Announcement Sponsors

Bonnie & Mickey Goldmeier and “the six pack” in recognition of Roz Hirschhorn, who was recently honored with the Grinspoon Steinhardt Award for excellence in teaching

And the entire shul in grateful Alan Haber and his fine team of mucklucking eruv builders!  Happy Birthday to the Eruv and many thanks to all who work so hard to keep it up!

Young Israel of St. Louis






Friday, Dec. 7th

Candle lighting............4:22 PM                         Shacharit during week:  Sun.     8:00 AM

Mincha/Maariv............4:15 PM                        Mon. thru Thurs.           6:30 AM

                                                                        Friday                                      6:40 AM

Saturday, Dec. 8th                                           Mincha & Maariv during week  4:15 PM

Hashkama Minyan............. 7:30 AM                Sof Z’man Kriat Shema         9:30 AM

Chumash Shiur.............8:00 AM                     

Shacharit........ ........9:00 AM                           The Eruv is.......   UP!!

Shiur..................3:30 PM                               

Mincha..............4:15 PM                                

Shabbat Ends.............5:22 PMEvening Shema......                   after 5:23 PM


Kiddush: sponsored by Michael & Karen Zeffren in honor of the aufruf of their son, Levi.


Seudah Shlishit: sponsors invited

Pre-Mincha Shiur given by Uria Teperberg at 3:30 PM.  Topic: “What is Chanukah?”

Adult Chanukah Party in the Social Hall, Saturday night!  Ethiopian Dinner!

ROSH CHODESH TEVET – Monday, December 10th.

Monday, December 10 at 8:00 PM – Special Chanukah lecture

given by Rabbi Shulman.





MAZEL TOV – to Karen & Michael Zeffren on the forthcoming wedding of their son, Levi.  They welcome the Kallah, Alissi Tanzar, and her parents Gail & Lee Gordon of Chicago. Mazel tov to grandparents Nancy & Paul Friedman and Shirley & Ted  Zeffren.


 To Erna Waltuch on the engagement of her granddaughter, Deborah Waltuch, daughter of Rabbi Marvin & Rosalie Waltuch, to Ury Frankel of  Teaneck, N.J.


To Ruth Shanker and Debra & Joel Fink on the birth of a great grandson & grandson to Leah & Jacob Almo of Seattle.

To Lester & Matilda Zeffren on the engagement of their granddaughter Sara Zeffren, daughter of Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Zeffren, to Shloimie Sheinert of Monsey, NY.  L’Chayam will be Saturday at 8:30 PM, 959 Abbeyville.


To Michael Makovsky for being chosen one of 5 finalists for the Jewish Literature Award for his book “Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism & Statecraft”. Available in book stores


·                                                                                                                                            Dr. Hillel Nachum Goldstein (ben Batya Eta)

·                                                                                                                                            Rafael Dovid Grunberger (ben Bracha)

·                                                                                                                                            Ruven Kirshner (ben Tovah Chaya)

·                                                                                                                                            Zev Eliezer (ben Chaya Shaindel)

·                                                                                                                                            Malka bas Chaya

·                                                                                                                                            Panina Medow Licht (Panina bas Rochel Ettel).

KIDNAPPED CHAYALEI ZAHAL - Gilad ben Aviva (Shallit), Ehud ben Malka (Goldwasser), and Eldad ben Tova (Regev)


Shul News

ONEG for teenage girls, grades 8-12, on Fri., at 8:30 PM at the Shulman home.

Donations NOT Wanted! – Shul activity has increased!  We have so many functions here daily and now are creating a great deal of trash.  Do not use our trash receptacle for your personal garbage.  That’s what U. City is for!  We’re filling our dumpster up very well, thank you, without your personal donations!


St. Louis Wedding Dresses G'mach - Dresses for the bride, mother of the bride/groom, and bridesmaids Serving the entire community. Please call Faye Newman (862-7537) or Phyllis Shapiro (725-4876) for an appointment.


The Glass Mezzuzah – December 25th  5:00pm.   Come make your own mezuzah. Rabbi Shulman will speak about mezuzah journey through history.  Details to follow.


TMK News

Mishnat Pinchas, the Torah MiTzion parent/child learning begins 5 min after the start of Kiddush, downstairs in Young Israel.

Derech Eretz Sunday Club this Week!

Kids have fun with Shany Batit and Eliana Smith! The Derech Eretz Club will be held this Sunday (12/9): at Young Israel Synagogue (8101 Delmar Blvd): K-3 9:30 - 10:30 AM 4-7  10:30 - 11:30 AM

Sign up for the Mother/Daughter Bat Mitzva Program. The Torah MiTzion Bat Mitzvah Program will begin on January 6th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  This educational program of 10 classes was developed by Oshra Koren of Matan in Israel. We are the first to offer this unique program in the U.S. ($140, scholarships are available).  Mothers of 6th graders should contact Vardit Teperberg (314 4203696) or Suzanne Sundy (314 4207880).

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER of the the fourth annual Ulpan Ivrit - 5768: January 15th through April 9th, held in Young Israel every Tuesday & Wednesday evening.

Adult Hebrew classes are taught by Vardit Teperberg on 4 levels.

Children's Hebrew classes are taught by the Sherut Leumi girls (Shany and Eliana) from 6:15 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday (beginners) & Wednesday (advanced). $100 for each semester. Every student receives their own workbook. Scholarships available. Educational program of 10 classes was developed by Oshra Koren of Matan in Israel. We are the first to offer this unique program in the U.S. ($140, scholarships are available).  Mothers of 6th graders should contact Vardit Teperberg (314 420-3696) or Suzanne Sundy (314 420-7880).
                     Community News

B.Y.H.S. Boys Varsity Basketball – Sat., 7:30 PM at Epstein. Block vs. Memphis H.S. Admission $3 Adults, $2 Students. Proceeds benefits Sports Fund.

Jewish Family & Children Services WINGS - Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at the Jewish Federation, Dec. 16th at 12:30 PM. Tweens & Teens; Maximizing Mental Wellness in These Critical Years. Free and open to the public.  For more info or to RSVP, call 314-812-9372.

Evening of Inspiration – Wed., Dec. 12, 8:00 PM at the home of Lynda Cohen, 8112 Teasdale Ave.  To commemorate the yahrzeit of Faye R. Schultz.  Speaker: Mrs. Esti Zuravin.  Topic:  “The Art of Being a Giver”.  Please see flyer on bulletin board.

Women's Tehillim Group:  Meets at Fiona Kark’s home on 926 Jeanerette from 9:15-10 am.  If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 863-2829.  The new telephone number for the Tehillim hotline is (314) 995-7119.


Please note that the Shul office will be closed December 24th though January 3rd.

The Shul office hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri. from 9:30 AM2:30 PM. Closed on Wed.

Deadline for announcements:   Noon on Thursday & for Mazel Tovs 10 AM on Friday


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