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Our Lodge Bezalel OLM for January 15:
Restoring Poland’s Jewish Heritage – One Gravestone at a Time

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Steven D. Reece has gone from telling stories as a photojournalist to continuing the story of Poland’s Jewish heritage as the founder and President of The Matzevah Foundation, a nonprofit organization incorporated in Georgia in 2010. He leads Foundation members and volunteers to educate the public about the Holocaust and restore Jewish cemeteries in Poland. Its purpose is to remember and honor the Jewish heritage of Poland, restore what was lost, and reconcile Jews and Gentiles through a common mitzvah, or good deed. 

You can see and hear the latest chapter in the Foundation’s story at the Table Lodge, following our next Lodge Bezalel OLM, January 15, at Congregation Or Hadash, Sandy Springs. HOD brethren are encouraged to gather at 7 p.m. for socializing before our 7:30 Lodge meeting. Non-member guests can arrive at 8:30 for dinner and Mr. Reece’s riveting presentation. There is no charge, but RSVPs are required.

Lodge Bezalel Calendar

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME/NOTES





Jan. 15, 2019

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328

7 p.m. to schmooze

7:30 p.m. for OLM

Table Lodge: Rev. Steve Reece, Matzevah Foundation http://www.matzevah.org/

 

Jan. 28, 2019

Lodge Planning Meeting

Publix at Woodlawn Point
1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA, 30068

 

7:30 p.m.

Seating area near deli

Feb. 2

Theater Outing

Legally Blonde

Anderson Theatre
548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060

 

Curtain at 8 p.m.

Optional Dinner at 6 p.m. at Atlantic Grill & Sushi

Feb. 19

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328

 

7 p.m. to schmooze

7:30 p.m. for OLM

Table Lodge: Julie Zeff
The Breman Museum – History, Programs and Exhibitions

Feb. 25

Lodge Planning Meeting

Publix at Woodlawn Point
1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA, 30068

 

7:30 p.m.

Seating area near deli

March 2

Wine & Cheese Tasting & Social Event

New Bedford Clubhouse
900 Forest Pond Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

8 p.m.

Details TBD

 

March 19

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328

 

7 p.m. to schmooze

7:30 p.m. for OLM

Table Lodge: James Roth (Pittsburgh Jewish Community) and Jerry Kwan (retired Cobb County PD) on synagogue security

March 25

Lodge Planning Meeting

Publix at Woodlawn Point
1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA, 30068

 

7:30 p.m.

Seating area near deli

April 14

Clean Up Your Chametz Charity Poker Tournament

New Bedford Clubhouse
900 Forest Pond Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

6:45 p.m. Doors Open

7 p.m. Cards Fly

Bring all the snacks you need to get rid of before Pesach

April 16

Open Lodge Meeting

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328

7 p.m. to schmooze

7:15 p.m. 2nd Degree Raising

7:30 p.m. for OLM

Table Lodge: Dr. Tim Mullichan, Chief Veterinarian from Georgia Aquarium


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 Initiates 13 Brothers into HOD

Lodge Bezalel made it a merry month of May by initiating 13 brethren into the Hebrew Order of David International at its new home, Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs. [Read More]

Lodge Bezalel Officers Installed During HOD International Biennial Weekend

Worthy Brother Barry Simon’s return as President of Lodge Bezalel, Hebrew Order of David International, was made official when he and his leadership team were installed during HOD’s International Biennial Weekend in Atlanta. More than 200 Worthy Brethren and Brethren from around the world attended. [Read More]

Raise-Worthy:
Craig Varon, David Weinberger, Henry Levine Raised to Worthy Brother Status

Henry Levine, Lodge Bezalel Immediate Past President (second from left); Craig Varon, Secretary (third from left); and David Weinberger, Trustee (second from right) were raised to Worthy Brother Status during The Hebrew Order of David International weekend. They join Stan Sonnabend (left) Barry Simon (center) and Ian Platt (right) as Worthy Brethren in Lodge Bezalel. Worthy Brother Adam Waxman was not present for this picture. [Read More]

  

New Leadership Teams Step Up Throughout HOD

The Hebrew Order of David International installed all of its new leadership teams during the International Weekend in Atlanta last March, from Grand Lodge to Governing Lodge of North America to all Lodges in North America.

Worthy Brethren and Brethren in Atlanta welcomed the initiation of Wor Bro Alan Rubenstein as President, Grand Lodge, marking the first time a North American holds the Order’s highest position.

Wor Bro Mario Oves was installed as President, Governing Lodge of North America, marking the first time that post is held by a brother of Latin American descent. [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.

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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

New Brethren

Lodge Bezalel Welcomes the Following New Brethren to HOD
Bruce Goldstein
Howard Levine
Kevin Mendelsohn
Jeff Prince
Jed Rosenfeld
Gene Rubel




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