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Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service
Young Professionals Holocaust Remembrance Day/Yom HaShoah Commemoration on April 24
Preserving the Memory of the Holocaust with the Next Generation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
(New York, NY) — With a focus on how the next generation can ensure that those who perished and survived the Holocaust are never forgotten, young professionals will gather on Holocaust Remembrance Day for Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 P.M. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan, presented in partnership by the Young Friends of the Museum and Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE).
Since 2015, the Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage has partnered with Manhattan Jewish Experience to host the event, which has been at capacity, with more than 300 participants.
A special candle lighting ceremony and memorial service will be followed by an intimate interview with Dr. Moshe Avital, who survived Buchenwald and fought in the Haganah during Israel’s War of Independence. Unique and personal, this discussion not only recounts important personal history, but also places an emphasis on the responsibility of the next generation to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. Opening remarks will be given by the Museum’s President and CEO, Michael S. Glickman and MJE’s Founder and Director, Rabbi Mark Wildes.
In observance of Yom HaShoah, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust honors the indomitable spirit of Holocaust survivors and the memory of the six million Jews who perished by offering free entry to exhibitions, extended hours, and a roster of meaningful programs – with a focus of passing on these stories and history to the next generation – from April 19 to April 30. See the complete schedule at www. mjhnyc.org/remember
What: Stories from a Survivor and Memorial Service
When: Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Where: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan
Who: Young professionals ages 21-39.
Cost: Tickets are $5. Purchase tickets at mjhnyc.org/yomhashoahservice or at the Museum on the day of the event. All proceeds support Holocaust education.
About Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Young Friends of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust are a group of young professionals (ages 21-39) who are involved in an array of dynamic programming that celebrates Jewish heritage and preserves Holocaust memory. Programs range from previews of the Museum’s exhibitions, holiday parties, intimate networking events, and educational programs and special events to honor Holocaust survivors. www.mjhnyc.org/youngfriends
About Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE)
Founded by Rabbi Mark N. Wildes in 1998, Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE) is a warm and open community serving over 10,000 NYC young professionals from their three sites in Manhattan: West Side, East Side and Downtown. Through social, cultural, spiritual and educational events, young men and women can explore Jewish life and meet new people. Their ongoing Shabbat Dinners, Weeknight Classes, Holiday Parties, Weekend Retreats and Trips to Israel attract thousands of 20s and 30s. To learn more visit www.jewishexperience.org or call us at 212.787.9533.
About the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has thrived for nearly two decades along the waterfront of New York Harbor, and was created as a living memorial to those who perished, as well as those who survived, 75 years ago. Established as a place of learning and reflection, a repository for artifacts and information, and a catalyst for dialogue across all age groups about vital lessons of Jewish history, the Museum serves both local and global communities and creates opportunities for diverse audiences to engage with history and to consider its relevance to the present. Since 1997, the Museum of Jewish Heritage has welcomed more than two million visitors. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. www.mjhnyc.org