#WeRemember | #nycReadsNight

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 3 P.M.- 8 P.M.

Produced by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Featuring Elisha Wiesel, Andre Aciman, Ambassador Dani Dayan – Consul General of Israel in New York, French Ambassador François Delattre, Tovah Feldshuh, Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, David Hyde Pierce, Bill T. Jones, Daniel and Nina Libeskind, Sheila Nevins, Itzhak Perlman, Ron Rifkin, Geraldo Rivera, Daryl Roth, Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and many others.

Luminaries, friends, and community leaders pay tribute to Elie Wiesel in a community reading of Wiesel’s seminal work, Night.


In order of appearance

Michael S. Glickman, President & CEO, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Abraham H. Foxman, Museum Vice Chair and Director, The Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, Rabbi and Author

David Hyde Pierce, Emmy and Tony-Award Winning Film, Television and Broadway Actor and Director

Alice Greenwald, President & CEO, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Samuel Norich, President & Chief Executive Officer, the Forward

David S. Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States

Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

Nachum Segal, Host of JM in the AM and President of NSN Network

Tovah Feldshuh, Award-Winning Actor, Singer, Director, and Playwright

Commissioner James O’Neill, New York City Police Department

Sheldon Harnick, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning Playwright/Lyricist

Daryl Roth, Broadway Producer

Andzelika Berestko, Student

Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

Jay O. Sanders and Maryanne Plunkett, Broadway Actors

Jacqueline Murekatete, Founder,Genocide Survivors Foundation

Ilia Salita, President and CEO, Genesis Philanthropy Group

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Author, Educator, and Holocaust Survivor

Shari Hyman, President & COO, Battery Park City Authority

Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher, The Jewish Week

Aqsa Naz, Student

Chancellor Carmen Farina, New York City Department of Education

Commissioner Joshua Laird, National Parks of New York Harbor

Morris Vogel, President, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Blu Greenberg, Author

Joel Grey,Tony, Oscar, and Golden Globe Award-Winning Actor

Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films

Eugenie Mukeshimana, Founder & Executive Director, Genocide Survivors Support Network
Geraldo Rivera, Award-Winning Journalist, Author, and Media Personality

Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies, Iona College

Ann Curry, Television Journalist

Elmore James, Broadway Actor, Star of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Soul to Soul

Dr. Mary Boys, Professor and Dean, Union Theological Seminary/ Columbia University

Shira Averbuch, Actor, Singer, and Songwriter

Joseph M. Mace, Actor, National Yiddish Theatre’s production of The Golden Bride

Aaron Lansky, Founder and President, Yiddish Book Center

Brita Wagener, Consul General of Germany

Edward Rothstein, Critic at Large, The Wall Street Journal

Josh Morrison, Student

Michael Baran, Holocaust Survivor

Jeanette Friedman-Sieradski, Holocaust/Human Rights Educator and Writer

Shira Averbuch, Actor, Singer, and Songwriter

Stephanie Simon, Arts Reporter, NY1

Muhammed Drammeh, Student

Eliot Spitzer, Former Governor of New York

Jessica Hecht, Tony Award-Nominated Broadway and Television Actor

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Holocaust Survivor, and Sex Therapist, Media Personality, and Author

Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York

Itzhak Perlman, Preeminent Violinist

Bruce Ratner, Chairman, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine, Writer, Lecturer, and Social Justice Activist

Adam Gopnik, Journalist, New Yorker

Architect Daniel Libeskind and Nina Libeskind

Pia Lindstrom, Television and Radio Journalist

Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director, Zamir Choral Foundation

Joseph Berger, Author and Award-Winning Journalist at The New York Times

André Aciman, Author and Professor, CUNY Graduate Center

Yuh-Line Niou, New York State Assembly Member, 65th District

Susanne Kaplowitz, Holocaust Survivor

Dr. Eva Fogelman, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author

Bronia Brandman, Holocaust Survivor and Author

Joseph M. Mace, Actor, National Yiddish Theatre’s production of The Golden Bride

Bill T Jones, Artistic Director/Co-Founder/Choreographer of New York Live Arts and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane

Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Leah Klapholz, Holocaust Survivor

Consolee Nishimwe, Author and Rawandan Genocide Survivor

Georgette Bennett, President and Founder, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Ellen Burstyn, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Award-Winning Actor

Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief, Forward

Ron Rifkin, Emmy and Tony Winning Television and Broadway Actor

Closing Remarks
Elisha Wiesel reads Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, delivered on December 10, 1986 in Oslo, Norway.