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Run for Fun…Eat Some Brisket

Maccabi/HOD Fun Run at The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Brook Run Park, Dunwoody

Make It a Day of Fun and Food

Start with the Fun Run presented by Maccabi USA Future Leadership Forum and the Atlanta Lodges of the Hebrew Order of David.

Stay for the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.

  •  Tastings ($1 each) and competition judging begin at 11 a.m.
  • Brisket
  • Ribs
  • Chicken
  • Chili
Family fun continues until 3 p.m.
Buy food, enjoy kids' activities, listen to music, visit vendors, bid at the silent auction

Enjoy the day in spacious Brook Run Park, Dunwoody.

  • Fun Runs at 10 and 10:30 a.m.
  • BBQ Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn More!

Lodge Bezalel Welcomes 11 New Brethren

Before a Multi-Lodge gathering of more than 80 brethren at Congregation Or Hadash, Lodge Bezalel brought 11 new members at the first initiation ceremony in Atlanta since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic 17 months ago. Lodge Magen David initiated six new brethren, and Lodge Sjhimshon initiated five.

Also attending were members of Grand Lodge, Governing Lodge and Lodge Carmel.

Lodge Bezalel's new brethren are:
Burton Brody
Michael Epstein
Ezra Flom
Marc Gault
Mark Gaynor
Bob Gordon
Matt Green
Gary Lotner
Arnold Meyer
Bruce Rosenblum

Lodge Bezalel Calendar
Sept. 20, 2021






Tue. Sept. 21




Tue. & Wed.
Sept. 28 & 29

Shmini Atzeret
Simchat Torah



Thurs. Sept. 30

Braves-Phillies baseball game

Truist Park

7:20 p.m.
Ticket Price: $38
Contact Bro Matt Simpson

Event Fully Subscribed. Check for Cancellations!

Sun. Oct. 17

Atlanta Kosher Barbeque Festival
HOD/Maccabi FLF Fun Run

Brook Run Park


AKBF from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
https://theatlantakosherbbq.com/ or contact Jody Pollack
for volunteer opportunities

Sign Up HERE to Run and Eat Brisket

Tue. Oct. 19

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

7 p.m. for Snacks and Schmooze
7:30 p.m. Open Lodge Meeting
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge Dinner
Guest Speaker:
Jon Low
Banking Cybersecurity Expert
Georgia Tech

Sat. Nov. 13

Social Event with Spouses, Partners and Friends

New Bedford Clubhouse

The Wine Tasting Returns
Bring Two Bottles of Same Wine; Bring the Winner and Take Home an Instant Wine Cellar

Details to follow

Tue. Nov. 16

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

7 p.m. for Snacks and Schmooze
7:30 p.m. Open Lodge Meeting
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge Dinner
Guest Speaker:

Sat. Dec. 4

Hanukkah Party



The Cat Association: Saving Lives in Israel and Around the World Lodge Bezalel was honored recently to present Jason Blankfield – live from Israel on Zoom – to talk about how special forces, such as his Unit 669, the elite Airborne Search & Rescue Unit of the IDF, are saving lives when Israel comes under attack. He invited our Lodge Bezalel brethren and brethren in lodges throughout the world of HOD to support the extra efforts his fellow members of the Cat Association are taking to help Israeli citizens and former active members of his unit. Learn more about Unit 669 and how you can help. Click here.

Read Our Meeting Minutes

Click to read the minutes from our last OLM and mintues from all 2021, 2020 and 2019 OLMs.

We're Back !!!

We had our first OLM in 14 months on May 20. What more is there to say?

New Lodge Bezalel Officers Installed

Worthy Brother Gary Fish and Brother Ryan Simmons were installed as President and Vice President, respectively, along with a new officer team during a special Zoom ceremony  March 21.

Our new Lodge Bezalel Officers are:

  • President - Worthy Brother Gary Fish
  • Vice President - Brother Ryan Simmons 
  • Treasurer - Brother Steve Tabb
  • Secretary - Worthy Brother Craig Varon
  • Master of Ceremonies - Brother Wayne Greenberg
  • Scribe and IPP - Worthy Brother Stan Schnitzer
  • Registrar - Brother Harry Korchia
  • Preceptor - Brother Bruce Mellman
  • Chaplain - Brother Harvey Brightman
  • Inner Guardian - Brother Evan Busman
  • Marshals - Brothers Yuval Mano, Wayne Joss, Mike Kedme, David Weingast, Ron Scheinzeit
  • Trustees - Worthy Brothers Stan Sonnabend, Iosi Schwartz
Brother Steve Tabb is also designated as Associate VP, and Brother Wayne Greenberg is also designated as Associate Secretary. Lodge Bezalel instituted an “Associate” program to foster smoother transitions through continuity for key positions.


  • New Member - Brothers David Weingast and Doug Friedman
  • Fund Raising - Worthy Brother Henry Levine and Brother Doug Friedman
  • Under 50 Committee - Brothers Yuval Mano, Wayne Joss, Mike Kedme
  • Cooking Committee – Worthy Brother Iosi Schwartz and Brother Mitch Frank
Immediate Past President and Scribe Stan Schnitzer was raised to Third Degree (Worthy Brother).

Pat Yourselves on the Back

Lodge Bezalel was awarded for the Highest Percentage of Growth for 2018-2020 Grand Lodge term. The award was given during the Biennial Grand Lodge Conference in Johannesburg, March 6-8. The award is the harvest of the seeds we planted and cultivated over the past 18 months, led by our Membership Chairs, Bros Steve Tabb and David Weingast, who provided the direction and organization. Read More

Get Involved with Lodge Bezalel

Join one of our committees and make your mark on Lodge Bezalel. Our committees and chair contacts:

Social: David Weinberger and Paul Flexner
Community Service: Alan Wind
Membership: David Weingast
Table Lodge: Wayne Joss

Atlanta’s ‘Super Mario Brothers’ at Zichron Menachem

Worthy Brother Mario Oves, President of HOD’s North America Governing Lodge, and newly-initiated Brother Mario Karpuj, Lodge Bezalel, were in Jerusalem to present a check for $22,000 at the Zichron Menachem campus in Jerusalem.

The money will fund the construction of a hair salon dedicated to helping children with cancer. The salon will provide custom made wigs, along with payot for the religious boys. In the last year alone, they created over 500 custom-made wigs for children and young adults. They style and color the wigs, to create a look as close as possible to their existing hair style. [Read More]

Lodge Bezalel and HOD in the community

Lodge Bezalel of The Hebrew Order of David International (HOD), a Jewish fraternal organization, recently presented a check to support the K-9 Unit of the Cobb County Police Department. The money was raised through Lodge Bezalel’s participation in the annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, held in the fall at Brook Run Park, Dunwoody. [Read More]

We need your help

Click here to donate to HOD Lodge Bezalel to support our efforts in the Jewish community. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.


Zichron Menachem Project

Hebrew Order of David is partnering with Zichron Menachem to fund the construction of a Hair Salon at the Zichron Menachem campus in Jerusalem.

HOD Lodges from around the world are supporting this needed and valuable project.

Your donation is strongly encouraged.  An anonymous donor will match 100% of your donation, so please give all you can. [Read More] about this wonderful project.

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New Brethren

Lodge Bezalel Welcomes the Following New Brethren to HOD

Burton Brody
Michael Epstein
Ezra Flom
Marc Gault
Mark Gaynor
Bob Gordon
Matt Green
Gary Lotner
Arnold Meyer
Bruce Rosenblum

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