—Event brings together young professionals for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and breathtaking views of New York Harbor—

(New York, NY)—The Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will host its annual Sunset Soiree on June 16, 2022, at 7 PM ET. The fundraiser returns in person this year for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s program will include remarks from Jonah Lazowski, a grandson of Holocaust survivors; a silent auction; raffle; DJ; hors d’oeuvres; and cocktails.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Museum’s current exhibition, Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, which highlights never-before-seen works from Holocaust survivor and artist Boris Lurie.

Proceeds from the event ensure the Museum can fulfill its timely mission and serve as a beacon for education about antisemitism and bigotry through the lessons of the Holocaust. You can purchase tickets to the event at: mjhnyc.org/sunsetsoiree.

Serving on the Event Committee are: Melissa Berger, Sonja Cabasso, Joanna Cherches, Lauren Eisler, Spencer Gordon, Alyssa Greengrass, Michael Handman, Leya Kaufman, Emily Knapp, Jaclyn Steinbach, and Ben Zurkow.

 The Young Friends of the Museum is a group of young professionals (ages 21-39) involved in programming that advances the Museum’s mission while raising funds to support the Museum’s work. Throughout the year, the group’s programming provides opportunities for members to interact with and honor Holocaust survivors, explore Jewish life and identity in the context of history and culture, and build community with other members.

About The Museum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The third-largest Holocaust museum in the world and the second-largest in North America, the Museum of Jewish Heritage anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage maintains a collection of almost 40,000 artifacts, photographs, documentary films, and survivor testimonies and contains classrooms, a 375-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, a resource center for educators, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The Museum is the home of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and JewishGen.

The Museum’s current offerings include Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, a first of its kind exhibition on the 20th century artist and Holocaust survivor on view through November 6, 2022. The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do will open in the Museum’s main galleries on June 30, 2022.

Each year, the Museum presents over 60 public programs, connecting our community in-person and virtually through lectures, book talks, concerts, and more. For more info visit: mjhnyc.org/events.

In addition, the Museum offers free, pre-recorded virtual lessons for students, taught by a Museum educator, using its Holocaust Curriculum lesson plans. Designed for middle and high school, the lessons, available on demand, allow for student interaction via chat and polls, offer certificates of completion, and resources for additional research. For more information: https://mjhnyc.org/education/virtual-lessons/

The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.