—Program on Thursday, June 17 also features a mixologist, Young Friends Board Members Danielle Posner and Emily Knapp, and more—

New York, NY — Young Friends of the Museum at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will host its annual Sunset Soiree virtually on Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 PM ET. The interactive fundraising event will feature Museum Trustee and Orphan of the Holocaust, Dr. Ruth Westheimer in conversation with NBC 4 New York Anchor, Adam Kuperstein.

This year, hundreds of attendees will gather virtually for the event, which will support the Museum’s efforts to serve as a beacon for education about antisemitism and bigotry through the lessons of the Holocaust. Event committee members are: Jodie Anysz, Sonja Cabasso, Alyssa Greengrass, Lauren Eisler, Emily Knapp, and Danielle Posner. The event’s Gold Sponsor is the Elias A. Cohen Foundation.

Young Friends is a membership group of young professionals (ages 21-39) who are involved in an array of dynamic programming that celebrates Jewish heritage and preserves Holocaust memory. Visit https://mjhnyc.org/membership/young-friends/ to become a member.

Tickets ($72 for Young Friends Members; $100 for non-Members) are available at https://mjhnyc.org/sunsetsoiree.

The event also will include a special segment with acclaimed mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer and an online silent auction, and each ticket comes with a raffle entry for a phone call with Dr. Ruth. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase.

Currently, the Museum is open three days per week—Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and with limited hours, from 10 AM to 5 PM. General admission, timed-entry tickets purchased online in advance allow access to all Museum galleries. On the other days, the Museum deep cleans all public spaces. For more information regarding the Museum’s safety and visitor guidelines, visit mjhnyc.org/visitor-information. The Museum also will provide detailed information on planning a visit and updates on its website at mjhnyc.org.

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 more than 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.

Currently on view is Ordinary Treasures: Highlights from the Museum of Jewish Heritage Collection and Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony.

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