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The Atlanta Jewish Community and Israel: Shining a Bright light in the World
Our Lodge Bezalel OLM July 27

How is the Atlanta Jewish community helping put Israel's best foot forward? Find out how the Atlanta Israel Coalition is spearheading the effort to unite the pro-Israel community in Atlanta and beyond from Cheryl Dorchinsky, its founding executive director and executive director of Americans United with Israel and the site manager for several Jewish based social media groups.

Join us for an OLM and Table Lodge on Tuesday, July 27, at Congregation Or Hadash, 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs.

Festivities start with a schmooze at 7 p.m. Our OLM  (business meeting) is at 7:30 p.m., and Table Lodge - open to guests and prospective members - is at 8:30 p.m.

Dress is business casual.

Register Now!

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.

Lodge Bezalel Calendar
July 2, 2021






Tue. July 20

Top Golf

Top Golf in Alpharetta
10900 Westside Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009

6 to 8 p.m.
Contact WB David Weinberger

for info and reservations

Tue. July 27


Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

7 p.m. Schmooze
7:30 p.m. OLM
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge

Tue. Aug. 10

Initiation Dress Rehearsal - Formal walk through and instruction

Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

7:30 p.m.

Dark suits and ties NOT required for this

Thurs. Aug. 19

New Member Initiation

Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

7 p.m.  for Snacks and Schmooze
Ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
Dark suits and ties ARE REQUIRED
This will be a Multi-Lodge Event

Sun. Aug. 29

Family Picnic

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Road SE
Acworth, GA 30102

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$15/Person    $25/Family
Food and beverages provided
Water activities and games
Watch for registration and payment details

Mon. Aug. 30

Planning Meeting

Most likely on Zoom

Watch for details

Sept. 7 & 8

Rosh Hashanah



Thurs. Sept. 16

Yom Kippur



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.

Tentative Ticket Price: $33

Contact Bro Matt Simpson


Sun. Oct. 17

Atlanta Kosher Barbeque Festival


Maccabi FLF Fun Run

Brook Run Park


AKBF from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit https://theatlantakosherbbq.com/ or contact Jody Pollack


for volunteer opportunities

Fun Run details TBA


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: 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.

Upcoming events

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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