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Jews Secede from Eastern Star in M. J.

June 16, 1929
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This city appeared today to be the center of action in the fight that has developed in this state in the Order of the Eastern Star over a ritual amendment adopted three years ago and which the Jewish members claim makes it impossible for them to continue in the Order.

It became known last night that Divinity Chapter of this city, which has been in existence for six years, has broken away from the state chapter and formed a new organization. Its membership by unanimous vote has decided to return the charter to the grand chapter. This is the first step in the secession of the Jewish membership from the Order.

A total of twenty-one lodges is said to be contemplating withdrawal from the Order. It is believed that the nucleus of the new organization will be the All-Around Social Club, an organization of past and present officers in New Jersey, most of them Jews.

Mrs. Rose Meyerhoff of Palisades Park stated to the press: “It is their affair and they may do what they wish in the matter,” referring to the Jewish membership.

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