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Independent Order Brith Abraham

  • Council to Aid Reich Refugees Plans Campaign

    More than 1,500 delegates representing that number of communal, fraternal and religious organizations, meeting yesterday at an emergency conference held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, pledged support to the drive to raise $2,000,000 in connection with the National Emergency Campaign for the Settlement of German Jewish Refugees in Palestine. The conference which was held under the… More ▸

  • Farm Settlement Conference to Be Held Here Dec. 23, 24

    Plans for a back-to-the-land movement among American Jews will be made at a conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 23 and 24. The convention will be under the auspices of the Provisional Commission for Jewish Farm Settlements in the U.S. The National Council of Jewish Women will be represented at the conference,… More ▸

  • Brith Abraham Raises Insurance Assessments

    The one-day special convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham, Sunday decided to raise the death benefit assessment in order to comply with the demands of the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania state insurance departments. According to the report of the credential committee, 420 lodges of the order were represented at the convention by 996 delegates. The… More ▸

  • Brith Abraham Order Joins Movement to Boycott Reich

    The Independent Order Brith Abraham has joined the boycott movement, according to an announcement issued by Max Silverstein, national grand master of the order. “In order to cooperate with the boycott movement,” declared Mr. Silverstein, “The Independent Order Brith Abraham has decided to join the American League for the Defence of Jewish Rights, the national… More ▸

  • Brith Abraham Order Elects Massachusetts Officers

    William Karp of the City of Boston Lodge No. 63 was elected chairman at the organization meeting of the Board of Deputies of Massachusetts Independent Order Brith Abraham. Louis Berkowitz of the Mt. Sinai Lodge, vice-chairman; Julius Friedenberg of South Boston Lodge, secretary and Herman B. Barron of Pride of Lida Lodge, as treasurer. More ▸

  • Leaders Summarize Achievements of Convention

    Reelected President, Zionist Organization of America The Chicago Zionist Convention, in my judgment, will occupy an im###nt place in the history of ### Zionism. Its constructive ### was somewhat obscur### the public prints by incidental matters which were unduly featured and greatly exaggerated because of their dramatic interest, will do much to influence the future… More ▸

  • Silverstein Elected As Head of Order Brith Abraham

    An upset in pre-election forecasts resulted in the election here yesterday of Max Silverstein of New York as Grand Master of the Independent Order Brith Abraham at the close of the 47th annual convention of the organization. Mr. Silverstein, Grand Master five years ago, defeated Louis Siegel, who as first deputy grand master, was in… More ▸

  • Stormy Contest Features I. O. B. A. Elections

    The nominations committee of the 47th annual convention of the Independent Order B’rith Abraham witnessed oe of the hottest contests for offices in recent years. The majority of posts were contested. Louis B. Siegel, first deputy grand master, who would customarily succeed to the office of grand master, is opposed for the highest post by… More ▸

  • Rabbi Newman Denounces Hitler Before I. O. B. A. at Atlantic City Session

    “Either Hitler or his anti-Semitic policies must go,” Rabbi Louis I. Newman told the 47th annual convention of the Independent Order Brith Abraham here today in an eloquent speech punctuated by storms of applause. “It may not be possible to change the leopard’s spots—that’s for Germany to decide,” he declared. “But the world will not… More ▸

  • To Honor Grandmaster of Brith Abraham

    Isadore Apfel, grandmaster of the Independent Order Brith Abraham will be tendered a testimonial dinner on February 5th at the Hotel Astor. The dinner is being tendered in recognition of Mr. Apfel’s services to the Order and to other Jewish institutions. Judge Leon Sanders is chairman of the dinner Committee, it was announced by Max… More ▸