Insights

A Rabbi, a Reverend and an Imam Weigh in on Tolerance

A Rabbi, a Reverend and an Imam Weigh in on Tolerance

Voice | December 9, 2019
Embedded in the mission of Bnai Zion is inclusivity and diversity. To honor that, we invited clerics from the three Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to weigh in on the challenges of promoting tolerance, and found similarities in their responses. And notably, they are all working together in interfaith initiatives to bring about peace and harmony.  Read More
Unity Can Overcome Hate

Unity Can Overcome Hate

Voice | December 9, 2019
By Shari Dollinger Executive Director, Christians United for Israel
The cornerstone of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is unity through shared experiences. We have built unity not just amongst Christians and the State of Israel, but also among Christians and Jews.  Read More
Hate Crimes Czar, Deborah Lauter, Battles Intolerance in NYC

Hate Crimes Czar, Deborah Lauter, Battles Intolerance in NYC

Voice | December 9, 2019
By Deborah Lauter Executive Director, NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC)
VOICE magazine held a dialogue with Deborah Lauter, NYC’s newly appointed head of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, to add perspective on ways to promote tolerance and inclusion.  Read More
Are you an American 4 Israel?

Are you an American 4 Israel?

Voice | December 9, 2019
The World Zionist Congress serves as the Parliament of the millions of Jewish people worldwide with the 38th convention scheduled for October 2020 in Jerusalem.  Read More
Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at the Bnai Zion Anniversary Dinner

Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at the Bnai Zion Anniversary Dinner

Voice | December 9, 2019
“Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather, it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”- John F. Kennedy  Read More
Adir Michaeli Bakes Hanukkah Treats

Adir Michaeli Bakes Hanukkah Treats

Voice | December 9, 2019
By Amy Handelsman
Michaeli Bakery is a delightfully modern and airy space on a street chock-a-block with aging storefronts.  Read More
Israel Awareness Month: An Important Addition to the Calendar

Israel Awareness Month: An Important Addition to the Calendar

Press | December 2, 2019
Cheryl Bier | The Times of Israel
Everyone is aware of Israel, you might say. But with the right focus, a designated awareness month can lead to action.  Read More
Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach to be honored for his support of Israel

Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach to be honored for his support of Israel

Press | November 4, 2019
Marcy Oster | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Bnai Zion honors Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach at annual Texas Gala for his support of Israel.  Read More
Roger Staubach: Support for Israel has always been part of my life

Roger Staubach: Support for Israel has always been part of my life

Press | October 26, 2019
By Roger Staubach
You don’t have to be Jewish to understand Israel’s singular status and to support it as a nation and an idea.  Read More
Doing a Century of Good: The Bnai Zion Foundation

Doing a Century of Good: The Bnai Zion Foundation

Press | October 10, 2019
Cheryl Bier | New Jersey Jewish Link
For over 100 years and on a daily basis, Bnai Zion has contributed to the physical, mental and social well-being of all Israeli residents.  Read More
One People, One Voice

One People, One Voice

Press | October 2, 2019
Karen Lehrman Bloch | Jewish Journal
Jewish thought leaders come together to discuss how to combat anti-Semitism.  Read More
Anti-Semitism Envoy Reveals New US Inter-Agency Process to Tackle Growing Jew-Hatred

Anti-Semitism Envoy Reveals New US Inter-Agency Process to Tackle Growing Jew-Hatred

Press | September 19, 2019
Shiryn Ghermezian | Jewish News Syndicate
U.S. Special Envoy for monitoring and combating anti-Semitism and Jewish thought leaders discuss ways to “eliminate the world’s oldest hatred.”  Read More
111-Year Old Nonprofit Bnai Zion Launches New Website With Modern Look

111-Year Old Nonprofit Bnai Zion Launches New Website With Modern Look

Press | August 14, 2019
Melissa Simon | Jewish Journal
Rebranding of esteemed non-profit supporting Israel includes a revamped and updated visual identity, website and mission statement.  Read More
Christian Zionism? How Christians Can Support Israel

Christian Zionism? How Christians Can Support Israel

Press | August 6, 2019
Cheryl Bier | The Times of Israel
Although the relationship between Israel and religion has never been simple, Israel is home to many ethnicities and faiths. A sacred place for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, the nation embraces religious freedom and supports all theologies.  Read More
Ripple Effects

Ripple Effects

News | July 26, 2019
By Cheryl Bier | CEO, Bnai Zion Foundation
We are the pebble in the pond. And we’ve gotten to watch it spread out, one ripple at a time.  Read More
Defending Israel With Words, Passion, and Education

Defending Israel With Words, Passion, and Education

Press | July 11, 2019
Stephen J. Savitsky | The Algemeiner
Like many Zionists, I’m concerned that the threat to Israel’s very existence is underestimated, while the proportionality of its response is mischaracterized as extreme.  Read More
Beyond The Headlines: Travelling Towards A United Israel

Beyond The Headlines: Travelling Towards A United Israel

Press | July 4, 2019
Carolina Ramirez Herrera | Suitcase Magazine
The Bnai Zion Foundation is on a mission to build a more inclusive, healthy and vibrant Israel. Travelling from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, we discover the ways in which travel, interaction and sharing stories can break barriers both real and imagined.  Read More

"We can always discuss Granada"

News | June 28, 2019
By Cheryl Bier | CEO, Bnai Zion Foundation
There is always something we can agree on. Even if it’s only that we love the people of Israel.  Read More
U.S.-Based Nonprofit Spearheads Fortified Hospital in Haifa

U.S.-Based Nonprofit Spearheads Fortified Hospital in Haifa

Press | June 12, 2019
By Oren Peleg | Jewish Journal-California
Bnai Zion Medical Center is currently vulnerable to rocket attacks due to a lack of fortified facilities at the hospital. But soon - in part due to Bnai Zion Foundation - that will change.  Read More
Education Key To New City Bias Office

Education Key To New City Bias Office

Press | June 12, 2019
Stewart Ain | Jewish Week
With anti-Semitic incidents on the rise, New York City plans to open the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes ahead of schedule. President Stephen Savitsky weighs in, along with other prominent figures in the fight against anti-Semitism.  Read More
The Surprise of Joy

The Surprise of Joy

News | May 24, 2019
By Cheryl Bier | CEO, Bnai Zion Foundation
The best revenge is for all the people of Israel to live well. We get to see it in action – and surprise ourselves in the process.  Read More
On the Ground with Bnai Zion in Israel

On the Ground with Bnai Zion in Israel

Press | May 17, 2019
By Jodie Maoz | Jewish Press
Jodie Maoz recalls her recent mission to Israel to visit several of Bnai Zion Foundation's vital projects, as well as some important cultural and educational sites throughout the country.  Read More
Travelling with Eyes Wide Open

Travelling with Eyes Wide Open

Press | May 16, 2019
By Elena Murzello | Thrive Global
On her first visit to Israel, Elena Murzello learned a lot about being open to new experiences and information - and about the world of good being accomplished at Bnai Zion Foundation's projects.  Read More
Through the Eyes of Bnai Zion

Through the Eyes of Bnai Zion

Press | May 16, 2019
By Steven Matsas | Jewish Image Magazine
Steven Matsas has had the privilege of visiting Israel many times in his life - but never the way he did on his recent mission to Israel with Bnai Zion Foundation, where he had the opportunity to learn about the organization firsthand.  Read More
Anti-Zionism Is the ‘New’ Anti-Semitism

Anti-Zionism Is the ‘New’ Anti-Semitism

Press | May 16, 2019
By Stephen Savitsky, President Bnai Zion Foundation | Jewish Exponent
In an Op-Ed, Bnai Zion President Steve Savitsky declares, "It’s time to address the anti-Zionist movement that’s being tolerated and even supported in our political discourse."  Read More
Saving Lives with Haifa’s New Underground ER

Saving Lives with Haifa’s New Underground ER

Press | May 15, 2019
By Amy Handelsman | LABA Journal|
An in-depth look at Bnai Zion Foundation's project, the protected emergency room at Bnai Zion Medical Center - and the 2006 attack that alerted CEO Dr. Amnon Rofe to the need to build it.  Read More
The Alarming Rise of Anti-Semitism

The Alarming Rise of Anti-Semitism

Voice | May 6, 2019
By Kenneth Abramowitz; Chairman, Citizens for National Security Founder, Save the West
The Tree of Life Synagogue murders can be seen as a terrible manifestation of anti-Semitism, domestic terrorism, mental illness, or all three.  Read More
10 Ways to Volunteer and Do Good While Exploring Israel

10 Ways to Volunteer and Do Good While Exploring Israel

Press | May 6, 2019
By Lois Alter Mark | USA Today
Ten ways to enhance your trip to Israel by volunteering at Bnai Zion Foundations projects! From singing with Holocaust survivors to visiting people with disabilities, your visit will be richer for helping the people of Israel.  Read More
6 Ways to Combat Anti-Semitism

6 Ways to Combat Anti-Semitism

Voice | May 5, 2019
By Kenneth Abramowitz; Chairman, Citizens for National Security Founder, Save the West
Whether you’re in high school, college, or fully adult, there are many ways to combat the scourge of anti-Semitism. Most of us don’t have a public platform like Judea Pearl, but we can still do a great deal to identify and refute anti-Semitic content and behavior.  Read More
Remembering Past Honoree Elie Wiesel

Remembering Past Honoree Elie Wiesel

Voice | May 4, 2019
"I like to think he would have found the words to bring us unity as he and few others could, across geographies and congregations and demographics and political views. And in his absence — we must all try our best to find those words on our own.” — Elisha Weisel  Read More
America’s Fight Against Anti-Semitism

America’s Fight Against Anti-Semitism

Voice | May 3, 2019
By Elan S. Carr; United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
We must learn about the Holocaust is because understanding the unspeakable horrors to which anti-Semitism can lead is vital to winning the war against it.  Read More
Anti-Semitism as a Global Crisis

Anti-Semitism as a Global Crisis

Voice | May 2, 2019
By Richard D. Heideman President, American Zionist Movement
As the last Holocaust survivors are passing away and collective memory is fading, anti-Semitic attitudes in Europe continue to rise.  Read More
Israel: A Girl, A Mother, A Jew

Israel: A Girl, A Mother, A Jew

Voice | May 1, 2019
By Dani Klein Modisett; Author, “Take My Spouse, Please” Founder/CEO, “Laughter On Call”
What I remember most vividly from that trip was stepping off the plane and having an enveloping feeling of being welcome in Israel.  Read More
Reflections on Celebrate 180

Reflections on Celebrate 180

News | April 26, 2019
By Cheryl Bier | CEO, Bnai Zion Foundation
Recently, I had the privilege of traveling to Israel with some incredible members of the Bnai Zion family to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we could feel the country buzzing with the excitement of such a momentous milestone.  Read More
Bnai Zion Shines the Light – A New View on Israel

Bnai Zion Shines the Light – A New View on Israel

Press | April 15, 2019
By Laurie Graff | Splash Magazine
Journalist Laurie Graff describes her wonderful trip to go see Bnai Zion Foundation's projects in person, from the pluralistic classes offered at David Yellin College to the life-saving treatments at Bnai Zion Medical Center.  Read More
Seeing Israel Through The Lens Of A Top Instagrammer

Seeing Israel Through The Lens Of A Top Instagrammer

Press | April 9, 2019
Lois Alter Mark | Forbes
Instagram influencer Elizabeth Savetsky (excessoriesexpert) discusses her recent trip to visit six of Bnai Zion's projects in Israel and the way she connects to Israel as a young Jewish mom.  Read More

"No Child Should Be Without Hope"

Press | February 20, 2019
Jewish Press
Construction has been completed on Ahava Village's new Therapy Center, with a portion of the funding coming from Bnai Zion Foundation.  Read More
Peiser Named President of Bnai Zion – Texas Region

Peiser Named President of Bnai Zion – Texas Region

News | February 10, 2019
By Cheryl Bier | CEO, Bnai Zion Foundation
Bnai Zion Foundation is excited to announce that John Peiser has been appointed by the Texas Region Board to serve as President. Mr. Peiser previously served as the Texas Region’s first Board President.  Read More
Bnai Zion Foundation Celebrates Its 2018 Highlights

Bnai Zion Foundation Celebrates Its 2018 Highlights

Press | February 1, 2019
Ayelet Parness | Image Magazine
Some Highlights of Bnai Zion's 110th year, including two of our projects beginning construction, exciting developments at our other projects, and fantastic events.  Read More
John Peiser Named Interim President of Bnai Zion–Texas Region

John Peiser Named Interim President of Bnai Zion–Texas Region

Press | January 31, 2019
Texas Jewish Post
Bnai Zion Foundation is excited to announce that John Peiser has been appointed President of the Texas Region Board, bringing years of business and non-profit experience.  Read More
Bnai Zion Foundation Hosts Annual NY Gala: A Magical Afternoon In New York City

Bnai Zion Foundation Hosts Annual NY Gala: A Magical Afternoon In New York City

Press | January 14, 2019
Image Magazine
Bnai Zion Foundation’s Annual New York Gala celebrated 110 years of Bnai Zion and 70 years of Israel, with incredible honorees and special guests.  Read More
Exceptional Youth from Israel and U.S. perform at Carnegie Hall

Exceptional Youth from Israel and U.S. perform at Carnegie Hall

Press | December 19, 2018
Mordechai Sones | Arutz 7 (Israel National News)
Ma'ale Adumim Youth Symphony, Ramaz Upper School, Kol Ram perform at sold-out Jewish Unity Concert at Carnegie Hall sponsored by Bnai Zion Foundation.  Read More
Interfaith Crowd Celebrates Bnai Zion Gala

Interfaith Crowd Celebrates Bnai Zion Gala

Press | December 6, 2018
Texas Jewish Post
Bnai Zion Foundation's Annual Texas Gala brought in guests from across the religious spectrum and as far away as New York and Washington, D.C. to celebrate 110 years of Bnai Zion and 70 years of Israel's statehood.  Read More
110-Year-Old Bnai Zion's Annual Gala

110-Year-Old Bnai Zion's Annual Gala

Press | December 3, 2018
Jewish Post
A report on Bnai Zion Foundation's annual gala honoring Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD, Kenneth Abramowitz, & Mark and William Langfan, and some highlights from our 110-year-long history.  Read More
Bnai Zion Texas Region celebrating 110th Anniversary

Bnai Zion Texas Region celebrating 110th Anniversary

Press | November 8, 2018
Deb Silverthorn | Texas Jewish Post
A look at Bnai Zion Foundation - Texas Region's 2018 Gala and its honorees: animator Butch Hartman and his muti-hyphenate wife, Julieann Hartman; Pastors Ricky and Cyd Texada; and Anita Weinstein, active in local Jewish non-profits.  Read More
Bnai Zion Hosts Annual Gala in Honor of 110 Years of Service to the Land of Israel

Bnai Zion Hosts Annual Gala in Honor of 110 Years of Service to the Land of Israel

Press | November 7, 2018
Julie Sagoskin | Jewish Voice
Bnai Zion's Annual Gala attracted honored guests, including Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in N.Y.C, as the organization celebrated 110 years of service to Israel.  Read More
Fall Forward In Deal, New Jersey

Fall Forward In Deal, New Jersey

Press | November 6, 2018
Image Magazine
Hundreds of women attended August's Fall Forward event to shop, hear from expert speakers, and support Bnai Zion Medical Center's fortified emergency room.  Read More
Bnai Zion Spring Event Aids Ahava Village

Bnai Zion Spring Event Aids Ahava Village

Press | June 7, 2018
Texas Jewish Post
Bnai Zion Texas Region’s Spring Reception, supporting Ahava Village for Children and Youth, showcased Israeli food, wine, and agricultural advancements through its catering and programming.  Read More
Bnai Zion Celebrates 110 Years! Bnai Zion Celebrates 110 Years!

Bnai Zion Celebrates 110 Years! Bnai Zion Celebrates 110 Years!

Press | June 1, 2018
Cheryl Bier | Dallas Jewish Monthly
A look back on some of the highlights of Bnai Zion Foundation's 110-year-long history, including helping establish Ein Hod, Kfar Bnai Zion, and Magen David Adom.  Read More
No Child Should Be Without Hope

No Child Should Be Without Hope

Press | May 1, 2018
Cheryl Bier | Dallas Jewish Monthly
Ahava Village offers healing for children who have been victimized, enabling them to transcend a traumatic past and embrace a hopeful future.  Read More
Bnai Zion to honor 3 ‘doers’ at Spring Reception

Bnai Zion to honor 3 ‘doers’ at Spring Reception

Press | April 26, 2018
Deb Silverthorn | Texas Jewish Post
Kavod. Kavod. Kavod. Honors three times over will be touted for Lowell Michelson, Summer Pailet and Caleb Waller at Bnai Zion’s annual Texas Spring Reception  Read More
Building a New Therapy Center for Israel’s At-Risk Youth

Building a New Therapy Center for Israel’s At-Risk Youth

Press | April 22, 2018
Bnai Zion Foundation | New York Jewish Week
Ahava Village is doing incredible work helping abused and neglected children overcome their traumatic pasts. Our project, a new Therapy Center, would help them even further.  Read More
Construction to Begin on BZMC’s Secure Emergency Room

Construction to Begin on BZMC’s Secure Emergency Room

News | April 10, 2018
By Cheryl Bier | CEO, Bnai Zion Foundation
The Bnai Zion Medical Center, located in Haifa in the north of Israel, is a beacon of hope in the region and provides outstanding, vital care to area patients, regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.  Read More
Bnai Zion Medical Center's Fortified Emergency Facility

Bnai Zion Medical Center's Fortified Emergency Facility

Press | April 1, 2018
Cheryl Bier | Dallas Jewish Monthly
In 2006, a missile hit mere meters from Bnai Zion Medical Center. A fortified emergency room will protect patients and staff in the event of another attack.  Read More
Bnai Zion Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Bnai Zion Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

News | February 17, 2018
Bnai Zion Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.  Read More