Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, February 6th

Candle lighting                                                  5:11 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                5:10 pm

Saturday, February 7th     

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:38 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur-Rabbi David Nachbar*         4:05 pm

Mincha                                                             5:05 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:12 pm


Read the Writing on the Wall:

An Encounter with Mitzvat Mezuzah

The Eruv – Is Up

Kiddush: Sponsored by Rabbi Hanan & Barbara Balk and Hessie & Barry Needle in honor of Maytal's 2nd Birthday and the arrival of her little sister.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Lorraine & Charles Landy on the occasion of the yahrtzeits of Barney Landy (Dov ben Ruvein Tzemach) and Hertzel Yellen (Naphtali Hertz ben Harav Eliezer HaKohen)

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday,                                          6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                5:15 pm


Mazel Tov to Aviva & Aryeh Needle on the recent birth of a daughter. Mazel Tov to grandparents Hessie & Barry Needle and Rabbi Hanan & Barbara Balk and to great-grandparents Ed & Rita Balk and Ruth Kiem.

Mazel Tov to Jocelyne & Elie Bensoussan on the engagement of their son, Michel, to Linda Halimi of Paris, France.


·                                                                                                                                             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)

·                                                                                                                                             Michael Harris (Moshe ben Rivka)


·                                                                                                                                            Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit



Text Box: ANNUAL DINNER ---How wonderful it is that we are all able to come together for a fun evening, have a delicious dinner in our own Café Rimonim, laugh with our friends, support our shul and honor Charles Landy and Uria and Vardit Teperberg.  There are so many real problems in the world, that it is a pleasure for us to have a happy reason to join forces, celebrate our successes and appreciate those who have done so much for us.  Thank you Dr. Landy and the Teperbergs!  

This dinner and journal are our key fund raising initiatives for the entire year.  And if we are going to continue to take from our shul, we all have to continue to give to our shul.  So we are asking everyone to invite your community friends to join us, to support the journal with creative, fun and big ads J, and to work together, happily JJJ, to make this event memorable, honorable and profitable.  Make your reservations by 2/22 for the March 4th cafe!   Submit your ads this week!

Questions?  Consult our chairs:  Debbie Schuman & Chelle Medow, dinner; Izzy Yazdi, journal.

SCHOLAR IN RESIDECE: Rabbi David Nachbar, a member of the Bella & Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon, will be speaking at Young Israel this Shabbat. The Bella & Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon Lecture Series prepares members of the Kollel Elyon for careers as rabbis, teachers, and leaders with the practical skills to engage and effectively address the contemporary issues facing the Jewish community at large. The program has been endowed, in perpetuity, by a grant from The Charitable Fund established by Bella C. and Harry L. Wexner, of blessed memory. We welcome him and look forward to hearing him speak.

SPECIAL TMK TU B’SHVAT EVENT: Tu B'Shvat is coming, so is "Borei Peirot HaAretz". Torah MiTzion invites our supporters to 'Taste the Fruits of Israel' on Erev Tu b'Shvat. On Motzei Shabbat, February 7th, at 8 PM, two short Israeli films will be shown (The Orthodox Way and Ido, both with English subtitles) as we celebrate the trees of Israel at "The Cedars" 13190 South Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield.  Open to TMK donors $100 or higher. Donors accepted at the door.

GUEST SPEAKER: Rabbi Shalom Hammer of the Yeshivat Hesder in Sderot will be at Young Israel on Wednesday, February 18th at 8:30 pm speaking on ‘Israel: Struggle for Survival - Vision for Continuity.’The war in Gaza was a tremendous boost in morale for the people in Israel and the IDF. Rabbi Hammer will demonstrate, from a Religious perspective, why the war was a triumph for the people of Israel and the Israel Defense Force. This event is sponsored by Young Israel, Epstein Hebrew Academy, and Torah MiTzion.

PURIM IS COMING: And so is Esther’s Express. The Womens Division is once again sending Mishloach Manot packages for you .For $150, you can send a beautiful gift package to the entire shul. Other options are available. For more information call Leah Horowitz at 314-721-3967.

CLEAN-UP TIME: The next “Spruce Up The Shul” day will be February 15th. Details to follow. For more info or to volunteer your time, contact Bonnie Drazen at 727-3967.

WD CALENDARS: Please arrange to pick up your calendar ASAP. We have requests for any leftovers and we want to make sure that all of those who reserved calendars receive them.


JUST SAY SHEMA: The entire Jewish community is invited to participate in the Jewish Unity Celebration with hundreds of children throughout the St. Louis Jewish community who joined together in the Shema Campaign on Sunday, February 8th, at the City Museum, 701 N 15th Street. Doors open at 1:00 pm. Cost is $8.00 for adults and children age 2 and above. For info contact Rabbi Mintz at 726-6047 or

SUSHI TAKE-OUT: Remember that the Bais Yaakov Sushi pick up is on Sunday from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Shul.

CAMP MEETING: Camp Moshava of Wild Rose will hold an informational meeting for all prospective and returning camp parents and campers, Wednesday February 11th, at 8:00 p.m., at the home of Dr. Rael and Suzanne Sundy, 842 Duke Dr., St. Louis (rescheduled date because the original meeting was canceled due to the snowstorm). Come meet with David Pelzner, Camp Director, to see the new video and hear about the camp’s exciting plans for Summer 2009.

LUBCHANSKY TRIPLETS: ... Volunteers Needed

Judy Taylor is helping the Lubchanskys coordinate volunteers to help with the babies when they arrive. If you are interested, please contact her by email (first) at or on her cell (if you have no email access) at 314-456-5315.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: For information regarding the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund, please call Merle Hartstein at 469-7142, and for tribute cards please call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.

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.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Will meet at Bobbi Gibli’s condo, on Delcrest Court-Bldg #2, Apt #204 Sundays, 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.


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

The Ruth Fredman Bat Mitzvah Program is every Sunday, from 7 pm-8:30 pm. For more info, contact Merav Possick at 420-3696.



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