Hours Against Hate

You are not obligated to complete the work of repairing the world; but neither are you free to abstain from it.

Pirkei Avot, 2:21

Hours Against Hate is a youth initiative to help stop bigotry and promote respect across lines of culture, religion, race, tradition, class, sexual orientation and gender. It is a call for teens to take action. We only ask for an hour. And we help teens become activists by training them how to confront bigotry when they see it. Pledge an hour of your time now in support of those who don’t look like you, pray like you, love like you or live like you.

Farah Pandith and Hannah Rosenthal

Farah Pandith and Hannah Rosenthal


Hours Against Hate began as a US Department of State campaign launched by former Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith and former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal. 

After leaving the Department of State in the fall of 2012, Hannah Rosenthal became the president and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. The Federation launched the domestic arm of the Hours Against Hate initiative in 2014 and works collaboratively with the international Hours Against Hate program.

No one person or group can do it alone, so pledge an hour now.


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