The Simon Wiesenthal Center has had a presence in New York since it established its Eastern Region office over three decades ago. Based in New York City, the Wiesenthal Center has a constituency of over 100,000 member families in the Tri-State area.
In 2004, the Center opened the Museum of Tolerance New York (MOTNY) in New York City. Modeled after the renowned Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, it is located in the heart of Manhattan, between Grand Central Station and the United Nations Plaza on 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
The MOTNY challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace, in schools and in the community.
Open to the general public: for hours and information click here
or visit: www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com
Please contact us for more information:
Museum of Tolerance New York
226 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017
Programs of the Eastern Office Include:
• Arts and Lectures - A full range of ongoing programs and events include lectures, film screenings, musical performances, book signings, a summer film series, and more.
• Professional Development – Targeting for educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government practitioners and modeled after the successful Tools for Tolerance® Program at the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles. Over 10,000 adults and young people have been trained in customized, professional development programs which include Tools for Tolerance®, Teaching Steps to Tolerance®, Task Force Against Hate, National Institute Against Hate Crimes, Tools for Tolerance for Teens® and Bridging the Gap.
• Dorothy Gardner Adler Lecture – the annual State of Anti-Semitism address has been generously endowed in perpetuity by Simon Wiesenthal Center Trustee Allen Adler named in honor of his mother.
• Generations Against Genocide - Founded by children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and bring attention to the plight of victims of genocide everywhere.
• The MOTNY Speaker's Bureau - Holocaust survivors who work with the Center and volunteer their time to visit area schools to share their personal stories with students.
• Sandra Brand Memorial Book Award – Endowed in perpetuity by the late Sandra Brand, the award is presented for a non-fiction work on the subject of tolerance and recognizes achievements by individuals whose work promotes tolerance.