Haim Katz of Jerusalem was elected senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. For more than a decade, Katz has served as chairman (and before that vice chairman) of the World Center, the hub of B’nai B’rith activities in Israel.
In this leadership position, Katz takes an active role implementing B’nai B’rith’s policies and programs during a three-year-term.
Katz has been involved with B’nai B’rith since he joined the Hebrew-speaking B’nai B’rith lodge in London at age 18.
In addition to his efforts with B’nai B’rith, he has been deeply involved in the Jewish community through his chairmanships with the Ethics Committee of Hadassah Medical Center and the International Commission for Jewish Legal Affairs. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
In his spare time, he regularly hosts a radio program about legal matters on Israel Radio-Kol Yisrael.
Katz, who made aliyah from the United Kingdom in 1982, is married with five children and runs his own law offices in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Dr. Haim Katz & Partners: Law Offices and Notaries.
Joining Katz in B’nai B’rith’s leadership administration under re-elected President Allan J. Jacobs are senior vice presidents Ira Bartfield, Arlington, Va.; Leon Birbragher, Bogota, Colombia; Daniel Citone, Rome; Charles Kaufman, Austin, Texas; Rosalind Klein, Northridge, Calif.; Chairman of the Executive Committee Gary Saltzman, Centennial, Colo.; Treasurer Seth. J. Riklin, Sugar Land, Texas; and B’nai B’rith International Court of Appeals Chief Justice William K. Peirez, Great Neck, N.Y.