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!


How To Donate STOCK to NHBZ

How To Donate STOCK to NHBZ

Have you ever thought of making a donation to Nusach Hari B’nai Zion in the form of Stocks? It’s something to consider, and very easy to do!!! Just call Rick Williams, our stock broker at Edward Jones, (314) 487-1060, and tell him, or his assistant Brandon Koenigstein that you would like to donate stock to our shul; Rick or Brandon will take it from there, guiding you along the way. They will notify us of your generous donation. Any questions? Call Laura Krueger, our business manager, 314-991-2100, ext. 3.

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Parshas Bo

Parshas Bo

Exodus This week’s portion begins with the eighth plague that G-d brings upon the Egyptians as the land is covered by locusts, destroying all the remaining crops. After the plague is removed at Pharaoh’s behest, he once again refuses to set free the Jewish people, and the ninth plague of darkness encompasses the land. When that plague ends, Pharaoh becomes even more defiant about not freeing the slaves, at which point Moses warns Pharaoh about the upcoming tenth plague, the death of the firstborn. The Torah then interrupts the narrative with the first mitzvah given to the Jewish people as a nation — the sanctification of Rosh Chodesh (the new month), beginning with the month of Nisan. G-d teaches Moses about the Korban Pesach (Passover offering) and the remainder of the laws of the Passover holiday, which Moses then transmits to the Jewish people. At midnight of the appointed night the plague strikes, with every non-Jewish first-born dying, including Pharaoh’s own son. Pharaoh awakes, running through the streets (presumably while still in his pajamas) to tell Moses that he now consents to send the Jewish people from his country. The children of Israel travel forth in a hurry with the great wealth they have just been given by the Egyptians. The Torah portion concludes with various mitzvos relating to the Exodus.


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!

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Parshas Vaeira

Parshas Vaeira

G-d assures Moses that He will indeed redeem the Jewish people from slavery and bring them into the land of Israel. After the Torah presents a detailed genealogy of the tribe of Levi (Moses’ family), Moses and Aaron go before Pharaoh to request a three-day hiatus from work so that the Jewish people can worship G-d in the desert. Moses’ staff is miraculously turned into a snake as a sign of their Divine mission. When the Egyptian sorcerers counter by transforming their staffs into snakes as well, Moses’ staff swallows up theirs. Even so, Pharaoh adamantly refuses to free the Jewish people, and the series of ten gruesome plagues begins. The first seven plagues are described in this week’s Torah portion; blood, frogs, lice, a swarm of wild beasts, pestilence, boils and hail. Moses goes down to the river to speak to the Egyptian king — however, Pharaoh remains in denial (‘in d’Nile’ — get it?) continuing to refuse to free the Jewish people as his heart is hardened. The portion comes to a close in the middle of these momentous events.

Parshas Vayechi

Vayechi, Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

The parasha, Torah portion, opens with Jacob on his deathbed 17 years after arriving in Egypt. Jacob blesses Joseph’s two sons, Manasseh (Menashe) and Ephraim (to this day it is a tradition to bless our sons every Shabbat evening with the blessing, “May the Almighty make you like Ephraim and Manasseh” — they grew up in the Diaspora amongst foreign influences and still remained devoted to the Torah. The Shabbat evening blessing for girls is “to be like Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah.”) He then individually blesses each of his sons. The blessings are prophetic and give reproof, where necessary.

A large retinue from Pharaoh’s court accompanies the family to Hebron to bury Jacob in the Ma’arat Hamachpela, the burial cave purchased by Abraham. The Torah portion ends with the death of Joseph and his binding the Israelites to bring his remains with them for burial when they are redeemed from slavery and go to the land of Israel. Thus ends the book of Genesis!

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.

Parshas Vayigash Judah

Parshas Vayigash Judah makes an impassioned plea to the powerful Egyptian ruler (Joseph, still in disguise) for Benjamin’s life, claiming that Jacob would surely die from sorrow if he lost Benjamin. Judah offers to remain in Egypt as a slave in place of his younger brother. Unable to restrain himself any longer, Joseph reveals his identity to his stunned brothers and forgives them for selling him into slavery so many years before. Joseph then sends his brothers back to the land of Israel, laden with gifts, to bring Jacob and their families down to Egypt where they will live in the province of Goshen. Before Jacob leaves home, G-d appears to him in a ‘vision of the night’, reassuring him that He will be with them and that they will eventually return to the land of Israel as a great nation. After 22 years of separation, Jacob is reunited with his beloved son Joseph. Joseph embraces his father and weeps, overflowing with joy, and then brings his father to meet Pharaoh. The portion concludes by describing how Joseph uses his vast power to amass nearly all of the wealth of Egypt for Pharaoh’s treasury.


Pizza Night – January 21, 2018

Pizza Night – Sunday, January 21, 2018
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

Or Carry Out Cheese Pizza $12 plus $.75 for each topping.
Place orders by 10 am Sunday: call 314-991-2100, ext. 2
Pick up between 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm (pre-paid orders only)
Email orders preferred to (you will receive an email confirmation) or as a last resort, call 314-991-2100, ext. 2.

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


Parshas Mikeitz

Parshas Mikeitz – Pharaoh has a two-part dream about seven scrawny cows devouring seven robust cows, followed by seven thin stalks of grain swallowing seven healthy, good ones. When his advisers are unable to adequately interpret the dream, Pharaoh summons Joseph, who had been in prison for a total of twelve years. Ascribing his power of interpretation solely to G-d, Joseph tells Pharaoh that Egypt will first experience seven years of abundant crops, and then will be ravaged by a devastating famine. Pharaoh appoints Joseph as viceroy of Egypt, making him the second most powerful man in the land (this is a source for the sport of tennis in the Torah — we see that Joseph … served in Pharaoh’s court). Joseph’s wife Asnat gives birth to two sons, Menashe and Ephraim, and the years of plenty and famine unfold just as Joseph had predicted. With the famine devastating the land of Canaan (Israel), Joseph’s brothers descend to Egypt to purchase food. When they don’t recognize their royal brother, Joseph sets in motion a plan to determine if the brothers have fully repented for their sin of selling him almost twenty-two years before. Joseph acts detached, accusing them of being spies, and holds Simeon hostage. Joseph then allows the rest of the brothers to go with food to their father on the condition that they return with their youngest brother Benjamin. With great reluctance, Jacob agrees to this condition. Mikeitz concludes with the looming threat that Benjamin will be made a slave to the Egyptian ruler.