[News release from B’nai B’rith International]
Rosalind Klein, of Northridge, was elected to a third term as senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the group’s Board of Governors during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Klein, the first female international senior vice president of the organization, will continue playing an active role in implementing B’nai B’rith International policies and programs during a three-year term.
During her most recent term, Klein served on multiple committees, including the Budget Committee and Executive Committee, as well as the Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award Committee. She was also responsible for moderating a roundtable discussion in Montevideo, Uruguay, titled “Challenges to the Jewish Community” during B’nai B’rith’s 2011 policy conference.
In 2011 Klein helped organize a successful Los Angeles-area award dinner by inviting guests, contacting political leaders to serve on the tribute committee and obtaining a proclamation entitled, “Certificate of Congratulations” from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for honoree Alan J. Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts founder and chief executive officer.
Recently, Klein chaired and moderated a highly successful program on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Klein brought this program to the West Coast, created a set of accompanying educational materials and presented the program at various community colleges and synagogues throughout the Los Angeles area. Klein also chaired the B’nai B’rith leadership training weekend in Tucson, Ariz., in September 2010. The program is a vital give-and-take opportunity for leaders at B’nai B’rith housing units worldwide to share best practices.
Klein has been married for 48 years to Howard S. Klein. They have two children and two grandchildren. Until 2004, Klein managed the Law Offices of Howard S. Klein.
Joining Klein in B’nai B’rith’s leadership administration under re-elected President Allan J. Jacobs are senior vice presidents Ira Bartfield, Arlington, Va.; Leon Birbragher, Bogota, Colombia; Daniel Citone, Rome; Haim Katz, Jerusalem; Charles Kaufman, Austin, Texas; Chairman of the Executive Committee Gary P. Saltzman, Centennial, Colo.; Treasurer Seth. J. Riklin, Sugar Land, Texas; and B’nai B’rith International Court of Appeals Chief Justice William K. Peirez, Great Neck, N.Y.
B’nai B’rith International, the Global Voice of the Jewish Community, is the oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization. For 168 years, B’nai B’rith International has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity and tolerance. Visit www.bnaibrith.org