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B’nai B’rith’s Legacy in Israel:

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B'nai B'rith's 2023 Policy Priorities in Israel

Interview with Alan Schneider, Director, B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem

B’nai B’rith: A part of the Jewish homeland since 1865

B’nai B’rith established its presence in the Jewish homeland in 1888. Since that time, we have been deeply involved in helping many aspects of society, including aid to schools and hospitals, establishing clubs for the blind, helping recent immigrants, delivering food and clothes to needy people, providing housing for soldiers who have completed military service, organizing Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations for boys and girls from families in need and assisting with special scholarship programs and institutes for special education.

President Truman (far left) signs the White House proclamation recognizing Israel’s independence, June 1948. With him are: (left to right): Eddie Jacobson; B’nai B’rith Executive Secretary Maurice Bisgyer; B’nai B’rith President Frank Goldman.
B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin speaks at the Scroll of Fire during the annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Day ceremonies at the B’nai B’rith Martyrs Forest, April 18, 2023.
B’nai B’rith Garden City, a community built with funding from the Jerusalem Lodge during the late 1920s.
First day cover and stamp issued in 1988 by the Israeli government honoring the centenary of the Jerusalem Lodge, 1988.
A 1947 article from the National Jewish Monthly (today’s B’nai B’rith Magazine) in which Zionist leader, future president of Israel Chaim Weizmann extols B’nai B’rith and its history of support for pre-state Israel.
Pamphlet containing the revised bylaws of the Jerusalem Lodge, written by David Yellin, 1895.
B’nai B’rith President Frank Goldman (right) with Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, 1950s.
Kansas City B’nai B’rith member Eddie Jacobson’s telegram to his friend and former business partner, President Harry S. Truman, urging him to agree to a meeting with Zionist leader Chaim Weitzmann, leading to the U.S. President’s decision to vote for the partition of Israel, 1948.
B’nai B’rith International President Phillip M. Klutznick (r) and B’nai B’rith President of the U.K. and Ireland Jack Morrison dedicate the B’nai B’rith Martyrs’ Cave at the Martyrs’ Forest in 1955.
Publication describing Moledeth (Moledet) B’nai B’rith, an agricultural settlement founded by B’nai B’rith for German Jewish immigrants in 1937.
B’nai B’rith Jerusalem Lodge Hebrew Language Committee, 1912.