Earlier this week, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) hosted a special Los Angeles fly-in as part of its generationNOW initiative, which seeks to motivate Jewish young professionals in Canada to get involved in the community and join efforts to combat antisemitism and other forms of hate.
On Sunday and Monday, generationNOW co-chairs Lexi Alter and Ashley Rosenberg accompanied other generationNOW members for the LA visit. It featured a meeting with leaders of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Founder and CEO Rabbi Marvin Hier and Executive Director Rabbi Meyer May, and a special program at the Museum of Tolerance, including a session in the new Social Lab exhibit. FSWC Director David Cynamon and his wife Stacey also hosted the group, speaking about the importance of FSWC, especially given the rise in antisemitism in Canada and around the world.
The two-day visit concluded with a special meeting with Rabbi Steve Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (author of five books and twice been named one of the 10 most influential rabbis in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine) and a presentation from Holocaust survivor Harry Davids who shared his testimony.
The visit left participants feeling inspired and empowered to further their involvement with FSWC and become part of the next generation of leaders supporting the organization.
If you or someone you know is a young professional in the Jewish community interested in getting involved in FSWC's generationNOW or learning more about the initiative, we invite you to reach out to us today!