Welcome to the Young Israel of St. Louis
Young Israel of St. Louis welcomes visitors and new members to our warm and vital shul. Committed to living Torah lives, fostering spiritual growth and supporting Israel, our Orthodox congregation provides daily and Shabbos/Shabbat davening as well as multiple learning opportunities for men, women and our youth. We strive to live by the principle of hachnassas/t orchim and would be pleased to offer home hospitality to any travelers coming to our St. Louis community. Located in the heart of the St. Louis eruv, Congregation Young Israel welcomes you.
Rabbi Moshe Shulman
Rabbi Shulman has Rabbinic Ordination from the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate, and is a graduate of the Rabbinic Kollel and Sha'al Institute for Rabbinic and Educational Training of Yeshivas/Yeshivat Sha'alvim. Before joining Young Israel, he served as spiritual leader in Calgary and Toronto. His special interests include Tanach and the interaction of science, medicine and halacha. He can be reached for private consultation through the shul office, 314-727-1880, extension 3, or his home office, 314-725-6130.
Listen to Rabbi Shulman online
The following shiur series are available for listening to online or downloading to your MP3 player:
Hachnossas/Hachnasat Sefer TorahOn Sunday, February 16, 2014, Young Israel welcomed a new Sefer Torah, dedicated by Howard and Jackie Oppenheimer. We escorted the sefer from their home to the shul where it was joined by the other restored Sifrei Torah, with dancing and celebration. See the photos.
Sarah Adelman Memorial Fund LectureOn July 7, 2013, the Sarah Adelman Memorial Fund sponsored a talk by Professor Smadar Rosensweig, professor of Bible at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University and professor of Biblical Studies at Allegra Franco Sephardic Women's Teachers College. The topic of Prof. Rosensweig's talk was: "What is the Impact of Haftaras Nahamu on our Concept of Nehama (Consolation)?" Yitzchok Adelman made a siyyum upon the completion of his learning of all six books of the Mishna. The topic of his siyyum was "The significance of the number 7 in Judaism."
Rabbinic AuthorityOn June 6, 2013, Rabbi Yonah Reiss, newly appointed Av Beit Din of the CRC, spoke about "Rabbinic Authority vs. Personal Autonomy: Finding the Balance". The audio is available online.
Have an upcoming Simcha or Yahrzeit?If you have an upcoming event and need an aliyah, or want to be Shliach Tzibbur, or need any other honor in shul, please contact the shul office or email the gabbaim. While we try to anticipate everyone's needs, if you tell us in advance, it will make our lives much easier.Thank you,The gabbaim
Visiting St. Louis? Need a place for Shabbos/Shabbat?
If you are visiting St. Louis and need a place to stay, meals, or other information, contact our hospitality coordinators, Judy Hellman and Roz Hirschhorn, through the shul office.
Tomchei ShabbosTomchei Shabbos serves the poor and hungry in our community. Greeting cards can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5.00. Contact Jackie Gerson to purchase your cards. Tomchei Shabbos cash donations may be mailed to Rachel Lubchansky; for food donations call Jackie Oppenheimer.
March 16, 2014
The Purim re-enactment parade will be on Purim, Sunday, March 16th, introducing this year for the first time, Queen Esther! It will begin at the corner of Gay and Cornell at 2:00 pm and end at Saxony Court.
March 23, 2014
Join us for an Israeli dinner, 5-7 pm, prepared by Chef Elchanan, with a raffle drawing at 6:30 pm. Falafel, french fries, dessert, and drink for $9.99/order; by reservation only by March 20th. To reserve and/or purchase raffle tickets, email Bonnie. All proceeds will go to Epstein Hebrew Academy as well as other community organizations
Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Aaron AdlerApril 26, 2014
Rabbi Aaron Adler of Torah in Motion will be our Scholar-in-Residence for the Shabbos/Shabbat. Sponsorships are available. Details to follow. For more info, contact Rabbi Shulman at the office or Debby Schuman.