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.


Upcoming Events

25th Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Pierre Hotel

2 East 61st Street, New York City

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Reception and Silent Auction

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Luncheon and Program

For more information, please contact Rita Iosefson at riosefson@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4225.

Past Events

Real Estate and Allied Trades Luncheon
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M.
4 World Trade Center

The Museum of Jewish Heritage held its inaugural Real Estate and Allied Trades Luncheon honoring the Silverstein Family. Larry and Klara Silverstein, Roger Silverstein, and Lisa Silverstein and Tal Kerret were saluted for their contributions to our city’s development and growth.

To learn about the event, please click here.

To learn about the Real Estate and Allied Trades Division, please contact Susanna Cohen at scohen@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4301.


Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Museum of Jewish Heritage

Nearly 300 guests gathered at the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Dinner to honor Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, orphan of the Holocaust, sniper in the Haganah, and psychosexual therapist. Guests enjoyed entertainment by Jake Ehrenreich and met and heard from special guests from the United States Service Academies. The program featured remarks by AJC Chairman Simon Bergson, MJH Chairman Bruce Ratner, Leora Einleger - granddaughter of the honoree, and Dr. Ruth as she accepted an award specially created for her by LALIQUE.

20th Annual Heritage Dinner
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage honored Diane von Furstenberg at the 20th Annual Heritage Dinner on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Andy Cohen emceed the event and there were special performances by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the comedian Gad Elmahleh who toasted his friend. The program also included remarks by Elissa Schein, The Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau, and Diane von Furstenberg as she accepted the Heritage Award. The event raised almost $1 million to benefit Museum education programs and had nearly 300 guests in attendance.

24th Annual Spring Women’s Luncheon
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Pierre Hotel

The 24th Annual Spring Women's Luncheon was held on Thursday, March 31st at the Pierre Hotel. Hanna Wechsler, Holocaust survivor and member of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau, spoke movingly of her experiences of a path of hiding, escape, imprisonment, and ultimately liberation. 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 nearly $300,000. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum Community Fund, which provides admission and transportation to those who otherwise could not visit the Museum


27th Annual Generation to Generation Dinner
Thursday, November 12, 2015

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. This year's dinner featured the story of Martin Greenfield. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1928, Martin was in Auschwitz during the Holocaust and was liberated from Birkenau by the American Army. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 at the age of 19. In New York, he began working for GGG Clothiers and in 1977, he bought the company and renamed it Martin Greenfield Clothiers. He has made suits for many celebrities, including three presidents. He remains in business today with his two sons by his side. The online Commemorative Journal was screened for our guests.
View the 2015 Commemorative Journal >

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

Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, NY

The Museum's Golf Outing at Glen Oaks Club, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Abby and Andrew May, included lunch, golf, cocktails and a sumptuous buffet dinner. Co-chaired by Museum Trustees Howard J. Butnick and Simon Bergson, and Associates Board member Paul Brensilber, the benefit event was enjoyed by 33 golfers and raised $40,000.



TOP LEFT: Generation to Generation Dinner Co-Chairs Evelyn Goldfeier, Rita Lerner, Ann Oster, and Marilyn Rosen.. Photo by Melanie Einzig. TOP RIGHT: Trustees Jeff Tabak, The Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer at a Museum dinner. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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