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Convention Schedule
as of August 1, 2000
This agenda is preliminary and subject to change.
NOTE: The Democratic and Republican candidates for President of the U.S. have been
invited and are expected to address the convention body. The time(s) shown for their
presentations are tentative.

Thursday, Aug 24
1:30 4:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

7:30 8:30 p.m.

Board of Governors convention registration

8:30 p.m.

Board of Governors Meeting

10:30 p.m.

Board of Governors Reception

Friday, Aug. 25
8:00 a.m.

Shacharit Service

9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Convention Registration

9:30 a.m.

Business Committee meetings

1:00 p.m.

Convention Orientation and Issues Briefing

Preliminary Convention Schedule

3:45 p.m.

Mincha Services

4:30 p.m.

Convention Opening
Star Spangled Banner/Hatikvah
Call of Districts and Regions
Presentation of Flags of Bnai Brith Countries
Welcoming Remarks:
Ambassador David Ivry, Ambassador of the State of
Israel to the United States
Ira Bartfield, President, Bnai Brith Chespeake Bay
Video Presentation: Dare To Dream
State of Bnai Brith: President Richard D. Heideman

7:10 p.m.

Lighting of Shabbat candles

7:28 p.m.

Shabbat Dinner
Maariv/Kaballat Shabbat
Dvar Torah: Scholars in Residence:
Rabbi Irving (Yitz) and Blu Greenberg

Saturday, Aug. 26
8:30 11:00 a.m.

Traditional Shabbat Morning Services

11:00 a.m. .

Memorial Service and

Dvar Torah:
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Scholar in Residence

Preliminary Convention Schedule

12:45 p.m.

Shabbat Luncheon: Honoring the Next Generation

Dvar Torah: Blu Greenberg, Scholar in Residence
Presentation of Bnai Brith Awards:
Label Katz Young Leadership Awards
Moe and Berdie Kudler Outstanding Volunteer Award
Julius Bisno Outstanding Staff Award
Greetings from new Grand Aleph Godol of AZA,
International Nsiah of BBG, and
student representative of Bnai Brith Hillel

7:00 p.m.

BBYO Alumni Reunion and Seudah Shlishit

7:45 p.m.

Mincha/Maariv Services

8:30 p.m.

Salute to BBYO Alumni

Inauguration of BBYO Alumni Network
Salute to Chai and Genesis Networks, YLAN
and IMPACT groups
"At Night In The Old Marketplace"
Preview of a new theatrical musical

11:15 p.m.

Presidential Reception

Sunday, Aug. 27
7:15 a.m.

Shacharit services

8:00 a.m.

Regional/District Meetings I

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Registration continues (late arrivals)

Registration ending time subject to Convention body adoption of
proposed rules

Preliminary Convention Schedule

9:00 a.m.

Plenary I
Jewish Life On CampusDvar Torah: Richard Joel,
President, Bnai Brith Hillel Foundations
Preliminary Report of Credentials Committee
Report of Rules Committee
Convention Business
The New Europe in the 21st Century:
Address: Jaime Gama,
Foreign Minister of Portugal
The Challenges Facing Bnai Brith in Europe
Witold Zyss, Permanent Representative of
Bnai Brith to UNESCO (invited)
David Levy-Bentolila, Bnai Brith Europe
Representative to the Board of Governors

12:30 p.m.

Bnai Brith Sports Luncheon

Introduction of New Members to the Bnai Brith Klutznick
National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame
Jerry Markbreit, Referree, National Football League
Launch of the Bnai Brith Sports Network

3:00 p.m.

Plenary II
Convention Business
Human Rights in Latin America: Dr. Claudio Grossman, Dean,
Washington School of Law, The American University
MERCOSUR: Bnai Briths Official Presence in Latin America:
Jorge Stainfeld, Bnai Brith Representative to MERCOSUR
Dr. Eduardo Kohn, Executive Director, MERCOSUR

Preliminary Convention Schedule

4:00 p.m.

Camp David 2000: Implications For The Future

Ephraim Sneh, Deputy Minister of Defense, State of Israel

Report From the Office of the Prime Minster of Israel:

Roberta Fahn, Diaspora Advisor to the Prime Minister (invited)

5:45 p.m.

Mincha services

8:00 p.m.

Launch of Enlighten America...Enlighten The World Program:

Ben Johnson, Director, The Presidents Initiative for One
America (invited)
Premiere of the New Bnai Brith Interactive:
Bnai Brith Internationals newest avenue to the World
Wide Web and true international communication in real

10:45 p.m.

Regional/District Meetings II

Monday, Aug. 28
7:15 a.m.

Shacharit services


Regional/District Meetings III

9:00 a.m. .

Plenary IV
Dvar Torah:
Convention Business
Report of Executive Vice President
Final Report of the Credentials Committee
Elections: Nominations of International Officers

12:30 1:30 p.m.

Elections: Balloting for International officers

Preliminary Convention Schedule


on own

2:00 p.m.

Plenary V
The Threat of World Terrorism:
Steven Emerson, Noted Expert and Author on World
Louis Freeh, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Convention Business

5:15 p.m.

Mincha Services


Banquet and Installation of Officers

Presentation of Bnai Brith Humanitarianism Award to
Yossi Hachmie
Presented by: Vice President Al Gore (invited)
Remarks by the Democratic Candidate for the President of the
United States: Vice President Al Gore (invited)

Preliminary Convention Schedule

Tuesday, Aug. 29
7:15 a.m.

Shacharit services

9:00 a.m.

Plenary VI
Entering The New Millennium: The Status of Women
Dvar Torah: Sara Winkowski, Bnai Brith International
Representative to the International Council of Jewish
Remarks: Hon. Zalman Shoval, Former Ambassador of
Israel to the United States
Remarks by the Republican Candidate for the President of
the United States: Gov. George W. Bush, Governor of Texas
Convention Business

12:30 p.m.

Good and Welfare

1:00 p.m.


1:15 2:15 p.m.

Board of Governors Meeting

2:30 4:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting