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ADL Devastated by Synagogue Shooting in San Diego

On Saturday April 27, 2019, a gunman identified in media reports as 19-year-old John Earnest opened fire inside the Chabad Congregation in Poway, California, leaving one dead and three injured. The assault, which took place on the last day of Passover, occurred exactly six months after Robert Bowers’ deadly shooting rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, which left 11 congregants dead

ADL Provides Security Training for Jewish Institutions Post-Pittsburgh

  The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region hosted a security seminar in partnership with JEWISHcolorado on December 5 to help Jewish institutions review safety and security procedures after the attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. More than 50 representatives from 28 different Jewish institutions along Colorado’s Front Range participated in the training at BMH-BJ Synagogue in Denver. The

ADL Calls on Leaders to Redouble Efforts to Counter Hate After FBI Reports Hate Crimes Jumped 17 Percent Nationwide

Hate crimes reported in Colorado, Wyoming remain at elevated levels; New Mexico experiences a decrease in reported hate crimes The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region expressed concern that, for the third year in a row, the FBI’s annual hate crime report documents an increase in hate crimes nationwide. Hate crimes in the U.S. jumped 17 percent in 2017 with a

Reports of Hate Incidents Spike after Election

In the past month, the Anti-Defamation League recorded an increased number of reports of hate incidents and hate crimes. Incidents reported to the Mountain States regional office have included several instances of vandalism and anti-Semitic and racist graffiti to homes, cars, schools and businesses; offensive slurs and harassment against people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and Muslims wearing