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Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: JHCI-003

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains typed transcripts of the first meeting of the George Peabody Lodge No. 667 branch, as well as a record ledger containing meeting minutes beginning on January 1, 1913 and ending on January 1, 1932, as recorded in English by Secretaries F. Hershenson and Sol Hershenson and in Yiddish by Secretary J. Edelstein. This collection also contains semi-annual reports to the U.S. Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of B’rith Abraham for 1927 and 1929. The collection was established by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, previously known as the North Jewish Historical Society, through many separate donations of materials relating to the North Shore's Jewish community.

Dates

  • undated, 1913-1932

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Conditions Governing Use

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical / Historical

The George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 was a branch of the Independent Order of B’rith Abraham located in Peabody, Massachusetts. The local lodge was established on January 1, 1913. It was institutionalized on February 2, 1913 and remained active until 1930. Elihu A. Hershenson served as the branch’s first president.

The organization offered sick, death, and funeral benefits to both male and female members of the Jewish community for a monthly fee of $1 for single persons and $1.75 for married couples. Meetings were held every first and third Sunday of the month at the O’Shea Building in Foresters Hall at 9 Main Street Though the organization was reportedly inactive in 1930, no official disbandment date is listed and meetings of the branch were recorded through 1932. The collection was established by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore through many separate donations of materials relating to North Shore's Jewish community.

Chronology

1913
IOBA George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 records its first meeting.
E. A. Hershenson becomes first president of the chapter.
The chapter is institutionalized.
1932
The chapter records its final meeting.

Extent

3 folders

Overview

This collection contains meeting minutes, transcripts, and semi-annual reports documenting the activities and administration of the George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 branch of the Independent Order of B'rith Abraham (IOBA). This collection also contains semi-annual reports to the U.S. Grand Lodge of the IOBA for 1927 and 1929. The collection was established by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, previously known as the North Jewish Historical Society, through many separate donations of materials relating to the North Shore's Jewish community.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Jeana Barry, 2019
Title
Guide to the Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.) Records, JHCI-003
Author
Processed by Jeana Barry
Date
2019
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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