Members Only, Docent tour of The Holocaust Museum Los Angeles


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Date(s) - November 19, 2023
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

docents Aviyah Farkas and Ronnie Wexler

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JGSLA’s  November 19th  meeting– a guided tour

On or before Nov 13th, please send an RSVP to President Laura Gold if you are going to attend.

Program Description:  Aviyah Farkas and Ronnie Wexler docents at the Holocaust Museum LA, the oldest Holocaust Museum in the United States, have invited the members of JGSLA to a private tour.

Holocaust Museum LA, formerly known as Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, is a museum located in Pan Pacific Park within the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, California.  Founded in 1961 by Holocaust survivors, Holocaust Museum LA is the oldest museum of its kind in the United States. Its mission is to commemorate those murdered in the Holocaust, honor those who survived, educate about the Holocaust, and inspire a more dignified and humane world.  Holocaust Museum LA opened its permanent subterranean building in Pan Pacific Park in October, 2010.
The juxtaposition of the physical building and the surrounding park is a key component in the architectural design of the building.  The museum is divided into three spaces: the internal museum space, the Goldrich Family Foundation Children’s Memorial, and the outdoor Martyrs Memorial.

The tour will begin promptly at 1:30. Please arrive by absolute latest 1:25 pm on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023.
On or before Nov 13th, please send an RSVP to President Laura Gold if you are going to attend.
We will meet at the Museum entrance where there are 6 large pillars, the docents will meet us there. (Museum address is 100 The Grove Drive, but main entrance is through Pan Pacific Park – see map attached.)   Sundays there is technically no charge for Museum entrance, but Ronnie and I always request that our guests please give generously to support the Museum’s activities.  There is a donation box once we enter.
PARKING:  Pan Pacific Park has parking in their recreation area, near the this lot can be accessed off Beverly Blvd.  There is also ample parking in the parking lot at The Grove, which is right across the street from the Museum.  You will receive a Museum Visitor sticker, and when you leave The Grove’s parking lot, this sticker will avail you of a reduced rate of $10.00 for parking there.
A map of Pan Pacific Park and parking options is attached.
Biography about our docents:

Aviyah Farkas:
is an award winning author of Overcoming Deepest Grief, A Woman’s Journey : She has won the 2022 Silver Nautilus Award; 2022 Finalist Readers’ Choice Book Award- 5 Star Review; 2nd Place and Honorable Mention from The

My father was a Holocaust Survivor, having been placed in Forced Labor in Hungary from 1941 to 1944. After experiencing several near-death escapes he was finally able to hide in our family apartment.   With the help of my mother, he was survived until the Russians liberated Budapest in January 1945.
Needless to say, the Holocaust is the seminal event of my life.  I have been a Docent at HMLA since 2019.

Ronnie Wexler: I worked in the movie business for 41 years where she had the most wonderful career. So glad I’m now a docent at the Holocaust Museum LA.