Jewish Communities and Western Democracies: What's the Future?

When: Oct 29th, 2017 - Oct 31st, 2017
Where: Hotel Diplomat, Prague

Event overview

The 2017 B'nai B'rith International Leadership Forum/B'nai B'rith Europe Convention takes place in Prague on Oct. 29 and runs through Oct. 31. The International conference titled "Jewish Communities and Western Democracies: What's the Future?" will attract B’nai B’rith leaders from Europe, the United States, Canada, Israel and Latin America for an exciting and informative program.


The leadership forum will be led by B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin, as well as B'nai B'rith Renaissance Prague President Tomas Kraus and B'nai B'rith Europe President Daniel Citone.


Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová will present the opening address. Other speakers at the forum include: Minister of Culture Daniel Herman; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg; Director of the Transatlantic Relations Center and member of the Board of Directors of the 2000 Foundation Alexandr Vondra; and Director of the Institute of Empirical Research STEM and Presidential Candidate Pavel Fischer. A preview of some of the most pressing issues facing Europe today will be provided by European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Protection and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and the Coordinator of the European Commission on Combating Anti-Semitism Katharina von Schnurbein.


B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit

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