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Sammy Rangel will speak at NHBZ’s International Speaker Series on Sunday, Sept. 17Photo: Live. Laugh. Photography

NHBZ speaker to share journey from hate to healing

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chef Emeritus September 6, 2017

Sammy Rangel will share his journey from a childhood lost to abuse, crime and incarceration, to overcoming his anger and hate, to devoting his life to helping others and “believing that change is possible” as the featured speaker in Nusach Hari B’nai...

NHBZ offers Hebrew reading crash course

July 6, 2017

Learn to read Hebrew in time for the High Holidays with Nusach Hari B’nai Zion’s five-week Hebrew reading crash course. Beginning on Monday July 17 from 7:30-9 p.m., this NJOP (National Jewish Outreach Project) designed curriculum is intended to instruct...

NHBZ welcomes guest rabbi for ‘Synaplex’ weekend events

June 28, 2017

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will welcome Rabbi Daniel Cohen for a series of programs on Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9.Cohen is a motivational speaker and author of “What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life of Legacy.” He is a board...

The Aish HaTorah team takes part in the inaugural Kosher Barbecue Competition and Festival at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion last year. This year’s competition is slated for June 25.

NHBZ plans second Annual Kosher Barbecue Competition

May 25, 2017

The Second Annual St. Louis Kosher Barbecue Competition and Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, 650 N. Price Road.Following up on last year’s event, which attracted about 500 attendees, event organizers...

Michael Medved

Radio host to explore spirituality, politics at NHBZ

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus September 15, 2016

To refer to Michael Medved as a Renaissance Man or jack of many trades would be an understatement.Medved, 67 and a popular radio host, published his first bestseller at age 26. His “Michael Medved Show” airs on 300 radio stations nationwide and in...

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion series looks at ‘15 Worst Lies about Israel’

June 23, 2016

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion is hosting a new series with stand-alone presentations from strong community advocates for Israel and Jews, focusing on the “15 Worst Lies about Israel and the Truth to Combat Them.” The six-part series will be held on Wednesdays,...

An artists rendering of the new Nusach Hari Bnai Zion building
at 650 N. Price Road in Olivette.

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion plans dedication for new shul in Olivette

August 17, 2011

Nusach Hari Bnai Zion will hold a dedication celebration - Chanukat Habayit - at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The community is invited to celebrate with NHBZ as it opens its new synagogue building, located at 650 N. Price Road.Currently located in University...

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion President Bob Kaiser (center) and Rabbi Ze’ev Smason (right) talk with Jason Parker, Project Manager for Certified Solar Solutions, LLC during a visit to the construction site of NHBZ’s new building on Price Road near Old Bonhomme in Olivette. Photo: Kristi Foster

The greening of the shul

April 21, 2011

It's a staple of synagogue life. Meeting rooms, lobbies, even individual bricks can be dedicated in memory of a loved one or in honor of a family that has contributed to the congregation. Nusach Hari B'nai Zion is no exception to the rule. But as shul...

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