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Lodge Bezalel News

We're Back !!!

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

Lodge Bezalel Calendar
May 24, 2021





Mon. June 7

Planning Committee

Most likely on Zoom

Watch for upcoming notice

Wed. June 16

New Member Coffee

Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

Make sure you nominate candidates now so we can circulate them for HOD vetting by

June 2

Sun. June 27

Skeet Shooting

Place and time to be announced


Thurs. July 15

Second New Member Coffee

Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

Make sure you nominate candidates now so we can circulate them for HOD vetting by

July 1

Tue. July 20

Top Golf

Top Golf in Alpharetta

Details to be announced

Tue. July 27


Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

Details to be announced

Tue. Aug. 10

Initiation Dress Rehearsal - Formal walk through and instruction

Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

Dark suits and ties NOT required for this

Thurs. Aug. 19

New Member Initiation

Congregation Or Hadash Courtyard

Dark suits and ties ARE REQUIRED for this

Sun. Aug. 29

Family Picnic

Red Top Mountain State Park

Contact Wor Bro David Weinberger or Bro Ryan Simmons if you are interested. We have the site reserved as of now.

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




Sun. Oct. 17

Atlanta Kosher Barbeque Festival

Brook Run Park



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).

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.

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

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