Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, August 22nd                                       

Candle lighting                                                  7:27 pm

Mincha /Ma’ariv                                               7:00 pm

Saturday, August 23rd                                   

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur (Chaim Possick)                       8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:43 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur (Rabbi Shulman)                   6:20 pm

Mincha                                                             7:20 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:26 pm


Eruv                                                                UP

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday & Thursday                                        6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday                         6:40 am


Mincha & Ma’ariv                                            7:20 pm



Kiddush: sponsored by Aaron Fredman in honor of the marriage in Israel of his grandson, Asher Fredman to Ester Maharat.


Seudah Shlishit: sponsors needed




Mazel Tov to Aaron Fredman and Carey & Susie Fredman on the marriage of their grandson and nephew, Asher Fredman to Ester Maharat last week in Israel.


Mazel Tov to Ruth Shanker on the recent birth of a great-grandson. Mazel tov to the parents, Dov & Elisha Huff of Boston and to the grandparents, Alan & Pam Shanker.


Mazel Tov to Shira Kandel on being elected International President of NCSY.


Mazel Tov to Rabbi Michael Rovinsky upon being recognized for 18 years of dedicated service to NCSY.


Mazal Tov to Batya Abramson-Goldstein, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, who will be honored by Fontbonne University at its August 27 Convocation for her work on their first Dedicated Semester, devoted last year to Judaism.




·                                                                                                                                             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


Missing: The entire set (5) of the Gutnick Chumashim are missing from the Beit Medrash.  If you have any information about these s’forim, please contact Judy Haber or Mitch Wolf.  If you need to borrow anything from the shul, please check in with Judy to see how the Shul may accommodate you.


Special Guest Speaker: Ya’akov Katz (‘Ketzele’): This Sunday morning, August 24th, at 10 am, the Young Israel will host a community lecture by visiting Rabbi Ya’akov Katz, otherwise known as “Ketzele”, a former Yom Kippur war hero, and founder of Arutz-7 news agency, as well as one of the founders of the Gush Emunim movement. He will speak on the topic of: ‘Seeing the Good in the State of Israel.’


Thank you: to Nat & Yvette Levy and to Glenna Gelfand and Alan Dryer for maintaining hallway decorum this Shabbat.


Special Presentation – Sefer Torah Registry: Tuesday, Sept 2nd, at 8:00pm, there will be a public presentation by Machon Ott, on the topic of computerized global Sefer Torah Registry, what is it and how does it work?  Machon Ott will be here in St. Louis reviewing, checking, and registering the Sifrei Torah in the Young Israel as well as several other shuls.


Picnic: It’s a special Young Israel/TMK picnic! Sunday September 7th, 4:30 pm at Irv Zeid Park, 9200 Old Bonhomme. Come welcome our new Israeli Shlichim, Chaim & Merav Possick, Amichai, Eden and Itai and our b’not sherut, Avigayil Schulman and Chen Rettig.  Enjoy lots of activities. BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic). Drinks and Watermelon provided. Suggested Donation: $7 per family. 


Save the Date:   Sunday September 21, 2008, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm --- Women's Division Opening Event. We'll make beautiful flower arrangements (getting ready for the Chagim to decorate our homes) and learn about the Women's Division activities. All women and teenage girls are invited. Light refreshments will be served.


Women's Tehillim Group: Will meet at Fiona Kark’s home at 926 Jeanerette at 9:30 am THIS WEEK ONLY. If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 863-2829. The new telephone number for the Tehillim hotline is (314) 995-7119.


The St. Louis Jewish Community Listserv (STLJCL) To sign up for the Listserve, e-mail


Get involved and make a difference! Tomchei Shabbos:  please help. Drop off food any SUNDAY or MONDAY and place in bins under the deck at the Hartstein’s home at 8115 Delmar. Please, no drop offs any other days; do use the secured plastic bins. Requested items: canned veggies (most important), fruit, soup, desserts, and any other non-perishables. Please do not put perishable food or monetary donations in the bin.  To make a monetary contribution, please contact Rachel Lubchansky at 314-726-2163. For any other questions, call Merle Hartstein at 314-469-7142.


Please Help: With the Yom Tovim rapidly approaching, many communications have and will be sent by email. Please call Judy in the office if you do not have email access, so we can get the documents to you via US Mail or hand delivery


Forms: By now you have received the updated membership form. Please complete and return it, along with you seating and babysitting requests, to the office as soon as possible. If you did not receive any of the forms, please contact Judy in the office.



Mishnat Pinchas, the TMK parent/child learning begins 5 minutes after the start of Kiddush downstairs in Young Israel.

Chaim Possick presents the Parshat HaShavua shiur 8 AM at Young Israel this Shabbat morning.

The next cycle of our Beit Midrash for Women taught by Merav Possick will begin on Wednesday, August 27th, 9:15 AM, at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford.  It is a great time to join this class entering its sixth year.

Now Available: To view clips from the two performances of Brothers-in-Arms, please visit and click on Drama Club.



Shul Office Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

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 Judy ( or call the Shul office (727-1880).  Minimum suggested donation is $36.