New York, NY, June 11, 2018 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced a restructuring of its regional operations in the New York-New Jersey region in an effort to provide enhanced services to Northern and Central New Jersey, while continuing to serve all of New York.

The New Jersey operations will be brought under the umbrella of the New York Regional Office, headed by Evan R. Bernstein. The newly-named ADL New York-New Jersey Regional Office will continue to serve all of New York State, plus the 14 counties of Northern and Central New Jersey, sharing resources as necessary for all programmatic, coalition-building and development activities.

Under the new structure, the current ADL office in Whippany, NJ, will remain open and joins the Albany Office as a second satellite office to the New York-New Jersey Regional Office based in Manhattan. This structure provides additional professional and educational staff resources, ensuring that ADL will be able to deliver and further develop a full complement of services and programs servicing the Garden State. Southern New Jersey continues to be served by ADL’s Philadelphia Regional Office.

ADL’s New Jersey presence will remain under the auspices of a regional advisory board led by Ross Pearlson, current NJ Regional Board Chair. Board members from both New York and New Jersey have embraced the merger as an opportunity to advance ADL’s mission in both states.

“We believe New Jersey will benefit greatly by joining forces with the New York Regional Office, and are excited by the opportunity to have increased resources and presence in New Jersey. With this new framework, and Evan’s leadership this strategic move will offer both regions greater resources, efficiency and capability. By expanding and streamlining the services that ADL provides these communities, this move will enhance program delivery capabilities to New Jersey, and raise awareness of the ADL’s work among all of our important constituents.” Pearlson said.

“We are excited by this opportunity to work together and strengthen our abilities to combat hate on both sides of the Hudson,” said Evan Bernstein, ADL Regional Director for New York-New Jersey. “As two of the most diverse states in the nation which share many similarities, with a larger dedicated team and community support, we will streamline our initiatives to have greater impact,” said Bernstein.

 

ADL is the world’s 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. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at www.adl.org.