Join us as we do our part of the National Young Professional Network (YPN) Mitzvah Project on May 2, 2013.
Through the B'nai B'rith Israel Emergency Fund YPN groups from around the country will be donating children's activity kits to those affected by terrorism in Israel. Come on down to help us pack the bags while mingling with other young professionals. Location: B'nai B'rith International
2020 K Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20024> Register Online
* A donation of $12 covers a gift of two bags for children and light snacks while you're working.
The B'nai B'rith New York Real Estate Unit is pleased to announce that Scott Alper, partner and Chief Investment Officer of The Witkoff Group LLC (“TWG”), will speak at our next luncheon on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 on “A Developer’s Perspective on New York’s Future.”Place:
The Cornell Club—6 East 44th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, N.Y.Date:
Wednesday, May 1, 2013Time:
Reception – 12:00 Noon
Buffet Luncheon – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Cost:
$70.00 PER PERSON UP TO TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE
$80.00 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR
> Download the RSVP form
Please reserve and send checks to: B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit
c/o Ms. Aracelis Kuilan
BDO Seidman, LLP
100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 885-7239
Facsimile: (212) 885-8118
Email Address: email@example.comAbout Scott Alper
Mr. Alper is a partner and Chief Investment Officer of The Witkoff Group LLC (“TWG”). TWG has owned and operated over 10,000 residential units and over 20 million square feet of office over the past 23 years, a majority located in New York with select investment in other major U.S. CBD’s and London. Scott is responsible for overseeing TWG’s investments, management, leasing, development, financing and dispositions. Scott joined The Witkoff Group in 1997 and has overseen both equity and structured investments predominately in office, multi-family and hospitality asset classes. He holds a BS from the New York University Stern School of Business and currently is on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”).
Leaders from AEPi and AEPhi at The University of Texas at Austin met with B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President Chuck Kaufman recently to map out activities in which these groups will work together on a variety of programing. Among the participants were, from left, Amit Goldstein, Will Glick, Daniel Kasoff, Mia Fredericks, Jori Epstein, Kaufman, Aaron Liener and Jason Tennenbaum.
The work on campus, Kaufman said, is planned to extend beyond university life, as these students move to new cities to join or create B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network groups.
Join the B'nai B'rith Young Professionals Network of New York City for a discussion with Gil Hoffman, Chief Political Correspondent and Analyst for the Jerusalem Post, on "Red States, Blue States, and the Jewish State: An insider's perspective from Jerusalem on the second terms of Netanyahu and Obama"Tuesday, April 30, 2013
RSVP to Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Light refreshments and wine will be served.
The location of the event is in Midtown and will be shared to confirmed attendees.Cost:
*But donations are encouraged to support the national B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network Mitzvah Project: The B'nai B'rith Israel Emergency Fund which provides funds to promote activities for children affected by terrorism.About Gil Hoffman
Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. He has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.
Called "the most optimistic man in Israel" by Israel Television, Hoffman's writing and TV appearances provide a behind-the-scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena.
Hoffman, who was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University's School of Journalism and wrote for The Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A reserve soldier in the IDF's Spokesperson Unit, he has lectured in seven countries and 46 US states. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.
Amy & Bruce Pascal and Michal Mazal & Daniel S. Mariaschin will each receive the B’nai B’rith Distinguished Humanitarian Award on April 25 at the Sphinx Club in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes their long-term and exemplary dedication in their work with B’nai B’rith and beyond. All four have demonstrated personal and professional commitments that embody the very core of Tikkun Olam—making the world a better place.
For almost 50 years, B’nai B’rith has presented awards recognizing the accomplishments of key community and business leaders who represent a wide sphere of commitments and endeavors. These exceptional individuals are honored in recognition of enlightened civic concern, philanthropic leadership and commitment to excellence.
B’nai B’rith International Humanitarian Awards highlight the outstanding work of individuals across the globe that set the standards for community involvement and bettering the lives of people throughout the world. Recipients of the Humanitarian Awards have each shown a history of dedicated leadership through a commitment to the communities they serve. Our nominating committee consists of members from the local B’nai B’rith chapters, the International Board of Governors and former honorees from their community. B’nai B’rith’s annual presentation of this award in the Washington, DC community each year is a highlight for our members, board and constituents.> Learn more or register online
Northern Virginia and representatives from the Statewide Jewish Community join THE MISSION TO WASHINGTON / 2013 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President Ira Bartfield to act as a meeting leader with Tom Garofalo, Foreign Affairs Aide to Rep. Moran.
Join us as the community is briefed by Benjamin Franklin Award Winner, Peter Howard, PhD - Strategic Analyst in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and an expert on the Arab Spring and emerging world powers in the Middle East. Dr Howard is joined by William Davies Sohier, Senior Political Officer on Israel and Palestinian Affairs and Sarah Yerkes, PhD, who has published on political reform and civil society in the Middle East and speaks fluent Arabic and Hebrew. Join them for this not to be missed discussion.
Following our U.S. State Department briefings visit with Virginia's Senators and Members of Congress to advocate on top issues for the Jewish community:
- protecting health and human services funding, the Older Americans Act,
- defending a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and
- stopping the threat of a nuclearize Iran.
The day closes with a wrap up reception (5:30 - 6:30pm)Registration $40 by Wednesday, April 17 atwww.jcouncil.org/CapitolHill
Includes Kosher Lunch & Reception Snacks and Taxi Service from the State Department to Capitol Hill
All statewide Jewish communities are welcome, contact us (email@example.com
/ 703-893-4007) for more information
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington join together in offering this program with their sister JCRCs / Federations of Richmond, Tidewater & Peninsula and with the following Greater Washington Jewish human service agencies: the Jewish Council for the Aging, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, and the Jewish Social Service Agency.
As a Community Partner of the Light /The Holocaust & Humanity Project, come join B'nai B'rith Denver as we remember the Shoah or Holocaust. Oscar Sladek, otherwise known as Osi, will share his story of evading the Nazis by hiding in the homes of sympathetic gentiles as well as in the forests and caves of the Slovakian Tatra Mountains.Sunday, April 21, 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM mountain timeJCC Denver
350 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, Colo. 80246
Osi is a master performer of the accordion and international folk singer. Since his arrival in the United States in 1958, he has shared his story with thousands of people in the U.S. and Canada He is known for skillfully weaving beautiful stories and songs from his childhood as he recalls his story of his survival.
The $12 cost of the program includes brunch and coffee (we will meet in the JCC Perlmutter Room). Please RSVP to Danielle: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, April 18th.
> Learn more about the Light /The Holocaust & Humanity Project
Friday, April 19, 7pm
Every month, The Chabad of Bethesda provides a lively Friday night service followed by a tantalizing dinner buffet exploring the unique dishes and traditions of Shabbat in communities around the world. This month, the B’nai B’rith Cuban Jewish Relief Project is teaming up to celebrate and learn about the Jewish community in Cuba by presenting a Cuban Shabbat. The event will take place on Friday, April 19th at 7:00pm at the Chabad of Bethesda, 5713 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
RSVP to Heather McWilliams at email@example.com
or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/413540702074971/
The B'nai B'rith Young Pro Network-DC and Sixth & I hosted the April 2013 trivia night on April 17. Over 150 people came out to test their knowledge, meet new friends, have a kosher dinner and to watch the annual pickle eating contest.
Pictured: Sixth & I's grant writer Rachel who competed in the pickle eating competition.
Join us next month for trivia!
The B'nai B'rith Monsky Lodge welcomed Bill and Evonne Williams to speak at their April 10, 2013, Breadbreakers luncheon in Omaha, Nebraska.Bill and Evonne discussed their new project that
honors our military, including those who have died, while serving the United States of America. “Remembering Our Fallen” is a tribute to all of those who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone, while in uniform, since September 11, 2001. You can learn more about the project at - http://rememberingourfallen.org/about-us/