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In this issue: B’nai B’rith’s new online resources


Andrea Cure
Director of Development, B’nai B’rith International
As 2020 comes to a close, we look to a new year filled with rejuvenated spirit and hope for better times.

One positive outcome of the “new normal” imposed on us all by COVID-19 was B’nai B’rith quickly pivoting to ensure that its work continues, resulting in tremendously rich and varied content related to all our programmatic pillars. With new offerings weekly, we are bringing the work of B’nai B’rith to new audiences.

With such an important and wide-ranging mission, we created a page on our site which outlines the work of B’nai B’rith today.
Visit to learn more.

We are also excited to launch a new website specifically focused on legacy giving. is a tremendous resource for members and supporters who are looking to learn more about estate planning and legacy giving, as well as for professional advisors seeking to inform their clients about ways to give.

We hope you enjoy learning more about planned gifts and how they can benefit you and your loved ones, while ensuring that the vital work of B’nai B’rith continues to move forward with strength.  

Impact is published quarterly, online – posted on the home page, with back issues archived. Please visit the website to read new additional content for the December 2020 Impact.

B’nai B’rith Connect: Busier Than Ever

Young men and women making a difference through their involvement in B’nai B’rith Connect (formerly the Young Leadership Network) prove that proactive and impassioned commitment, fueled by love for Jewish tradition, is alive and well.

Achim/Gate City Lodge Honors Essay Contest Winners Virtuall

Atlanta’s B’nai B’rith Achim/Gate City Lodge held a live online ceremony in August honoring the nine winners of Enlighten America, its annual essay contest for 7th through 9th graders in the Atlanta area.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It (or Watch, or Listen)

In the spring, we added B’nai B’rith Extra to our website. This new resource is the central location to find informative content on issues in the news, online programs such as virtual tours, commemorations and events, and interviews that are simply edifying and enjoyable. We offer both conversations and webinars on Extra, featuring experts on anti-Semitism, Israel, the United Nations and advocacy and support for seniors.

B’nai B’rith’s Voice in the European Parliament: The Working Group Against Anti-Semitism

In B’nai B’rith’s long and proud history, Europe has always held a special place. Since our inception in 1843, we’ve served Europe’s Jewish community, in the best and worst of times.

The Bershad Scholarship Fund Changes Lives of  Winner

The Bershad Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to four students who began college this fall.

B’nai B’rith’s None Shall Be Afraid, Initiative to Fight anti-Semitism

B’nai B’rith launched None Shall Be Afraid in July 2020, our signature response to anti-Semitism. The initiative’s name is inspired by a passage in a letter President George Washington wrote to the congregants of Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island in 1790 expressing his vision of religious tolerance in America: “Everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.”

The American Jewish International Relations Institute now under B’nai B’rith International umbrella

The non-profit American Jewish International Relations Institute (AJIRI), founded by the late Ambassador Richard Schifter to promote Israel’s cause at the United Nations, has now become a part of B’nai B’rith International. During the past several years, the organizations had often enjoyed a collaborative relationship, in the furtherance of shared goals.

B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award Focuses on the Industry in Unprecedented Time

With health issues at the center of the world in the face of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the B’nai B’rith International Charles S. Lauer National Healthcare Award took on greater significance this year.