B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network Local Action. Global Impact
B'nai B'rith works in many communities around the United States – and around the world – to bridge the gap between leaders of today and young Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Integral to the future of B'nai B'rith International is the B’nai B’rith Young Leadership Network. The goal of the network is to attract younger leaders and create programs that will appeal to young professionals and families. B'nai B'rith has geared specific programs toward young adults, ages 21 to 40.
Young people in all stages of their lives are welcome to participate. There are endless opportunities for young professionals, students, singles and young families. These include social gatherings, community service projects, and programming based on the B'nai B'rith portfolio of human rights, public policy, disaster relief, health and family issues, United Nations affairs, and more.
There are many active and growing young leadership groups around the United States.
In Chicago, B'nai B'rith focuses on networking, social, issue based events and small group discussions.
In Denver, B'nai B'riith brings together young professionals for leadership training, community service and social events.
In Los Angeles, B'nai B'rith is in the process of regrouping and looking for interested individuals to be involved in all parts of the B’nai B’rith mission.
In New Jersey, B'nai B'rith provides Shabbat dinners, holiday programming and social events for Jewish young professionals between the ages of 23-33.
In New York City, B'nai B'rith is focused on community service and social events. Upcoming programming includes events with the Office of U.N. Affairs.
In Washington, D.C. B'nai B'rith focuses on Embassy events, trivia nights, social and community service programming.
Recent network wide events included “Mitzvah Hours” held in February 2012 by B'nai B'rith groups throughout the country in conjunction with Gift of Life, and Mitzvah Hours this past spring in which groups packed kid activity kits for children in Israel affected by terrorism.
There are also active young leadership groups in Europe, Latin America and Australia.
Another exciting focus of B'nai B'rith's work with young professionals is our partnership with the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity, the International Jewish Fraternity. Since 2009, B'nai B'rith International and Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) have brought joint programming on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, to more than 110 college campus commemorations across the United States, Canada, Israel and the U.K. B'nai B'rith's program included "Unto Every Person There is a Name" name reading ceremony, on behalf of Yad Vashem, which was linked to the AEPi "We Walk to Remember" event on campus. Additionally, we hold joint B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network and AEPi alumni events in communities around the country.
Additionally, we hold joint B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network and AEPi alumni events in communities around the country. This fall, we'll be sponsoring the first ever AEPi/B'nai B'rith Day of Service on November 10.
For more information on the B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network or our AEPi partnership please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-405-4021.
Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award
B'nai B'rith presents the Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award to members under 40 who have demonstrated outstanding service to B'nai B'rith. Recent winners are from Panama, Luxembourg, Belgium, Uruguay, Washington D.C., Florida and New York.