Evan Bernstein is the New York / New Jersey Regional Director at the Anti-Defamation League and is responsible for all initiatives across New York State and Northern and Central New Jersey.
He is regularly quoted in local and national news sources that have included CNN, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times about issues related to civil rights and anti-Semitism.
Evan has been appointed to the New York City Public Advocate’s Hate Crime Task Force and the Governor of New York’s Interfaith Council. He has forged partnerships with law enforcement officials, school administrators and intergroup leaders across the region. Evan has also testified in front of the New York City Council on topics that include public school bullying and boycott divestment and sanctions around Israel.
Evan has over 19 years of nonprofit experience that includes serving as the State Director for AIPAC in Arizona and as a Director at the consulting firm CCS Inc. He began his career at the United Way of New York City.
Evan’s academic credits include a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University and a master’s degree from the Extension School Graduate Management Program at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he was selected to assist its Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations in identifying opportunities to strengthen the university-wide nonprofit curriculum and gather data about the field.
He is a native of Southeastern Connecticut and followed in his father’s footsteps who was a long time nonprofit executive and community leader in inter-group work.
Changing Environment: Evan discusses how his work has changed over the last few years with the increase in hate related incidents around our nation and what his experience has been like over his years with the organization.