In honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Ralph Raskas by his cousins, Etan, Leora, Hadassah and Eliana Raskas, Bella, J.J., Tamar and Avi Adler, and Isaac, Sophia and Maya Ohrenstein and his sisters, Jasmine and Natalie Raskas.

By the Strashuns in loving memory of the yahrtzeits of Barbara’s brother, Stewart Rothman and her father, William Rothman.

By Mayer, Elly, Joshua, & Adira Weisel in honor of their parents’ 25th wedding anniversary!

By Natalie & Jacob, Uri &Albina, and Alex & Jessica Sukhodolsky in honor of Jacob’s father, Sam, and his 90th birthday!

By Vicki, Warren, Dovi and Adira Isakow in honor of their newest member Liora Hadassa.

Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, March 6th

Candle lighting                                                  5:42 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                5:40 pm

Saturday, March 7th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:18 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur *                                          4:35 pm

Mincha                                                             5:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:43 pm


* Topic:

“Can We Learn History from the Megillah Story?”


The Eruv is UP

Kiddush: Sponsored by Adinah and Heschel Raskas, Ralph's Bubbie and Zadie, in honor of Ralph’s bar mitzvah.


Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored byErna Waltuch, great-grandmother of this week's Bar-Mitzvah Ralph Raskas, in memory of Max (Mordechai) Waltuch.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Tuesday - PURIM                             see attached schedule

Thursday                                                          6:30 am

Wednesday, Friday                                          6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                6:45 pm

(Monday, Tuesday – PURIM see attached schedule)




Mazel Tov to Ralph Raskas on his Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov to Ralph’s father, Jonathan Raskas, his mother, Dede Raskas, his sisters, Jasmine and Natalie, and grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We welcome the many out-of-town visitors: Daniel and Daphna Raskas, Etan, Leora, Hadassah and Eliana from Silver Spring, MD. Mordechai and Jen Raskas from Boston, MA and Dr. Sheldon Waltuch from New Jersey.

Mazel Tov to Dr Lester & Matilda Zeffren on the birth of a great-grandson to Sara & Shloimey Scheinert. Mazel Tov to the grandparents, Rabbi Gerson & Donna Zeffren.

Mazel Tov to Warren & Vicki Isakow on the birth of their daughter, Liora Hadassa.



·                                                                                                                                           Amalya Shoshana (עמליא שושנה בת רחל אסתר)

·                                                                                                                                           Yael Bayla (יעל ביילא בת רחל אסתר)

·                                                                                                                                           Aryeh (אריה בן רחל אסתר)

·                                                                                                                                             Gershon Yitzchak (גרשון יצחק בן מאטל צירל)

·                                                                                                                                             Rafael Dovid Grunberger (רפאל דוד בן ברכה)

·                                                                                                                                             Ruven Kirshner (ראובן בן טובה חיה)

·                                                                                                                                             Zev Eliezer (זאב בן חיה שיינדל)

·                                                                                                                                             Erna Waltuch (אסתר בת רחל לאה)

·                                                                                                                                             Alan Green (הרב אברהם מנחם מענדל בן צביה)

·                                                                                                                                             Zivi Pearl (זהבה אורטל בת צפורה)

·                                                                                                                                             Michael Harris (משה בן רבקה)

·                                                                                                                                             Larry Davis (אליעזר חיים בן פריידה)


·                                                                                                                                             Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit





Kudos to Debby Schuman, Chelle Medow, Izzy Yazdi, Rebecca Carman, Miriam and Elisheva Weisel, Roberta Gornish, Karen Zeffren and Bryna Kandel and all their committee members on delivering a totally beautiful, fun, delicious, happy, creative and meaningful dinner.  Much thanks and congratulations to our Honorees, Charles Landy, and Uria and Vardit Teperberg.


SR NCSY ONEG SHABBAT: Will be at the home of Debby & Ethan Schuman, 8258 Groby Rd., at 8:30 pm.

ICE SKATING: for JR NCSY on Sunday March 8th, at Brentwood Ice Skating Rink from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm. Cost is $5. To RSVP or for info, call or text Rabbi “Mike” at 314-498-6279

ADDITIONS TO DIRECTORY: We apologize for the inadvertent omission of the following information. Please add: Maier & Phyllis Sadwin, 1425 Dinsmoor Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-576-7462; and somehow Barry & Hessie Needle got lost on the way to the printer. They are at 8201 Balson, 63132, 314-726-4591. Marsha Weiss has a new phone number: 314-721-3036


Judy Taylor is helping the Lubchanskys coordinate volunteers to help with the babies. 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.

ESTHERS EXPRESS: Help is needed to pack Esther’s Express packages on Sunday, March 8th at 9:00 am in the social hall at Shul. The more people we have, the less time it will take. Pickup for your Mishloach Manot will be immediately after Megillah reading on Monday night.

PURIM PARADE: See history come alive! The St. Louis Purim Re-enactment Parade begins this year at 2:00 p.m. on Purim day at the corner of Gay and Cornell. The event features local personalities in full costume and make-up as Mordechai and Haman. Mordechai will be on a horse led by Haman who will declare for all to hear the sentence right out of the Megillah: "Thus shall be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!" Everyone is invited to join in the parade themselves. At the end of the parade (3:00 p.m. at Saxony Court), there will be live music, dancing, light refreshments, and photo ops with Mordechai and Haman!

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.



MOAS CHITIM: You have probably all received your Moas Chitim letters from the Vaad. Please give generously to help others enjoy Pesach. Send checks to: Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, #4 Millstone Campus, St. Louis, MO, 63146.

BYHS DINNER: Block Yeshiva High School’s 31st Scholarship Dinner, honoring our own Morah Jackie and Howard Oppenheimer, will be held on Sunday, March 15th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Clayton.  Rabbi Michael Rovinsky will receive the Israel and Yetra Goldberg Community Service Award and faculty member Madame Rita White will be recognized for 16 years of dedicated service. Reception at 5.00 pm, dinner at 6.00 pm. Ad journal / reservations - please call Debbie at 314-872-8701 or

OHR ATID’S FAMILY WALK & BBQ: Supporting the "Include Me" program that benefits children with special needs in our Day Schools. Sunday, March 29, 2009, JCC Wohl Building Weinberg Biblical Playground. Registration @ 10:30 am, 1K walk at 11 am, BBQ 11:30am-2:00pm. Cost $5/plate. Register online,, or at event. Sponsorship forms and email letters to send to friends and family are available @ For more information please call 314-862-3745 or email


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.

Bnei Akiva. Beginning March 7th, Bnei Akiva groups will be held downstairs in Young Israel Synagogue. The "start time" each Shabbat afternoon is 1 hour before Mincha (70 mins before that week's candle-lighting time). Contact Chaim (420-8080) or Merav (420-3696) for details.



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.