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How is B'nai Brith different from B'nai B'rith?

How is B'nai Brith in Canada related to B'nai B'rith International and the Anti-Defamation League?

B'nai Brith Canada is the Canadian affiliate of B'nai B'rith International (BBI). B'nai B'rith International, with members in more than 50 countries around the world, is the world's oldest Jewish service organization. While B'nai Brith is an independent Canadian organization, we work closely with B'nai B'rith International. For example, B'nai Brith Canada participates in the annual B'nai B'rith International delegation to meet world leaders in New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly.  We also regularly participate in numerous international functions cooperatively with BBI, in places such as Geneva, Jerusalem and Washington.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. They serve as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public, with a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel. B'nai Brith Canada is the sister agency of the Anti-Defamation League and The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith fulfills the same mandate in Canada.

The League for Human Rights is the authoritative voice on issues of antisemitism in Canada, operates the Jewish Community's only 24/7 Anti-Hate Hotline, and publishes The Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, the premier Canadian study of its kind, recognized by entities such as The US State Department, Statistics Canada, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Roth Centre as the authoritative document reflecting antisemitic trends in Canada.

 

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