The Paley Center for Media has a rich and varied history of presenting events and preserving programs that explore the origins and dangers of antisemitism. Today, amid a troubling rise in antisemitism, we are building on our legacy of impactful programs and continuing to focus on examining media’s powerful shaping influence on this subject. We remain dedicated to examining media's powerful shaping influence in combating the alarming rise in antisemitism. To address this growing crisis, we are hosting a quarterly series of PaleyImpact events and working with leading Jewish organizations and cultural institutions to shine a light on how the media—in all of its forms—can educate, inform, and raise awareness as well as make an impact on this growing crisis. 
Each PaleyImpact program in this series focuses on a specific aspect of media’s role in combating antisemitism, and will convene prominent leaders from journalism, entertainment, technology, public policy, culture, and sports to examine the dangerous impact that this enduring prejudice has on the world.
We are joined in this effort by several prominent and influential organizations in the Jewish community. Together, we are working to develop program themes and topics, share educational resources, and amplify each other’s messages to raise awareness throughout our society about the dangers of antisemitism.
Among the groups included are:
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • The UJA-Federation of New York
  • The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
  • The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • USC Shoah Foundation
  • JCC Association of North America
  • Jewish Federations of North America
  • American Jewish Committee
Among the groups included are:
  • OpenDorMedia
  • The American Society for Yad Vashem
  • Together Beat Hate
  • The Kirsh Foundation
  • David Berg Foundation
  • World Jewish Congress
  • The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation

Paley Programs on Antisemitism

PaleyImpact: Preserving Survivors’ Legacy Through Holocaust Stories (2024)

Participants:
Aviva Kempner, Director/Producer, A Pocketful of Miracles: A Tale of Two Siblings
Heather Dune Macadam, Author, Director and Producer, 999: The Forgotten Girls of the Holocaust
Susanna Fogel, Director, A Small Light and Screenwriter
Georgia Hunter, Author and Coexecutive Producer, We Were the Lucky Ones
Moderator: Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor; Author, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust

This event is made possible by generous support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

PaleyImpact: A Conversation on Antisemitism with Shari Redstone & Ronald S. Lauder (2024)

Participants:
Shari Redstone, Chair of the Board of Directors of Paramount Global
Ronald S. Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress
Moderator: Paula Zahn, Emmy Award–winning journalist; Host, ID’s On the Case with Paula Zahn

This event is made possible by generous support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

PaleyImpact: Media’s Role in Combating Antisemitism: Fighting Antisemitism Through Tech (2023)

Participants:
Inge Auerbacher, Holocaust Survivor; Author
Luc Bernard, Director, Voices of the Forgotten
Bernard Cherkasov, CEO, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Jordana Cutler, Public Policy Director, Israel & the Jewish Diaspora, Meta
Stephen Smith, CEO and Cofounder, StoryFile; Executive Director Emeritus of USC Shoah Foundation; Filmmaker; Author
Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Tech & Economics Correspondent, ABC News

This program is made possible by the generous support of Ronald S. Lauder.

PaleyImpact: Media's Role in Combating Antisemitism: Jewish Representation on Television (2023)

Participants:
Julianna Margulies, Actress
Adam Goldberg, Actor
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Creator, Fleishman Is in Trouble (Hulu)
David Shore, Exec. Producer, Coshowrunner, The Good Doctor (ABC); Creator, Showrunner, House (FOX)
Menachem Rosensaft, General Counsel and Associate Exec. VP, World Jewish Congress
Moderator: Jason Zinoman, Critic-at-Large, The New York Times

This program is made possible by the generous support of Ronald S. Lauder.

PaleyImpact: The Role of Education and Media In Combating Antisemitism (2023)

Participants: Mark Schonwetter, Holocaust Survivor; Cofounder, Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation
Anna Kaplan, Former NY State Senator, Sponsor of the Holocaust Education Bill
Jennifer Lemberg, Author, Becoming a Holocaust Educator: Purposeful Pedagogy Through Inquiry
Moderator: Josh Tyrangiel, Award-winning Journalist and Filmmaker

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff.

PaleyImpact: The Beauty That Remains: The Legacy of Anne Frank (2022)

Participants: Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Director, Producer, and Author; Starred in The Diary of Anne Frank, TV movie, 1980
Lynn Novick, Co-Director & Producer, The U.S. and the Holocaust (2022; PBS)
Tony Phelan, Television Screenwriter, Producer, and Director; Executive Producer, Disney+ miniseries A Small Light
Sharon R. Douglas, Board Secretary & Chief Executive Officer, Anne Frank Center USA
Joining by Zoom: Pieter Kohnstam, Holocaust Survivor, former neighbor of Anne Frank
Moderator: Ruth Franklin, Author, A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff. Additional support provided by The David Berg Foundation and the Jewish Federations of North America.

PaleyImpact: Special Screening of A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (2022)

Participants: Trish Adlesic, Director
Susan Margolin, Producer
Audrey Glickman, Survivor
Brady Langmann, Editor, Esquire
Moderator: Marcia Rock, Director of News and Journalism, NYU Journalism Institute

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff. Additional support provided by The David Berg Foundation.

PaleyImpact: U.S. Premiere of Reckonings: Documenting the First Material Reparations After the Holocaust (2022)

Participants: Roberta Grossman, Producer/Director/Writer, "Reckonings"
Abe Foxman, Holocaust Survivor, National Director Emeritus, The Anti-Defamation League
Michael Berenbaum, Holocaust Survivor, Historian
Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Tech, and Economics Correspondent, ABC News

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff, and The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Additional support from The David Berg Foundation.

PaleyImpact: Media's Role in Helping Us Talk About the Holocaust (2022)

Participants: Michael Bornstein, Holocaust Survivor
Senator Christopher J. Dodd, (D-CT, 1981-2011); The Dodd Center for Human Rights
Doron Krakow, President and CEO, JCC Association of North America
Maria Zalewska, Executive Director, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation
Assaf Swissa, Founder, Superdigital and Cofounder, Coast Production
Moderator: Jim Axelrod, Chief Investigative and Senior National Correspondent, CBS News

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff. Additional support provided by The David Berg Foundation.

Media’s Role in Combating Antisemitism in the Workplace (2021)

Participants: William Daroff, CEO, Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations
Ted Deutch, Cochair, House Bi-Partisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism
Dr. Rachel Fish, Historian, Author, and Educator
Dr. Sharoni Denise Little, Head, Global Inclusion, Creative Artists Agency
John Berman, Coanchor, New Day, CNN

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff. This program was funded in part by the "Shine a Light" initiative.

The Role of Entertainment and Social Media in Combating Antisemitism (2021)

Participants: Julian Edelman, three-time Super Bowl Champion and Founder, Coast Productions
Josh Kraft, President, Kraft Family Philanthropies
Lior Raz, Creator and Star, Fauda, Hit & Run
David Strathairn, Actor
Assaf Swissa, Founder, Superdigital and Cofounder, Coast Productions

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff.

PaleyImpact: Media's Role in Identifying, Explaining, and Combating Antisemitism (2021)

Participants: Amy Bressman, President, UJA-Federation of New York
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Holly Huffnagle, US Director for Combating Antisemitism, American Jewish Committee
Brad Meltzer, Author and Historian; Mark Wilf, Chair, Board of Trustees, Jewish Federations of North America
Moderator Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Technology, and Economics Correspondent, ABC News

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff.

PaleyImpact: Media’s Role in Combating Holocaust Denial, Misinformation, and Anti- Semitism (2021)

Panelists: Monika Bickert, Global Policy Director, Facebook
Sara Bloomfield, Director, U.S. Holocaust Museum
Martin Fletcher, Former Tel Aviv Bureau Chief, NBC News, and Author
Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President, The Claims Conference
Eva Schloss, Holocaust Survivor and Stepsister to Anne Frank
Moderator Paula Zahn, Executive Producer and Host, Investigation Discovery’s On The Case with Paula Zahn

This program is made possible by generous support from Shari Redstone, Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff.

Eyewitness: Documenting the Holocaust on Film (2019)

Panelists: Roberta Grossman, Writer, Director, Producer
Nancy Spielberg, Executive Producer
Andi Gitow, Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Media, USC Shoah
Natalie Gold, Holocaust Survivor
Moderators: Larry King, Broadcaster and Lisa Edelstein, Actress
Introductory Remarks: Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

This program was funded in part by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Eyewitness: Documenting the Holocaust on Film (2017)

Panelists: Ferenc Török, Director
Jehuda Evron, Holocaust Survivor and President, Holocaust Restitution Committee
Gideon Taylor, Chair of Operations, World Jewish Restitution Organization
Francoise Teitelbaum, Holocaust Survivor
Moderator: Ted Koppel, Journalist
Introductory Remarks: Julius Berman, President, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

This program was funded in part by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

PaleyImpact: Fueling Extremism in a Wired World (2016)

Panelists: Steven Luckert, Senior Program Curator, Digital Learning and New Media, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
Yasmin Green, Head of Research and Development, Jigsaw
Richard Stengel, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Monika Bickert, Head of Product Policy, Facebook
Moderator: Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, City of New York

Diversity & Inclusion Programming Initiative Donors

The Paley Center thanks the donors who have contributed to the Diversity & Inclusion Programming Initiative:

Amazon
AMC Networks
Apple, Inc.
Banijay
Berlanti Productions
BET Networks
Campbell Brown
CAA
CBS / Paramount+
Agnes Chu
End of Episode Productions
FOX Entertainment
Fremantle

FTI Delta
FX Networks & FX Productions
HBO/MAX Content
Hearst
James P. Jimirro
Ronald S. Lauder
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Isaac Lee, Exile Content
Lionsgate Television Group
Erik Logan
MACRO
Kirk McDonald
MediaLink

MGM+
NBCUniversal Entertainment
Netflix
Nielsen
OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
Paramount
Mary Parent
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tyler Perry Studios
Warner Bros. Television Group
WME

As of January 2024

More Paley Events Calendar

DrewsNews Thumb
Paley Pop-Up
Friday, June 21, 2024 – Monday, September 9, 2024
Wednesdays to Sundays, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 West 52 Street, NYC
FREE for Paley Members | Included in General Admission

The Drew Barrymore Show: Welcome to Drew’s News

WW25 Web CC CRM Cast1
PaleyExhibit
Friday, July 5, 2024 – Sunday, September 8, 2024
Wednesdays to Sundays, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 W 52 Street, NYC
FREE for Paley Members | Included in General Admission

Inside The West Wing: A 25th Anniversary Salute

PGX24 SummerTournaments Keyart 11
PaleyGX
Sunday, July 28, 2024
Check-In: 1:45 pm
Games Start: 2:30 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 West 52 Street, NYC

PaleyGX Tournament Featuring Rocket League