Membership in the Society of Free and Accepted Masons, known as the Free Masons, one of the most influential social factors in American life, is widely spread among American rabbis, according to the result of a survey conducted and made public yesterday by Sig. Saxe, of 200 Fifth Avenue. New York.
The survey also discloses that many of the Rabbis who are members of the Society of Free and Accepted Masons have achieved the 33rd degree, which is the highest honor conferred upon Masons.
The survey conducted by Mr. Saxe was limited only to the spiritual leaders of the Reform Jewish congregations in America. Inquiry was directed by Mr. Saxe to the 289 members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, asking them to state whether they were members of the Masonic fraternity or not. Responses were received from 233 members of the Central Conference while 56 did not reply. Of the 233 Rabbis who responded, 140 stated that they were members of the Society and 93, that they were not, showing that 60 per cent of the Rabbis who have replied are members of the Masonic fraternity. Sixty-one belong to the Scottish Rite and 37 to the Shrine.
The eight rabbis who are 33rd degree Masons are: Rabbis Abram Brill. Shreveport, La.; Eugene Mannheimer. Des Moine, Ia.; David Marx. Atlanta. Ga.; Harry A. Merfield, Fort Worth. Tex.; Morris Newfield. Birmingham. Ala.: Jacob Nieto, San Francisco, Cal.; George Solomon, Savannah, Ga.; Adolph Speigel, Sarasota, Fla.
Below is the list of the rabbis, members of the Central Conference, who are members of the Masonic fraternity, and the list of those rabbis who are not members of the fraternity.
List of rabbis of the Central Conference of American Rabbis who ARE members of the Masonic Fraternity.
Samuel J. Abrams, Brankline, Mass,; William Ackerman. Meridan, Miss.: Nathan E. Barasch, Baton Rouge, La.: Joseph L. Baron, Davenport, Lowa: Moise Bergman. Pueblo, Colo.: Joseph Blatt. Oklahoma City, Okla.; Joshua Block, New York, N. Y## L. Mortimer Bloom, New York, N. Y.: Philip David Bookstaber, Harrisburg. Pa.: Seymour G. Bottigheitner, Peoria, Ill.: Louis Brav, Corsicana. Texas.: Barnelt R. Brickner. Clevelands Hgts, Ohio; Abram Brill. Shreveport, La.
Edward N. Calisch, Richmond, Va.; Simon R. Cohen. Brooklyn. N. Y.; Max E. Currick, Erie, Pa.
David Davidson, New York, N. Y.
Louis I. Egelson. Cincinnati. Ohio: Bernard C. Ehrenreich, Minoqua, Wis.; Milton Ellis, Greensboro. N. C.; Barnett A. Elzas, New York. N. Y.: Harry W. Ettelson, Memphis. Tenn.
M. Faber. Tyler, Texas.: Abraham L. Feinberg. Wheeling. W. Va.; Abraham J. Feldman, West Hartford. Conn.: David Fishman. New Orleans, La.: William H. Fineshriber. Philadelphia, Pa.: Joseph L. Fink. Buffalo. N. Y.: Henry M. Fischer. Atlantic City. N. J.; Solomon Foster, Newark. N. J.; G.
Leon Fram. De#####Roanoke. Va.: Henry J. Berkowitz, Kansas City, Mo.; Israel Betten. Cineinati, Ohio; Moses Buttenwiser, Cincinnati, Ohio.Rudolph I. Coffee, Oakland. Cal.: Henry Cohen, Galveston, Texas: Montague N. A. Cohen, Tavoma. Wash.: Simon Cohen, New York. N. Y.; Frederick Cohen. Omaha. Neb.: Samuel S. Cohen. Cincinnati. Ohio: Abraham Crenbach, Cincinnati. Ohio.
E. E. Ellinger. Marshall. Texas: H. G. Enelow, New York. N. Y.; Henry Englander. Cincinnati. Ohio.
Abraham Feinstein. Huntington, W. Va.: Solomon Fineberg. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Benjamin M. Frankel. Champaign. III.: Harvey B. Franklin. San Jose Cal.: Leo M. Franklin, Detroit. Mich.: Solomon B. Freehof, Chicago, III.
Samuel H. Goldenson. Pittsburgh. Pa.; Raphael Goldenstein. Lancaster. Pa.; Nathan Gordon, Montreal. Que.: Louis Elliot Grafman, Tampa. Fla.: Adolph Guttman. New Haven, Conn.
Louis Jacob Haas, Reading, Pa.: Maurice H. Harris. New York, N. Y.: Samuel J. Harris. Dayton, Ohio: Leon Harrison. St. Louis. Mo.: Bernard Heller. Seranton. Pa.: Jame: Heller, Cincinnati, Ohio: Max Heller, New Orleaps. La.; Joseph Havesh, Chicago, III.: Samuel Hirschberg. Milwaukee, Wis.
A. Z. blesolus, Cincinnati, Ohio: Hyman Jola. Wheeling. W. Va.: Ferdinand M. Isserman. Philadelphia. Pa.
Israel Klei. Zanesville. Ohio: Louis J. Kopald. Buflalo. N. Y.: Nathan Krass, New York, N. Y.
Edmund A. Landau. Albany, Ga.: Solomon Landman, Madison. Wis.: Max Landsberg. Rechester, N. Y.: Julius A. Leibert, Long Beach. Calif.: Emif William Leipziger, New Orleans. La.: Joseph Leiser. Helena. Ark.: Charles S. Levi, Milwaukee, Wis: Jacob K. Levin. San Diego, Calift Lee J. Levinger, Wihnington, Del.: Harry Samuel Lewis, New York N. Y.: Morris Lichtenstein, N. Y.: Thendore Lifset, Lexington, Ky.: William Loewendberg. Philadelphia. Pa.: Meyer Lovitch, Peoria, III.: Solomon Lowenstein. New York, N. Y.: Alvin S. Luchs. New York, N. Y.
Wolfe Macht, Waco, Texas: Jocob Mann, Cincinnati, Ohio; Louis L. Mann, Chicago, DI.: Jabo R. Marcus. Farmington. W. Va.: S. II. Markowitz, Ft. Wayne, Ind.: F. De Sola Mendes, Pelham, N. Y.; Myron M. Meyerovitz, Alexandria, La.; Louis A. Misch kind. Winactka. III.: Julian Morgenstein, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Louis I. Newman, San Francisco, Cal. David Phlipson, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Harold F. Rienhart. Sacramento. Calif.: Jerome Rosen, Louisville, Ky.: David Rosenbaum, Chicago. III.: Adolph Rosenberg. Texarkana, Texas: Leonard J. Rothstein, Seattle, Wash.: Frederick L. Rypins. Wilmington. N. C.
Marcus Salzman, Wilkes Barre. Pa.; Ira E. Sanders. New York N. Y.; Alexander Segel, Fresno, Cal.: Abba Hillel Silver, Cleveland, Ohio; Michael Solomon, Los Angeles, Cal.: Eliha Starrels, Lincoln. Neb.: Joseph Henry Stohz. Chicago. III.
Jacob Yurner. Chicago. III.
Philip F. Waterman. Grand Rapids. Mich.: Harvey Wessel. Highland. Park. III.: Jonab B. Wise, New York N. Y.: Louis Wilt, St. Louis, Mo.
George Zepin. Cincinnati. Ohio.