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

undated, 1913-1932

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JHCI-0003


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Machine-readable finding aid created by Jeana Barry in February 2019. Finding aid was encoded by Lindsay Sprechman in March 2019. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.)
Title: Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.), Records
Dates: undated, 1913-1932
Abstract:
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.
Languages:   The collection is in English and Yiddish.
Quantity: 3 folders
ID:   JHCI-0003
Repository: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
Location: Located in Boston, Mass.

1927 semi-annual report of the George Peabody Lodge, No. 667

Historical Note

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.

References

Material from the collection.

Pierce, Alan S. A History of Boston’s Jewish North Shore. Charleston: The History Press, 2009.

Chronology

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

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.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

  • Series I: Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.) Records, undated, 1913-1932

Access and Use

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.) Records; JHCI-0003; box number; folder number; Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, Boston, Mass.


Acquisition Information

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


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Container List

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Series I:  Independent Order of B’rith Abraham, George Peabody Lodge, No. 667 (Peabody, Mass.) Records, undated, 1913-1932

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Ledger undated, 1913-1932
1 2 Record Transcripts 1927, 1929
1 3 Semi-Annual Reports 1927, 1929