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YOUR NEWLY ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COMMISSIONS MEMBERS

YOUR NEWLY ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COMMISSIONS MEMBERS

B'nai B'rith Europe is proud to publish the list of newly elected board and commissions members.Please find the list to be downloaded HERE

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Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the Axel Springer Group, a self-styled “non-Jewish Zionist”, receives the B’nai B’rith Europe 2014 Award of Merit

Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the Axel Springer Group, a self-styled “non-Jewish Zionist”, receives the B’nai B’rith Europe 2014 Award of Merit

At a star-studded Gala Dinner in the Frankfurt Inter-Continental Hotel on Tuesday, 10th June 2014, Ralph Hofmann, President of B’nai B’rith Europe, presented Mathias Döpfner with the BBE 2014 Award of Merit. In his…

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President Shimon Peres receives B'nai B'rith Europe Lifetime Award of Merit

President Shimon Peres receives B'nai B'rith Europe Lifetime Award of Merit

Jerusalem (18 May) Israeli President Shimon Peres received today (May 18) the first B'nai B'rith Europe Lifetime Award of Merit at a special ceremony at Beit Hanasi in Jerusalem.President Peres received a gold medal and a certificate that noted, in part: "You are the face of Israel and of the Jewish people and you bring together the highest Jewish values of ethics, morality, tolerance, culture and the national unity…

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The life of Roman Vishniac and his talent for capturing the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust

                                                         This article was written by Gilberte Jacaret for the Culture Juive 193

Roman Vishniac

Roman Vishniac was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film
the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust.

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OSCE High –Level Meeting for Governments and NGOs: A commemorative event for the 10 year anniversary of the Berlin Declaration

This text was written by Erika Van Gelger,  Daniel Citone, Solomon Bali and Tomas Kraus, after they attended the meeting organized in Berlin for the 10 year anniversary of the Berlin Declaration


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The high-level conference on Anti-Semitism took place in Berlin on 12-13 November, 2014. The goal of this conference was to evaluate the progress made in the last 10 years since the Berlin Declaration in fighting Anti-Semitism in Europe. Unfortunately the continuous increase in Anti-Semitism, especially since the conflict in Gaza, made it necessary to remind governments of their commitments.

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Antisemitic Incidents in Europe before, during and after the Israel-Gaza conflict.

A Report by The International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH) and the Ligue Internationale contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme (LICRA)
Written & edited by Floriane Hohenberg, Ronald Eissens and Suzette Bronkhorst
November 2014

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The wish of this report was to get a broad picture on what was happening coincided with the announcement by the OSCE to organize a conference about the topic where B'nai B'rith participated in Berlin last week.


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Words of tribute from Tony Etherton, BB UK National Treasurer, at the funeral of his wife, Jean.

These very personal words of tribute were spoken by Tony Etherton, B'nai
B'rith UK National Treasurer, at the funeral of his wife, Jean (nee Spitz
B.Sc., Dipl. Inf. Sc.), Honorary Life President of B'nai B'rith UK. We are most
grateful to Tony and his family for allowing B'nai B'rith to use them as a most
fitting obituary to Jean.

Jean Etherton

Next March Jean and I would have been married for 50 years. This may sound like a
long time but it has gone in a flash. Jean came from the small mill town of Glossop
in Derbyshire. Her parents were refugees from the Anschluss in Austria and found a
safe haven in Glossop where they were offered work and acceptance.

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Words of President Van Gelder after the act of terrorism in Antwerp

These words were written by B'nai B'rith Europe President Erika Van Gelder, after the terrorist attack that took place in Antwerp against a Rabbi.

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B'nai B'rith Europe would like to convey to our brethren in Antwerp the outrage we all feel for yet another barbaric act of terrorism against the Rabbi in Antwerp.

We are with you in our prayers for the Rabbi's speedy recovery.

More then ever we should all stand united and voice our condemnation and ask all our governments for safe guarding and upholding the universal values of human rights, a life lived in dignity and safety for all citizens.

We wish all of you strength in this difficult times.

Be safe,

Erika van Gelder
B'nai B'rith Europe president

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