Audit 2019

ADL, Education Race and Advocacy: What are we sharing now?

Heartland Region, July 23 New energy with new projects! We joined an anti-racism task force to discuss new approaches on curriculum and programs (K-8) for the Mirowitz Jewish  Community School and are talking with public, charter and parochial schools across the region about long-term uplifting options for anti-bias work. Remember, you don’t just dive into anti-racism education but need to

Sports, Mascots and Bias: A Table Talk Conversation for Families

The decades-old controversy over the Washington Redskins name is in the news again. This month, FedEx, Nike and other major sponsors of the N.F.L. football team asked the team to change its name, which is considered a racist slur against Native American people. In addition, several Native American leaders and organizations wrote to N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell, demanding that the

Audit of Antisemitic Incidents: Year in Review 2019

In 2019, ADL recorded 2,107 antisemitic incidents in the United States, the largest number since tracking began in 1979. Read the report to get the full story.

Joint Statement from Missouri’s Jewish Communities in Solidarity with the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau

St. Louis…April 28…. On behalf of the Jewish community of Missouri, we write both with sadness and hope to our Brothers and Sisters of the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, sharing our pain for the devastating loss of their building and sanctuary due to a suspicious fire last Friday, April 24, at the start of the most holy month of

Twenty-five Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Inspires a New Generation of Extremists

By Dr. Mark Pitcavage On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast destroyed the building, killing 168 men, women and children and injuring hundreds more. Twenty-five years later, the Oklahoma City bombing remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.  McVeigh and his accomplice,

NEWS

ADL, Education Race and Advocacy: What are we sharing now?

Heartland Region, July 23 New energy with new projects! We joined an anti-racism task force to discuss new approaches on curriculum and programs (K-8) for the Mirowitz Jewish  Community School and are talking with public, charter and parochial schools across the region about long-term uplifting options for anti-bias work. Remember, you don’t just dive into anti-racism education but need to

Sports, Mascots and Bias: A Table Talk Conversation for Families

The decades-old controversy over the Washington Redskins name is in the news again. This month, FedEx, Nike and other major sponsors of the N.F.L. football team asked the team to change its name, which is considered a racist slur against Native American people. In addition, several Native American leaders and organizations wrote to N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell, demanding that the

BLOG POSTS

Removing Confederate Monuments Needs Work Beyond the Photo-Op

By: Jeremy Hodess Following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, millions have protested to demand reform. These protests have renewed interest in removing Confederate statues and flags from public lands. Both the monuments and the flag are powerful symbols of oppression. Remember that most of these monuments were erected in the Jim Crow era, with a

Audit of Antisemitic Incidents: Year in Review 2019

In 2019, ADL recorded 2,107 antisemitic incidents in the United States, the largest number since tracking began in 1979. Read the report to get the full story.

EVENTS

Quarterly meeting: US Attorneys Hate Crimes Task Force

The Task Force has been a regional response to hate crimes and bias incidents since 1997. More than 90 representatives of organizations and agencies engaged in the work of decreasing racism, bias, bigotry and discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion meet to discuss incidents, share concerns, create responses. The original goal of the hate crimes initiative was to make St.

WORDS TO ACTION: Virtual and Engaging

ADL Heartland invites you to participate in youth and community learning, Virtual Words to Action. We seek to empower members of the Jewish community who may intentionally avoid difficult conversations about Israel, antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and how these events often blur. At the close, you will have tools to navigate sometimes tense dialogues and address emotional responses to Israel and how