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ADL Condemns Second Alleged Assault on Orthodox Individual in Crown Heights This Week

  • January 19, 2019

New York, NY, January 19, 2019 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced today that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the alleged assault of a Jewish woman in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Friday evening. 

According to police and other reports, the incident involved an alleged passerby who, apparently without provocation, suddenly ran towards the victim and punched her in the arm.  

“This is the second alleged unprovoked assault of a member of the Jewish community in Crown Heights in the past week alone. We remain deeply concerned about these alleged acts of violence and the escalating climate of tension and fear that has followed,” said Evan R. Bernstein, Regional Director of ADL New York / New Jersey.  “We all must work together to address these tensions and remain vigilant in making sure our communities are safe for all residents. We hope this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of the person(s) responsible, and we thank the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for investigating.” 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1(800) 577-TIPS. 

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at