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B’nai B’rith Membership Increased During 1945, Totalled 264,853 at the Beginning of 1946

The B’nai B’rith membership had increased to 264,853 at the beginning of this year, it was announced here today by Maurice Biogyer, national secretary. About 46,000 new members joined the organization and its affiliate bodies during 1946, the announcement said.

The supreme lodge of the B’nai B’rith today announced a plan under which B’nai B’rith units are being asked to adopt a B’nai B’rith family overseas and to send directly to this family food packages and clothing. The food parcels, each weighing 11 pounds, are to be shipped at monthly intervals either directly by the sponsors or through the medium of B’nai B’rith’s Advisory Committee on European Affairs, and its representatives in Holland, Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, Sweden, Denmark and China.