ADL Offers Reward of Up to 5K Following Attack in Flatbush

  • February 13, 2022

New York, NY, February 13, 2022 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) 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 reported assault of a Jewish teen on Friday night, the eve of the Jewish Sabbath, in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

According to the NYPD and other reports, the incident occurred near Avenue L and East 32nd at about 10:30 pm, when an unidentified male exited a van and punched the teen in the face while a second male filmed the attack from inside the van. There was also an alleged additional attempted assault carried out by the same individuals. The NYPD Hate Crimes Taskforce was informed of the incident late Saturday night and has opened an investigation. This is the second weekend in a row where we have recorded an assault on a Jewish individual in Brooklyn and this incident takes place amid other incidents of antisemitic graffiti throughout NYC, such as in Queens this weekend.

“Attacks on Jewish individuals cannot be tolerated, and an attack on one terrorizes the entire community,” said Scott Richman, ADL New York/New Jersey Regional Director. “We hope that by offering this reward, we will not only find the perpetrators, but we will also send the message that hate cannot, and will not, be tolerated against anyone.” Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the 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 antisemitism 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 antisemitism 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