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Backspace Hate™

Online hate stokes fear, silences voices and causes harm to people’s personal and professional lives. Backspace Hate™ is ADL’s initiative supporting victims and targets of online hate and harassment by raising awareness and passing legislation to better hold perpetrators accountable for their actions online. When harassment pushes targets offline, perpetrators spew hateful messages and silence valuable voices. It’s time to

ADL New York/New Jersey Welcomes Summer High School Interns

We are excited to host the 12 student leaders who were chosen to participate in our summer internship program. These students previously completed ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Peer-to-Peer programs in New York and New Jersey schools. The Peer Training Program began in the aftermath of the Crown Heights Riots in 1991. Student leaders at Clara Barton High School expressed

Archdiocese of New York Hosts Interfaith Panel on Religious-Based Hate in the State

On June 20th, Regional Director Evan Bernstein spoke among a diverse group of interfaith leaders at the “Hate in Our World, Hate in Our City” panel hosted by the Archdiocese of New York and moderated by Rabbi Joseph Potasnik. The panel—including experts from New York law enforcement, district attorneys, and religious leaders–discussed a wide range of issues regarding hate crimes

2019 ADL New York/New Jersey Annual Meeting

ADL New York/New Jersey’s Annual Meeting gathers the Regional Board along with supportive lay leaders and community partners to reflect upon ADL’s local accomplishments throughout the year, and establish our goals for the future. NY/NJ Regional Director Evan Bernstein opened the evening with a somber reflection;  “I never thought I would see the normalization of [anti-Semitism] in our community,” referring