Purim is Coming!!!

Wednesday March 20th

Mincha at 6:40pm | Ma’ariv at 7:05pm
Megillas Esther at 7:15 pm

The Fast of Esther begins at dawn.

Thursday March 21st

Shachris: 6:30am | Mincha at 6:00 pm
Megillas Esther at 7:00 am

SEUDAH at 6: 15 • Ma’ariv Following Meal

Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in Ancient Persia from Haman’s
plot to kill all Jews in a single day. Set in Persia 2,300 years ago, the “Megillah” tells how a
seemingly unrelated series of events spun together to save the Jewish people from
annihilation. Purim is Judaism’s most dramatic, fun-filled holiday. Here are the mitzvahs
and customs of Purim at NHBZ:

  1. Read the Book of Esther – Mitzvah of Mikra Megillah
    It is a Mitzvah to hear the Megillah read twice. Bring your kids and family!
    Wednesday night, March 20 Thursday,morning, March 21
    6:20 pm – Mincha 6:30 am – Shachris
    7:05 pm – Maariv 7:00 am – Megillah reading
    7:15 pm – Megillah reading
  2. Give Charity to the Poor – Mitzvah of Matanot l’Evyonim
    Od Yosef Chai – For several years, NHBZ has collected money for Od Yosef Chai, an
    organization that distributes money to the poor in Israel. Make checks payable to
    Rabbi’s Charity Fund and bring or send them to our office. To donate by credit card,
    please call 314-991-2100, ext. 2. The deadline for contributions is Tuesday, March 19.
  3. Send Gifts to Friends – Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot
    Fulfill the mitzvah of Misloach Manos! Give actual gifts of food to at least two friends,
    then send our PURIM CARDS to everyone else!! All proceeds will benefit our NHBZ
    Chesed Fund. Cards may be purchased in our office at $10.00 per pack of 5 cards with
    envelopes, or $25 for three 5-packs.
  4. Fast of Esther
    To commemorate the day of prayer and fasting that the Jews held in the Book of Esther,
    we fast on the day before Purim, Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 5:53 am and
    concluding at 7:54 p.m.
  5. Eat a festive Purim meal – mitzvah of Seudat Purim
    Thursday night, March 21
    6:00 pm – Mincha,
    6:15 pm Sharp! – Purim Seudah, Hi-Jinks, and FUN for all !!!
    Dinner, Whiskey Slush, PLUS Hamantashen thanks to the NHBZ Sisterhood!!!
    New this year – Non-alcoholic Slush!
    Ma’ariv following Seuda.
    See Purim-2019 flyer for details.

The Delicious Seudah Costume Contest & Schtick Nite

The Delicious and Festive Meal will be prepared by our own, fabulous NHBZ Chefs De Jour, so you know it will be DELICIOUS! More menu details to come. Don’t miss out! … Featuring Jackie’s whiskey slush & dessert.

COSTUME CONTEST: Prizes 3 categories – Children, Adults and Couples

SCHTICK: Skits, Games, Poems, Jokes, Musical Entertainment, (3-5 minutes max)
Enter with the title of ‘Your Schtick” to Bobby Levine (rxlevine@charter.net) to be scheduled into the evening’s entertainment lineup!

$18 Adults • $10 Child (4-10)
$60 MAX/Family and children 3 & Under Free

RSVP by March 10th
314.991.2100 Extension 2

Purim-2019 (Printable Flier)

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 8 – February 23, 2019 – 18 Adar 1 5779

“This they shall give…half a shekel” (Exodus30:13) “Money is fire. Like fire, it can destroy and annihilate, or illuminate and warm, depending on how it is used. – (Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk)


  • Next Book Club Meeting – Monday, February 25 at 7:15PM, at the home of Trudy Sudin, David Kertzer’s The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
  • Bingo Luncheon – Tuesday, March 12
  • Sisterhood’s NEW Girls Movie Night Out “Ida” – Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30PM
  • Craft Central Art Project honoring Israel Monday, May 6 at 6:30PM
  • St. Louis Jewish Legacy Bus Tour Sunday, June 23, 1:00-5:00PM
  • 4th Annual Dine ‘N’ Style Fashion Show and Luncheon – Sunday, August 18

It’s Adar! Be Happy!

The Talmud tells us that “when the month of Adar arrives, we increase in joy” to welcome a season of miracles. Accordingly, the Talmud tells us that this month is fortuitous for the Jewish people.

Sisterhood’s Book Club

BOOK CLUB MEETS THIS MONDAY February 25 – 7:15pm at the home of Trudy Sudin. Call Trudy to RSVP and to get directions, email: tksudin@yahoo.com This month’s book selection is: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer, the moving and extraordinary account of how the kidnapping of a six-year-old Jewish boy became a pivotal event in the collapse of the power of the Vatican and changed Europe forever. A compelling read! The discussion will be led by Sallie Volotzky.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Fran Alper phone: 314-993-4024 fran.alper@outlook.com

NHBZ Sisterhood Luncheon & Tuesday, March 12, 12:00 NOON

Everyone is Welcome ~ Men & Women of All Ages ~ Attendance Prizes $9 Donation requested ~ RSVP to Rachael Pevnick at 314-395-6017

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