B'nai B'rith works in many communities around the United States – and around the world – to bridge the gap between leaders of today and young Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Integral to the future of B'nai B'rith International is the B’nai B’rith Young Professional Network (BBYPN). The goal of the network is to attract younger leaders and create programs that will appeal to young professionals and families. B'nai B'rith has geared specific programs toward young adults, ages 21 to 40.
Young people in all stages of their lives are welcome to participate. There are endless opportunities for young professionals, students, singles and young families. These include social gatherings, community service projects, and programming based on the B'nai B'rith portfolio of human rights, public policy, disaster relief, health and family issues, United Nations affairs, and more.
There are many active and growing young leadership groups around the United States.
In Chicago, BBYPN focuses on networking, social, issue based events and small group discussions.
In Denver, BBYPN brings together young professionals for leadership training, community service and social events.
In Los Angeles, BBYPN is in the process of regrouping and looking for interested individuals to be involved in all parts of the B’nai B’rith mission.
In New Jersey, BBYPN provides social events, happy hours, and speed dating for Jewish young adults between 23-33 in New Jersey through the NOVAT group.
In New York City, BBYPN is focused on community service and smaller group programs. Additionally, the Global Round Table, a group of more than 300 young professionals, focuses on diplomatic and United Nations affairs.
In South Florida, BBYPN stresses community service and social programming.
In Washington, D.C. BBYPN focuses on Embassy events, trivia nights, social and community service programming.
Recent events include the “Mitzvah Hours” held during the month of February by BBYPN groups throughout the country.
In addition, there are active young leadership groups in Europe, Latin America and Australia.
> Visit the B'nai B'rith International Facebook page for pictures of past events, upcoming events in your area and to connect with others involved.
Partnership with AEPi
Another exciting focus of B'nai B'rith's work with young professionals is our partnership with the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity, the Jewish Fraternity of North America. Since 2009, B'nai B'rith International and Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) have brought joint programming on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, to more than 70 college campus commemorations across the United States and Canada. B'nai B'rith's program included "Unto Every Person There is a Name" name reading ceremony, on behalf of Yad Vashem, which was linked to the AEPi "We Walk to Remember" event on campus. Additionally, we hold joint BBYPN and AEPi alumni events in communities around the country.
Young Professionals have also done their part to support the B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund raising funds and assisting in Disaster relief projects as part of their community service programming.
For more information on the BBYPN or our AEPi partnership please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-405-4021.
Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award
B'nai B'rith presents the Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award to members under 40 who have demonstrated outstanding service to B'nai B'rith. Recent winners are from Panama, Luxembourg, Belgium, Uruguay, Washington D.C., Florida and New York.
> Eduardo Weinstein of Santiago, Chile, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Stephen Stern of Annapolis, Md., Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Jorge Silberberg of Montevideo, Uruguay, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Rebecca Saltzman of Denver Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Edwige Ouaknine of Lev, France, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Ralph Attie of Panama City, Panama, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
Information For more information and to see what's going on in your community, call 212-405-4021 or email email@example.com.