Mitzvah Adventure Shabbat & Israel-Themed Kiddush

Mitzvah Adventure Shabbat  & Israel-Themed Kiddush

8:30 am Davening begins.
11:15 am Choose 2 of 3 Mitzvah Adventures
12:15 pm Kiddush Lunch

Sponsored by Louis & Rebecca Goldman and Jason & Nicole Loiterstein

A Message from Louis Goldman about the Mitzvah Adventure Program:

My son Joseph, of blessed memory, was often hesitant to try new things. Sometimes he would enjoy a new experience… and sometimes he would not. But whatever the outcome, he was always pleased that he had tried something new, and truly excited to tell people about it. With Joseph as my inspiration, I suggested the “Mitzvah Adventure” concept. My vision was that congregants and guests would have the opportunity to learn about mitzvot of interest to them, and— with the proper knowledge and guidance—be inspired to “try new things,” enriching their lives with enhanced mitzvah observance. I speak from personal experience when I say that NHBZ provides an exceptional environment in which to try new things. For example, it may surprise some of you to learn that just over four years ago, my Hebrew reading was exceedingly slow, and I had never led davening. But with support and encouragement from so many individuals in this congregation, I’ve led Shabbat services, weekday services, and Yomtov services; I’ve read Torah at weekday minyanim on a semi-regular basis; and I’ve even taught Hebrew classes. I can’t imagine a better place to learn more, do more, and grow as a Jew. I hope that everyone reading this will view the Mitzvah Adventure program as an opportunity to try something new and grow Jewishly, regardless of your current level of knowledge or observance. Even though we might be hesitant to “try new things,” I encourage each of us to take a chance. Learn something new. Try something new. I think you’ll be glad you did. I know I am. With gratitude, appreciation, and love, Louis Goldman

Choose 2 of 3 Mitzvah Adventures

What is Special About Israel?
Zionism & its Relevance in 21st Century.
Anti-BDS Legislation.

Learn Birkat Hamazon

Here’s your opportunity to learn… Birkat Hamazon!

Part of the Mitzvah Adventure series.

Have you wanted to improve your ability to say the blessings after meals?Well here’s your opportunity! Our own David Rubin is leading a class for men and women to learn Birkat Hamzon, the blessings after meals! Sunday, June 3 at 7:45 pm Lower Level at NHBZ.

 

Sisterhood

The Sisterhood Scoop

The Sisterhood Scoop June 2018

~ SAVE THE DATE ~

NHBZ Sisterhood presents the 3rd Annual
Dine ‘n’ Style
Luncheon & Fashion Show

Sunday, August 19 – 11:30 a.m.

Falling for Fashion featuring:

Fall/Winter 2018 Fashions from Orli’s BoutiqueLuncheon, and, of course, Shopping!
For more information call Debbie Sher.

Sisterhood’s NEW Book Club is Up and Running!

The first selection is The Bread Givers by Jewish-American author Anzia Yezierska; the story of a young girl growing up in an immigrant Jewish household in the early 20th-century in the Lower East Side.

NHBZ Sisterhood Members are welcome to join the discussion on:

Monday, June 25, 7:15-8:45 pm at the office of Peggy Umansky
12460 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur

For more information, directions, or to join the Book Club, contact: Fran Alper or Peggy Umansky.

Next book is Eternal Life by Dara Horn, Book Club will meet August 27.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DAILY MINYAN ~ WHAT WOMEN CAN DO ~ Ladies, remember an essential part of our Sisterhood Mission is to support our shul and our community. A foundation of our shul and our community is prayer – and our daily minyan is the optimal vehicle for prayer for our community. To help strengthen and support our minyan, please encourage your husbands and sons to commit to regularly attending one, two, three or more minyanim each week. Your encouragement just may make the difference to help inspire the guys to fulfill this vital mitzvah. And, of course, it would be even better if you attend too!

NHBZ women learning laws and customs pertaining to the Torah scroll at the Sisterhood Shavuos Program on May 15.

G-D’S PROMISE OF THE LAND I assign the land you sojourn in to you and your offspring to come, the entire land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I shall be a G-d to them.

– G-d’s promise to Abraham, Genesis 17:8

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: sisterhood@nhbz.org

Sisterhood Scoop-May-2018 Flier

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Special Shabbos Guest Speaker Morton Klein

Morton Klein
National President, Zionist Organization of America

Mr. Klein’s topic will be: “The Orwellian Lies About Jerusalem, Settlements and Occupation” Shabbat, May 26 ~ Services begin at 9:00 a.m. Please join us for Kiddush Lunch!

SPONSORED BY NHBZ AND THE ST. LOUIS FRIENDS OF ISRAEL

Parshas: Naso

Parshas: Naso

Among the topics appearing in Naso is the mitzvah of the ‘Sotah’. When compelling circumstantial evidence suggests an act of marital infidelity may have taken place, the Torah provides a means to clarify the hoped-for innocence of the suspect parties. Contained in this mitzvah is dissolving G-d’s name that was written on a parchment. We learn from this the supreme importance of shalom bayis — peace in the home. If G-d allows His Holy Name to be erased for the sake of peace between husband and wife, certainly each of us should seek shalom bayis with our spouses and other family members. What can each of us do to increase shalom bayis with those whom we love?

Parshas Naso also describes the nazir — an individual who takes a vow to refrain from drinking wine, cutting his hair, and other restrictions. Remember the story of Samson? Samson — who was a nazir — was the great Jewish judge and hero who ‘brought down the house.’

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Parshas: Bamidbar

Parshas: Bamidbar

This week we begin reading Sefer Bamidbar — known in English as ‘The Book of Numbers’. Bamidbar (‘in the wilderness’) begins with G-d telling Moses to take a census of all men over the age of 20. If you like names and numbers, you’ll love this week’s portion. The count reveals just over 600,000, excluding the Levites who weren’t included in the census. We also find described the manner in which the Jewish People camped around the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and the order in which they traveled during the 40 years in the desert. The Jewish People were arranged in four sections around the Mishkan; east, south, west and north. The Levites are singled out for special responsibilities. A formal transfer is made between the first-born and the Levites, whereby the Levites take over the role the first-born would have served. The sons of Levi are divided into three main families; Gershon, Kehas and Merari. Each is given a special task in transporting the Mishkan.

Shavous 2018

Shavous

The major festival of Shavous begins on Saturday evening May 19 and concludes Monday evening, May 21. You may remember Cecil B. DeMille’s film ‘The Ten Commandments’, starring Charlton Heston. Good film; however, the book was better than the movie! On Sunday morning the Torah reading (Exodus 19:1 – 20:23) contains the narrative of the giving of the Torah and the Aseres HaDibros — “The Ten Statements”, often inaccurately translated as ‘The Ten Commandments.’

On the second day of Shavous, Monday, the Torah reading (Deut. 15:19 – 16:17) contains a brief description of the Shalosh Regalim – Passover, Shavous and Succos. An argument can be made that Shavous is THE most important holiday of the Jewish year. After all, without the Torah, what is Judaism?

Sunday, May 20 ~ Services 9:00 am

Thank you for leading services:
– Pesukei D’Zimra: Howard Sandler
– Leyning: Max Gornish
– Shacharis: TBA – Drasha: No Drasha
– Akdamus: Rabbi Ze’ev Smason
– Musaf:
– Haftorah: Rabbi Ze’ev Smason
Torah Portion: Exodus 19:1 – 20:26; Siddur: pages 520-522; Chumash: pp. 400-415
Maftir: Numbers 28:26 – 28:31 Siddur: page 522; Chumash: pp. 892-893
Haftorah: Ezekiel 1:1 – 1:28; 3:12 Siddur pages 522-523; Chumash: pp. 1228-1229
Kiddush ~ Following Musaf
Mincha & Ma’ariv ~ 7:50 pm
Yom Tov Candle Lighting ~ after 8:55 pm

Monday, May 21 ~ Services 9:00 am

Thank you for leading services:
– Pesukei D’Zimra: Howard Sandler
– Haftorah: TBA
– Shacharis: TBA
– Drasha: Rabbi Ze’ev Smason
– Leyning: Max Gornish
– Musaf: Max Gornish
Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 15:19 –16:17 Siddur: pp. 525-526; Chumash: pp. 1018-1023
Maftir: Numbers 28:26 – 28:31; Siddur: page 522; Chumash: pp. 892-893
Haftorah: Habakkuk 2:20 – 3:19 Siddur pages 526-527; Chumash: pp. 1229-1231
Yizkor (Approx. 10:30 am)
Kiddush ~ Following Musaf
Mincha & Ma’ariv ~ 7:50 pm
Yom Tov Concludes ~ 8:56 pm

Thank you to Libby Sorkin Routman for sponsoring the cheesecake for Shavuos.
Thank you to Jessica Fadem for sponsoring the beautiful Bimah flowers.
Thank you to Sandie Abrams for the special apple kugel for this Yom Tov.

 

Parshas Emor

Parshas Emor

Following the command in last week’s portion to be sanctified and holy, Parshas Emor begins by discussing various laws directed specifically to the Kohanim and the Kohen Gadol (High Priest). Included is the command for the Kohen to refrain from becoming ritually impure through contact with a dead body (except for close relatives) and increased restrictions on whom they may marry. G-d requires those with greater spiritual responsibilities to maintain a higher standard of spiritual purity. Parshas Emor contains two of the most significant mitzvos in the entire Torah; to always be mindful of not desecrating G-d’s name, and on the contrary, to sanctify Him at all costs.

The Torah goes on to discuss the festivals of the year — Pesach, Shavous, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succos and Shemini Atzeres. The festivals, including Shabbos, are referred to as moadim, appointed times; they are special days when Jews ‘meet’, as it were, with G-d.

 

The festivals interrupt our ordinary weekday activities and inspire us to rededicate ourselves to those ideals that life is really about. Later, two mitzvos in the Mishkan are stated: The daily lighting of the menorah and the display of the lechem hapanim (showbread). The portion concludes with the horrible incident of a man who
cursed G-d’s name.

Sisterhood

Sisterhood Scoop April 2018

The Sisterhood Scoop May 2018

~ SAVE THE DATE ~

NHBZ Sisterhood presents the 3rd Annual
Dine ‘n’ Style
Luncheon & Fashion Show

Sunday, August 19
11:30 a.m.

Falling for Fashion featuring:

Fall/Winter 2018 Fashions from Orli’s BoutiqueLuncheon, and, of course, Shopping!

For more information call Debbie Sher

Sisterhood’s NEW Book Club is Up and Running!

The first selection is The Bread Givers by Jewish-American author Anzia Yezierska; the story of a young girl growing up in an immigrant Jewish household in the early 20th-century in the Lower East Side.

NHBZ Sisterhood Members are welcome to join the discussion on:

Monday, June 25, 7:15-8:45pm at the office of Peggy Umansky
12460 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur

For more information, directions, or to join the Book Club, contact: Fran Alper or Peggy.

St. Louis Kollel and NHBZ Sisterhood present

BALANCE FOR BALABUSTES

Strength Training ~ Bone Health ~ Flexibility for Females ~
with Dr. Jill Abrams

Wednesday, June 13
2:00-3:00pm at NHBZ

Refreshments will be served

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email: sisterhood@nhbz.org

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