Evan Bernstein is the Vice President, Northeast Division at the Anti-Defamation League and sits on the national senior team. 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 antisemitism.
Evan currently sits on the Governor of New York’s Interfaith Council and on the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Interfaith Advisory Council. He has spoken abroad in cities that have included Mexico City and Paris about the work of the ADL locally and nationally. Evan has testified in front of the New York City Council on topics that have included public school bullying and holocaust education. He 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.
Follow Evan on Twitter: @bernstein_evan