Alexandria with its cobblestone streets or from world-famous Georgetown with its upscale shops. Pubs, and restaurants.  Each leg of the cruise is approximately 45 minutes long and the narration is divided evenly between the two departure locations.
Expiration Date:  10/31/2015
Value:  $56
Opening Bid:  $2

www.potomacriverboatco.com/monuments-cruise.php 

New!  412 Your Aquatic Adventure Awaits at the Baltimore National Aquarium
Two passes to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.  Journey from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the rain forest and beyond.  Located in the heart of Charm City's vibrant Inner Harbor, National Aquarium features more than 17,000 animals in award-winning habitats.  Plus, enjoy up-close interactions with animals and animal experts throughout your visit.  4D film not included.
Expiration Date:  07/01/2016
Value:  $70
Opening Bid:  $35
Baltimore National Aquarium
www.aqua.org

New!  413 Liberty Science Center
Two passes for general admission to the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey.   These passes are for admittance to the nine exhibition galleries with over 100 hands-on activities and daily live science demonstrations that take place throughout the center.  Full descritpions of the current exhibitions can be found on their website at www.lsc.org.
Expiration Date:  11/30/2016
Value:  $40
Opening Bid:  $20
Liberty Science Center
www.lsc.org

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500 Home & Garden

501  Johnson’s Florist and Garden Centers
$25 Gift Card to Johnson’s Flowers and Garden located in Kensington, Maryland.
Value:  $25
Opening Bid:
  $15  
Johnson’s Florist and Garden Centers
www.flowershopping.com  

502  Smartphone Photography
Gift certificate to attend a Smartphone Phoography Washington ArtWorks workshop.
Expiration Date:  3/31/2019
Restrictions:  Gift certificate must be presented at the first class.
Value:  $75
Opening Bid:  $30  
Washington Art Works
www.WashingtonArtWorks.com 

503  Freed Photography Family Portrait
One Studio Session and One 8 x 10 Portrait by Freed Photography in Bethesda.  Freed Photography was Voted Best Photography in Washingtonian Magazine International Special Events Society Winner "Best Photographer"
Expiration Date:  12/30/2015
Value:  $500
Opening Bid:  $100  
Freed Photography
www.freedphoto.com
facebook.com/freedphoto


504  Freed Photography Family Portrait
One Studio Session and One 8 x 10 Portrait by Freed Photography in Bethesda.  Freed Photography was Voted Best Photography in Washingtonian Magazine International Special Events Society Winner "Best Photographer"
Expiration Date:  12/30/2015
Value:  $500
Opening Bid:  $100  
Freed Photography
www.freedphoto.com
facebook.com/freedphoto

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600 Pamper Yourself  

601 IPPOLITA Earings
Square Ippolita Lollipop Turquoise doublets with 56 diamonds, approx.1/4 cttw. 14kt white posts
Value:  $1295     
Opening Bid:  $300
Ippolita
www.ippolita.com

602  Box of 10 Greeting Cards from KelevrA’S Photography
Value:
  $20
Opening Bid:  $8  
KelevrA’S Photography
www.kelevrasphotography.com  

603  30 Minute Piano Lesson
One private 30 minute piano lesson at home of teacher in Rockville, MD.
Expiration Date: 
11/30/2015 
Restrictions:  Date and time to be arranged with Michael B. Rubin.
Value:  $35
Opening Bid:  $15
Michael B. Rubin

604  30 Minute Accordion Lesson
One private 30 minute accordion lesson at home of teacher in Rockville, MD.
Expiration Date: 
11/30/2015 
Restrictions:  Date and time to be arranged with Michael B. Rubin.
Value:  $35
Opening Bid:  $15
Michael B. Rubin

605  45 Minute Ballroom Dance Lesson
One private 45 minute ballroom dance lesson at your home.
Expiration Date: 
11/30/2015 

Restrictions: 
Date and time to be arranged with Michael B. Rubin.  Location needs to be within a 10 mile radius of Talbott Street in Rockville, MD or meet the teacher at a local ballroom dance studio such as Hollywood Ballroom in Silver Spring, MD, where you and your partner will be taught.
Value:  $50
Opening Bid:  $20
Michael B. Rubin

606  Two Hours of Hebrew Tutoring
Two one-hour sessions of Hebrew tutoring with BCC-JCG Director, Celia Barash.  Can be for beginner through advanced level and for any age.
Expiration Date:  8/31/2015
Restrictions:  Date and time to be arranged with Celia Barash.
Value:  $110
Opening Bid:  $50  
Celia Barash  

608  Blues Alley Music Society
Four Blue Passes, each for one free admission.
Expiration Date:  11/20/2015
Restrictions:  Passes are valid Sunday thru Thursday. Passes are not valid for all performances.  Sales tax, minimum and surcharge not included.  Blues Alley features New Orleans Creole Cuisine.
Value:  $100
Opening Bid:  $40  
Blues Alley Music Society
www.bluesalley.com

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