The Simon Wiesenthal Center hosted its fourth annual 9/11 commemoration, this year “Honoring Heroes for Tolerance,” at Yankee Stadium on August 18. A capacity sellout crowd in two luxury suites honored those who have combatted the rise of anti-Semitism, discrimination, and bias everywhere, and specifically in the New York/ New Jersey area. Program proceeds benefitted the Simon Wiesenthal Centers in its effort to fight anti-Semitism, discrimination, and hate in local communities.
This year’s honorees included Jersey City’s Mayor Steven Fulop, who is the grandchild of Holocaust survivors; Bergen County Clerk, John Hogan; Debra Tantleff, who originally was from Englewood and is the founding principal of Tantun Real Estate; Mark Cannizzaro, the president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators for New York City’s public school system, who has prioritized Holocaust and anti-hate education; and Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor, the founder and CEO of Urban Upbound, which reaches more than 30,000 metropolitan area residents and helps connect diverse populations on critical local issues. The event was chaired by Edward Steinberg, a partner at Leav & Steinberg who has played a significant role in funding and supporting work against injustice.
For more information, go to Wiesenthal.com/HeroesForTolerance.