NHBZ plans groundbreaking for new shul

A for sale sign outside Nusach Hari B’nai Zion on Olive Boulevard. The congregation is breaking ground for a new shul behind Logos School, near the intersection of Old Bonhomme and Price roads.


Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will break ground for its new shul at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 25 at the site of its future home, 650 North Price Road (just south of Logos School, which is at the corner of Old Bonhomme and Price roads. Parking is available on the Logos lot or on the street.

NHBZ announced in August, 2009 that it has an accepted contract on its present synagogue property, a 1.2-acre tract at 8630 Olive Boulevard. The site, which includes the shul’s sanctuary, parking lot and an administrative/educational building, has housed NHBZ for the past half century. The congregation plans to construct a new structure on a two-acre parcel of land behind Logos.

In an interview last year, Menachem Szus, chairman of the relocation committee, said the congregation’s plans call for a bi-level structure that will encompass about 15,000 square feet, roughly the same as the combined floor space of both of the shul’s present buildings. The final design is still in flux as fundraising continues but Szus said that the final project cost should fall in the $2-to-$3 million range.