April 14, 2015

The 2014 Donald R. Mintz Delegates to ADL’s National Youth Leadership Mission performed at the annual Yom Hashoah community-wide Holocaust Memorial Program at the JCC. The students paid tribute to Holocaust survivors by reading memories of their experiences and lighting candles to symbolize the continuance of their memories to future generations. The students were honored…
Read more ▶

April 9, 2015

  The ADL Civil Rights Committee met on April 8th at Stone Pigman Walthier Wittmann LLC and featured the Honorable Carl Stewart, Chief Judge of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Stewart discussed the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and offered personal narratives of growing up in the Civil Rights…
Read more ▶

March 31, 2015

Dr. Leon Bass – WWII veteran, concentration camp liberator, and civil rights activist – passed away on Saturday in Philadelphia.  He was 90 years old.  Dr. Bass spoke annually during ADL’s National Youth Leadership Mission trip in Washington, DC.  He also spoke during the Greater New Orleans area Holocaust Commemoration event in 2013.  Dr. Bass…
Read more ▶

February 20, 2015

Anti-Semitism is certainly not a new phenomenon, although it has been uncomfortably prevalent in many high-profile cases recently. From the kosher supermarket in Paris to the synagogue shooting in Denmark last weekend, anti-Semitism has been brewing and is now erupting across the world. The Anti-Defamation League recently conducted a global survey of anti-Semitism, involving 102…
Read more ▶