History of HOD

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The Hebrew Order of David International is a forum for an ever growing number of Jewish adult males, operating as a cohesive fraternal unit supporting its members, and serving the community, applying Jewish ideals and values while providing its members the opportunity for personal development.

Origins

The Hebrew Order of David International is the successor organization to a Jewish brotherhood named the Hebrew Order of Druids which was originally established in England in 1896 as a friendly society for the benefits of its members.

In 1904, a branch of the order was formed in South Africa and in 1916, the name of the order was changed to the Hebrew Order of David.

The Order has flourished in South Africa for over 100 years. As emigration from South Africa commenced in the 1960’s, a number of other lodges were formed around the world. Today lodges operate in South Africa, Israel, England, Canada and the U.S.A.