Announcement Sponsors

in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of David Raphael Iken by his parents, Dorit Daphna-Iken and Harvey Iken, and his siblings, Donna and Daniel.

Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, Dec. 28TH  

Candle lighting............4:29 PM                         Shacharit during week:  Sun. & Tues. 8:00 AM

Mincha/Maariv............4:25 PM                        Mon. & Thurs.    6:30 AM

                                                                        Weds. & Friday                           6:40 AM

Saturday, Dec. 29TH                                        Mincha & Maariv during week  4:30 PM

Hashkama Minyan............. 7:30 AM                Sof Z’man Kriat Shema               9:41 AM

Chumash shiur............................................8:00 AM

Shacharit........ ........9:00 AM                           The Eruv......Please call hotline - 863-1811

Shiur (see topic below)..........3:40 PM           

Mincha..............4:25 PM                                

Shabbat Ends.............5:30 PMEvening Shema......   after 5:30 PM


Kiddush: Dorit Daphna-Iken and Harvey Iken in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, David Raphael Iken

Seudah Shlishit:  sponsored by David Rubin in honor of Sheva Brachot for Levi & Alissa Zeffren.

Pre-Mincha Shiur topic (3:40pm):

Of Moshe Rabeinu's Doubts, Fears, & Suspicions: Day 1 on the Job




Mazel Tov – Mazel Tov to David Raphael Iken on his Bar Mitzvah today, his parents Dorit Daphna-Iken and Harvey Iken, his sister Donna and Brother Daniel, his grandparents Joe and Julie Iken and Shalom (Ora z"l) Dafna their out of town visitors, Shalom Dafna and Revital, Ayelet and Shachar Goldberg from Israel, Vered, Keren, Hod Marks from Miami, Rich, Jenny, Jonathan, Josh Iken from Galveston, Ron, Debby, Jeffrey, Miriam, Jeremy, Michelle Iken and Sarita Ledani from Boston, Zvi, Ingrid, Racheli and Ari Schoenburg from Fairfax, Virginia, Mikhail Pevzner from Washington D.C. and Aryeh, Karin, Ehud Laor from Cleveland.


·                                                                                                                                            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


The Shul’s Annual Dinner

Invitations are out!  Please return your journal ad sheets and checks, and your reservations for this awesome event!  And how about the new venue???  8101 Delmar:  the hoppin’-est place in town!



Dr. Wolf’s Sunday class will not be held this week.

All of Rabbi Shulman’s weekday classes resume on the following dates:

Wednesday (Talmud) Jan. 2nd

Monday (Kohelet) – Jan 8th

Tuesday (Joshua) – Jan 9th


THANK YOU! – to Jackie Gerson & Avigayil Raul for their hard work cleaning the refrigerators, and the kitchen.  You just don’t stop, and we appreciate you!


Blood Drive! – Sunday, January 13, 2008 from 10 AM – 4 PM at Young Israel.  We need everyone’s help!  Please sign up to give blood and work the day of the event.  Sign up sheets will be coming out shortly.  To schedule an appointment go to or call 1-800-GIVELIFE. Walk-Ins are also welcome.

To volunteer to work call Judy & Bob Hellman at 862-8432 or email (or


Take A Taste Of Ethiopia Home With You

Try Ethiopian instead of Chinese to finish up 2007!  The Shul still has some tasty dishes for sale from our Chanukah party: please call Vicki Isakow at 314-862-5661 to order.  Thank you for supporting our Shul.


Sales Tax Savings

Please remember when you shop for the shul to get our tax ID number from Clare, so we don’t pay unnecessary sales tax.  This is very important to save the shul money.  Thank you!


New Member Dinner Follow Up:  Our New Member Dinner Committee again wants to thank everyone who worked so hard on this great event.  Also, a reminder:  if you haven’t yet paid, please do. 

Is your child missing clothing?  Check the downstairs coat rack.  We donate items on 1-7-08.


TMK News

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER of the fourth annual Ulpan Ivrit - 5768: Tuesday and Wednesday nights, January 15th through April 9th; $100 for the semester. Every student receives his/her own workbook. Scholarships are available.


Sign up for the Torah MiTzion Mother/Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program, which begins 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 (314 420-3696) or Suzanne Sundy (314 420-7880).


Derech Eretz Sunday Club this Week!  Kids have fun with Shany Batit and Eliana Smith! The Derech Eretz Club will be held this Sunday (12/23) at Young Israel Synagogue (8101 Delmar Blvd): Grade K-3 9:30 - 10:30 AM   Grade 4-7 10:30 - 11:30 AM

NOTE: There will be NO Sunday Club on December 30th


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


Vardit presents Beit Midrash for Women Wednesday:  9:15 AM at 7916 Stanford.


Community News

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.

Shabbos Kallah – for Danielle Chapman (fiance’ of Eldad Bialecki) next Shabbos, December 29th at 3:30 PM at the home of Debbie Simon, 7909 Cornell.

Jewish Food Pantry – the food pantry is in desperate need of  donations. Please donate with a check or goods.  Thank you.

Block Yeshiva High School: Basketball game, Sat Dec. 22nd, at 7:30 PM.  Boys Varsity vs Alumni, is postponed.


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

The Shul office hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri. from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Closed on Wed.

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


Rabbi Shulman’s email is

Young Israel website:

If you are interested in sponsoring a weekly Shul Announcement, please email Clare ( or call the Shul office (727-1880).  Minimum suggested donation is $36.  Thank you.