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Not just a man.

A Mason.

Adonai Lodge #718. F&AM.

Highland, NY

A Worldwide Fraternity of Upstanding Men

Freemasonry based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. It's the confidence of having millions of trustworthy brothers who have taken a sacred oath that they have your back. It’s a profound new sense of purpose and community. It’s a path of self-discovery and shared beliefs that make good men better sons, husbands, and fathers. And it’s walking upright and proud in the same tradition as the giants that came before us. In short, it’s a way of life.

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We believe men are first made Masons in their hearts, then they ask to join our Fraternity. Freemasonry will take these men — already good men in our community — and help make them better men.


Each man brings something different into the Fraternity — as different as the types of men who become Masons. However, each shares a core of common beliefs & dreams; each brother believes that, even in a small way, by every one of his actions he helps make his world, his community & himself better.


Freemasonry accepts no one for membership unless he comes of his own free will & accord, having already obtained a favorable impression of our Fraternity.

Famous Masons

 “The grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.”- George Washington. 


The true secrets of Freemasonry are not in the rituals performed as part of our meetings and Degrees. They are in fact in the stories and life experience shared between members. Famous members include patriots George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Franklin D. Roosevelt; composers Mozart, Beethoven, John Phillip Sousa; athletes Arnold Palmer, John Elway, Scottie Pippin, Cy Young; explorers Davey Crockett, Lewis and Clark, Charles Lindbergh; entertainers the Ringling Brothers, John Wayne, Harry Houdini, Richard Pryor.

Why Join

There are many personal benefits to becoming a Mason, and the rewards can be different for each person. But all Masons share a common goal: making good men better. Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favorably considered for membership.

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