Cal State Northridge graduate and Woodland Hills resident Eric Book has been elected senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International, the organization announced Sunday.

Book is expected to take an active role implementing B’nai B’rith’s policies and programs during his three-year term. He was elected to the post by the organization’s International Board of Governors during its triennial meeting in Washington, D.C.

Book joined B’nai B’rith in 1975 as an Encino B’nai B’rith Lodge member, and for his first project raised money for the B’nai B’rith youth programs. He is currently a member of the group’s International Board of Governors and Executive Board of Directors, and previously served as vice president (finance) of B’nai B’rith Southern California and president of B’nai B’rith Pacific Southwest Region,.

He has received many service awards including the Akiba Award, Guardian of the Menorah Award, Past Presidents Service Award, Anti-Defamation League Distinguished Service Award and the Pioneers of Israel Award.

Book was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and is a member of Temple Judea in Tarzana, along with his wife Julie and son Robert.

B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. More information can be found at www.bnaibrith.org/.

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