B'nai B'rith is quoted in the story:
Alan Schneider, Director of the B’nai B’rith World Center, accompanied Gilad to an event that took place in London in November 2012 with the participation of 200 young Jews from across Europe. “I turned to his father who provided us with direct contact information to Gilad. We spoke and he agreed. It was not a fundraising event,” Schneider said. “I had the impression that he accepted our invitation out of personal curiosity and also perhaps because of a sense of obligation in light of the support he received. He was interested in meeting young Jews his age and to be exposed to the realities of his peers in Europe..."
La única forma de que la terrible realidad el Holocausto sirva como lección de que la tolerancia y la fraternidad pueden evitar tragedias es dándolo a conocer en un esfuerzo mundial educativo. Notable ejemplo de ello es la concientización y la empatía que se realizó en Xalapa por educar sobre este genocidio e informar para que el “Nunca más” no sólo sea un deseo, sino un mandato.
Así en uno de los auditorios del Congreso del Xalapa, Veracruz, la Embajada de Activistas por la Paz junto con la B’nai Brith Internacional presentaron un evento titulado “El Holocausto como Paradigma del Genocidio” en el que convocaron a expertos, filósofos, historiadores, maestros y jóvenes...more.
Espectador Negocios: Filial Massada de B’nai B’rith dona importante suma a la Fundación Dr. Pérez Scremini
El pasado lunes 19 de agosto, la Filial Massada de B’nai B’rith Uruguay donó a la Fundación Dr. Pérez Scremini u$s 10.000, como parte de su apoyo constante a la lucha contra el cáncer infantil, y como forma de colaborar con la causa de ésta Fundación, adquiriendo reactivos para el citometro de flujoinaugurado recientemente.
B´nai B´rith Internacional es la más antigua y conocida organización judía humanitaria y de defensa de los derechos humanos, fundada en Estados Unidos en 1843. Hoy cuenta con 2500 Filiales en más de 50 países de Europa, Asia, América del Norte y Sur...more.
The address that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave 50 years ago today has come to be known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. But the most memorable refrain in U.S. speech history was a work of improvisation that any jazz musician could appreciate.
King, on the eve of the March on Washington, was unsatisfied with the speech’s conclusion. The Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, a Chester resident who was part of King’s speech-writing team, was shuttling him suggested passages... Richmond lawyer Tommy P. Baer was 25 at the time of the speech and a recent Georgetown law school graduate when he found himself standing in front of the reflecting pool, about 200 feet from King.
“I knew it was a historic event and I believed then that attention needed to be drawn to the issues on which King was to speak and what the march was about,” he said. Also, the Kennedy administration was lukewarm on civil rights, “and this march certainly drew its attention.”
“I saw injustices being perpetrated against black communities, and the time was clearly ripe for change,” said Baer, a refugee from the Nazi Holocaust in Germany and the former international president of B’nai B’rith.
“I knew at the time that the speech was one for the ages,” Baer said, adding that “the dream” portion “really gave me the goose bumps, because that’s what this nation should be striving for...more.
by Marlena Chertock
They drank tea and ate tea sandwiches, bagels and lox, and scones in the Abraham Stahler promenade, with large, colorful hats atop their heads.
These weren’t British women having afternoon tea.
About 75 residents of Homecrest House in Silver Spring on Thursday celebrated the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby boy, Prince George.
Homecrest House is a subsidized senior community. Even though it is owned by the nonprofit National Capital B’nai B’rith Housing Foundation, about 290 people of all faiths, races, national origins and handicaps live there, according to Maria Karavangelos, its marketing and development coordinator...more.
Universidad de la Republica Uruguay: B'nai B'rith distingue a Colina y Borzacconi con premios «Luz y Verdad» y «Maimónides»
La organización B'nai B'rith galardonó a los investigadores de la Universidad de la República, Rodney Colina y Liliana Borzacconi con sus premios «Luz y Verdad» y «Maimónides» respectivamente. La ceremonia de entrega se realizará el lunes 28 de octubre a las 20 horas.
B'nai B'rith «se siente profundamente honrada de poder ser el vehículo para reconocer públicamente la gran tarea que han desarrollado y desarrollan tan brillantes compatriotas», anunció su director, Dr. Eduardo Kohn.
El premio «Luz y Verdad» fue creado por B'nai B'rith de Uruguay en 2002 para reconocer y estimular a investigadores de ciencia y tecnología. Por su parte el «Maimónides», instituido en 2008, premia la trayectoria científica...more.
We live just down Walnut from Austin Street. If housing development there causes traffic or parking issues, I will feel it personally. So why do I support homeownership on the city-owned site, and in particular B'nai B'rith’s proposal? Because that proposal addresses two challenges facing Newtonville -- the need for a thriving business district, and lack of homeownership affordable to young families and downsizing seniors.
Housing adjacent to shopping and close to transit supports restaurants and shops with foot traffic. Businesses that are already there benefit, and new businesses have a reason to open in vacant storefronts.
According to City figures, out of 32,000 housing units, we have approximately 50 committed affordable homeownership units counting towards Newton's housing stock. If we want young people returning to start a family, or downsizing empty nesters staying here, we need more moderately priced homeownership. The B’nai B’rith plan does that, including affordable, moderate and market rate options...more.
Approximately 1,400 members and guests from around the world, including over 600 students, came to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel for the Centennial celebrations and 100th anniversary convention of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi).
The historic series of events opened on Thursday, August 8, at New York University, the site of the Fraternity’s founding in 1913. Dr. John Sexton, president of NYU, and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York and honorary AEPi brother, addressed a capacity audience at the campus’ Skirball Auditorium. The evening ended with a dinner cruise around lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
On Friday, August 9, nearly $200,000 of money raised by AEPi students throughout the world was given away to the seven official charities adopted by the Fraternity. Representatives of Save a Child’s Heart, Friends of the IDF, the Jewish National Fund, Sharsheret, Elem, Keshet, and Leket Israel attended a luncheon at the Waldorf, sponsored by AEPi partner B’nai B’rith International (BBI), and received checks from those student chapters which raised the most money. David Suissa, President of Tribe Media Group, Editor of the LA Jewish Journal and AEPi brother gave the opening speech, focusing on the meaning and importance of brotherhood. BBI Executive Vice President and AEPi alumnus Daniel S. Mariaschin addressed the audience and praised AEPi’s peerless record of philanthropy. “When one speaks of Jewish continuity, you think of AEPi. In training the leaders of tomorrow, promoting pro-Israel advocacy, and civic responsibility, AEPi has a proven formula for the present – and for the future. B’nai B’rith is proud to partner with it, and in our 170th year, wishes AEPi on its 100th, many more years of success –and of making a difference...more.
Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice briefed Jewish leaders on Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.
The Thursday evening meeting at the White House lasted 90 minutes, participants said, and was characterized mostly by Kerry’s enthusiasm for the resumed talks and the serious commitment he said he saw from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Present at the meeting, which was off the record, were leaders from the Conservative movement, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, J Street, the Israel Policy Forum, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, the Conservative movement, the Orthodox Union, American Friends of Lubavitch, B’nai B’rith International, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Jewish Federations of North America, Hadassah, the National Jewish Democratic Council, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations...more.
Para la ingeniera Virginia Echinope, jefa del Departamento de Energía Eléctrica de la Dirección Nacional de Energía (DNE), la energía solar llegará tarde o temprano a Uruguay. "El agua, el viento y el sol, no tenemos más recursos y el agua ya la usamos toda". Espectador.com conversó con Virginia Echinope a raíz de su reciente viaje a Israel, producto del premio de Ciencia y Tecnología “Luz y Verdad” que le concedió la organización B’nai B’rith de Uruguay...more.
Que solo 39 de cada 100 uruguayos que comienzan la escuela logren terminar el bachillerato, coloca a Uruguay entre los países con mayor índice de desigualdad educativa en América Latina.
Esta fue la realidad que impulsó a un grupo de voluntarios de B'nai B'rith Uruguay a gestionar desde 2009, en conjunto con profesionales, el programa «Salir Adelante». El mismo está dirigido a jóvenes estudiantes a partir de cuarto año de Secundaria en liceos públicos con muy buen desempeño académico, que provienen de hogares en situación socio-económica comprometida, y que busca generar en ellos estrategias que les permitan permanecer exitosamente dentro de la educación formal...more.
More than 130 men and women recently joined in honoring Investors Bank and its management at the Springfield B’nai B’rith lodge’s 57th annual dinner-dance at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, for the bank’s dedication to the communities it serves.
Kevin Cummings, the bank’s president and chief executive officer accepted the lodge’s prestigious B’nai B’rith International Citizenship and Civics Award. The presentation was made by Joseph Tenenbaum, the president of the lodge that covers all of Union County and beyond and is one of the largest B’nai B’rith lodges in the United States...more.
Albany Tribune: B’nai B’rith International Praises House For Passage Of Tough Iran Sanctions Bill, Urges Senate To Act – Statement
B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International applauds the House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act on July 31 by an overwhelming majority. By reducing Iran’s oil exports and further shackling its economy, the bill would send an important signal to new Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani about the cost of continuing the country’s unswerving pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The legislation seeks to decrease Iranian oil exports from 1.25 million barrels per year to 250,000 barrels by the end of 2014. It would also expand the blacklist of Iran’s various economic sectors and further limit the country’s access to overseas foreign currency reserves. Sanctions against Iran have already drastically limited the country’s oil exports and severely hampered its economy...more.
In the history of dining, L.A. Jews are all over the menu.
For starters, when, in 2010, first lady Michelle Obama, along with her daughters Malia and Sasha; her mother, Marian Robinson; and a Secret Service entourage stopped in for lunch at Pink’s to have a chili dog, she and the rest of the minions who eat there probably had no idea that the famous hot dog stand near the corner of La Brea and Melrose avenues was started by a Jewish couple — Paul and Betty Pink.
Also little known is that Southern California Jews have contributed entire menus to the national bill of fare... In 1939, Betty Pink saw an ad in the Citizen News for a hot dog cart. “My father borrowed $50 from his mother-in-law,” Richard Pink said. “They leased a space [near the corner of La Brea and Melrose] for $15. When my mother picked up the cart, it was on La Cienega, and she rolled it right to La Brea.”
For the dogs, Paul went to a family he’d met through B’nai B’rith, the Hoffman brothers, of Hoffman Bros. Packing, who created the Hoffy hot dog, the brand Pink’s sells to this day...more.
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