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The B'nai B'rith Leadership Forum


MAY 4 – MAY 6, 2024 •  WASHINGTON, D.C.

Registration: $360

*Registration deadline: April 25.

Please note: The Leadership Forum will kick off on Saturday evening, May 4, at 8:00 p.m., followed by a dessert reception and continue all day Sunday, May 5, with a continental breakfast and lunch, ending by 5:00 p.m. All sessions will be held at Lafayette Centre.

The program on Monday morning, May 6, will be held at the Embassy of Austria.
*Bus transportation provided from Lafayette Centre.

Program Information

2024 Election Analysis

Josh Kraushaar, Editor-in-Chief of Jewish Insider, analyzes the 2024 U.S. elections and the role of Jewish policy concerns.

The 85th Anniversary of the St. Louis Tragedy

We will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the St. Louis tragedy, in which the United States and other countries turned away a ship of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. The program will feature survivors of the ship and a presentation of legislation, authored by B’nai B’rith and passed by the U.S. Senate, acknowledging America’s failure in this episode.

Update on Israel’s Defensive War in Gaza

Brigadier General Asaf Vardi, Air Force Attaché & deputy Defense Attaché will discuss Israel’s defensive operations in Gaza in the wake of the October 7 Hamas terror attack on Israel and its people.

College Students Confront Anti-Semitism on Campus

Shabbos Kestenbaum, a student at Harvard Divinity School, Jamie Sharabani, a student at the University of Miami and Jessica Brenner of Barnard College/Columbia University, are outspoken about relentless anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism infecting college campuses. They will share their experiences and offer suggestions on what university leaders must do to keep Jewish students safe.

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Program

The Embassy of Austria hosts the B’nai B’rith Leadership Forum to commemorate Yom HaShoah, which marks the 27th day of Nissan, the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

This Holocaust remembrance event will include Unto Every Person There is a Name, when we will read the names of Holocaust victims. B’nai B’rith is the North American sponsor of Unto, which is a program of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Education Center based in Jerusalem.

By reading the names of victims, we honor the memory of those murdered and help restore to them their humanity.

Parking at Lafayette Centre

The parking garage at Lafayette Centre is not open Saturday evening or Sunday, however, there are some 24-hour parking garages nearby. Additionally, street parking is available on Saturday evening and Sunday, all day, with no restrictions.

Hotel information:

There will not be a group hotel and there will be no group reservation rate. Please see the list of hotels with website links below to make a room reservation. All hotels are located within a few blocks walking distance of Lafayette Centre.

Questions? Contact:

Yours Truly DC
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

West End Washington Tapestry Collection by Hilton
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20037

St. Gregory Hotel
2033 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

AC Hotel by Marriott Washington
1112 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Hyatt Place Washington
2121 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/Georgetown Area
2201 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Embassy Suites Washington, DC Georgetown
1250 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

The Westin Georgetown
2350 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Park Hyatt Washington, DC
1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown
2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037