In The Community

Community – Week of February 8th, 2020

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Thank You to our Tu B’ Shevat program and lunch sponsors: Anonymous, Leo Bressler, Dr. Faye and Brian McCary, Amy & Denny Feit, Irwin & Arlene Fredman, Joyce Hochberg, Fran Hoffman, Bob & Joni Kaiser, Dr. Eliot & Sally Katz, Ed & Helayne Levitt, Dr. Daniel & Marcela Morgensztern, Rachael Pevnick, Dr. David & Fran Reisler, Libby Routman, David & Norma Rubin, Dr. Jonathan & Naomi Shanker, David Stein, Jay & Peggy Umansky, Leonid & Stella Vladimirov, Richard & Mindy Woolf, Alan & Vivian Zarkowsky and Keith and Karen Zeff

Happy Birthday to: Sheryl Levine, Nathan Garmaise, Sally Amon, Marsha Feenberg, Rebbetzin Chani Smason, Scott McCary, Stella Vladimirov, Amanda Fredman and Bob Kaiser

Anniversaries – None.

Shabbat Greeters: Bob & Joni Kaiser

~ Shabbat Schedule ~

Morning Shabbat Tefila / Prayer services: 9:00 A.M. — 11:30 A.M. (approximate)

Following the conclusion of Tefila:

  1. Congregants and guests invited to be seated at the various tables in our dining area.
  2. Following Kiddush (blessing on the wine) and HaMotzei (blessing on the bread), with those seated having had a bit to eat and drink…..
  3. Rabbi Eisenberg will make his presentation, including introducing the fruits and the reasons for Tu B’shvat. Approx. 15-20 minutes.
  4. Main meal will be served.
  5. Before dessert, Prof. Wysession ~presentation, approx. 30 minutes plus Q&A.
  6. Dessert
  7. Birkat HaMazon / Grace after Meals

This Week and Beyond

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 ~ Kiddush Luncheon and Mitvzah Adventure program by the Education Committee, Topic: “Counting your Blessings; Important Early Davening Prayers” speaker: Rabbi Smason.

Sunday, February 23 ~ PIZZA NIGHT RETURNS with the Balloon Guy for the Kids ~ 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.

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. Our speaker will be Rabbi Avi Roberts, Director of YP Ignite.

Monday Night March 9 ~ PURIM begins ~ MEGILLAH READING at 7:15 pm

Tuesday, March 10 ~ PURIM Seudah at 6:05 pm. Dinner, costumes and more..


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:

February 19 ~ “Caring for Ourselves and Our Community” ~ On behalf Taharath Israel and Sharsheret Supports we want let you know about a program created for the Orthodox women of our community on Wednesday, February 19th. The program “Caring for Ourselves and Our Community” will be held at The J from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Topics will include ways women can be their “healthiest healthy”, ways to support family and friends facing illness, instruction on how to maintain your family health history, and the increased hereditary cancer risks facing the Jewish Community. NHBZ Rebbetzin Chani Smason will be one of the speakers. To register they can contact Tonia Levison,

Torah Trivia from the Parsha this week:

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

Answer: 3 plagues. Locust, Darkness, Death of Firstborn

This week’s question: What exceptional item did Moshe take with thim from Mitzrayim? Why?

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