In The Community

Community – Week of September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021 – 12 Tishrei 5782

Candle Lighting 6:47 pm
Shabbos Concludes 7:49 pm

Parshas Ha’Azinu
Haftorah

Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:52
2 Samuel 22:1 – 22:51

Stone Chumash pp. 1100 – 1111
Stone Chumash pp. 1205 -1207

Prayer

Erev Shabbos, Friday, September 17, 2021

  • 6:45 pm Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, Ma’ariv
  • 6:47 pm Candle Lighting

Shabbos, Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • 9:00 am Shachris followed by Musaf
  • 6:30 pm Mincha, Shalosh Seudos, Ma’ariv
  • 7:49 pm Shabbos concludes

 Thank You for Leading Services 

  • Pesukei D’Zimra: Howard Sandler
  • Shacharis: TBA
  • Leyning: Shmuel Anton
  • Haftorah: TBA 
  • Sermon: Rabbi Avi Okin 
  • Musaf: TBA

Congregation News

Mazel Tov on Simchas for the Week of September 19 – September 25, 2021

Birthdays

Jennifer Hartranft September 21
Max Judah Minoff September 22

On-going Covid Guidelines Shul Policy *Please see important update*

NHBZ requires that all people praying inside the shul show proof of vaccination. You may show your vaccination card to Rabbi Smason before the holidays or as you enter the shul. If we have no proof of vaccination, you are welcome to join services from the Kaiser Terrace on the West side of the synagogue.

Masks required of all inside attendees (age 3 and older); masks are strongly encouraged for those outside, too. Children above age 13 have the same vaccination requirements as adults.

Please enter the synagogue from the South entrance (near Logos School).

May this be a year of good health. May this be a year of peace. With our efforts and cooperation, may we help end this pandemic. L’Shana Tova.

Events

Coming Soon

  • Sunday, September 19 – Edible Sukkah Event
  • Thursday, September 23 – Sisterhood “Welcome Back” Open House in the Sukkahw
  • Monday, November 15 – “14 Days Living in Eshkol, Israel”
  • Sunday, December 12 – 116th Anniversary Event

On-Going

  • Online Classes
  • Every Shabbos, 9:15 am – Learners Service with Rabbi David (On Hiatus)
  • Every Shabbos, 10:15 am – Starting Points with Rabbi Smason
  • Every Wednesday, 12:15 pm – Pirkei Avos Class with Rabbi Smason (On Hiatus*)
  • Every Thursday, 7:30 pm – Mishmar Learning with Rabbi Okin
  • Every Sunday, 9:00 – Teen Schmooze with Rabbi Okin

* Due to the Holidays, Rabbi Smason’s Wednesday classes will pause for September. Next class: October 6, 2021.

Sukkot Day 1September 21, 2021 • 15 Tishrei 5782

Torah Portion
Maftir
Haftorah

Leviticus 22:26–23:44
Numbers 29:12–16
Zechariah 14:1–21

Siddur p. 471
Siddur p. 473
Siddur p. 473

Chumash pp. 681–691
Chumash p. 895
Chumash pp. 1241–1242

Sukkot Day 2September 22, 202116 Tishrei 5782

Torah Portion
Maftir
Haftorah

Leviticus 22:26–23:44
Numbers 29:12–16
I Kings 8:2–8:21

Siddur p. 471
Siddur p. 473
Siddur p. 474

Chumash pp. 681–691
Chumash pp. 895
Chumash pp. 1242–1243

A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Enjoy serving? Like to decorate? How about stuffing envelopes? Or helping at a Young Families event? If you’re willing to help and can offer any amount of time, we have tasks big and small that need your efforts. Please call Nancy at the Office 314-291-2100, ext. 2, and volunteer to support your community today.

Simchas Torah Dinner:

Please join us (if you are vaccinated) for LOX & BAGELS on the Kaiser Terrace! Sponsors requested; please call Nancy in the office 314-991- 2100, ext. 2.

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Youth Programming

Teen Schmooze is BACK, Sundays

“Teen Schmooze”, a special opportunity just for teens in an informal group setting, is now underway. This program meets every Sunday – middle school students start at 9:00 am, and high school students at 9:30 am. Join us on the patio at the back of the NHBZ Sanctuary. Breakfast will be served! For details, contact Rabbi Okin at aviokin@nhbz.org .

Israel

Israeli Olive Oil

Get ready to place your orders! Once again, we can support an Israeli business and eat well while doing it! Yes, you can adopt an olive tree! See attached flyer for details.

14 Days Living in Eshkol, Israel

Reserve the evening of Monday, November 15 for a program entitled “14 Days Living in Eshkol, Israel” to take place at NHBZ. The program will be presented by Lieutenant Colonel Keith Isaacson and a security official from the Eshkol Region of Israel. We thank Irl Solomon, of Friends of Israel, and Pastor Bryan Sharp for enabling us to host this event.

Learning at NHBZ

Parshas Ha’Azinu

Ha’Azinu is composed primarily of Moses’ “song” about the horrible tragedies and supreme joy which will make up the Jewish people’s future history. While not a song in the familiar sense, Moses’ song is a blend of otherwise disparate ideas into a beautiful symphony of thought. It expresses the idea that everything that G-d does — past, present, and future — somehow fits into a perfect harmony, although our limited human understanding prevents fully recognizing the wisdom of G-d.

Ha’Azinu contains the mitzvah for each Jew to write a Sefer Torah (Torah scroll). Many suggest that this mitzvah can be fulfilled by the purchase of books containing Torah content. Does your home contain any books of Torah? Today there are an abundance of excellent Torah books written in English. Let me suggest two: The Stone Chumash (5 Books of Moses), and Living Each Week by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski. Ha’azinu concludes with G-d’s command to Moses to ascend Mount Nebo, where he will view the land of Israel and then pass away.

Trib-ute (trib’yoot)
A gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgement of gratitude, respect or admiration. Make a tribute honor someone’s simcha or good health or a loved one’s memory. Call Nancy in the office to make a tribute – 314-991-2100, ext 2.

Tributes will be listed monthly in the Shabbos bulletin.

Men’s Mikvah Use at The Staenberg Building for Yomim Noraim

HOURS: 10:30 am-4:30 pm Erev Succos
9:30 am-4:30 pm Hoshana Rabba

PRICES: $7.50 ADULT
$5.00 PRE-BAR MITZVAH AND YESHIVA BOCHRIM
$5.00 KLEI KODESH
“FREE” FOR SONS OF KLEI KODESH (pre-bar mitzvah age)

Please: wear a mask; bring your own towel; pay the attendant and sign in.
Please contact Lynda Cohen (314) 795-3982 with questions.

NHBZ Mishmar

Join Rabbi Okin and young men from all over St. Louis for Mishmar, an evening gathering of Torah and Camaraderie on Thursday Nights from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm. We will meet indoors at the back of the NHBZ sanctuary with a text-based and interactive learning session. If you are interested, join the WhatsApp group with this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IeuwWw6NTFlDC96XIXkRGv

Shabbos Shuvah – by Rabbi Smason

The Shabbos between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbos Shuvah, Shabbos of Return because its special haftarah reading begins with the words Shuvah Yisrael “Return O Israel,” from the prophecy of Hoshea. It is also referred to as Shabbos Teshuvah because it falls during the Ten Days of Repentance.

NHBZ Mishmar

Join Rabbi Okin and young men from all over St. Louis for Mishmar, an evening gathering of Torah and Camaraderie on Thursday Nights from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm. We will meet indoors at the back of the NHBZ sanctuary with a text-based and interactive learning session. If you are interested, join the WhatsApp group with this link:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/IeuwWw6NTFlDC96XIXkRGv

Rabbi Smason’s Shabbos Shoutout and Rabbi Okin’s Torah Thoughts

Can be found at the YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfokHBeEeCfhCbZ-9tzi6Q

Rabbi David’s Learners Service

Every Shabbos at 9:15 am. Just starting out? No worries. Rabbi David teaches the basics of Shabbos prayers.

Rabbi Smason’s Starting Points

Join Rabbi Smason for a 45-minute presentation/discussion of relevant, contemporary topics every Shabbos at 10:15 am in the Feigenbaum-Pepose Multi-Purpose Room. Following is the list of upcoming topics:

See Rabbi Smason’s page of NHBZ Online Classes for more information.