Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 6, 2017
MARTHA KOENIG BINDEMAN
Martha (Koenig) Bindeman of Chevy Chase, MD, passed
away on Thursday, October 5, 2017, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Washington, DC on October 29, 1947 to
Rose and Nathan Koenig. She is survived by her husband
of 46 years, Stuart L. Bindeman and her daughters, Julie
Bindeman Belgard (David Belgard) and Jennifer Bindeman;
three grandchildren, Nate, Jordan and Ryan Belgard; as well as two sisters, Judy Wolfman of
York, PA and Susan Freed (Fred) of Hollywood, FL. She is also survived by four nieces and
Mrs. Bindeman graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1965. She graduated
from the University of Michigan in 1969 and the George Washington University School of Law
She clerked for Judge Joyce H. Green of the District of Columbia Superior Court and then
was employed by the Federal Trade Commission.
Upon leaving the practice of law, Mrs. Bindeman founded Finishing Touches Events, LLC, and
became one of the city's leading event planners. She won numerous awards, including several
prestigious ISES Awards. Mrs. Bindeman was an active volunteer, serving as President of the
Sisterhood at Washington Hebrew Congregation and held various positions in the
congregation's lay leadership. She served as President of District 8 in the Union for Reform
Judaism. She also served as President of the Jewish Social Service Agency.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Washington Hebrew Congregation for the Rose
E. Koenig Religious School Fund, 3935 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016 or the
Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852.
Funeral services will be held at Washington Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, October 8,
2 p.m., followed by interment at Washington Hebrew Congregation Cemetery on Alabama
The family will be sitting shiva on Sunday and Monday at the Somerset Clubhouse, Chevy
Chase, MD with minyan at 7 p.m. www.sagelbloomfield.comwww.sagelbloomfield.com
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Rockville, MD 20852