The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a not-for-profit foundation
dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry.
Among its awareness-raising initiatives are educational programs
for high school and college students and juvenile intervention
community programs. The ADL advocates for Israel, fights hate
crimes and hate groups, forms interfaith groups, promotes civil
rights for all people, and works with the Organization for Security
and Cooperation in Europe to combat anti-Semitism in Europe. It
also works with the Vatican to strengthen Catholic-Jewish
relations. The ADL operates a network of about 30 offices in the US
and abroad. Chicago lawyer Sigmund Livingston founded the
organization in 1913.