B'rith Sholom

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The Independent Order Brith Sholom (Hebrew: "Covenant of Peace") is a Jewish fraternal organization, principally active in the early 20th Century. It was founded in 1905 as a fraternal organization[1] and was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to the Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918, in that year, Brith Sholom had 378 lodges nationwide that included 52,596 members, and had 88 lodges in New York City alone, including 15,000 members.[2] The average annual cost to members was $16.[2]

In 1940, its membership numbered 15,000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schimdt, p. 56.
  2. ^ a b Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918, 2nd Edition. New York: Kehillah (Jewish Community) of New York City, 1918. p. 935. See: google books link
  3. ^ Janowsky, p. 146

Bibliography[edit]

  • Schmidt, Alvin J. and Babchuk, Nicolas. Fraternal Organizations. Published 1980. Greenwood Press. Friendly societies. 410 pages. ISBN 0-313-21436-0
  • Oscar Isaiah Janowsky. The American Jew: A Composite Portrait, p. 146