April 22, 2015

There was song and prayer, as there always is at a Shabbat (Sabbath) program at Mount Holly’s Temple Har Zion on Friday night. There were children sitting expectantly waiting to perform a song for those in attendance. But there also was something else a bit out of the ordinary. The message of this particular Sabbath evening was delivered not by the rabbi, but by Valerie Gladfelter of Medford. Gladfelter was representing the distinguished Anti-Defamation League at this special service dedicated to Holocaust Remembrance and co-sponsored by Har Zion and the Rancocas Valley Clergy Association….
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Bensalem 10th No Place for Hate Designation Banner April 21, 2015

Last week, representatives from the Anti-Defamation League presented Bensalem Township with its 10th consecutive “No Place for Hate” designation for 2014. To become a “No Place for Hate” community, the township had to implement three projects that both celebrated diversity and “challenged any bias or bigotry that may be going on.”…
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ADL Fat Banner April 9, 2015

The Anti-Defamation League’s Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, details a total of 107 anti-Semitic incidents across New Jersey during the calendar year. This represents a 27 percent increase from the 78 incidents reported during the same period in 2013, including 3 assaults, 56 cases of vandalism, and 48 incidents of harassment, threats and events. New Jersey ranked third in the nation for anti-Semitic incidents in 2014, behind New York and California…
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