ADL Report Finds California is Home to Rising Levels of Extremism & AntisemitismAudit of Antisemitic Incidents 2022

ADL Report Finds California is Home to Rising Levels of Extremism & Antisemitism

California has experienced a significant increase in extremist and hateful activity, driven in part by greater collaboration between white supremacist networks, according to the new report from the ADL Center on Extremism, Hate in the Golden State.

Record-Setting Number of Antisemitic Incidents in Los Angeles; California and United States Reach All-Time High

A shocking increase in antisemitic assaults in Los Angeles; targeted spreading of antisemitic and white supremacist propaganda remains alarmingly high.   Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2023 … ADL’s annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents issued today found that in 2022, the Jewish community of Los Angeles experienced 237 recorded incidents (up 30% from 182 incidents in 2021), including 143 incidents

Antisemitic Incidents Surge in 2022

Antisemitic incidents in the U.S. reached an all-time high last year with a total of 3,697 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism tracked by ADL’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. This represents the largest number of incidents against Jews in the U.S., recorded by ADL since 1979.

White Supremacist Propaganda Incidents Reach All-Time High in 2022

New ADL data shows California saw a 91% increase in white supremacist propaganda distribution from 2021 to 2022, rising from 155 to 296 incidents. Los Angeles, CA. March 9, 2023 … Incidents of white supremacist propaganda distribution and events reached an all-time high in the United States in 2022. The ADL’s (Anti-Defamation League) annual assessment of propaganda activity recorded 6,751

Los Angeles City Council Passes Resolution to Adopt IHRA Working Definition on Antisemitism

“ADL Los Angeles thanks the Los Angeles City Council for supporting the resolution for Los Angeles to adopt the non-legally binding International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Working Definition of Antisemitism. We thank Council Members Koretz and Blumenfield for their leadership on this issue. At this time of divisiveness and dangerous rhetoric, it is imperative that our city’s leadership demonstrate their commitment


AP Report: Antisemitic incidents on the rise in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 500 antisemitic acts targeting Jewish people, including assault, vandalism and harassment, were committed in California last year, an increase of more than 40% from 2021, underscoring a proliferation of hate crimes and extremism in the state, according to a report released Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League. READ MORE

Attending Interfaith Meeting with Mayor Bass

Senior Associate Regional Director Matthew Friedman representated ADL at an Interfaith leaders’ meeting on Tuesday, May 2, near City Hall.  The meeting was organized by the Los Angeles City Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department, and included representatives from many faith communities from throughout LA.  Mayor Karen Bass also attended part of the meeting, which focused mostly on addressing homelessness.


National Leadership Conference 2023

From Sunday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 2, ADL’s professional staff and hundreds of ADL’s national and regional volunteer leaders convened at ADL’s National Leadership Summit (NLS) in Washington D.C to speak out against antisemitism and other forms of hate. This included members of the Glass Leadership Institute, ADL’s national young leadership program, representing 20+ cities across the country. NLS also welcomed important global leaders

Strong ADL Representation at JPAC’s Capitol Summit 2023

Nearly 30 California-based ADL staff and volunteer leaders, including ADL Los Angeles Regional Board Chair Sharyn Nichols, ADL LA Regional Director Jeffrey Abrams, and Senior Associate Regional Director Matt Friedman, descended upon Sacramento on May 9-10 for JPAC’s (Jewish Public Affairs Committee) 2023 Capitol Summit (formerly Advocacy Day). The ADL representatives were among 300 participants state-wide who attended the conference


Hate Crime Awareness and Response Panel Discussion

ADL Los Angeles and California Women in Homeland Security are proud to present, the second event of our Hate Crimes Awareness Series: How to Recognize, Report, and Respond to Hate Crimes. “Hate Crime Awareness and Response Panel Discussion” will take place in-person on Friday, May 5 at 11:30am -1pm PT at ADL Los Angeles Regional Office. Register Here The panelists

Current Landscapes of Hate and Antisemitism

The CA WHS Hate Crimes Awareness Series How to Recognize, Report, and Respond to Hate Crimes CA WHS in partnership with Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Los Angeles, presents a very timely series on biased motivated incidents in California. The series will kick off with a virtual presentation by ADL LA Deputy Regional Director Ariella Loewenstein providing participants with an overview of the