CEO Dan Mariaschin speaks with author Marlene Trestman, who delves into a little-known piece of Jewish history in the...
Jewish Identity & Culture
B’nai B’rith is proud to offer a myriad of programs and engagement opportunities related to Jewish identity and culture. As an organization devoted to the global Jewish community, we are uniquely positioned to tell the story.
From intimate interviews with leading Jewish authors and historians, to podcasts celebrating Jewish contribution to the world, we offer a rich repository of programs for our constituents.
Since 1989 on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, B’nai B’rith International has been the North American sponsor of “Unto Every Person There Is a Name” ceremonies.
Participants name Holocaust victims and where and when they were born and died. The ceremonies occur on the 27th day of the month of Nissan on the Jewish calendar. These observances, created by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, honor more victims each year, as the project collects more names.
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The B'nai B'rith Archives
Our rich collection is now housed at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives at Cincinnati’s Hebrew Union College (HUC). The archives include thousands of documents and artifacts dating from the mid-19th to the 21st centuries, which provide a rich source of information on our organization’s accomplishments, as well as on the role played by lodges and leaders within the context of Jewish history, in America and around the world. It also includes he B’nai B’rith Holocaust and Related Materials Collection, organized and funded by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. and the Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research.
As part of its 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, B’nai B’rith International launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) to educate social media users about Judaism. This was a proactive effort to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers. The title reflected the global Jewish population: approximately 14.4 million Jewish individuals, representing some 0.2% of the population.