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Box / Folder HIW01
Folder Scope & Content B'nai B'rith Weinberger Breitbard Lodge
Collection Henry & Idelle Weissenberg Collection
Collection Location Special Collections and University Archives
Series Organizational Records
Dates of Creation 1987-1989
Dates of Accumulation
Description (HIW)-Henry & Idelle Weissenberg Collection. Small collection consisting of B'nai B'rith Weinberger Breitbard Lodge Banner; digital copies of 3 commemorative plaques, and miscellaneous papers from the North Coast B'nai B'rith, Couples Unit # 5282.

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Idelle Weissenberg in her name and that of her late husband, Henry. The Weissenbergs are (were) residents of the Jewish community of San Diego and active supporters of the B'nai B'rith.

The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, founded in 1843, is the oldest continually operating Jewish service organization in the world, with lodges and chapters worldwide. The first San Diego lodge, the Lasker Lodge #370 was founded in 1887. From that original lodge came the Weinberger Lodge, the North Shores Lodge, later renamed the Breitbard Lodge, as well as several others. The Weinberger and Breitbard later merged to form the Weinberger Breitbard Lodge.