Alison Pure Slovin, Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Region Director and Madison Tomaso, SWC Georgia intern, represented the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the Atlanta Jewish Life Festival. Alison Pure Slovin met with Senator John Kennedy to discuss the continued support of the U.S. of Israel.
The Mobile Museum of Tolerance (MMOT) is one of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s educational initiatives to teach students and communities across the state of Illinois. Through a series of guided workshops, groups are empowered to raise their voices and combat anti-Semitism, bullying, racism, hate, and intolerance and to promote intrinsic human dignity. Rabbi Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, along with Rick Eaton gave a press conference to legislators at the Illinois State Capitol, regarding digital media platforms and the use of misinformation in this current age.

Jacqueline Carroll, Senior Manager of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (Midwest Region), Alison Pure Slovin and Rabbi Cooper met with representatives from the FBI and the Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes regarding the rise of anti-Semitism.

Meeting with Senator Sara Feigenholtz to discuss the rise of anti-Semitism and the need for the creation of a special task force.


Alison Pure Slovin worked with Illinois Representatives and Senators to condemn anti-Semitic hate material that was distributed around various parts of Illinois.

Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Rick Eaton spoke to local law enforcement about the rise in anti-Semitism and the origin of anti-Semitic material circulated in the greater Chicago area. There was a particular focus on who is participating in circulating this material and the best process for handling anti-Semitism.

Jacqueline Carroll and Rabbi Posner, worked with former head of the National Socialist Movement, Jeff Schoep, to speak with students at Niles North High School in Skokie, regarding the dangers of extremism, hate, and anti-Semitism.  Schoep continues to work with students to ensure American youth avoid pathways to radicalization.

Rabbi Cooper spoke with Undersheriff Marlon Parks and Cook County’s Sheriff’s Chief of Police Leo Schmitz, about anti-Semitism and hate on digital media platforms. Regarding much of the anti-Semitic propaganda that exists, Rabbi Cooper warned of the real-life consequences of digital media —as seen with many of the hate crimes occurring across the country.

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