BBUK starts a new group

Report by Valerie Tesler

B’nai B’rith UK, (BBUK) the world’s oldest Jewish humanitarian charity, which operates as a network of Lodges or Groups, each with its own programme of diverse activities, launched a new group for those 50 and over with its first event last week.

Around 20 people enjoyed a relaxed discussion on ‘So what’s it really like being Jewish in 2019?’ with BBUK’s London Bureau of International Affairs (LBIA) Director, historian and journalist, Jeremy Havardi on Sunday 24th November.

BBUK Events Director, Valerie Tesler stated that ‘This new group aims to create new Lodges around London, targeting those 50 and over for whom there are a lot less organised social events for them to attend.’

LBIA Director Jeremy Havardi, who led the discussion declared that ‘The discussion was engaging and lively with participants sharing very different perspectives on antisemitism, Israel and the community’s position in the UK.’

Alan Miller, BBUK National President, commented that ‘B’nai B’rith is a truly cross community organisation that encourages social, charitable and cultural activities which are for the benefit of all.  We hope that this new group encourages more people to participate in helping our charities in the Ukraine and Israel, our advocacy and defence activities, our culture and heritage activities; all within an interesting and warm social atmosphere.’

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