In The Community

Community – Week of October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 ~ 13 Cheshvan 5781

Erev Shabbos, October 30

Mincha & Ma’ariv ~ 5:40 pm

Shabbos, October 31

Shabbat Services ~ 9:00 am
Mincha / Ma’ariv ~ 5:25 pm
“Parsha Deep Dive” with Rabbi Avi Okin ~ after Mincha
Shabbat ends ~ 6:56 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 ~ Alana Minoff, Jeff Baker and Ethan Belau

Happy Anniversary

Davening & Minyan Information

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.

See the minyan post for more information.


This Week and Beyond…

Motzi Shabbos, November 7 ~ Havdalah Program for Young Families led by Rabbi Okin

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:

Chanukah, December 13th ~ NHBZ Chanukah Party Pack Fundraiser sponsored by Amy & Denny Feit who hosted last year’s fantastic Chanukah party. This Chanukah they will be offering Limited Edition Chanukah Party Packs filled with special items to make Chanukah happier for you, your children, your grandchildren, your friends or neighbors! More details to follow,\.

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 or call the office 314-991-2100 ext 2 . Deadline is Friday October 30th.

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 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

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