120+ young professionals come together for the monthly B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Trivia Night in Washington, DC, at the Skyline Hotel. The night started outside by the pool and moved inside once a light rain began. The weather didn't hamper the fun of the night as teams showed off their knowledge about pop-culture, history, science, the arts, and more.
B'nai B'rith held a discussion on current events in Israel and The Middle East at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 17 The program began at noon and was free. An optional Kosher lunch was available for $11.
Moderating the discussion and providing opening comments was a political scientist with a background in counter-terrorism.
The B'nai B'rith Breadbreakers luncheons are open to the entire Omaha community, so please feel free to invite a friend.
B'nai B'rith Breadbreakers
Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Auditorium
323 S 132nd St
Omaha, Neb. 68154
Sports memorabilia signed by Washington Nationals and Capitals Players Auctioned
With the opportunity to win valuable sports memorabilia donated by professional franchises like the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals, approximately 100 young professionals from the D.C. area attended a fundraising happy hour July 1 to benefit the victims of the recent Moore, Okla., tornado. The happy hour was sponsored by B’nai B’rith International and Gather the Jews, a project of George Washington University Hillel committed to facilitating Jewish life for local young professionals.
Proceeds from the event went to the B’nai B’rith Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund, which was opened May 21 after a strong tornado devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. B’nai B’rith International has been committed to disaster relief since 1865 and continues to play a major role in providing short- and long-term relief to victims of disaster across America and throughout the world.
In addition to the individual attendance fees, proceeds for the happy hour also came from the sale of raffle tickets and the auctioning of an autographed baseball bat signed by Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Amanda Ladden-Stirling attended the fundraiser to support the Oklahoma campaign. She’s a big Nationals fan and won the silent auction for the autographed bat. “I’m going to give the bat to my father, and we’ll proudly put it on display,” said Ladden-Stirling.
The happy hour was the first event co-hosted by B’nai B’rith and Gather the Jews. Doug Breitenbach, chair of the Washington, D.C. B’nai B’rith Young Professional Network (BBYPN), hosted the event at the Iron Horse Tap Room in the Chinatown district of D.C. Rachel Giattino, director of GTJ, also helped organize the happy hour. “GTJ was proud to work with B’nai B’rith to support the families recovering from the Oklahoma tornadoes on this event. We host regular happy hours in D.C., which bring together 300 to400 young pros. These volunteers and GW Hillel were glad we could lend our support to their fundraising efforts. Partnership is what makes our community strong. There is a lot of work to be done in Oklahoma, and every gesture of tikkun olam helps,” said Giattino.
Raffle items also included autographed baseballs signed by the Nationals’ Jason Werth and Ryan Zimmerman, an autographed hockey stick signed by the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin and Baltimore Orioles baseball tickets. Other items were donated by Georgetown University, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and Mr. Yogato, a D.C. frozen yogurt shop.
The autographed hockey stick was won by Laura Bentz. She managed to take home the stick, winning it via an impromptu rock, paper, scissors duel after the owner of the first ticket pulled from the raffle had left early and was unable to claim the prize.
In addition to the happy hour, the Washington, D.C. BBYPN has regular embassy events, a monthly trivia night co-hosted with Sixth & I, as well as social and community service programs. Those interested in attending or getting involved with the BBYPN should email Renee Howard Rodriguez, B’nai B’rith young leadership director, at email@example.com.
To donate to the Oklahoma City Disaster Relief Fund, visit http://bit.ly/17RN9qk.
The B'nai B'rith Tri-State Region hosted a Champagne, Strawberries and Dessert gathering to welcome their new leadership and toast those who have served.
The free event began at 7 PM and lasted until 10 PM at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield, N.J. on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
B'nai B'rith Denver organized its annual Leadville camping trip and community service project from June 28 - 30.
The schedule included:
Friday: Camping at Printer Boy Campground on Turquoise Lake, and a Kosher dinner.
10:00 am - Shabbat Service at Temple Israel followed by Oneg
Mountain Hike - with Young Professionals and campers
5:00 pm - Kosher pot luck dinner for the less fortunate at St. George Episcopal Church (across the street from Temple Israel) Havdalah Service conducted by Rabbi Rappaport to follow
Vegetarian potluck dinner at Printer Boy campsite followed by Havdalah.
Bring a dish to share.
If your last name starts with...
A-F: Bring a Noodle/Potato (Salad, Kugel, etc.)
G-L: Bring Fruits/Veggies
L-R: Cheese/Dairy Dish or Salad
S-Z: Chips & Salsa/Guacamole or Dessert
9:00 am - Leadville Jewish Cemetery clean up begins
Free coffee & bagels for volunteers arriving early
12:00 am - Graveside Memorial Service led by Rabbi Rappaport. Kosher barbecue lunch to follow.
4:00 pm - Cemetery clean up ends
Zvi Krugliak, president of the B'nai B'rith Simchat Torah Unit in Miami, hosted Meira Cohen, president of the B'nai B'rith Haifa, Israel, lodge on June 8, 2013.
Both Meira and Zvi agreed to have continued cooperation between their two groups and and an on-going exchange of ideas and programs. Zvi plans to visit the Haifa B'nai B'rith on his next trip to Israel.
To get involved with the B'nai B'rith Greater Florida Region, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The B'nai B'rith Real Estate Unit hosted Charles V. Bagli, author and reporter for The New York Times, as the speaker at our latest luncheon on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Speaker: Charles V. Bagli
Author and New York Times Reporter
Place: The Cornell Club - 6 East 44th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, N.Y.
Topic: New Book on Stuyvesant Town: "Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made"
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: Reception - 12:00 Noon
Buffet Luncheon - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
About the Author
Charles V. Bagli is a New York Times reporter who covers the intersection of politics and
real estate. He has written about the sale of high-profile buildings, political contributions of
the real estate industry, the battle to build a two-billion-dollar stadium for the Jets, bid
rigging in the construction industry, payoffs at the tax assessor’s office, and a Sutton Place
co-op that turned public land into a private park. He has worked for The New York
Observer, the Daily Record of Morristown, New Jersey, The Tampa Tribune, and the
Brooklyn Phoenix. He lives with his wife in New Jersey. They have two daughters.
> Learn more about Charles V. Bagli and his book
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Featured Speaker: Tom Osborne, University of Nebraska Athletic Director
Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne has continued to leave a lasting impression on the history of Nebraska Athletics since returning to lead the Husker program as the school's 13th athletic director on October 16, 2007. Osborne, who led Nebraska to three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997) and 255 victories in his 25 years as the Huskers' head football coach, has continued to use his impressive leadership skills to guide the NU athletic department as a whole over the past five seasons.
> Purchase Tickets
Visit http://omahasportsbanquet.org to learn more about the banquet.
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Exclusive private cocktail-buffet reception for VIP ticket holders with Tom Osborne
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Complimentary cocktail reception for Patrons
Dinner in the main ballroom
Introduction of Dignitaries, Student Athletes and Area Sport Celebrities and Coaches
Presentation of Awards to Student Scholar/Athletes
Join B'nai B'rith for the 6th Anniversary Celebration of Trivia Night at The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
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