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Anne Frank in Sandy Springs 

Anne Frank spent 761 days hiding in the secret annex of a house in Amsterdam during the Holocaust. The Anne Frank Exhibit in Sandy Springs has been packed away for maybe as long as the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust seeks to find a new home for it in Sandy Springs.

Where has the exhibit been, and where might it go? The Table Lodge speakers for our Feb. 21 OLM may have some clues. Join us to get the latest update on plans for the Anne Frank Exhibit from Sally Levine, Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and Gary Alexander, Vice Chairman of the Commission.

The Feb. 21 OLM will be at Congregation Or Hadash, 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs. HOD brethren only should arrive at 7 p.m. for snacks and schmoozing before our 7:30 OLM. Non-HOD guests can arrive between 8:15 and 8:30 for dinner and the presentation. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to ensure we have enough food. Dress code is business casual.

Saluting Our Newest Worthy Brothers


The Worthy Brothers of Lodge Bezalel welcomed three new members to their ranks during the Third Degree Raising Ceremony that preceded the installation ceremonies for the Atlanta Lodges in November.They are: Mitch Frank (third from right, back row), Steve Tabb (back right), and Wayne Greenberg (front right). Their elevation was celebrated by the lodge's Worthy Brothers who attended the ceremony.

Next Atlanta HOD Gravestone Project Set for Jan. 29

The next gravestone laying for the HOD Gravestone Project will be Sunday, January 29, at 1 p.m.in the Workers Circle section of Greenwood Cemetery.

The address is 1173 Cascade Circle SW, Atlanta, GA 30311.

We will be laying gravestones on seven graves, the most we've ever at one time for:
Maxine Zandman
Larry Cohn
Albert Alvo
Sara Burger
Michael Kaplan
Robert P. Mine
Carolyn M. Miner 

The service will be performed by Rabbi Josh Heller of Congregation B’nai Torah and Rabbi Judith Beiner of J.F. & C.S.

To ensure that we have enough Brethren present to form a Minyan, can you please email W/B Les Kraitzick at lkraitzick@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Wine and Cheese Tasting and Judgement Night

So, you think you know wine? Here’s your chance to see if you’re an expert or a snob – and your chance to cart off your own wine cellar.

Join us for a Night of Judgement at a Wine and Cheese tasting with a twist, Saturday, March 11, at the New Bedford Clubhouse, 900 Forest Pond Drive, Marietta, GA 30068, hosted by Wor Bros Craig Varon and Stan Schnitzer for Brothers and their spouses, partners and friends. 

It’s a competition, so:
·          Show up with your wine at 7 p.m. This gives us time to prepare your bottles for the competition – including giving your red wines time to breath.
·         Tasting starts more or less at 7:30 p.m.– but no earlier!

REGISTER NOW for this fun evening – and let us know if you plan to bring a red or white wine.

For additional information AND to let us know if you're bringing a red or a white, contact
Wor Bro Craig Varon (craigvaron@gmail.com)
Wor Bro Stan Schnitzer (stan@theschnitz.com)

Back to Live Planning Meetings!

We are back to in-person planning meetings. And we're back to our old stomping grounds – Publix at Woodlawn Point Shopping Center, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of the month - see the calendar. We are ending the Zoom option.

Lodge Bezalel Calendar
Jan. 13, 2023

Date

Event

Location

Time and Details

Jan. 29

Atlanta Gravestone Project

Greenwood Cemetery
1173 Cascade Circle SW, Atlanta

1 p.m. at Workers Circle Arch

Feb. 6

Planning Meeting

Publix at Woodlawn Point Shopping Center
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

7 p.m.

Feb. 21

OLM/Table Lodge

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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

March 11

Wine Tasting Day of Judgment

New Bedford Clubhouse
900 Forest Pond Drive, Marietta, GA 30068

Evening Event for HOD couples and friends

Red Wines opened to breath at 7 p.m.
Wine Tasting begins at 7:30 p.m.

March 12

Hunger Walk

The Home Depot Backyard
Mercedes Benz Stadium

Walk 12 to 4 p.m.
Click Here to donate to HOD team

March 13

Planning Meeting

Publix at Woodlawn Point Shopping Center
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

7 p.m.

March 21

OLM/Table Lodge

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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

April 3

Planning Meeting

 

Followed by
NCAA Basketball Final Watch Party

Publix at Woodlawn Point Shopping Center
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

 Suburban Tap
1318 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

7 p.m.

 

Gather immediately after the Planning Meeting

April 4-13

Passover

 

Holiday begins at sundown April 4

April 14-16

R Ranch Retreat

65 R Ranch Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Coincides with Bear in the Square weekend.
Details TBA

April 18

OLM/Table Lodge
Yom Hashoah

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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

April 25

Yom Hazicharon
Israel Remembrance Day

 

 

April 26

Israel Independence Day

 

 

May 1

Planning Meeting

Publix at Woodlawn Point Shopping Center
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta

7 p.m.

May 16

OLM/Table Lodge

Congregation Or Hadash
7460 Trowbridge Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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

 

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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.

Upcoming events

New Brethren

Lodge Bezalel Welcomes the Following New Brethren to HOD

Brad Epstein
Michael Hessing
Steve Kedme
Michael Ruskin
Norman Taffet
Julian Yudelson

Speaker/topic at next TL

 
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