The archives of Bâ??nai Bâ??rith International, among the countryâ??s most well-known Jewish membership groups, will be relocated to the American Jewish Archives.
The American Jewish Archives are housed on the Clifton campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
The collection houses not only Bâ??nai Bâ??rithâ??s history but also Jewish history dating back to 1700. It includes correspondence between the organizationâ??s leaders and at least eight U.S. presidents, reports on the groupâ??s relationship with Vatican leaders during the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, and accounts documenting the response of Bâ??nai Bâ??rith and others to the rise of to Nazi Germany.
Hebrew Union College also will hold its annual ordination and graduation ceremonies this weekend.
On Saturday, HUC will ordain 13 rabbis, starting at 9 a.m. at the Plum Street Temple, 720 Plum St. downtown. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union of Reform Judaism, will be the speaker.
Rabbi Sally Priesand, who was ordained in the same building 40 years ago, will commemorate the anniversary of her ordination as Americaâ??s first female rabbi.
The graduation ceremonies will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Scheuer Chapel on the HUC campus at 3101 Clifton Ave. Former U.S. Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wisc., will speak at the event, at which the college will bestow 18 graduate degrees.