The Associates of the Museum, created in 1986 by Rosa Strygler, a Holocaust survivor and Trustee Emeritus of the Museum, were formed to instill in future generations a sense of the past and the importance of preserving Holocaust memory.
The Associates have played an integral part in the Museum’s development since that time, sponsoring a wide variety of events, including the Generation to Generation Dinner and numerous missions to Europe. The goal of these endeavors was to raise funds for the construction and endowment of the Museum and increase awareness of the Museum’s mission of educating people of all ages and backgrounds about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Once the Museum opened in 1997, the Associates continued to help raise the necessary funds to provide the groundbreaking exhibitions and thought-provoking public programs that our audiences have come to expect.
Today, the Associates of the Museum continue this legacy as a multigenerational group dedicated to furthering the Museum’s important work. Through participation in various committees of the Board of Trustees, the Associates work closely with Museum leadership to help develop signature benefit events and dynamic programming for individuals and families.
If you are interested in learning more about the Associates of the Museum, contact Ilana Lewin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.437.4301.
Click here to view a list of upcoming Museum benefit events.
Associates of the Museum Board
Howard Butnick (Emeritus)
Marian Klein Feldt
Helene Kener Gray (Co-Chair)
Rita Lerner (Emeritus)
Michael J. Roberts
Ayelet A. Rosenfeld
Stacey Saiontz (Co-Chair)
Seth Weisleder (Co-Chair)