What is Freemasonry?




Who are Freemasons?

The Free & Accepted Masons are a fraternal organization, rich in history, of men working towards "making good men better". We are involved in the betterment of one's self and the giving to charity. We live our lives "upon the square".

Masons come from all walks of life. We are teachers, business people, doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, police, firemen, EMT's, barbers and deli-men. Our common purpose is "making good men better".


Where can I find Freemasonry?

Masonry is everywhere - You may have seen the signs of Masonry in your community, at the movies, historic buildings, or maybe know some Masons in history.

There are over 130 lodges in the State of New Jersey. You may recognize one of their buildings in your community or road signs as you drive. Just look for the Masonic symbol.


What does it take to be Mason?

There are several prerequisites to be a Mason:
- You must be a man of at least 18 years of age.
- You must be of good moral character and have 3 people willing to vouch for your character.
- You must believe in a Supreme Being.


How do I become a Mason?

The Masons have a saying, "To Be 1, Ask 1". This is still true today. If you would like information on becoming a member of "The Greatest Fraternity in the World":

1. For information on joining Jerusalem Lodge #26 in Plainfield, NJ, send email to the lodge secretary at:

jerusalemlodge26@gmail.com

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2.
for other lodges in NJ, go to the Grand Lodge of NJ web site, and search for a local lodge on the Lodges web page.

or

3. Contact the Grand Lodge via email at:
njglinfo@njmasonic.org .

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4. Call the New Jersey Grand Lodge at (609) 239-3950.