JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London Jewish Lodges? & Given Name "Babel" #general


There were many Jewish Friendly Societies whose branches were called
'lodges'. They were, so I understand, a peculiarly British institution, and were in
effect mutual assistance organisations, providing relief to members and their
families who had fallen on hard times.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England

In a message dated 10/08/2006 03:18:10 GMT Standard Time, writes:
In a letter written >from a relative in England circa 1900 the writer
says, in reference to a woman having left her husband: "Now she went
to his lodge & he sends her every week 5 shillings." Were there
Jewish "lodges" in London around that time? I would guess it wasn't a
chevra, because the man wasn't religious. I doubt he was a Mason,
because he was somewhat disreputable.

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