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B’nai B’rith Peabody Lodge No. 2765 (Peabody, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-576

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains awards and citations, correspondence, photographs (including a photograph of a 1971 Bay State region B’nai B’rith Girls convention), a scrapbook, and miscellaneous materials relating to the B’nai B’rith Peabody Lodge No. 2765. The scrapbook contains photographs of club members and events, newspaper clippings describing the organization’s activities and milestones, programs, and correspondence.

Dates

  • undated, 1959-1985

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

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.

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

The B’nai B’rith Peabody Lodge No. 2765 was founded in 1969 by Alan Greenberg, Abraham Ankeles, Mark Weltz, M. Irving Herbster and Joel Kamans. It was part of the larger B’nai B’rith International, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world, which advocates for the Jewish people and works to combat anti-Semitism. The Peabody Lodge’s original officers included president Joel Kamens, first vice president Gilbert Rosenthal, second vice president Michael Strem, corresponding secretary David Borowsky, financial secretary Harry Rich, recording secretary Leon Sinrich, treasurer David Harris, warden Leo Shoer, and chaplain Hyman Ainbinder.

The Peabody Lodge engaged in a variety of service activities, including raising money for numerous charities, helping to settle immigrant Russian families, holding sporting events for non-English speaking children of Peabody, and participating in Israeli bond drives. For more than 25 years, the lodge also operated the busiest food stand at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass., raising money for the B’nai B’rith Youth Service, especially its B’nai B’rith Hillel programs, as well as for various other causes.

References

  1. Material from collection.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

The B’nai B’rith Peabody Lodge No. 2765 was founded in 1969 as a local chapter of the larger B’nai B’rith International, which advocates for the Jewish people and works to combat anti-Semitism. The Peabody Lodge engaged in a variety of service and charitable activities in the Peabody area. This collection contains awards, correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and other miscellaneous materials.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Murphy, 2015
Title
Guide to the B’nai B’rith Peabody Lodge No. 2765 (Peabody, Mass.) Records, I-576
Author
Processed by Lindsay Murphy
Date
2015

Repository Details

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

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