Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: found: Reference.com Web site, Jan. 19, 2006 ("Fraternal organization: A fraternal organization is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. There is a great deal of overlap between the terms Friendly Society and fraternal organization. Most mystical organizations are also fraternal." "Friendly society: A friendly society (sometimes called a mutual society, benevolent society or fraternal organization) is a mutual association for insurance-like purposes, and often, especially in the past, serving ceremonial and friendship purposes also.") found: RootsWeb Web site, Jan. 19, 2006 (RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees: "Many of our ancestors joined fraternal orders or organizations--associations of people bound together for philosophical, religious, literary, social, athletic, or philanthropic purposes. They were called friendly societies in Great Britain. A large number of these organizations are still in existence today. Many of them, while based on the Freemasons, would develop for different reasons. Broadly, there are about seven types of these organizations. 1. Social 2. Benevolent (also Service) 3. Ethnic 4. Trade 5. Religious (also Mystical) 6. Political 7. Criminal.")
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Overview The folder contains an image from 1928, when the Denver Chapter No. 6 was four years old. Aleph Zadik Aleph was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in May 1924 as a response to the fact that the Jewish community was generally not allowed into the Greek fraternities. The Aleph Zadik Aleph Denver Chapter #6 was formed shortly after the founding in Omaha. The Aleph Zadik Aleph was a boys organization and currently exists as the male wing of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization.
Overview Larry Mizel and Rita Scholem with an unidentified couple at the Alpha Epsilon Phi "Phi Fire House" party at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
Overview Larry Mizel and Rita Scholem dressed in western attire with an unidentified couple at the Alpha Epsilon Phi "Pledge 49er Party" at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
Overview Louis Anfenger was typical of the young Jewish men who migrated to the Colorado Territory in the state's formative years. Born in Bavaria, Anfenger came to the United States in the 1850s and moved to Denver in 1870 to seek his fortune. He became a highly successful businessman in the area of real estate as well as a member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce and was later elected to the state legislature in the 1880s. He was a founder of Congregation Emanuel, Denver B'nai B'rith, and National...
Overview Certificate from B'nai B'rith in appreciation to Milton Anfenger for more than a half-century of service. The certificate was done in Washington, D. C. and was signed by the President and Secretary of B'nai B'rith. Milton Louis Anfenger served as president of the Denver Lodge No. 171 and as president and treasurer of B'nai B'rith Grand Lodge No. 2. Milton Anfenger was also a Colorado state senator and an attorney.