B’nai Brith in Union County celebrates 170th birthday

SPRINGFIELD –Mark Samuel Ross, the president of the Tri-State Region of B’nai B’rith recently announced the Gov. Chris Christie will be issuing a Special Letter Of Commendation to B’nai B’rith for its 170th birthday.

B’nai Brith will also be receiving a commendatory joint resolution of the NJ Legislature, sponsored by Sen. Thomas Kean Jr. and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be issuing a proclamation on Oct. 10 and Springfield and Union are also expected to be issuing proclamation as well.

B’nai B’rith will celebrate its birthday with various events and activities including: a Shabbat Dinner and Birthday Party on Oct. 18 sponsored by its Young Leadership Network for single professionals from 21 to 35 years old. The event will take place at the Summit Jewish Community Center, 67 Kent Place Blvd. in Summit; a Football Viewing Party and Birthday Celebration by the BBNJ-Alumni Unit on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive, Springfield.

B’nai B’rith is the worlds oldest Jewish Service Organization. It has an unparalleled record of aiding humanity in communities throughout the US and more than 50 other nations. It has provided over $100 million in cash, medical equipment and supplies to victims of disasters worldwide since 1868 and has provided over $40,000 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.