By way of a virtual introduction, I'm a second generation Jewish American. My grandfather immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe during World War II with his mother, one of his sisters, and $15 -- collectively between them -- in their pockets. As they passed through the gates of Ellis Island they would start a new life in New York City. A metropolis in a country that would offer safety and sanctuary for my family. A land that would also provide untold opportunities.
My grandfather has always been my role model. He taught me chess at a very young age. Those lessons have since become a metaphor to working hard for what I wanted most in life and setting a game-plan to achieve my goals.
Today, I am thankful to serve as the Digital Media Strategist for B'nai B'rith International. A goal that I set to turn my career into something that makes an impact for the global Jewish community and for the country that gave my family a home. A job at an organization that provided a network for my family when they came to America. An organization that provides humanitarian aid and community support for many families like my own when they are in need.
I hope to learn about your story and how B'nai B'rith International has impacted your life; and you have impacted B'nai B'rith.