Patti Kenner, Kathy Gantz, Ann Oster, Stacey Saiontz, Minna Seitelman and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust cordially invite you to the

Spring Women's Luncheon Rescheduled

Irene Butter, Holocaust Survivor from Berlin who survived two concentration camps
interviewed by Vanity Fair‘s Marie Brenner.

New Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Online 12PM – 1PM​ Eastern Time

The auction is live and ends Thursday, September 24 at 4 PM.

After the event, all participants will receive a signed copy of Irene’s book Shores Beyond Shores.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kamens at or 646.450.7099


Dr. Irene Hasenberg Butter was born in Berlin and grew up as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Europe. Before coming to the United States in 1945, she survived two concentration camps. Irene has dedicated her life to Holocaust education and peace activism. She is the co-founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Medal & Lecture series at the University of Michigan where she is Professor Emerita of Public Health, one of the founders of Zeitouna, an Arab/Jewish Women’s Dialogue group in Ann Arbor, and has written the memoir Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story.

Irene’s account celebrates the exercising of empathy for others in even the most inhumane conditions, a relevant message in an age where similar hatreds and discrimination rise once again.

Marie BrennerMarie Brenner is the author of seven books and Writer at Large for Vanity Fair. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker, a contributing editor at New York and has won numerous awards for her reporting around the world. Her expose of the tobacco industry, “The Man Who Knew Too Much” was the basis for the 1999 movie The Insider, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. She lives in New York City.


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.

As a place of memory, the Museum enables Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience.

As a public history institution, it offers intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources.

The Museum protects the historical record and promotes understanding of Jewish heritage. It mobilizes memory to teach the dangers of intolerance and challenges visitors—including more than 60,000 schoolchildren a year—to let the painful lessons of the past guide them to envision a world worthy of their futures.


Luncheon Committee Co-Chairs

Patti Kenner*
Kathy Gantz
Ann Oster*
Stacey Saiontz*
Minna Seitelman

Luncheon Committee

Diane Schulder Abrams
Linda Adams
Linda & David Altshuler
Claudine Bacher
Denise Benmosche
Stefany Bergson
Debbie Bisno
Sande Breakstone
Elyse Butnick
Debrah Lee Charatan
Ida Cole
Iris Ratner Dart
Lois Deutsch
Madeline Dreifus
Juliette Feffer
Lauren Lebowitz Feldman
Tovah Feldshuh
Marian Klein Feldt*
Nancy Fisher*
Eva Fogelman
Kathy Franklin
Elizabeth Givner
Joan Goldberg
Maggi Sedlis Goldstein
Celina Hecht
Hon. Kathy Hochul
Shelley Holm
Hon. Liz Holtzman
Mary & Peter Kalikow*
Suri Kasirer
Jeane Kraines
Hon. Liz Krueger
Alice Kulick
Karen Lerman
Rita Lerner*
Nancy Lerner
Rita Levy
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
Bernice Manocherian
Amy Goldberg Michel
Susan & Robert P. Morgenthau*
Gladys Pickman*
Eve Rabinovits
Julie Ratner
Alexandra Rosenberg
Jane Sackheim
Gillian Salama-Caro
Joy Sardinsky
Doris Schechter
Stacie Schmidt
Allyne Schwartz
Hon. Rebecca Seawright
Sandra Serebin
Bunny Shestack
Samantha Lerner Silverman
Regina Skyer*
Mia Solow
Alyssa Greengrass Sommer
Susan Stern
Marcia Dickstein Sudolsky
Elizabeth Szancer
Marilyn Tabak
Michele Cohn Tocci*
Dr. Ruth Westheimer*

*Board of Trustees