July 2020 -- Tammuz-Av 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 7

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ADL Features Signature

Synagogue Program

The Anti Defamation League {ADL} Signature Synagogues are a network of engaged congregations committed to fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.


Signature Synagogues receive direct access to ADL programs, resources and learning opportunities, creating a central location for community education and taking action. Members will become ambassadors for ADL at a critical time when standing up against anti-Semitism and hate is more important than ever.


Designed to encourage congregation-wide commitment, the program activates members into long-term engagement with ADL, and will culminate with recognition for implementing the programmatic components listed below. Benefits & Opportunities:


  1. Congregation Leader(s) Collaborate Directly with ADL Staff. Each synagogue will appoint a leader or leaders to serve as the liaisons and main points of contact with ADL, in addition to synagogue clergy and staff. Liaisons should be equipped and willing to encourage participation in ADL activities at the synagogue.
  2. Words to Action (WTA) workshops for youth and young adults. WTA workshops are interactive discussion-based programs focused on providing youth and young adults with a heightened understanding of historical and contemporary anti-Semitism. WTA programs are led by trained ADL facilitators, utilize realistic case studies of anti-Semitic incidents, and include effective tools for taking action. Programs are 1.5 to 2 hours long and customizable for all age groups.
  3. Discounted Ticket Pricing to ADL’s:  Never Is Now: Summit on Anti-Semitism & Hate. As ADL’.s signature annual event, Never Is Now is a one-day conference focused on understanding contemporary drivers and dynamics of anti-Semitism. Each Signature Synagogue should strive to organize a delegation of 10+ members to attend Never Is Now. Synagogues will receive an exclusive 18% discounted ticket rate. More information can be found at neverisnow.org.
  4. ADL Experts Address Your Community on a Variety of Topics. Synagogues enrolled in the program are invited to organize at least one ADL speaker event to provide detailed insight into ADL’s core areas of work. The event will provide exclusive access to ADL’s experts on extremism, anti-Semitism, international affairs, cyberhate and more.
  5. Training Sessions on How to be an ADL Ambassador Against Hate.  An ADL staff member will host a workshop on ADL’s mission, efforts and engagements opportunities, including education, research, policy, and advocacy, while emphasizing ways community members can get involved.


{**Synagogues that sign on to participate in this program should be committed to implementing at least 2 of the above programs, in addition to sending a delegation of 10+ members to the Never Is Now Summit. }


Registering for the Signature Synagogue program involves a one-time contribution of $750.00 to ADL New York/New Jersey. This generous and meaningful gift will cover the cost of every programmatic component of the Signature Synagogue initiative, including all ADL speaker and workshop honoraria. This gift can be underwritten by a member of the congregation or a contribution of the synagogue.


Each Signature Synagogue is granted an 18% discounted ticket rate for the Annual Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism & Hate. This year’s summit will be held on November 21, 2019 at the Javits Center in New York City.


Synagogues that actively participate in the Signature Synagogue program will be recognized with a certificate on an annual basis.


For more details contact Hannah Sattler at hsattler@adl.org or 212-885-7748.