Young Israel of St. Louis



Jonty, Joshua, Gabriel and Adam Felsher in honor of Juli-Ann’s birthday.

Friday, August 28th

Candle lighting                                                  7:19 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:00 pm

Saturday August 29th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 no shiur (resume date TBA)

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:45 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – Pirkei Avot*                      6:05 pm

Mincha                                                             7:05 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:18 pm


* The Worldview of our Sages

& the Historical Context from Which They Emerge

Kiddush: Sponsors invited

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             New minyan time – 7:00 & 8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:15 pm


The Eruv – UP




Mazel Tov to Jeremy & Maggie Hellman on their recent marriage. Mazel Tov to the parents, Bob & Judy Hellman and Alan & Rena Schnall.

Mazel Tov to Joel and Michal (Munk) Goldstein on their recent marriage. Mazel Tov to Michal’s parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Naomi Munk.

Mazel Tov to Joe & Izzy Yazdi and their family on moving to their new home at 716 Brittany Lane. The new phone number is 314-256-1188. May we celebrate many smachot there together.


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                                                       זאבאליעזר 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

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: The seating committee will be meeting soon, so PLEASE return all forms for Yom Tov seating, babysitting, and this year’s Yizkor Book to the office as soon as you can. Information on purchasing your Lulav & Etrog will be coming soon.

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 is giving a men’s class every Wednesday at noon. All are welcome.

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.

SAVE THE DATE: Our annual picnic will be on September 13th at Villa Park. Detail will be announced soon.

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.


VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Our very own Rabbi Mike Rovinsky, has been nominated by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis as a "Jewish Community Hero" for his kiruv work with NCSY, JSU and Camp Nageela Midwest. He has the opportunity to win much-needed funding for his programming. Please vote for him! All you need to do is click the link below and press the "VOTE" button. You do not even need to sign in with your name or email address. You can vote once every 12 hours, so please continue to vote! Voting ends October 8th. Please pass this on to your friends and family!

ANOTHER CLOTHING SWAP: Once again you can swap-out clothing that you are not wearing any more for something “new” at the Fashion Swap being held at the BHH-Sha’arei Chesedon Sunday August 30th – 11 am - 4 pm. Admission is just $5. Drop off is Saturday night, 9-10 pm or Sunday morning, 8:30-10 am. For more info call Lisa Fishman at 303-9525 or Patti Stam at 750-3007.

COMMUNITY PANEL DISCUSSION: Jewish Connections, a program of JFCS, will present a lecture and panel discussion regarding the issue of depression in older adults entitled: How concerned should we be? Is it depression? on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7 pm at the Jewish Federation, Kopolow Building. Please RSVP to Liz Singer at 314-812-9366 or at


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

Welcome:Torah MiTzion welcomes Gilat and Assaf Gastfraind from Maale Adumim, Israel, to join the Possicks and be our shlichim in St. Louis. Their home phone number is 863-1441.

Bnot Sherut:Please contact Ruth Asher at 727-6317 if you would like to have Sara and Tova for a Shabbat meal.

Beit Midrash for Women- This week on September 2, 2009, Merav Possick will resume the 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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