The Women of the Community are invited to join Taharath Isarel – St. Louis Mikvah Association for a meeting to discuss the planned renovation of our mikvah, fundraising efforts and upcoming events. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 8:00 pm in the social hall at Young Israel located at 8101 Delmar Blvd.

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume I Number 35 November 3, 2018

Women’s Philanthropy St. Louis Jewish Federation presents:

“L’CHAIM!  Women Changing the World” featuring Linor Abargil – former Miss World
Thursday, November 1 The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis

Sisterhood is representing NHBZ in support of Women’s Philanthropy programming.
Register online at:

Ask to be seated at the NHBZ table


If you are a member of Sisterhood, you are eligible to vote in the elections that will take place Sunday, Nov. 18. If you are not currently a member you may join at the meeting with extended membership through December 2019! Annual Dues is $25. This is your opportunity to help determine the leadership of NHBZ Sisterhood and help shape the many activities and programs for next year. Any woman who would like more information about becoming an Officer or Board Member contact Amy Feit at 314-374-3844, or:

To join Sisterhood call the NHBZ Office.


Thanks to Sallie Volotzky for offering her home, and to Terri Schnitzer for leading the discussion at our recent Sisterhood Book Club meeting on October 22.

The next meeting of the NHBZ Sisterhood Book Club will be Mon. Dec. 17, 7:15-8:45PM at
the home of Rhonnie Goldfader.

Next book is: The Sisters Weiss,  by Naomi Ragen, a novel of sisters in 1950’s Brooklyn, with intergenerational drama, culture clash, women’s roles, religion!

Feb. 25 Book Selection: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer


Seeing the Divine in your Life

by Rabbi Ron Jawary ( Chayei Sarah

The Talmud teaches us that three things broaden a person’s perspective: – “a beautiful house, beautiful possessions, and a beautiful spouse” (Brachos 57b). If a person is capable of seeing the beauty and blessings around him, he will be aroused to see even more of the Almighty’s gifts permeating his entire life. It is interesting that throughout two of the three sections that discuss Abraham, God is continually in communication with him. However, in the third section, which begins with the death of his wife in this week’s Torah portion, we no longer see God communicating with Abraham. One of the reasons given is that once his wife died, he lost the deepest blessing and love of his life, and even though he still had fame and fortune, so much of him was lost, resulting in his inability to be intimate with the Divine. Interestingly, when his son, Isaac, married Rebecca “and loved her” (Gen. 24:67), all the blessings that Sarah had brought to Abraham came back into the world through Rebecca. To the extent a person sees, appreciates and loves the beauty around him, he will be blessed to see the Divine in his life.

For information or to join Sisterhood, call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100, ext. 3, or email:

Kosher Kosher Certification

The Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis is pleased to announce that effective Monday, June 4th 2018, Cold Stone Creamery & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, located at 12416-12418 Olive Blvd., St. Louis MO 63141, will be under the OV Kosher certification.

Please ask to see the letter of kosher certification for products that we certify and the Non-Kosher Declaration for those products that we do not certify.


Prepare for Your Exciting Milestone with Friends and Great Teachers
JOIN For Boys & Girls Ages 11-13.


No prior formal Jewish studies required; Open to all regardless of level of observance; NHBZ membership not required!; All participants will be eligible to celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah at NHBZ.


View course content and To Sign up, email:, or Call: 991-2100 Ext 2

NHBZ Bar & Bat Journey Registration (PDF)