B'nai B'rith


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B'nai B'rith

(bənā` brĭth) [Heb.,= Sons of the Covenant], oldest and largest Jewish service organization in the world, founded (1843) in New York by American Jews "to provide service to their own people and to humanity at large." The organization has branches throughout the world. Its divisions include the Hillel Foundation (for Jewish college students), the Anti-Defamation League (a civil-rights organization), and B'nai B'rith Women. B'nai B'rith has about 500,000 members in 58 countries. The national office, located in Washington, D.C., publishes the International Jewish Monthly and other periodicals.
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B'nai B'rith recognizes and applauds this commitment to community.
Recently, the B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund aided victims of Hurricane Irene, which wrought devastation on much of the U.
The first chapter on Jewish life in America between 1820 and 1850, and on the European origin of the immigrants, contains some misunderstandings about the European Jewish situation but overall provides a useful background for the story of the B'nai B'rith that Cornelia Wilhelm begins to recount in chapter two.
Stanley Cohen, who founded the B'nai B'rith Cuban Jewish Relief Project in 1995, also attended, along with 24 other U.
Steven Koff, B'nai B'rith regional director, holds some historical documents about the national organization's 160 years.
The Community Achievement Award is wonderful recognition of the efforts of Joe and the employees of Pepco Holdings for promoting diversity and respect for each other in our communities," said Dan Mariaschin, executive vice president of B'nai B'rith International.
By partnering with dozens of local institutions and service providers, we have been able to create the type of collaborative effort and dynamic community at Covenant House that promotes healthy aging for seniors that can be replicated on the national level," said Susan Gittelman, executive director, B'nai B'rith Housing New England.
The B'nai B'rith Real Estate Unit is one of many industry groups organized by B'nai B'rith that also operates the Anti-Defamation League and Hillel youth programs.
Another is the deep interest American Jews have taken in Cuba, through efforts by B'nai B'rith, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and similar groups.
Dave Kaye, front, started the B'nai B'rith Encino Food Bank where schools come to pick up donated food.
WASHINGTON -- B'nai B'rith International has chosen Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), to receive its 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award.
7 million HUD "green" grant implemented by B'nai B'rith Housing New England at Covenant House Properties in Brighton.