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Nate Mack Lodge of B'nai B'rith

Photograph of Mountain Region Convention of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, circa 1977

The Nate Mack Lodge of B’nai B’rith (Lodge 2825) was formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1943. B’nai B’rith International is a Jewish service organization that was founded in 1843. It is committed to protecting human rights, supporting and defending Israel, advocating and caring for seniors, and helping communities. Celebrity chef Nat Hart helped to charter the Nate Mack lodge and served as its president. The lodge was named in honor of Nate Mack, who is considered a founding father of the Southern Nevada Jewish community. During the 1990s, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry served as secretary of the lodge and president of the district until B'nai B'rith International made organizational changes that effectively ended its presence in Las Vegas. In 2000, B’nai B’rith eliminated districts in favor of  regional outposts; despite efforts to resurrect the Las Vegas chapter around 2006, B’nai B’rith is no longer active in Southern Nevada.

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