Dan Mariaschin, CEO of B’nai B’rith International, will speak about “Reflections After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Worldwide” on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m., following Shabbat services and the weekly kiddush lunch at Beth El – Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St., New Haven. The community is welcome.
As the public face of B’nai B’rith, Mariaschin meets with world leaders, seeking to advance human rights, protect the rights of Jewish communities worldwide, and promote better relations with the State of Israel. Recognized globally for his depth and breadth of knowledge of issues, Mariaschin chairs global panels and committees, hosts a podcast, and is called upon as an expert source by news organizations.
He has written articles on foreign affairs and national security issues for such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times and Newsday, and has lectured on foreign and defense affairs at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and at other military installations across the country.
Mariaschin received the Cultural Pluralism Award from the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, state decorations from the Presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Romania, and the Golden Bough decoration from the Foreign Ministry of Bulgaria. Raised in New Hampshire, Mariaschin began his professional Jewish life as community relations associate for the Jewish Community Council of Boston.