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Independent Order Brith Abraham

  • American Red Mogen Dovid Gets $50,000 for Laboratory in Memory of Col. Marcus

    The sum of $50,000 towards the construction of a laboratory in Israel in memory of Col. David Marcus, American Jewish hero who was killed while leading Israeli forces against the Arabs in the Jerusalem area, was presented here today to the American Red Mogen Dovid. The presentation was made on behalf of the Independent Order… More ▸

  • Independent Order Brith Abraham Urges Secretary Forrestal to Investigate Koch Case

    The Independent Order Brith Abraham today urged Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal to investigate the commutation of Ilse Koch’s life sentence to four years and “to take all necessary steps to see that the last war criminals are properly punished.” The message was signed by Joseph R. Apfel grand mater of the order, on… More ▸

  • Independent Order Brith Abraham Opens Three-day Convention in Atlantic City

    Eight hundred delegates, representing 400 lodges of the Independent Order of Brith Abraham assembled here at the group’s annual convention, which opened today–and will continue through Tuesday. Joseph R. Apfel, Grand Master, called upon the United Nations to “accept the state of Israel into the family of nations.” He also urged the U.N. to “spearhead… More ▸

  • Joseph Apfel Elected to Head Brith Abraham; Organization Concludes 60th Convention

    Joseph R. Apfel, of New York, was today elected Grand Master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham as 800 delegates concluded their three-day 60th annual convention here. Inducted as leader of the organization at special ceremonies following his election, Apfel said: “At this convention we have pledged to work and fight for a Jewish national… More ▸

  • Abrogation of Discriminatory Legislation in Liberated Countries Asked of Stettinius

    A program, which will guarantee “human rights” of the individual regardless of race, color or creed and the speedy abrogation of disoriminatory laws affecting the Jewish people of Europe has been presented to Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, by Harold O. N. Frankel, Grand Master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham, and Abraham H…. More ▸

  • Ioba Convention Decides to Baise $100,000 for United Jewish Appeal

    The Independent Order B’rith Abraham will raise $200,000 among its membership for the current $32,000,000 drive of the United Jewish Appeal, it was decided today at the closing session of the organization’s 57th annual convention. Harold O.N. Frankel, a former assistant-district attorney of New York Country, was elected Grand Master of the order for the… More ▸

  • Fraternal Groups Leave American Jewish Committee; Minneapolis Federation Resigns

    A number of Jewish fraternal organizations announced today that they were severing their affiliation with the American Jewish Committee as a result of the Committee’s withdrawal from the American Jewish Conference. They include the Independent Order Brith Abraham and the Free Sons of Israel. The Order Sons of Zion adopted a resolution criticizing the American… More ▸

  • American Jewish Conference Allocates 125 Seats to Membership Organizations

    The executive committee for the organization of the American Jewish Conference today announced the allocation of 125 seats reserved for delegates of national membership organizations participating in the Conference. It also announced that organizations to which four seats had been granted tentatively, will receive only three each. Among the organizations which received three seats are… More ▸