Rev Chaim Katz Lodge

Consecrated 25 November 1965

Through the effort of Wor Bro Arnold Goldman of Lodge Hillel, a meeting of prospective members was called in East London, with a  view to forming a Lodge. Wor Bros Sam Jacobsohn and David Wacks flew to East London to address the meeting on the 27th June 1965.

An interim committee was formed to make the application for a Charter to form a Lodge of the HOD in East London. The application for a Charter for a Lodge in East London was received and approved.  All the names of the proposed members were circulated. It was decided that Wor Bro David Lazarus, who had been a very active member of the A P Bender Lodge previously, and who was highly respected member of the community, be proposed as the Consecration President. It was decided to charter a plane to bring brethren from Johannesburg and other centres for the Consecration on the 25th November 1968 and to name the new Lodge The Rev Chaim Katz Lodge No 25.

The consecration was an outstanding success and a forerunner of a host of new Lodges that followed in the wake of the Rev Chaim Katz Lodge.

The Lodge holds two major annual projects. A successful Golf Day and the publication of an annual highly acclaimed magazine which raises funds which the Lodge distributes to a number of causes nationally.

East London

East London (Xhosa: eMonti; Afrikaans: Oos-Londen) is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, largely between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River, and hosts the country's only river port. As of 2011, East London had a population of over 267,000 with over 755,000 in the metropolitan area. Read more .....

Naming of the Lodge

Rev Chaim KatzThe Lodge is named in honour of Rev Chaim Katz
Rev Chaim Katz Lodge ConsecrationRev Chaim KatzRev Chaim Katz Lodge 1965Wor Bro David ToykWor Bro Myron Robinson and friendsWor Bro Alan KoopowitzWor Bro Jonathon GoldbergWor Bro Hymie BuchalterRev Chaim Katz
Tel:+(011) 640 3017
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Postal Address:

P O Box 46063 Orange Grove Johannesburg 2119



Wor Bro Myron Robinson
Wor Bro Myron Robinson


Bro Malcolm Roland Chesno
Wor Bro Maurice Hyman Baskir
Wor Bro David Lazarus
Bro I Jacobson
Wor Bro Alan Koopowitz, Dr
Wor Bro David Toyk
Wor Bro Gerald Spilkin
Wor Bro Louis Robinson
Wor Bro Jonathan Goldberg
Wor Bro Benjamin Wolf Shapiro
Wor Bro Jack Harold Buchalter,
Wor Bro Benzion Wolk
Wor Bro Sidney Frame
Wor Bro Jacob Wolk
Wor Bro Anthony Horwitz
Wor Bro Alec Bank
Wor Bro Louis Harry Jellin
Wor Bro Morris Vandecar
Wor Bro Joshua Baskir
Wor Bro Brian Armist
Wor Bro Hymie Buchalter