Purim Ball | National Press Club | Washington DC Event Photographer

Events are never boring to photograph, not when you get to meet people like this!

Events are never boring to photograph, not when you get to meet people like this!

A few weekends ago I was able to photograph the Jewish Primary Day School - Nation's Capitol (JPDS-NC) Purim Ball fundraiser at none other than the National Press Club.

Purim is a celebration for the Jewish community to commemorate when the Jewish people were saved from murder and annihilation from Haman as recorded in the book of Esther.

These lovely ladies were helping out during the silent auction.

These lovely ladies were helping out during the silent auction.

JPDS-NC held a silent auction before the fundraising event. Many people walked by bidding on their smart phones on an array of fantastic items donated by many people around the DMV.

Three large, beautiful rooms were used for this large event. Two of them held all the items up for the silent auction.

Three large, beautiful rooms were used for this large event. Two of them held all the items up for the silent auction.

There were so many friendly and smiling faces. Everyone had a fantastic time, and it goes without saying that their event coordinator, Vered, did a phenomenal job of putting together this event.

Laughter everywhere!

Laughter everywhere!

There wasn't a stranger in the room.

There wasn't a stranger in the room.

Family and friends happily gathered, bidding on items, talking, and enjoying the fantastic spread.

Family and friends happily gathered, bidding on items, talking, and enjoying the fantastic spread.

Not everyone dressed up for Purim, but a handful of the folks who did were more than happy to strike a pose for the camera.

Not everyone dressed up for Purim, but a handful of the folks who did were more than happy to strike a pose for the camera.

Board President, Kinney Zalesne

Board President, Kinney Zalesne

Kinney Zalesne presented the awards and the other honoree's throughout the evening.

Pamela Wexler, honoree

Pamela Wexler, honoree

Let the fundraising begin!

Let the fundraising begin!

In between speakers, the fundraising began for the JPDS-NC. It was great to watch people give with such joy to a cause so close to their hearts.

One of the many donations being made that night.

One of the many donations being made that night.

Cards were placed on each table to allow attendee's to donate towards JPDS-NC. For those who wished, they could donate anonymously or in any amount they felt compelled to give. The lovely ladies from earlier helped retrieve all the donations and bring them up front as the crowd got an updated total.

Of those recognized, one of them was David Zimand.

Of those recognized, one of them was David Zimand.

Head of the Jewish Primary Day School - Nation's Capitol, Naomi Reem, in a beautiful blue dress, recognizing Eileen Wolpert

Head of the Jewish Primary Day School - Nation's Capitol, Naomi Reem, in a beautiful blue dress, recognizing Eileen Wolpert

Each speaker brought a unique personality to the podium. This pair, Laurie Moskowitz and Steve Rabinowitz, gave everyone a good laugh!

Each speaker brought a unique personality to the podium. This pair, Laurie Moskowitz and Steve Rabinowitz, gave everyone a good laugh!

Left, Laurie Brumberg closes the evening as the last honoree with a heartfelt speech.

Left, Laurie Brumberg closes the evening as the last honoree with a heartfelt speech.

Events cannot run smoothly without kind, friendly, and hard-working volunteers.

Events cannot run smoothly without kind, friendly, and hard-working volunteers.

It was a beautifully organized event, full of people with big hearts and smiles.


Stay tuned to hear the winner of the Purim Ball photoshoot with Brittany Renee Photography!


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