B'nai B'rith: From $60, to the World
B'nai B'rith (www.bnaibrith.org) was founded at 60 Essex Street in 1843 by 12 German immigrants, each of whom donated $5.00 to get the organization started. Its original purpose was to help newly arrived immigrants in America. Today B'nei B'rith is worldwide in scope, addressing concerns of Jews around the globe. There is a plaque to mark this historic site.