Myra Wolfgang Awards 2021 - A Virtual Gala

This event is an opportunity to celebrate the community we’ve built together, honor some of our extraordinary community members, and raise money to continue our important work. Join us for Detroit Jews for Justice's 2021 Myra Wolfgang Awards, a virtual gala on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Art by Olivia Guterson

Organizing is slow and steady work. Events like the Myra Wolfgang Awards are bright moments within our hard working DJJ community for joy, connection and pride. The Myra Wolfgang Planning Committee is excited to invite you to this virtual gala where together we can celebrate and honor our amazing partners in organizing towards racial and economic justice in Detroit.

We are proud to announce the 2021 Myra Wolfgang Honorees:

  • Julie Hurwitz, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Rudy (Ruthven) Simons, Peace and Human Rights Activist
  • Detroit Disability Power, Disability Rights Organization

The evening will include a cultural program with contributions from Detroit artists, including:

  • visual art by Olivia Guterson
  • a musical performance by pianist Ian Fink
  • a poetry reading by the TETRA Art Collective

The event will be hosted by Zak Rosen, creator of famed podcast the Best Advice Show.

A fundraising online auction will open on Monday April 26th and close at the end of our virtual event on Tuesday, May 4th. Keep your eye out for some truly amazing deals and steals from our generous community!


Ticket Information (Prices are on a sliding scale)
$36.00 1 ticket – Mensch
$72.00 1 ticket – Haberes buenos (Good news!)
$180.00 1 ticket – Rodef Tzedek (Pursuing justice!)

Join our Host Committee!

We are delighted to invite you to become a member of our Host Committee to make it a success, and we hope that you will attend. Here’s how Host Committee members will be able to support our exciting event and ongoing work:

1. Purchase a ticket at one of the host levels on behalf of yourself, or an organization
2. Invite your colleagues, friends, and neighbors to purchase tickets at a guest or host level

We hope that your generous investment sparks or maintains a long and satisfying journey of annual support of our work.

Host committee levels:

Trailblazer $360.00 Receive 3 tickets + a program listing as a Trailblazer
Champion $540.00 Receive 4 tickets + a program listing as a Champion
Visionary $720.00 Receive 5 tickets + a program listing as a Visionary
Phenom $1000.00 Receive 6 tickets + a program listing as a Phenom

If you prefer to give by check or through a charitable fund, please send a check addressed to "Detroit Jews for Justice" to the following address:

Detroit Jews for Justice
440 Burroughs, Suite 625
Detroit, MI 48202

The deadline for Host Committee is Friday, April 23rd, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Blythe Kim at [email protected] or (248) 961-2549.

A link to attend the virtual event will be emailed one hour before the event's start. The event will have a live ASL interpreter. If you or your guests require other accessibility accommodations, please email Blythe at [email protected] or call (248) 961-2549.

May 04, 2021 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Blythe Kim · · (248) 961-2549

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Will you come?

$1,000.00 Join the Host Committee as a Phenom!
Receive 6 tickets + a program listing as a Phenom
$720.00 Join the Host Committee as a Visionary!
Receive 5 tickets + a program listing as a Visionary
$540.00 Join the Host Committee as a Champion!
Receive 4 tickets + a program listing as a Champion
$360.00 Join the Host Committee as a Trailblazer!
Receive 3 tickets + a program listing as a Trailblazer
$180.00 Rodef Tzedek
1 ticket to pursue justice!
$72.00 Haberes buenos
1 ticket to bring that good news!
$36.00 Mensch
1 ticket! What a mensch! Such integrity! Such honor!

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  • Blythe Kim
    published this page 2021-03-19 12:47:11 -0400