The Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) is a nationally recognized leadership development program designed to give a select group of young professionals an up-close and personal view into the nation’s premier civil rights and anti-hate organization. This 10-month program serves as a comprehensive introduction to ADL and a chance to become part of an impressive circle of young professionals in the New England region.

The goal of the program is to provide a broad exposure to the Anti-Defamation League’s programs and resources and create a cadre of adults who will take on regional and national leadership positions. Participants gain first-hand exposure to ADL’s activities and resources on the following:

  • Combating anti-Semitism
  • Church/state issues
  • Creating anti-bias schools, workplaces and communities
  • Hate groups and extremism
  • Law enforcement resources, support and training
  • Legislative initiatives and advocacy
  • Security awareness for religious institutions and the community
  • Support for Israel

What Makes a Glass Leadership Institute Participant?


The Glass Leadership Institute is made up of participants between the ages of 25 and 45 who are selected based on their demonstrated leadership qualities in the Jewish and/or general communities, as well as their interest in social and political justice and civil rights issues. Members come from an array of professional backgrounds including law, medicine, education, marketing, technology, sales, politics, real estate, nonprofit and human relations sectors.

What We Do

GLI addresses front-page topics on the ADL agenda. Top experts are brought in for in-depth discussions with participants. The group meets monthly and the program culminates in attendance at the Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. Leadership Institute participants engage in high-level briefings with top government officials and decision-makers. The participants also take part in advocacy on Capitol Hill with elected officials.

Join us to learn more about GLI and meet recent graduates at our GLI Happy Hour & Info Session on Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Scholars! Light appetizers will be provided. Registration required. Please register here.

For more information and to apply by the July 1 deadline, click here.

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