Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Mayim Bialik are scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at a virtual celebration of Marion Wiesel’s 90th birthday, we hear.
The event — held on International Holocaust Remembrance Day — is being hosted by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Women’s International Zionist Organization, and will also include a musical performance by Idan Raichel.
The celebration will honor Marion’s living legacy, including her work alongside her late husband, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, to establish the Beit Tzipora Centers in Israel. The Wiesels founded the centers in the 1990s — in memory of Elie’s sister Tzipora, who died in the Holocaust — to support the education of Ethiopian-Israeli children and families.
The Centers are now managed by the Women’s International Zionist Organization and provide educational services and programs for over 700 children annually.
“We are thrilled that so many dear friends are coming together to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday, and her life’s work fighting intolerance and injustice and supporting education and equality,” said Elisha Wiesel, Marion and Elie’s son, in a statement. He added, “There is no 90th birthday present that could be more meaningful for my mother.”