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About ADL

About ADL

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.


Our values guide our internal culture and shape the approach we take to our programs and initiatives externally. Confronting antisemitism, our founders established ADL based on their Jewish values. We build on their legacy as we speak out on behalf of all marginalized communities across the country and around the globe.


We have the courage to speak out against antisemitism, extremism, hate and bigotry, discrimination and injustice—even when we stand alone.


We embrace the power of collaboration, recognizing that working together yields gains that could not always be achieved on our own.


We are committed to inclusion, ensuring that all people are respected and appreciated as valuable members of our community.


We always operate with the  highest levels of ethical and legal standards.


We set high performance expectations for accountability in the quality of our work and the results we achieve as individuals, as a team and as one organization.


We value respect in our work and workplace, acknowledging the humanity in others—even as we put forth different views.


We are viewed as having unquestioned credibility because our actions draw from years of experience and are grounded in research and rigorous thinking.