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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 Shari Segel, at 646.437.4322 or ssegel@mjhnyc.org.

Upcoming Events

Inaugural FASPE Dinner and Presentation of the 2014 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership

Monday, October 6, 2014 6:30 PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Save the date for FASPE’s fall dinner hosted by Randy Cohen, Original Ethicist of the NY Times Magazine and Anthony Kronman, former Dean of Yale Law School. The Inaugural FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership will be awarded to Audi and The Blessed Bernhard Lichtenburg 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).

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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 brings 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 is 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 evening will highlight the extraordinary story of Max Heller, from Vienna, Austria who was helped by a young non-Jewish woman from Greenville, South Carolina whom he had met in Vienna in 1937.  Through her connections, Max and his family escaped to the United States in 1938.  He embraced his adopted hometown and ultimately played an important role in its transformation.   An online commemorative journal accompanies the dinner.  

 

Past Events

Heritage Dinner

Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:30 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The 18th Annual Heritage Dinner, held May 8, raised more than $1 million and was attended by 250 people. Chaired by Museum Chairman Robert M. Morgenthau, the Dinner honored Museum Trustee and philanthropist Lily Safra. The program included remarks from David G. Marwell, Bruce Ratner, Robert M. Morgenthau, and Mrs. Safra as she accepted the Heritage Award. The evening concluded with a brilliant performance by violinist Giora Schmidt.

                       

Spring Women’s Luncheon
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11 AM – 2 PM
The Pierre Hotel

The 22nd Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon was held April 1 at the Pierre Hotel. Hanna Slome, guest speaker, spoke about her experience on a Kindertransport organized by Sir Nicholas Winton. Kathy Gantz, Associates Co-Chair Stacey Saiontz, and Trustees Patti Kenner and Ann Oster chaired this popular event. Proceeds benefit the Museum Community Fund, which provides admission and transportation to those who otherwise could not visit the Museum. A silent auction was held during the pre-luncheon reception. More than 300 guests attended and $265,000 was raised, a record for this event.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 5:30 – 7  PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner honored Stacey and Marc Saiontz, longtime supporters of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The dinner featured special guests from the United States Service Academies. Captain Monica Herrera spoke about the effect of the American Service Academies Program on her leadership as a professor at the Air Force Academy. More than 250 people attended the dinner which raised support for operations of the AJC in Poland.

 

 

25th Annual Generation to Generation Dinner
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Over 375 guests celebrated the 25th anniversary of our Generation to Generation Dinner. Sponsored by the Museum’s Associates and Young Friends, the 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 remarkable story of Holocaust survivor Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, noted philanthropist and Museum Trustee. Click here to view the Commemorative Online Dinner Journal.

An Afternoon of Golf

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 11:30AM

Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale, NY

Guests enjoyed lunch, a game of golf, and a lovely cocktail reception. The event Co-Chairs were Simon Bergson, Steve Berliner, Paul Brensilber, Howard Butnick, Scott Mager,  and Jeffrey Tabak.  This event was made possible by the generous support of Thomas H. Lee.

 

An Afternoon of Golf

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 1:30 PM

Alpine Country Club, Demarest, NJ

Guests will enjoy a game of golf, with lunch provided.  After the game, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be enjoyed with great company in a bucolic setting.   The event Co-Chairs are Simon Bergson, Steve Berliner, Paul Brensilber, Howard Butnick and Jeffrey Tabak.  This event is made possible by the generous support of Scott Mager.  To reserve tickets click here.

JewishGen Spring Brunch

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The JewishGen Brunch on June 2 honored Karen Franklin, Gary Mokotoff, and Lance Ackerfeld, Volunteer of the Year.

 

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner on June 3 honored Howard Gordon, co-creator and producer of Homeland, winner the 2012 Emmy and Golden Globe awards for best tv drama.  The dinner featured special guests from the United States Service Academies.

 

Spring Women’s Luncheon

Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

The Pierre Hotel, Manhattan

Our special guest speaker Sonia Hochman shared her experiences during the Holocaust hiding with her family in underground caves for 511 days. Over 300 guests were captivated by Sonia’s extraordinary story, now featured in the new film No Place on Earth. Guests participated in a silent auction during the pre-luncheon reception followed by a lovely lunch. The event was chaired by Patti Kenner, Ann Oster, Kathy Gantz, and Stacey Saiontz. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum Community Fund, which enables us to provide free or reduced-cost access to school and community groups who are not able to afford Museum admission. 

 

17th Annual Heritage Dinner

Monday May 13, 2013 6:30 P.M.

The Museum was thrilled to host its 17th Annual Heritage Dinner honoring Bertram J. Askwith, Chairman and Founder of Campus Coach Lines and Patti Askwith Kenner, President of Campus Coach Lines and Museum Trustee. The event, which attracts the corporate and business communities, was held throughout the Museum's facilities, allowing guests to explore exhibitions and enjoy spectacular Harbor views. The evening was a great success, enhanced by the incomparable Tovah Feldshuh as the program’s Emcee and a wonderful performance by pianist, Byron Janis.

 

24th Annual Generation to Generation Dinner
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sponsored by the Museum’s Associates and Young Friends, this event brings 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.  Survivor Semone Grossman’s story was recounted by his daughter Erika and her sister, soprano Shana performed, The online Commemorative Journal was screened for our guests. 

To view the 2012 Generation to Generation journal online, click here.

 

 

 

TOP LEFT: Museum leadership at Spring Women's Luncheon. Photo by Melanie Einzig. TOP RIGHT: Trustee and Auschwitz Jewish Center Chairman Simon Bergson with Marcia and Mickey Lyons at a Museum event. Photo by Melanie Einzig.
 

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