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One Act, Infinite Impact: 2023 Annual Meeting

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Watch the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s 2023 Annual Meeting. As we grow our work in remarkable ways, be a part of our community and learn about the ripple effects of our mission. From Upstander Award winners joining forces to tackle systemic issues in Cincinnati to local educators using our resources to reach thousands of students, we have witnessed how one act can have infinite impact.

The 2023 meeting’s speaker was Elisha Wiesel, the son of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel. Core to our mission, Elie Wiesel famously said in a speech about the perils of indifference: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center also presented the Lilly & Mark Kurtz Educator Award, dedicated to teachers who are committed to Holocaust education and ensuring the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today.

About Our Speaker: Elisha Wiesel

Elisha is a recovering Wall Street executive. He is now a Founding Partner, and Chief Risk Officer, of ClearAlpha Technologies.

Elisha spent 25 years at Goldman Sachs, 15 of them as a partner, innovating in software, markets and risk management. He served as the Chief Risk Officer of the Securities Division for seven years, and as the Chief Information Officer of the Firm for three years.

As a board member of Good Shepherd Services, Elisha raised millions of dollars for New York’s neediest by reinventing “Midnight Madness” as an all-night charity event, serving up elaborate puzzles on city streets to hundreds of finance professionals.

Elisha writes opinion pieces, and engages in public speaking and advocacy, as ways of remembering his father with others who miss him.

Elisha is currently chairing Entrio (an Israeli FinTech start-up), rebooting the Elie Wiesel Foundation, volunteering as a ski patroller (even though he rides a snowboard), learning a little Talmud every day, and generally trying to be a good father, husband and son