B’nai B’rith relaunches in Poland


B’nai B’rith International re-established a lodge in Poland.

International leaders of the Jewish advocacy and good works organization were on hand when the 37-member lodge opened Sept. 9 – the first to exist since Polish authorities shut down Poland’s B’nai B’rith lodges in 1938.

“The launch of our new lodge in Warsaw carries great significance,” said Dan Mariaschin, the executive vice president of B’nai B’rith. “Given B’nai B’rith’s long but interrupted history in Poland, the country’s relationship to both the U.S. and Israel bilaterally, and as a member of the European Union, and the revival of Jewish life there, the new lodge can act as an important participant in a wide range of issues on the B’nai B’rith and broader Jewish agenda.”

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