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B’nai B’rith | Jewish organization | Britannica

| December 18, 2020

Bnai Brith, (Hebrew: Sons of the Covenant), oldest and largest Jewish service organization in the world, with mens lodges, womens chapters, and youth chapters in countries all over the world. Bnai Brith, founded in New York City in 1843, defends human rights, promotes intercultural relations, provides for the religious and cultural needs of Jewish college students (especially through the Hillel Foundation), sponsors Jewish education among adults and youth groups, supports hospitals and philanthropic institutions, provides vocational guidance, sponsors welfare projects in Israel, assists victims of natural disasters, and carries on a broad program of community service and welfare. It confers with government leaders on such issues as civil rights, immigration, abuses of freedom by totalitarian states, the position of Israel, and problems affecting Jews throughout the world

Shalva Band to be honored with citation for firming Diaspora relations – The Jerusalem Post

| November 23, 2020

The B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem will be honoring the Shalva Band with a special citation for "fostering Israel-Diaspora Relations through the arts" during its Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage for 2020 ceremony on Wednesday.The citation was established in 2014 - created in memory of memory of Wolf and Hilda Matsdorf - with previous winner such as singer and songwriters Nurit Hirsh, David D'Or, Idan Rachel, David Broza and Yehoran Gaon.The keynote address will be delivered by Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tameno-Shete, who will honor some of Israel's most prominent Journalists such as Branu Tegene and Danny Kushmaro of Channel 12 News and former Haaretz correspondent Dina Kraft.Tegene and Kushmaro worked on a series together that covered the story of the Ethiopian Jewish community, from communities left behind after the mass migration, covering their family members and subsequent reunion in Ethiopia when able. Kraft is receiving her award for her continued work through the United States and Great Britain, making a name first for herself as a reporter in Israel.Since 1992, the B'nai B'rith World Center has focused on recognized excellence in reported with regard to the Jewish Diaspora covering the topic of Israel-Diaspora relations, with the honor being widely recognized as one of the most prominent awards in Israeli media within the Diaspora reporting category as it highlights the important role the media has in strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora through "quality reporting." cnxps.cmd.push(function () { cnxps({ playerId: '36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b' }).render('4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6'); });

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’: Where are the real Chicago Seven now and what happened to them after the trial? – MEAWW

| October 24, 2020

Recreating the historic protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' sketches out how a bunch of activists and organizers were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot in one of the most notorious trials. With a brilliant star cast including Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Jerry Rubin, Alex Sharp, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Michael Keaton the movie drives the message home with a powerful and authentic portrayal.

National Library of Israel and the books of the people – The Jerusalem Post

| August 22, 2020

Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges once said, I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. Books have always been considered a natural asset of the Jewish people, the People of the Book

Jewish groups urge US to step up pressure on Jordan – Huron Daily Tribune

| July 15, 2020

Updated 1:16pm EDT, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 JERUSALEM (AP) A coalition of Jewish American groups has called on the U.S.

The United Church of Canada’s accord with B’nai B’rith prevents it from supporting justice in Palestine – Mondoweiss

| July 9, 2020

Last year, Trinity St. Paul, a downtown Toronto United Church caved to pressure from Bnai Brith to cancel an event booked by the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM). This should not have been surprising given the United Church of Canada 47-year-old cooperation agreement with Bnai Brith

Wyden backs bill to help seniors in federally assisted housing amid COVID-19 – KTVZ

| July 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on Thursday co-sponsored legislation that would provide $1.2 billion to ensure federally-assisted senior housing facilities have the resources to protect residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seniors in Oregon and across the country face serious dangers from both COVID-19 and inaction from the federal government to protect them,Wyden said.Congress must ensure seniors can remain in their homes and have the proper safeguards to stay healthy.

Local Teen Brothers See Need in Homeless Community And Take Action – Noozhawk

| May 5, 2020

May 1, 2020 | 1:07 p.m. The 805 Homeless Helpers was founded by Santa Barbara teens, Asher and Miles Sedlin, when their mother saw that many of the organizations that normally look after the homeless had to shut down due to COVID -19

Unto Every Person There is a Name Remembrance Ceremony – Patch.com

| April 20, 2020

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the global Shoah initiative "Unto Every Person There is a Name". This public recitation of names of Holocaust victims will be held around the world on Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Day observed this year on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. This extremely moving program usually takes place in Atlanta on a Friday close to Yom Hashoah in the rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol Building downtown at 206 Washington Street SW.

For the 3500 teens at the annual BBYO convention, the world needs their help – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| March 7, 2020

(JNS) DALLAS-Seventeen-year-old Swedish climate-change activist Greta Thunberg was not at BBYO's International Convention here last week, but when her name was mentioned, throngs of teenagers applauded and screamed as if she was. That's because climate-change activism was as much of a theme of the four-day conference as the official one "Tomorrow Happens Here." Avi Garbow, environmental advocate for the sportswear line Patagonia who received the annual STAND UP Award on behalf of the company, said Greta may be a rock star to them, but there are more just like her.


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