|B'ne Rezitza or B'nai Rezhitza
was founded in New York City in 1893 to provide a place of worship,
self-help, interest free loans, burial and Kadish prayers for their
members. The group made an annual contribution to the Matzoth Fund in
of incorporation on July 15, 1935. This information was provided by the
kindness of Judy Simon of Stony Brook, NY. Click on Certificate for larger
view of image.
|B'ne Rezitza was for the
benefit of Jewish immigrants from the city now known as Rezekne, Latvia.
Their initial burials were in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Later they used the Mount Lebanon cemetery.
They later purchased ground at the Degel Ho-Rabonim Cemetery.
Constitution Committee was made up of J. Held, Chairman; J.S.
Shapiro, Counsel; S.I. Rubin, Editor and A. Basin, I. Kirschner, M.
Maltinsky, A. Shapiro, Ab. Shapiro, D. Lampert, H. Goldblatt, E.
Rosenberg, D. Gudowitz, B. Cohen, D. M. Kirschner, and A. Mednitzky.
Officers were A.
Basin, President; J. Held, Vice-President; I. Kirschner, Treasurer; A.
Shapiro, Financial Sec'y; E. Rosenberg, Trustee; B. Cohen, Trustee; and,
M. Lefkowitz, Sexton.
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1935 Constitution and By-Laws including Historical Background Click on