2019 Museum at Eldridge Street Gala

Broadway titans will take the stage at Bryant Park Grill on Wednesday, November 6, for the Museum at Eldridge Street’s annual gala. In celebration of over a century of Jewish brilliance in arts and entertainment, the lively night will honor Alan Menken, the virtuosic composer, songwriter, and producer. The Museum will also honor longtime docent Roberta Berken. Guests from the screen and stage, as well as Museum supporters, will enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner and performances by some of Broadway’s best. An award ceremony will conclude the evening.


For more information about tables and tickets,
please contact Eva Bruné at

212.219.0888 x202 or

$25,000 Macher Table
Yiddish for “Big Shot”
Priority table for ten and a Platinum ad
in the evening’s virtual journal
$24,250 is tax-deductible

$15,000 Mensch Table
Yiddish for “A Person of Integrity”
Priority table for ten and a Gold ad
in the evening’s virtual journal
$14,250 is tax-deductible

$10,000 Maven Table
Yiddish for “An Expert”
Table for ten and a Silver ad in the
evening’s virtual journal
$9,250 is tax-deductible

$1,000 Mishpocha Individual Ticket
Yiddish for “Family”
Dinner and a listing in the
evening’s virtual journal
$925 is tax-deductible


Please contact Nancy Johnson at
212.219.0888 x206 or

Ads will be featured on the Museum’s website and during the evening of the gala. Ads must be reserved by October 12 and delivered by October 19.

$ 25,000 PLATINUM AD
$ 15,000 GOLD AD
$ 10,000 SILVER AD
$5,000 BRONZE AD
$ 1,800 PATRON AD




Lisa Africk
Lorinda Ash
Shula Bahat
Ray Connors
David Dossick
David Eng
Mindy and Laurence Friedman
Arlene Goldfarb
Roberta Brandes Gratz
Jeffrey R. Gural
Sandy and Lenny Haiken
Lauri Halderman
Marsha and Neil Lawner
Max Leifer
Judi and Bob Mate
Jonathan Mechanic
Mark Jay Mirsky and Inger Johanne Mirsky
David Moore
Mik Moore
Deborah Ugoretz and Samuel Norich
Diane Rosenstein and Paul Rich
Richard Rabinowitz and Lynda B. Kaplan
David Silver
Suzanne Slesin
Richard Soden
Nancy and Ken Stein
Michele Cohn Tocci
Tai-Chin Tung
Ester Fuchs and Daniel Victor
Helene and Steven Walsey
Michael Weinstein
Jeffrey Wilks
Judith and Stanley Zabar
Ray Kurdzeil and Howard Zar

As of August 20, 2019

ALAN MENKEN is a world-renowned composer of such stage musicals as God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and The BeastA Christmas CarolThe Little MermaidSister Act, Leap of FaithNewsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, A Bronx Tale and Hercules. His film work includes The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast (Animated)NewsiesAladdinPocahontas,The Hunchback of Notre DameHerculesEnchanted, Tangled, Sausage Party, Beauty and The Beast (Live Version) and Aladdin (Live Version). His television credits include Sesame StreetLincolnThe Neighbors, GalavantTangled. He is the recipient of a 2012 TONY Award, 8 Oscars ®, 11 Grammy® Awards, 7 Golden Globes, among many others. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (and also received the Johnny Mercer Award), and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He holds Doctorates from NYU and the North Carolina School of the Arts. His upcoming projects include the Live Version of The Little Mermaid film and the Off Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horror.

ROBERTA BERKEN has served as a docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street for more than 19 years. Her extensive knowledge of Lower East Side history and the Museum serves her well as Master Docent, where she advises and trains new docents to lead tours and guide visitors through the Museum’s landmark building, the National Historic Landmark 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. Roberta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College and a Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She is a certified diplomate in Social Work for the State of New York, and served as the Social Work Coordinator at Huntington Hospital where she evaluated, coordinated and provided services for Oncology, Psychiatric and Dialysis patients and their families. She has been awarded by Hadassah and the American Red Cross for her work. Roberta served as a first responder after the attacks on September 11, 2001.