In 1913, ADL was founded on Jewish values that inform its work, how it operates and the changes it seeks in the world. It has always meant stopping antisemitism and defending the Jewish people. Today, it also means fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyberhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different.
For resources specific to education in the classroom and community, visit Resources for Educators, Parents & Families.
There are educational benefits to teaching about the diverse religious traditions and cultures, but schools should be thoughtful about being inclusive, respectful and equitable.