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Swampscott native Moskowitz to receive ADL award

Journal Correspondent

Diana Leader-Cramer Moskowitz, left, and Monica Snyder

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – The Anti-Defamation League New England Region will present its 2017 Krupp Leadership Awards to Diana Leader-Cramer Moskowitz and Monica Snyder at its 15th annual Young Leadership Celebration on Dec. 16 at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston.

The award is given to community members who demonstrate outstanding dedication and leadership on behalf of the ADL.

Leader-Cramer Moskowitz, a credit research analyst at Loomis Sayles, is one of the longest-serving members of the ADL’s Young Leadership Division Associate Board and has served as co-chair of the programming and governance committees.

The Swampscott native credits Epstein Hillel School (then Cohen Hillel Academy) and her parents, “who lead and continue to lead by example,” for instilling in her a deep sense of wanting to give back to the Jewish community.

“Philanthropy has always been an important part of my Jewish identity and an important outlet for me,” said Leader-Cramer Moskowitz, who now lives in Wellesley and received degrees from Washington University and Boston University. “Despite working full time and going to school part time when I was pursuing my MBA, it was essential to me to stay involved with and support the causes that were important to me, such as the ADL.”

As an employment attorney at Fisher Phillips, a national labor employment firm with offices in Boston, Snyder’s chosen field greatly influences her involvement at ADL.

“My law firm represents employers in dealing with a wide array of employment matters, including issues involving discrimination,” she said. “I became a lawyer, in part, to cure the injustices in this world,”
Snyder, a Boston resident who attended Amherst College and Boston University School of Law, co-chairs the ADL’s Glass Leadership Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee, which provides opportunities for local attorneys to network and to generate discussions through round tables and speakers.

A group made up of members of several ADL boards, directors, and the previous winners selects honorees. “Monica and Diana embody ADL’s values and believe deeply in ADL’s mission. They are both widely respected leaders,” said Daniel Hart, director of development for the New England Region Anti-Defamation League and a member of the selection committee.

The Young Leadership Cele­bration was created 15 years ago to recognize young leaders with a once-a-year signature event and to broaden ADL’s reach in the young community in the Greater Boston area.

Both Snyder’s and Leader-Cramer Moskowitz’s involvement with ADL started with their acceptance into the Glass Leadership Institute, a year-long program that meets on a monthly basis, giving young adults the opportunity to learn what the ADL does firsthand about issues facing communities. Shortly after, each decided to take on leadership responsibilities.

“This program gave us the opportunity to meet with experts from across the organization and learn about the different ways they make an impact on a daily basis. Gaining a full understanding of all the important work the ADL does motivated me to stay involved,” Leader-Cramer Moskowitz said.

Actively engaged in ADL since 2010, she spent two weeks in Germany in 2012 representing ADL in its partnership with the Germany’s Close Up Program, which allows American Jews to explore modern Germany.

“I learned about Germany’s history and modern Jewish life,” Leader-Cramer Moskowitz said. “I am passionate about the ADL’s mission of promoting equality and fair treatment for all.”

She is proudest of her role in helping to create the Breaking Barriers Speaker Series that brings interesting and engaging speakers, such as Khizr Khan and Christian Picciolini, to Boston.

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