THE BLUE CARD ANNUAL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
E. Robert Goodkind and Zach Lonstein to be Honored
and Rabbi David Saperstein to deliver keynote address
The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization dedicated
to aiding destitute Holocaust survivors, will hold its 78th
Anniversary Benefit and auction at the Morgan Library and
Museum (225 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10016) on
Monday, October 22, 2012. The Benefit will commemorate the
100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg by paying tribute to
the leadership of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.
The anticipated keynote address will be delivered by Rabbi
David Saperstein. Mr. E. Robert Goodkind will receive the
annual Richard Holbrooke Award for Social Justice, presented
by Kati Marton. Mr. Zach Lonstein will receive the Max. L.
Heine Humanitarian Award, presented by Shoshanna Lonstein
Gruss. Both honorees will be recognized and commended for
their dedication to the mission of The Blue Card. Patricia
Lenkov will serve as the event’s Chairperson.
The evening will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, a
silent auction and a special performance by cabaret artist
Stevie Holland. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm and the
dinner will begin at 7:00pm. Dietary laws will be observed.
Individual tickets start at $350, and tables at $3,000. To
purchase tickets, please contact The Blue Card at (212)
About The Blue Card
The Blue Card was established by the Jewish Community in
Germany in the early 1930s. When first established, the
purpose of The Blue Card was to help Jews who were being
affected by Nazi persecution through loss of jobs and other
forms of oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was
reestablished in the United States to continue bringing aid
to refugees of Nazi persecution who were resettling in
America. After the Holocaust, the mission of the
organization was expanded to help survivors of the Shoah
from all European countries. The Blue Card continues its
work, and reaches needy Holocaust survivors every day.