Museum of Tolerance NY

The  Museum of Tolerance New York, in the heart of Manhattan, is a professional development multi-media training facility targeting educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government practitioners. Modeled after the successful Tools for Tolerance Program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the Tolerance Center provides participants with an intense educational and experiential daylong training program. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace and in the community.

Past and ongoing participants include the New York and New Jersey State Police Departments, NYPD, New York City Parks Department, District Attorney’s offices of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island,
Grand Central Partnership and various other corporate and Jewish groups.

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Please Note:

The Museum of Tolerance New York is open to the public on a reservation-only basis. Please call 212.697.1180 for dates and times.

Students and Seniors......$15.00



Use this link for more information about the New York Office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

•Museum of Tolerance New York
226 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

The   Museum of Tolerance New York is available for special events. Please call the MOTNY at 212-697-1180.

The Museum of Tolerance New York  is seeking volunteer docents to assist in communicating our message by leading tours and other opportunities. We are asking for a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per month, in addition to completing required training.

Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and return it to:
Andrea Hance via fax at 212-697-1314 or via email at

Tools for Tolerance® for Educators programs are:
Stop Bullies, Stop Bystanders on April 30th and June 4th

•Summer Associate Activites
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è Upcoming Events at the New York Tolerance Center

NYTC Public Days are partially underwritten by a grant from the David Berg Foundation.

All visits to the MOTNY are by reservation only
Please call 212-697-1180 x105 or

Tours take approximately 2 hours and are recommended for adults and students ages 12+

Recent Events at the  Museum of Tolerance New York

-NBC News Anchor Ann Curry Moderates the Q&A Portion of the Program-

Academy AwardTM-nominated actor Don Cheadle and leading human-rights activist John Prendergast joined high school students from the New York metro area to discuss their mission to end genocide in Darfur and beyond as well as their new book Not On Our Watch on May 1st at Simon Wiesenthal Center’s New York Tolerance Center. Both shocked and energized by this ongoing tragedy, Cheadle teamed up with Africa expert and activist John Prendergast to focus the world’s attention and write an empowering new book, Not On Our Watch. Beginning with each writer’s story of how they came to activism, Not On Our Watch recounts a brief history of the atrocities in the Sudan, explains the politics behind U.S. involvement in the region, describes successful efforts of citizen action, and gives practical strategies that every one of us can adopt to help bring about change. 

NBC Today news anchor and Dateline NBC co-anchor Ann Curry moderated the Q&A discussion with the authors and the students. A book signing and photo-op followed the discussion.

Photos: Ronald Glassman

The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s New York Tolerance Center hosted 30 students from the Brooklyn Friends School for a special program on the crisis in Darfur on Wednesday, February 14.  During their tour, the students experienced the NYTC's Power of Words, In Our Time and the Millennium Machine.  The program continued with a Living History Lunch students conducted a live question and answer discussion with Yahya Osman, a survivor of Darfur whose brother was assassinated in 1995 after being accused of attempting to overthrow the fascist regime.  Mr. Osman left Sudan in 1996 and became very active in promoting Sudan civil rights and democracy while in Dubai, Thailand, and Chad.  He was followed by Sudanese intelligence in all of these places and chose the United States as his safe haven where he could continue advocating for civil rights, democracy and freedom.  Mr. Osman was one of the first people in New York to sound the alarm regarding the crisis in Sudan, first through the Darfur People’s Association of New York and now the Darfur Rehabilitation Project.

Photo: Ronald Glassman

The Simon Wiesenthal Center New Leadership Society in New York hosted a "Soccer for Tolerance" day at the New York Tolerance Center on October 29. Teams from Harlem Youth Soccer, Bayard Rustin and the Manhattan Soccer Club did a short tour of the NYTC and then participated in a round robin tournament in Chelsea. The day was hosted by Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor: Africa and founder of Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit which provides African youth with theskills and support to live HIV free. The day concluded with the awarding of the first-ever Tolerance Cup by New York City Sports Commissioner Ken Podziba.

Winning team with (back row from left) Lisa Weitzman - Leadership Society Chair, Jon Adamsky - Event Organizer, Coach Josh Levy, Ethan Zohn, and Ken Podziba.


NYS Director of Criminal Justice Chauncey Parker Receives Briefing on Alarming New Trends in Internet Extremism

Rabbi Abraham Cooper (R), Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center was joined by New York State Director of Criminal Justice Chauncey G. Parker (L) at the New York Tolerance Center to release Digital Terrorism + Hate 2006, an interactive CD-ROM report based on over 6,000 problematic web sites, portals, terrorist manuals, blogs, chat rooms, videos and hate games on the Internet which promote racial violence, antisemitism, homophobia, hate music, and terrorism. 

The report, based on data compiled by research staff at Simon Wiesenthal Center and spearheaded by Rabbi Cooper and Mark Weitzman, the Director of Task Force Against Hate and Terrorism, demonstrates a 20% increase in the past year alone in the number of problematic sites on the Internet.

Humboldt Universitat's 14th Transatlantic Dialogue:
Zeitabschnitte des Werner Bab - Time Intervals

A Movie Presentation and Discussion
Presented in cooperation with the New York Tolerance Center
"Zeitabschnitte - Time Intervals" is a portrait of a Holocaust survivor.  Focusing on a topic that has often been touched, this movie is also the story of the relationship between an 81 year old German Jew, who has almost been killed by the Nazis, and a young German student.  Christian Ender, doctoral student at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and director of the movie, accompanied Werner Bab, who survived Auschwitz, during the past 3 years: talking, making a movie and traveling to pursue their mission - confronting especially young people with the worst part of German history.  They are an example of what an individual can do against new tendencies of intolerance and anti-Semitism and about advocacy for human rights and international understanding.