Next Shabbos, February 2, NHBZ will have a baby naming for Rachel Pevnick’s great-granddaughter and an aufruf for the upcoming marriage of Jaime Papa and Dr. Ashley Chapel.

Larry and Robin Pevnick (the grandparents) are sponsoring the Kiddush Luncheon with added dishes for the aufruf prepared by Stuart Klamen.

Note: Bruce Waxman, will be reading Haftorah this Shabbos, January 26. Our apologies to Bruce and Brent.

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 3 – January 19, 2019 – 6 Shevat 5779

NHBZ Sisterhood Congratulates JProStl 2019 Award Winners

Chani Smason
Educator Peer Award

Robin Rickerman
Pillar Peer Award

The JProStl Awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization & the Jewish community.

JProStl’s 2019 Recognition Luncheon
The Future is Bright: Highlighting the Work of Our Professionals
Thursday, January 31, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Installation of Sisterhood Officers  & Board of Directors for 2019  at Shabbos Kiddush – January 26

Paid-up Sisterhood Membership Tea  Sunday, February 10 at 2:30PM

Sisterhood Board Meeting Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00PM

Next Balance for Balabustes Class  Wednesday, February 13 at 2-4PM

Women’s Philanthropy CommuUNITY Event  Thursday, February 21 at 7PM  Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel

Sisterhood Movie Night  Wednesday, March 27

St. Louis Jewish Legacy Bus Tour  Sunday, June 23, 1:00-5:00PM

Sisterhood’s Book Club

The next Book Club meeting is February 25 at the home of Trudy Sudin, and the book selection is: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer, the moving and informative true story of how one Jewish boy’s kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power and changed Europe forever. A captivating and compelling read! ALL WOMEN WELCOME!

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Fran Alper phone: 314-993-4024 fran.alper@outlook.com

You Are Invited…

All paid-up Sisterhood Members are invited to a MembershipTea honoring YOU and our long-time Sisterhood Members SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2:30 PM. A Kosher Wine-Tasting will follow the Tea, where you will learn that there’s more to Shabbos kiddush than Manischewitz!

Parshat Beshalach – The Lesson of the Manna

(Exodus 15:27–16:10) – Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky– chabad.org

Led by G‑d’s pillar of cloud, the people proceeded on their journey toward Mount Sinai. On the 15th of Iyar, the Jews ran out of matzo. G‑d then began to feed them with manna, a type of bread that descended from heaven each morning.

Even if we believe that everything is in G‑d’s hand, we still tend to think that our own efforts also play a role in acquiring our physical sustenance. In contrast, manna was not acquired through human effort, and so left no room for such misconceptions.

Even so, G‑d did not allow the people to collect more than one day’s worth of manna at a time, for whenever the pantry would have been full, the people would not have felt dependent upon G‑d.

On the other hand, G‑d did require the people to go out and gather the manna, rather than deliver it to their doorsteps. In this way, He prepared them for their eventual entry into the real world. If acquiring the manna had not required any human effort, the people would have dismissed it as an isolated miracle, irrelevant to real life. By being required to collect the manna, they learned that human effort and G‑d’s blessings work together.

The manna taught us that our sustenance comes from heaven. Even when it appears to be the fruit of our own labor, it is in fact a gift from G‑d.

– Likutei Sichot, vol. 16, pp. 177–178

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

Mondays – Beginning January 28, 2019

8:30 pm in the Chapel Join Rabbi Perlman as we bring the Amud-A-Week to Nusach Hari B’nai Zion
(for men only) No requirements or prerequisites. Just come ready to learn.

Our Nusach Hari Photo Directory will be published for 2019.

Family photos will be scheduled for:
Sunday, May 5 from Noon to 7pm
Mondays, May 6 from 1-8pm
Mondays, May 13 from 1-8pm
Tuesday, May 14 from 1- 8pm

Planning for the 2019 NHBZ photo directory has begun. We are looking for volunteers for 3 tasks:

  1. Photography schedulers will begin taking reservations for appointments for family photographs.
  2. Hosts will be needed for the four photo dates to sign people in for their appointments
  3. Sales people will solicit business ads and personal greetings for the directory

The committee will meet for the first time on Sunday morning February 24 at 10:30 here at the synagogue.

The week of March 11 we will schedule a one hour conference call with the directory publisher to receive any final instructions.
If you are interested in working on one of the tasks, send me a message or call Keith Zeff at 314-775-4430.

Synaplex Shabbat January 12th, 2019

8:30 am -Traditional Services – in the Sanctuary

9:15 am – Prayer Learners Service – in the Chapel led by Rabbi Yosef David of Aish HaTorah St. Louis

10:00 am – Starting Points – in the Chapel. Topic: “A Theory of Relative-ity: Getting Closer to Difficult Family Members” led by Rabbi Ze’ev Smason

10:00 am – Children’s Programming – Lower Level.
Tot Shabbat for ages 1-6, babysitting for younger children, Junior Congregation for ages 7 and up.

11:15 am  Synaplex Breakout Sessions

  1. “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A View from Outer Space” Dr. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  2. “The Jewish Journey: What Does it Mean to Live as a Jew?” Rabbi Avi Roberts, Ignite YP, Director

12:15 pm Kiddush Lunch for All – in the Social Hall

NHBZ Synaplex Shabbat is free and open to the Jewish public.
Home hospitality is available. Call the NHBZ office at 314-991-2100 ext. 2 for details.

 

Shaving Israel presents a movie:

BENEATH THE HELMET from High School to the Home Front

This documentary film portrays the sacrifices and rigorous training young men and women endure to become soldiers in the Israeli army.  After the movie, a former Israeli paratrooper will answer all your questions.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3 PM

Please arrive early!
We’ll be starting on time.

Address:
Nusach Hari ’nai Zion
650 North Price Road
Olivette, MO 63132
314-991-2100

You are welcome to stay for NHBZ Pizza Night, starting at the conclusion of our program, at 5 PM!

Pizza Night – Sunday December 30, 2018

This month Pizza night is Thursday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All You Can Eat Buffet – Includes Pizza, Pasta, Salad and Garlic Bread plus a Dessert and a Beverage
Cheese is Cholov Yisroel; pareve & gluten free crusts available while supplies last.

All food under the supervision of Rabbi Ze’ev Smason
Dine-In Buffet
Movies for kids on lower level

Adults: $12.00 ~ Kids 4-10: $6.00 ~ Kids 3 & under: FREE
WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS

Or Carry Out Cheese Pizza $12 plus $.75 for each topping
Place orders by 10 am Sunday: email preferred to jeff@nhbz.org or call 314-991-2100, ext. 2
Pick up between 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion
650 North Price Road
Olivette, MO 63132
314-991-2100

 

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume 2 Number 2 – January 12, 2019 – 6 Shevat 5779

NHBZ Sisterhood Congratulates JProStl 2019 Award Winners

Chani Smason
Educator Peer Award

Robin Rickerman
Pillar Peer Award

The JProStl Awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization & the Jewish community.

JProStl’s 2019 Recognition Luncheon
The Future is Bright: Highlighting the Work of Our Professionals
Thursday, January 31, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Next Sisterhood Board Meeting: Tues, Jan. 15 at 6:00pm

The Next Balance for Balabustes Class presented by NHBZ Sisterhood and the St. Louis Senior Kollel at NHBZ: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2-4pm.

Women’s Philanthropy Program “Pieces of Our CommuUNITY” February 21 at 7 pm
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel

Sisterhood’s Book Club

The next Book Club meeting is February 25 at the home of Trudy Sudin, and the book selection is: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer, the moving and informative true story of how one Jewish boy’s kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power and changed Europe forever. A captivating and compelling read! ALL WOMEN WELCOME!

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Fran Alper phone: 314-993-4024 fran.alper@outlook.com

You Are Invited…

All paid-up Sisterhood Members are invited to a MembershipTea honoring YOU and our long-time Sisterhood Members SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2:30 PM. A Kosher Wine-Tasting will follow the Tea, where you will learn that there’s more to Shabbos kiddush than Manischewitz!

Parshat Bo – Faith in the Redemption

– Translated and Adapted by Moshe Wisnefsky– chabad.org/thejewishwoman

As Moses had said, all the firstborn Egyptian males died precisely at midnight. The Egyptians urged the Jews to leave, showering them with silver, gold, and clothing. The Jewish women, confident that G-d would perform miracles for them, also brought timbrels to celebrate with.

(וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל . . . וַיִּשְׁאֲלוּ מִמִּצְרַיִם כְּלֵי כֶסֶף וּכְלֵי זָהָב וּשְׂמָלֹת: (שמות יב:לה

The Israelites . . . requested silver and gold utensils and clothing from the Egyptians. Exodus 12:35.

By also bringing along timbrels, the women demonstrated more faith and trust in G-d than did the men. The women of our generation, too, can lead the way by demonstrating their faith that the final Redemption is imminent. To be sure, until the moment of redemption arrives, we should all feel the bitterness of the exile and pray fervently that G-d bring it to an end. But at the same time, our unshakable confidence that G-d will fulfill His promise of redemption should fill us with overflowing joy. Women, on the strength of their innately more deep-seated faith, can already begin celebrating the Redemption – even with music and dance – and this will inspire the men to follow suit.

1-Sefer HaSichot 5752, vol. 1, pp. 303–307.

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

The Sisterhood Scoop

Volume I Number 43 – December 29, 2018 – 21 Tevet 5779

NHBZ Sisterhood Congratulates JProStl 2019 Award Winners

Chani Smason
Educator Peer Award

Robin Rickerman
Pillar Peer Award

The JProStl Awards honor those who exemplify professional excellence and dedication to their position, organization & the Jewish community.

JProStl’s 2019 Recognition Luncheon
The Future is Bright: Highlighting the Work of Our Professionals
Thursday, January 31, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Next Sisterhood Board Meeting: Tues, Jan. 15 at 6:00pm
The Next Balance for Balabustes Class presented by NHBZ Sisterhood and the St. Louis Senior Kollel at NHBZ: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2-4pm

Sisterhood’s Book Club

The next Book Club meeting is February 25 at the home of Trudy Sudin, and the book selection is: The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, by David I. Kertzer, the moving and informative true story of how one Jewish boy’s kidnapping became a pivotal event in the collapse of the Vatican as a secular power and changed Europe forever. A captivating and compelling read! ALL WOMEN WELCOME!

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Fran Alper phone: 314-993-4024 fran.alper@outlook.com

You Are Invited…

All paid-up Sisterhood Members are invited to a MembershipTea honoring YOU and our long-time Sisterhood Members SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2:30 PM. A Kosher Wine-Tasting will follow the Tea, where you will learn that there’s more to Shabbos kiddush than Manischewitz!

Parshat Va’eira – 5 Steps to Breaking a Negative Habit
– by Chana Weisberg – chabad.org/thejewishwoman

“That’s it! I’ve had enough!” Do you want to resolve to work on breaking a bad habit that has gotten a stronghold on your life? It could be as innocuous as biting your nails or checking your email too many times an hour. Or it could be something more worrisome, like eating patterns that threaten your health, emotional responses that threaten your relationships or shopping routines that threaten your financial security. Whatever it is, you’ve come to the conclusion that these negative practices are enslaving you. You are ready to take control, determined to create positive and lasting change. Now comes the hard part. How?

In the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, G‑d assures Moses that He will liberate the Jewish people from their Egyptian bondage.

“Say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the L‑rd, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will save you from their labor, and I will redeem you … And I will take you to Me as a people, and I will be a G‑d to you, and you will know that I am the L‑rd your G‑d … . I will bring you to the land … .”

With these words, G‑d teaches us how to become a free nation. Moreover, we can use these steps to free ourselves from our personal enslavements.

  1. I will bring you out.
    Firstly, physically remove (“bring yourself out” and away from) the temptation. The chocolate bars or potato chips in your pantry are beckoning? Eliminate these unhealthy choices from your home! You’re checking your emails during quality time with loved ones? Turn off your phone!
  2. I will save you.
    Now that you’ve removed the negative temptation, fill the void with something positive (“save yourself” in a practical way). Feel an urge to munch on something unhealthy? Call a friend. Ready to lose your temper and lash out in anger? Listen to a Torah class or go for a walk to calm down.
  3. I will redeem you.
    You’ve taken proactive, practical steps to conquer your negative habits. Now it’s time to analyze how you got here in the first place. To eliminate the possibility of replacing one compulsion with another, you need to address its underlying cause (to “redeem yourself”). Was it boredom? Fear? Stress? Face the emotional issues that created this crutch.
  4. I will take you to Me as a people.
    After addressing your emotional landscape, it’s time to take a long, hard look at your spiritual welfare. The purpose of our redemption was to “take you to Me.” Strengthen your relationship with G‑d to ensure meaning, fulfillment and purpose.
  5. I will bring you to the land.
    After exerting all the necessary effort, know that true freedom (bringing you to the promised land of your goals) comes only from G‑d. Remember: G‑d controls every aspect of our world, and our power comes only from Him.

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