Young Israel of St. Louis



Mordechai and Debbie Simon in honor or Yael’s Bat Mitzvah and Nechama Dina’s forthcoming Aliyah, and to welcome all of our family and friends to this great Shul on this wonderful occasion.


Aaron Fredman's children and grandchildren in honor of his special birthday.


Larry & Roberta Gornish in honor of the marriage of Max Gornish to Sabrina Grunfeld, and welcoming them into their new home on Delmar.


Stephen & Nadine Cohen to celebrate the birth of their granddaughter and for the privilege of having Nadine’s parents in St Louis to share this simcha.


Buddy, Ruth, Andrew and Hannah in memory of their mother and grandmother, Irene G. Adler

Friday, August 21st 

Candle lighting                                                  7:29 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:00 pm

Saturday August 22nd

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 no shiur (resume date TBA)

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:43 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – Pirkei Avot*                      6:15 pm

Mincha                                                             7:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:28 pm


* The Worldview of our Sages

& the Historical Context from Which They Emerge

Kiddush: Sponsored by the Simon and Kauders families in honor of Yael’s Bat Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             New minyan time – 6:45 & 8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:25 pm


The Eruv – UP




Mazel Tov to Mordechai and Debbie Simon on the Bat Mitzvah this Shabbat of their daughter, Yael. We would like to welcome all of their out-of-town guests who have come to celebrate Yael’s simcha: Papa Jim and Mama Diane Kauders, Jill and Bruce Levine and family, Ellen and Joe Starr and family, Aunt Peggy Kauders and Sister Sara. A special welcome to First Sergeant Zach Taylor from Eretz Yisrael.

Mazel Tov to Max & Sabrina Gornish on their recent marriage. Mazel Tov to the parents, Larry & Roberta Gornish and Jeffrey & Myra Grunfeld.

Mazel Tov to Stephen & Nadine Cohen on the recent birth of a granddaughter, Ohra Shaina, to Aliza & Avrumi Smason. Mazel Tov also to Rabbi Zeev & Chani Smason, to the great-grandparents, Morris & Sonia Hoffman, who are visiting from South Africa, and to Aunt Shlomit.


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

Gene Koshner                                                   יהודה בן לאה מאשא

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        פעסיא בת הינדא ברכה

                                                                        יצחק שלום בן חנה בתיה


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

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

SHABBAT KALLAH: The Munks would like to invite all of the ladies to join them at a Shabbat Kallah for their daughter, Michal, this Shabbat at the Bresler’s home, 7934 Stanford, at 6:00 pm.

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.

NEW CLASS: Dr Joe Feder will be giving a men’s class at noon every Wednesday, beginning August 26th. All are welcome.

WELCOME: We would like to welcome our new bnot sherut, Sara Kampler and Tova Maimon, to our community. They will be living at the Oberlanders. Please contact Ruth Asher at 727-6317 if you would like to have the girls for a Shabbat meal.

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.

UNVEILING: The unveiling for Esther Miller will be on Monday, September 7th, at Chesed Shel Emeth, on White Rd, at 2:30 pm.

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.


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.

AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY: Don Makovsky will be teaching a class titled: American Jewish History :1654-1865, on Wednesday nights, at Washington University College, 6:30-900pm starting Augusts 26th, for 3 units of undergrad credit. It will be held at Seigle Hall. For more information, call Wash U at 935-6700 or Don at 726-1218.


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

Beit Midrash for Women- On September 2, 2009, Merav Possick will resume the continuing study of Shmuel Bet. All women are welcome every Wednesday morning, 9 AM, in the home of Faye Newman (7916 Stanford).

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)

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