National Leadership Summit

Exclusive Opportunities for ADL’s National Leadership

Join us for exclusive opportunities for ADL’s National Leadership on March 4-5. The National Leadership Summit (NLS) is two days of programming within Never Is Now specifically for ADL’s national leadership bodies (Global Leadership Council, National Commission, ADL ACT) and Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) participants and alumni to come together, learn, and engage around critical anti-hate issues.

Leadership Registration

National Leadership Summit Agenda

12:00pm-2:00pm

ADL ACT Meeting

Open to members of ADL ACT

12:30pm-2:00pm

Regional Board Chair Lunch

Open to Regional Board Chairs

2:00pm-3:00pm

All NLS Participants

Registration

Be sure to arrive early so you have time to go through security, check your bag, and mingle with fellow leaders before our first sessions begin promptly at 3:00pm. Please note that ADL will be implementing best practices in securing events to ensure that all of our guests and staff are safe.

3:00pm-4:15pm

National Commission Members

Addressing Antisemitism & Anti-Zionism on Campus 

Presented by the Education, Civil Rights, and Government Relations Committees

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

Orientation and Q&A with Jonathan Greenblatt 

4:30pm-5:45pm

National Commission Members

Community Engagement: The Path Forward 

Presented by the Community Engagement Committee

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

Project Shema: Building Bridges Through Understanding

More information coming soon!

5:45pm-6:45pm

7:00pm-9:30pm

All NLS Participants

Dinner & Evening Plenary 

National Leadership Summit Agenda

7:30am-8:45am

All NLS Participants

General Breakfast

GLI Alumni Breakfast

Network with other GLI Alumni from across the country and learn more about opportunities to stay involved.
Open to all GLI Alumni of the past five years

Breakfast with ADL CEO & National Director Jonathan Greenblatt

Open to members of the Global Leadership Council

9:00am-10:20am

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

GLI & GLI Alumni Breakout Sessions 

9:00am-11:05am

National Commission Members

National Commission Meeting 

This portion of the National Commission Meeting will feature a briefing with ADL CEO & National Director Jonathan Greenblatt and an interactive workshop led by Chair of ADL's Board of Directors Ben Sax.

10:30am-12:15pm

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

GLI & GLI Alumni Breakout Sessions 

11:15am-12:15pm

National Commission Members

National Commission Meeting

This portion of the National Commission Meeting will feature an opportunity for informal meetings and Q&A with ADL's senior staff and leadership.

12:30pm-2:45pm

All NLS Participants

Lunch & Afternoon Plenary 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

GLI & GLI Alumni Breakout Sessions 

3:00pm-4:15pm

National Commission Members

Israel: What’s Happening in the Region Now and What is the Impact at Home? 

Presented by the International Affairs, Antisemitism & Extremism, and Government Relations Committees

4:10pm-5:35pm

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

GLI & GLI Alumni Breakout Sessions 

4:30pm-6:00pm

National Commission Members

National Commission Meeting 

5:40pm-6:00pm

Glass Leadership Inst. Members

GLI & GLI Alumni Closing Session

Wrap up your time at NLS with reflection during this closing session for GLI & GLI alumni participants.

Never Is Now Agenda

8:45am-11:00am

All Attendees Welcome

Mainstage Opening Session

Kickoff our 2024 Never Is Now Summit with hosts Juju Chang and Abigail Pogrebin. Hear from ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt as he gives his annual State of Hate and other leaders in the fight against antisemitism and hate.

We suggest you arrive at 7:30am so you have time to go through security, check your bag and be seated by 8:30am for our 8:45am start. Please note that ADL will be implementing best practices in securing events to ensure that all of our guests and staff are safe.

Breakout Session 1: 11:30am-12:30pm

All Attendees Welcome

How Global Leaders are Fighting Antisemitism Together 

Speakers to Come

All Attendees Welcome

Can Antisemitic and Other Hateful Content be Moderated on Social Media? 

All Attendees Welcome

Healing Trauma: How to Address Internalized Antisemitism and Lessons for the Next Generation 

All Attendees Welcome

Protecting Jewish Communities Against Swatting and other Antisemitic Threats 

All Attendees Welcome

Are You Jewish? Diversity and Identity Within the Jewish Community 

All Attendees Welcome

New Ways to Fight Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism on College Campuses 

All Attendees Welcome

More Sessions to be Announced Soon….

12:30pm-2:00pm

All Attendees Welcome

Lunch

Kosher Lunch

Breakout Session 2: 2:00pm-3:00pm

All Attendees Welcome

Women’s Voices on Sexual Assault as a Weapon of War and Antisemitism: October 7 and Beyond 

All Attendees Welcome

Advancing the Fight: How the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism Impacts You 

All Attendees Welcome

The Stakes of AI: How AI is Changing the Landscape of Antisemitism, Hate and Extremism 

All Attendees Welcome

The Unique Threats of Antisemitism on the Orthodox Community 

All Attendees Welcome

The Power of Diverse Jewish Stories on Screen to Combat Antisemitism 

All Attendees Welcome

Challenging Antisemitism & Bias in the Workplace: Best Practices and Legal Remedies 

All Attendees Welcome

Harnessing Creativity: Combating Antisemitism Through Advertising 

All Attendees Welcome

More Sessions to be Announced Soon….

3:30pm-5:30pm

All Attendees Welcome

Mainstage Afternoon Session

Close out your first day of the event with impactful messages from global leaders on critical topics including antisemitism on college campuses.

Never Is Now Agenda

Breakout Session 3: 8:30am-9:30am

All Attendees Welcome

College Track Opening Session

Join us, as we kick off our Inaugural College Track at Never is Now. Hear from ADL CEO and National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt, alongside other important voices, on how you can commit to combatting hate and antisemitism on your campus.

All Attendees Welcome

Taking Antisemitism and Hate to Court 

All Attendees Welcome

Is This Ok to Say?: The Impact of Words on the Jewish Experience 

All Attendees Welcome

How to Keep the Memory of the Holocaust Alive in the Digital Age 

All Attendees Welcome

Empowering Allies in the Fight Against Extremism and Hate 

All Attendees Welcome

More Sessions to be Announced Soon…

Breakout Session 4: 10:00am-11:00am

All Attendees Welcome

“COLLEYVILLE” Documentary First Look: What It Felt Like 

All Attendees Welcome

Voices Against Antisemitism: Influencers Shaping Change 

All Attendees Welcome

What Does it Really Mean? The Mainstreaming of Anti-Zionism and Anti-Israel Slogans Post 10/7 

All Attendees Welcome

Disinformation: How Social Media Shapes the 2024 Election 

All Attendees Welcome

More Sessions to be Announced Soon….

11:30am-1:30pm

All Attendees Welcome

Mainstage Closing Session

Join hosts Juju Chang and Abigail Pogrebin for the closing session as they welcome leaders in the fight against antisemitism and hate and share more tools to bring back to your communities. Once the session has concluded, don't miss a chance to connect with other attendees over lunch and continue the fight.

1:30pm-2:30pm

All Attendees Welcome

Lunch and Networking

Kosher Lunch

1:00pm-3:30pm

All Attendees Welcome

How to Talk About Israel in Progressive Spaces Workshop and Lunch 

In this workshop with Project Shema, students will explore what is happening in the discourse right now in response to events in Israel. Participants will discuss what makes the conversation about Israel and Palestine and antisemitism so challenging in progressive spaces and will gain practical tips on how to engage in productive dialogue.

2:00pm-3:45pm

All Attendees Welcome

High School Student Track

High School students will discuss the topics raised in the day's sessions and explore their role in challenging antisemitism and championing justice in their schools and communities.

NLS Speakers

Julianna Margulies

Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-Winning Actress

As an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theatre, and film.

Margulies can currently be seen starring in the third season of the Apple TV+ flagship series “The Morning Show” opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as Laura Peterson, an anchor at UBA News. Met with critical praise, the show has earned Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice award nominations in the category of “Best Drama Series.”

Recently, Margulies signed on as executive producer of the Jordan Matthew Horowitz’s Oscar-qualified documentary short Jack and Sam. Mixing documentary, archival, and breathtaking animation, the film tells the tale of two Holocaust survivors miraculously reuniting after 80 years. Now in their late 90s, they are spending the precious time they have left rekindling their friendship and educating others about the dangers of hatred. The heartwarming story explores the enduring power of connection and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity.

In 2021, Margulies added author to her list of credits with the release of her autobiography Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life. The book tells the story of her unconventional childhood and how it shaped some of the crucial decisions she made as an adult. The title is a nod to the childhood nickname given to her by her mother.

Margulies has also starred in Showtime’s “Billions” as Catherine Brant, an Ivy League sociology professor and best-selling author. She joined Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti for the series’ fifth season which premiered in May 2020.

Previously, Margulies starred in National Geographic’s limited series “The Hot Zone,” based on the best-selling book written by Richard Preston. The critically acclaimed series was National Geographic’s highest rated scripted television series in the network’s history. In 2018, Margulies co-starred in the AMC limited series “Dietland,” based on the book written by Sarai Walker and created for television by Marti Noxon.

Margulies starred and produced the CBS hit show “The Good Wife” as Alicia Florrick, a role that won her two Emmy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Critics Choice Award. The series ran for seven seasons.

Other TV credits include her multi-episode guest role in HBO’s “The Sopranos,” “The Grid,” a mini-series from TNT and the BBC (Golden Globe nomination), and TNT’s original mini-series “The Mists of Avalon” (Golden Globe nomination), opposite Anjelica Huston and Joan Allen. Margulies was also one of the original members of the groundbreaking show “ER,” for which she received both an Emmy Award and six SAG Awards as nurse Carol Hathaway.

No stranger to film, Margulies has also appeared in several silver screen gems. In 2009, she starred in “City Island,” opposite Andy Garcia which won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Other film credits include the dark comedy “The Darwin Awards,” “Snakes on a Plane” opposite Samuel L. Jackson; “Slingshot,” “Ghost Ship” opposite Gabriel Byrne, “The Upside “opposite Bryan Cranston and “Three Christs” opposite Richard Gere. She can also be seen in Bruce Beresford’s “Evelyn” opposite Pierce Brosnan, “Paradise Road” (also Bruce Beresford), “What’s Cooking,” an ensemble drama directed by Gurinder Chadha, Richard Linklater’s “The Newton Boys,” Boaz Yakin’s “A Price Above Rubies,” “Traveller,” and “The Man From Elysian Fields,” opposite Andy Garcia and Mick Jagger.

On stage, Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006 starring in Festen directed by Rufus Norris. Margulies completed a successful run in Jon Robin Baitz’s Ten Unknowns at Lincoln Center for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award. Other theater credits include: The Vagina Monologues, both Off-Broadway and the Los Angeles premiere, and Intrigue with Faye Off-Broadway.

She has personally been involved in Project ALS since its inception and Erin’s Law. She is a long-standing board member of the New York City-based theater company MCC, a company dedicated to giving the American playwright a voice and a platform. Margulies also spearheads the Holocaust Educator School Partnership (HESP) in partnership with the Museum of Jewish History in New York City. HESP is a paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate students currently studying in the New York metropolitan area. Interns are trained on how to teach the history of the Holocaust and then work with local public middle and high school students to understand this history.

Margulies resides in New York City with her husband and son.

Michael Solomonov

5-time James Beard Award-Winning Chef

​Michael Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is partner in CookNSolo with Steven Cook and is the executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s Zahav,the trailblazing restaurant that put the rich melting pot of Israeli cuisine at the forefront of dining in America today.A 5-time James Beard Foundation Award winner, he is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country’s top chefs and entrepreneurs.

In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Laser Wolf Philadelphia, Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Goldie, K’Far, and Laser Wolf, K’Far and Jaffa Bar at the Hoxton Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Laser Wolf Brooklyn was named “The Restaurant of the Summer” by the New York Post in June 2022
  • Laser Wolf Philadelphia was named one of the “Best New Restaurants in the World” for 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler, The New York Times’ “The 2021 Restaurant List” and GQ’s “Best New Restaurants in America, 2020”
  • Zahav was awarded 2019 Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation, the #1 restaurant in the country
  • In 2018, Food & Wine named Zahav one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years”
  • Solomonov won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef in 2017

Chef Solomonov is also an avid snowboarder, surfer, and overall fitness fanatic.

Zahav’s famous hummus is available at Whole Foods locations as of January, 2024.

Einat Admony

James Beard Foundation Nominated Chef, Owner of Balaboosta Resturant

Chef Einat Admony, known as the ultimate balaboosta (meaning “perfect housewife” in Yiddish) is the James Beard nominated chef and owner of Balaboosta, the fine dining Middle Eastern & Israeli restaurant and founder of beloved fast casual falafel chain, Taïm.

Admony is a pillar of the international Israeli cooking community. Her food tells an intricate story of strong immigrant roots and living the American Dream. Having grown up in Tel Aviv, she served as a cook in the Israeli Army before traveling Europe to work in kitchens, and eventually landing in New York City as an ambitious young chef. After 15+ years leading the New York culinary scene and establishing multiple restaurants, Admony continues to innovate and inspire with elevated yet comforting homestyle cooking from her childhood.

Admony is a double-time champion and competitor of Food Network’s Chopped and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. She has been featured by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, HuffPost, Forbes, among many others. Admony has authored two cookbooks with Artisan Books: Balaboosta (2013) and Shuk (2019). In 2014, she was a recipient of the Great Immigrants award from Carnegie Corporation of New York for exemplary contributions to American life.

Outside of leading several expanding food businesses, Admony can be found at home in Brooklyn or at her country house in the Hudson Valley, cooking for her two children, Liam and Mika, her husband and business partner, Stefan Nafziger, and a steady stream of dinner party guests.

Julia Haart

CEO, Designer, and Producer & Star of Netflix's "My Unorthodox Life"

Julia Haart is a self-made business leader, designer and bestselling author with a personal story that inspires millions. Born in Russia, she immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 3 and was raised in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Monsey, New York. In 2013, at the age 42, she fled her community, changed her name and, without any formal secular education, she launched her career as a fashion designer and global entrepreneur.

Within nine months of leaving her community, Haart founded a luxury shoe brand that was featured at Paris Fashion Week. A few years later, she was named Creative Director of La Perla, the world’s most iconic lingerie brand. In 2019, she became co-owner and CEO of Elite World Group (EWG), representing over 5000 of the world’s top artists, models, actors, musicians and athletes with an audience of over two billion.

Under her leadership, Julia transformed the business from talent management into a billion dollar talent-as-media conglomerate, shifting the power dynamic squarely into the hands of her clients by building them into brands and transforming their social media into powerful media channels. Julia’s commitment to empowering women helped hundreds of EWG clients become financially independent, while simultaneously helping brands to transform media spend into actual ROI, creating systems to ensure products were advertised to the correct audience, completely changing the ways that brands market their products.

Putting her vision into practice, she is currently the founder and CEO of +Body by Julia Haart, with a mission to re-imagine shapewear as comfortable, technologically advanced, confidence building clothing that is designed to be seen.

In 2021, Julia created and produced the NETFLIX hit series ‘My Unorthodox Life’, which premiered in over 190 countries, captivating and inspiring viewers, especially women, who deeply resonate with her commitment to personal freedom, autonomy and authentic expression. Her memoir BRAZEN was released in 2022, written with radical vulnerability and honesty, sharing her deeply personal journey of heartbreak, resilience and courage to flee her community.  BRAZEN became an instant bestseller simultaneously in the U.S. and the U.K.  Season 2 of ‘My Unorthodox Life’ premiered December 2022, staying in the NETFLIX worldwide top 10 for weeks.

Inspired by the overturn of Roe v Wade and the horrific October 7 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, Julia has ignited her philanthropic and activist commitments both domestically and internationally with the same fearlessness and purpose she brings to her work empowering women’s economic independence.

Julia transcends all stereotypes of a celebrity activist, bringing tangible resources and solutions. Within weeks after October 7, Julia traveled to Israel embedding inside Gaza with women-led battalions of the Israeli Defense Forces. She also interviewed President Herzog, Prime Minister Netanyahu and gathered countless personal stories of Israel – Jews, Christians, Bedouins, Muslims and members of the LGBTQIA+ community – sharing their candid perspectives about the realities of life in Israel.

Julia has traveled to Ukraine multiple times, bringing worldwide attention to the war effort. In her trips she cleared landmines with HALO trust, an organization supported by Princess Diana, and personally delivered ambulances and medical supplies to the frontlines.

Her other international and domestic projects include sexual health advocacy in Rwanda, cultural arts programs like Paint2Power in New York City, and ongoing convenings of Female Founder Workshops and a Feminist Roundtable she initially founded with iconic organizer Dolores Huerta. She has participated in protests at the United States Supreme Court and spoken at the Global Women’s March for Iranian women and the United Nations for the return of Israeli hostages.

Julia is honored to serve on the Emerge America Creative Coalition, the ERA Coalition Advisory Board and the Association for Foreign Press Correspondents USA Board of Directors. She resides in New York City where she generously creates community and opportunities for collaboration for her family, friends and colleagues who seek to change the world.

Eitan Bernath

Award-Winning Chef, Author, TV Personality

Eitan Bernath is an award-winning chef, author, TV personality, entertainer, and social justice activist. The multihyphenate began his gilded entertainment career early, appearing as one of the youngest ever contestants on the Food Network’s Chopped at just 11 years old. Since then, Bernath’s social media presence has amassed over 8 million followers and 3 billion annual video views that reach more than 350 million consumers in 150 countries every year. He is the chief executive officer of Eitan Productions, the Principal Culinary Contributor for the Daytime Emmy® award-winning Drew Barrymore Show on CBS, and is a contributor to The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Delish. Bernath’s debut cookbook Eitan Eats the World, a national bestseller, hit bookstands in May 2022 from Penguin Random House with critical acclaim from outlets including USA Today, Good Morning America, and the Associated Press. Heralded as a leader in social media for mastering the art of quick-cut content, Bernath’s story and success has graced the pages of publications including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, and People. In September 2021, Bernath became the youngest ever recipient of Forbes coveted 30 Under 30 award in Food & Drink. Building on his passion to contribute to the global effort to solve hunger, Bernath was appointed by the United Nations World Food Programme as a High Level Supporter in February 2023, becoming the youngest individual ever elevated to such a position. He also serves on City Harvest’s Food Council, World Central Kitchen’s Chef Corps, the Anti-Defamation League’s Entertainment Leadership Council, the White House Historical Association’s Next-Gen Leaders Cohort, and as an ambassador for Animal Haven, an animal shelter in downtown Manhattan.

Jonathan Greenblatt

National Director and CEO, ADL

Jonathan A. Greenblatt is the CEO of ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and its sixth National Director. As chief executive of ADL, Jonathan leads all aspects of the world’s leading anti-hate organization. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Since becoming CEO in July 2015, Greenblatt has modernized ADL while refocusing it on the mission it has had since its founding in 1913: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.

Under Greenblatt, ADL has modernized its operations, innovated its approaches to counter antisemitism from all sides and enhanced its efforts to combat extremism in all forms. During his tenure ADL rebooted its Center on Extremism that analyzes and monitors extremists and hate groups; launched “Never Is Now” the largest annual convening in the world focused on antisemitism and hate; created the Center for Technology and Society in Silicon Valley to fight the rising tide of online hate and harassment; partnered with the Aspen Institute to launch the Civil Society Fellowship, an innovative program that builds cohorts of emerging leaders across a continuum of ideology and identity; developed the Sports Leadership Council to engage athletes, teams and leagues to confront bigotry and discrimination more effectively; and executed Stop Hate for Profit, the successful campaign that organized businesses, celebrities, nonprofits and policy makers to fight the rampant racism, antisemitism and extremism on Facebook.

In 2022, Greenblatt released It Could Happen Here, a book that sounds an alarm, warning that hate and systemic violence is gathering momentum in the United States – and that violence on a more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner.

Jonathan serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and has been recognized on multiple occasions for his leadership at ADL. He has been named by The NonProfit Times to its list of Top 50 Nonprofit Leaders from 2016-2022. Recode named Jonathan to its inaugural “Recode 100,” a list of the top 100 people in business and technology. He has been named among the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in the global Jewish community by The Jerusalem Post and as one of the Top 50 Jews to follow on Twitter by the JTA.

Before ADL, Greenblatt served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation. He came to that role after a long career in business. In 2002, he co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water, a premium bottled water that helps children around the world access clean water. Ethos was acquired by Starbucks Coffee Company in 2005. Following the acquisition, Jonathan was named VP of Global Consumer Products at Starbucks and joined the board of the Starbucks Foundation.

In 2009, Jonathan founded All for Good (AFG), the largest database of volunteer opportunities on the Internet. Incubated at Google, AFG developed an innovative strategy to organize the world’s volunteer listings. AFG was acquired by Points of Light in 2011. Jonathan also served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, a diversified media company and as an executive at REALTOR.com, joining the company as a product manager and eventually heading up its consumer products division. REALTOR went public in 1999 (HOMS) and was acquired by News Corp in 2014.

Jonathan has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and as a senior fellow at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jonathan graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ben Sax

Chair, Board of Directors, ADL

Ben Sax is the Chair of ADL Board of Directors. In his 25 years of volunteering for ADL, Ben has served in various leadership positions, including Vice-Chair of the Board, National Chair of Development and New York Regional Board Chair. Ben also assisted in a complete revamp of the organization’s governance structure to bolster leadership, accountability and transparency to sustain the organization’s long-term future.

Ben is a partner at KORE Private Wealth, a multibillion-dollar registered investment advisor that works exclusively with wealthy individuals and their families to help navigate the world around them. Focusing on everything from financial, estate and tax planning to asset allocation and investment, Ben and his team work with clients to achieve their goals through objective thinking and innovative wealth solutions with a mission to educate, inform and help them feel secure in the decisions they make about their financial lives.

He has also taught financial literacy to young adults at several non-profit organizations over the years. Ben has a deep appreciation for the arts, is a graduate of Bowdoin college, has two adult children, two grandchildren and is married to Hollis, a professional photographer.

Barbara Adelman

Barbara B. Balser ADL Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Both of Barbara Adelman’s parents were extremely involved in Jewish organizations in Baltimore since early adulthood – her mother with Hadassah and her father with B’nai Brith. And her father was a “victim” of university quota policies. He had to wait several years for a “space to open” for him at Johns Hopkins. This family history greatly influenced Barbara’s decision to become active with ADL. Her involvement also stems from her deep personal commitment to ADL’s dual mission. Barbara has the privilege of serving in leadership roles both in the Midwest region and at the national level. She previously served as inaugural co-chair of the GLC with Mike Sheetz. She is currently Treasurer and a member of the ADL Foundation Board, the Audit Committee and Vice-Chair of the Foundation Investment Committee and remains a GLC member. She was a past Midwest Regional Board Chair, and remains a member of the Midwest board and its Executive and Management Committees. Barbara also had the pleasure of participating in several ADL missions, including the first GLC Mission to Paris and London, the inaugural Women’s Mission to Israel and the first Civil Rights Mission to Atlanta, Selma and Birmingham. She recently joined a GLC Mission to Chile and had the privilege of joining the ADL contingent participating in the 60th anniversary March on Washington.

Barbara recently retired from a long career in the financial services industry, first as an international corporate banker, then as a financial advisor. Art is another of her passions. She was a docent at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago for over 15 years and currently sits on the Board and serves on the Finance and Investment Committee for The Arts Club of Chicago. Barbara is also a long-time member of The University of Chicago Women’s Board as well as its Steering Committee, and recently became a member of the University of Chicago Divinity School Council.

In her spare time, she and her husband Steve enjoy spending time and relaxing at their Michigan home.

Jeffrey Abrams

Regional Director, ADL Los Angeles

Jeffrey Abrams is the Regional Director of ADL’s Los Angeles office, which covers Los Angeles. Riverside, San Bernadino and Kern counties, a territory with over 15 million people and the second largest Jewish community in the country, with over 750,000 people living in Jewish households. Prior to assuming his role in August 2020, Jeff practiced law in Los Angeles for over 25 years as an entertainment attorney, business advisor and mediator. Jeff currently is a director and trustee of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a past director the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and is a co-trustee of the Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation. Jeff also is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation leadership program and a Peabody Award winner. A native of Los Angeles, Jeff and his wife are proud parents of three sons, one high-schooler, one college student and one law student.

Sara Aniano

Disinformation Analyst, Center on Extremism, ADL

Sara Aniano (she/her) is a Disinformation Analyst at the ADL Center on Extremism, tracking misinformation, disinformation and conspiratorial narratives that embolden extremists both on and offline. She joined ADL after earning her Master’s in Communication from Monmouth University, where she focused her scholarly research on conspiratorial rhetoric leading up to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, which she was invited to submit to the January 6th Committee. At the Center on Extremism, Sara sheds light on the strategies and real-world repercussions of false narratives and aims to hold accountable those who allow them to spread.

Carmiel Arbit

Senior Director, Government Relations, ADL

Carmiel Arbit is the Senior Director for Government Relations at ADL, where she leads the federal affairs team. As ADL’s chief lobbyist, she oversees policy, legislative strategy and stakeholder engagement with Capitol Hill and the Executive. She has extensive experience working at the intersection of foreign policy and government relations. She is a nonresident senior fellow for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. She was previously the Director of Strategic Engagement in AIPAC’s office of Policy and Government Affairs, where she helped drive the organization’s strategy for engaging key policy stakeholders. Prior to her time at AIPAC, she worked at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy. She has worked in government affairs and public diplomacy for Thomson Reuters, the American Jewish Committee and Penn Schoen and Berland Associates, and as a consultant leading the work of Key Bridge Strategies. Arbit earned her BA from George Washington University and her MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has been recognized as a top lobbyist by the Hill three years in a row, and as a top Foreign Policy Influencer by Diplomatic Courier. She is a term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman national security fellow, and a member of the national board of Women’s Foreign Policy Group.

Ariel Behrman

Director, Education Programs and Products, ADL

Ariel Behrman is ADL’s Director of Education Programs and Products. In this capacity, Ariel leads the development and distribution of ADL’s signature education programs in the areas of anti-bias, Holocaust, and antisemitism education for K-12, campus, and workplace audiences. Ariel has spent her entire career at ADL. Passionate about Holocaust education, Ariel spent 14 years leading ADL’s Holocaust education program, Echoes & Reflections, playing key roles in marketing and outreach efforts, program planning, online program development, and partnerships. Ariel received her undergraduate degree in Religion Studies at Lehigh University with a focus on Holocaust history and education. Ariel lives in New Jersey with her husband Adam, her three children, and two puppies Moana and Zeus. 

Frederic L. Bloch

Chief Growth Officer, ADL

As Chief Growth Officer, Frederic L. Bloch is responsible for raising awareness of ADL, improving the experience of all constituents, and driving revenue to meet the demands of the communities we serve.

Fred joined ADL in 2016 after four years at The New Jewish Home, a New York-based eldercare provider, where he was Senior Vice President, Development and Communications. Prior to that, Fred had a distinguished three-decade career on Wall Street, including 22 years with AllianceBernstein in a series of progressively more responsible executive positions, leading teams across the US and in London.

Fred earned a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Yale University.

Remaya Campbell

Senior Program Manager, Center on Extremism, ADL

Remaya is an intelligence professional with expertise in extremism, disinformation, and emerging technologies. As the Senior Program Manager at the ADL’s Center on Extremism, she leads the Embedded Researcher Program, managing its staff, operations, and strategic planning. Her work focuses on partnering with community organizations to research and disrupt a broad range of domestic extremism.

Additionally, Remaya is the Acting Chair & an appointed Commissioner on the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission, where she formulates policy recommendations for both the Mayor and the District Council. She possesses a Master’s degree in Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Otago and a B.A. in Law, History & Culture from the University of Southern California.

Cheryl Drazin

Senior Vice President, Talent and Knowledge, ADL

As Senior Vice President, Talent and Knowledge, Cheryl Drazin provides strategic leadership across all areas that affect the organization’s people and culture.

Cheryl joined ADL in 2013 as the Jean and Jerry Moore Civil Rights Area counsel and became Regional Director for the Dallas regional office in 2016. In 2020, Cheryl was appointed Vice President of the Central Division where she and her team worked daily to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate. In that capacity, Cheryl led operations for seven ADL regional offices. Cheryl was promoted to Senior Vice President for Talent and Knowledge in 2023. Prior to joining ADL, Cheryl was shareholder at a boutique labor and employment law firm where her practice focused on advocating for individuals who experienced workplace discrimination.

Cheryl earned her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from The University of Texas School of Law.

Amy Feinman

Interim Vice President, Civil Rights, ADL

As Interim Vice President of Civil Rights, Amy Feinman provides strategic direction and oversight for ADL’s work on core civil rights equities, including countering antisemitism and hate, fighting bigotry and discrimination, safeguarding religious freedom and the separation of church and state, and promoting justice and fair treatment for all. Prior to assuming this role, Amy served as a civil rights area counsel for the northeast region, providing strategic civil rights advice and guidance to five regional offices covering thirteen states as well as the District of Columbia.

Amy joined ADL in 2018 after several years in private practice at the law firm Latham & Watkins in Boston, where she maintained a robust pro bono practice focused on education equity, juvenile justice, and family law matters.

Amy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Claire Finkelstein

Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Faculty Director, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Claire Finkelstein’s current research addresses national security law and policy, democratic governance, and professional ethics.

Finkelstein is the founder and faculty director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC). She is a distinguished research fellow at APPC and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI).

An expert in the law of armed conflict, military ethics, national security law, and professional ethics, she is a co-editor (with Jens David Ohlin) of The Oxford Series in Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law, and an editor of six of its volumes: Targeted Killings: Law & Morality in an Asymmetrical World (2012); Cyber War: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts (2015); Weighing Lives in War (2017); Sovereignty and the New Executive Authority (2018); Preserving Cultural Heritage in Times of War (2022), and Between Crime and War: Hybrid Legal Frameworks for Asymmetric Conflict (forthcoming, 2022). She has published widely in national security and democratic governance, and most recently led a working group of over 30 national security professionals to produce a significant report discussing recommendations for closing Guantanamo Bay Prison.

Finkelstein is a sought-after national security consultant, briefing individuals, Pentagon officials, U.S. Senate staff, and JAG Corps members on issues relating to national security law and practice. She is also regularly consulted on matters of personal and professional ethics. She is a frequent radio, podcast, broadcast, and print commentator and has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Newsweek. Her other scholarly work has focused on criminal law theory, moral and political philosophy, jurisprudence, and rational choice theory.

Ron Fish

Interim Regional Director, ADL New England

Rabbi Ron Fiish is the ADL’s Interim New England Regional Director. He also serves as the Anti-Defamation League’s first East Division Director of Antisemitism Education and Advocacy, impacting Jewish communities from Maine to Delaware. His central role is in addressing antisemitism on college campuses today and to offer support for young adults during those first years of independence. His work is directed toward helping Directors of Equity and Inclusion (DEIs), Provosts and University Presidents to understand the experience of Jewish students on campus and their unique and diverse needs.

Ron is a graduate of Brandeis University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as a congregational rabbi in 3 communities in the Northeast for 25 years. Most recently, Ron was the Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in Sharon, MA. He is currently the president of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis and has worked through the years as a committed and enthusiastic partner for interfaith dialogue. In the run up to vote on the Affordable Care Act, Ron organized 400 colleagues across the state of Connecticut to advocate for universal healthcare. He is the proud father of four and the husband to Leah Bieler, a writer and fellow Jewish educator.

Raina Goldberg

Director of Leadership Engagement, ADL

Raina Goldberg is ADL’s Director of Leadership Engagement. Prior to joining ADL, Raina spent nearly 20 years working for Hillel in various capacities, including Executive Director of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, Director of Hillel’s Birthright Israel program, and Associate Director of the Israel on Campus Coalition. She earned a BA in Elementary Education and History from the University of Miami and a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University.

Stacie Hartman

Co-Chair, National Commission, ADL

Stacie Hartman is a partner and chair of the Financial Services Group at the law firm of Steptoe and works from its Chicago and New York offices. She also chairs its Women’s Forum. Stacie co-chairs ADL’s National Commission and served on ADL’s DEI Task Force and serves on ADL’s Midwest Region’s Executive Council. Stacie is from Chicago and obtained her degrees from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and Northwestern University, and matriculated at Oxford University.

Clara Hess

Vice President, Education, ADL

As Vice President of Education, Clara oversees all facets of ADL’s education outreach, including its programs on antisemitism and Holocaust education, student-led school climate improvement, anti-bias education and bullying prevention. She joined ADL in October 2022.

Before joining ADL, Clara served as Teach for America’s managing director of advisory support and senior managing director of strategy and innovation, where she was responsible for leading project teams to drive strategy and change initiatives for a staff of 1,400 people. Among other responsibilities, Clara supervised the administration of a new $1 million award program to fund grassroots innovations in schooling in response to challenges posed by COVID-19, and launched a racial equity framework.

Prior to her tenure at Teach for America, Clara was the Chief Operating Officer at the DC Public Charter School Board. She holds a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Georgia, and earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University.

Beth Holtzman

Western States Civil Rights Counsel, ADL

Beth serves as Western States Civil Rights Counsel for ADL. Prior to joining ADL, Beth was an associate at a civil rights and workers’ rights law firm in Oakland, California. She previously worked as a legal fellow at Essential Access Health, where she assisted with litigation regarding proposed regulations to the Title X family planning program, and a Dorot Legal Fellow at the Alliance for Justice in Washington DC, where she researched judicial nominees. Beth received her JD from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kenneth Jacobson

Deputy National Director, ADL

As ADL’s Deputy National Director, Kenneth Jacobson serves in a number of capacities including representing ADL when CEO Jonathan Greenblatt is not available, writing extensively on ADL subjects, speaking to groups across the country and educating ADL staff and volunteer leaders about the history and legacy of the organization.

Ken joined ADL in 1971. He is the longest serving ADL professional and has served in many roles, including leading the International Affairs, Civil Rights, Marketing and Communications, and Education divisions at various times.

Ken has a BA in history from Yeshiva University and an MA in history from Columbia University.

Julia Jassey

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jewish on Campus

Julia Jassey is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jewish on Campus the leading voice for Jewish students in the United States, combatting antisemitism, engaging in grassroots activism, and advocating for the Jewish community. Her work has been recognized widely in the Jewish community and beyond, featured on CNN, CBS, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other international news outlets. Working together with students around the country, she has advocated for students at every level—from university administrators to the White House as a contributor to the National Strategy to Combat Antisemitism. She was awarded at the Anti-Defamation League’s Concert Against Hate for her leadership in the Jewish community, and she was considered one of Algemeiner Magazine’s “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life” in 2021. She currently serves as a Brume and Allen Scholar at the American Sephardi Federation, and she was formerly the host of the “Nice Jewish Girls” feminist podcast. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2023, where she studied Political Science and Jewish Studies.

Deb Leipzig

Vice President, Leadership, ADL

As Vice President of Leadership, Deb Leipzig provides strategic direction and oversight of ADL’s governance structure and its national volunteer engagement bodies.

Deb joined ADL in 2018 having most recently run her own strategic development and philanthropic consulting practice with clients including OneTable, UpStart and BlueStar Indexes. Deb also served as the Senior Director of the General Assembly for JFNA; VP, Development for JDub Music and Director of Development for Reboot, an organization dedicated to reinventing Jewish tradition and ritual for a new generation. She began her career at Twentieth Century Fox and MTV Networks.

Deb holds a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Lucas Martinez

Director, Strategic Partnerships, ADL

Lucas Martinez serves as a Director of Strategic Partnerships at ADL. In this capacity, he plays a lead role in shaping and implementing ADL’s agenda for partnership development and community engagement with special emphasis on interfaith and intergroup outreach, local advocacy, and Hispanic engagement. He concentrates on advancing shared priorities such as combating antisemitism and hate in all forms, addressing domestic extremism, and securing justice and fair treatment to all.

Prior to his role at ADL, Lucas served as the Senior and Legal Advisor to the CEO of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s oldest Hispanic civil rights organization, where he worked closely with the National Board, Councils, membership, and external stakeholders to address the growing challenges facing the Latino community. At LULAC, Lucas served as a legal advisor to the LULAC national office, developed strategic initiatives, and led policy initiatives around healthcare and local/state engagements.

Lucas is a licensed attorney and Finance M.B.A. with extensive government, legal, business, and healthcare experience. He has served as a policy advisor to the Chair of the Hillsborough (FL) Board of County Commissioners, managed an Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology medical group in Atlanta, GA, worked at a Palo Alto-based life sciences venture capital firm, performed research at the National Cancer Institute, and had legal careers in private practice and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

As the proud son of an Army officer, he holds a deep appreciation for community service, actively participating in various community and national initiatives. He is a lifetime member of LULAC and the National Eagle Scout Association; serves on the Corporate and Industry Advisory Council for Grupo 21, a national non-profit dedicated to developing the next generation of Puerto Rican leaders; and currently sits on the U.S. Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council, having received a 3-year appointment from Secretaries Deb Haaland and Tom Vilsack.

Yaron Nadbornik

President, Central Council of Finnish Jewish, Communities & Helsinki Jewish Community

Yaron Nadbornik is currently the President of the Central Council of Finnish Jewish Communities and of the Helsinki Jewish Community.

Yaron is also Vice-president of the World Jewish Congress. In recent years he has taken a strong interest in inter-religious dialogue

and has served as president of the National Forum for Cooperation of Religions in Finland (CORE) (2013-2015 & 2019-2021) and is also a member of the Finnish Religious Leaders President’s Council. Yaron has always been a Zionist and recently made global news when demanding for the release of the hostages with his wife Galith at the Finnish Presidents Independence Day celebration in December -23.

In worklife, Yaron is SVP for Finland’s largest Property Management company Retta Group. Yaron holds a Masters degree in Supply Chain Management.

Adam Neufeld

Chief Impact Officer, ADL

As Chief Impact Officer, Adam Neufeld oversees the work of ADL’s Education, Center on Extremism, Center for Technology and Society and Center for Antisemitism Research. He also spearheads innovation and strategy between the Centers and the organization at large.

Adam joined ADL in early 2018 as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation after serving as the Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration. In addition to being the chief operating officer at the 11,500-person agency, he also helped start new initiatives including a group of coders and designers called 18F to work on the government’s most difficult technology issues, an office of evaluation science and innovative financing for real estate transformation. Prior to GSA, he worked in other agencies, including as a lawyer. He also was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he served government and nonprofit clients.

Adam has a BS in Neuroscience from Brown University, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Carole Nuriel

Senior Regional Director, Israel, the Middle East and North Africa, ADL

Carole Nuriel has been working with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for 22 years. Prior to assuming her current position as Senior Regional Director, Israel and MENA Countries, Carole was ADL’s Senior Middle Eastern Affairs Analyst with 24 years of experience in this field, focusing on manifestations of anti-Semitism in Middle Eastern media outlets. In her current position Carole is focused on promoting ADL’s programming, advocacy and partnerships globally as well as ADL’s work in Israel including advancing social cohesion, raising awareness to anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel and working with ADL’s partners in Israel (government offices, IDF, INP, NGOs and others).

Carole served in the Israel Defense Force’s Intelligence Corps during her compulsory service. Later she worked for the Israel Broadcasting Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Shalem Center. Carole holds a BA in Arabic language and literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Arabic language and literature (majoring in classic Arabic language). She speaks Hebrew, French, Arabic, English and Spanish. Carole is married with three children.

Dan Roberti

Vice President, Communications & Digital, ADL

As Vice President of Communications and Digital, Dan Roberti is responsible for all communications functions including public relations, strategic communications, digital and social media, crisis communications, executive communications, and internal communications. His team works to create pro-active strategies and plans to support ADL’s mission and the transformation and growth of ADL’s brand, to raise the public profile of the organization, and to engage employees and other constituencies.

Dan joined ADL in mid-2019 from MWWPR where he served in multiple leadership roles, including running the Washington, D.C. office and ultimately serving as a Senior Vice President managing corporate crisis communications, issues management, nonprofit and public affairs teams. For seven years prior, he rose from an account assistant to Senior Vice President at DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, gaining experience with corporate, political, crisis, education and nonprofit clients.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans and also earned a master’s degree from Loyola.

Marina Rosenberg

Senior Vice President, International Affairs, ADL

As Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Marina G. Rosenberg oversees ADL’s work combating antisemitism and hate outside of the United States as well as supporting the Jewish and democratic state of Israel. She leads a team of professionals in the U.S., Europe and Israel pursuing ADL’s mission of fighting antisemitism globally, promoting the security of Jewish communities around the world, and advocating for a safe and democratic State of Israel.

A former ambassador and diplomat, Marina joined ADL in early 2023 after 16 years of service in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs leading diplomatic missions abroad. She was appointed the country’s first female Ambassador to Chile in 2019 and spearheaded the fight against antisemitism, antizionism, and the anti-Israel BDS movement in that country. Her other diplomatic posts have included Director of the Gulf Department (2017-19), Counsellor for Foreign Affairs in the Embassy of Israel in Germany (2014-17), and Head of Mission in the United Arab Emirates office (2012-14). During her service in South America, Europe and the Persian Gulf region, Marina worked to revitalize Israel’s image and strengthen its bilateral relations while promoting social impact diplomacy.

From 2017 to 2019, Marina also led the Women in Diplomacy Network, a group she co-founded, where she organized dozens of events with other female leaders and brought together Israeli and international female diplomats with the purpose of promoting gender equality in international diplomacy.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marina and her family immigrated to Israel when she was six years old. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Hebrew University and an M.A. in Diplomacy and Security Studies from Tel Aviv University. Rosenberg holds Israeli, German and Argentinian citizenships and is fluent in English, Hebrew and Spanish.

Jane Saginaw

Co-Chair, National Commission, ADL

Jane Saginaw is a student in the Ph.D. Program in Literature at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her memoir, Because the World is Round, recounts a family trip around the world in 1970 with her mother who used a wheelchair because of polio. Before returning to graduate school, Jane was a trial lawyer with Baron & Budd in Dallas, Texas. She later served in the Clinton Administration as the Regional Administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region Six. In 2006, she was awarded Trail Lawyer of the Year by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for her environmental work involving groundwater contamination in Tucson, Arizona. Jane’s undergraduate degree is in cultural geography from the University of California, Berkeley. Her law degree is from the University of Texas, Austin. In 2023 she earned a Masters in Humanities from the University of Texas, Dallas. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Athenaeum ReviewImageD Magazine, and PB Daily.

Gabrielle Savage

Senior Vice President, Operations, ADL

As Senior Vice President, Operations, Gabrielle Savage oversees ADL’s field presence across ADL’s geographic divisions and network of regional offices. In addition to promoting a culture of collaboration, innovation and data-driven success, she is responsible for operationalizing ADL’s partnerships in the field.

Gabi joined ADL in 2022, after a career in the corporate sector. At Nike, most recently, she was Senior Director of the West and Southwest Territory where she led a team of ten directors, more than 6,000 employees, and over $1 billion in business with a focus on rapid talent development and engagement and operational excellence. Prior to her tenure at Nike, Gabi was an executive at Target for over 14 years holding a variety of roles.

Gabi has a BA in Communications as well as a project management certification from Regis University in Denver. She is also a certified coach from The NeuroLeadership Institute, which specializes in brain based coaching methods.

Zach Schaffer

Co-Founder & Vice President of Community Engagement, Project Shema

Zach is a facilitator, educator, and organizer based in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. He currently serves as the Co-Founder and VP of Community Engagement with Project Shema, which works to nurture empathy for the Jewish community and help allies disrupt anti-Jewish harm, including when it is carried alongside Israel-Palestine discourse. He trains leaders around the world in depolarization, storytelling, allyship, and having difficult conversations. Zach has served as a facilitator and consultant with several organizations including Ta’amod, Resetting the Table, A Wider Bridge, and Jewish Women International. He is the proud President of Friends of Roots, a grassroots coexistence and liberation movement of Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank. He also serves on the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism where he co-chairs their Racial Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and as a member of the Commission on Social Action, where he helps to set the social justice agenda of the Religious Action Center.

Oren Segal

Vice President, ADL Center on Extremism

As Vice President of the Center on Extremism, Oren Segal leads the organization’s efforts to combat extremism, terrorism, and all forms of hate both in the physical world and online. Recognized as a foremost authority on extremism, the Center on Extremism consists of a team of experts, analysts, and investigators who provide invaluable resources, expertise, and educational briefings to law enforcement agencies, public officials, and internet and technology companies.

Throughout his tenure at ADL, Oren has dedicated much of his time to evaluating and countering the trends, tactics, and impact of antisemitism and extremism across the entire ideological spectrum. He regularly appears on national and international media outlets, provides expert witness testimony, and speaks at conferences worldwide. In recognition of his exceptional service in the public interest, Oren was honored by the FBI in 2006. He was named one of the 50 influential, intriguing, and inspiring American Jews by the Forward in 2019. Prior to joining ADL in 1998, Oren worked for The New York Times and the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

George Selim

Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, ADL

As Chief of Staff and SVP, Public Affairs, George Selim serves as a key advisor to the CEO, directs the operations of the Office of the CEO and oversees the Leadership, Communications, Digital, Security & Law Enforcement teams. George also provides a critical external voice for ADL to policy makers and the press, particularly on topics of national security, civil liberties, and public policy.

Prior to his appointment at ADL in 2017, George served in the administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. He served as the Department of Homeland Security’s first Director of the Office for Community Partnerships. Concurrently, he was selected to lead a newly created Countering Violent Extremism Task Force to coordinate government efforts and partnerships to prevent violent extremism in the United States. Before assuming these roles, George served for four years at the White House on the National Security Council Staff where he focused on policy development and program implementation matters for both domestic and international security threats. Prior to his work at the White House, George served as a Senior Policy Adviser at the DHS Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. He has also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Arab American Institute, and served one year with AmeriCorps.

George holds an MA from Georgetown University and a BA from Walsh University.

Max Sevillia

Senior Vice President, National Affairs, ADL

As Senior Vice President National Affairs, Max Sevillia leads ADL’s federal relations, including engagement on Capitol Hill and with the Executive Branch. He also oversees the agency’s state and local advocacy, as well as its intergroup and interfaith efforts, working with various advocacy organizations and interest groups to build stronger relations. Max also leads ADL’s Civil Rights department, including the Civil Society Fellowship, the marquee partnership between ADL and the Aspen Institute focused on promoting cross community leadership. 

Max Sevillia joined ADL in 2019 with extensive experience in Washington, focusing on immigration reform, digital rights and policy, civil rights, and community engagement. Most recently, he served the Mayor of New York City as Director of the Office of Federal Legislative Affairs and then as External Affairs Director of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Max represented state and local Latino elected officials at the federal level as director of the Washington, D.C. office of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Earlier in his career, he planned and directed immigration reform campaigns as the ACLU’s immigration lobbyist. Max also has extensive direct Capitol Hill experience, having served Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings.

Max earned his B.A. from Florida International University (FIU) and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Steven Sheinberg

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer, ADL

As Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Steven C. Sheinberg serves as a strategic advisor and integrator for the CEO.

Under Steve’s leadership, the ADL legal team works to protect the people, assets, data and reputation of ADL – and brings cases to advance ADL’s programmatic work. Steve also leads the Talent & Knowledge and Technology teams as well and the newly formed Legacy department memorializing ADL’s historical work.

Steve joined ADL in 1999 as an Associate Regional Director. After serving in the ADL Civil Rights division and as Special Assistant to ADL’s National Director, Steve became General Counsel in 2011. Steve has worked at Outten and Golden, LLP (a law firm) and at the Taylor Research and Consulting Group (a management consulting firm).

Steve has a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra, a PhD in Applied Ethics from Bowling Green University and a law degree from Emory University.

Marya Slade

Director, Workplace Education Programs, ADL

Marya Slade, MPA, is the Director of Workplace Education Programs for ADL National. In this role, Marya provides programming and resources to combat antisemitism to help workplaces create inclusive environments where all employees can thrive. 

Upon joining the ADL team in 2021, Marya served for two years as the Assistant Education Director in the Washington, D.C. Regional Office. Prior to her roles at ADL, Marya worked for five years as the Teen Educator for Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Virginia, and for two years as the Director of Jewish Student Life at the University of Florida Hillel. Marya received her MPA with a concentration in nonprofit management from George Mason University, and her BA in Political Science from Knox College.

Tema Smith

Director, Jewish Outreach & Partnerships, ADL

Tema Smith is a diversity advocate, writer and Jewish community builder. She is currently the Director of Jewish Outreach & Partnerships for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and a contributing columnist at the Forward. Tema was previously the Director of Professional Development at 18Doors, before which, she spent seven years as a synagogue professional, most recently as Director of Community Engagement at Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto’s oldest synagogue.A recipient of the 2022 JPro Young Professionals Award, Tema speaks and trains frequently on racial equity, diversity and antisemitism for synagogues, Jewish organizations, and community groups across North America.

Jackie Subar

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Jackie Subar serves as the national Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). In her capacity she is responsible for bolstering national partnerships and for driving ADL’s critical efforts working with communities and lawmakers alike to advance the organization’s mission to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Jackie has served in many capacities at the intersection of advocacy and community building. Before joining ADL, Jackie was the Assistant Director for American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Department of Policy and Political Affairs. In this role, she was responsible for advancing AJC’s mission on Capitol Hill; for fostering strategic relationships in the U.S. House and Senate, and for managing AJC’s legislative work on areas related to civil rights, hate crimes, religious minorities, domestic terrorism, and online hate. She worked closely with the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations. Jackie has spent her professional career in Washington where she has worked to foster intergroup and diplomatic relations. She obtained her master’s in Public Administration from the George Bush School at Texas A&M University and prior to graduate school spent a year studying in Israel.

Matt Williams

Vice President, Center for Antisemitism Research, ADL

As Vice President of the Center for Antisemitism Research, Matt Williams leads ADL’s development of rigorous research and answers to both longstanding and new questions about how to measure, understand and prevent antisemitism. He partners with other ADL departments to utilize research and impact analysis to develop practices for addressing antisemitism.

Matt joins ADL after serving as the founding director of the Center for Communal Research at the Orthodox Union and the managing director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive. Much of Matt’s decade plus of research leadership has been devoted to crafting impact-driven research programs in a range of fields – from substance use to informal education. At the Policy Archive, he oversaw the development of the archive’s online presence and partnered with researchers to produce public-oriented scholarship. Prior to those roles, he worked as a management consultant crafting professional development programs and strategic plans for educational institutions, as a curator and as a high school teacher. 

Matt holds a BA from Yeshiva University and an MA and PhD from Stanford University.