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St. Louis Jewish Light

Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

April 26, 2022

(JTA) – The number of antisemitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League in the United States in 2021 reached an all-time high, according to a new report by the group. The 2,717 incidents identified in news articles by the ADL or reported...

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt speaks at the groups 2018 National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt to open Annual Staenberg Lecture series

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer April 9, 2022

The inaugural annual Staenberg Lecture will now feature Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League. Due to a scheduling conflict Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Isabel Wilkerson will no longer be the first guest lecturer...

St. Louisans have access to new video series exploring the most enduring antisemitic tropes

St. Louisans have access to new video series exploring the most enduring antisemitic tropes

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer March 27, 2022

If it feels like you're reading about a new incident of antisemitism or attempts to rewrite the history of the Holocaust by changing laws through, as one Jewish lawmaker described, “draconian Holocaust censorship bills," you are correct. The...

ADL’s Sobering Report on Extremism and Murder in the U.S.

ADL’s Sobering Report on Extremism and Murder in the U.S.

Jewish Light Editorial March 5, 2020

Since its establishment in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League has been on the front lines of fighting not only anti-Semitism but all forms of extremist hate groups and individuals. Its latest report shows that its fight is far from over.Jonathan Greenblatt,...

Navigating  the December Dilemma

Navigating the December Dilemma

Jewish Light Editorial December 12, 2019

With Hanukkah and Christmas overlapping this year, the annual concern that has come to be known as the December Dilemma takes on added timeliness. Navigating through a cluster of joyous religious holidays without prompting hurt feelings, charges of discrimination...

Police investigating Olivette home vandalism as possible hate crime

Police investigating Olivette home vandalism as possible hate crime

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor August 29, 2019

A Jewish family’s home in Olivette was vandalized sometime during the night of Aug. 23-24 in what the local police are treating as a hate crime.The perpetrator, who has not been arrested, left a severed pig head at the home and spray-painted the porch,...

Maxine Clark and Bob Fox

ADL to honor Maxine Clark and Bob Fox at Liberty Award Gala

October 11, 2018

The Anti-Defamation League will honor Maxine Clark and Bob Fox at its 2018 Torch of Liberty Award Gala on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Torch of Liberty Award celebrates “those who, by word or deed, seek to preserve our heritage of liberty, freedom, equality...

Anti-Semitic incidents up from last year, ADL reports

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer November 8, 2017

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States has increased significantly this year, according to a new audit from the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit that works to fight anti-Semitism and hate and tracks such occurrences. Reflected in...

ADL seeks applicants for scholarship

April 20, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League is seeking nominations for the 2017 Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship. For the past 19 years, the scholarship has recognized youth who have made outstanding contributions to the Jewish community and who may become...

At the ADL’s  2016 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony last week are (from left:) Jennifer Winfield, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Missouri; Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Darrin Haslag;  ADL Regional Board Chair Robbye Frank;  Detective Joseph Cichacki of the St. Louis Police Department; Rabbi  Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation; and Karen Aroesty, ADL regional director.

ADL event pays tribute to Missouri law enforcement

BY ROBERT A. COHN December 21, 2016

Cops’ lives matter was illustrated at a recent police appreciation event sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s Missouri-Southern Illinois Region, which recognized two Missouri law-enforcement officers with ADL’s 2016 Distinguished Service Awards...

Leaving the Table

Jewish Light Editorial November 30, 2016

Let’s get this out of the way right at the outset: Roger Waters is pompous and detestable.The former Pink Floyd member is a radical antagonist of Israel and, according to many, including Abraham Foxman, longtime head of the Anti-Defamation League, a...

ADL event to honor police detective, state trooper

November 30, 2016

The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri and Southern Illinois will honor two law enforcement officers with the ADL’s 2016 Distinguished Service Awards during a ceremony Dec. 9. ADL will recognize Detective Joseph T. Cichacki of the St. Louis Metropolitan...

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