Beverly Davis of Jamaica, N.Y., was elected president of B’nai B’rith Women (BBW) at the organization’s international biennial convention here last week. She has been active in B’nai B’rith Women, the 125,000-member international Jewish women’s service and advocacy organization, for, 35 years.
She has served as BBW-non-governmental representative to the United Nations, as membership chairman, as a member of the allocations and budget committees, and on the Hillel, Career and Counseling, and B’nai B’rith Youth Organization commissions.
New York Governor Mario Cuomo recently appointed Davis to the State Commission on Domestic Violence. She is also a member of the New York Conference of Soviet Jewry, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Women’s Leadership Conference.
Honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Davis continues to serve on the ADL Commission, and was elected to its national executive committee. She is vice chairman of the AD L Women’s Division and a member of the New York AD L regional and executive boards. She received the William S. Stachenfeld Award, from the B’nai B’rith Career and Counseling Agency for outstanding services, and continues to serve as chairperson of the New York Advisory Board for the B’nai B’rith Career and Counseling Service.
Jamaica, Queens bestowed its “Woman of the Year” award on Davis for her many contributions to the community, including planning mental health seminars, volunteering at the Queens Shelter for Children, and working with Jamaica senior citizens groups. Davis is vice president of the Senior Citizen Housing Development of Queens Council, and is a member of the advisory board of the “Metropolitan Star,” a B’nai B’rith district newspaper.
The State of Israel honored Davis with its “Shalom Award” for her sale of Israel Bonds. She has served as an officer of both the Hillel Foundation of Queens College and of the Queens B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Regional Board. She is also a member of the Hillcrest Jewish Center.
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