ANNOUNCEMENT SPONSORS: The Siegel family in honor of Shira’s bat mitzvah.

In honor of Sharon Pollack on her special birthday by David, David, Anne, Yoni, Noah, Elizabeth, and Jake.

Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, May 23

Candle lighting                                                  7:56 pm

Mincha / Ma’ariv                                              7:00 pm

Saturday, May 24

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:20 am

Shiur (note time!)*                                            6:40 pm

Mincha                                                             7:50 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:57 pm


Between Heaven & Earth

Reflections on Reward & Punishment

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday & Monday                                           8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday                        6:40 am

Thursday                                                          6:30 am


Mincha & Ma’ariv                                            8:00 pm

Evening Shema                                                 after 8:57 pm


Eruv                                                                 UP


Kiddush: sponsored by Victor & Ellen Siegel in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Shira.


Seudah Shlishit: sponsors invited




·                                                                                                                                       To Shira Siegel on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to her parents Victor & Ellen Siegel. Welcome and Mazal Tov to her grandparents Anky Siegel and Marsha & Ed Kersch.  Welcome to Jody, Joel, Micayla, Bailey, Max, and Devin Kersch.

·                                                                                                                                       A special Mazal Tov to Josh & Amy Brickel on the birth of their daughter, Tzippora Gila. If anyone is interested in helping them out by making meals, please contact Vicki Isakow at 314-862-5661.

·                                                                                                                                       Dr. & Mrs. Mark Tversky on the birth of a grandson, to parents Leah & A.J. Schreiber of Teaneck, NJ, grandparents are Barry & Batsheva Schreiber of Highland park, NJ, and great-grandmother Julia Tversky of St. Louis.

·                                                                                                                                       Mazal Tov to Bess Pearl on the engagement of her granddaughter, Antal, daughter of Jerry Pearl & Brenda Pearl, to Eran Lendner in Israel.

THANK YOU!! The beautiful new bookcases in the Beit Midrash are installed and quickly filling up.  Heartfelt thanks to Chaim and Freda Shiel, parents of Roz Hirschhorn, for their generosity in making a donation for these bookcases in memory of Chaya Renana Galit Hirschhorn.  Also, special thanks to the Women's Division who participated heartily in helping the shul fund these much needed additions to our Beit Midrash.  Be sure to stop downstairs to see them!



·                                                                                                                                             Gershon Yitzchak ben Matil Tziril

·                                                                                                                                             Rafael Dovid Grunberger (ben Bracha)

·                                                                                                                                             Ruven Kirshner (ben Tovah Chaya)

·                                                                                                                                             Zev Eliezer (ben Chaya Shaindel)

·                                                                                                                                             Malka bat Chaya

·                                                                                                                                             Erna Waltuch (Esther bas Rachel Leah)


Gilad ben Aviva (Shallit), Ehud ben Malka (Goldwasser), and Eldad ben Tova (Regev)



The Second Annual Women’s Division Shavuot Take Out menu will debut this Sunday, May 25th.  Don’t be left out. Contact Chelle Medow at, (569-3618) or Heather Douek at, (260-9277).


Everyone’s invited:  please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 5th to stop by the office during our Open House to wish Clare well upon her retirement.


Please mark your calendars.  The Shul’s Annual meeting will take place, iy”H, on Sunday, June 22, 10:00am, in the sanctuary.


SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, June 29 from 5:00-8pm.  Farewell Tribute to our Israeli Shlichim, Uria and Vardit Teperberg, to be held at Hillel, 6300 Forsyth Blvd.

Kids going to Israel:  If your child is going to Israel, this summer or next fall, please contact the office to let us know his/her name, name of institution and cell phone number.

Clothing: Are you missing a raincoat, hat or a children's item of clothing? Please claim these items from the coat rack downstairs. Any remaining items will be donated on June 5th.

Lost & Found: There are a set of car keys (GM), a key with SIU printed on it, and 2 pair of reading glasses in the office.



Mishnat Pinchas (parent/child learning) downstairs 5 min after the start of Kiddush.

Derech Eretz Club: Grade 4-7 Saturday 9-10 PM; Grade K-3 Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM

TMK-EHA Drama Club presents "Brothers-in-Arms", written and directed by Uria Teperberg, produced by Suzanne Sundy.  There are two Casts.  The shows are June 11 & June 12 at 6:30 PM and 8:00PM at Shaare Zedek Synagogue.  Tickets: $10 each (maximum $45/family) Visit and click on Drama Club to view Video Clips of the previous three performances.

Ulpan graduation - All are welcome to attend a screening of "HaMelech Ha'Ariyot" (The Lion King in Hebrew) at the Ulpan graduation May 27 (7:30 PM) at Young Israel.  (A donation is requested from all non-Ulpan students.)



VA’AD HA’IR DINNER -Save the date: June 22, 2008 for The Vaad Ha’ir of St. Louis Community Dinner: Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel, honoring Community Chesed Award (Olam Chesed Yiboneh) Mrs. Merle Hartstein. Young Professional Community Service Award, Mrs. Meira Bresler Riemer.

ST. LOUIS KOLLEL - SOCIETY OF JEWISH MEDICAL ETHICS - On June 15, The St. Louis Society of Jewish Medical Ethics is honoring Lester & Matilda Zeffren. Rabbi Bienenfeld is the guest speaker.  For details, please contact the St. Louis Kollel.

ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS:  In St. Louis for the summer?  St. Louis Hillel at Washington University will hold a FREE summer Barbeque for all college-age students. Sunday, June 1st, 5:00-7:00pm.

Jewish Family and Children's Service invites everyone to an OPEN HOUSE at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Rd on Sunday, June 8th between 12 and 3 PM.  Admission is a bag of groceries.  Visitors can see the distribution center, stack groceries and help make nutritious snacks. Face painting, music and dancing will be the entertainment. Please note that hearty soups, canned fruit, snacks, tuna and dry pasta are needed. The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is funded by the Jewish Federation, United Way and Variety, the children's charity of St Louis.

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

JCC to host its 18th annual Tour de Fun on June 1st - Created especially for families with children 10 and under.  For more information, please call 314-442-3129.

The St. Louis Jewish Community Listserv (STLJCL)  is an exciting new initiative connecting members of the St. Louis Jewish community. Community list serves have changed the face of Jewish communities worldwide and we're thrilled to offer this service to our community. To join, e-mail us at  For more information on the Listserv, please see the flyer posted on the Shul's bulletin board in the front hallway, and/or speak to Barbara Ast, Jill M. Mogil, Debby Schuman, or Faye Newman.

Missouri Torah Institute: The Missouri Torah Institute is hosting a special evening benefit, featuring guest speaker, Rabbi Paysach Krohn followed by elegant dessert reception. Wednesday, June 4th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Airport Marriott: $36 per person, $50 per couple.  Sponsored by the Lefton Family in memory of Rabbi Jerome Lefton.



Shul Office Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri. 9:30 AM2:30 PM. Closed on Wed.

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

Rabbi Shulman’s email is  Rabbi Shulman can also be reached at his home study during hours when the office is closed, at 725-6130.

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