You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ADL dinner honors Spielberg

Celebs gather to help fight anti-Semitism

While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work.

“Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.”

That effort to do something drew a crowd that included Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stacey Snider, Jeff Small, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, David Linde, Matt Blank and J.J. Abrams to the BevHilton for the event, which raised more than $2 million.

Among the speakers were Drew Barrymore, co-chair Bruce Ramer, Kirk Douglas (who turned 93 that day) and Richard Dreyfuss, who said he once asked his father why he didn’t practice Judaism, and his reply was: “Because I’m very good at it.”

The dinner ended with Spielberg’s acceptance speech in which he said, “Bigotry can only be eradicated through education, experience and mindfulness.”

More Film

  • Michael Moses Dwight Caines

    Universal Marketing Overhaul: Michael Moses Promoted, Dwight Caines Hired

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

  • TODD FISHER Bright Lights Producer

    Todd Fisher Opens Up About Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

  • Disney Pixar Bob Iger John Lasseter

    Is the Era of the Superstar Media Executive Over?

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

  • Heather GrahamWomen in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail

    Heather Graham, Jodi Balfour to Star in Drama 'The Rest of Us'

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - In the

    How 'Incredibles' Became Animation's Hottest Franchise

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

  • Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - Kelloggs

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Video Now Playing on Kellogg's Boxes

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

  • Korea Box Office: 'Accidental Detective 2'

    Korea Box Office: 'Accidental Detective 2' Holds off 'Oceans 8'

    While seated at the Anti-Defamation League dinner Dec. 9 honoring Steven Spielberg, co-chair Sid Sheinberg was asked if he could distill the importance of the League’s work. “Anti-Semitism outside of the United States is worse than it’s ever been,” Sheinberg said. “Our ability to do something about it is through groups like this.” That effort […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content