Model Seder 2018

Jewish Customs & Practices
The Holiday Series

The Model Seder: Refresh and Update Your Seder Experience

Come and explore ways to add meaning to your Seder, and make sure you’re getting the most out of your Seder experience Open to all adults in the community who would like to add meaning and richness to their Passover Seder
Led By: Rabbi Ze’ev Smason

Sunday, March 18, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Feigenbaum-Pepose Multi-purpose Room

Our Holiday Series explores the details of the Jewish holidays and how totruly observe them, and delves into their deeper meanings. Classes are free, but please RSVP by Friday, March 16 to Jeff at 314-991-2100 ext. 2 or

Model Seder  (printable flyer pdf)

Passover 2018

Getting Ready for Pesach

Selling Chometz/Mechiras Chometz: All non-Pesach food that cannot be eaten before Pesach can be sold to a non-Jew. Rabbi Smason will be available to act as your agent for the selling of chometz. Passover begins Friday night, March 30, 2018. There are two ways to sell your Chometz to Rabbi Smason:

  1. In Person with Rabbi Smason: If you would like to make Rabbi Smason your agent for the sale of Chometz, please call and make an appointment with Rabbi Smason, whether in the office or at minyan.
  2. By Telephone: Call Jeff at the shul office, 314-991-2100, ext. 2 until noon on Wednesday, March 28. Make checks payable to NHBZ with the notation SELLING CHOMETZ.

Tzdekah for Pesach -Vaad Hoeir Maos Chittim Campaign: The campaign assists people in Israel and St. Louis to properly observe and celebrate Pesach. Please make your checks payable to Vaad Hoeir Maos Chittim, and write “NHBZ” on the memo line; send checks to the Vaad Hoeir, 4 Millstone Campus Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146

There are two books by Rabbi Max Weiman that may be of interest to you as we head towards Pesach. The books are “A Simple Guide to Happiness” and “48 Things 49 Days -Tapping into the Power Within”. Rabbi Weiman teaches “Mystical Moments” at NHBZ on Sunday’s between Mincha & Ma’ariv. Both books together are $36.00 and are available in our office.

Lost & Found

All coats, umbrellas, and other items in the coat rooms will be cleaned out before Pesach. Please remove your items ASAP.

Vaad Pesach Guide 2018

Vaad Pesach Guide 2018 pdf

Themed Kiddush

New Outreach Program

The NHBZ Outreach Committee is starting a new program called “Themed Kiddush”. The purpose of the program is to present a Kiddush with a theme that would be unique and attractive to many people. Here is how it works. One or two families or individuals will sponsor a Kiddush with their own theme, or one of the following suggested themes: Chocolate Cardinals Ice Cream Israeli Your sponsorship will include themed decorations and foods! For details call or email Jeff at 314-991-2100 ext. 2 or email


Balance for Balabustes

Senior Kollel and Eishes Chayil Women’s Division in Cooperation with Nusach Hari B’nai Zion Sisterhood present “Balance for Balabustes” Strength Training ~ Bone Health ~ Flexibility for Females ~ with Dr. Jill Abrams Chiropractic Physician • Personal Fitness Trainer • Massage Therapist

Wednesday, January 17th 2:00 pm at NHBZ 650 N. Price Road Olivette, Missouri

Bring a Friend! Refreshments served!

Printable Flyer

The Nose Knows: The Jewish View of the Sense of Smell

The Nose Knows: The Jewish View of the Sense of Smell – led by Rabbi Ze’ev Smason

The latest in a series of talks at the homes of our members & friends Topic: Aromatherapy: A Mind-Body-Spirit approach to Health and Wellness led by Angie Kitko, aromatherapist and holistic wellness coach.

Please join us on Monday, January 29, 2018 7:00-8:30 pm at the home of Julie and Don Eisenberg. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Jeff at 314-991-2100 or Address and phone number will be given at the time of your RSVP.

In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

Plans for December 24th?
How about Dinner and a Movie!

Join us for Dinner and a special viewing of “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem,” an exhilarating docudrama which captures the harrowing tale of Israel’s capture and 1967 reunification of Jerusalem.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Falafel Dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m.

$12/Adult; $7/Kids; Kids under  5 eat free! $35 Family Max

The Movie begins at 6:15 p.m. The movie is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Discussion led by Rabbi Smason to follow the movie.


Dr. Brook

The Yom Kippur War: A Battalion Physician’s Experience of a War that Shaped Israel and the Middle East

Dr. BrookThe Yom Kippur War: A Battalion Physician’s Experience of a War that Shaped Israel and the Middle East

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Itzhak Brook, M.D., served as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur War and recounts his personal experiences during that time in his book In the Sands of Sinai: A Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War.

For more information:

Family Shalosh Seudos With Rabbi Chaim Eisen

Join us for  a Family Shalosh Seudos (Third Meal) Shabbat, November 11, 2017 with Guest Speaker Rabbi Chaim Eisen. Dean, Yeshivath Sharashim, Lecturer, Orthodox Union (Jerusalem).

At 3:30 p.m. Rabbi Eisen will speak on “The Three Who Tasted the World to Come While in This World”. Mincha will be at 4:20 p.m. with both children’s programming and adult services offered, but we will be eating the Shalosh Seudos meal together.

At the Third Meal, Rabbi Eisen will then speak on:

“A Roadmap to the Most Elusive Goal in This World”

Please consider becoming a sponsor! Families or individuals can sponsor the event for $18.

Everyone is welcome!