Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, February 13th

Candle lighting                                                  5:19 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                5:15 pm

Saturday, February 14th     

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:34 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur: Dr. Chaya Possick*             4:15 pm

Mincha                                                             5:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:20 pm


On the home front during Operation “Cast Lead”:

A personal and professional perspective

Kiddush: Sponsors invited

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Batya & Yehuda Goldstein on the occasion of the yahrtzeits of Yehudah’s parents, Dorothy & Benjamin Goldstein.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday – Legal Holiday                                  6:30am & 8:00 am

Thursday,                                                         6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                5:20 pm


The Eruv – Please check the eruv hotline at




·                                                                                                                                             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


ANNUAL DINNER ---Get your reservations in for Café Rimonim by February 18th to take advantage of the early bird special!  Café Rimonim serves gourmet, delectable food and provides the finest maitre d’ on Delmar.  Come laugh with your friends, support our shul and honor Charles Landy and Uria and Vardit Teperberg.  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.  Let’s all give our all!  Please invite your community friends to join us for dinner and also support the journal with creative and fun ads.  We happily invite us all to make this event memorable, honorable and profitable.  Make your reservations!  And submit your ads this week!

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


SCHOLAR IN RESIDECE: We welcome Chaim Possick’s mother, Dr. Chaya Possick, from the School of Social Work at Ariel University in Israel, and look forward to hearing her perspective of Operation “Cast Lead”.


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.



GUEST SPEAKER: Rabbi Shalom Hammer of the Yeshivat Hesder in Sderot will be speaking at Young Israel on Wednesday, February 18th, at 8:30 pm 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.

CLASS CANCELLED THIS WEEK ONLY: Rabbi Shulman’s Wednesday night class on “Rambam’s 13 Principles of Faith” is cancelled this week ONLY to accommodate Rabbi Hammer’s presentation.

SPRUCE – UP – THE – SHUL: Volunteers are urgently needed this Sunday, February 15th, from 12-3 pm to dust, sweep, polish and shine! PLEASE call Bonnie Drazen 727-3967, or email to volunteer. We need to know how many people will be at shul on Sunday to help. Refreshments will be provided! Thank you to Gershon who has volunteered to take apart the ovens and pre-spray the parts. Looking forward to seeing everyone in their cleaning garb!

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.Orders must be in by February 23rd.

AND PURIM DOESN’T END: This year Young Israel is having a Shushan Purim Party after your Purim Seudah on Tuesday night, March 10th from 8 - 10 pm. There will be music, finger food, a Purim Shpiel and lots of fun. No reservations are needed. The cost is $10/person at the door.

YES-IT’S ALMOST PESACH: And it’s time to order shmura matza. Price lists have been sent out and orders MUST be in and paid for by February 22. Extra forms are available in the lobby and in the office.

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.


MEMORIAL TRIBUTE: There will be a memorial tribute for Rabbi Noah Weinberg, founder and dean of Aish HaTorah, on Sunday, February 15th, at the Aish HaTorah West Firehouse, 457 N. Woods Mill Rd, at 8 pm. Rabbis Elazar Grunberger, Shmuel Greenwald and Max Weiman will speak about the inspiration we can take from Rabbi Weinberg’s life and how to apply it to our own. Featured people from the community will talk about how Rabbi Weinberg has impacted their lives. There will be a video with highlights from the Rabbi’s life.

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.

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.


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.