New York Freemasonry in Lebanon
The first New York-chartered Lodge was the Syrio-American Lodge # 1, formed in 1924 by returning American-Lebanese immigrants. It was followed by New York Lodge # 2 in the same year. With the exception of one Lodge originally erected in Syria, Ibrahim El Khalil Lodge # 1904, 10 Lodges are currently operating In Lebanon and 2 remain dormant.
Currently there are close to 600 New York Master Masons in Good Standing in Lebanon.
The Grand Lodge of New York chartered The District Grand Lodge of Syria-Lebanon in 1956 with RW Khaled Tabet as its First District Grand Master.
In addition to the Master Mason Lodges, there are 2 Royal Arch Chapters operating in Lebanon both under the Grand Chapter of New York.
Nobles of Lebanon - Shrine Club - Established in 1997
Princes of Lebanon - Scottish Rite Club - Established in 1997
Knights of Lebanon - Knights Templar - Established in 2014