In The Community

Community – Week of February 1st, 2020

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Thank You:

Thank you to Mark Ragin and Gail Rose and Dr. Eliot and Sally Katz for sponsoring the Shabbat bulletin in honor of the yahrzeit of Rose Ragin z’l.

Happy Birthday to: Oren Kadosh, Kerry Klarfeld, Rabbi Ze’ev Smason, Paul Kleiman, Max Amon, Sivya Smason and Jeff Schnitzer

Anniversaries – None.

Shabbat Greeters: Rodney & Victoria John

This Week and Beyond

Shabbos, February 1 ~ NHBZ Board Installation Shabbat

Tuesday, February 4 ~ Women of the Torah~2:30 pm ~ Women of the Torah ~ at the home of Sally Needle (this month only) facilitated by Rabbi Yaakov Berkowitz of the St. Louis Kollel~ Open to all women.

Shabbos, February 8 ~ Tu B’Shevat ~ Kiddush Luncheon and a special program of speakers with Rabbi Shlomo Eisenberg of the St. Louis Kollel, Michael E. Wysession, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University and Beth Martin, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Associate Director of Washington University Climate Change Program. . Thank you to David Rubin and Norma Rubin for chairing this program. Please become a sponsor for $25 -100 to help with cost of food!

Monday, February 10 ~ 7:00 pm ~ Home Discussion Group at the home of Howard & Phyllis Loiterstein. The topic will be Kiddush/Challah, Candles (Shabbos and Yom Tov) and The Children’s Blessing” with Rabbi Smason. RSVP by February 7th to get the address, contact or call the office 991-2100 ext. 2.

Tuesday, February 11 ~ Board meeting 7:15pm

Shabbos, February 22 ~ Mitvzah Adventure program by the Education Committee, topic: “Critical Tefillot for Shacharit” by Rabbi Smason

Sunday, February 23 ~ PIZZA NIGHT RETURNS ~ 5:00- 7:00 pm ~ Join us for an all-you-can-eat buffet of Kosher pizza, pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Plus, a movie for the kids! $12.00.

Friday, February 28 ~ Shabbat Dinner at NHBZ ~ Our first one of the year before the time change. Make your RSVP early as we have sold out the past 2 dinners. Program to announce soon.


Attention All Jewish Undergraduate Students!

Join The Network: Chabad on Campus for a delicious Shabbat dinner on Friday night March 6th at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion! Connect with other Jewish undergraduate students from the St. Louis area, engage in discussing interesting Jewish topics, and enjoy delicious Chinese food. Feel free to invite your friends!

When: Friday, March 6th @ 7pm
Contact Dodi Smason at for more information and/or to  RSVP. (FREE of charge for all undergraduate Jewish students.)

In the Community

Yeshivat Kadimah High School’s 7th Annual Scholarship Gala. We hope you will join us on February 22, 2020, 8:30 pm at Moulin Events & Meetings, Jefferson Ballroom, in the historic Centennial Malt House of the historic Schnaider Brewery. RSVP by February 6, 2020. You can register now at:

Do you love to sing?? Join the Women’s Community Choir! Come to the first rehearsal: Tuesday, February 4th at 8pm at Chabad of St. Louis (8124 Delmar Road). We are looking forward to seeing you there and getting this exciting group going!

  • Rehearsals will generally take place at 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
  • No need to audition – just show up!
  • For more info, email Ellie Weisz at or Tziona Zeffren at

Torah Trivia from the Parsha this week:

Last week’s question: What were the names of the 2 Hebrew Midwives mentioned in this parsha?

Answer: Hebrew midwives, one who was named Shifrah, and the second, who was named Puah.

This week’s question: How many plagues are mentioned in this Parsha? Which ones?


Don’t Forget…

  • If you know of anyone who would like to receive the NHBZ Shabbat bulletin, please send their email to the office.

  • Rabbi’s Sermon ~ To receive an email edited version of Rabbi Smason’s sermon please contact Rabbi Smason at