The Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Manhattan will host its annual Sunset Soiree for young professionals, from 21 to 39 years old, on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. The fundraiser returns in person this year for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
The program includes remarks from Jonah Lazowski, a grandson of Holocaust survivors; a silent auction; raffle; DJ entertainment; hors d’oeuvres; and cocktails. There will be a tour of a museum’s exhibition, “Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try,” which highlights never-before-seen works by Holocaust survivor and artist Boris Lurie.
The Young Friends is a group involved in programming that advances the museum’s mission while raising funds to support its work. Throughout the year, the group’s programming provides opportunities for members to interact with and honor Holocaust survivors, explore Jewish life and identity in the context of history and culture, and build community with other members.
Proceeds from the evening ensure the museum can fulfill its mission and serve as a beacon for education about antisemitism and bigotry through the lessons of the Holocaust. Tickets are for sale at mjhnyc.org/sunsetsoiree.