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2021 JCRC Annual Event
August 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thank you for your interest in supporting the JCRC by purchasing tickets to our 2021 Annual Event. This year’s Annual Event has a smaller capacity than our past events at the downtown Hyatt, and we are unable to sell additional tickets at this time. Please email Lisa Ferrier to be added to our waitlist, and Lisa will follow up with you if a ticket becomes available. As always, we appreciate your generous support. Please click here to make a donation in support of our work.
Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas for an evening at the American Swedish Institute (ASI). Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the courtyard of ASI (weather permitting) and view the exhibition, Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War. We will also have the opportunity to hear Nick Winton share the remarkable story of his father, Sir Nicholas Winton MBE, who saved 669 children via Kindertransport.
About the Speaker:
Nick Winton will present the story of his father, Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on Kindertransports in the nine months leading up to the outbreak of World War II. Nick will share his experience growing up with this remarkable man, learning about ethics, values and the importance of making a contribution to the community in which you live.
Schedule of Events:
5:30 p.m. Courtyard Reception and Exhibit Viewing Inside the Museum
7:00 p.m. Program featuring Nick Winton (Mr. Winton will join the program remotely)
8:00 p.m. Courtyard Reception and Exhibit Viewing
9:00 p.m. Evening Concludes
Weather permitting the reception and modified program will be outside in the American Swedish Institute’s (ASI) beautiful courtyard and lawn, so please dress comfortably. If the weather makes it impractical for us to hold our outside event and should we therefore need to reschedule, we will notify attendees via email by noon on August 11th.
The Kindertransport exhibit will still be open throughout the evening as well as ASI facilities, with masks required when going inside ASI.
We also are now requesting everyone to wear a mask outside when they are not eating or drinking. We will have masks available along with plenty of hand sanitizer. Please also note that for everyone’s safety, our event is open only to those who are fully vaccinated.
There will be small tables with chairs and high tops for small groups, but for everyone’s safety and so that we can maximize social distancing we will not have assigned theatre style seating during the modified program as originally planned. There will, however, be monitors throughout the courtyard affording everyone a view of the program.
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