My name is Yehuda Shmuelevitz, and I am the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel, for the years 2020-2021.
I am proud to continue the honorable chain of Grand Masters in the Grand Lodge of the State of Israel.
The Order of Freemasonry is one of the oldest Fraternity Orders, which are still active worldwide today.
The Grand Lodge of the State of Israel was consecrated on 20 October 1953, during a most impressive event, at the YMCA, in Jerusalem.
Several Masonic Lodges, which existed since the 19th century in Palestine, and were recognized by foreign Grand Lodges, were unified under the Jurisdiction of The Grand Lodge of the State of Israel of Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons.
We succeeded in maintaining harmony and fraternity in our Order, and became a haven of tolerance, love, and fraternity, during these last 67 years. We created a reality, which reflects the vision of Freemasonry, as a center of union for men of good will, coming from different backgrounds. Our Grand Lodge supervises more than 50 Lodges working across the country
Our Grand Lodge reflects the makeup of the multi-ethnic population in Israel. We have many members of different religions, (Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Druze, etc.…), ethnic groups, and cultures.
Our Lodges work in nine different languages: Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Romanian, Turkish, Spanish, German and Russian.