Message from the President and CEO/Executive Vice President
B’nai B’rith has spent 174 years going “from strength to strength.” As you can see in these pages, that’s a big footprint.
In reflecting on 2017 for this annual report, we are invigorated by how we are advancing the noble goals that the B’nai B’rith founders established in 1843.
What started as a group to help at the most local level of society has flourished and expanded to become one of the largest Jewish aid organizations. We still adhere to our founding principles, even as we advance our work with the times. We relentlessly advocate for global Jewry and champion the cause of human rights. We promote Jewish unity and continuity. We help communities devastated by disasters. We tirelessly advocate on behalf of senior citizens. We strongly and proudly defend the State of Israel.
As you read this report, you’ll see a spirit of community service and a sense of global responsibility — tikkun olam — still infusing our work.
Our staff and our volunteers traveled in their communities and on the broader global stage to advocate for Jews, for Israel and for so many without a voice or a megaphone.
This report exhibits our vigilance and passion in so many areas. We extend a sincere thank you to our volunteers and our dedicated staff for their efforts. B’nai B’rith is now, and has always been, a collaboration. Your taking the time to read this report is another component of our alliances. So we thank you as well for your contribution in helping us fulfill our mission.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community.
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