To develop and disseminate powerful, creative messaging campaigns at a global level to educate individuals, create understanding, spur personal action and counter misinformation.
In combating the scourge of anti-Semitism, my solemn ambition is to counter all forms of intolerance in the spirit of the ancient Jewish value of tikkun olam – to heal and repair the world.Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to social equality and support for vulnerable populations. Through his lifetime giving in excess of over a half billion dollars, Kraft has sought to help provide equal footing, equal access to opportunities and equal respect for all people, especially those who are disadvantaged, overlooked or oppressed.
When he was awarded the Genesis Prize in June 2019, Kraft announced the Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism. Through his own $20 million investment and the generous donations of others, Kraft’s vision is to stand up against racist and violent rhetoric aimed at the Jewish people through the most easily accessible and most powerful avenue of information in the world today: social media.
Founding Executive Director
Dr. Rachel Fish is founding Executive Director of the Foundation to Combat anti-Semitism. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, established the foundation to catalyze dynamic new solutions to stop the age-old hatred advanced by those who seek the elimination of Judaism and the Jewish people and the modern movement to destroy the world’s only Jewish State. The foundation focuses on positively impacting attitudes of young people around the world, leveraging social media to deliver educational campaigns and spur action by people of all backgrounds. Fish was most recently Senior Advisor and Resident Scholar of Jewish/Israel Philanthropy at the Paul E. Singer Foundation in New York City. She worked closely with grantees to support them and provided framing around their educational content and programming. She also aided in developing strategy for the Foundation’s Jewish/Israel philanthropy. Fish was also the Executive Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University where she helped train the next generation of academics in the field of Israel Studies. She completed her doctoral degree in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University. Her dissertation, “Configurations of Bi-nationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism in Palestine/Israel 1920’s-Present,” examines the history of the idea of bi-nationalism and alternative visions for constructing the State of Israel. She has taught at Brandeis University, Harvard University, UMASS Amherst and in adult Jewish education programs. In 2015 Fish held the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, where she lectured on modern Israel and received the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence. She is co-editor, with Ilan Troen, of the book Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century.
Director of Digital Content and Strategy
In his role of Director of Digital Content and Strategy, Ryan Paul is responsible for creating engaging digital programming that provides information about anti-Semitism and inspires all people to stand up against racist and violent rhetoric aimed at the Jewish people. Prior to joining the Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism, Ryan was Vice President, Digital/Social Strategy Director at Hill Holliday, a full-service advertising agency in downtown Boston. In this role, he worked with major brands to plan, execute, and measure digital elements for award-winning campaigns. He was the digital lead on the financial services vertical and primarily worked to bring digital programs to life through engaging social media content for community-based initiatives. Prior to his agency experience, he led social media for Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics & New Media from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.