By the entire Congregation in Honor of Judy Haber’s Birthday on March 17th!

Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, March 13th

Candle lighting                                                  6:49 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                6:45 pm

Teen Carlebach Minyan in the Beit Midrash!

Saturday, March 14th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – No Shiur Today                    

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 10:12 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             5:40 pm

Mincha                                                             6:40 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   7:50 pm


The Eruv is UP


Kiddush: Sponsored by Rabbi Michoel & Selina Rovinsky and family, and Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer and family in appreciation of the Block Yeshiva High School faculty and administration for its 31 years of providing the educational needs of the high school children of our community. Your ‘meseres nefesh’ is a role model for us all!

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                6:55 pm




Mazel Tov to Rabbi Moshe and Baila Shulman on the engagement daughter, Zippi, to Motti Klein, son of Robert & Erica Klein, of Los Angeles.

Mazel Tov to Dr Albert & Eva Derby on the engagement of their son, Dan, to Stacy Kaeser of Chicago.

Mazel Tov to Dr Lester & Matilda Zeffren on the brit milah of their great-grandson, Avraham Eliezar. Mazel Tov to the parents, Sara & Shloimey Scheinert, and to the grandparents, Rabbi Gershon & Donna Zeffren.

Mazel Tov to Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer and Rabbi Michoel Rovinsky on being honored at this year’s BYHS dinner.


·                                                                                                                                           Amalya Shoshana (עמליא שושנה 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)


·                                                                                                                                             Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

PURIM THANKS: Many thanks to Ruth Raskas, Ron Fredman, Marty Ast, Elliott Franklin and Rabbi Shulman (will he be wearing his new “do” this Shabbat?) for the wonderful kids’ parade, pictures and cookies held in the synagogue before Megillah reading. Kudos to Dr. Mitch Wolf and Rabbi Michael Rovinsky for their expressive reading of the Megillah on Purim night, and to Rabbi Shulman, Shmuli Shulman and Rabbi Rovinsky for their readings on Purim day. Great appreciation and thanks to Phyllis Shapiro and Rose Ann Ariel for organizing our unique and fun UCity parade! And there will be no impeachment of Mark Drazen, Daniel Lefton and Michael and Sima Oberlander for their funny and light-hearted spiel. We already look forward to next year. Our thanks would not be complete without a bouquet for Natalie Sukholdolsky for organizing a beautiful and plentiful party in the social hall. Much thanks to David Markowitz for his festive music!

WE APOLOGIZE: Dr Charles and Lorraine Landy’s name was inadvertently left off of the Esther’s Express letter in your Mishloach Manot. We apologize for the omission.



ISRAEL TRIP: St. Louis philanthropists Ron and Pam Rubin are offering a FREE 10-day trip to Israel for those who have never been to Israel before, on the 2009 Rubin Israel Experience, departing October 22nd and returning November 1st. Download the application at Deadline: March 31, 2009. For details or more information contact Margo Schwartz at 314-442-3865 or

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 this 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.

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

JEWISH UNITY LIVE: The St Louis Kollel presents the 18th Anniversary Celebration on March 22nd at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 N 9th Street, honoring Mayer & Esther Klein, with guest artist, Avraham Fried. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the program begins at 7:15 pm. Cost: General Admission-$25, Students-$15. Priority and VIP seating opportunities are also available. Tickets are now on sale. Call 314-726-6047 or purchase on the web at

TOVELING: Buying something new for your Pesach kitchen??? Let the Block Girls take it to the mikvah to tovel for you. It’s just $18 per trip and all of the money goes to tzedakah. For pickup and drop off, call Sheera Hirschhorn at 314-610-4248 for U City, and Gabi Mankowitz at 314-495-6931 for Chesterfield.



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. Bnei Akiva groups will be held downstairs in Young Israel Synagogue. The "start time" each Shabbat afternoon is 1 hour before Mincha.  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.