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Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein

Managing Partner, Woodland Management

Eradicate Hate:

Michael is a Managing Partner of Woodland Management, his family’s investment and family office which Michael has led since 2015.  As the General Partner of Partners Edge Funds, a private equity and venture-focused investment fund launched in 2022, Michael oversees the Fund’s investment committee and sits on several portfolio companies’ Boards.

Prior to Woodland Management, Michael served as CEO of Polyconcept, a leading global supplier of Promotional Merchandise where he led the growth of Polyconcept from a small, family-owned business in 1992 into a global leader with annual sales close to $1 Billion. Michael is currently the Interim Chair of the reimagined Tree of Life and oversees the effort to rebuild this site of the worst antisemitic hate crime on US soil into a reimagined institution whose vision is Ending Antisemitism – Together with our allies in all communities combatting identity-based violence and discrimination.  Michael holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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It is a tragic reality that hateful ideology has found fertile ground online and offline, with consequences affecting not only Americans but people around the world. We cannot stand idle in the face of bias, bigotry, and extremism. Together, at the Eradicate Hate Summit and beyond, the collective will of individuals and organizations is needed to galvanize all people of good will to protect and defend our communities.

George Selim
George Selim Senior Vice President for National Affairs, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)