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B’nai Brith Lodges Throughout Country Seek Wider Membership

November 27, 1928
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

An intensive effort towards the increase of membership in the Independent Order B’nai Brith is reported by lodges and districts, received at the Order’s headquarters here.

An effort is being made to place an educational program at the disposal of the lodges of the smaller communities. In this connection an Art Exhibit to be sent to the lodges is being arranged, comprising a collection of eighty-six reproductions of the work of thirty-six prominent Jewish artists of the world. This exhibit will be accompanied by a printed descriptive catalogue.

Joseph Herbach, Secretary of District Grand Lodge N. 3, has assumed the responsibility of strating the experiment in his district. The exhibit was arranged under direction of Saul Raskin, prominent artist of New York City.

A novel feature to be placed at the disposal of the smaller lodges will be special programs of Jewish music, recorded on phonograph records. Professor Abraham Z. Idelsohn of the Hebrew Union College is directing this program. Plans are also under way to arrange for lectures with stereoptican slides and motion pictures depicting the activities of the B’nai B’rith and Jewish life in Palestine and Russia.

In the course of working out educational programs a questionnaire was sent out to the secretaries of the lodges asking for a report on their activities. A number of lodges presented an interesting account suggestive of possibilities of various activities to be pursued.

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