B’nai B’rith elects new president

WASHINGTON (JTA) – B’nai B’rith International’s new president said he will focus on getting the group’s message to a wider audience.

Dennis Glick, whose term begins Monday, has been active in the 166-year-old organization for the past four decades.

Glick, who was voted into office earlier this month, most recently was chairman of the B’nai B’rith executive. He succeeds Moishe Smith of Ottawa, the first non-U.S. citizen to lead the organization.

“During my tenure, I will work to position B’nai B’rith at the forefront of Jewish organizations, and to continue to have [it] play a principal role at the United Nations, the Organization of American States and the European Union," said Glick, a certified personal accountant who owns an accounting firm in Huntington, Pa.  

Glick, who won the Label A. Katz Award for Outstanding Young Leadership in 1983, pledged also to focus on health-care reform advocacy.

At B’nai B’rith, Glick has been the chairman of the Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, the Youth Commission and of B’nai B’rith camps.

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