NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New York's real estate community came together to support the inaugural luncheon of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Real Estate and Allied Trades Division on Thursday, October 27 at 4 World Trade Center honoring Larry and Klara Silverstein, along with their children, Roger Silverstein, Lisa Silverstein and Tal Kerret, for their exemplary commitment to the Museum and leadership in rebuilding Lower Manhattan. The event brought together more than 450 guests and raised over $3.2 million to support the Museum's mission of Holocaust education and remembrance, and efforts to address anti-Semitism.
"The Museum of Jewish Heritage was proud to recognize our beloved Trustee Larry Silverstein and his family, whose extraordinary contributions to building our city has ensured that the Museum's neighborhood of Lower Manhattan will have an enduring legacy for generations to come. Larry is a great American hero and we couldn't be more pleased to honor him," said Bruce C. Ratner, Museum Chairman.
"This point of recognition for the Silverstein family is quite special as we raise funds to support the Museum's future as a world-class Holocaust Museum that serves as a beacon of hope to all New Yorkers and to those who visit from far and wide," said Michael S. Glickman, Museum President & CEO.
The Luncheon host committee was comprised of Milton Cooper (Kimco Realty), Jeffrey J. Feil (The Feil Organization), Winston C. Fisher (Fisher Brothers), Eugene M. Grant (Eugene M. Grant & Company LLC), H. Dale Hemmerdinger (Atco properties & Management, LLC), Peter S. Kalikow (H.J. Kalikow & Co.), George Klein (Park Tower Group), and Bruce C. Ratner (Forest City Ratner Companies).
"My family and I are delighted to support the launch of the Real Estate and Allied Trades Division of this incredible Museum," said Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman of Silverstein Properties and Museum Trustee. "This event was an opportunity for me to bring together the four great passions of my life: my family, my faith, my colleagues in business, and the great Downtown neighborhood the Museum calls home."
The inaugural Museum of Jewish Heritage Real Estate and Allied Trades Luncheon honored the Silverstein family by presenting them with the Founders Award.
About the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Museum educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century—before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Core Exhibition tells the story of modern Jewish life from the perspective of those who lived it. The Museum is also home to Andy Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. In Edmond J. Safra Hall, the Museum offers public programs celebrating the richness of Jewish culture and ideas. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.
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