Robert Morgenthau and wife/author
Dr. Ruth Westheimer gets a boost
from Paul Halata, Alan Feldman
and Gabriel Erem
Rita Lerner and Rosa Strygler
Larry Silverstein and Dr. Ruth with
Rita Lerner and Walter Weiner at
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
D.A. Sends Out A Call,
Puts Mayor On The Ball
EW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg explained why he dropped into the eighth annual Heritage dinner of the Museum of Jewish Heritage: “The D.A. called. As I never want to see him in a professional capacity, I decided to come.”
Many other notables heeded the call of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau to come to the dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria. Emcee Jerry Speyer announced that more than $1 million was raised.
Among the guests were Mercedes-Benz USA president Paul Halata, Goldman Sachs International vice president Robert Hormats, real estate magnate Larry Silverstein, PR honcho Howard Rubenstein, Lifestyles publisher Gabriel Erem and philanthropist Rosa Strygler, museum director/CEO Dr. David G. Marwell and trustees Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Judah Gribetz, Rita Lerner and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
The first exhibit in the museum’s newly opened Robert Morgenthau Wing is Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War.
Morgenthau, who earned two Bronze Stars during the war, served as lieutenant commander of a ship.
“The new wing,” Bloomberg noted, “is the first construction downtown after the tragedy of 9/11. We have to continue to fight terrorism and you are continuing the fight.”