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B'ne Resitza Association, Inc.
New York Based Burial Association

This Information was provided by
Judy Simon

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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. It later incorporated in 1935. The group made an annual contribution to the Matzoth Fund in Rezitza. B'ne Rezitza was for the benefit of Jewish immigrants from the Rezitza, Russia 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.

1935 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

Download Constitution and By-Laws of
B'ne Rezitza Burial Society New York
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Translater's Note

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