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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

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

ADL Convenes Community Leaders to Mourn Tragedy in Pittsburgh

From our mourning the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting ,we are proud to rise and stand together. On Sunday, October 28th we stood with New York elected officials, clergy & community leadership to denounce violence, anti-Semitism and hate in all forms. We are grateful for the partnership and support during these difficult times. Thank you to all who joined us and to all who stood up and

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Semitic Rhetoric in Article by Columbia University Professor

A recent article by Columbia Professor Joseph Massad claims that describing Israel as a Jewish state is itself anti-Semitic, and that a method for preventing anti-Semitism is to sever the association between the State of Israel and Diaspora Jewry. In response to the article, ADL New York / New Jersey Regional Director Evan Bernstein issued the following statement:  ADL considers