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September 12 - 13, 2018
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Ticket Price:
$175 per ticket for the Mission Trip. Kennedy Center tickets are an additional fee.

US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024


Fee Required Fee Required
25th Anniversary Midwest Mission Trip
Mission Trip

Wednesday, September 12, 1 p.m.–Thursday, September 13, 2 p.m.

Diane and Hal Gershowitz
Annette and Ted Lerner

Join us for a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for two days of educational programming, behind the scenes tours, and a performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, by world-renowned pianist and author Mona Golabek at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Through her music Mona tells the story of her mother, a talented pianist, who was one of the Jewish children brought to England as part of the Kindertransport

This special opportunity will include:
• Behind-the-scenes access to the Museum and insider briefings from senior Museum leadership
• Tour of the Museum’s new special exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust, and a briefing by its curator: Dr. Daniel Greene, adjunct professor of history, Northwestern University
• Visit to the state-of-the-art David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center
• Kennedy Center performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek, daughter of a Holocaust survivor and featured speaker at the 2013 Chicago Luncheon

The program fee of $175 includes program materials, select meals, and ground transfers.

This fee does NOT include ticket price for Kennedy Center performance by Mona Golabek (which is $57.70 per person).  

Purchase your Kennedy Center tickets here at the special group rate of $57.70 per ticket.  Participants should ask for tickets in the USHMM group block.  Tickets must be purchased by July 1st in order to sit in the USHMM block and receive the special group rate.  After July 1st participants will have to wait until July 15th when the tickets are available to the public.

Travel and lodging costs are additional.

The Museum has reserved a room block at the Watergate Hotel (2650 Virginia Avenue, NW) at the rate of $325 per night from September 11 to 14. To book your room, call the hotel directly at 202.827.1600 or use the website. Reservations must be made by Thursday, August 16, in order to receive the group rate. Please mention that you are in the room block for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. If you’d like to stay extra nights, you’ll need to call the hotel for additional assistance. Reserve now; space is limited. Please arrange your own travel to Washington.

Midwest Regional Office

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