B’nai B’rith World Center director Alan Schneider traveled from Jerusalem in July to the capital of Israel’s southern region, Beer Sheva, to present the 2013 grant from the B’nai B’rith Edith “Pat” Wolfson Endowment for Israeli orphans to the children of Anat Even Haim (34) - Liron (12) and twins Guy and Agam (4) - who was murdered by gunman Itamar Alon in a shooting attack at a branch of Bank Hapoalim in the city on May 20.
Branch manager Avner Cohen (44) and deputy manager Meir Zeitoun (40) and another customer, Idan Sabari (22), were murdered and five other people wounded in the rage attack before Alon (40) committed suicide.
Schneider presented the grant to Anat's former husband, Shimon Even Haim, who is now raising the children after custody was granted to their mother following the couple's divorce seven months before the shooting. The presentation was made at Shimon's mother's apartment located in a working-class neighborhood of Beer Sheva where Shimon has been living since
the divorce. (More of this story here).
B'nai B'rith World Center
The B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem is the hub of B'nai B'rith International activities in Israel. The Center serves as the key link between Israel and B'nai B'rith members and supporters around the world.