Lodge Shalom

Consecrated 8 June 1956

Lodge Shalom was previously known as the Welkom Lodge. Wor Bro Eric Cheerin gathered the the young pioneers of Welkom and the twenty-third Lodge of the Order was Consecrated in June 1956. The Lodge received support from the J L Landau Lodge in Kroonstad.


Welkom is the second-largest city in the Free State province of South Africa, located about 140 kilometres (90 miles) northeast of Bloemfontein, the provincial capital.

Welkom is also known as Circle City, City Within A Garden, The city's indigenous name, Matjhabeng means 'where nations meet', derived from the migrant labour system, where people of various countries such as Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique etc. met to work in the mines of the gold fields. Read more .....

Jews in Welkom

In 1849 the first Jews arrived, Morris and Esther Kessel and family. Read more .....

Naming of the Lodge

Shalom (Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם shalom) is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.

Wor Bro Norman Chavkin
Tel:+27 (011) 640 3017
Email:[email protected]
Postal Address:

P O Box 46063 Orange Grove Johannesburg 2119




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