Personalities

Honorary Personalities

Oscar Jägerman

Zwi Peres Chajes Lodge member

Fritz Wiesel

Zwi Peres Chajes Lodge member

Siegfried Schieber

Zwi Peres Chajes Lodge member

Ralph Meyer

Luxembourg Lodge

Edwin Guggenheim Z”L

Augustin Keller Lodge

Alexandre Safran

Honorary President of Henry Dunant

Professor Jo Wybran Z”L

Henry Jones Bruxelles Lodge

Dr. Lutz E. Ehrlich

Honorary Vice-President of B'nai B'rith Europe

Ruth Sosnowski Z”L

Honorary Member of B'nai B'rith Europe

Hans Cohn

Franz Rosenzweig Lodge

Jaqueline Domberger Z”L

Honorary Member of B'nai B'rith Europe

Audrey Faiman Z”L

Honorary Executive Committee member

Leo Baeck

President of District 19 Continental Europe

Paul Jacob

President of District 19 Continental Europe

BBE Presidents

George Bloch Z’’L

Honorary President 1968-1977

George Bloch was president of BBE Continental from 1968 to 1977. He had received a very solid Jewish education, especially in Saverne, from his grandfather Rabbi Armand Bloch. ...

Joseph H. Domberger Z’’L

Honorary President 1977-1985

Joseph H. Domberger was president of the BBE Continental from 1977 to 1985. Born in the region of Lvov, then Lemberg in Poland, his family was warned of ...

Maurice Honigbaum Z’’L

Honorary President 1985-1993

Maurice Honigbaum, was President of the BBE Continental from 1985 to 1993, a period during which the BBE had to face the fall of the Berlin Wall and ...

Rabbi Bent Melchior

Honorary President 1993-1999

Bent Melchior was President of the BBE Continental from 1993 to 1999. His personal background is most singular. Descended from six generations of rabbis who have lived in ...

Seymour Saideman

President 2000-2002

Seymour Saideman is 81 years of age. He is an Honorary Life President of BBE and he first joined the organisation in 1991. He was the first President of BBE ...

David Lévy-Bentolila

President 2003-2005

Reinold Simon

President 2005-2008

Reinold Simon was born in 1938 and was first a member of the Executive Committee during the years 1989 - 2017.

Graham Weinberg

President 2008-2011

Ralph Hofmann

President 2011-2014

Erika Van Gelder Z”L

President 2014-2015

Born in Linz, Austria, Erika Van Gelder Z''L grew up in Romania, Israel and Canada. Since 1980 she had been living in Holland with her family.

Erika has dedicated her life ...

Daniel Citone

President 2015-2017

Daniel Citone was the President of B'nai B'rith Europe from 2015 to 2017 and the Vice President from 2014 to 2015. He was also a member of the Executive Committee ...

Serge Dahan

President 2017 - to date

Serge Dahan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Crif (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions), as well as the treasurer.

The President of Morial Association (Memory ...

Personalities honored by their respective countries

Juraj Alner

Mentor of Tolerancia Lodge

Juraj Alner was honored as "Officer de la Legion d´Honneur" for his European commitment and willingness to defend the values ...

Nedo Fiano

President of Nathan e Anna Cassuto Lodge 1992-1994

On 2007, Nedo Fiano, a member of our Lodge Nathan e Anna Cassuto in Milan and President between the years ...

Otto Šimko

Member of Tolerancia Lodge

Brother Otto Šimko was honoured by the President of the Slovak Republic "for the merit of democracy and for the ...

Erika Van Gelder Z”L

President 2014-2015

Erika was the president of B'nai B'rith Europe during the years of 2014 and 2015 and she knew  that becoming ...

Jose Iacobescu

President of Moses Rosen Lodge, Romania

His Excellency Mr. Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, has recently honored members of the Jewish Community of Romania, members of ...