Simon Wiesenthal Center

Amount: 
$125,000
Year: 
2011
Field of Interest: 
Religious Life
Program Name: 
iAct Impact
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism; promotes human rights and dignity; stands with Israel; and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. 

Grant Purpose: 

iAct Impact uses a multimedia educational approach to help students and faculty on college campuses confront hate speech and anti-Semitism.

The toxic anti-Israel climate especially on California campuses compelled the Simon Wiesenthal Center to develop a dynamic interactive top-down tolerance training program geared toward the chancellors, deans, faculty and students, who influence campus climate and effect campus policy. Something has to change.

Rabbi Meyer H. May
Executive Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center