Thursday, May 23, 2013
Featured Speaker: Tom Osborne, University of Nebraska Athletic Director
Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne has continued to leave a lasting impression on the history of Nebraska Athletics since returning to lead the Husker program as the school's 13th athletic director on October 16, 2007. Osborne, who led Nebraska to three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997) and 255 victories in his 25 years as the Huskers' head football coach, has continued to use his impressive leadership skills to guide the NU athletic department as a whole over the past five seasons.
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5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Exclusive private cocktail-buffet reception for VIP ticket holders with Tom Osborne
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Complimentary cocktail reception for Patrons
Dinner in the main ballroom
Introduction of Dignitaries, Student Athletes and Area Sport Celebrities and Coaches
Presentation of Awards to Student Scholar/Athletes
Join B'nai B'rith for the 6th Anniversary Celebration of Trivia Night at The Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Celebrate six years of trivia with new questions, prizes, and anniversary surprises.
Due to overwhelming interest in this event advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.
Advance registration $15
Day of registration $18
Registration covers dinner and two drink tickets for wine and beer. Unlimited soft drinks will be available.
Teams: You can sign up and pay individually however please enter your team name in order to sign up with a specific team.
Every member of your team must be signed up in order to guarantee their spots.
Individuals: We'll create a team for you!
Registration will close on May 22, 2013 at 5 p.m. However we can sell out before then.
For those in their 20s and 30s
Must be 21 or over. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
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B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs visited the community of Lexington Kentucky at the invitation of the Stanley Rose Lodge on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
The program was held at Ohavay Zion Synagogue at 10:00 am.
Ohavay Zion Synagogue
2048 Edgewater Ct.
Lexington, KY 40502
Mr. Jacobs spoke about issues facing the Jewish community worldwide.
Jane Oppenheim will receive Amos Lodge 136 of B'nai B'rith's 61st annual Americanism Award at a testimonial dinner Sunday, May 19, at the Scranton Jewish Community Center. The award is given annually to an outstanding person for his or her lifetime of community service.
Jane has been involved with and extended her support to numerous community and educational organizations and continues to serve on area and national boards. She has been the recipient of many awards and honors.
Her "lifelong commitment to education, her stalwart belief in civic responsibility, and her dedication to Reform Judaism, locally, nationally, and worldwide, reflect the centuries' old values of B'nai B'rith: defense of human rights and staunch anti-discrimination efforts throughout the world," the organization says in a biography of Jane sent with the award announcement.
As is tradition, Jane was selected by past winners and representatives of several community organizations, including the United Way of Lackawanna County, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the Scranton Area Foundation, the Lions Club, Kiwanis and Amos Lodge.
Tickets may be purchased or a congratulatory greeting may be placed in the program book by calling Richard Bishop at 570-346-8414 or Ed Monsky at 570-343-1197.
The B'nai B'rith Kansas City Lodge No. 184, is co-sponsor of a new internet program for Shavuot. It’s part of a city-wide study session for the holiday.
The program on Shavuot will start at 7PM (around 9PM in most Latin American places) and will last 5 hours. There will be a prayer service. We have a special prayerbook we created for this event in Portuguese and that will be made available to participants. The program will consist of different lectures and music.
Several rabbis have already agreed to participate and teach a 30 minutes session.
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> SPANISH website for the program
About the Organizer
Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn, author of Accessible Judaism:A Concise Guide, Hamadrij: la Guia and They Were Just People: Stories of Rescue in Poland During the Holocaust, and featured in YouTube Video Series and documentary, The Longing.
The New York State commission for Social Justice Order of Sons of Italy in America and the MetroNorth Region of B'nai B'rith International cordially invite you to the 32nd Anniversary Celebration of Solidarity Between the Jewish and Italian-American Communities - "Promoting better relations through education"
The Lehman-LaGuardia Award for Civic Achievement will be presented to:
Joseph J. DiTrapani
Order of Songs of Italy in America National President
Chairman of the Niederhoffer Foundation
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM
215 Sunnyside Boulevard
Plainview, New York 11803
The B'nai B'rith Young Professionals Network has a great volunteering event coming up and we'd like you to join us!
On Sunday, May 5, 2013, we'll be partnering with NYC Service to paint the Child Care Center at the Riis Development Center, a New York City Housing Authority facility that suffered damage due to Hurricane Sandy.
Painting supplies will be provided.
We'd love for you to come out and make a difference for those who are still being affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Limited space available. RSVP to Eric at email@example.com
Join us as we do our part of the National Young Professional Network (YPN) Mitzvah Project on May 2, 2013.
Through the B'nai B'rith Israel Emergency Fund YPN groups from around the country will be donating children's activity kits to those affected by terrorism in Israel. Come on down to help us pack the bags while mingling with other young professionals.
Location: B'nai B'rith International
2020 K Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20024
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* A donation of $12 covers a gift of two bags for children and light snacks while you're working.
The B'nai B'rith New York Real Estate Unit is pleased to announce that Scott Alper, partner and Chief Investment Officer of The Witkoff Group LLC (“TWG”), will speak at our next luncheon on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 on “A Developer’s Perspective on New York’s Future.”
Place: The Cornell Club—6 East 44th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, N.Y.
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Time: Reception – 12:00 Noon
Buffet Luncheon – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $70.00 PER PERSON UP TO TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE
$80.00 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR
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Please reserve and send checks to:
B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit
c/o Ms. Aracelis Kuilan
BDO Seidman, LLP
100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 885-7239
Facsimile: (212) 885-8118
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Scott Alper
Mr. Alper is a partner and Chief Investment Officer of The Witkoff Group LLC (“TWG”). TWG has owned and operated over 10,000 residential units and over 20 million square feet of office over the past 23 years, a majority located in New York with select investment in other major U.S. CBD’s and London. Scott is responsible for overseeing TWG’s investments, management, leasing, development, financing and dispositions. Scott joined The Witkoff Group in 1997 and has overseen both equity and structured investments predominately in office, multi-family and hospitality asset classes. He holds a BS from the New York University Stern School of Business and currently is on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”).
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