Independent Order of Sons of
Founded at New York city in 1892 by Berman Bonner, Osias Dulberger, Mayer
Moscowitz and others, variously of the Masonic fraternity, the Sons of Benjamin
and the Order of Bírith Abraham, as a charitable and benevolent Hebrew
beneficiary society, paying death and sick benefits by means of mutual
assessments. The membership, which was almost exclusively in New York city and
Brooklyn, numbered in 1899 about 18,000 and in 1907 about 2,400, including
almost an equal number of men and women.