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.



The Sisterhood Scoop

The Sisterhood Scoop June 2018


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 Scoop-May-2018 Flier


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!


Shavous 2018


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.



Pizza Night – May 27

Pizza Night -Sunday, May 27

Pizza Night
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All You Can Eat Buffet – Includes Pizza, Pasta, Salad and Garlic Bread plus a Dessert and a Beverage.
Cheese is Cholov Yisroel; pareve & gluten free crusts available while supplies last.
All food under the supervision of Rabbi Ze’ev Smason.

Dine-In Buffet
Movies for kids on lower level
Adults: $12.00 ~ Kids 4-10: $6.00 ~ Kids 3 & under: FREE

Cheese Pizza $12 plus $.75 for each topping.
Place orders by 10:00 am Sunday: email orders preferred to or as a last resort call 314-991-2100, ext. 2

Pick up between 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm (pre-paid orders only)

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion
650 North Price Road
Olivette, MO 63132

Pizza Night  (printable flier PDF)


Happy Hour – Torah Style

Happy Hour – Torah Style

Please join us for a Special Women’s Shavuos Program
Tuesday, May 15
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion
650 North Price Road, Olivette

Rebbetzin Chani Smason will teach and inspire us:

  • Experience the Torah Scroll up close and personal
  • Learn the laws pertaining to women and the Torah
  • Where were we at Sinai?
  • And more . . .

5:30-6:00 – Complimentary Wine, Salad, and Mac & Cheese
6:00-7:00 – Program

RSVP by May 10 to or 314-991-2100


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

Happy Hour Torah (PDF Format)


Fulfilling Mitzvos: Choose Your Own Adventure!

Fulfilling Mitzvos: Choose Your Own Adventure!

Shabbat, April 28, 2018
Davening begins at 8:30 am.
Then, at 11:15, choose your own Mitzvah Adventure!
Followed by a Kiddush luncheon!
Each session is 25 minutes, allowing everyone to attend two of the three topics!
Rabbi Ze’ev Smason – Reaching New Heights
Rebbetzin Chani – The Kashrut Connection
Observe and Remember – Rabbi Yosef David


Family Shalosh Seudos

Join Us for a Family Shalosh Seudos

Shabbat, April 14, 2018 with Scholar-in- Residence Rabbi Chaim Eisen
Founder and Dean of Yeshiva Sharashim, Jerusalem, Israel

6:05 pm Prior to Mincha
Rabbi Eisen will present a shiur on “Yom Yerushalayim: “Jerusalem is Forever: Reflections upon Jerusalem’s Encapsulating the Odyssey of the People of Israel and of the Whole World”.
Family Shalosh Seudos Program, Rabbi Eisen will speak on “Yom HaZikaron: The Sons of Aaron Then, the Sons of Israel Now, and the Trauma Inexorably Linked to the Redemptive Moment”.

Mincha at 7:05 pm
Thank you to our Family Shalosh Seudos sponsors:
Lou Edelstein & Edelstein Family in memory of Lou’s father, Meir Tzvi Wurm z’l of Sighet, Romania, Alan & Janet Haber in observance of the yahrzeit of Alan’s sister, Sharon Dale Haber z’”l,
Sid & Phyllis Silverman, in memory of Phyllis’s mother, Beatrice Weiner z”l.

Pesach Chol Chamoed Community Picnic

Pesach Chol Chamoed Community Picnic

April 4th – Pesach Chol Chamoed Community Picnic 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

U. City Shul, NHBZ and Chabad

Join together for a day of food and fun!

This is an event not to be “passedover”!
Bring your family, friends and your first born!
Fun for the family!


Chol Chamoed Community Picnic will be at indoors at Nusach Hari today 3-7pm!