Two prominent Palm Beach residents are tackling the subject of antisemitism with powerful projects aimed at education and awareness, with the goal of stopping hate crimes and discrimination among all people and races.
New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft has just announced his Stand up to Jewish Hate campaign, in which he enlists powerful friends in a series of television spots designed to call attention to what Kraft says is a “danger point we are at in this country.” Kraft has invested $25 million to fund the omnichannel campaign.
The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism is establishing the blue square emoji, which is already on all smartphones as a “simple, but powerful symbol of solidarity and support for the Jewish community.”
The 🟦 will take up 2.4% of television and digital screens, billboards, and social media feeds which represents the 2.4% of the American population that identifies as Jewish—and yet are the victims of 55% of religious-based hate crimes.
Also this week, The Queen of Comedy Caroline Hirsch —founder of the iconic comedy club “Caroline’s” in NYC—has switched gears and is tackling this serious topic with a screening of The Conspiracy. The film, which she produced with Emmy Award winner Allison Stern, chronicles the history of antisemitism and is being screened at the prestigious Sarasota Fim Festival. Directed by award winning filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin, it features the voices of Liev Schreiber, Mayim Bialik and Jason Alexander.