In The Community

In the Community – Week of November 2nd, 2019

Our Sponsors:

Happy Birthday to: Jeff Baker, Ethan Belau, Gaelyn Hartranft and Rayna Chervit

Anniversaries: Not this week.

Shabbat Greeter: Jim Pollock and Mark Ragin

This Week and Beyond

  • November 4 ~ 7:00 pm ~ “To the Source” with Rabbi Smason. First meeting of an ongoing weekly class covering contemporary Torah topics using classic and modern English and Hebrew texts. For Men and Women. We have 10 people signed up already, don’t miss this educational opportunity. RSVP to
  • Friday Night, November 8 ~ Shabbat Dinner at NHBZ ~ Programs for adults and kids! RSVP by Monday, November 4. Adults $18 / Children $12.00. Please consider becoming a sponsor for $25.00. See Flyer. Thank you to our Shabbat dinner sponsors: Jesse & Debbie Barash, Jerry & Fran Cohen, Amy & Denny Feit, Alan & Janet Haber, Bob & Joni Kaiser, Ed & Helayne Levitt, Dr. Faye & Brian McCary, Dr. Steve & Myra Radinsky, Leonid & Stella Vladimirov and Richard & Mindy Woolf.
  • Monday, November 11 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Home Discussion Group topic: ‘Medical Methods and Halacha’ hosted by Jackie & Dr. Craig Berkin. RSVP to the office for address.
  • Tuesday, November 12 ~ NHBZ Board Meeting ~ 7:00 pm
  • Shabbat, November 16 ~ Synaplex with speakers Greg Yawitz and Rabbi Daniel Freund. Kiddush Luncheon to follow.
  • Sunday, November 17 ~ 10:00 am NHBZ Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and a Sunday Brunch!
    All members are invited to attend and hear and voice your questions about the future of NHBZ Every November, we hold a Membership meeting to give members a ‘State of the Shul’ report. This is an opportunity for you to interact directly with the Rabbi, President and other officers and Board members about the business of the shul. If you would like to give your opinion, makes suggestions or just listen, this is your chance.
  • Sunday, December 15 ~ NHBZ Anniversary Dinner ~ RSVP now to get in on the ‘early-bird’ raffle.

NHBZ Outreach for Thanksgiving

Once again our Community Outreach Committee will be cooking a kosher Thanksgiving dinner and delivering it to the Olivette Police and Fire Department on Thanksgiving Day. We love the security and protection that we get from our Olivette Police and Firefighters and are grateful for their service!

We are looking for a few volunteers for a couple of hours on Monday or Tuesday, November 25th or 26th to help cook the meal or be a mashgiach. Please contact Stella Vladimirov or the office!

We show our appreciation by serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the police officers and firefighters who will be spending Thanksgiving working rather than at home with their families. Once again we could use your assistance in the form of a donation of $18 or more to purchase the kosher turkey and other trimmings to prepare the meal.

In the Community

November 4 ~7:15 pm-8:45 pm ~ John Danforth Israel Scholars Program, the leading Israel education and engagement training program for both teens and adults in St. Louis, Classes will meet at the Jewish Federation Building. For more information please call 314-498-6279.

Missouri Torah Institute invites the entire community to a Melava Malka on Motzei Shabbos, November 2nd at 9:00 PM at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charlie and Naomi Ruth Deutsch-241 Linden Avenue in Clayton. Special guest speaker will be Rav Akiva Grunblatt, Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Chofetz Chaim of Queens. The topic will be “The Pursuit of Happiness, Finding Simcha in our Lives ”. Come enjoy a hot pareve buffet catered by Jon Rubin Catering. The event is complimentary.

This Week’s Torah Trivia

Last Week’s Question: What is the first letter of the Torah and what is the last letter of the Torah? What does this signify?

Answer: Bet is the 1st letter and Lamed is the last letter. Forward it spells Bal (owner) and backwards it spells Lev (heart). Think about the full implication.

This Week’s Question: How long did the rain fall that led to the flood? How long were they in the ark?

Don’t Forget…

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