The United Hebrew Benevolent Society of Helena, Montana
The UHBS was founded in 1866.
Preamble of Constitution & By-Laws
Deeply impressed with the conviction that ours is pre-eminently a religion of charity and benevolence, and in order to promote and disseminate these cardinal principles, and in the absence of a congregational organization to act unitedly and harmoniously in all matters connected with religious worship and ceremonials, and in all other matters concerning or tending to advance our moral and religious welfare; We hereby constitute and organize ourselves an association to be known as the ” United Hebrew Benevolent Association,” of Helena, Montana, and for our government adopt the following Constitution and By-Laws, pledging ourselves to a cheerful obedience of and compliance with all regulations that may be adopted from time to time by this organization on the subjects set forth in this Preamble.
Its first President was Moses Morris.
The other Charter Members were:
B. Alexander * William J. Auerbach * Adolph Birkenfeld * I. Bohm
A. E. Davis * Jacob Feldberg * Fernando Gans * Herman Gans
Morris Goldberg * Isaac Greenhood * Jack Herman * Henry Klein
Max Koleaker * Sam Levine * Bernard Loeb * Jacob Loeb
Emil Lowenberg * Isaac C. Marks * Leopold Marks * Benjamin Pizer
Sol Poznanski * Abram Sands * Morris Sands * Samuel Schwab
Julius Silverman * Morris Silverman * Ed Zimmerman
- Coleman, Julie L. Golden Opportunities: A Biographical History of Montana’s Jewish Communities. Helena, Montana: SkyHouse Publishers, 1994.
- Moses Morris papers, 1894-1932. Montana Historical Society Research Center – Archives and Photographs Archives. http://220.127.116.11/archivegrid/collection/data/420247227
- Birth/Death Date information from findagrave.com
- Montana Women’s History. http://montanawomenshistory.org/using-quilts-as-a-window-into-montana-womens-history/#more-2082
Samantha Silver is our Curator for this Samuel Cohen Exhibit.
We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.