HAMDEN – Robyn Teplitzky of Woodbridge has been appointed chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Connecticut Regional Board, it was announced recently by Marji Lipshez-Shapiro, interim regional director of ADL Connecticut.
Active in Connecticut ADL for more than 25 years, Teplitzky is a past ADL Connecticut leadership chair and past co-chair (with her husband, Jeff Teplitzky) of Connecticut’s Glass Leadership Institute, a program that develops young leaders throughout the state. She has also served as ADL’s chair of the National Youth Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C., and is an ADL national commissioner.
“It is an honor to serve as the Connecticut Regional Board Chair for the Anti-Defamation League,” said Teplitzky. “During my tenure I hope to strengthen our leadership, find ways to get more young people engaged with ADL and open more avenues of involvement for the entire Connecticut community. My love for this organization is a family affair. My husband, Jeff, is on the regional board, and my children have volunteered for ADL for years through the Confronting Anti-Semitism Program and also as interns. This opportunity means a great deal to me.”
In addition to her involvement at ADL, Teplitzky currently serves as director of annual giving at Hamden Hall Country Day School and co-chairs the school’s Diversity Committee. She is a facilitator of the Food4Kids New Haven food recovery program and is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Diversity. She is the past campaign director for the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and a past committee member of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
“During my 25 years at ADL, I’ve seen the impact of Robyn’s visionary leadership with ADL and the other organizations where she volunteers,” said Lipshez-Shapiro. “Her commitment to ADL is unparalleled and she has the skills, the drive and the passion to lead us as we continue to expand our reach throughout Connecticut. I’m looking forward to working even more closely with Robyn as we continue the ongoing fight to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all.”