B’nai B’rith International

Mission Statement

“B'nai B'rith International, the global voice of the Jewish community, is the most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization. Since 1843, BBI has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance. BBI's reach extends to more than 50 countries around the world.

Today B'nai B'rith International is a national and global leader in the fight against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias; provides senior housing and advocacy on issues of vital concern to seniors and their families; helps communities in crisis; and promotes Jewish identity through cultural activities. ...”

Mission Source:
Expenditures Source:
2010 Annual Report, Public Advocacy Expenses
B'nai B'rith International was founded in New York, N.Y., in 1843. It opened its international headquarters office in Washington, D.C., in 1937.

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 1937

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $1,951,000

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Washington, D.C. (also has office in New York, N.Y.)