Highlights from Never Is Now 2018


December 06, 2018

A capacity crowd of over 1,200 people came together on Monday, Dec. 3 at Never Is Now 2018, ADL’s Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate. We were thrilled to see so many business, community, academic and religious leaders mix with students to tackle the pressing and perplexing issues around anti-Semitism and hate. Check out a few highlights from the event!

ADL's CEO and National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt, kicked off the summit by addressing the current state of anti-Semitism and hate in 2018.

Living at a time when anti-Semitism is surging both here in America and abroad, our panel of distinguished experts examined the factors at work that underlie this resurgence, where the greatest dangers lie and what is it that all of us–as individuals, as organizations, as governments–can do to counteract this rising threat.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker  presented the Blum-Kovler Nation of Immigrants Award to The Honorable Gurbir S. Grewal, recognizing his contributions to fair and welcoming treatment of immigrants. Watch his acceptance speech: 

Apple CEO, Tim Cook took the stage to accept ADL’s inaugural Courage Against Hate award for his work championing causes of unity, diversity, and social progress. Watch Tim’s impactful remarks from his acceptance speech below:


The event closed with a panel that discussed how communities can heal after acts of hate, including healing after the tragic Tree of Life Synagogue shooting taking place in Pittsburgh earlier this year. View the impactful panel below.  



View more highlights from Never Is Now on our YouTube channel, and we hope to see you next year for Never Is Now 2019 at the Javits Center in New York City. Register now to lock in 2018 pricing.