Shalom TV quotes the B'nai B'rith International statement condemning the Modern Language Association for an anti-Israel discussion planned for Annual Conference -- http://youtu.be/SQgE6t3flE0?t=5m32s
Los Feliz Ledger: [City Sleuth] You Don’t have to be Jewish to Enjoy the Autry’s “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” Exhibit
by Diane Kanner
So you think the 25-year-old Autry National Center in Griffith Park is strictly a cowboy and native American museum? Oy, vai, you could not be more wrong.
An exhibit there which is about to conclude takes a look at men and women of the Jewish faith who shaped institutions like Hollywood’s Cedars of Lebanon Hospital on Fountain Avenue, hardly a frontier hangout. Some whose faith was little known, like Austrian immigrant architect Richard Neutra, rose to the heights of their professions.
The other artifact is a crystal bowl given to Dorothy Chandler by the oldest Jewish fraternal organization in the region, B’nai B’rith. After Chandler and husband Norman were married, they lived in an apartment on Vermont Avenue before building a home at 2520 Nottingham Avenue. The 1965 award recognized her “extraordinary” efforts in fundraising and bridging the gulf between Jewish and non Jewish Angelenos...more.
“Las caras de los niños, auxiliares, enfermeras y padres que se encontraban en el hospital son inolvidables. Llegamos llenos de regalos, nos fuimos con las manos vacías pero con el alma llena hasta no poder más”, expresó Marianne Kychenthal, líder de este proyecto solidario.
“El equipo humano que trabajó codo a codo y los que nos ayudaron con sus regalos fue excepcional, logramos dejar en alto el nombre de B’nai B’rith y de toda la comunidad”, afirmó...more.
Albany Tribune: B’nai B’rith Condemns Modern Language Association For Anti-Israel Discussion Planned For Annual Conference
B’nai B’rith International said Thursday it condemns the Modern Language Association (MLA) for reportedly denying Hillel International and the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) a chance to present a discussion on Israel and academic freedom at the organization’s annual conference. Meanwhile, a “roundtable discussion” titled “Academic Boycotts: A Conversation about Israel and Palestine” will be held solely featuring academic supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
According to B’nai B’rith International said, n addition to the one-sided program, the organization will consider a condemnatory resolution toward Israel...more.
by Caroline Lewis
The historic overhaul of New York City government this year goes well beyond the mayor's office.
There are 21 new members of the City Council, four new borough presidents, and fresh, yet familiar, faces in the offices of Brooklyn district attorney, comptroller, and public advocate. With the city’s politics taking an increasingly liberal turn, there are few outright conservatives left in city government.
Alan Maisel (D) - D46 - Canarsie, Mill Basin, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, Gerritsen Beach, part of Sheepshead Bay - Environmental issues and public safety, including 'fracking' regulation, have been prominent among the legislation Maisel has sponsored in his tenure serving State Assembly District 59. Much of Maisel's civic work in Brooklyn has been done through the international Jewish organization B'nai B'rith, although he has also served on his local school and community boards...more.
Le Bar des Fleurs, présenté par Nuno Wahnon Martins en partenariat avec le B’nai B’rith France et le B’nai B’rith International. Le Bar des Fleurs, c’est l’analyse européenne de l’actu internationale et proche-orientale.”
Pour cette émission Le Bar des Fleurs invite Ben Bourgel : Attaché d’Ambassade de la délégation de la Mission d’Israël auprès de l’Union Européenne à Bruxelles.
by Linda M. Linonis
Members of B’nai B’rith, Mahoning Lodge 339, and the Jewish community at large put Operation Snowflake in motion on Christmas Day.
They filled volunteer positions at information desks and gift shops at St. Elizabeth Health Center on Belmont Avenue and Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, Pa.
“The reason was to give volunteers, who are Christian, the chance to spend Christmas Day with their families,” said Neil Altman, who coordinates Operation Snowflake with his wife, Denise.
The Jewish service organization began the project in 1978 in the Valley; it is marking its 35th year...more.
They weren’t dressed in your traditional Santa suits, but a group of Rural/Metro firefighters played St. Nick at TMC for Children.
The guys from Station 73 paid a visit to our pediatric patients to hand out some adorable teddy bear stuffed stockings that were handmade by the residents at Strauss Manor. They also gave each child a copy of the book Born to Wear Blue, written by local author Patty Vallance about children who dream about becoming firefighters when they grow up.
Special thanks to Patty Vallance, the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, [B'nai B'rith] Strauss Manor and Rural/Metro Fire for bringing a little Christmas cheer to these children...more.
The Washington Post: Pepco Holdings sponsors B’nai B’rith scholarship contest for young writers, illustrators
by Steven Overly
Pepper doesn’t have much musical skill. So when the prickly porcupine is invited to perform in the town’s parade, his hunt for an instrument to play only leads to disappointment. Feeling less talented than his peers, a dejected Pepper eventually finds his place as the band’s rhythmical leader.
That’s the plot of “Pepper the Porcupine and the Big Parade,” a children’s book written and illustrated by Montgomery County high school students Jourdan Lewanda and Andrew Latona for the annual Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge.
Hosted this past spring by B’nai B’rith International, a Jewish humanitarian and advocacy group, and sponsored by Pepco Holdings, the scholarship competition asks participants to craft books that teach children about tolerance and equality...more.