On Saturday, May 22, Hebrew Order of David (HOD) Lodge Shimshon of North Fulton celebrated its seventh anniversary in Johns Creek.
The HOD, which originated in South Africa in 1904, is a Jewish fraternal organization that encourages Jewish men to promote brotherhood and engagement with the community.
Lodge Shimshon was consecrated on September 7, 2014 and has members throughout the Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and North Fulton areas. Lodge Shimshon supports the North Fulton community in many ways, including through its Yellow Candle Project, Matzo Ball Mitzvah program and the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.
The celebration was attended by lodge founding President Jody Pollack and Vice President Brad Hench, current President Scott Scher and Vice President Jeff Budd, as well as by lodge brothers, spouses and dignitaries from its Governing Lodge, which oversees the organization.
Speeches by Pollack and David Joss described the initial founding of the lodge and its impact on the community and its membership. The celebration was catered by Elaine Silver at the RiverRidge Community Clubhouse in Johns Creek.
Scott Scher, president of Lodge Shimshon, said that the HOD organization brings together Jewish men from all walks of life to work together in unity. “The members share a bond of brotherhood and respect for one another that extends far beyond the group. Our goals are to provide support, resources and donations for the greater good of our communities and for the state of Israel.”
“It is an honor to be part of HOD, which has such a long and rich history. I am looking forward to the next seven years by continuing to increase the breadth and depth of Lodge Shimshon’s impact on the North Fulton community and its membership,” Budd said.
“HOD is committed to welcoming affiliated and non-affiliated Jewish men who want to serve the community into our order,” said Pollack as he reflected on the past seven years.
To find out more or to join, email the Membership Chairman at Shimshonlodge@gmail.com.
- Business Brief
- Hebrew Order of David (HOD)
- Lodge Shimshon of North Fulton
- South Africa
- Jewish fraternal organization
- Yellow Candle Project
- Matzo Ball Mitzvah
- Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival
- President Jody Pollack
- Vice President Brad Hench
- President Scott Scher
- Vice President Jeff Budd
- David Joss
- Elaine Silver
- RiverRidge Community Clubhouse