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The Zero.Dot.Two initiative launched in May 2017. Since then we have asked Jewish leaders from across the U.S. the question, “What does it mean to be Jewish?”

The videos have been seen some 50,000 times, and they represent the most watched B’nai B’rith online video of all time and four of the top five B’nai B’rith videos ever posted on Facebook. The archive of responses can be found here.

Notable interviews have been with: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer; former-U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; the Ranking Members of both the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Ben Cardin, and the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Relation, Rep. Eliot Engel; famed Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz; and book authors, academics, rabbis, Jewish communal professionals and private sector business executives.

Entrepreneur David Yarus, who founded the popular JSwipe online dating app in April 2014, also answered our “What does it mean to be Jewish” query, which reached more than 15,000 people. Yarus regularly speaks about the millennial mindset and teaches social media strategy and best practices at major Jewish conferences. See his thoughtful response here.


Through our podcast this year, we explored an array of interesting topics, including B’nai B’rith’s history, global anti-Semitism, the state of the European Union, and lighter fare, such as Jewish food and Jews in baseball. The podcast has been an exciting way to comment on topics in the news and topics our members and supporters care deeply about.

Our podcasts covered the gamut from topical breaking news to historical milestones such as the Six-Day War, to a conversation on Jewish baking.

Our Subject Matter Expert blog is a powerful reminder of what we do every day. Our experts can deftly explain, to world leaders and readers at home, all the nuances of issues. You’ll find the depth and breadth of our staff on full display in this cutting edge blog section:

In December, B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin was a featured speaker at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)’s new exhibit in honor of B’nai B’rith’s 175 anniversary. With photos, Judaica and documents, the exhibit is a powerful reminder of B’nai B’rith’s legacy.

B’nai B’rith Magazine

Our online engagement for B’nai B’rith Magazine increased enormously again this year. Thousands interacted on social media with our magazine’s unique and unusual stories.

Our magazine has been providing deep insights into the complex and compelling issues of the day, as well as uncovering exclusive stories that readers just don’t find anyplace else, since it launched in 1886.

An exciting change as of December: Three out of our four issues of B’nai B’rith Magazine each year will now be fully digital. Our online publication will be accompanied by one commemorative issue printed (as well as posted online) each year.  

We have created an exciting new format, which offers unique multi-platform content. We plan to create opportunities to engage our readers in many dimensions. Check out our fully-digital debut of our multi-platform magazine here.

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B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community.

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