Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Celebrating Shabbat with the Young Friends of the Museum

This blog is by Regina Roper. Regina manages the Young Friends, a group of Jewish professionals (ages 21-40) who are involved in an array of dynamic programming that celebrates Jewish heritage and preserves Holocaust memory.

Last Friday, the Young Friends of the Museum hosted our first-ever Shabbat Dinner. We're very happy to report that the evening, which took place at Darna Restaurant, was a huge success. There was an overwhelming interest in the event and we sold out almost a week before the dinner (so reserve tickets early next time). The night was chock-full of delicious food, friendly faces, and a warm atmosphere.

We were also privileged to have an inspirational guest speaker, Sol Rosenkranz, a Holocaust Survivor involved with the Museum through our Gallery Educators and Speakers Bureau programs. He shared his story of bravery and hope, encouraging our guests to continue the Museum's mission of Holocaust education and remembrance. We finished up the night with a smorgasbord of yummy desserts and socializing. It was a great night and we plan on hosting many more Shabbat Dinners soon. For information on future Young Friends events, including our upcoming Purim Party, visit our website.

Photo: Young Friends celebrate Hanukkah at the Museum. Board members Shoshana Werber (right) and Seth Weisleder (second from right) with two unnamed guests. Photo by Meredith Cooklis.

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