In The Community

Community – Week of September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020 ~ 1 Tishrei 5780


Shabbos / Rosh Hashana Day 1 ~ September 19

Torah Portion: Genesis 21:1- 34 Machzor pp 164-166; Chumash pp 94-99
Maftir: Numbers 29:1 – 6 Machzor p 169; Chumash pp 894-895
Haftorah: I Samuel 1:1 – 2:10 Machzor pp 170-172; Chumash pp 1234 1236

Rosh Hashana Day 2 ~ Sunday, September 20

Torah Portion: Genesis 22:1-24 Machzor pp 164-166; Chumash pp 100-105
Maftir: Numbers 29:1- 6 Machzor p 169; Chumash pp 894-895
Haftorah: Jeremiah 31:1- 19 Machzor pp 170-172; Chumash pp 1236-1237

SLICHOS: 6:30 am Wednesday Sept 16 – Thursday Sept. 17 and 6:15 am Friday Sept. 18

Minyan Times Wed
Sept 16
Sept 17
Sept 18
Sept 19
Sept 20
Sept 21
Sept 22
Sept 23
Shachris 7:00 am 7:00 am 7:00 am 8:30/9:30am 8:30/9:30am 6:45am 7:00 am 7:00 am
Mincha / Ma’ariv 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 6:45 pm 6:30 pm 6:35 pm 6:35 pm 6:35 pm 6:35 pm

Daily Davening at Shul (Tent on East Parking Lot) Mincha / Ma’ariv: Daily (see times above)

See Davening post for full information.

Happy Birthday ~ Robert Schnurman, Marcela Morgensztern, Jackie Berkin, Jennifer Hartranft, and Max Minoff

This Week and Beyond…

  • Wednesday, September 16 ~ 7:30 pm ~ NHBZ Assistant Rabbi Avi Okin will offer a class discussing the traditional symbols of Rosh Hashanah entitled: “A Sign of Good to Come- Rosh Hashanah Symbols”.
    Join by video, click on the link below: 
  • Friday Evening, September 18 ~ Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 6:20 pm
    Join us for our Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat. We’ll gather on Zoom to welcome Shabbat in song with a guest Chazzan and Rabbi Smason providing inspirational and instructive Dvar Torah.
    Join by video: Join by audio: 314-325-8791 
  • Wednesday, September 23 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Rabbi Smason and Rabbi Okin will offer a class during the Ten Days of Teshuva (Repentance) titled : “Approaching Yom Kippur: Tools for Fueling Change ”.

    Join by video, click on the link below:

The Parenting Puzzle Piecing it Together is brought to you by the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and IDC Herzliya. This 3-day e-summit from September 23rd-25th, will present the unique challenges and opportunities that have been presented to us in the spheres of education, family life, and social interactions. The summit will take place from 12 pm-3 pm EDT and culminate in a virtual Shishi Israeli Shabbat celebration on the final day. Topics such as positive psychology, online learning, modern parenting tips, and social media will be explored, among many others that are relevant to everyday life during this pandemic. Sessions will be held in both Hebrew and English.

Register at:

lulav-etrogArba Minim (Lulav & Etrog) will be available for purchase, for members only.


Basic Lulav & Etrog set $50.00

Standard Lulav & Etrog set $60.00

Deluxe Lulav & Etrog set $70.00

Premium Lulav & Etrog set $85.00

The order deadline will be Friday, September 18th. Order now: email or call the office.


Daily Shofar Blowing at NHBZ!

Sunday through Thursday at noon, a Tekias Shofar (Shofar blowing) will take place in the NHBZ parking lot (East side).

Come — please wear masks and remain in your cars — while either Rabbi Smason or Rabbi Okin provide us with the opportunity to hear the shofar. You’ll have a blast! Listening to a daily shofar blowing is customary each week day during the month of Elul. Rabbis Smason and Okin will alternate, Sunday through Thursday, at Noon. (No shofar blowing on Friday)




Do you have a simcha to celebrate? Saying Kaddish or observing a yahrzeit? Consider sponsoring one of our many learning sessions with Rabbi Smason or our guest speakers. Donate $18 or  more to have a dedication made. Contact: or call 991or call 991–2100 ext. 22100 ext. 2

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.

Community News

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