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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A B'nai Brith Canada spokesman echoed the sentiments of all anti-racism workers who have watched these events unfold.
The B'nai Brith Canada League for Human Rights received 857 reports of anti-Semitic incidents in 2004, a 46.
Last month, B'nai Brith Canada reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the country in 2003, saying there were almost 600 cases of violence, harassment and vandalism against Jews and over 100 such incidents in Quebec alone.
Winnipeg-based David Matas, a lawyer for B'nai Brith Canada, said he agrees the figures reflect mounting levels of anti-Semitism.
North York: Institute for International Affairs, B'nai Brith Canada, 2001.