Jacob escapes from his wicked brother Esau and travels to Charan, where he will stay with his uncle Laban. While spending the night at the future site of the Temple, G-d appears to Jacob in a dream. Rich in symbolism and meaning, the dream depicts a ladder extending from heaven to earth upon which angels are ascending and descending. After arriving in Charan, Jacob meets Laban’s daughter Rachel and agrees to work for Laban for seven years for her hand in marriage. When the wedding night finally arrives, Laban deceives Jacob by substituting his older daughter Leah in Rachel’s place. After waiting a week, Jacob also marries Rachel, but not without being forced to commit to another seven years of labor. Over the next few years Rachel remains barren, while Leah gives birth to six sons and a daughter. Bilhah and Zilpah (the maidservants of Rachel and Leah respectively) each have two sons with Jacob. Finally Rachel also has a son, Joseph. Jacob becomes very wealthy during his twenty-year stay with Laban, even though his father-in-law continually tries to swindle him. After seeking counsel with his wives, Jacob and his family flee from Laban, who pursues and confronts him, upset that he left without saying goodbye and arrogantly claiming that Jacob stole his idols. Eventually they sign a peace treaty and part ways.
The Religious Committee has started a Shiva Kit project to provide shul members with an assortment of items in their time of need. We would like to present bereaved families with a copy of Rabbi Maurice Lamm’s helpful book, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning. If you have a new or very lightly used copy of this book and would like to donate it to our Shiva Kit project, please contact the office or Rabbi Smason.
COME AND VISIT
We are located in beautiful Olivette, Missouri.
650 North Price Road
St. Louis MO 63132
Lunch & Learn Pirkei Avos with Rabbi Smason
June 20, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Studying Pirkei Avos with Rabbi Smason.
Rabbi Smason's Pirkei Avos / Ethics of the Fathers class
June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekly Shabbat Services: Rabbi Ze'ev Smason
June 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pizza Night 5-7pm
June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 25
The Best Kosher Pizza in St. Louis!: NHBZ All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Night
Would you like to get out of the kitchen and enjoy the Bes tKosher Pizza in St. Louis? If so, please bring your entire family to Nusach Hari's Pizza Night on Sunday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m., where everyone can enjoy a delicious dinner of all-you-can-eat Kosher pizza, pasta, salad,garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Plus, a movie for the kids! No reservations are required and credit card payments are accepted. If you prefer to carry out, cheese pizzas are $12 each plus $.75 for each topping. Carryout orders should be placed by 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 25 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 314-991-2100,ext. 2. Pick up is between 4:30 - 4:45 p.m. (pre-paid orders only). Hope to see you there!