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NEWS of the Lodges

This is a text by Sergiusz Kowalski, the President of the Polin Lodge in Warsaw.

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On Friday and Saturday, the 24-26 of October, Zosia Jankiewicz, Frank Helling-Saphar and Sergiusz Kowalski from our lodge took part in a B'nai B'rith "Visegrad" convention (or one might say a BB "Habsburg" convention – since there were attendees from Austria and Hungary, and thanks to Kraków, Poland would qualify) in Mikulov, Moravia, not far south of Brno.
Our party could not stay for Sunday's activities, since we had to return to Warsaw for the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and our counterparts were kind enough to move the working meeting of the Lodge presidents with Erika van Gelder to Saturday.

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The Benè Berith Giovani Rome - Stefano Gaj Tachè Lodge, which President is Mister Angelo M. Di Nepi, regained vitality over the 10 last months and is very active in the field of Tzedakà, training and interfaith dialogue:
To encourage the experience of studying and working in the State of Israel, the Lodge promoted a grant of € 500.00 for young deserving people between 18 and 30 years old with few economic opportunities. This scholarship was dedicated to Stefano Gaj Tachè.
During the last holidays of Purim and Pesach, the Lodge has been active in giving Torah classes and collecting funds for the construction of fod parcels intended for Jewish families in economic difficulties.
At the end of June, the Lodge sent its representatives to the interreligious meeting, the El Conference.
In July, it organized, together with other associations, a lecture at The Great Sinagogue of Roma with the Chied Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni and Rav Colombo in memory of the three young Israeli boys killed by terrorism : Eyal, Gilad and Naftali.
Recently the Lodge purchased some siddurim for the sinagogue of Tel Aviv on Rehov Ben Yehuda, subject to a fire that destroyed everything, including many prayer books.
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Participate. Learn. Debate. Meet. Share.
The event that brings together all Jews in the region!
Sunday, November 2, 2014, Geneva

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One day after his extradition from France, federal police said Wednesday that Mehdi Nemmouche had also been interrogated by a counter-terrorist unit
Nemmouche, 29, had fought with Islamic extremists in Syria.On May 24, a lone gunman walked into the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels, unpacked a Kalashnikov rifle, killed four people including a couple of Israeli, a French retired woman and an emplyee of the Museum, with a burst of fire, packed up and walked away.

The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with "murder in a terrorist context."

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Due to the efforts and diligence of the leadership of B'nai B'rith in Kiev and Lviv our humanitarian aid programme in Ukraine continues without interruption. Our thanks go out to our Sisters and Brothers in Kiev and Lviv.

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