B'nai B'rith International HQ

The Global Voice of the Jewish Community

aka B.B.I.   |   Washington, DC   |  www.bnaibrith.org

Mission

B'nai B'rith is an international Jewish organization committed to the security and continuity of the Jewish people, defending human rights, combating anti-Semitism, bigotry and ignorance, and providing service to the community on the broadest principles of humanity.

Ruling year info

1997

Principal Officer

Mr. Charles O. Kaufman

Main address

1120 20th Street NW Suite 300N

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

53-0179971

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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B’nai B’rith International is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the globe. Founded in 1843 to help needy widows and orphans, B’nai B’rith has continuously evolved over the course of three separate centuries to ensure that wherever there is a need, there is B’nai B’rith. When human rights are threatened, when vulnerable populations like senior citizens need safe housing and representation, when the State of Israel is unfairly maligned at international bodies, when the Jewish community is attacked, when communities are in crisis – B’nai B’rith International, as the Global Voice of the Jewish community, is there to help, speak out and take action.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Senior Housing and Advocacy

Through the B'nai B'rith Center for Senior Services, B'nai B'rith is the largest national Jewish sponsor of federally subsidized housing for the elderly. Through the Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, B'nai B'rith is an internationally respected voice for Jewish concerns. Our official missions at the United Nations and the European Union command influence at the highest diplomatic levels. B'nai B'rith's Center for Community Action involves volunteers in improving their communities and forging stronger bonds with their neighbors. Whether it's providing relief after natural disasters or working shifts at hospitals or firehouses so our Christian friends can spend Christmas with their families, B'nai B'rith is there for neighbors who need us. B'nai B'rith is cultivating the next generation of Jewish leaders through our support for The B'nai B'rith Youth Organization and Hillel Foundations.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

B'nai B'rith has served as an NGO (non-governmental organization) at the United Nations (U.N.) since 1947. Whether an issue is before the Human Rights Council, the Security Council, or on the desk of a U.N. official, B'nai B'rith leaders and staff provide expert testimony and advocacy for Israel and the Jewish population worldwide.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The B'nai B'rith commitment to aid humankind grew out of its founders’ decision to create an insurance policy to award members' widows $30 toward funeral expenses, a stipend of one dollar a week for the rest of their lives, a stipend for each child, and the assurance a male child would be taught a trade.

Victims of a Baltimore flood in the mid-1800s were the first recipients of B’nai B’rith disaster relief funds, and the first international assistance project provided funds to Moses Montefiore in 1865 to assist victims of a cholera epidemic in what was then Palestine. B'rith later raised and distributed funds to those affected by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Galveston, Texas, flood of 1900, and the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We are a national and global leader in advancing human rights; Israel advocacy; ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for low-income seniors and speaking out on vital issues concerning seniors and their families; diversity education; improving communities and helping communities in crisis.

B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief.

B’nai B’rith has a presence in communities throughout the globe and outstanding name recognition which enables the organization to forge contacts and leverage connections to meet organizational goals. Over the course of three separate centuries B’nai B’rith has come to be known as the seminal Jewish community organization – we leverage our wide-ranging connections to ensure we can best meet needs as they arise.

B’nai B’rith has a proven history of impact. The organization is highly respected by worldwide leaders who consistently seek out B’nai B’rith to help move initiatives forward.

B’nai B’rith’s accomplishments are evident via its longstanding history and how respected the organization is around the globe. We will continue to advocate for Israel, ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for low-income seniors and help communities in crisis as necessary and to fight to ensure that human rights are protected around the globe – wherever there is a need there is B’nai B’rith.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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B'nai B'rith International

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Seth Riklin

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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