Brooke Sonnenwirth to thank the Young Israel family for it’s constant support

Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, May 15th 

Candle lighting                                                  7:49 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:00 pm

Saturday May 16th  

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:23 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur - Pirkei Avot *                      6:45 pm

Mincha                                                             7:45 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:50 pm


* The Worldview of our Sages

& the Historical Context from Which They Emerge

Kiddush: Sponsored by Rabbi Amiel and Dr Isabel Rosenbloom in honor of their son, Avi’s aufruf.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday,                                          6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:55 pm


Yom Yerushalayim                                           Friday, May 22nd


The Eruv – IS UP



Mazel Tov to Rabbi Amiel and Dr Isabel Rosenbloom on the aufruf of their son. Avi, and his upcoming marriage to Tova Lavenda of Cincinnati. Mazel tov and welcome to Tova’s parents, Rabbi Stuart & Karen Lavenda, and to her grandmother, Regina Eisenberg. Welcome also to Rabbi Naphtali & Elana Lavenda, and Ahuva Rachel.

Mazel Tov to Jerry & Marcia Esrig on the recent marriage of their son, Yossi to Hodaya Bushwick.

Mazel Tov to Heschel Raskas, who was nominated as Treasurer of United Jewish Communities (UJC), the Federation’s national umbrella organization. This is the third highest volunteer position at UJC.


Rabbi Sholom Rivkin                                          הרב שלום בן נאכא פייגא

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

Vita Naiman                                                     וויטא בת גיטל

Irv Diamant                                                      יצחק בן רבקה

Nancy Friedman                                                חנה בת בריינא

Pauline Schneider                                              פערל בת גיטל

Herbert Baron                                                   יעקב שמואל בן אסתר מרים

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        ביילא בת יהודית


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

SHABBAT MORNING GROUPS: Thank you to Jimmy Fendelman, Sima Oberlander, and Esti Munk who are running the Shabbat groups this week. The groups will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am.For the health and safety of your children, please make sure they are with you in the sanctuary or in groups.


Tuesday Night, May 19 at eight!

We will post the menus on this date.

Order your Shavuot meal online

Then just sit back, relax and dine.

Those who do not have access to email please contact Rene' Price (314) 721-8605 so we may call you with the menu.

ON THE LOOKOUT FOR GRADUATES: We would like to honor all of our graduates in next week’s announcements. Please contact Judy in the office with the names.

BE PART OF A SHUL THAT’S “SHAKEN”: Spend an evening under the stars with the Bard and your fellow Young Israel members, as together we see this year’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Young Israel night at the Park takes place on Sunday, May 31. The program begins at 6:00pm with a public lecture, the Green show begins at 6:30pm and the play starts at 8:00pm. Come for the entire time or just for the performance. We will send advance scouts to save space so we can sit together. There is no cost; just remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and any food or drink you desire.

SHUL GENERAL MEETING / SPAGHETTI DINNER: The annual Shul meeting and election of officers will be Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm, preceded by a spaghetti dinner at 6:00 pm. No charge for meeting.  Dinner charge is only $5.00/person.  Please RSVP for the dinner to Judy in the office.


·                                                                                                                                             Friday May 15th - SR NCSY Oneg at the Bresler home, 7934 Stanford at 9:30pm.

·                                                                                                                                             Saturday Night May 16th – SR NCSY Laser Tag / Bowling / Arcade. Cost is $5.99/12 minute game of Laser Tag. (bring $15-$20) Carpools will be leaving the Young Israel parking lot at 9:45pm SHARP.

·                                                                                                                                             Sunday, May 17th – SR NCSY Chesed at the JF&CS Kornblum Food Pantry, preparing food packages, 1:00-3:00pm. For more info contact Sara Esrig or Amanda Drazen

YOM YERUSHALAYIM FRIDAY NITE DINNER: TMK invites you to our May 22nd Yom Yerushalayim Shabbat Dinner celebrating 42 years of the unification of Yerushalayim at Young Israel. Cost is $15/adult, $8 for children age 5-12, with a $50 max/immediate family. Please RSVP by MAY 18th. For info - contact Merav 420-3696 or

LOST & FOUND: With the weather changing, coats, jackets, shoes, etc have been left at shul. They have been gathered and are on the downstairs coat rack. Any items still on the rack on May 26th will be given away.


KIDDUSH: The community is invited to a kiddush at Shaarei Chesed this week in honor of Robert Friedman's graduation from law school.

MTI BENEFIT: Missouri Torah Institute/Mesivta D’Missouri benefit/dessert reception, Sunday, May 17th 7:00 pm at the St. Louis Airport Marriot. Guest Speaker Rabbi Yissocher Frand, Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel

CHEESECAKES! “From Kids to Kids” is presenting their annual Cheesecake Sale. Buy your cheesecake for Shavuot. All proceeds to benefit Sderot. $12 per cake. Baked at the Iken’s home. Place your order by May 20th by contacting or drop off your order at the homes of Eitan Groener, Noah Oberlander or David Iken’s. Make checks out to “From Kids to Kids”. Pick-up details will be emailed.

OHR ATID: Walkathon & BBQ rescheduled for JUNE 7, 2009. Join Ohr Atid at this event, supporting the "Include Me" program at the JCC Wohl Building Weinberg Biblical Playground. Registration 10:30 am. 1K walk at 11 am. BBQ from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Cost is $5 per plate. Register online at, or at the event. More information - 314-862-3745 or

TOUR de FUN: The JCC will host its 19th Annual Tour de Fun, May 31st 2009, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Register by May 15th to receive a free T-shirt and a discounted rate of $10 per child. Cost at the door $15 per child. Parents or guardians attend for free. To register, visit or contact Susie Sachs at 314-442-3129 or

TOMCHEI SHABBOS SPECIAL EVENT: The Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos project of the Vaad Hoeir invites you to mark its 1st anniversary with a FREE FAMILY BREAKFAST on Sunday, June 21st 9:30am-11:00am at Nusach Hari Bnai Zion, to thank the community for its wholehearted support. Activities for children will be available. We would appreciate donations of food and/or money to help us continue our work. For information call Merle Hartstein 469-7142; for tribute cards, call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: People interested in making a difference in the lives of Jewish older adults are needed as volunteer drivers to deliver hot kosher dinners to the homebound in the University City area. Volunteers are needed for approximately one hour on various days of the week. For more information please contact Florence Schacter, Director of Resident and Community Services, at the Crown Center for Senior Living, 314-991-2055,


Parashat HaShavua class by Chaim Possick is 8am Shabbat.

Mishnat Pinchas: TMK parent/child learning begins 5 minutes after the start of Kiddush.  

Beit Midrash for Women on May 6th at the home of Faye Newman 7916 Stanford at 9:00am

Registration open for Derech Eretz Camp (July 27 - Aug 14) at Traditional Cong. for children entering K-9 in the fall.  Call Suzanne 420-7880, Merav 420-3696 or write


Bnei Akiva groups - 6:40-7:40 pm. this week


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 office (727-1880).  Minimum suggested donation is $36