Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was formed to combat anti-Semitism and defamation of Jewish people, and to end discrimination, racism, and bigotry against all groups of people.

An international organization, the ADL encourages world leaders to take action against discrimination and violence, striving to end bigotry around the world in a number of ways, including exposing hate groups and monitoring hate speech on the Internet, studying the roots of bigotry, fostering communication between groups, mobilizing communities to stand up against hate, and lobbying in Washington D.C. to promote laws that deter hate crimes.

The organization works to educate the public about hate and bigotry, providing anti-bias and anti-bullying curriculum for students in pre-school through college, as well as educational opportunities for corporations, law enforcement agencies, and religious and community organizations. The Anti-Defamation League is a nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

About the Author: Leon Turovsky, MD, serves as Medical Director at Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay Laser Center. He is active in community service, and publishes public service articles for Russian-speaking people. Dr. Turovsky supports numerous charities and civic organizations, including the American-Israeli Political Action Committee, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Lupus Foundation of America, and the Anti-Defamation League.