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The View from Israel: Election Observations from Brother Rabbi Mario

How are Israelis viewing our US elections? How are they viewing US-Israeli relations in light of our results? What are they looking forward to in their political future?

Find out from Brother Rabbi Mario Karpuj in a special ZTL (Zoom Table Lodge) meeting of Lodge Bezalel Sunday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. Atlanta time on Zoom. Since making Aliyah this summer, Rabbi Mario, co-founding rabbi of Congregation Or Hadash and Rabbi Emerita with his wife, Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz, has continued sharing his observations on Israel’s goings-on. He heads lively discussions with his bi-monthly What’s Hot What’s Not in Israel sessions for COH members over Zoom. Now, you’ll be able to get his unvarnished views of the fluid geopolitical relationships that hold our attention and our hearts.

Register on our Event Page to join the conversation.


Staying Together - The Brotherhood of Lodge Bezalel

As we all hunker down, our continued well being depends being able to stay in touch with each other to get help, provide help and maintain the social contacts that are so important to us as human beings. You can contact your Lodge Bezalel brothers directly through our online membership directory. Here are the steps:

  1. Log in with your username and password
  2. On the Home Page screen, hover over Membership at the far right of the green  bar at the top of screen
  3. When the green background turns to orange, click on Membership - Do Not Scroll through the drop down menu
  4. You should see links to each Lodge brother's contact info.

Once you have access to the listings, you can scroll through all the names or go directly to a brother's info through the search function. You'll find phone numbers and email address. You can also click the big blue Message button, and that will generate an email with your email address included for a reply.

Your username for logging in is the email address you supplied to Lodge Bezalel when you joined. If you are not sure which email address we have for you, contact Stan Schnitzer (stan@theschnitz.com) for a lookup.

If you do not have a password or can't find it, just click Forgot My Password. You'll receive a password, which you can then change.

Notice from Governing Lodge NA

All meetings of the Hebrew Order of David International have been suspended by Governing Lodge NA until further notice. Those of us at Lodge Bezalel hope you'll take advantage of technology to check in on each other and maintain the social contacts that are vital to us all.

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: Ron Scheinzeit

Read Our Meeting Minutes

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

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

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

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