B’nai B’rith members and supporters will be on hand in Geneva to demonstrate in support of Israel on June 29.
For Jewish young professionals in their 20s & 30s.
WHEN: Friday, June 19th
WHERE: United Synagogue of Hoboken
115 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Optional services start at 7:00 p.m. Dinner to follow services.
$25.00 per person
RSVP by Wednesday, June 17th!
NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT RSVP & NO MONEY ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.
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WHAT: B'nai B'rith World Center annual Excellence in Diaspora Journalism Awards
WHO: Nadav Eyal (Channel 10), Sam Sokol (Jerusalem Post) Selected as Winners; Lifetime Achievement Award to Kol Israel; David D’Or to receive special citation
WHERE: Yad Ben Zvi, Jerusalem
WHEN: June 8 at 19:30 at (coalesce and light refreshment will begin at 19:00)
Alan Dershowitz, professor emeritus of Harvard University, will address the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage on June 8. Dershowitz—a world-renowned jurist—is universally recognized as one of Israel’s most ardent advocates in the court of world opinion. His address will take the form of a conversation with Liat Collins, editor of the International Jerusalem Post and weekly columnist, during which he will answer tough questions on Israel, American Jewry, the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions movement, and U.S.-Israel relations.
Winners of the award named for Wolf and Hilda Matsdorf, are Nadav Eyal, Channel 10's chief international correspondent and Sam Sokol, Jewish World correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. A Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of Luis and Trudi Schydlowsky will also be presented to Kol Yisrael—The Voice of Israel Radio—for its long-running program “Searching for Missing Relatives” now edited and presented by Izi Mann. A special citation for contribution to Israel-Diaspora Relations through the arts will be presented to acclaimed singer David D’Or, who will perform.
Eyal will receive the award in the broadcast media category for his hour-long program “Hate,” broadcast on Channel 10 on Oct. 7, 2014. The program deals with rising anti-Semitism in Europe and was filmed on location in Germany, England and Greece. The broadcast also aired earlier in the year as a four-part mini-series during the station’s primetime news program. The award in the print media category will be presented to Sam Sokol for a series of nearly 30 articles published in the Jerusalem Post from May to December 2014 focusing on the fast-changing situation of Jews in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Kol Yisrael for its “Searching for Missing Relatives” program, inaugurated in 1945 to help Holocaust survivors track down missing relatives. The program was broadcast continuously until 1969 and was re-launched in 2000 by Yaron Enosh in a new format that included interviews and investigative reporting. Over the years the program, and its English print iteration “Seeking Kin” by Hillel Kuttler, have brought together hundreds of Jews across the globe, locating and reuniting with long-lost relatives, friends and neighbors.
Since its establishment in 1992, the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism has recognized excellence in reportage on contemporary Diaspora-Jewish communities and on the state of Israel-Diaspora relations today in the Israeli print and electronic media. The award is widely acknowledged in the media industry as the most prestigious prize in its field in Israel. Its goal is to help shore up the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora by recognizing excellence in Diaspora-related reportage appearing in the Israeli print, broadcast and web-based media. It was established in recognition of the important contribution the media can make toward strengthening the relationship between Israel and world Jewry--so essential for the resilience of both--by encouraging quality reportage on Diaspora communities and Israel-Diaspora relations.
The distinguished members of the award jury are: Chairman Asher Weill, publisher and editor of “ARIEL”– The Israel Review of Arts and Letters from 1981 to 2003; Yehudith Auerbach, professor in the School of Communication at Bar Ilan University; Eytan Bentsur, former Ministry of Foreign Affairs director general; Sara Frenkel, former Diaspora correspondent for Israel Radio and Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2002; Shalom Kital, former director general of News Company and Channel 2; Gabriela Shalev, professor and chair of the Higher Academic Council at Ono Academic College, as well as a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations; and Bambi Sheleg, founder and editor-in-chief of Eretz Acheret, and a 2011 award winner.
The B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism is named for the late Wolf Matsdorf and his wife Hilda. Wolf was an editor of the B’nai B’rith World Center Journal “Leadership Briefing” and a journalist in Israel and Australia. Hilda was a pioneer in social work in both Australia and Israel. The Lifetime Achievement Award is named for Luis and Trudi Schydlowsky. The Award is made possible through donations from Daniel Schydlowsky, a professor and a member of the B’nai B’rith World Center International Board of Governors (Lima, Peru and Washington D.C.), and the Matsdorf family.
For more information please contact
Alan Schneider, director, B’nai B’rith World Center: +972525536441.
WHO: Rhonda Love, VP of Programming, B'nai B'rith International
WHAT: Lunch & Learn: "International Affairs"
WHERE: Chazen Senior Center
WHEN: June 5, 12:30 p.m.
Rhonda Love is Vice President of Programming at B’nai B’rith International and serves as staff liaison for the Center for Community Action and the Center for Jewish Identity.
Love brings community service programming and Jewish identity activities to communities throughout the United States and the world.
She is responsible for the administration of the B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund, which provides assistance to victims of natural and man-made disasters, and the Communities in Crisis project, which distributes medicines throughout Latin America.
The Transnational Project “Bridges of Tolerance”
WHEN: 3-5 June, 2015
WHERE: B'nai B'rith lodges in Central Europe
"A bridge is built in order to expend your world, in order to explore the other side...On a bridge, we may walk in opposite directions and yet we are walking toward each other."
This multi-purpose project is made necessary and gains in urgency with each attack on Jewish people and their institutions, each tolerated extreme- right parade through the streets of Europe, with each incitement to racial hatred spread through the internet.
We believe that as an NGO, B’nai B’rith Europe is meant to play an active role in our European society, by promoting the right to a life of dignity for all. Therefore, we call on governments to uphold the values encompassed in the Universal Charter of Human Rights, for all its citizens. In view of today’s political and economic climate, the all too easy radicalization of the youth searching for values, we feel that we have to unite all our forces, governments, NGOs and citizens, in order to achieve the desired impact.
Who Is Involved:
Governments, Parliaments, Civil Societies, School educators and students, civil servants, representatives of the cultural sector, the press.
Workshop: “The importance of Education in combating discrimination and anti-Semitism; Keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust”.
Official Opening of thePproject
Workshop Session I: "The image of the Jew in the Romanian discourse and his contribution to Romanian culture."
Workshop Session II: "The role of law, order and legislation in promoting and consolidating the values of the Universal Charter of Human Rights."
Workshop Session III: "Ethics, philosophy and intolerance."
Workshop Sessions I: Diplomatic Relations
c) Romanian diplomats in support of the Jewish community
Workshop Session II: "Romanian diplomacy and the protection of minorities."
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