Kenan Malik in Stockholm
13 of January 2024 Kenan Malik talked at Kulturhuset in Stockholm about the origins and pitfalls of identity politics. Already 14 years ago Malik was invited to Stockholm by us through the Per Ahlmark Foundation, to talk about his then resently published book ‘From Fatwa To Jihad’.
FeelBeit: when everything else breaks down, art breaks through
Since its founding in 2020, FeelBeit welcomed more than 40,000 Israelis and Palestinians to its arts events and cultural activities. The horrors of October 7 called all Israeli-Palestinian cooperation into question and tested the bridges built with great effort over many years.
Zehava Galon from Zulat
The 30 of November 2023 Olof Palme International Center and the Robert Weil Family Foundation invited a group of representatives from the Swedish civil society to a round table discussion about the situation in Israel since October 7 and the role of Israeli civil society. Main speaker was Zehava Galon, founder and head of the Israeli think and do tank Zulat -Institute for Equality and Human Rights.
Stockholm University’s large gold medal 2023 to Robert Weil
…he condemns all politics, regardless of color, that are cowards for antidemocratic currents in society. It is here that he sees one of the university’s main tasks as a counterweight, to further knowledge, education, as well as free and critical thinking.
EcoOcean is an environmental organization founded in Israel 2002 by Andreas Weil and the Weil family, dedicated to marine research and education with the primary vision to create a healthy, non-polluted environment in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Robert Weil Family foundation is committed to its long term funding.
The Jewish Theatre
The Jewish Theatre was from 1995 to 2015 situated in an old skittle alley in the royal park Djurgården in Stockholm. When the theatre left the building a new era entered. Today the Jewish Theatre exists through new initiatives taken by former artistic director and theatre manager Pia Forsgren and the Robert Weil Family Foundation.
As an institution within Stockholm University, Accelerator is an exhibition space where art, science and social issues converge. The mission of Accelerator is to engage actively with society, producing exhibitions presenting international and Swedish contemporary art.
The Jewish Museum in Stockholm
A new incarnation of the museum saw the light of day, and Stockholm gained a place for conversations concerning the most important issue of our time—the conditions and strategies of integration.
Batsheva Dance Company
Since 1998 the Weil family is a long term partner, supporting the salaries of Batsheva dancers. A close friendship and collaboration that has strengthened the company’s uncompromising quality and made Batsheva Dance Company one of the leading contemporary companies in the world.
Melchior Social Initiative
The model of religious peace, being faithful to one belief, being confident in the limitations and modesty of one’s existence towards G-d and fellowman, makes it possible to build new coalitions, give a new hope for peace and a partnership of values in the Middle East and all over the world.
Weil Foundation Film Fund
In partnership with the Robert Weil Family Foundation, the Department of Film Studies at Beit Berl College in Israel has established the Weil Foundation Film Fund. The Weil Foundation Film Fund is aimed at engaging the Palestinian Israeli community in the area film, enrolling and supporting Palestinian Israeli students of film in their studies and practice.
An organization with the mission to inspire children aged 8-18 in under-privileged areas to conquer the written word.
Amanah is a Jewish-Muslim joint project, built on the collaboration between Imam Salahuddin Barakat and the Rabbi Moshe David Ha-Cohen.
Ulrica Hydman Vallien Foundation
In 2019, the Vallien family, Orrefors Kosta Boda and the Robert Weil Family Foundation established a foundation in memory of Ulrica Hydman Vallien to continue the legacy of her work.
Beckmans College of Design
For the Robert Weil Family Foundation this step was the result of a more than 15-year-long collaboration with Beckmans- but more importantly, of 40 years of working in the field of design, craftsmanship, education and industry in various ways.
The MTZ Prize was established in 2018 in memory of Mikael T Zielinski. It is a scholarship awarded to a person or institution working in Mikael’s spirit.
Long term supporter
Defends the democratic society against the threat posed by racism.
The Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism
Works to disseminate knowledge about antisemitism and other forms of racism.
An activist think tank that fight back by working to uphold democracy and human rights.
Believes in the magical power of culture to dissolve boundaries.
Kuchinate – African Refugee Women’s Collective
Empowerment of African asylum seeking women through art, community work and therapy.