Khaykin serves as the national director of programs on antisemitism at the Anit-Defamation League (ADL). He joined ADL in 2014 as the associate director for the central pacific region, leading the office’s international affairs work, representing ADL to leading social media and internet technology companies in Silicon Valley and delivering all programs related to antisemitism and white nationalism.
Khaykin earned dual master’s degrees in nonprofit leadership and near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University, where he was awarded the Genesis Fellowship and a B.A. in economics and business management. A former refugee from state-sponsored antisemitism in the Soviet Union and a grandson of Holocaust survivors, Khaykin holds ADL’s work to secure justice and fair treatment for all deeply personal.
This year’s U Remembers theme is “Breaking the Silence: White Supremacy & Antisemitism.” Khaykin’s keynote address will align with the rest of U Remembers to inspire our community to learn and become involved in combating the rise of antisemitism, moving from bystanders to active participants in the work eliminating hate in all its forms.