Over a decade ago, Amber sat down with Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor, Elie Wiesel for a one on one interview that she secured with him, while working for a local newspaper.
As she sat with Wiesel in Shaare Zion Synagogue, Amber listened to his experiences and asked him many questions relating to “why” and “what can we do to end antisemitism?” Amber left that conversation wondering how she might be able to help make sure that “never again”, was truly never again.
Since then, Amber has utilized many outlets to combat antisemitism. This includes publicly denouncing antisemitic attacks and calling out divisive rhetoric. She has regularly rallied, protested and worked to combat hate with education. Amber has also attended and spoken at candlelight vigils for victims of antisemitic attacks. In recent years, she secured over $200,000 in funding from the City of New York to educate public school students on the atrocities of the Holocaust in an effort to combat modern day antisemitism.
In 2019, Amber was a recipient of the Women of Distinction Award, from the New York Assembly for her efforts in fighting “hate, bigotry and racism”. And, still – she continues to be on the forefront of the fight against antisemitism and other forms of hate and bigotry.
Moving forward, as your next New York City Council Member, Amber will utilize her experience to strategically implement proven methods to combat antisemitism. This roll out will begin in Southern Brooklyn. Measurable results will be publicly shared and utilized as a path forward for neighboring districts, and relevant data purposes. This will include preventative safety measures such as expanding education based programs in local New York City Public Schools (Grades 6-12), to combat negative stereotypes and thwart the development of an antisemitic mindset (and, as seen in results of existing programs – other types of hate also decrease).
Amber believes that the perpetrators of hate crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. In recent years, she has rallied to reclassify particular criminal cases as antisemitic hate crimes. Amber supports mandatory “anti-hate” education for all acts of vandalism related to hate (Antisemitism, Anti-Asian Hate, Islamophobia, etc.). Amber worked to help victims of antisemitic hate crimes pursue criminal charges against their attacker. She informed and then connected with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office in 2022 when a local Jewish man with special needs was beaten on his way to work.
Amber Adler and her children Yaakov and Shmuel with NY Governor Kathy Hochul and NY Attorney General Tish James at Celebrate Israel Parade 2022. Amber worked to openly debunk blame placed on the Jewish community and the antisemitic rhetoric which followed online.
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As your next council member, Amber Adler will continue to build a diverse coalition of support against antisemitism by bringing people of many backgrounds together, setting strategic goals and reaching milestones which in turn prevent future occurrences of antisemitism in our area. #NoPlaceForHate #Antisemitism #VoteAmberAdler #NYCcouncilTweet
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#VoteAmberAdler because Amber believes that the perpetrators of hate crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. In recent years, she has rallied to reclassify particular criminal cases as antisemitic hate crimes. #NoPlaceForHate #Antisemitism #JewishTweet