Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, August 29th                                                                                       

Candle lighting                                                  7:17 pm

Mincha /Ma’ariv                                               7:00 pm

Saturday, August 30th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur (Chaim Possick)                       8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:45 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur (Rabbi Hayman)*               6:10 pm

Mincha                                                             7:10 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:16 pm




“Destruction as the Promise of Rebirth – the Seven Shabbatot of Nechamah”

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday & Monday                                           8:00 am

Thursday                                                          6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday                         6:40 am


Mincha & Ma’ariv                                            7:10 pm


Rosh Chodesh Elul: Sunday, August 31st and

Monday, September 1st



Eruv                                                                UP


Kiddush: sponsors needed


Seudah Shlishit: sponsors needed




Mazel Tov to Chelle and Bobby Medow on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Hudi Licht. Mazel Tov to Hudi’s parents, Panina and Jacob Licht of Silver Spring, MD.



·                                                                                                                                             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


ONEG: Senior NCSY’s first Friday Night Oneg Shabbat for this year will be at the home of Esther Edelstein, 1007 Laval Dr, at 9:45pm. Don’t miss it!


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.

Thank you: to Jerome & Rachel Colton and to    Bonnie & Mickey Goldmeier for maintaining hallway decorum this Shabbat.

Special Presentation – Sefer Torah Registry: This 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. 


Scholar In Residence at YI:


Young Israel and Torah MiTzion are honored to bring Rav Yuval Cherlow to St. Louis for a special pre-selichot shabbaton on September 20, on the theme of:“The Teshuva of Eretz Yisrael” – Reflections on the Identity of the State.”  Rabbi Cherlow is the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva Hesder in Petach Tikva, and co-founder of Tzohar.   Please see the flyer for further details.


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 Bobbi Gibli’s home on Delcrest Court-Bldg #2, Apt #204 at 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 504-5593. 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.


IT’S HERE: Please view the flyer in the lobby about a great new product, the EXERSKIRT. It is the best piece of clothing that has ever come across that meets the needs of modest women who exercise. Purchases made over the Internet or at Ghisallo Running next to Diamant's with fundraising code "BYHS" help support the Block Yeshiva Athletic Department! Tell you friends!



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.

Welcome to Avigayil Schulman and Chen Rettig - our new Sherut Leumi girls!

The next cycle of our Beit Midrash for Women taught by Merav Possick has begun. Join us at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford at 9:15 am. It is a great time to join this class, which is entering its sixth year.




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.