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Enhance Your SQ Lodge Bezalel OLM – Tuesday, July 21
Zoom Opens at 7 p.m. – Program Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Storytelling, you can easily argue, made our civilization. Since Homo Sapiens began to dominate our planet 30,000 years ago, the ability to tell the best stories was the key to leadership. It’s still true today. You can raise your Story Intelligence – your SQ – when Richard Stone, CEO of Story Work International, shows us the many ways we can harness the seven powers of story in our work and personal life to be more effective and find greater personal fulfillment.

He’s our featured speaker for our July 21 OLM, which is open to all Lodge Bezalel brothers and their guests as well as to the entire HOD community worldwide.

Just click our Zoom link to join in.

“Doors open” at 7 p.m. ET with our program scheduled to begin at 7:30. We ask that you identify yourself by your name and lodge to make it easier for us to admit you from the waiting room. Learn More...

Virtual Scotch Tasting with Lodge Carmel

Find out what to imbibe. Join the Lodge Carmel OLM this Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. You can join in with this information:

Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8334220098?pwd=cUFtT0xKQk9Vb3ZpNDBmOG14cXhsUT09

Meeting ID: 833 422 0098

Password: 5g2MT2

The tasting will be led by John McElwee is an independent tour guide based in Scotland who specializes in Scotch Whisky Distillary tours. John leads several tours organized by our HOD lodge member Preston Epstein who prepares vacation packages for trips to Scotland. He will cover how Scotch Whisky is made, the differences between Scotch in different regions of Scotland, and several types of high quality single malt Scotch that you can purchase here in the U.S. The tastings will include 1) Balvenie 14 year Caribbean Cask whisky, 2) Glen Grant 12 year old Scotch, and 3) GlenDronach 12 year old Scotch.

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

R Ranch Retreat – Postponed
Likely to be Rescheduled for This Fall

With the need to practice social distancing during our current national coronavirus public health crisis, we are postponing the R Ranch Retreat for Bezalel bros and friends. It's always been a fun time, and we want to continue our Lodge tradition when we're all hale and hearty.

The crisis has also forced the postponement of Dahlongega's Bear in the Square music festival until October. When we see the actual date and check it against the Jewish holidays and the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival, we'll reschedule our retreat.


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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