Join B'nai B'rith for the 6th Anniversary Celebration of Trivia Night at The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.Date:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013Time:
Celebrate six years of trivia with new questions, prizes, and anniversary surprises.
Due to overwhelming interest in this event advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.
Advance registration $15
Day of registration $18
Registration covers dinner and two drink tickets for wine and beer. Unlimited soft drinks will be available.
Teams: You can sign up and pay individually however please enter your team name in order to sign up with a specific team.
Every member of your team must be signed up in order to guarantee their spots.
Individuals: We'll create a team for you!
Registration will close on May 22, 2013 at 5 p.m. However we can sell out before then.
For those in their 20s and 30s
Must be 21 or over. Doors open at 6:30 PM. > Register Online
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.
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.
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!
Partnership with AEPi Fraternity Vital to Ensuring Holocaust Remembrance
B’nai B’rith International is observing Holocaust Remembrance Day with its annual program “Unto Every Person There is a Name,” now in its 24th year. B’nai B’rith is the official North American sponsor of the program created by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Participants name the victims of the Shoah and where and when they were born and died. The ceremonies occur on the 27th day of the month of Nissan on the Jewish calendar. These observances honor more victims each year, as the project collects more names.
Yad Vashem’s—Israel’s official Holocaust museum and research center—suggested theme for this year’s Yom Hashoah is “Defiance and Rebellion during the Holocaust: 70 Years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.” Throughout the week of April 8, B’nai B’rith groups and committees will hold programs across North America that include speakers and readings in synagogues, Jewish community centers and public places such as Holocaust Memorials and community parks.
“It’s incredible to watch how ‘Unto Every Person There is a Name’ has grown since its inception in 1989,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “It is important that we never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust and individually recognize all those who perished.”
In addition to community observances, B’nai B’rith partners with the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity for “We Walk to Remember” on 110 college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom. Members of AEPi will participate in both the walk and “Unto Every Person There is a Name” programming.
Speaking from the Walk at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said, “I’m honored to take part in ‘We Walk to Remember.’ B’nai B’rith has a great partnership with AEPi and we’re wholly behind its efforts to make sure the Holocaust is never forgotten by today’s youth.”
This is the 5th year B’nai B’rith and AEPi have worked together on Holocaust Remembrance Day programming. The combination of the two powerful programs has created a lasting impact on campuses across the globe. It demonstrates that young people on campus understand the importance of remembering and have taken on the responsibility to tell the story of the victims of the Holocaust.
“‘We Walk to Remember’ is a program that quintessentially represents what it means to be in Alpha Epsilon Pi,” said AEPi Howard M. Lorber Director of Jewish and Philanthropy Programming Adam Maslia. “Stepping up as leaders in the Jewish community in partnership with B'nai B'rith International, the brothers of AEPi have crafted the world's largest on-campus Holocaust commemoration event that is so simple, yet so impactful and effective in ensuring that the world never forgets the atrocities of the Shoah."
On the morning of April 8, the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) held a unique joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony dedicated to the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. Taking place at the Martyr’s Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza with about 900 people in attendance, 29 Rescuers Citations were awarded to Jews who employed subterfuge, forgery, smuggling, concealment and other methods to ensure that some Jews survived the Holocaust in Europe or assisted them in escaping to a safe haven.
See photos and videos from select events across the U.S. and in Israel:
Over 120 young professionals came together on February 20, 2013, for the B'nai B'rith and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue's monthly trivia night. Attendees were questioned on history, politics, pop culture, and more.
The March 2013 trivia will be skipped due to Passover, but we will be back at Sixth & I on April 27 for the next round.
B'nai B'rith International joined countless other organizations to promote the Interfaith call-in day to prevent gun violence on February 4, 2012. Members were encouraged to call their Senators and Members of Congress to insist that they act to prevent gun violence. The campaign's message was to ensure that the voices of faithful Americans ring throughout the halls of Congress.
The organizers knew that there are differences in viewpoint and asked callers to convey whichever policies they were comfortable. The major components of legislation that Congress is considering include:
- Require universal background checks for all gun purchases
- Ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
- Make gun trafficking a federal crime
- Improve access to mental health services
B'nai B'rith encouraged members to tell them that gun violence prevention laws work.
Callers recognized themselves as members of the faith community while advocating against violence and emphasized the policies that they personally supported.
"The time is always right to do what is right"
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Over 150 young professionals came together for a night of trivia, dinner, socializing, and fun at the B'nai B'rith and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on January 17 in Washington, DC.
Congrats to Team Brooks L'Chaim for the win!
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Stay tuned for information on the February 2013 trivia night.