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Southwest Regional Director Speaks to El Paso Media Outlet About Alleged Antisemitic Hate Crime

In this story in El Paso Matters, ADL Southwest Regional Director Mark B. Toubin speaks about the effects of hate crimes and incidents.   Alleged antisemitic hate crime creates “chilling effect” for El Paso Jewish community René Kladzyk September 24, 2021   Revelations of an alleged antisemitic motive to a gruesome crime in El Paso have carried painful impacts for El Paso’s Jewish community, local Jewish

ADL Welcomes Investigation of Flag Desecration

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemns the desecration of a gay pride flag in Tomball and welcomes law enforcement’s investigation of the incident as a possible hate crime. According to news reports, the flag belonged to a Tomball man who displayed it on his front lawn as a show of support for all affected by the attack on the Pulse nightclub

ADL’s Women’s Initiative and Young Leaders & Professionals Host Righteous Gentile’s Daughter

Jeannie Opdyke Smith, daughter of righteous gentile Irene Gut Opdyke,is the keynote speaker at two Anti-Defamation League events on May 20 for Houston area women and young adult professionals as part of the ADL’s Women’s Initiative and Young Leaders & Professionals programming. Jeannie’s mother, Irene Gut Opdyke, single-handedly saved the lives of 12 Jewish men, women and children by hiding them in the