Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos appealed to the membership of AHEPA last week on the 180th anniversary of the founding of B’nai B’rith International to provide assistance to the B’nai B’rith Israel Emergency Fund.
Often referred to as the “Jewish AHEPA” because of their fraternal lodge system, commitment to humanitarian aid worldwide, combatting defamation and anti-Semitism, pride for their heritage, and being a provider of safe affordable senior housing, B’nai B’rith International began a series of events last week to commemorate its 180th anniversary. This should be a time of tremendous celebration. And although the members of B’nai B’rith International can swell with pride, as they should on this momentous occasion, it is a commemoration amid dark and tragic times for Israel and its people. Indeed, difficult days lie ahead. As we stated, AHEPA stands with, and provides its unwavering support for, the people of Israel.
Individuals can donate online. Districts and chapters can send their checks, earmarked for the B’nai B’rith Israel Emergency Fund to:
B’nai B’rith International
1120 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036.
In closing, we salute and commend B’nai B’rith International on 180 years of service as the global voice of the Jewish Community. We wish the organization and its members many more years!