The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity


2016 has been an eventful year for the Foundation.

Our Beit Tzipora Centers for Study and Enrichment in Israel, which provide desperately needed after-school educational programs for close to 1,000 Ethiopian-Israeli children and teenagers, remain among the Foundation’s most important projects. We continue to prepare these students to excel in their higher education and their examinations. Also, many of the children have found joy in our music and tennis programs.

Our Ethics Essay Contest in U.S. universities and colleges continues to grow in its 27th year, and our online application system has been integral in streamlining the submission process. Our contest challenges juniors and seniors to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today’s complex world. Submissions for the 2017 Ethics Essay Contest will open in September. We look forward to celebrating the work of the 2016 Winners this fall in New York.

For the third year in a row, we partnered with the Miami Dade County School District & LRN, to expand the Contest to students at the high school level. We were greatly impressed by the work of these young students.

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