Por estos días estará en Uruguay uno de sus hijos pródigos, que se formó en la Universidad de la República y con ese conocimiento fue a la tierra de sus ancestros a seguir creciendo, a especializarse para cumplir un rol de mayor relevancia dentro de la medicina. Pero esa experiencia adquirida no la quería solo para él, sino para poder ayudar a los demás. Allá en Israel trabaja en el más alto nivel en la atención de las emergencias y esas aptitudes lo han llevado por varias partes del mundo, esparciendo sus conocimientos en pro del otro.
En Uruguay brindará conferencias, charlas y talleres de la mano de la filial Shalom de la B´nai B´rith del Uruguay (la más antigua organización judía de servicio), y con el apoyo de la Unasev, al Departamento de Emergencias del Hospital de Clínicas, el Sistema Nacional de Emergencias y la Embajada de Israel en nuestro país. Bentancur afirma que “una mejoría del sistema de emergencias en general conllevará a una mejoría en el tratamiento de los siniestros en particular”, y hacia esa mejoría debemos ir entonces, se desprende de esta frase y del dialogo que LA REPÚBLICA tuvo con el experto, horas antes de que partiera hacia su (y nuestro) país...more.
by Kree Nash
HOLOCAUST survivors Esther Buncel and Tom Fleming personify the true meaning of "courage to care".
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Despite everything they have endured in losing family and friends in concentration camps and being forced from their homes, each day they share their story in the hope of teaching that the great danger is allowing intolerance and prejudice to take hold.
Residents will have an extraordinary chance to meet with the pair and other survivors of World War II in a current exhibition Courage to Care at Wagga's Museum of the Riverina.
The exhibition is open to the public until November 24.
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Courage to Care
Courage to Care is a program initiative of not-for-profit Jewish community organisation B'nai B'rith.
It tries to warn Australians of the dangers of prejudice and discrimination through understanding the roles of victims, perpetrators and bystanders by exposing them to survivors of the Holocaust...more.
La B`nai B`rith Uruguay premió anoche a dos investigadores de la Universidad de la República. El doctor Rod-ney Colina, director del Laboratorio de Virología Molecular de la Regional Norte de la Udelar en Salto, y la ingeniera química, doctora Liliana Borzacconi, grado 5 de la Facultad de Ingeniería, recibieron respectivamente los galardones "Luz y Verdad" y "Maimónides"...more.
Joseph Tenenbaum has been named the 2013 Man of the Year by the Men’s Club of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael of Springfield. He will be honored on Nov. 6 at a function at the temple along with honorees from other synagogues, which are also members of the Northern New Jersey Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs.
Tenenbaum, a longtime resident both of Springfield and as a member of the Springfield temple, has for almost 20 years also has been president of the Springfield B’nai B’rith.
This lodge is one of the largest B’nai B’rith’s in the nation, covering all of Union County and beyond...more.
Yehuda Avner’s 2010 book “The Prime Ministers” reveals a tradition of voracious readers among Israel’s leaders, whose homes were lined with books in multiple languages. While those homes remind Tevi Troy of the residences of America’s founding fathers, Troy’s new book begins with President Barack Obama’s reference to the cast of the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show during the Congressional battle over health care.
Troy’s book brings to light various unique factoids about how U.S. presidents related to Jews, such as the fact that John Quincy Adams after his presidency began working on, but never completed, a written history of the Jewish people. Theodore Roosevelt, in a 1903 speech for B’nai B’rith, recalled that one of the colonels who fought with him at San Juan Hill was Jewish. Asked whether such a personal anecdote could appear in a modern presidential speech, Troy notes that while Roosevelt probably wrote his own speeches, presidential speechwriters have taken over that role today...more.
Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen (right) presents a resolution to B'nai B'rith officials proclaiming Saturday, Nov. 9, as B'nai B'rith Day in the County of Union to mark the 170th anniversary of B'nai B'rith International. Pictured (from left) are Ken Devos, regional treasurer and Treasurer of BBNJ Alumni, Marvin Bram, regional VP and VP of Springfield B'nai B'rith, Joe Tenenbaum, regional VP and president of Springfield B'nai B'rith and Attorney Mark Samuel Ross, president of Tri-State Region (North/Central NJ Eastern Pa. and Southern NY State) and president of BBNJ Alumni.
B'nai B'rith is the oldest service organization founded in the United States and has an unparalleled record of aiding humanity in communities throughout the United States and more than 50 other nations...more.
by Liam Hoare
Walking around the depressed Ramsgate of today, it is somewhat difficult to imagine that when the financier Sir Moses Montefiore purchased a country estate here in 1831, this seaside settlement was considered the height of sophistication and chic.
Located on a far easterly point of the Kentish coast of England, bereft of the holidaymakers that would have kept the place alive before the age of the package holiday, Ramsgate has a feeling of neglect and decay about it now — shuttered shop fronts and dank arcades. It is the sort of place that Morrissey had in mind when he sang of the coastal town that they forgot to close down.
Meanwhile, 180 years after its initial dedication in the presence of both the Ashkenazi and Sephardic chief rabbis, the synagogue and mausoleum remain open to visitors on an irregular basis. B’nai B’rith UK organizes open days for the general public, staffed by a guide. The rest of the time it is shut, open only upon request. Still, it is a captivating monument, not only as a tribute to Sir Moses Montefiore, his imagination and his contribution to Ramsgate, but also as a relic of a time in the 19th century when the English aristocracy and Jewish upward mobility collided, producing this most exquisite building...more.
De 9 a 11 de novembro Curitiba terá seu 3º Festival de Cinema Judaico, no Cineplex Batel. A iniciativa é da B’nai B’rith de Curitiba e da Comunidade Israelita do Paraná, com apoio do Shopping Novo Batel. O objetivo é difundir a reflexão sobre os filmes que suscitem valores judaicos. O filme de abertura, “Preenchendo o vazio”, será exibido às 20h de 9/11 às 20h, com pré-estreia em Curitiba durante o festival. Tem a direção de Rama Burshtein e foi premiado no Festival de Veneza em 2012. No dia 10/11, a mostra apresentará às 16 h o documentário curitibano “Estamos aqui” (Danken Got), produzido e dirigido por Cintia Chamecki e com a codireção de Andrea Lerner. Na sequência, às 18 h o filme “Hava Naguila” e às 20h, “O apartamento”. No dia 11, às 17h exibição de “Mahler no divã” e às 20h “Lili Marlee”...more.
As a frequent customer of Newtonville restaurants and shops, I am invested in supporting our local businesses and fostering a thriving Newtonville Village. The best way to increase foot traffic for local businesses is to provide attractive public open space, with tree-lined walkways, benches and outdoor dining which encourages customers to stroll, linger and shop in the Village.
The B’nai B’rith Housing plan for Austin Street offers an innovative way to incorporate more green space into my neighborhood center. It creates a tucked-away, grassy promenade behind Newtonville’s shops with public seating, shade trees, old-fashioned street lamps and easy, pleasant access to parking. Their plan for a brick courtyard with outdoor dining at Austin Street anchors the open space, transforming the unsightly alleyway into a lively gathering place. The historic look of their proposed residential development provides an attractive streetscape and a buffer to the Star Market lot and Mass Pike.
The B’nai B’rith plan sets aside nearly 40 percent of the site for open space, significantly more than any of its competitors. Newtonville has everything to gain from such innovative thinking...more.
B’nai B’rith International expressed cautious optimism that a newly reached plan between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7 would pass in House and Senate votes. The plan would effectively end the two-week partial government shutdown.
“We urge Congress to do two things: pass an immediate fix to open the government and raise the debt ceiling, and avoid a similar debacle when these short-term fixes end. Defaulting would be an unprecedented disaster,” B’nai B’rith said in a statement. “
On Tuesday, the national director of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA and The Military Coalition said that the government shutdown was causing the neglect of veterans and current members of the military...more.
En ningún país involucrado en la primavera árabe se ha logrado la estabilidad. Aunque cada caso tiene sus particularidades, ¿es posible identificar una tendencia que explique el fracaso de esos procesos revolucionarios?
Al final, no fueron revoluciones populares. Cuando hay una revolución popular, o cuando hay un movimiento político que persiga algún cambio, puede que no haya mucha preparación, pero al menos hay una idea económica, social y política. En cambio, esto fue la reacción espontánea de la población joven en las redes sociales contra 30, 40 o 50 años de no solo dictadura, sino –y especialmente– en contra de su situación social y la falta de oportunidades. Esta reacción no pudo prosperar porque no estudiaron en qué escenario se actuaba...more.
JTA highlights B'nai B'rith International's anniversary:
by Henry Rome
Critically acclaimed British author Howard Jacobson presented a rhetorical assault on the logic of anti-Semitism on Monday night, arguing that the Jewish people will never be forgiven for the Holocaust.
Speaking at the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem, Jacobson, the author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Finkler Question, disentangled the various arguments used by Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites...more.
Mark Samuel Ross, the president of the Tri-State Region of B’nai B’rith recently announced the Gov. Chris Christie will be issuing a Special Letter Of Commendation to B’nai B’rith for its 170th birthday.
B’nai Brith will also be receiving a commendatory joint resolution of the NJ Legislature, sponsored by Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be issuing a proclamation on Oct. 10 and Springfield and Union are also expected to be issuing proclamation as well...more.
by Ron Kampeas
Meals on Wheels may disappear, Iran sanctions are at risk and yoga is filling in the gaps.
This is what the federal government shutdown looks like in Jewish Washington.
While national Jewish organizations are sorting through the essential services that the impasse may cut, regional Jewish service providers in the Washington area are dealing with the tens of thousands of furloughed workers in their midst.
“At the federal level, the multi-family housing offices are skeletal,” said Rachel Goldberg, the director of aging policy at B’nai B’rith International, which runs a network of homes for the elderly across the country. “There’s no one for us to talk to if you need an answer to a question.”
Some programs were in good shape for the short run, Goldberg said, because they had received funding just before Oct. 1, technically the first day of the new fiscal year. But cuts would soon be felt in Meals on Wheels and home health aids...more.
by Maureen Shamee
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and B’nai B’rith International condemned a resolution and report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strsbourg, which calls the Jewish ritual circumcision a “violation of children’s physical integrity,” undermining the religious freedom to perform circumcision on newborn boys...more.
by Gisela Des
Museums, Jewish quarters and synagogues throughout the whole of Europe opened their doors to visitors on Sunday to celebrate the European Day of Jewish Culture. More than twenty five countries organized events in order to pay tribute to this year's theme: Jewish Heritage and Nature.
Music, history, lectures, photography, literature and above all, great gastronomic treats helped celebrate the undeniable Jewish past of these European countries.
The project was originally launched in 1996 in Alsace (France) by B’nai B’rith Hirschler and in 1999 it was extended to Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain...more.
The mood has changed towards Iran and once a solution is found to the country’s nuclear programme, it could offer Hungary great potential to develop ties and boost exports, the Hungarian foreign minister told MTI in New York, after addressing the UN General Assembly’s session on Monday.
Martonyi said he had held meetings with leaders and representatives of Jewish organisations including the north-American chapter of the World Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith International, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations and the National Conference on Soviet Jewry...more.
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