The B'nai B'rith Henry Monsky Lodge of Omaha held a "Breadbreakers" lunch program on January 9, 2013, which featured a joint session with AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
For more than 61 years, the weekly B'nai B'rith Breadbreakers program has highlighted what chairman Gary Javitch calls "the prominent and preeminent, the interesting and the influential" from across the City and occasionally, from around the United States.
The advantage of the interactive mini-press conference format is that the members can ask our presenters - which have included governors, top business leaders and even a world class specialist on Alzheimer's - any question.
This LAST week's program included Eric Axel, AIPAC's political director of the Southwest, who traveled from Houston to Omaha to discuss the challenges of educating over 100 new senators and congressmen on the important issues that confront America and to better strengthen the American-Israel relationship.
On this occasion, the lunch group included two of B'nai B'rith Omaha's longest serving members: George Shafer, a never-miss weekly attendee, who turns 95 on January 20, and Sam Epstein, who is 97.
B'nai B'rith Denver was proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Denver installment of an evening of food, drinks, and learning for young adults, their family, and friends with Limmud Colorado. The program was supported by Roots and Branches Foundation, an initiative of the Rose Community Foundation.
The first drink and appetizers were free and attendees discussed, "What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself? Is the Golden Rule conditional?" The program was facilitated by Marc Soloway and David Shneer.
Cosponsors: Judaism Your Way, YAD at the Allied Jewish Federation, GesherCity Denver/Boulder, The Hineini Project at Temple Emanuel, Keshet, B'nai B'rith, Ekar Farm, JConnect
Members of the B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network-Denver met on Sunday, January 6, to join forces with the Denver Peanut Butter Plan for a community event: The Peanut Butter Plan,...it's simple!
Over 2,000 PBJ sandwiches were made and passed out to people in need in the downtown Denver area.
Each Peanut Butter Plan participant donated one jar of Peanut Butter and one jar of Jelly, plus two or more loafs of bread.
After the PBJ's were made, membersformed carpools to the Denver Rescue Mission neighborhood. Additional food was then transported to the Samaritan House.
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