NEW YORK — In the wake of recent events in Israel, the Anti-Defamation League has been working closely with concerned individuals across the home furnishings industry and has prepared a statement in opposition to hate and terrorism in all its forms:

“We, members of the home furnishing industry, mourn the loss of innocent lives in Israel and strongly condemn all forms of terrorism. As we grieve with the families of those killed, injured and still missing, we collectively pray for peace for the entire Middle East region and the world as a whole.
“As an industry, we remain committed to working together to eliminate hatred and bigotry in all forms. We are a diverse group that will exhibit mutual respect as we strive to make the world a better place. We join together in our hope that one day we will experience peace throughout the world.”

The open letter campaign, to which all industry leaders and members can sign on, has already garnered more than 60 signatories including:

  • American Home Furnishings Alliance
  • Andrew Koenig
  • Andrew P
  • Andrew Vaysman
  • Andy Counts
  • April Aldridge
  • Barry Cole
  • Bassemiers Fireplace, Patio & Spas, Inc.
  • Bedgear
  • Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture
  • Bowman’s Stove & Patio
  • Bruce Birnbach
  • Bruce Erickson
  • Bruce Levy
  • Carl Philips
  • Charlie Birnbach
  • Christopher Karman
  • City Furniture
  • Craig Smith
  • Danielle Rubin
  • Daniel’s Amish Collection
  • David Cintorino
  • Davis Direct
  • Diane Bassemier
  • Edward Massood
  • Elegant Outdoor Living
  • Eli Hymer
  • Eric Easter
  • Eugene Alletto
  • Fruehauf’s Patio
  • Gasper Home & Garden Showplace
  • Gat Caperton
  • Gefen Productions
  • Global Furniture USA
  • Interlude Home, Inc.
  • Jackson Furniture/Catnapper
  • Jake Rubin
  • Joe Johnston
  • Johnston Casuals
  • Jordan’s Furniture
  • Joshua Silver
  • Judy Miller
  • Karen Brams
  • Keith Jackson
  • Kevin Cole
  • Kevin Fay
  • Kim Smith
  • Kith furniture
  • Kittle’s Furniture
  • Kristine Schultz
  • Larry Rubin
  • Lindsay Rubin
  • M. Rubin
  • Massood Logistics
  • Max Home
  • Michael Grossman
  • Mike Najarian
  • Morris Furniture Co.
  • Najarian furniture
  • Offenbachers Home Escapes
  • O’Malia’s Living
  • Out Back Patio Furnishings
  • Patios Plus, Inc.
  • Patricia Bowling
  • Rachel Pepe
  • Raymour & Flanigan
  • Robert Rubin
  • Salvador Llanos
  • Scott Horvath
  • Seth Goldberg
  • Seth Weisblatt
  • Summer Classics Home, Highland Park
  • Terry England
  • The North American Home Furnishings Assn.

Concerned industry members who would like to sign the letter can do so here.

The ADL also has a number of resources and statements on conflict available on its website to help companies deal with grief and trauma employees may be experiencing at this time.

To learn more about ADL’s Home Furnishings Industry Advisory Board and about ADL resources, please contact Jessica Schapiro, ADL Southern Division director of institutional impact, at [email protected].


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