Abe Foxman

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Abraham Foxman

Foxman in January 2011
Born May 1, 1940 (1940-05-01) (age 79)[1]
Baranovichi, USSR
Nationality Jew
Other names Henryk Stanislas Kurpi
Occupation Director, Anti-Defamation League
Known for Jewish supremacism

Abraham Henry Foxman (born 1940) is the current National Director and chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.

Born in Poland to Jewish parents, Abraham Henry Foxman is the only son of Joseph and Helen Foxman.[2]

Foxman's father supported Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism. As a young man Foxman belonged to several Zionist youth groups including Betar, the Jabotinsky youth movement, the left-wing Habonim and the apolitical Young Judaea.

Foxman immigrated to the United States in 1950 with his parents.[2] He graduated from Yeshivah of Flatbush, in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the City College of New York and graduated with honors in history. Foxman also holds a law degree from the New York University School of Law. He did graduate work in Jewish studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and in international economics at New York's New School University.

Foxman has worked for the Anti-Defamation League since 1965. The ADL promoted him to National Director in 1987 after the death of long-time National Director Nathan Perlmutter.

See also


  1. Kowalski, Isaac (1984). Anthology on armed Jewish resistance, 1939-1945. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Jewish Combatants Publishers House. ISBN 0-9613219-0-3. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marquis' Who's Who in America, 60th Diamond Ed. (2006) 2: 1358. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Who" defined multiple times with different content

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