Sunday, January 29, 3 P.M.- 8 P.M.
An International Tribute to Elie Wiesel:
A Community Reading of Night

Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Featuring Elisha Wiesel, Andre Aciman, Ambassador Dani Dayan - Consul General of Israel in New York, French Ambassador François Delattre, Tovah Feldshuh, Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, David Hyde Pierce, Bill T. Jones, Daniel and Nina Libeskind, Sheila Nevins, Itzhak Perlman, Ron Rifkin, Geraldo Rivera, Daryl Roth, Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and many others. Scroll down or click here to see complete list of readers >

Luminaries, friends, and community leaders pay tribute to Elie Wiesel in a community reading of Wiesel’s seminal work, Night.

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In order of appearance

Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO, Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Abraham H. Foxman, Museum Vice Chair and Director, The Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, Rabbi and Author

David Hyde Pierce, Emmy and Tony-Award Winning Film, Television and Broadway Actor and Director

Alice Greenwald, President & CEO, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Samuel Norich, President & Chief Executive Officer, the Forward

David S. Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

Nachum Segal, Host of JM in the AM and President of NSN Network

Tovah Feldshuh, Award-Winning Actor, Singer, Director, and Playwright

Commissioner James O'Neill, New York City Police Department

Sheldon Harnick, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning Playwright/Lyricist
Daryl Roth, Broadway Producer
Andzelika Berestko, Student Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations
Jay O. Sanders and Maryanne Plunkett, Broadway Actors
Jacqueline Murekatete, Founder,Genocide Survivors Foundation
Ilia Salita, President and CEO, Genesis Philanthropy Group
Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Author, Educator, and Holocaust Survivor
Shari Hyman, President & COO, Battery Park City Authority
Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher, The Jewish Week
Aqsa Naz, Student
Chancellor Carmen Farina, New York City Department of Education
Commissioner Joshua Laird, National Parks of New York Harbor
Morris Vogel, President, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Blu Greenberg, Author
Joel Grey,Tony, Oscar, and Golden Globe Award-Winning Actor
Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Founder & Executive Director, Genocide Survivors Support Network
Geraldo Rivera, Award-Winning Journalist, Author, and Media Personality
Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Iona College
Ann Curry, Television Journalist
Elmore James, Broadway Actor, Star of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Soul to Soul
Dr. Mary Boys, Professor and Dean, Union Theological Seminary/ Columbia University
Shira Averbuch, Actor, Singer, and Songwriter
Joseph M. Mace, Actor, National Yiddish Theatre’s production of The Golden Bride


Aaron Lansky, Founder and President, Yiddish Book Center
Brita Wagener, Consul General of Germany
Edward Rothstein, Critic at Large, The Wall Street Journal
Josh Morrison, Student

Michael Baran, Holocaust Survivor

Jeanette Friedman-Sieradski, Holocaust/Human Rights Educator and Writer

Shira Averbuch, Actor, Singer, and Songwriter

Stephanie Simon, Arts Reporter, NY1

Muhammed Drammeh, Student

Eliot Spitzer, Former Governor of New York
Jessica Hecht, Tony Award-Nominated Broadway and Television Actor
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Holocaust Survivor, and Sex Therapist, Media Personality, and Author
Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York
Itzhak Perlman, Preeminent Violinist
Bruce Ratner, Chairman, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine, Writer, Lecturer, and Social Justice Activist

Adam Gopnik, Journalist, New Yorker

Architect Daniel Libeskind and Nina Libeskind

Pia Lindstrom, Television and Radio Journalist

Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director, Zamir Choral Foundation

Joseph Berger, Author and Award-Winning Journalist at The New York Times

André Aciman, Author and Professor, CUNY Graduate Center

Yuh-Line Niou, New York State Assembly Member, 65th District
Susanne Kaplowitz, Holocaust Survivor
Dr. Eva Fogelman, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author
Bronia Brandman, Holocaust Survivor and Author
Joseph M. Mace, Actor, National Yiddish Theatre’s production of The Golden Bride
Bill T Jones, Artistic Director/Co-Founder/Choreographer of New York Live Arts and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
Leah Klapholz, Holocaust Survivor
Consolee Nishimwe, Author and Rawandan Genocide Survivor
Georgette Bennett, President and Founder, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Ellen Burstyn, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Award-Winning Actor
Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief, Forward
Ron Rifkin, Emmy and Tony Winning Television and Broadway Actor

Closing Remarks
Elisha Wiesel
reads Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, delivered on December 10, 1986 in Oslo, Norway.


New York Times
Hollywood Reporter
Time Out New York
The Wall Street Journal
Yahoo Movies
Jewish Week
The Huffington Post
Our Town Down Town


Broadway World
Times of Israel
Theatre Mania
New York 1
The New York Observer
Journal News

New Jersey Jewish Standard
The Jewish Voice NY

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