August 21, 2015

“New Yorkers, of any religion, race or ethnicity must be able to walk the sidewalks of their own neighborhoods without fear of being targeted because of how they look or what they believe,” Evan Bernstein, ADL’s New York Regional Director, said in a statement. “While we are grateful that the victim was unharmed, the fear…
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evan at leo frank ceremony

Council Members Rory I. Lancman and Elizabeth Crowley, the Anti-Defamation League and the Queens Jewish Community Council held a memorial in honor of Leo Frank, who was lynched 100 years ago following a false murder conviction from a trial that was marked by rampant anti-Semitism. “It is critically important to remember the past and understand…
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July 15, 2015

The following letter was written in response to an article in the Times Herald-Record titled “Hasidic Growth Detrimental” which appeared on July 8th, 2015.    To the Editor: Kate Payne’s outrageous and deeply disturbing letter traffics in hateful rhetoric against Jewish communities in upstate New York, made painfully clear through her letter’s horrific and inflammatory final…
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