NEWS - News of the Lodges

On January 10, BBI Vice-President Engelmayer, joined members of Elie Bloch Lodge and Armand Kraemer Sister Lodge from Metz (Alsace, France) for a full day.

On that day some Brothers and Sisters have been thanked and honoured. Patrick Hirsch, President of the Elie Bloch Lodge, remembered with emotion our regretted BBE President Erika van Gelder, who had inaugurated the new offices of the Elie Bloch's lodge on 15 February 2015. A minute of silence was then observed.

After new Brothers and Sisters were initiated, Eric Engelmayer described with great detail BBI's work. This presentation was of the utmost interest for the assembly who discovered a part of B'nai B'rith they did not know about. As a result Eric has been invited to regularly go and inform the lodge on BBI's work.

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Once all the lodge related activities had been wrapped up, a meal was organised and widows of former brothers had been invited.

A conference opened to all members of the Jewish community ensued and was presided by Ms Corinne Cahen, minister of Family affairs in Luxembourg. The conference touched upon the topic of the Refugees crisis in Europe.

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From left to right: Patrick Hirsch, President of the B'nai B'rith Elie Bloch Lodge, Minister Corinne Cahen, Gerald Rosenfeld, Vice-President of the B'nai B'rith Elie Bloch Lodge

Patrick Hirsch, President of Elie Bloch's lodge concluded it was a great day since the number of Brothers was increased at a time Jewish unity is crucial.

Informations taken from Brother President Patrick Hirsch's report, Elie Bloch's lodge, Metz.