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ADL Responds to the Recent String of Anti-Semitic Attacks in Brooklyn

Evan Bernstein joined Jewish leaders, Speaker Corey Johnson and other members of the New York City Council for a press conference on the disturbing uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in Brooklyn. In the past two weeks, ADL issued press releases on two alleged anti-Semitic assaults of Orthodox men in the Williamsburg area, offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to

ADL Hosts “Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder and Highlights the Urgent Need for Protect Our Courts Act in New York

On April 7, 2019, ADL New York/New Jersey hosted its first annual “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder in Co-op City in the Bronx. The idea for a community Seder is based on the continued relevance John F. Kennedy’s 1958 book, A Nation of Immigrants. “Every American who ever lived, with the exception of one group, was either an immigrant

Showing Solidarity in the Wake of New Zealand Shooting

The world mourned with Christchurch after the March 15th mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques ended the lives of 50 worshippers. Immediately after the shooting, our Regional Director Evan Bernstein joined community and faith leaders at Makki Masjid Muslim Community Center to pay respect to shooting victims. Evan called for unity, saying “they are expecting us to break and

Reflections on Poland: An Interview with Pastor Gil Monrose and Evan Bernstein

March 20, 2019 Interview with Pastor Gil Monrose and Evan Bernstein From March 3rd to March 7th, two leaders in their respective faith communities traveled through Holocaust memorial sites in Poland in an effort to learn more about each other and further their collaboration at home in Brooklyn. Evan Bernstein is the New York/New Jersey Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation

Fighting Hate For Good: 2018 ADL NY/NJ Highlights

More than 100 years after ADL was founded, we are bearing witness to a rise of hatred and anti-Semitism unmatched in recent decades. ADL, along with our community of supporters and partners, recognizes the necessity of our work in preventing this bias and injustice from becoming normalized. This year, under the banner of a newly unified New York/New Jersey Region,