Community Grand Event
Meet Mark the Shark and the Mensch

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Sunday, March 22

Join us for an inspiring event to celebrate our thriving Jewish day school community. We'll kick off the event with lunch and then a talk by nine-time Olympic swimming champion Mark Spitz. Mark is known for setting the world record for winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Mark will speak about his achievements including his resilience in the face of obstacles and his experience as a Jewish athlete at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

Kids activities include: sporting events, arts and crafts, and fun activities for younger children in TK-8. Mark’s talk will be appropriate for mature students in 5th grade and up. All students will have the chance to enter into a raffle to participate in a swimming competition. Winners will be presented a medal by Mark Spitz!

Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
Where: Wornick Jewish Day School Ulam Gadol
800 Foster City Blvd. #830, Foster City

Price: $180 Wornick or alumni family (or $72 per adult and $18 per child); $90 per adult community member and $36 per child. All tickets include lunch. Please list all names and grades of students during registration. Family tickets and reserved seating for the daytime events are included for Wornick Chai Excellence donors contributing $1,800 or more.

Mark Spitz
Mark Spitz, nine-time Olympic swimming champion


Spend an evening with Mark Spitz and NPR's Michael Krasny for an intimate fireside chat. The night will include an opening warm-up from comedian Nathan Habib of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Show fame, heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Epic Bites (kosher supervision), a photo station, and special gifts for attendees.

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Private Hillsborough home

Price: Invitation to evening event is included for donors of $3,600+

Be a Hero for Jewish education!
$3,600 Bronze medal hero
$5,000 Silver medal hero
$10,000 Gold medal hero

Please RSVP by March 15
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Esther Gillette
Executive Administrator

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Please note that a gift of $1,800 includes tickets to A Hero's Yom, the Community Grand Event daytime events on March 22.

Major gift donors of $3,600 or more will also be thanked at A Hero's Erev, the evening portion of our events on March 22.