Our Values

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


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


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


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


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


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.


Senior Team


Board of Directors