Moment Magazine recently held its 40th anniversary gala at the French Embassy in Washington, DC, a benefit for Moment (co-founded by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and the late Leonard Fein) and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative project. GRAMMY Award-winning piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman channeled his grief over the tragedy in Paris as he played Schumann, Prokofiev and Chopin. Following his emotional performance, Bronfman accepted the 2015 Moment Magazine Creativity Award.
NPR host Ari Shapiro stepped in as emcee for All Things Considered senior host Robert Siegel, who was sent to cover events unfolding in Paris. Violinist Daniel Heifetz performed the theme from Schindler’s List and “Yiddish Fantasy” in honor of the awardees, including Annie S. Totah, winner of the International Cultural Ambassador Award; Robert Schattner, winner of the Inventor Award; and Tamara Handelsman, winner of the Outstanding Leadership Award.
More than 250 guests and high-ranking diplomats attended a moving evening marking 40 years of independent, thought-provoking journalism—no small feat for a magazine. Click here to see more photos from the event.
Remembering Rabbi Harold S. White:
Moment’s 40th Anniversary cover exhibition: