No Place for Hate

No Place for Hate
No Place for Hate

November 13, 2019

Yesterday, our National Director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and other elected officials, faith leaders and community partners to publicly denounce the repeated violence and harassment of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn and call for an end to the deplorable violence and intolerance.

In recent months, there has been a horrifying series of incidents targeting New York’s Orthodox Jews, ranging from verbal confrontations to brutal assaults. In Brooklyn alone, ADL has recorded a dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents. Year-to-date there have been 111 incidents, compared to 93 for the entirety of 2018.  Yesterday’s press conference announced ADL is doubling funding for its premier education program, No Place for Hate ®, in order to bring the program to twice as many schools in Brooklyn.

During the press conference, both Jonathan Greenblatt and NY/NJ Regional Director Evan Bernstein highlighted ADL’s core belief that education is a fundamental first step in putting an end to anti-Semitism and all forms of hate. “Through our expanded outreach, ADL will now have the potential to reach over 10,000 students in the borough -- with hopes of one day ensuring that Brooklyn will be No Place for Hate,” said Bernstein.
 
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Photo: ADL CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt

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As part of this initiative, ADL will provide the initial investment to fund this project – estimated to be about $250,000, with the goal of implementing the program in at least 40 Brooklyn based schools. ADL’s efforts will be focused in Borough Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg, three areas with a highly concentrated Jewish population, and where the majority of the incidents have occurred.
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