Yiddish Fiddler Cast Will Perform at Blue Card’s 83rd Benefit Gala to Aid Holocaust Survivors

Benefits and Galas   Yiddish Fiddler Cast Will Perform at Blue Card’s 83rd Benefit Gala to Aid Holocaust Survivors
 
Andy Cohen will host the April 8 gala in Manhattan.
Steven  Skybell and Ensemble in Fiddler on the Roof
Steven Skybell and Ensemble in Fiddler on the Roof Victor Nechay/ProperPix

The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors, will hold its 83rd benefit gala April 8 at Center415 in Manhattan.

Bravo producer and host Andy Cohen will emcee the evening, which will feature a performance from the cast of the acclaimed Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof, now playing Off-Broadway's Stage 42.

The evening will also include the presentation of awards to individuals and groups dedicated to supporting the needs of Holocaust survivors and advancing human rights worldwide.

Honorees include Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States; Stanley Bergman and Dr. Marion Bergman of Henry Schein, Inc. and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation; David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former U.K. Foreign Secretary; New York Foundation for Eldercare; and past participants in The Blue Card’s Bnei Mitzvah Project, a program where Bar and Bat Mitzvah students engage with and perform acts of service for survivors. This year will feature special guest Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie and Marion Wiesel. Author, journalist, and human rights advocate Kati Marton will present The Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Social Justice.

The event begins at 6 PM with a cocktail reception, followed by the awards presentation, silent auction, performance, and seated dinner.

The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors living across the United States to help them live their remaining years in dignity and with respect. For more information about tickets and donations visit bluecardfund.org.

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