B’nai B’rith Brazil hosted the U.N.’s Holocaust programme manager, Kimberly Mann, at the annual Teachers' Conference on Holocaust Education in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 27.
B'nai Brith Brazil played a central role in the establishment of the Shoah Institute of Human Rights at the University of Sao Paulo and has worked across Latin America to increase Holocaust education programs.
Pictured: Kimberly Mann delivering comments at a B'nai B'rith event at the U.N. in New York City.
B'nai B'rith Uruguay hosted a fundraiser concert on July 25 at Teatro Metro in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the popular tango singer Malena Muyala.
The program supported the academic scholarship program Salir Adelante.
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The B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network-NY hosted a night on the Hudson River at Pier I on July 24 at 7 PM.
Attendees enjoyed a relaxing evening with friends and learned about the great events and programs we have coming up.
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B'nai B'rith Denver hosted a a potluck barbecue at Cook Park on July 23. There, B'nai B'rith honored the Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing support.
Guests played Frisbee and other games, plus they enjoyed food andfun!
This was a family-friendly picnic, so all were welcome. B'nai B'rith provided kosher hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments and buns; and guests brought sides and other barbecue favorites.
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120+ young professionals come together for the monthly B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Trivia Night in Washington, DC, at the Skyline Hotel. The night started outside by the pool and moved inside once a light rain began. The weather didn't hamper the fun of the night as teams showed off their knowledge about pop-culture, history, science, the arts, and more.
B'nai B'rith held a discussion on current events in Israel and The Middle East at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 17 The program began at noon and was free. An optional Kosher lunch was available for $11.
Moderating the discussion and providing opening comments was a political scientist with a background in counter-terrorism.
The B'nai B'rith Breadbreakers luncheons are open to the entire Omaha community, so please feel free to invite a friend.
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Sports memorabilia signed by Washington Nationals and Capitals Players Auctioned
With the opportunity to win valuable sports memorabilia donated by professional franchises like the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals, approximately 100 young professionals from the D.C. area attended a fundraising happy hour July 1 to benefit the victims of the recent Moore, Okla., tornado. The happy hour was sponsored by B’nai B’rith International and Gather the Jews, a project of George Washington University Hillel committed to facilitating Jewish life for local young professionals.
Proceeds from the event went to the B’nai B’rith Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund, which was opened May 21 after a strong tornado devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. B’nai B’rith International has been committed to disaster relief since 1865 and continues to play a major role in providing short- and long-term relief to victims of disaster across America and throughout the world.
In addition to the individual attendance fees, proceeds for the happy hour also came from the sale of raffle tickets and the auctioning of an autographed baseball bat signed by Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Amanda Ladden-Stirling attended the fundraiser to support the Oklahoma campaign. She’s a big Nationals fan and won the silent auction for the autographed bat. “I’m going to give the bat to my father, and we’ll proudly put it on display,” said Ladden-Stirling.
The happy hour was the first event co-hosted by B’nai B’rith and Gather the Jews. Doug Breitenbach, chair of the Washington, D.C. B’nai B’rith Young Professional Network (BBYPN), hosted the event at the Iron Horse Tap Room in the Chinatown district of D.C. Rachel Giattino, director of GTJ, also helped organize the happy hour. “GTJ was proud to work with B’nai B’rith to support the families recovering from the Oklahoma tornadoes on this event. We host regular happy hours in D.C., which bring together 300 to400 young pros. These volunteers and GW Hillel were glad we could lend our support to their fundraising efforts. Partnership is what makes our community strong. There is a lot of work to be done in Oklahoma, and every gesture of tikkun olam helps,” said Giattino.
Raffle items also included autographed baseballs signed by the Nationals’ Jason Werth and Ryan Zimmerman, an autographed hockey stick signed by the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin and Baltimore Orioles baseball tickets. Other items were donated by Georgetown University, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and Mr. Yogato, a D.C. frozen yogurt shop.
The autographed hockey stick was won by Laura Bentz. She managed to take home the stick, winning it via an impromptu rock, paper, scissors duel after the owner of the first ticket pulled from the raffle had left early and was unable to claim the prize.
In addition to the happy hour, the Washington, D.C. BBYPN has regular embassy events, a monthly trivia night co-hosted with Sixth & I, as well as social and community service programs. Those interested in attending or getting involved with the BBYPN should email Renee Howard Rodriguez, B’nai B’rith young leadership director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To donate to the Oklahoma City Disaster Relief Fund, visit http://bit.ly/17RN9qk.
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