ISRAEL AT WAR
We've all seen the images and heard the stories and asked how to help. There are many requests for help of dubious legality or legitimacy. (See below).
In addition, the Korenvaes family has generously offered to match up to $150,000 in donations though HOD through Oct 17th, so every dollar donated here will be matched at least 2-for-1 and potentially 3-for-1.
If you don't know what United Hatzalah does, they are an emergency response organization in Israel, composed of thousands of volunteers across the country, to enable rapid response to any casualty. Needless to say, they are stretched to the limit.
Note that there are stories of well-meaning, but misguided individuals buying military equipment that is non-standard in Israel, and therefore unusable, or similar efforts that aren't well-coordinated. With a donation to United Hatzalah, you know that your donations will go DIRECTLY to an organization that can use those funds to do good work TODAY.
Nat Levy Scholarship
HOD Lodge Galil creates the Nat Levy Scholarship Fund in memory of our Worthy Brother Nat Levy, to help fund Jewish education in Houston. Stay tuned for more information on eligibility and application.
Just like the Gravestone project, below, we cannot do this by ourselves - please consider donating.
Houston Gravestone Project
We have placed over 50 markers on unmarked Jewish graves in all of the Jewish cemeteries in Houston, and we are committed to making sure no Jewish grave in Houston goes unmarked.
Gravestone Project Leaders, Bros Alan Lipman and Ivor Segall unveiling a stone at the Beth Yeshurun Cemetery.
HOD Lodge Galil - Wor. Bro. Lawrence Barris accepted the award at the HOD 2020 Biennial in Atlanta. He was also Inducted into the Grand Executive of HOD International for the 2020-2022 period as Deputy President of the Governing Lodge of North America .
Great Honor for Houston HOD. Lodge Galil founder, Lawrence Barris honored by becoming the incoming President of all of HOD North America. Currently there are 10 Lodges around the Country including two in Houston.
Sunday 10-10-2021 at the NAGL (North America Governing Lodge) meeting in Atlanta, Wor. Bro. Lawrence Barris became President. He was accompanied by his son-in-law Bro. Josh Sanchez and Bro. Joe Blog, President of his Mother Lodge, Lodge Galil in Houston, Texas, USA.
In the picture Wor. Bro. Lawrence is holding his Dad’s badge from when he was a Worthy Brother in HOD in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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May 2023 at the HOD 2023 Biennial Conference in London, of world-wide Brethren.
Joint winners - Premier Lodge of the Order shared by Houston Lodge Galil & Atlanta Lodge Shimshon.
Repeat winner pictured below:
Award presented to President WB Alan Lipman (on the right side) by WB Paul Wainstein on behalf of NAGL in Houston at June OLM.
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