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Lodge Bezalel News

May 17 OLM - Informal and Informative

Join us for something different at our May 17 OLM at Congregation Or Hadash, 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs.

Festivities start at 7 p.m. with snacks and schmoozing, followed by dinner with a meet & greet and a presentation by Bro. Paul Flexner on volunteer opportunities available for working with voter registration and election monitoring. This will be strictly nonpartisan and a chance for you to decide on your own commitment. Click here to learn more.

We're also using this meeting as a way to introduce vetted candidates for membership to our lodge brethren. They can find out what we're all about and who we are.

Registration is extremely important.We want to make sure nobody goes hungry - especially our guests.

REGISTER NOW!

Lodge Bezalel Calendar May 6, 2022

Date

Event

Location

Time and Details

Tue. May 17

Monthly OLM Informal Gathering

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs

7 p.m. for Snacks & Schmooze - followed by dinner with "Getting to Know You" and "Election Volunteering Opportunities" Presented by Bro Paul Flexner

Thu. May 19

Lag B’Omer

 

 

Sun-Mon June 5-6

Shavuout

 

 

Tue. June 7

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Tue. June 21

Monthly OLM

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs

7 p.m. Snacks & Schmooze
7:30 p.m. OLM
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge – Speaker TBA

Sun. June 26

Family Fun Event
Pinball & Dinner

TBA

TBA

Mon. July 11

Braves-Mets Baseball Game

Truist Park

7:20 p.m. for first pitch
Tickets are $29 apiece plus fees – could drop to $19 plus fees if more than 20 buy tickets.

Contact Gary Fish ASAP if interested by email bigfish600@gmail.com or phone/text 770-846-2222

Tue. July 12

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Tue. July 19

Poker Night

TBA

TBA – Will be open to all who want to play
Contact Bro Michael Kedme
mkedme@gmail.com

Mon. Aug. 1

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Tue. Aug. 16

Monthly OLM – Possible New Member Initiation

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs

7 p.m. Snacks & Schmooze
7:30 p.m. OLM/Initiation
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge/Dinner

Sat. Aug. 20

 

Sun. Aug. 21

Lodge Bezalel Bar Mitzvah Weekend

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs

 

Lodge Family Picnic – Details TBA

Shabbat Services at Congregation Or Hadash

9:15 a.m. with Kiddush to follow – Anyone interested in participating should contact Wor Bro Stan Schnitzer

Picnic Details TBA

Tue. Sept. 6

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Fri-Sun
Sept 9--11

R Ranch Weekend Retreat

R Ranch, Dahlonega

Details TBA

Week of Sept. 12

Monthly OLM

TBA

Looking to combine with another Atlanta Lodge

Mon-Tue
Sept. 26-27

Rosh Hashanah

 

 

Mon. Oct. 3

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Wed. Oct. 5

Yom Kippur

 

 

Mon-Tue Oct. 10-11

Sukkot

 

 

Mon-Tue Oct. 17/18

Sukkot/Simchat Torah

 

 

Sun. Oct. 23

Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival

Brook Run Park, Dunwoody

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tue. Oct. 25

Monthly OLM

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs

7 p.m. Snacks & Schmooze
7:30 p.m. OLM
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge – Speaker TBA

Mon. Nov. 7

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Sun. Nov. 13

Bar Mitzvah Dinner-Dance Gala

TBA

TBA

Tue. Nov. 15

Monthly OLM

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs

7 p.m. Snacks & Schmooze
7:30 p.m. OLM
8:30 p.m. Table Lodge – Speaker TBA

Mon. Dec. 5

Monthly Planning Meeting

Zoom

7 p.m. – Zoom link to be emailed

Sun. Dec. 18

Hanukkah

 

Holiday begins at sundown

 

Read Our Meeting Minutes

Click to read the minutes from our last OLM and mintues from all 2022,2021, 2020 and 2019 OLMs.

Community Turns Out for First Atlanta Gravestone Project Unveiling

Dozens of HOD brethren and members of the Jewish community turned out at Greenwood Cemetery on a cold, blustery morning, March 13, for the first unveiling ceremony of the Atlanta Gravestone Project. It was the culmination of cooperative venture between HOD’s Atlanta Lodges and Jewish Family & Career Services, Atlanta, bringing together two programs.

Read the full story and see our slideshow. Click here for more.

Lodge Bezalel's Pirates of the Cow-Rib-Bean
Takes 3rd in Chicken at AKBF Competition

A drumstick saved the Pirates of the Cow-Rib-Bean from walking the plank at the 2021 Atlanta Kosher Barbecue Festival.

The team, which features brothers from Lodge Bezalel and members of the Congregation Or Hadash Men's Club took third place in the chicken competition. Lodge Bezalel Pirates included Wor Bro Gary Fish, newly initiated Bro Marc Gault and prospective member Jason Goldman. Aaron Diamant represented the COH Men's Club, and Bro Paul Flexner and Wor Bro Stan Schnitzer represented both organizations.

Team members met on Thursday night before the competition to prep their award-winning chicken as well as their brisket and ribs. They reconvened after Shabbat to spend the night tending to their grills and preparing their chili for the fourth category in the competition. Bros Ron Scheinzeit and Wayne Joss pitched in during the festival to help prepare tastings for the estimated 5,000 attendees.

Before the festival's opening, some 150 children and adults took part in the first HOD/Maccabi Fun Run, a joint international effort of the Hebrew Order of David and Maccabi International. Among the runners were Rabbi Lauren Henderson of Congregation Or Hadash, which provides meeting space for Lodge Bezalel, and members of both COH and Lodge Bezalel and their families.

Click here for more results.

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.

Committees

  • 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).

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: Wayne Joss

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.

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New Brethren

Lodge Bezalel Welcomes the Following New Brethren to HOD

Burton Brody
Michael Epstein
Ezra Flom
Marc Gault
Mark Gaynor
Bob Gordon
Matt Green
Gary Lotner
Arnold Meyer
Bruce Rosenblum

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