Who we are

History of B’nai B’rith

In 1843, Henry Jones and 11 other German-Jewish immigrants gathered in Sinsheimer’s Café on New York’s Lower East Side to confront what Isaac Rosenbourg, one of B’nai B’rith founders, called “the deplorable condition of Jews in this, our newly adopted country.” Thus, B’nai B’rith (children of the covenant) was born.

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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 of democracy and human rights.

In 2007 Juraj Alner was also ...

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 1992-1994, was awarded the title of “Officer” by the President ...

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 protection of human rights and liberties".

Otto Šimko was born on ...

This organisation has been built with the investment of time, energy and resources of a number of exceptional figures that we would like to highlight and pay tribute in the section below. These people are the ones bringing the three main values of B’nai B’rith Europe, those of benevolence, love and harmony. We are forever grateful for these men and women who made B’nai B’rith Europe what it is today.

Executive Committee

Serge Dahan


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 ...

Andre Ouazana


André Ouazana was born in Paris, France. He studied Mathematics and graduated in 1962. Between the years of 1966 - 1971, André was the Managing Director of the ...

Daniel Citone


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 ...

Valérie Achache

Secretary General

Valerie Achache is from Cannes and studied in Nice, obtaining a Master's degree in Public and Private International Law and one in Defence Law, International Security and Economic Intelligence. After obtaining ...