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Lodge Bezalel News

DEFENSE: Tales from the Courtroom Table
Our Next OLM - Dec. 17

Go inside criminal defense with our Table Lodge Speaker, criminal defense and DUI attorney Scott Childress. Brought to us by Wor Bro Henry Levine, he has stories to tell and maybe a tip or two to keep you out of trouble during the holiday season.

HOD Brethren welcome for schmoozing and OLM. Table Lodge guests welcome - arrive at 8:30 p.m.Dress Code: Business Casual

Schmooze 7 p.m.
OLM 7:30 p.m.

Congregation Or Hadash, 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Catered by our Dynamic Duo
Yosi Schwartz
Mitch Frank

Reserve Your Plate

Join the Fun – Volunteer with Lodge Bezalel and HOD at Friendship Circle Atlanta's Hanukkah Party - Dec. 22

Atlanta’s HOD lodges will partner with Friendship Circle Atlanta to sponsor and stage their annual Hanukkah Party for Special Needs (SN) kids and adults, Sunday, Dec. 22nd from 2 to 4pm, at The Home Depot 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

HOD is looking for 20 volunteers to help with an expected 150 guests. We are looking for some volunteers to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to assist FC and help set up the arts & crafts booths. Others can arrive around 1:30 p.m. to help complete the set-up activity. Other volunteers can arrive during the party.

FC caters to Jews of all ages and abilities to create an inclusive and accepting Jewish community. The Hanukkah party is open to the Jewish community, and HOD brothers and their families are invited to help with activities such as making Menorahs from scratch at a woodworking station, making candles and decorating donuts.

The event will conclude with a grand Menorah lighting. Read more about this amazing event and contact Alan Wind to volunteer.

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: Ron Scheinzeit

Read Our Meeting Minutes

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

Say 'Hi' to Our New Brethren

As we approach Hanukkah, Lodge Bezalel welcomed eight bright lights into our lodge as part of a multi-lodge event at Lodge Magen David. Our new initiates are:

  • Andrew Adler
  • Chuck Bernstein
  • Harvey Brightman
  • Jason BurkI
  • Evan Busman
  • Andy Gan
  • Yuval Mano
  • Matt Simpson
It goes without saying that they'll all be heartily greeted at our Open Lodge Meetings and warmly invited to participate on committees and special programs.

Service Projects Update

Lodge Bezalel has a number of holiday-related and on-going service projects running from now and into next year with new ones being added as our brethren expand our involvement.

Holiday Projects

  • Friendship Circle Atlanta Hanukkah Party, Sunday, Dec. 22, The Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwood Road, Sandy Springs   Atlanta’s HOD lodges will partner with Friendship Circle Atlanta to sponsor and stage their annual Hanukkah Party for Special Needs (SN) kids and adults. We need at 20 volunteers. Family and friends of all ages can help. Click Here for More Information.
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day We can use help with two projects:
    Central Night Shelter Serve dinner to guests and staff the shelter overnight, allowing other volunteers and regulars to spend Christmas Eve with their families. The shelter is at 201 Washington St. SW in Atlanta in the Central Presbyterian Church and the adjacent Church of the Little Shrine.  Contact Stan Schnitzer for more info.
    Pinch Hitters Volunteers serve in various locations on Christmas Day to help with a variety projects. Contact Harry Lutz for more info.
On-going Projects
  • Zaban Pardies Center Serve dinner and dine with guests at Atlanta's couples' shelter that helps homeless couples transition to independent living. We are arranging to serve dinner on three occasions during January, February and March. The center is located at The Temple. Watch for specific dates. Contact Alan Wind for more info.
  • Voter Registration  We work with a variety of places, from high schools to senior living facilities to help register new voters and assist voters with updating their addresses and other information to remain on the voter roles. Read about our Voter Registration Project. Contact Paul Flexner for more info.

Lodge Bezalel Calendar
Nov. 26, 2019

 

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME/NOTES

Dec. 17

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328

Schmooze 7 p.m.
OLM 7:30 p.m.

DEFENSE
Table Lodge Speaker:  Scott Childress, criminal defense and DUI attorney with Tales from the Courtroom Table

Catered by our Dynamic Duo
Yosi Schwartz
Mitch Frank
Reserve Your Plate

 

Dec. 22

Friendship Circle Hanukkah Party Community Service Event
For Special Needs Kids

The Home Depot

6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd,

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

(Perimeter-Next to Costco)

 

Party runs from  2 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers for setup starting at 12:30 p.m.

Sign up based on your availability.

Click for More Info

Sign Up with Alan Wind to Help

Dec. 24 & 25

Community Service for Christmas

Two Programs to Serve:

Central Night Shelter
201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta

Pinch Hitter – Various Locations

Dec. 24
Serve Dinner and Staff Overnight
From 6 p.m.  to 6:30 a.m.
Contact
Stan Schnitzer

Dec. 25
Pinch Hitter Program
Contact Harry Lutz

 

Jan. 6, 2020

Planning Meeting

Woodlawn Publix

1100 Johnson Ferry Rd

Marietta, GA 30062

 

7:30 p.m.

Gather in seating area next to the deli

 

Jan. 21, 2020

O.L.M

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328

 

Schmooze 7 p.m.
OLM 7:30 p.m.

Table Lodge Speaker:TBA

Catered by our Dynamic Duo
Yosi Schwartz
Mitch Frank

 

Jan. 25, 2020

Celebrate Your Youth

60s, 70s, 80s Party
Couples Event

 

East Hampton Clubhouse
2055 Kinsmon Drive
Marietta, GA 30062

Starts 7 p.m.
DJ and Food
 Details Coming Shortly

 

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.

DONATE NOW

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.

Upcoming events

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New Brethren

Lodge Bezalel Welcomes the Following New Brethren to HOD

Andrew Adler
Chuck Bernstein
Harvey Brightman
Jason Burk
Evan Busman
Andy Gan
Yuval Mano
Matt Simpson

Speaker/topic at next TL

 
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