Job’s Daughters

Iyob is Greek for Job, and Filiae is the Latin plural for daughters

Job’s Daughters International

“And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job; and their Father gave them inheritance among their brethren.”
Job 42:15

Job’s Daughters is an organization of young women between the ages of 10 and 20 who are related to a Master Mason, and share a common bond.

Throughout the year, they perform service projects to help the community, the less fortunate, and other charities. They actively support the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE) Fund, which purchases hearing assistance devices for hearing impaired children. They teach individual leadership by holding various offices within Job’s Daughters. Various scholarships are offered on a state and a national level.

Organized into local chapters called Bethel. Members of a Bethel elect their own officers, decide their own activities, and plan their own events.

Job’s Daughters exemplifies qualities that today’s young women want and need from organizations that earn their commitment . . . fun, friendship, helping others, and the chance to learn organizational and leadership skills.

Requirements for membership:

  • Be a young woman from 11 to 20 years of age.(For girls, age 10 years; many Bethels have a JD 2 Bee Program.)
  • A belief in God. (Individual religious beliefs are respected.)
  • Be related to a Mason. (Help will be provided to identify a Masonic relative.)
  • Be of good character and reputation. (Nobody is perfect, but members should strive to be the best they can be.)
  • Petition a Bethel for membership. (Parents or guardians must approve of membership).


The purpose of the International Order of Job’s Daughters is to promote friendship among young women. It gives members the foundation on which to build the qualities needed to become contributing partners of society through personal growth.

Job’s Daughters is a service oriented, non-profit organization created to unite young women who share the common bond of a Masonic heritage.


  1. Was a Jobs Daughter says:

    I was a Jobs daughter…found that the whole gang was nothing more than a who is more popular to be queen and predjudices were not hidden. My dad was 32nd degree mason and my mom’s only fault in the eyes of these snotty cows was that she was German. I quit after I was told I would never be more than what I was because of that …Nothing good to say about this gorup.

  2. Wow, that was not my experience at all. Sure there were issues as in any org. but none involving prejudice and in fact I became friends with people I may never have if not for our group. I’m sorry that was your experience. Try not to hold it against the entire organization.

  3. I, too, am sorry for the experience you had with this wonderful organization. As with any organization, there will be always be some negatives, unfortunately. My experience was life-changing! Had it not been for Job’s Daughters, I NEVER would have had any self-esteem or confidence. This organization gave me ambition, determination, and compassion. I still hold the Order near and dear to my heart and would love to be involved as an adult, but there are no bethels within a 100 mile radius of where I live.

  4. when i became a jobie on july 16th 2010 it was really scary but its 2012 i have a great reputation and A great chance of having a scholarship. besides there is something better than that its called FRIENDSHIP.
    I’m in Bethel #19 of gresham,OR

  5. Glauco DePaula says:

    I,m a free Mason, I live in Danbury CT, my daughter wasnts to be a JOB’S DAUGHTER, I need more information where to go, is therer any Bethel near me?

  6. PHQ and MM of Bethel #15 Richmond here. Being a bigger girl, I was never popular or accepted anywhere, until I found this organization. It os not a church but give meaning and understanding and values to some of the traditions of an older era, simple things like respecting elders and peers, giving back to ones community, parlimentary procedure and public speaking. It was such a wonderful way to feel a apart of something bigger and something that reaches deeper that todays shallow views. Every girl was/is an equal and has an equal say in the way the Bethel is run no matter of Age, Race, Creed, Physical Appearance. You progressed based on how hard you worked to prove you were worthy of the responsibility of a higher office. It took me 2 trys to get into the line, and the first time hurt and at the time I was told a similar thing to the other poor woman who had such a negative experience, but in the end it was because I had not been showing my Bethel the respect or dedication that was necissary to lead. It was a wake up call, and I heeded it, and it has been one of the best and enriching experiences of my life. And while yes it is based off of a book in the Old Testament, it is for the fundamentality of being at that time, women were thought of as property and for them to be given equal inheritence and freedoms among there bretheren was huge! And while the order also calls for belief in God, it does not matter which one, there are girls of all faiths in the order and to cultivate an acceptance and appriciation of spiritual diversity; once a term(6months) the girls experience a spiritual service of a diff faith. This is a wonderful order indeed and any girl that joins may turn out all the better as an adult for it.


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