Clare Conway in honor of the Young Israel Congregation, to thank you for your love, affection, and support.  



Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, May 30

Candle lighting                                                  8:01 pm

Mincha / Ma’ariv                                              7:00 pm

Saturday, May 31

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:18 am

Mincha                                                             7:55 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   9:02 pm


Guest Rabbi:  Rabbi Michael Dubitsky

Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Wednesday, June 4
Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday                   6:30 am

Tuesday & Friday                                             6:40 am


Mincha & Ma’ariv                                            8:05 pm

Evening Shema                                                 after 9:02 pm


Eruv                                                                 UP


Kiddush: sponsored by Erich & Bonnie Drazen in honor of the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Shaina Debra.


Seudah Shlishit: sponsors invited




·                                                                                                                                       Mazel Tov to Shaina Debra Drazen on the celebration of her Bat Mitzvah. Mazel Tov to her parents, Erich & Bonnie, her grandparents, Mark & Barbara Drazen and Phyllis Franklin, and her great-grandmother, Helen Drazen. Welcome to all her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who have come from near and far to share in the celebration.

·                                                                                                                                       To Dani Feiner, husband of Yael Zeffren Feiner and son-in-law of Dov & Tziona Zeffren, upon graduating from dental school in New Jersey.

·                                                                                                                                       To Tanya Fredman upon receiving a B.A. in fine Arts with a minor in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies with highest honors from Brandeis U.

·                                                                                                                                       To Naomi Weissmann upon graduating from Ryerson University.

·                                                                                                                                       To Jeremy Hellman and his parents, Judy and Bob, upon graduating with honors from Yeshiva University.

·                                                                                                                                       To Rich Axelbaum on his election as President of Block Yeshiva High School. Hakorat Hatov to outgoing President, Alan Kandel.

Mazel Tov to all of our graduates: Please be sure to send us their names, if you haven’t already, so they can be recognized next week!   We want to list everyone! And if you would like to join in sponsoring Kiddush next Shabbat in their honor, call or email the office.

Mazel Tov to St. Louis NCSY and Rabbi Michael Rovinskyon winning Chapter Excellence for the second year in a row. Mazel Tov to the awardees:

Lisa Ast - Hakarat HaTov; Devorah Esrig - NCSYer of the Year; Eliezer Goldberg- Lev Tahor; Aliza Johnson - Eitz Chaim; Mika Krantman - Hakarat HaTov; Lior Melnick - Lev Tahor; Esther Santer - Lev Tahor; Farryn Treisman - Keser Shem Tov.  And Mazel tov to the following NCSYers on being elected to the Midwest Regional Board: Shira Kandel – President, Yechiel Bresler – VP of Education, Gabby Railenu – VP of Technology, and Sheera Hirschhorn – VP of Summer Programs

STONE DEDICATION - there will be a stone dedication for Rabbi Jerry Lefton ob’m, at 12:15 on Sunday, June 1, at Beis Medrash Hagadol Cemetery on Ladue Rd.



·                                                                                                                                             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).



Everyone’s invited:  please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 5th to stop by the office during office hours 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, 10:00 am, in the Sanctuary.



Don’t forget to make your reservation for the Vaad dinner honoring our own Merle Hartstein and Meira Reimer.  Mazel Tov to you both on this deserved honor! 



On June 15th the St. Louis Society of Jewish Medical Ethics is honoring our own.  Rabbi Bienenfeld will speak.  For details, contact the St. Louis Kollel.



Dessert Reception! 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.




Congratulations to this year's Ulpan Graduates!  Thanks to Vardit for teaching us Hebrew.


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


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


Save the Dates:  Summer Camp Derech Eretz will be held July 28 - August 15.


TMK-EHA Drama Club presents "Brothers-in-Arms," written and directed by Uria Teperberg, produced by Suzanne Sundy, June 11 & June 12, 6:30 - 7:30 PM and 8 - 9 PM on the stage at Shaare Zedek Synagogue. Tickets: $10 each (maximum $45/family). Visit and click on Drama Club to view Video Clips of the previous three.


Great Big Derech Eretz Sunday Club Final Event.  Join us for a surprise trip on a bus to a secret location on Sunday, June 15th at 10:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided. Please meet at Young Israel parking

lot.  The cost will be $5 per child.  For more information please call Eliana or Shany at 570-3052.

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.

In Memory of Rabbi Jerome Lefton

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




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.

Young Israel Web-site:

To sponsor a weekly Shul Announcement, email Clare ( or call the Shul office (727-1880).  Minimum suggested donation is $36.