Month: July 2021

The Sisterhood Scoop – July 31, 2021

The Sisterhood Scoop – July 31, 2021

Volume 4 Number 27 – July 24, 2021 – 15 Av 5781

Sisterhood’s Book Club News

The next book club meeting will be on Monday, August 23, 7:15-1:45 pm, at the home of Sallie Volotzky. The book will be “Florence Adler Swims Forever” a novel by Rachel Beanland. Winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction, and set in Atlantic City in 1934, it tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to conceal a tragic secret. Faith Waxman will lead the discussion.

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming Book Club discussions dates:

  • October 25 “The Third Daughter” by Talia Carner – discussion led by Ilene Brooks Scharnhorst
  • December 27 “The Ghost of Hannah Mendes” by Naomi Ragen

For more information or to RSVP call Terri Schnitzer at 314-518-4107 or email terrischnitzer@yahoo.com

New Year Greetings

Everyone is invited to participate in Sisterhood’s New Year Greetings Fundraiser for 5782.

The NHBZ Sisterhood wishes you Health, Happiness & Prosperity in the New Year… and invites you to wish L‘Shana Tova Tikatevu to everyone in our NHBZ family!

Make checks payable to ‘NHBZ’ and write ‘Sisterhood Greeting’ on the memo line. $5 minimum donation – no maximum!

Be sure to include:

  • how to list your name
  • your phone number
  • your email address
  • the amount enclosed

Names of donors will be published in the NHBZ 5782 Rosh Hashanah Bulletin

Mail your contribution by August 27 to:

NHBZ Sisterhood
650 North Price Road
St. Louis, MO 63132

or email your greeting information directly to bookkeeper@nhbz.org and visit the website www.nhbz.org to make a payment FOR QUESTIONS, CALL THE NHBZ OFFICE, 314-991-2100, EXT.3 OR EMAIL: sisterhood@nhbz.org

NHBZ Sisterhood will serve as a Congregational Table Host

NHBZ Sisterhood will serve as a Congregational Table Host for the JFed’s Women’s Philanthropy Annual L’Chaim Event on October 27, 5:00-9:00 pm

Watch for details!

We invite you to join us!

For more information: email sisterhood@nhbz.org or contact Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or fran.alper@outlook.com or Teree Farbstein at 314-753-5035 or tfarbstein2@gmail.com

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The Sisterhood Scoop – July 24, 2021

The Sisterhood Scoop – July 24, 2021

Volume 4 Number 27 – July 24, 2021 – 15 Av 5781

Sisterhood’s Book Club News

The next book club meeting will be on Monday, August 23, 7:15-1:45 pm, at the home of Sallie Volotzky. The book will be “Florence Adler Swims Forever” a novel by Rachel Beanland. Winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction, and set in Atlantic City in 1934, it tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to conceal a tragic secret. Faith Waxman will lead the discussion.

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming Book Club discussions dates:

  • October 25 “The Third Daughter” by Talia Carner – discussion led by Ilene Brooks Scharnhorst
  • December 27 “The Ghost of Hannah Mendes” by Naomi Ragen

For more information or to RSVP call Terri Schnitzer at 314-518-4107 or email terrischnitzer@yahoo.com

Shabbat Nachamu

The Shabbat after the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Nachamu (“Shabbat of Consolation”), the first of the series of readings known as “The Seven of Consolation” read in the seven weeks from the 9th of Av to Rosh Hashanah.

JFed’s Women’s Philanthropy Annual L’Chaim Event

NHBZ Sisterhood will serve as a Congregational Table Host for the JFed’s Women’s Philanthropy Annual L’Chaim Event on October 27, 5:00-9:00 pm

Watch for details!

We invite you to join us!

For more information: email sisterhood@nhbz.org or contact Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or fran.alper@outlook.com or Teree Farbstein at 314-753-5035 or tfarbstein2@gmail.com

Posted by Nusach Hari B'nai Zion in Shul Events, Shul News, Sisterhood, Sisterhood Scoop
The Sisterhood Scoop – July 10, 2021

The Sisterhood Scoop – July 10, 2021

Volume 4 Number 27 – July 10, 2021 – 1 Av 5781

Sisterhood’s Book Club News

The next book club meeting will be on Monday, August 23, 7:15-1:45 pm, at the home of Sallie Volotzky. The book will be “Florence Adler Swims Forever” a novel by Rachel Beanland. Winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction, and set in Atlantic City in 1934, it tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to conceal a tragic secret. Faith Waxman will lead the discussion.

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming Book Club discussions dates:

  • October 25 “The Third Daughter” by Talia Carner – discussion led by Ilene Brooks Scharnhorst
  • December 27 “The Ghost of Hannah Mendes” by Naomi Ragen

For more information or to RSVP call Terri Schnitzer at 314-518-4107 or email terrischnitzer@yahoo.com

When the month of Av enters, we reduce our joy…

Talmud. Taanit 26b

It’s Rosh Chodesh ~ The Jewish New Month

‘Rosh Chodesh’ means the “Head of the New [Moon],” and is always celebrated around the time when the new sliver of the moon appears in the night sky.

While work is generally permitted on Rosh Chodesh, many women have the custom of abstaining from certain forms of work on this day. This harks back to the episode of the Golden Calf when the women declined to participate in the “fundraising” effort and refused to surrender their jewelry for use in making the idol. As a reward, they were given Rosh Chodesh as a day which they observe more than the men.

The Importance of the 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 can make a difference to help inspire the guys to fulfill this vital mitzvah. And, of course, you can attend too!

We invite you to join us!

For more information: email sisterhood@nhbz.org or contact Fran Alper at 314-993-4024 or fran.alper@outlook.com or Teree Farbstein at 314-753-5035 or tfarbstein2@gmail.com

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Parshas Pinchas

Parshas Pinchas

In last week’s Torah portion we found the Jewish hero Pinchas saving the day for the Jewish people by publicly executing the Jewish tribal head, Zimri, and his Midianite girlfriend, Kazbi. Those two had desecrated the Name of G-d and His Torah by having relations in plain view of Moses and the entire Jewish leadership. This week, Pinchas is rewarded for sanctifying the Name of G-d and is granted the blessing of peace and priesthood (Kehuna). Pinchas’ zealous response saves the Jewish people from a plague which had broken out in the camp. Five righteous daughters of Tzelofchad file a claim with Moses: In the absence of a brother, they request their deceased father’s share in the Land of Israel. Moses asks G-d for a ruling. The Almighty responds that the claim of these five women who so dearly love the Land of Israel is, indeed, just. Moses is told that he will ascend a mountain to view the Land that the Jewish people will soon inherit, though he will not be allowed to enter. Moses asks G-d to appoint a successor. Do you know who is chosen? Joshua, Moses’ dedicated assistant, and student. The Torah portion concludes with a lengthy description of the special offerings brought on various festivals. These sections are also read from the Torah throughout the year on the appropriate holidays.

Posted by Nusach Hari B'nai Zion in Parsha