New York, NY, February 8, 2023... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today a new educational module, Antisemitism 101 for the Workplace, to support professionals in their understanding of antisemitism. The module will be available to users at no cost.
The launch of this on-demand, interactive module comes on the heels of an ADL survey documenting a significant increase in antisemitic beliefs among everyday Americans. ADL found 20 percent of adults – as many as 52 million Americans – harbor extensive classic antisemitic beliefs. Other recent surveys have documented a rise in workplace harassment against Jewish employees specifically.
ADL’s new online lesson is designed to help employees enhance their knowledge of Jewish identity and culture, learn how to define antisemitism along with the myths and stereotypes reinforcing it, and recognize actions to take when antisemitism occurs.
“Unfortunately, the world’s oldest hatred is seeping through the walls of office cubicles just as it is mainstreamed in society more broadly,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “Antisemitism can have a destructive impact both on employees and on organizations. For Jewish employees, it can lead to marginalization and social isolation, as well as psychological, emotional and economic harm. By taking a comprehensive approach to addressing antisemitism, companies can create a workplace that is safe, equitable and truly inclusive for all.”
The self-paced training provides an interactive experience through engaging videos, reflection exercises and opportunities to practice identifying antisemitism in the workplace. In addition, it offers a framework for taking action, staying connected and accessing additional resources ADL offers to support workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts must benefit everyone,” said Clara Hess, ADL Vice President of Education. “By creating a more inclusive and equitable environment, organizations can attract and retain a more diverse workforce, improve employee morale and productivity, and ultimately, be more successful.”
Antisemitism 101 for the Workplace is a key component of ADL’s larger corporate engagement and education strategy, with more products and programs planned for launch throughout 2023 and 2024.
ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.