by Pauline Dubkin Yearwood
It isn’t his official title, but you could call Allan J. Jacobs a global ambassador for Israel and the Jewish people.
He has played this role in talks with everyone from Pope Benedict XVI to King Abdullah II of Jordan to Israeli President Shimon Peres to CEOs of large American companies, and for the next three years at least, he’ll be doing more of the same.
The Lake Forest man has just been reelected president of B’nai B’rith International, a post he has held since 2011 when the then-president resigned.
For those in the Jewish community who may not have caught up with B’nai B’rith’s recent history, it’s not the organization of fraternal lodges that thousands of Jews knew since its founding in 1843, although some lodges do still exist scattered throughout the country...more.
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