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.
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