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:
Sara Adelman LectureOn July 27th, 2014, Dr. Jerry Lob spoke on the topic of "Finding Calm, Even Joy, in Difficult Times". The audio is available on the shul website.
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.
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.
November 28, 2014
Join us to hear Professor Aviezer, Professor of Physics at Bar-Ilan University and scholar of the intersection Torah and science.
Friday Night oneg at 8:30 at the home of Rich and Maurie Axelbaum, "G-d's Plan for the Universe"
Shabbos/Shabbat morning after Davening, "On Contradictions Between Torah and Science: The Creation of the Universe"
Melaveh Malkah at 7:00 at the home of Izzy and Joe Yazdi, "The Second Creation Narrative in the Second Chapter of Bereshit: What Does it Mean? Why is it There?
November 29, 2014
December 7, 2014
Yeshivat Kadimah presents Gitti Allman of decoratemycakeNY.com at the home of Ruth Raskas. $36 per person; RSVP to email@example.com.
December 12, 2014
The Welcome Dinner this year will be on December 12th. Please join us to welcome all of the new people who have moved to our community. Mincha/Maariv at about 4:20pm followed by dinner at about 6pm. Delicious food, great company, lively zemirot and a chance to bond with other Young Israel members. See the flyer for RSVP information and cost.
December 14, 2014
Join Tomchei Shabbos for tea, coffee and dessert. Enjoy samples from our upcoming cookbook, and bring your favorite recipes for submission! Admission is 6 recipes or $18.
December 15, 2014
Dance the night away! Wear white and join Bnei Akiva in the Epstein lunchroom at 6:30. $5 per person.
December 16, 2014
Be a Macabee! Bring a Nerf gun to the Oberlanders at 6:30 Tuesday night. $5 per person.