SWC Campus Outreach Receives Jewish Community Foundation Awards in Cutting Edge Grants

 Addressing the New Anti-Semitism: A Multimedia Educational Program for Campuses

2011 Cutting Edge

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

Grant Recipient: Simon Wiesenthal Center
Program: Addressing the New Anti-Semitism: A Multimedia Educational Program for Campuses
Grant Purpose:

Create and deliver  a multimedia educational program for five L.A. college campuses to educate all students on anti-Semitism, confronting hate speech and  adopting dialogue skills.

Award: $125,000  
Website: http://www.wiesenthal.com
Beneficiary: Young Adults-College
Field of Interest: Social Services


The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) was established in 1985 as 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. Programs and customized tours of the Museum of Tolerance reach more than 400,000 people per year. The Campus Outreach Division was created to foster a new awareness of contemporary human rights, social justice and ethics among college students.

Addressing the New Anti-Semitism: A Multimedia Educational Program for Campuses is a multimedia educational program for 5 LA college campuses to educate 3,000 students and faculty on anti-Semitism and enable them to confront hate speech and adopt essential dialogue skills and policies.  The goal is to create a campus environment where Jewish students feel secure.