(Los Angeles, CA -- February 3, 2020) -- StandWithUs and the Mizel Family Foundation are proud to announce the launch of a fund dedicated to combating antisemitic hate crimes. Effective immediately, StandWithUs will offer cash rewards to individuals who provide law enforcement with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who engage in hate crimes against Jewish people anywhere in the world.
”The time for complacency in the face of antisemitism is over,” said StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein. ”As the child of Holocaust survivors, I refuse to sit idly by as violent hate crimes against Jews go unpunished. This new fund, provided by Steven M. Mizel of the Mizel Family Foundation, will encourage good people of all backgrounds to join the fight against the rising number of hateful acts against Jews we are seeing in communities around the world.”
Rewards for information will be $2,500 but may be higher depending on the severity of the crime. StandWithUs will work closely with law enforcement agencies to ensure the success of this new initiative.
”Those who are thinking about attacking Jews need to know we are serious about taking action against antisemitic hatred, and this effort will help ensure those individuals are held accountable,” stated Carly Gammill, director of the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism.
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has programs on five continents with chapters and offices throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada and Brazil.
For the last 7 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).