Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

May 26, 2016 07:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Invites the Media to Cover the Iconic Spirit of Hope Benefit Tonight

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is pleased to invite the media to join some 2,500 guests at tonight's annual Spirit of Hope Benefit in support of the education and advocacy efforts of the organization.

Keynote Speakers include past Israeli President Shimon Peres in conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The moderator for the event is Member of Knesset Michael Oren, a past Israeli ambassador to the United States.

The Emcee for the evening is Hollywood TV Star Emmanuelle Chriqui and the musical guest is international reggae superstar Matisyahu.

"Tonight's guests have the rare privilege of watching a brilliant analysis of global affairs between one of the world's most prominent and beloved elder statesmen in conversation with one of the most influential American Secretaries of State in modern history," said FSWC President & CEO Avi Benlolo. "We anticipate an intelligent and wide-ranging discussion about geopolitics, with a particular emphasis on Russia, China, the US, Turkey, Syria and Israel."

*MEDIA MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE WITH FSWC TO ENSURE THEY ARE ON THE APPROVED MEDIA LIST FOR THIS EVENT.

DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2016
VENUE: Metro Toronto Convention Center - North Building
TIME: Arrive by 6.30 pm. The program starts at 6.45 pm sharp

*TELEVISION CAMERAS MUST ARRIVE IN TIME TO SET UP BEFORE THE PROGRAM BEGINS
**Event photos and a brief event summary can be provided upon request

For more information on Spirit of Hope visit www.spiritofhopebenefit.com

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is the top Jewish human rights foundation in Canada with a substantial constituency. It directly impacts over 100,000 people each year and 500,000+ peripherally. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and its widely acclaimed new Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles, which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca

Contact Information

  • TO REGISTER TO COVER THIS EVENT CONTACT
    Stacey Starkman
    Director of Communications & External Relations
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    416.524.3287 (Cell)
    sstarkman@fswc.ca