November 26, 2013
- Those imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps experienced abject horror and utter misery. But, as a testament to the strength of the human spirit in the harshest of conditions, Holocaust victims created music and art even under Nazi captivity. Their legacy is told in the winter 2013 issue of B’nai B’rith Magazine.
Numerous groups and individuals today are preserving, promoting and performing the music composed in the camps....
- The United Nations once again blatantly perpetuated its anti-Israel agenda with its annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Nov. 25, with a program filled with defamatory speeches and biased resolutions that seek to demonize the Jewish state.
Anti-Israel invective was delivered throughout the day’s program. Ambassador Ahmed Fathalla, the representative of the Arab League, called Israel “racist,” accusing it...
November 25, 2013
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York, New York, on Nov. 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
James Otis Sargent Huntington
25 November 2013
Chapel of Christ the Lord...
November 20, 2013
- B’nai B’rith members and supporters from across the United States and the world gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16 to 18 to celebrate and reflect on 170 years as an organization, as well as to examine pressing issues facing the global Jewish community, Israel and the United States. B’nai B’rith hosted speakers E.J. Dionne, Jr., journalist and political commentator; Ira Forman, U.S. State Department special envoy for monitoring and combating anti...
November 18, 2013
After a hymn and morning Bible study at 8:45 am, committee members and COGS associates broke off for committee meetings and further training sessions. There was no morning session of COGS.
All enjoyed a break, and then gathered in the chapel for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
COGS members enjoyed their last lunch of the...
November 16, 2013
At 8:45 am, COGS members gathered for Bible study. The morning session began at 9:15.
General Secretary's Report
The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary, presented his report.
Mr. Thompson emphasized early on that the national church...
November 11, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Rochester] Adults and youth gathered at Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, on Nov. 8 to discuss how to advocate effectively and help youth affected by trauma, violence, and loss. Held before the 82nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, the discussion featured Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and was moderated by Ray Mayoliz of Pathways to Peace, a gang violence intervention program.
The panel included...
November 8, 2013
- From the miracles of Jesus, through the reaction of the authorities and Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem to his sentence of death, we might think about the big themes of betrayal and trust.