They seem to have not been hurt by the Bernie Madoff scam. Donations are down because of the economy and staff have had their work week (and pay) reduced by one day.
My every contact with the Simon Wiesenthal Center (I’ve been to at least 20 of their events) has shown me an organization that is superbly run.
Joe emails: "The Wiesenthal 990 is clean. The place is run with all the efficiency of Auschwitz, both in quantity and quality of product. As for the bucks to Marvin Hier, you won’t get one person on the board to say that he is overpaid. In fact, if it was put to a vote, it would be real simple. Find the highest paid person working for a nonprofit of our size. Pay Hier twice that. As for the wife and kids, pay them whatever Hier says. Marvin Hier is the most popular jew on the planet, and Natalie Portman is not even a close second."
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Three Jewish groups have joined the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in calling on the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center to change the location of a museum it plans to build in Jerusalem. The current site for the planned museum is a Muslim cemetery.
According to historians, the planned museum site was once the largest Muslim cemetery in Palestine. Companions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad and Islamic jurists and scholars are said to be buried there.