Evan Bernstein is the Vice President, Northeast Division at the Anti-Defamation League. After six plus years as Regional Director of New York/New Jersey he is now responsible for overseeing the New York/New Jersey, Connecticut and New England (Boston) regional offices. He is regularly quoted in local and national news sources that have included CNN, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times about issues related to civil rights and anti-Semitism.
Evan recently sat on the New York City Public Advocate’s Hate Crime Task Force and currently sits on the Governor of New York’s Interfaith Council. He also sits on the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Interfaith Advisory Council. Evan has spoken abroad in cities that have included Mexico City and Paris about the work of the ADL locally and nationally. He has also testified in front of the New York City Council on topics that have included public school bullying and holocaust education. Evan also created the ADL Signature Synagogue outreach initiative and has formed numerous intergroup partnerships that include the NAACP of New Jersey and the 67th Precinct Clergy Council.
Evan has over 20 years of experience that includes serving as the State Director for AIPAC in Arizona and as an Executive Director at the consulting firm CCS Inc. He began his career at the United Way of New York City.
Evan earned a B.A. from Western Connecticut State University and a A.L.M. from Harvard University. He is a native of southeastern Connecticut where his father was a long time nonprofit executive and intergroup leader.
Follow Evan on Twitter: @bernstein_evan