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Mayor Bill de Blasio Addresses ADL New York Leaders at Annual Board Meeting

  • June 12, 2014

June 10, 2014: The ADL New York Region commemorated another year of combatting anti-Semitism, bigotry and hate at the 2014 Annual Meeting. The Honorable Bill de Blasio, Mayor of the City of New York, gave the keynote address at Proskauer Rose, one of the most preeminent law firms in New York. To a packed house comprised of ADL Board members, law enforcement representatives and special guests, Mayor de Blasio shared his commitment to ADL NY’s mission of fighting bigotry in the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester. “ADL does critical work each day educating folks on these issues—and taking action. I am particularly impressed by the work of ADL’s New York Region, which has been such a strong and consistent voice on anti-Semitism and all forms of hate…here in New York City, my administration has a clear zero tolerance policy when it comes to bigotry and anti-Semitism,” said the Mayor.

The audience was also treated to a special presentation by Ken Jacobson, ADL Deputy National Director, about ADL’s Global 100 Survey which polled 53,000 individuals in 100 countries on their attitudes towards Jews and anti-Semitism. New York Regional Director Evan Bernstein followed by providing a recap of ADL’s involvement in Pine Bush, New York, in response to the allegations of anti-Semitic incidents in the community. Additionally, awards were presented to exemplary New York Region lay leaders and staff for their significant work and commitment to ADL’s mission. The Generations of Justice Award was given to Marilyn Butler for her­­­­­­­ dedication and philanthropic support of ADL’s education initiatives and most recently No Place for Hate ®. The Future is Now Award was presented to Shira Boschan for her three year leadership as Co-Chair of the Next Generation Philanthropy Executive Board, and Etzion Neuer, Deputy Regional Director/Director of Community Service, received the Outstanding Staff Achievement Award.