In The Community

Community – Week of September 26, 2020

September 26, 2020 ~ 8 Tishrei 5781

Shabbos Shuva

Parshas Ha’Azinu Deuteronomy 31: 1 – 52 Chumash pages 1100 – 1111
Haftorah: Hosea 14:2 -10, Micha 7:18-20 Chumash pages 1204 – 1205

Readings for Yom Kippur Morning

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1 – 16:34
Maftir: Numbers 29:7 – 29:11
Haftorah: Isaiah 57:14 – 58:14

Machzor Page 202
Machzor Page 206
Machzor Page 207

Our Sponsors for this Week’s Shabbos Bulletin

In honor of Stuart Klamen, Rabbi Avi Okin, Menachem Szus and Alan Zarkowsky for the hard work they did to bring the holidays to the NHBZ community. Thank you from Dr. Craig and Jackie Berkin.

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Shachris7:00 am7:00 am7:00 am9:00am8:00am8:30am7:00 am7:00 am
Mincha / Ma’ariv6:35 pm6:35 pm6:35 pm6:20 pm6:30 pm7:10 pm6:20 pm6:20 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 ~ Sandra Segall, JoAnn Raskas, Ruth Novack and Talia Shifren

Happy Anniversary ~ Dr. Alan & Marcie Brook

This Week and Beyond…

  • Friday Evening, September 25 ~ 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 
  • Sunday, October 4th ~ 4pm-5pm ~ Join Rabbi and Rebbetzin Okin for a (yummy) Sukkah building event in the NHBZ Sukkah. The Sukkah will be set up in a socially distanced manner, with participants asked to remain masked and at their family’s table during the duration of the event.

    Please RSVP to Rabbi Okin at to ensure that we have enough supplies for the event.

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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