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Gala event: “A Toast to Freedom!”

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Toast to Freedom!-4

Come join us at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in a beautiful setting next to the Statue of Liberty for a gala luncheon — “A Toast to Freedom!” — to benefit the Sousa Mendes Foundation. The Master of Ceremonies is actor Michel Gill (“House of Cards”), the son and grandson of Sousa Mendes visa recipients. Honoring Congressman Jerry Nadler among others. Live musical performance of highlights from “Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides” with tenor Benjamin Sloman as Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Michel Gill narrating as his twin brother César, soprano Marina Harris as Angelina de Sousa Mendes, tenor Gilad Paz as Salazar, Pedro da Silva on Portuguese guitar, and the composer Neely Bruce at the piano. Flowers provided by Amy’s Greenhouse.

Gala committee:

Leah Sills, Chair

Joan Halperin

Robert Jacobvitz

Monique Rubens Krohn

Olivia Mattis

Andrea Pagano

Dan Subotnik



October 29
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY United States
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