Join us on Sunday, April 17, 2016 for An Evening with JSSA at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The event will feature special guest Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress, activist, and advocate for better hearing health. Marlee Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures’ Children of a Lesser God, for which she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, at age 21. Though Matlin lost her hearing when she was only 18 months old, she never let her challenges dictate her future or deter her dreams. As a deaf actress, she has shown resilience and perseverance in her life, all the way back to her experience as a deaf Bat Mitzvah.
During the evening, JSSA will honor Norman Dreyfuss with the 2016 Joseph Ottenstein Award. Norman Dreyfuss is executive vice president with the IDI Group Companies, the developer of Leisure World and many other projects throughout the Washington, D.C. region. Norman has worked in all aspects of community planning and growth. He is a champion of affordable housing, a member of the Montgomery County Planning Board and a devoted supporter of JSSA. Among his many contributions, he has supported JSSA programs for those with disabilities, provided a vehicle to transport seniors and gives yearly student educational scholarships.
We hope to see you on the evening of April 17 at 6 p.m. as we celebrate JSSA and honor Norman Dreyfuss. Your support will help to bring dignity, strength and hope to those who turn to JSSA for a multitude of life challenges.
Register for the event by becoming a sponsor or purchasing a ticket.
Purchase a tribute placement in the event program book in honor of Norman Dreyfuss or JSSA.
Make a donation to An Evening with JSSA.