About ADL

No Place for Hate® 

enables schools and organizations to challenge anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms. By providing an innovative and powerful model for creating more inclusive environments, No Place for Hate aims to reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect. The initiative is free-of-charge, and is tailored to fit the needs and cultures of any school or organization.

The Philadelphia Regional Office first implemented No Place for Hate as a community-based initiative in 2001, and in 2005 the program was adapted to meet the needs of schools. No Place for Hate was officially endorsed by the Governor of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2006 and is currently active in 220 schools and organizations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.


As a leading provider of anti-bias education, the ADL's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute recognizes that attitudes and beliefs affect actions, and that each of us can have an impact on others, and ultimately, on the world in which we live. The Institute's customizable, interactive training programs are used by schools, universities, law enforcement agencies and community organizations throughout the United States and abroad. The Institute's training modules and standards-based classroom curricula incorporate the latest research from the education field.

Confronting Anti-Semitism:

The Confronting Anti-Semitism project seeks to empower Jewish teens to respond safely and effectively to anti-Semitic incidents and to challenge the anti-Semitic stereotypes that are often at the root of these incidents. Students participate in interactive workshops, where they discuss their own experiences with anti-Semitism, learn about common anti-Semitic “myths” and explore safe and constructive ways to respond to anti-Semitic slurs and incidents.

Holocaust Education: 

The Holocaust is woven into the very existence of those who lived during that time some seven decades ago. Today, young people’s knowledge of this horrific chapter of history is limited by educators’ choices in planning their classroom curriculum. Although the mandate of “Never Again” has proved difficult to achieve, the lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant and significant in the lives of youth, including the dangers of silence, the consequences of indifference, and the responsibility to protect the vulnerable. Through programs and curriculum, ADL helps educators bring these lessons to life for students. Echoes and Reflection Curriculum Training workshops are held throughout the year and region, enabling educators to gain access to this valuable multimedia resource. Bearing Witness ™ brings together Catholic school educators from across Pennsylvania and Delaware for a unique series of presentations on anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Catholic-Jewish relations.