Generously supported by the William and Mildred Levine Foundation

Tributes are left near the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. (Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Dear Greater Rochester Community,


The March 17th gathering in solidarity with our Muslim community was remarkable. Thank you to all who were there – in body and in spirit.


While we did not seek out the press, the coverage was truly beautiful, highlighting the love and support that brought members from across our community together in the face of such a hateful crime.



With immense gratitude for your commitment to a peaceful and loving world,



Karen Elam


The Levine Center to End Hate


The Levine Center to End Hate seeks to unite the Greater Rochester community in overcoming prejudice through education, dialogue and positive action.


Recently, displays of intolerance and bigotry have shocked the country and the world and reminded us that hate is still alive and well in our nation. In our own city, white supremacist leaflets dropped anonymously in Brighton and Pittsford driveways, and the desecration of our Jewish cemetery, told us that we are not immune to these prejudices.


The Jewish Federation is well positioned to lead the community in eradicating intolerance of all kinds.  Karen Elam, Director of the Center, explains, "The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester has a long history of engaging on issues of concern not only to the Jewish community but also to the other faith and ethnic groups that form the mosaic of our city. The Levine Center to End Hate will build on that strong foundation as we work together to eradicate destructive, hateful influences in our community."

What's Next?

The Levine Center to End Hate, led by a steering committee comprised of leaders in business, non-profit, government, philanthropy and law enforcement, will plan and implement programming to bridge the gaps in our differences that are exacerbated through misinformation, misunderstanding and lack of education. More details will be shared as these plans develop.


Meet the Levine Center to End Hate Steering Committee

How you can join us:

- Sign up to receive Levine Center email updates to get the latest news and learn about volunteer opportunities as they become available.


- Make a donation to the Levine Center to End Hate

For more information, please contact Karen Elam, Director of the Levine Center to End Hate.