You may be interested to know that it was B'nai B'rith in England which sponsored me to get to that country in 1939 on a Kindertransport. I also lived in a B'nai B'rith sponsored hostel in London and their committee continued to be in charge of me and other German and Austrian refugee children until the age of 18.
Once I joined B'nai B'rith in the United States, it gave me the opportunity to develop leadership skill - especially in public speaking. Much of this eventually evolved into my very frequent speaking to students about the events the led to the Holocaust.
I have been an active member of B'nai B'rith for 41 years - joining in September 1972.
While serving as the president of the Morganthau-L'Chayim Lodge (1984 - 1986), I oversaw the volunteer operations of over 300 B'nai B'rith members.
The social activities of B'nai B'rith motivated me to join and continue to stay involved today. I am a proud trustee of our regional council and continue to do programming for the B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region.
I believe that B'nai B'rith should have peace and harmony.
The 2007-2008 winner of the B'nai B'rith Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge discusses tolerance and diversity. To learn more about the writing challenge visit www.bnaibrith.org/diverseminds.
Brother's Brother Foundation President Luke Hingson talks about his organization's long-standing partnership with B'nai B'rith.
B'nai B'rith International has served as the Global Voice of the Jewish Community since 1843.