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Ellen Cohen Receives ADL’s 2022 Milton Popkin Award

Houston leader and community activist Ellen Cohen received the ADL Southwest Region’s Milton S. Popkin Award at ADL’s January board meeting, in recognition of her many years of public service, non-profit work and dedication to making the world a better place. Recipients of the award are selected by past ADL Southwest Regional Board Chairs in recognition of their unique contributions

ADL, Beth Israel Kulanu Program Helps Hundreds Understand and Respond to Antisemitism

Nearly 230 people attended Congregation Beth Israel Houston’s and ADL Southwest’s All of us (KULANU!) Fighting Antisemitism seminar December 8, which provided the latest information regarding antisemitic attacks, helped participants understand the importance of fighting antisemitism, and empowered them to recognize and respond to anti-Jewish hate. Participants gathered in Beth Israel’s Wolff-Toomim Hall to hear a moving keynote address from

Nearly 150 Mayors, Including Six in ADL’s Southwest Region, Commit to Combating Hate and Extremism

Nearly 150 mayors, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and four additional mayors in ADL’s Southwest Region, have signed or renewed a 2017 pledge to combat hate, extremism and bigotry in their cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today as the White House convenes a summit to address the

Southwest Region Invited to Meeting with Mexican Ambassador

ADL Southwest Region International Affairs Committee Vice Chair Joel Gluskin and Senior Associate Director Dena Marks attended a meeting August 26. 2022 with Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Esteban Moctezuma Barragan at Houston’s Mexican Consulate. Gluskin and Marks joined more than 30 representatives of area law enforcement, medical and social service agencies at the meeting, which was called by Houston