Each year the Museum holds several major fundraising events that help to support the institution's mission of preserving Jewish history and its rich heritage.
For more information about Museum benefit events, please contact Rachel Birch at 646.437.4253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
24th Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 11 A.M.
Hanna Wechsler, Holocaust survivor and member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau, will be the guest speaker. Born in Poland, Hanna and her family were imprisoned in the Krakow ghetto until Hanna’s mother obtained 11 sets of false papers to help them escape. They were abandoned by guides in Romania and turned over to German soldiers by a group of shepherds. Hanna and her mother were sent to Auschwitz and her father to Dachau. Miraculously, the family reunited at home in Poland after liberation from the camps. A portion of the proceeds from the Luncheon benefit the Museum Community Fund, which provides admission and transportation to those who otherwise could not visit the Museum. A silent auction will be held during the pre-luncheon reception.
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20th Annual Heritage Dinner
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30 -9:30 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
This year’s dinner will honor Diane von Furstenberg, acclaimed American fashion designer. Born in Brussels, Belgium to her Romanian-born father and Greek-born Holocaust survivor mother, Ms. von Furstenberg has spoken broadly about her mother’s influence in her life, crediting her with teaching her that “Fear is not an option.” Guests will have access to all the Museum’s spaces, including the core and special exhibitions. The program will be highlighted by the presentation of the Heritage Award to our honoree in Edmond J. Safra Hall.
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27th Annual Generation to Generation Dinner
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sponsored by the Museum's Associates and Young Friends, this event brought together Holocaust survivors, their families, and friends to pay tribute to the six million Jews who perished, while honoring those individuals who survived to rebuild their families and communities. This year's dinner featured the story of Martin Greenfield. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1928, Martin was in Auschwitz during the Holocaust and was liberated from Birkenau by the American Army. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 at the age of 19. In New York, he began working for GGG Clothiers and in 1977, he bought the company and renamed it Martin Greenfield Clothiers. He has made suits for many celebrities, including three presidents. He remains in business today with his two sons by his side. The online Commemorative Journal was screened for our guests.
View the 2015 Commemorative Journal >
Summer Golf Outing
Thursday, June 11, 2 P.M. Tee Off
Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, NY
The Museum's Golf Outing at Glen Oaks Club, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Abby and Andrew May, included lunch, golf, cocktails and a sumptuous buffet dinner. Co-chaired by Museum Trustees Howard J. Butnick and Simon Bergson, and Associates Board member Paul Brensilber, the benefit event was enjoyed by 33 golfers and raised $40,000.
Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner
Monday, June 1, 2015, 5:30 -9:30 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner, held on June 1, raised over $300,000, a record for this event. The dinner honored Sigmund A. Rolat, Chairman of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, North American Council. The program included remarks from David G. Marwell, Stan Skalka who chaired the dinner, and Mr. Rolat, and concluded with a stunning performance by famed violinist Joshua Bell. The dinner also featured special guests from the United States Service Academies. Captain David Krueger spoke about the effect of the American Service Academies Program on his career in the United States Army and his future graduate work.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:30 -9:30 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The 19th Annual Heritage Dinner, held on May 26, raised more than $1.6 million with 300 guests in attendance. The dinner honored Howard W. Lutnick, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., and BGC Partners, Inc. and was chaired by Barry M. Gosin, Chief Executive Officer of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Edie Lutnick, Co-founder, Officer, and Executive Director of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and sister to the honoree was Emcee. The program included remarks from David G. Marwell, Bruce C. Ratner, Barry M. Gosin, Edie Lutnick, and Mr. Lutnick as he accepted the Heritage Award. The evening concluded with a brilliant performance by Tony Award winning actress LaChanze.
23rd Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 11 A.M.
The 23rd Annual Spring Women's Luncheon was held on Thursday, April 23rd at the Pierre Hotel. Ruth Wachner Pagirsky, Holocaust survivor and member of the Museum's Speakers Bureau, spoke of her experiences posing as a mute Polish Catholic forced laborer on a farm in Germany. Trustees Patti Kenner and Ann Oster, Associates Board Member Stacey Saiontz, Museum Overseer Minna Seitelman and Kathy Gantz co-chaired the event. More than 300 people attended and helped to raise $300,000, a record for this event. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum Community Fund, which provides admission and transportation to those who otherwise could not visit the Museum.
26th Annual Generation to Generation Dinner
Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30 P.M.
Sponsored by the Museum’s Associates and Young Friends, this event brought together Holocaust survivors, their families, and friends to pay tribute to the six million Jews who perished, while honoring those individuals who survived to rebuild their families and communities. The dinner was inspired by the themes of the Museum’s special exhibition, Against the Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees 1933-1941. The extraordinary story of Max Heller, from Vienna, Austria who was helped by a young non-Jewish woman whom he had met in Vienna in 1937 and Jewish shirt company owner from Greenville, South Carolina, was recounted by his daughter Francie Heller. His family escaped to the United States in 1938 and eventually he became the Mayor of Greenville. The online Commemorative Journal was screened for our guests.
View the 2014 Commemorative Journal >
Inaugural FASPE Dinner and Presentation of the 2014 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership
Monday, October 6, 2014 6:30 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum hosted 200 guests at the first FASPE dinner held on October 6. Chaired by Peter J. Sacripanti, Co-Chair of McDermot Will & Emery LLP , the dinner featured Randy Cohen, Original Ethicist of the NY Times Magazine, Anthony Kronman, former Dean of Yale Law School, and Father Michael J. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University. The Inaugural FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership was awarded to Audi and The Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg for demonstrating a high regard for human values and ethics in the professional arena.
FASPE provides graduate students in Business, Journalism, Law, Medicine, and Seminary with an innovative platform to examine contemporary ethics in their professions— using the Holocaust and the conduct of their professions in Nazi Germany as a framework (FASPE.info).