Bobby and Chelle Medow and Mark and Bunny Oberlander in honor of Noah’s Bar Mitzvah

Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, November 28th  

Candle lighting                                                  4:23 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:20 pm

Saturday, November 29th   

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am           

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:24 am

No Pre-Mincha Shiur                                      

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:23 pm


Kiddush: Sponsored by Sima & Michael Oberlander in honor of Noah’s Bar Mitzvah

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors needed.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:20 pm


The Eruv is up


Mazel Tovto Noah Oberlander on celebrating his Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat; and to his family, including his parents, Sima & Mike Oberlander, grandparents Bunny & Mark Oberlander and Chelle & Bobby Medow, and a special Mazel Tov to his great-grandmother, Sally Oberlander. We welcome the family and friends of the Oberlanders who are visiting us for the simcha.

.Mazel Tov to Natalie & Jacob Sukhodolsky on the marriage of their son, Alex, to Jessica Baum of Memphis.


·                                                                                                                                             Gershon Yitzchak (ben Matil Tziril)

·                                                                                                                                             Rafael Dovid Grunberger (ben Bracha)

·                                                                                                                                             Ruven Kirshner (ben Tovah Chaya)

·                                                                                                                                             Zev Eliezer (ben Chaya Shaindel)

·                                                                                                                                             Erna Waltuch (Esther bas Rachel Leah)

·                                                                                                                                             Alan Green(Avraham Menachem Mendel ben Tzivya

·                                                                                                                                             Dr. Lester Zeffren (Yoel Eliezer ben Yaspa Leah)

·                                                                                                                                             Zivi Pearl (Zehava Ortal bat Zippora)


·                                                                                                                                Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


SHABBAT GROUPS, 10:00–11:30 am downstairs in the Shul:Babysitting for children ages 2-5; Kindergarten and first-grade group led by Esty Munk; Groups for grades 2 – 6 led by Chen and


Avigail, includes tickets, prizes and a special youth Kiddush.



Learn how we as a community can support families and friends who are struggling with substance abuse. It is important to know the most up to date information on addiction and how to help.   Monday, December 1, 2008, 7pm-8:30pm, at Young Israel.


WOMEN’S DIVISION CALENDAR: The 2009 calendar sponsored by the Women's Division is in the works. This calendar lists birthdays, anniversaries and yahrtzeits of family and friends of the shul. You should all have received your entries from last year or a form to submit new entries. We would like to have 100% participation in this year's new and improved calendar. The deadline is Dec 1st. See attached form. For more information, please speak to Barbara Strashun.


TRIBUTE CARDS: Giving Tzedakah is the perfect way to commemorate a simcha or remember a loved one. The Women’s Division has tribute cards for just this purpose. Contact Matilda Zeffren at 862-3809 for more information.

KASHRUTH SYMBOL CARDS: The CRC has distributed credit card size laminated kashruth symbol cards – perfect for your purse or pocket. They are only $1.00 and are available in the office.

BELATED ROSH CHODESH EVENT: There will be a women's (belated) Rosh Chodesh Kislev event on Sunday December 7th, at 8:00pm, at Young Israel. The program includes learning ,and Israeli dancing.


PARDON POLLARD: We have an opportunity to voice our request and to urge President Bush to pardon Jonathan Pollard before he leaves office. The number for the White House Comment Line is 202-456-1111, or go online to Visitors to are urged to call, fax, and send letters to President Bush on a daily basis. The website provides contact information for the White House, a sample letter that people can fax or mail, and an online petition that will be sent to President Bush.

HANUKAH HUGS 2008: Too early?? No. The Food Pantry begins to distribute toys for Chanukah in the beginning of December when they distribute food. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for children ages birth – 12. The box is downstairs outside of  the Shul office.

EHA OPEN HOUSE: Epstein Hebrew Academy is having its second Open Door Day on Wednesday, December 10th, at 1138 N. Warson Rd. Take tours, visit classrooms, enjoy refreshments, and more. For more information, call 994-7856.

EPSTEIN’S ANNUAL BOOK FAIR: Parents, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Siblings - Are you looking for a great gift? Chanukah’s just around the corner. Please come to Epstein’s Annual Book Fair Dec. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 9am-4pm, at EHA, 1138 N. Warson. We will have books and small gifts to purchase.

SAVE THE DATE: The 18th Annual Aish Gala Auction will be Sunday, December 14th, at 5:00pm, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel. Cost: $38 per adult, $18 per child. There will be complimentary parking.Join us for a delicious buffet and desserts and fabulous auction items for your Chanukah shopping.

THE BARBARA MENDELSON TOMCHEI SHABBOS FUND: This fund assists families in our community provide for Shabbos. Here's how YOU CAN HELP: Donations of nonperishable items can be left in the designated bins at the rear of the Hartstein Shabbos house 8115 Delmar. Donations of money, gift certificates and/or scrip can be sent to Rachel Lubchansky. Tribute cards, $5 each, 6 for $25 can be obtained from Jackie Gerson, 997-7257. Send one when you are invited for a Shabbos meal. Everyone benefits. For further information call Merle Hartstein 469-7142 or Rachel Lubchansky 726-2163.

TOVELING: The Girls’ School of BYHS is having a Chesed fundraiser. They will tovel your dishes for you for just $18 per trip. Please contact Sheera Hirschhorn, Gabi Mankowitz, or Leah Wachsstock.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Will meet at Tova Greenblatt’s home 8327 Balson, Sundays, November 30, December 7 and 14 at 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call (314)991-0382. On December 21, the group will meet again at Bobbi Gibli's condo.

The new telephone number for the Tehillim hotline is (314) 995-7119.


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

Shabbat morning Shiur: with Chaim every week at 8:00 am.

Grades 2nd—6h: Chen and Avigayil lead Shabbat morning groups in Young Israel.

Beit Midrash for Women, with Merav Possick, at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford, Wednesdays at 9:00 am.

Siyyum:TMK in celebration of Mishnat Pinchas, for its parents and children, in the 'zichut' of completing the fourth chapter of Pirkei Avot. The party will take after Shabbat on December 6th. Contact Chaim for details at 420-8080.


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 personal contact info:, 314‑725‑6130 (home study)

Young Israel Web-site:

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