B’NAI B’RITH UK is an integral part of B’nai B’rith Europe, a division of B’nai B’rith International, a global service organisation active in 58 countries, embracing all Jews, irrespective of their religious and political beliefs. Its work is wide-ranging and includes the promotion of human rights, support for Israel, welfare, community outreach, youth, educational, social and cultural activities and it coordinates the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage in the UK. It provides humanitarian aid to former Eastern bloc states, where it also contributes directly to the re-establishment of Jewish communal life. It is represented with non-governmental status at the UN and UNESCO. Though most women’s lodges in the UK have now merged with men’s lodges, women play an important role in leadership and all aspects of its work.