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2022 Western Region Tribute Event


Eighty years after mass killing began during the Holocaust, antisemitism and misuse of this history are on the rise—from violent attacks that make headline news to physical, verbal, and online assaults that often go unreported. These events, part of a larger climate of hatred, remind us of the urgent need to share Holocaust history and convey its continued relevance.

The Museum needs your help as we reimagine Holocaust education in ways that engage new audiences and resonate with young people worldwide. Please register for our special event on March 30 to show your support for our urgent work.

Following current health and safety precautions, we are offering both in-person and virtual attendance options. The virtual event will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. PT. We encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible, especially if you would like to attend our limited-capacity, in-person gathering. We are requesting all guests be fully vaccinated and wear masks when not eating or drinking.

Attend This Event

  • March 30, 2022
  • 6:00 pm —8:30 pm PST
  • The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, California 90210
  • $500 per ticket for in-person; $100 minimum suggested donation per household for virtual event

Featured Guests

Featured Speaker

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes Professor of history and German and Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies (emeritus) at Northwestern University

Peter Hayes chaired the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum from 2014 to 2019 and is a recipient of the Museum’s National Leadership Award.

Dr. Hayes was a professor at Northwestern University for 36 years and won a long series of awards for his teaching. He holds degrees from Bowdoin, Oxford, and Yale and is the author or editor of 13 books and more than 80 articles or book chapters. His publications include prize-winning works on German corporations and the Holocaust, The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies (co-edited with John Roth), How Was It Possible? A Holocaust Reader, and Why? Explaining the Holocaust.


National Tribute Award Honorees

Suzi and Steve Hilton
Suzi and Steve Hilton

The Hiltons are dedicated to honoring the memory of Steve’s father, Holocaust survivor Sam Hilton, and are part of the Museum’s Founders’ Society. Steve is a Western Region Advisor for the Museum and serves on its Collections and Acquisitions Committee.

In addition to being the executive chairman and co-founder of Meritage Homes Corporation, Steve serves on multiple boards, including as chairman of the Banner Health Foundation board. Suzi also holds leadership positions at multiple charities, including recently serving as a vice chair for the American Heart Association Phoenix Heart Ball.

Jane Jelenko
Jane Jelenko

Jane was the first woman partner in the consulting arm of KPMG, where she served for 25 years, and is a past member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Jane continues to hold positions on several corporate and community boards, including SunAmerica Funds and Cathay Bank, and is the founding president and a board member of Center Dance Arts. She is the author of Portraits in Black and White: Holocaust Survivors of Café Europa, a collection of stories and photographs of Holocaust survivors.

The Tramiel Family
The Tramiel Family

Holocaust survivors Jack, z”l, and Helen Tramiel, z”l, were part of the Museum’s Founders Society and instilled in their family a deep commitment to philanthropy. Their children, including son Sam Tramiel and his wife, Tzipi (pictured at left), have carried on their legacy. They’ve been dedicated to the Jewish communities in which they have lived, including Toronto, Hong Kong, Japan, and finally Palo Alto, California, where Sam has held executive positions at Commodore and Atari and is currently a partner in Tramiel Capital.


Event Leadership


Amy and Andrew Cohn Phoenix, Arizona

Andrew Cohn is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and chairs its Finance Committee. He is a real estate and securities investor who also presides over mediation and arbitration proceedings for the Superior Court of Arizona, private parties, and the Arizona Bar Association. He and his wife, Amy, the National Annual Fund chair and Strategic Advancement Committee member, have been actively involved with the Museum for many years and both serve as Western Region Advisors to the Museum. Amy is a space planner/designer who is active with numerous charitable organizations, including serving on the boards of the Arizona Diamondback Foundation and the Barrow Women’s Board.

Amanda Moose and Edward Lazarus Santa Barbara, California

Eddie Lazarus has served on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council since 2017 and is a Western Region Advisor to the Museum. He is a highly acclaimed author and the chief legal officer at Sonos. Previously, he was the chief of staff to the Federal Communications Commission chairman. Amanda Moose worked for The Julia Child Foundation as executive director of the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience from 2019 to 2020 and served in the White House as special assistant to President Obama from 2012 to 2017. Prior to this, she held various roles in Hollywood, including senior vice president at Alphaville, a feature film production company.


Event Committee

In Formation

Laurence Baer+
Adrienne Bavar+
Sonia Breslow+
Sheryl Bronkesh+
Miriam Burhans+
Sylvie and Mark Deutsch+
Shefali Razdan Duggal+
Amy Friedkin+
Jerry Gossel
Judi Gottschalk+
Paul Greenberg
Robert and Debra Kasirer
Julee Landau+
Susan and Bill Levine+
Eric LeVine+
Anika Lorber
Susan Lowenberg+
Steve Lyons+
Susan Marshall
Nancy Mishkin+
Harvey Motulsky+
Bea Nemlaha
Deborah Oppenheimer+
Connie Ostrovsky
Dana Perlman+
Sheryl and Ken Pressberg+
Charlene Repko
Janet and Lenny Rosenblatt+
Dr. Helene Rosenzweig
Tony and Linda Rubin+
Judy Searle+
Jay and Deanie Stein+
Daniel Weiss+
The Torah Sisters (Aviva Covitz, Sharon Darnov, Liz Familian, Nan Goodman, Susan Loewenberg, Celeste Marin, Jan Perry, Janet Dreisen Rappaport, Judith Reichman, Toni Reinis)

+Western Region Advisor
The Western Region Advisors are selected leaders who support and enrich the Museum’s ability to expand its impact and engage with the region’s ten states.

Register For This Event $500 per ticket for in-person; $100 minimum suggested donation per household for virtual event

Press Contacts

Cameron Andrews, Pier Communications

Raymund Flandez, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sponsorship Opportunities

For questions or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Western Regional Office at or 323.207.0671.

Western Regional Office

Western Regional Office

The Western regional office serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Find out more about past programs and how to contact us.