Community – Week of November 7, 2020

November 7, 2020 ~ 13 Cheshvan 5781

Erev Shabbos, November 6, 2020

Mincha & Ma’arive ~ 4:35 pm

Shabbos, Novemberr 7, 2020

  • Shabbat Services ~ 9:00 am
  • Mincha ~ 4:25 pm
  • “Parsha Deep Dive” Topic: Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick with Rabbi Avi Okin ~ after Mincha
  • Ma’ariv/Shabbos ends ~ 5:40 pm

 Join Rabbi Avi Okin between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbos afternoon as we thoroughly explore some of the MItzvos, themes, and lessons of that week’s Torah Portion.

Happy Birthday ~ Gaelyn Hartranft, Rayna Chervitz, Sandy Klarfeld, Tobie Dobin and Sam Lyss

Happy Anniversary ~ David & Gail Porter

Minyanim at NHBZ

Minyanim have now begun to take place indoors at the shul, both daily and on Shabbos. We welcome the participation of those able to attend, and our daily minyan always needs the support of our members. The health precautions in effect during the High Holidays such as masks, social distancing, etc. will continue to be in effect.

Health guidelines for attending Minyanim:

Age Guidelines:

  1. Healthy individuals age 64 and under are welcome without additional restrictions.
  2. 65 – 74: Welcome only with a note or letter from their personal physician attesting that their health is good enough to reasonably assume the risk of a 45 minute (or for Shabbos, a three-hour) indoor prayer service held with medically-guided precautions. (please see back of bulletin for full health guidelines).
  3. Those 75 and over wishing to attend: Please contact Rabbi Smason directly at: Pepshort613@gmail.com or 314- 749-5271. 

Anyone 64 or younger with a comorbidity appearing on the following list may attend only with the physician’s note attesting that their health is good enough to reasonably assume the risk of a 45 minute (or for Shabbos, a three-hour) indoor prayer service held with medically-guided precautions.

  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma.
  • People who have serious heart conditions.
  • People who are immunocompromised. Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥40)
  • People with diabetes.
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.
  • People with liver disease.

 

This Week and Beyond…

  • Motzi Shabbos, November 7 ~ 6:15- 7:15 pm ~ Havdalah Program for Young Families led by Rabbi Okin
  • Sunday, November 22 ~ 12:00 pm~ Annual Membership Meeting and Olive Tree Raffle drawing. Join via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87380534593
  • Wednesday, November 18~ 7:00 pm ~ Join a special class with Rabbi Smason “Getting Your Second Wind: How to Recharge Your Spirit as the Pandemic Drags On”

    Join by video: https://zoom.us/j/295822730
  • NHBZ Chanukah Gift Basket Fundraiser sponsored by Amy & Denny Feit.. See flyer for details.

Join Rabbi Avi Okin between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbos afternoon as we thoroughly explore some of the MItzvos, themes, and lessons of that week’s Torah Portion.

 

NHBZ Adopt-A-Tree Raffle

Enter our raffle to win one ‘Adopted-Tree’ for only $18.00! The winner will get six bottles of custom labeled Israeli olive oil, and support NHBZ’s Israel advocacy programming. To enter the raffle email jeff@nhbz.org or call the office 314-991-2100 ext 2 . Deadline is Monday November 19th.

The NHBZ Pushke Project Wants Your Pushke !

The Pushke project began in September and is now approaching the first pickup or delivery date. Please see this post and plan on making arrangements for your Pushke to be counted.

 

Accepting Classified Ads for the NHBZ Shabbat Bulletin

Do you have a business or wish to advertise an item in our Shabbat bulletin? For only $18.00 per month your JPEG, PDF or MS WORD designed ad can be seen by all our members and friends plus on our website. Contact Jeff at jeff@nhbz.org or call 314-991-2100 ext 2.

In the Community

The St Louis, Missouri Post 644 of the Jewish War Veterans will observe Veterans Day (November 11, 2020) with a ceremony at the flag pole in front of the Jewish Federation Building (12 Millstone Campus Drive, St., Louis, Missouri 63146). The Ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM, November 11, 2020 (rain or shine). (Face Masks and Social Distancing will be observed.)

Young Families Programs With Rabbi Avi Okin

November 2020 – March 2021

November 7th- Musical Havdalah Program

November 26th- Thanksgiving Parent-Child Learning

December 13th- Chanukah Party

January 1st- New Year’s Day Parent Child Learning

January 28th- Tu Beshvat kids party

February 25th – Purim Party

February 26th- Purim Carnival/Meal

March 21st- Pre-Pesach Camp/Babysitting

Community News

  • 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 pepshort613@gmail.com.