ADL Audits of Antisemitic Incidents

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ADL Audit of Antisemitic Incidents

In 2021, antisemitic incidents reached an all-time high across the U.S. with a total of 2,717 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism tracked by ADL. This represents the largest number of reported incidents against Jews in the U.S.  since ADL started recording the data in 1979. 

Antisemitism is all too common in communities across the United States. ADL has a comprehensive approach to addressing antisemitic incidents and behavior, including educating youth to prevent these incidents and working with law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrators. Our regional offices work with their local communities to respond to incidents. ADL advocates for laws that improve federal, state and local prevention, as well as responses to antisemitic crimes and all forms of hate.

Audits of Antisemitic Incidents: 2016-2020

Find Audits of Antisemitic Incidents from the past four years by clicking here.

Reporting and Responding to Incidents

Report an Incident

Every year our regional offices respond to thousands of incidents of antisemitism and hate, helping individuals and communities to heal and create change. We can’t do this alone. Because of thousands of people like you who have reported incidents, we have been able to help communities across the country by reporting on trends, educating lawmakers and law enforcement and advocating for stronger protections against incidents and crimes.

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of antisemitism, extremism, bias, bigotry or hate,  please report it using our incident form.

We will do our best to assess your situation and respond as quickly as possible. Any personal information provided will be kept strictly confidential. If this is an emergency, please dial 911.
 

H.E.A.T. Map™

This is an interactive and customizable map detailing hate, extremist, antisemitic and terrorist incidents across the country.

 

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H.E.A.T. Map™

Antisemitism Uncovered

Antisemitism Uncovered: A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era is filled with history, fact-based descriptions of antisemitic myths, contemporary examples and calls-to-action for addressing this hate.

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Antisemitism Uncovered

Take Action

Learn more about ways to fight antisemitism and hate in your community.

 

 

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Take Action

ADL Center on Extremism

This team is the leading source for research and analysis of extremist groups, tracking and disrupting hate and violent extremism from across the ideological spectrum.

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ADL Center on Extremism

Sign Up for the COE Monthly

Read our newsletter that explores news, trends and the work ADL Center on Extremism experts do every day to monitor and disrupt extremist threats.

 

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PROTECT Plan

ADL’s whole-of-government policy plan developed in response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol and in an effort to address the overall increase in domestic terrorism, while protecting civil liberties.

 

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PROTECT Plan

ADL Reports:

The Audit offers a snapshot of some of the ways American Jews encounter antisemitism, but a full understanding of antisemitism in the U.S. requires additional forms of analysis, including public opinion polling, assessments of online antisemitism and examinations of extremist activity, all of which ADL offers in other reports:

ADL’s Audits of Antisemitic Incidents:

Additional Resources:

  • Extremely
    Extremely is a podcast for anyone who wants to understand and interrupt modern hate and extremism. Hosted by Oren Segal, ADL’s Vice President of the Center on Extremism, and brought to you by ADL and American University, these conversations feature expert analysis and fresh perspectives on this global threat -- and what it might take to stop it in its tracks.
  • Tracker of Antisemitic Incidents
    ADL’s Tracker of Antisemitic Incidents is a compilation of recent cases of anti-Jewish vandalism, harassment, and assault reported to or detected by ADL.
  • Education Resources to Address and Challenge Antisemitism
    Compilation of resources including lesson plans, tools, backgrounders and more for educators, parents and caregivers to address antisemitism and hate with young people.
  • Security
    ADL is dedicated to ensuring the safety of Jewish communal spaces. Learn more about securing your Jewish Institutions with resources from our partners Secure Community Network (SCN), Community Security Service (CSS), Community Security Initiative (NY and LA) and SAFE (Ohio).

TAKE ACTION

Antisemitic incidents are an all-too-common reality in our communities.

We all have a powerful tool to respond to antisemitism: our voice.

SPEAK UP

  • Report an Antisemitic, Bias or Discriminatory Incident
    Every year our regional offices respond to thousands of incidents of antisemitism and hate, helping individuals and communities to heal and create change. We can’t do this alone. Because of thousands of people like you who have reported incidents, we have been able to help communities across the country by reporting on trends, educating lawmakers and law enforcement and advocating for stronger protections from incidents and crimes. If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of antisemitism, extremism, bias, bigotry or hate, please report it using our incident form.
  • Tell Congress: Secure our Synagogues and Schools
    Religious institutions -- synagogues, schools, community centers -- must make significant investments in measures like security guards and emergency training - despite stretched budgets - to keep our communities safe. Please urge your members of Congress to do more to protect our communities and increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $360 million.

SHARE FACTS

SHOW STRENGTH

  • Join us for Never Is Now | November 10, 2022 | NYC
    In the midst of increasing incidents of hate across the world, now is the time to unite and act. Join us at ADL’s Never Is Now, the world’s largest annual summit on antisemitism and hate. Tackle crucial conversations, engage with extraordinary experts, leaders and visionaries and be inspired to take immediate action that will create lasting change in your community and beyond. Add your voice to the conversation this November at Never Is Now at the Javits Center in New York City. Register today!
  • Address Antisemitism in the Workplace
    Workplace culture plays a vital role in shaping conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). ADL offers antisemitism education and programs that are tailored to a workforce’s needs and context. View our resources on standing up against antisemitism in the workplace, reviewing HR policies on religious accommodation, supporting a Jewish Employee Resource Group (ERG) and more with our Workplace Resources.

More Ways to Take Action:

Connect with your local ADL office to learn more about what’s happening on the ground and how you can take action in your community.

Read ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt’s book It Could Happen Here.

Download our Responding to Antisemitic Incidents: A Resource for Jewish Communities toolkit, developed in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).

Apply for an ADL Center for Antisemitism Research Fellowship.

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