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NEWS - Lodges and B'nai B'rith updates

Written by Eduard Rosenstein and translated by Ernest Simon.

The traditional introduction of the Zürich Augustin Keller Lodge's new season programme took place on Sunday, 30th October 2011 in its usual festive manner. Some 100 participating Brothers were honoured by the presence of Brother Ralph Hofmann, President of B'nai B'rith Europe and of the Frankfurt Schönstädt Lodge.


Written by Solomon Bali.

A small group of members of the Lodge and friends spent a memorable day in Skopje, the Macedonian capital that still looks like a typical Balkan city while this fast growing city also shows a new modern sky line.


Written by Wally Sacks. Photos: Brian Nathan

It is perhaps Ralph Hofmann who has really got to the core of why B'nai B'rith's Heritage Days events are so important to diaspora Jewry. Ralph, who is the BBE President, was speaking at a presentation ceremony honouring  Valerie Bello and Barbara Nathan for their joint efforts in organising this increasingly popular cross-communal event and achieving a success which has led to around ninety different events being staged each September in the UK.


Written by Renée Samanovy, B'nai B'rith France President for the Côte d'Azur. Translated by Aline Brandon

... On Sunday November 27th, 2011, the Region "Nice Côte d'Azur" had the pleasure to welcome both the President of B'nai B'rith Europe (BBE), Ralph Hofmann, and the President of B'nai B'rith France (BBF), André Nadjar who chaired the meeting at which 9 new members were installed.


Written by Anny Schumer and translated by Aline Brandon... A large crowd gathered at the "Groenplaats" in Antwerp to attend the "SHALOM"

Festival of Peace organised on the afternoon of Sunday October 16th, 2011 to visit the various stands set up by Jewish organisations, enjoying Israeli food, buying books and photos from the book "Hassidim" by Dan Zollman and collecting information on Israel and the local Jewish organisations.


Ron Moody’s presence at SAUL’s Winter Social on Sunday, 4th December 2011 brought in a capacity audience of members and friends. Nearly 150 people sat down to an excellent chicken meal and were entertained by the music of Rachel Joel and by Ron Moody’s reminiscences of his very varied screen and stage life.


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