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  • What Hollywood moguls don’t do for Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 27, 2014 | 11:00 am

    I sometimes feel wistfully nostalgic for a Hollywood that no longer exists. I can’t pinpoint when it existed, or even describe it exactly — to define it would diminish it — but I can tell you that it flourished during a “golden age,” a classic era, and that it was impossibly dreamy...

  • UNESCO halts Israel’s Jewish history show after Arab nations protest

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 17, 2014 | 10:34 am

    [For documents related to this article, see below]

    UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, abruptly and indefinitely postponed the Jan. 20 opening of an exhibition in Paris on the 3,500-year history of Jews in the land of Israel, after a...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Rabbi Marvin Hier meets with Pope Francis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 25, 2013 | 10:56 am

    In a private audience with Pope Francis on Oct. 24, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), urged the leader of the Catholic Church to confront the evil that exists in the world, even while praying and working for peace.

    “Evil existed during the...

  • Francis pledges to further Jewish-Catholic dialogue

    October 25, 2013 | 9:39 am

    Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

    During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis said that he has “repeated many times, in recent weeks, the...

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  • Moving and Shaking: Louis Josephson named president/CEO, Ed Royce Sr. honored

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Louis Josephson

    Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has named mental health professional Louis Josephson as its new president/CEO. His hiring became effective July 1.

    “Vista’s long history, rich heritage and solid reputation make me excited to accept this challenge....

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center urges German Chancellor to pass law declaring circumcision legal

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 6, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    In the wake of a German court’s ruling in June that declared nonconsensual religious circumcision to be inflicting “bodily harm” on boys, Rabbi Marvin Hier and Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center have called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders...

  • [UPDATE] Gibson’s Maccabee film on hold; screenwriter calls Mel “Jew-hater,” Gibson responds

    by Danielle Berrin and Naomi Pfefferman Magid

    April 11, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    It looks like Mel Gibson will not be making his controversial Maccabee revolt movie any time soon.  According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. didn’t care for the script screenwriter Joe Eszterhas delivered in February and has put the project on hold: “Warner’s has since passed on it,...

  • Rabbis measure response to Bin Laden’s death

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 2, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    As details of the special operation that took out Osama bin Laden continue to unfold, rabbis in Los Angeles are pulling from biblical verses, Jewish traditions and their own gut reactions to help formulate an appropriate Jewish response to the news.

    Early Monday morning, Rabbi...

  • L.A. Mourns the Fogels

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 18, 2011 | 11:16 am

    On Thursday, Mar. 17, about 300 people gathered at Bnai David-Judea on Pico for a service to remember the Fogels, the five members of a single family brutally killed in the West Bank settlement of Itamar just six days earlier.

    A place to mourn, a chance to feel supported and...

  • Museum of too much tolerance?

    By David Suissa

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Why would anyone ever want to take on Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and leader of the prestigious Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, who for two years running has been named "the most powerful rabbi in America"?

    That question popped into my mind on a sunny morning about two...

  • Fundraising the Rabbi Hier way

    By Amy Klein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Rabbi Marvin Hier moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to establish the Simon Wiesenthal Center, he hadn't had much experience in fundraising. But in creating the Wiesenthal Center, and subsequently the Museum of Tolerance and Yeshiva University of Los Angeles (YULA), he had to learn...
  • Rabbi Hier tops ‘Newsweek’ list of rabbis

    By Amy Klein

    March 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most influential American rabbi of them all?

    Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, according to a list published Monday in Newsweek. An article titled "American Jews: The List -- Choosing the Chosen," rates America's...

  • Bringing Tolerance to the World

    By Tom Tugend

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    French multimedia mogul Jean-Marie Messier will spearhead a five-year project to build a European Museum of Mutual Respect in Paris, modeled largely on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance.

    The chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal announced plans for the museum while...

  • Open Letter to President Bill

    By Ari Hier

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Dear President Clinton:



    This is the first time I have written a letter of this kind, but I felt it was time to express my feelings on paper.

    I moved from Los Angeles to Jerusalem about 18 months ago. I consider myself middle-of-the-road when it comes to politics, and I believe...

  • To Be or Not to Be

    By Matthew Dorf

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.

    Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...

  • Hier Under Fire

    By Tom Tugend

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.

    Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...

  • Picture Imperfect

    By Tom Tugend

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    "A Dream No More," an ambitious documentary on Israel's first 50 years, intended originally as a highlight of the nation's anniversary jubilee, is, indeed, a dream no more. Nearly completed, the film has been permanently shelved by the producing Simon Wiesenthal Center, to the...
  • The Wiesenthal Center’s $1 Million Problem

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Though it may seem otherwise, we are not picking on the Simon Wiesenthal Center. In general, we admire the center, its founder and dean, Rabbi Marvin Hier, its staff and their fine work. The center is innovative, responsive and highly effective -- qualities lacking in many major...