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Independent Order Brith Abraham

  • Ioba Convention Backs Jewish National Home, Asks Guarantee of Minority Rights

    Resolutions calling for the creation of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, for the protection of minority rights in all countries after the war and for a program of inter-faith and “good neighbor” cooperation were adopted last night by the 56th annual convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham. Other resolutions passed by the convention… More ▸

  • L.o.b.a. Convention Wants Roosevelt to Remain President Until End of War

    A resolution expressing the hope that President Roosevelt “will continue his great services to humanity until the war is successfully terminated with unconditional surrender of the Axis powers,” was unanimously adopted today by the 500 delegates assembled at the annual convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham. The resolution described the President as the “outstanding… More ▸

  • International Outlawing of Anti-semitism Demanded at I.o.b.a. Convention

    The outlawing of race persecution by international agreement and the establishment of a world wide police authority to safeguard the rights of minorities was urged by Herman Hoffman, Grand Master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham, at the 56th annual convention of the Order which opened today at Convention Hall here. Five hundred delegates are… More ▸

  • Three-day Convention of Order Brith Abraham Will Take Place in Saratoga Springs

    The Independent Order Brith Abraham, American Jewish fraternal organization, will hold its 56th annual three-day convention at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. on June 27, 28, and 29, according to an announcement made today by Herman Hoffman, Grand Master. Last year’s convention was postponed because of the war and the desire of the Order to concentrate… More ▸

  • State Department Asks Vichy to Give Exit Permits to Jews with Visas

    The State Department is making special efforts in behalf of refugees in possession of documents which would permit their departure from unoccupied France, it was learned here today from a letter sent by the Department to Herman Hoffman, grand master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham, a Jewish fraternal organization. “The Department and the American… More ▸

  • Two Jewish Organizations Defer Annual Conventions in Accordance with Roosevelt Plea

    Acting in accordance with the general recommendation of President Roosevelt to defer conventions not closely related to the war effort, the Independent Order Brith Abraham and the Agudas Israel Organization of America announced the postponement of their regular annual conventions this year. In his annual report made public today, Herman Hoffman, Grand Master of the… More ▸

  • B’rith Abraham Gives $12,500 for British Nursing Homes

    A gift of $12,500 from the Independent Order B’rith Abraham, for the construction of nursing homes for English children wounded and orphaned by air raids, was announced today by Dr. Israel Goldstein, chairman of the Jewish Section of the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies, cooperating with the British War Relief Society. More ▸

  • Hoffman Reelected Head of Brith Abraham As Parley Closes

    The closing session of the three-day 54th annual convention of Independent Order Brith Abraham today elected Herman Hoffman, president of the New York County Criminal Courts Bar Association, to a second one-year term as Grand-master. There was no opposition. Other officers elected include Max L. Hollander, New York, Grand Secretary for the 29th year; Harold… More ▸

  • Brith Abraham Votes Funds for 3 Groups

    The convention of Independent Order Brith Abraham today voted $50,000 to be distributed among the United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Section of the Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies and the United Service Organizations for National Defense. The vote followed an address by Grand master Herman Hoffman. The convention also adopted resolutions calling upon… More ▸