FREEMASONRY IN ISRAEL
Freemasonry in Israel
The Grand Lodge of the State of Israel was consecrated on October 20, 1953 at the Y.M.C.A. Hall in Jerusalem.
The first Masonic Lodge in the Holy Land was the Royal Solomon Mother Lodge No. 293, under the Grand Lodge of Canada in Ontario, whose first meeting was held in the King Solomon’s Quarries of Jerusalem on May 7, 1873.
Before that, an occasional assembly of Masons performed a Secret Monitor ceremony in the same location on May 13, 1868.
The Jubilee celebration took place on October 20, 2003 in Tel Aviv.
The Grand Lodge of the State of Israel:
Freemasonry-israel.org.il – English
Freemasonry.org.il – Hebrew
Craft Masonry in Israel:
Mount Carmel Lodge No. 44 – (mountcarmel44.org) – English speaking
Holy City Lodge № 4, Jerusalem – English speaking
Lodge Sharon Star of Israel № 7, Raanana – English speaking
Freemasonry in Israel – Lodge of the Holy Land #50 – International Membership
Raanana Lodge № 70, Raanana – English speaking
The Royal Arch Chapter in Israel:
The Scottish Rite in Israel:
Freemasonry in Israel: www.mastermason.com/fmisrael/index.html
Jewish and Arab Masons in the Holy Land: www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/zeldis12.html
Jews And Freemasons In Europe 1723-1939, by Jacob Katz. Harvard University Press 1970.
Freemasonry in the Holy Land; or, Handmarks of Hiram’s builders; embracing notes made during a series of masonic researches, in 1868, in Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Europe, and the results of much correspondence with freemasons in those countries, by Bro. Robert Morris