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Independent Order Brith Abraham

  • Brith Abraham Gives $5,000 to J.n.f.; S. Goldstein Named Leader

    The fiftieth anniversary convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham closed today at Mecca Temple with election of officers and a banquet tonight at the Hotel Commodore. Officers elected include Samuel Goldstein, a Brooklyn assistant district attorney, Grand Master; Max L. Hollander, Grand Secretary, and Max F. Welff, first Deputy Grand Master. The 1,500 delegates… More ▸

  • Purim Should Quicken Jews’ Faith, Roosevelt Message States

    The Purim celebration of the Jews’ deliverance from “the destruction with which they were threatened by Haman should ” quicken the faith of the modern Jews and arouse in them a realization of the splendid heritage which is theirs, ” President Roosevelt declared yesterday. In a letter to William Weiss, president of the Union of… More ▸

  • Petition to League Wins Backing of Notables

    Several political, liberal and labor leaders were on record today in support of the petition of Jewish and Christian organizations to the League of Nations to intercede in behalf of persecuted groups in Germany. Sol M. Stroock, chairman of the American Jewish Committee, said in a radio address last night the document had been endorsed… More ▸

  • I.o.b.a. to Mark 50th Jubilee Here in 1937

    The forty-ninth annual convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham closed today, deciding to celebrate its golden jubilee next year with a large meeting in Madison Square Garden, New York, and re-elected Max Silverstein grand master. Other officers elected are Max L. Hollander, grand secretary; Samuel Goldstein, first deputy grand master, and Samuel Kalesky, Joseph… More ▸

  • I.o.b.a. Urges Non-sectarian Parley to Fight Anti-semitism Here

    Convention committees of the Independent Order Brith Abraham were at work today on proposals of Max Silverstein, its grand master, for three meetings — the golden jubilee of the order in connection with the fiftieth convention in New York next year, a non-sectarian conference of he ads of American fraternal organizations to combat un-Americanism and… More ▸

  • Brith Abraham Urged to Take Leading Part in World Congress Preparations

    Independent Order Brith Abraham was urged today as “the greatest unit and the strongest link in the chain of the American Jewish Congress” to “take a leading part in the preparations for the World Jewish Congress.” Reading his Grand Master’s message at the opening session of the order’s three-day forty-ninth annual convention, Max Silverstein declared… More ▸

  • 17 National Organizations Accept Bid for World Jewish Congress

    The American Jewish Congress announced today that seventeen national organizations had responded to its call to participate in preparations for first session of the World Jewish Congress to be held in Geneva next August. The organizations are: Independent Order Brith Abraham, Independent Order Brith Sholom, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the women’s… More ▸

  • Order Reelects Max Silverstein to Presidency

    Max Silverstein was reelected Grand Master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham at the forty-eighth annual convention of the Order which concluded its three-day session at the Garden Pier Theatre here today. The next convention will be held in Saratoga Springs, it was announced at the closing session. A resolution expressing thanks to the Jewish… More ▸

  • Hope is Voiced Roosevelt Will Protest to Nazis

    The hope that President Roosevelt will sooner or later come out with an official statement against the persecutions in Nazi Germany was expressed here today by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, addressing the forty-eighth annual convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham. Rabbi Wise warned the Jews of America not to be meek and to protest… More ▸

  • Fraternal Body Beat Slump, Leader States

    If you’ve got something to sell, an excellent way of selling it is through the columns of the Jewish Daily Bulletin. Call Ashland 4-3093 for rates. The Independent Order Brith Abraham has overcome the years of depression and is still the largest Jewish fraternal order in the world, Max Silverstein, its Grand Master, today told… More ▸