On Sunday, November 3rd 2019, Henry Dunant Lodge of B’nai B’rith Europe, in cooperation with all the other active Jewish organizations in Geneva, organized Kesher Day. This year’s topic was “the pride to be Jewish in Europe”.
Every year, since 2013, 400 to 700 participants have gathered for this event. It is a great opportunity to forge ties between members of the various lodges and with communities in the area of Geneva. It is also and above all a way to interest a new generation in the objectives of B’nai B’rith, to rejuvenate their image while adding concrete value to the wider Jewish community.
Keynote speakers included guest of honour Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia, other Rabbis, authors, teachers, young activists and directors of various cultural institutions of Geneva. French participants of the surrounding areas (mainly of Grenoble, Annecy, Aix The-Baths, and Lyon, but also of Paris and Marseille), and of all the French-speaking and German-speaking Switzerland also joined.