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Ostreicher Galizianer Lodge # 288, IOBA

Title: Ostreicher Galizianer Lodge # 288, IOBA
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1976
ID: RG 899
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12.5"; 2 5"lgl;1 2.5"lgl
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Founded in New York in 1904 as a lodge of the Jewish fraternal order, Independent Order Brith Abraham (I.O.B.A.). The I.O.B.A.'s original aims were to aid members in times of need, supply medical help, visit the sick, provide burial and endowments and help the new immigrant with the Americanization process.  Lodge No. 288 purchased cemetery plots in Mt. Zion and Beth David cemeteries. The I.O.B.A. has merged with the fraternal order Bnai Zion.
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