Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, December 12th   

Candle lighting                                                  4:22 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:20 pm

Saturday, December 13th 

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – with Chaim Possick                8:00 am           

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:33 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                           3:30 pm

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:23 pm

*Shiur Topic:

"Biblical Scandals & Rabbinic ‘Whitewashing’?

Reuven & Bilha: A Case Study”


Kiddush: Sponsors needed.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Charles Landy on the occasion of his mother’s Yahrzeit.

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


·                                                                                                                                             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

·                                                                                                                                             Zivi Pearl (Zehava Ortal bat Zippora)

·                                                                                                                                             Caitlyn Juroviesky(Chava Yehudit bat Kayla)


·                                                                                                                                            Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

JR ONEG: There will be a JR NCSY Oneg this Shabbat at the home of Ruth & Buddy Adler, 8034 Cornell, at 7:45pm- 9:00pm, for grades 5-8.

SHABBAT GROUPS for grades K through 6 meet from 10:00–11:30 am downstairs.Babysitting is available for children ages 2-5.

ICE CREAM PARTY: JR NCSY will host a Hanukah Hugs ice cream party at Ben & Jerry’s (Olive Rd near The Source), Saturday night, 6:30pm-7:45pm. Cost: $5.00 or FREE with a new unwrapped toy.

GUEST SPEAKER: Rabbi Chaim Eisen will speak on ‘Chanukah's Message: Kindling the Light of Creativity,’ on Wednesday, December 17th, at 7 pm at the Shul. Rabbi Eisen has been lecturing on various aspects of Jewish philosophy/hashkafah in Israel for over 20 years. He is a long-time and current lecturer at the O-U Center in Jerusalem. He taught at Yeshivat HaKotel for almost 20 years. He serves in the Lecture Corps of the IDF's Reserves. For more details please call Eli Feen, at 862-2740 or 216-288-3679.

MEDICAL ETHICS : The St. Louis Society for Jewish Medical Ethics presents the Dr. J. Lester Zeffren Chair ‘Winter Symposium’ featuring Dr. Avraham Steinberg, Thursday December 18th.  ‘Lunch and Learn’ will be at 12 noon in the Shul’s social hall. RSVP to 726-6047 to reserve your lunch no later than noon, Tuesday, December 17th. The Keynote Address will be at 8:00 pm in the Shul. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Rabbi Menachem Kirshner at 726-6047.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd Annual Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 18th, at the Shul. See attached letter for information and to see how you can volunteer your time to make this a successful event. Contact Judy or Bob Hellman at with your availability. To schedule an appointment to give blood, please go to, and use sponsor code YIJS, or call 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will take priority. There is a posting of the Blood Drive on the Jewish in St Louis website: Go to, then click on ‘St. Louis News’.

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.




ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE: The St. Louis Community is truly fortunate to have various organizations available to help us in this time of flux and uncertainty. Under the leadership of the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Family & Children's Service, MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries, the JCC, and others have professional staff to help and advise those who are in need of employment, financial assistance, adult day programs, or any other issues. Please refer to the flyer in the lobby and take advantage of these wonderful resources.


CHANUKAH PARTY: Everyone is invited to the 2nd Annual Air Force Chanukah Party at the Scott Air Force Base Chapel on Sunday, December 28th from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids. There will be food, activities and fun!!! Sponsors are needed. Please RSVP to Captain Kimberly Juroviesky 314-877-9660 or at

HANUKAH HUGS 2008: The Food Pantry is distributing toys for Chanukah to families who come in to get food. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for children, ages birth – 12. The box is downstairs outside of the Shul office. We have already sent one box of toys. Let’s do a couple more.

THIS SUNDAY: The 18th Annual Aish Gala Auction will be Sunday, December 14th, at 5:00 pm, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel. Cost is $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.

EHA MEETING: We at the Epstein Hebrew Academy would like to thank all the people who gave input into our Strategic Planning. Now, we would like to share with you the Strategic Plan that has been adopted by the Board. So, join us at an Open Board Meeting on Monday, December 15th at 8:00 p.m. at the school. Anna Rich will also be speaking that evening about the role of the Learning Disabilities Association at EHA thus far this year.

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, December 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.This week, we begin the study of Perek 5 of Pirkei Avot.

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

Mother/Daughter Bat MitzvahProgram will begin January 11th (ten Sunday evenings at Young Israel). To sign up, contact Merav - 420-3696.

Ulpan: After January 1st, TMK will sponsor Hebrew Ulpan classes for beginners and intermediate, taught by Naomi Munk, on Tuesday evenings at Young Israel. Registration is closing soon; please call Mickey 721-1636.



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)

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