Hannah Grand Chapter




Greetings from Hannah Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star Inc., State of New Jersey, working under the jurisdiction of The Worshipful Ezekiel Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. located in Jersey City. The Order of the Eastern Star is one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world to which both men and women can belong. We represent the first Sisterhood. Our foundation is scriptural, but we are not a religious organization. The virtues which we stand upon are Fidelity, Constancy, Purity, Faith and Love.

Hannah Grand Chapter's vision is to Strengthen our Sisterhood through Service. We are a charitable organization; our mission is to SERVE.


Sis. Rachel Jarido

Worthy Grand Matron

Order of the Eastern Star Guiding Virtues

Our Charity & Community Service

Hannah Grand Chapter Community Activities include: Power of Pink Prayer Breakfast: Breast Cancer Awareness, Thanksgiving Baskets, Clothing Drives, Senior Shoe Gift Boxes, Care Cans, Chari-Tea and Scholarships through the Willie Beachem Elsie Ellison Scholarship Fund.

Hannah Grand Leadership 2020-2021

Sis. Rachel Jarido

Worthy Grand Matron

Hon. Felix Berfet, 33°

Grand Patron

Sis. Michelle Bailey-Brown

Assoc. Grand Matron

Hon. Willie Beachem, 33°

Grand Advisor

History of Hannah Grand Chapter

Sis. Aazon Lighty realized that the work in the community in which the Eastern Stars have always proudly invested, was at its lowest. It was determined that reorganization was needed. With the help and support of a wise group of women: Sis. Elsie Ellison, Past Grand Matron, Sis. Emily Yarbrough, Sis. Ida Rogers, Sis. Emily Hart, Sis. Eleanor Carter, Sis. Brenda Scates, Sis. Milcah Brown, Sis. Lizzie Keaton and Sis. Janie Harris moved to set up a Grand Chapter.  Sis. Aazon Lighty and her sisters, working under Queen Sheba Grand Chapter, Newark, NJ; proceeded to organize and constitute Hannah Grand Chapter.

On January 28, 2006, Hannah Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, State of New Jersey was established, adopted and set forth to work under the jurisdiction of The Most Worshipful Ezekiel Grand Lodge, A. F. & A.M., State of New Jersey, Honorable John Henson, 33°, Grand Master. The (6) Charter Subordinate Chapters were:  Leah Chapter #1, Plainfield, NJ, Coretta King Chapter #2, Morristown, NJ, Lydia Chapter #3, Jersey City, NJ, Morning Star Chapter #4, Newark, NJ, Queen Victoria Chapter #5, Rahway, NJ and Deborah Chapter #6, Piscataway, NJ. Sis. Aazon Lighty, of Coretta King #2, was elected the first Grand Worthy Matron of Hannah Grand Chapter, OES, State of New Jersey. On June 25, 2011, Sis. Andrea Williams was elected to the office of Grand Worthy Matron. Under Sis. Williams leadership, Hannah Grand Chapter became incorporated. On June 23, 2018, Sis. Kisha Frazier was elected as third Grand Worthy Matron, her mission was to Strengthen our Sisterhood through Service. On October 10, 2020, Sis. Rachel Jarido was elected as Grand Worthy Matron.  On June 26, 2021, PGM Williams was re-elected as Grand Worthy Matron. On June 25, 2022, Sis. Rachel Jarido was elected as Grand Worthy Matron.

How Do I Join the Order of Eastern Star?

Becoming an Eastern Star is a decision that should not be taken lightly.


What does it take to be an Eastern Star?

Membership is open to all ladies – regardless of race, creed, or religion.

What is the first step in becoming an Eastern Star?

You may request a petition for membership from an Eastern Star you know. If you do not have a Order of Eastern Star connection, you can email: to request more information.


Interseted in Membership

Hannah Grand Chapter Past Grand Matrons

PGM. Kisha Frazier


PGM. Andrea Williams  

2011-2018 & 2021-2022

PGM. Elsie Ellison

Orient Grand Chapter

PGM. Aazon Lighty  


PGM. Rachel Jarido  

2020-2021 & 2022- Present