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 troubling 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 provide a solution to this vitally important issue. This initiative was made possible by Shari Redstone, and Aryeh and Elana Bourkoff, whom we thank for their generous support.

Each PaleyImpact program in this series will focus 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
  • 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

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

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.

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

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;
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

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

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

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:

A Few Good Women Productions
AMC Networks
Apple, Inc.
Banijay and Endemol Shine Holdings
Berlanti Productions
Condé Nast Entertainment
Deloitte LLP
End of Episode Productions
FOX Entertainment
FTI Consulting Inc.
FX Networks & FX Productions
GroupM North America

Isaac Lee, Exile Content
Lionsgate Television Group
Mary Parent
Matt Johnson
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network
Phillip Sun, M88
Robert Greenblatt
Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Lippin Group
The Walt Disney Company
Theresa Kang-Lowe
Tyler Perry Studios
Warner Bros. Television Group
World Surf League

As of May 2022

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