THE MANISCHEWITZ COMPANY, headquartered in Newark, has pledged $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to support efforts to combat anti-Semitic and anti-minority acts across the country. Since the beginning of the year, dozens of institutions have been the target of threats, including local JCCs.
“During these challenging times, it’s important for all of us to take a stand against intolerance,” said Manischewitz president David Sugarman. “We are proud to support the ADL and its advocacy for tolerance and inclusion. The ADL is a critical voice against hate and not just anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts of violence against the Jewish people. They are a voice for all people and their civil rights, regardless of race or religion.”
“We are grateful to have the support of the Manischewitz Company in these challenging times,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt. “The threats against our community institutions and attacks against our cemeteries and synagogues in recent weeks are another reminder of how our work remains as vital and important today as it was over a century ago.”
Manischewitz is also partnering with JCCs and other Jewish institutions nationwide in Afikomen Live, a program celebrating the tradition of the search for the “dessert” matza to end the Passover seder.