B’nai B’rith is the oldest international Jewish organization. In contrast to most other Jewish organizations, BB has no hierarchy, nor is it an umbrella organization. It is totally democratic, it is still the only major Jewish organization, in which every individual member has the right to vote. From the beginning, BB was an order for Jewish men. The main purpose of BB has been to serve the Jewish people. BB was founded in United States, but rapidly expanded to Europe. In order to fulfil this great mission, different agencies have been established in the course of time.