Remembering The Past: Menorah Link #8 Order Of The Golden Chain

Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

PERTH AMBOY-From material given to me: Hundreds of women and men from New Jersey and New York met in Asbury Park in the summer of 1929 to form the Order of the Golden Chain.

In Oct. 1929, the Order of the Golden Chain with a membership of about 4,000 was granted a charter by the State of New Jersey. Menorah Link No. 8 of Perth Amboy was among the original links that formed the Order of the Golden Chain.

Menorah Link has contributed equipment to the Perth Amboy General Hospital, to the Cerebral Palsy Clinic in Perth Amboy and cash contributions to other agencies. Rabbi Max. D. Davidson and Mrs. Erene Weiss of Menorah No. 8 are Past grand Patron and Past Grand Matron of the Order of the Golden Chain.

The Elective Officers for 1958 were: Worthy Matron, Minna Weiss; Worthy Patron, Max Weiss; Associate Matron, Mrs. Blanche Zagoren; Conductress, Mrs. Julia Gluck; Treasurer, Mrs. Rose Shutinsky; Conductress, Mrs. Betty Schlesinger.

Appointive Officers were: Marshall, Mrs. Esther Levy; Chaplain, Mrs. Fay Cohen; Historian Mrs. Sylvia Lehrer; Warder, Mrs. Sadye Medinets; Organist, Mrs. Eleanor; Sentinel, Abraham Shutinsky; Homemaker, Anne Zall; Angel of Mercy, Miss Harriet Stern; Friendly Sister, Mrs. Faye Belafsky; Torch Bearer, Mrs. Claire Goldstein; Patriot, Mrs. Augusta Levine; Keeper of the Faith, Mrs. Esther Marques; Grand Officer, Mrs. Ann Wail, Right Worthy Grand Torch Bearer.

If you have your own memories or past material for any town in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201


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