Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison will present Evan Bernstein on the topic, “Anti-Semitism: Global to Local” on Saturday night, February 1, 8:00 p.m., at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park.

Evan Bernstein is the New York/New Jersey regional director at the Anti-Defamation League and is responsible for all initiatives across New York State and Northern and Central New Jersey. He is regularly quoted in local and national news sources that have included CNN, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times about issues related to civil rights and anti-Semitism.

Evan recently sat on the New York City Public Advocate’s Hate Crime Task Force and currently sits on the Governor of New York’s Interfaith Council. He also sits on the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Interfaith Advisory Council and Congressman Andy Kim’s New Jersey Leadership Council on Combatting Anti-Semitism and Hate Speech. Evan has spoken abroad in cities that have included Mexico City and Paris about the work of the ADL locally and nationally. He has also testified in front of the New York City Council on topics that have included public school bullying and Holocaust education.

Evan has over 20 years of experience that includes serving as the state director for AIPAC in Arizona and as executive director at the consulting firm CCS Inc. He began his career at the United Way of New York City.

Evan earned a B.A. from Western Connecticut State University and an A.L.M. from Harvard University. He is a native of southeastern Connecticut, where his father was a long-time nonprofit executive and intergroup leader.