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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 Regina Roper, Manager of Special Events, at 646.437.4253 or rroper@mjhnyc.org.

Upcoming Events

18th Annual Heritage Dinner

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

Save the date for the Museum’s 18th Annual Heritage Dinner honoring Museum Trustee Lily Safra. The event, which attracts the corporate and business communities, will be held throughout the Museum's facilities, allowing guests to explore exhibitions and enjoy spectacular Harbor views. The Dinner Chairman is Robert M. Morgenthau.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner

Monday, June 2, 2014
Cocktails 5:30 PM | Tours 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM

Dinner 7 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner will honor Stacey and Marc Saiontz, longtime supporters of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The dinner will feature special guests from the United States Service Academies.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Past Events

22nd Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11 AM – 2 PM
The Pierre Hotel

Join us for the Museum’s 22nd Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon with guest speaker Hanna Slome, who escaped from Czechoslovakia on a Kindertransport organized by humanitarian Nicholas Winton. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction during the pre-luncheon reception followed by a lovely lunch. The event is 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. 

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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