Shira J. Goodman is Regional Director of ADL Philadelphia, which serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. In her role, she oversees ADL’s broad and deep portfolio for fighting hate in the Philadelphia region. She leads the organization’s efforts to combat extremism, train law enforcement, protect victims of anti-Semitism and other forms of bias, advocate for civil rights for all, build coalitions, and teach students, educators and the wider community to challenge hate in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Previously, Goodman served as the Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, a statewide organization working to end gun violence in Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, CeaseFirePA became one of the strongest state organizations fighting gun violence in the nation, advocating for common sense gun laws and action by Pennsylvania’s executive officers and building a large grassroots advocacy network in the Commonwealth. Goodman also spent a decade as the Deputy Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a non-profit working for fair courts and equal access to justice, and worked for five years as a labor lawyer at Ballard Spahr.