FSWC's generationNOW Los Angeles Initiative Inspires Young Professionals

February 9, 2023

Community Update

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Participants  of generationNOW LA fly-in meeting with Simon Wiesenthal Center Founder and  CEO Rabbi Marvin Hier and Executive Director Rabbi Meyer May


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.


generationNOW participants  speaking with Rabbi Steve Leder


Participants visiting the  Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance


generationNOW participants  with FSWC Director David Cynamon and FSWC President and CEO Michael Levitt


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!   

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