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 Rachel Birch, at 646.437.4253 or rbirch@mjhnyc.org.

Upcoming Events

Heritage Dinner

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:30 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The 19th Annual Heritage Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  The dinner will honor Howard W. Lutnick, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., and BGC Partners, Inc. Barry M. Gosin, Chief Executive Officer of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will be the Dinner Chairman. Remarks will be made by Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director & CEO, Bruce Ratner, Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Lutnick as he accepts the Heritage Award.


Click here to purchase tickets for the dinner. Sponsor Circles starting at $10,000 are also available. For more information, please contact Rachel Birch at 646.437.4253 or rbirch@mjhnyc.org.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner

Monday, June 1, 2015, 5:30 -9:30 P.M.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Dinner will take place Monday, June 1st at 5:30 P.M., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and will honor Sigmund A. Rolat, Chairman of the Museum of the History of Polish Jewish, North American Council.

Click here to purchase tickets for the dinner. For more information, please contact Erica Marcus at 646.437.4224 or emarcus@mjhnyc.org.

Summer Golf Outing
Thursday, June 11, 2 P.M. Tee Off

Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, NY

This event, co-chaired by Paul Brensilber, and Trustees Howard Butnick and Simon Bergson includes lunch before tee-off, golf, cocktails, and light dinner following. The event is made possible by the generous support of Abby and Andrew May. Space is limited.

Click here to purchase tickets for the outing. For more information, please contact Shari Segel at 646.437.4322 or ssegel@mjhnyc.org.


Past Events

23rd Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 11 A.M.

Pierre Hotel

The 23rd Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon was held on Thursday, April 23rd at the Pierre Hotel. Ruth Wachner Pagirsky, Holocaust survivor and member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau, spoke of her experiences posing as a mute Polish Catholic forced laborer on a farm in Germany. Trustees Patti Kenner and Ann Oster, Associates Board Member Stacey Saiontz, Museum Overseer Minna Seitelman and Kathy Gantz co-chaired the event. More than 300 people attended and helped to raise $300,000, a record for this event. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum Community Fund, which provides admission and transportation to those who otherwise could not visit the Museum.

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 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. The dinner was 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 extraordinary story of Max Heller, from Vienna, Austria who was helped by a young non-Jewish woman whom he had met in Vienna in 1937 and Jewish shirt company owner from Greenville, South Carolina, was recounted by his daughter Francie Heller.   His family escaped to the United States in 1938 and eventually he became the Mayor of Greenville.  The online Commemorative Journal was screened for our guests.

View the 2014 Commemorative Journal >

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

Monday, October 6, 2014 6:30 PM

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum hosted 200 guests at the first FASPE dinner held on October 6. Chaired by Peter J. Sacripanti, Co-Chair of McDermot Will & Emery LLP , the dinner featured Randy Cohen, Original Ethicist of the NY Times Magazine, Anthony Kronman, former Dean of Yale Law School, and Father Michael J. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University.  The Inaugural FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership was awarded to Audi and The Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg 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).

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.


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.







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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