In honor of Sharon Pollack’s birthday by her family

In honor of our Father and Zaidy (Dr. Heschel Raskas) on your nomination as treasurer of UJC. You are an outstanding role model to us! With great admiration from your children and grandchildren.

Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, May 22nd  

Candle lighting                                                  7:55 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:00 pm

Saturday May 23rd  

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:21 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur - Pirkei Avot *                      6:50 pm

Mincha                                                             7:50 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:55 pm


* The Worldview of our Sages

& the Historical Context from Which They Emerge


Kiddush: Sponsored by Debbie & Joel Garbow in honor of the birth of Esther Tova Hus, Rena’s graduation from Stern College, and the visit of their children and granddaughter.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Sidney & Kathy Machefsky in honor of their 3 daughters: Aliza who graduated Summa Cum Laude - Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania, Rachel who is turning 21 and can now legally drink 4 cups of wine at seder, and Eliana on her upcoming graduation from high school.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday – Memorial Day                                  8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am

Thursday                                                          6:30 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv (Sunday –Wednesday)            8:00 pm


Rosh Chodesh Sivan                                         Sunday, May 24th


Shavuot schedule                                              see below


The Eruv – UP

(except for the extension around BSKI)



Mazel Tov to Marsha & Mark Tversky on the recent birth of a granddaughter. Mazel Tov to the parents, Yisha & Barry Schwartz of Monsey, NY.

Mazel Tov to Barbara & Mark Drazen on the recent birth of a granddaughter. Mazel tov to the parents, Miriam & Jeremy Fox.

Mazel Tov to all of our Graduates: 8th grade: Yoni Biel, Eitan Fass, Bradley Goldmeier, Aitan Groener, David Iken, Michal Koshner. High School: Elan Ariel, Eliana Beil, Yechiel Bresler, Joshua Deutsch, Sheera Hirschhorn, Shira Kandel, Joshua Levy, Eliana Machefsky, Elizabeth Pollack, Gabriella Raileanu, Sophia Rifkin, Shmuli Shulman, Tirtza Simon, Leia Wachsstock, Joshua Weisel, Aharon Zeffren. University: Taryn Ariel, Shlomit Cohen, Rena Garbow, Max Gornish, Aliza Machefsky, Zippi Shulman

SHABBAT MORNING GROUPS: Thank you to Ronnie Fredman and Esti Munk who are running the Shabbat groups this week. The groups will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 am.


Rabbi Sholom Rivkin                                          הרב שלום בן נעכא 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

Ellen Pinnas                                                      חוה בת פייגא

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        ביילא בת יהודית


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


Thursday. May 28th    

Candle Lighting                                                 7:59 pm

Mincha                                                             8:05 pm

Ma’ariv                                                            9:00 pm

Tikun Leil Shavuot: for adults (men & women) and teens starting at     11:30 pm

Opening shiur w/Rabbi Shulman                         Megilat Ruth                            

Friday, May 29th

Vasikin                                                             5:15 am

Netz HaChama (sunrise)                                   5:40 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                     9:19 am

Candle Lighting                                                 8:00 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                8:05 pm

Saturday, May 30th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                  8:00 am

Shacharit – note earlier time                             8.45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                     9:19 am

Drasha/Yizkor                                                  10:30 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                              6:55 pm

Mincha                                                             7:55 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                    9:01 pm

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 6:00 pm with a public lecture, the Green show begins at 6:30 pm and the play starts at 8:00 pm. 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 Monday, June 1st (new date) at 7:00 pm, preceded by a spaghetti dinner at 6:00 pm. There is no charge for the meeting. The dinner charge is only $5.00/person. Please RSVP for the dinner to Judy in the office by May 26th.

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.


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 9:30 am-11:00 am 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 meets Wednesdays 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 - 6:45-7:45 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