Anne, Morris & Larry and their families in honor of Jack & Merle Hartstein’s 50th wedding anniversary

Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, August 14th

Candle lighting                                                  7:39 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:00 pm

Saturday August 15th  

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – no shiur (resume date TBA)

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:40 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – Pirkei Avot*                      6:25 pm

Mincha                                                             7:25 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:37 pm



* The Worldview of our Sages

& the Historical Context from Which They Emerge



The Eruv – UP


Kiddush: Sponsored by Bob & Judy Hellman in honor of Jeremy’s aufruf.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Heschel and Adinah Raskas and family and Stanley Raskas and family in honor of the aufruf of their nephew and cousin, Jeremy Hellman and to welcome Maggie Schnall and her parents, Alan and Rena Schnall, and all of Maggie’s family.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday, Friday                                6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday                                       6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:35 pm


Rosh Chodesh Elul                                           Thursday & Friday-8/20, 8/21




Mazel Tov to Bob and Judy Hellman on the aufruf this Shabbat of their son, Jeremy, and his upcoming marriage to Maggie Schnall. Mazel Tov to Maggie's parent, Alan and Rena Schnall of Holliswood, New York.We would like to welcome all of the out-of-town guests who have come to celebrate Jeremy's aufruf: Maggie, Alan & Rena Schnall, David, Laiky, Ilana & Moshe Schnall, Jeremy & Dena Schnall, Allison Schnall, Stanley & Jonah Raskas, Ben & Michelle Cohen, Alan, Rachel, Chani & Reuben Kaminetzky, David, Ariella & Tuvi Hellman.

Mazel Tov to Arik & Jessi Levy on the recent birth of their daughter, Maya Ore.

Mazel Tov to Erna Waltuch on the recent birth of a great-grandson to Noam & Ilana Waltuch of Passaic, NJ. Mazel tov to the grandparents, Dr Sheldon & Drora Waltuch of Edison, NJ.


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

Zivi Pearl                                                          זהבה אורטל בת צפורה

Vita Naiman                                                     וויטא בת גיטל

Irv Diamant                                                      יצחק בן רבקה

Nancy Friedman                                                חנה בת בריינא

Herbert Baron                                                   יעקב שמואל בן אסתר מרים

Ellen Pinnas                                                      חוה בת פייגא

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        יצחק שלום בן חנה בתיה


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

YOM TOV: By now you have received the forms for Yom Tov seating, babysitting, and this year’s Yizkor Book. Please return all forms to the office as soon as you can.

ONEG: There will be an Oneg Shabbat this Friday evening at the home of Rabbi & Baila Shulman, 8055 Amherst, at 10 pm, for all those who will be learning in Israel this year.

SHABBAT MORNING GROUPS: Thank you to Esti Munk for leading the Shabbat groups this week. The groups will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

SHABBAT TEA: Please join us to say good-bye to Avigayil and Chen at an Afternoon Tea at the Feen home, 7850 Stanford Ave, starting at 5:30 pm.

GUEST SPEAKERS: We are honored to be able to host two major events next month. On September 1st, HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, head of the RCA Beth Din and head of the CRC in Chicago, will be speaking at Young Israel at 7:30pm. His topic is “Elul – A Time of Private and Public Introspection” and is sponsored by The St. Louis Rabbinical Council. On Shabbat, September 12th, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag will be our Scholar-in-Residence. His topics and times will be forthcoming.

FLOWERS FOR ROSH HASHANAH & SUKKOT: We have an opportunity to beautify our homes for the chaggim. We will be ordering roses (white or mixed blue & white) and mixed flower bouquets for Yom Tom as a fundraiser. The cost will be $25 per dozen/bouquet. For more information or to place an order call the office at 727-1880 or Danielle Bialecki at 314-265-6415. Deadline for ordering is September 7th.

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.


NEED A BREAK???: The Block Girls are offering Kids Care August 17th-20th, at the Epstein gym, from 10am – 3pm each day. Activities will include games, arts & crafts, and sports. Children should bring a bag lunch. For info and registration, call Sivya Smason at 314-303-1466 or Rebecca Wilhem at 314-954-2622.

A MAD HATTER TEA PARTY: Featuring hats from the Levine Hat Co for both men and women, at Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Rd, on Sunday, August 16th, from 1 – 4 pm. There will also be jewelry, art work, cosmetics, and more to choose from. Refreshments will also be available. Admission is only $10.

MEN’S SWIM: The 8th grade at Epstein has organized a boy’s/men’s swim on August 23rd at the Shaw Park pool on Brentwood Blvd, from 8-10 pm. The cost is $5/person or $25 max/family. For information call Bonnie Goldmeier at 863-1881 or Adi Feen at 862-2740.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: The Tomchei Shabbos Fund, like every other assistance organization, is running low on food and money. For information regarding assistance and/or donations to the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund, please call Merle Hartstein at 469-7142, and for tribute cards please call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.



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

Beit Midrash for Women- on break for the summer

Ulpan at Young Israel, taught by Gilat Gastfraind, will occur Monday & Tuesday evenings from October through March (1st semester, October 12th - December 15th; 2nd semester, January 4th - March 9th). Monday, 7:00-7:50 pm Children Beginners; 8:00-8:50 pm Adult Beginners; Tuesday, 7:00-7:50pm Adult Intermediate; 8:00-8:50 pm Adult Advanced $89/semester in advance (includes workbook). For more information, call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.


Bnei Akiva groups – out for the summer




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:

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