The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in partnership with B’nai B’rith International presented the first of three exciting study webinars commemorating the 170th anniversary of B'nai B'rith's founding on December 18, 2013. This webinar was based on the many unique and historical documents of the B’nai B’rith Collection held at the AJA.
The webinar featured Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Professor of the American Jewish Experience at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio. During this innovative study webinar, Dr. Zola exposed participants to an interesting selection of historical documents that came to light as the B'nai B'rith Collection has been processed and organized for widespread scholarly access by the AJA. Webinar participants viewed virtual images of the featured documents, and they will interacted with Dr. Zola in a “question and answer” session toward the webinar’s end.
Gary Phillip Zola became the AJA’s second director in 1998, succeeding his teacher and mentor, Professor Jacob Rader Marcus (1896-1995), the prodigious scholar who founded the AJA in 1947 and defined the field of American Jewish history. Professor Zola is a well-known scholar of the American Jewish experience, who is widely acknowledged for his innovative efforts to disseminate the history of American Jewry to the general public.
In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Zola to serve as a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, an independent agency of the Federal government that exists to foster the preservation and protection of cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings associated with the foreign heritage of United States citizens. In 2006, Dr. Zola became the first American Jewish historian and the first American rabbi to receive appointment to the Academic Advisory Council of the congressionally recognized Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. His most recent publication is a new volume on Abraham Lincoln and American Jewry titled We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, A Documentary History (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014). Dr. Zola has published many other volumes including The Americanization of the Jewish Prayer Book (2008), A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping in America (2006).
Join the B'nai B'rith Young Professional Network - DC and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on December 18 for our monthly trivia night. From sports to pop culture, geography to politics, we’ll test your knowledge of it all.
For those in their 20s and 30s
Early registration $15
Late registration $20
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.
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Register by November 22 to receive a T-shirt!
Chanukah, the eight-day holiday rejoicing the miracle that enabled the Jewish people to survive, is a celebration of freedom over oppression and light over darkness. To commemorate that victory for religious freedom and the defeat of tyranny, the Monsky Lodge, along with the JCC, are sponsoring this year's annual Chanukah Run/Walk Event.
* Sunday, December 8th at 9:30 am
* Check-in begins at 9:00 am by the South Entrance of the JCC
* Registration fee is $18 per participant
* Walkers are welcome
* Participants will choose a 2-mile, 4-mile, or 6 mile route
* All routes will start and end at the JCC
Registrations will be accepted until the start of the event, but please note that if you wish to receive a T-shirt, you must register for the event by
Friday, November 22nd. Checks should be made payable to B'nai B'rith.
To register, please complete the ENTRY FORM / WAIVER below and
return it, with payment, to: Ed Heller, Jewish Community Center of Omaha, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68154. Payment and entry forms may also be turned into the JCC Member Services Desk.
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For more information contact Ed Heller at 402.334.6580 or email@example.com
Join the B'nai B'rith Real Estate Unit in New York City for our next meeting, which will feature a discussion from Arthur J. Mirante, II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young.
Place: The Cornell Club—6 East 44th Street, Fourth Floor, New York, N.Y.
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 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
Mr. Mirante's presentation will be on "Capitalizing on Change."
Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison Young in 2012 as a Principal and Tri-State President, based in the firm’s New York City office. One of the most accomplished and respected professionals in the commercial real estate industry, Mirante serves as a member of Avison Young’s Executive Operating Committee, and is responsible for business development, growing revenue and building strategic industry relationships to establish Avison Young’s position in the Tri-State regional marketplace. Read the full bio.
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B’nai B’rith Real Estate Unit
c/o Ms. Aracelis Kuilan
BDO Seidman, LLP
100 Park Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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