Young Israel of St. Louis




Rachel, Shoshana, Benny, and Akiva in honor of Rony’s Bar Mitzvah.

Erich & Bonnie Drazen and family to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Bonnie’s father, David Franklin.

Rabbi Michael Rovinsky in honor of his aishes chayil, Selina, on their 25th anniversary.

The Gersons, Goldsteins, Medows, Newmans, Shapiros, Wolfs, & Zimbalists in honor of

 Sunny Davis’s birthday

Friday October 30th  

Candle lighting                                                  5:45 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:45 pm

Saturday October 31th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                   10:06 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                           4:30 pm

Mincha                                                             5:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:44 pm



The Biblical World War

And Its Implications For Jewish History



Kiddush Sponsored by Amir & Michelle Wolfe in honor of Rony’s Bar Mitzvah.


Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Ed & Jan Adelman to commemorate the 10th yahrtzeit of Ed’s mother, Frieda Adelman

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:45 pm





Mazel Tov to Drs Amir & Michelle Wolfe on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Rony. Mazel Tov to Roni’s grandparents, Jack & Ellen Pinnas and Marvin & Nira Wolfe. We welcome all of the guests who have traveled to join in the simcha from: New York, Silver Spring, Detroit, San Francisco Tucson, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Atlanta.

Mazel Tov to Adinah and Heschel Raskas on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Hadassah Raskas, daughter of Daniel and Daphna Raskas of Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mazel Tov to Rav Boaz & Heftzi Genut on the recent birth of a boy in Israel.


Rabbi Sholom Rivkin                                          הרב שלום בן נעכא פייגא

Rebbetzin Paula Rivkin                                      פעסיא בת הינדא ברכה

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

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

Noa Buchman                                                   נעָה מלכה בת טובה רבקה

Caitlyn Juroviesky                                             חוה יהודית בת קיילה פגייגה

Sender Axelbaum                                              אלכסנדר בן שרה רבקה

Chaya Basya Herber                                         חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

Diane Fredman                                                 דבורה פריידא בת יענטא

Dian Kauders                                                    דבורה קעניא בת פייגא לאה

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        יצחק שלום בן חנה בתיה

                                                                        רחל בת שרה

                                                                        רייזל בת רחל

                                                                        מרדכי בן געניא


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

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.

BOOK CLUB: We want to form a bi-monthly book club. If you are interested in participating, please contact Natalie Sukhodolsky at 314-725-6277 or

MAKE YOUR OWN MEZUZAH CASE: Batya Rich will be having a workshop making glass mezuzah cases or chamsas at Noon, on November 22nd, at Young Israel. Cost is $30/mezuzah case and $20/chamsa. Registration is required. $10 registration fee to be applied to your project. RSVP to Natalie at 314-566-0874 or to the office.

IMPORTANT - SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd Annual St Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive, together with a new Jewish Food Pantry Drive, will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2010, 10 am – 4 pm at Young Israel.

GRANDPARENTING: Sunday, November 15th at 10:30 am, to commemorate the conclusion of shloshim for Erna Waltuch, a"h, Dr. Rela Mintz Geffen will talk on, "At the Center or at the Periphery - The New American Jewish Grandparent". Co-sponsored by the Raskas family and the Young Israel Women's Division. Light brunch will be served. The program is open to both men and women.

TRIBUTE CARDS: Giving Tzedakah is the perfect way to commemorate a simcha or remember a loved one. Tribute cards are for just this purpose. To send one through the shul, contact Judy in the office. To send through the Women’s Division, please contact Matilda Zeffren at 862-3809.


WE DID IT!!!! Rabbi Mike Rovinsky finished 14th, among hundreds of nominees, for the Jewish Community Hero Award. Now it’s up to a panel of 10 judges to decide who will be the Hero of the Year. Thanks to everyone who voted and put Rabbi Rovinsky and St. Louis on the map .You can see the video that was submitted to the judges at:

MOVIE: “Lonely Man Of Faith: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B Soloveitchik,” will be presented Saturday night, November 14th, 7:00 pm, at the Steinberg Auditorium – Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Wash U (enter off Forsyth just west of Skinker). $5 suggested donation.

CHILI COOKOFF: The 5th Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff, Sunday, Nov 15th at the JCC. Food prep begins at 2:00 pm, judging and community tasting at 5:30 pm. To register, call NHBZ at 991-2100, ext 2.

AISH GALA: November 29th, at the Airport Marriott, 5:00pm. To buy a ticket, $38/adult, $18/child, or to purchase an ad or sponsorship, call the Aish office: 862-AISH(2474).

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at Bobbi Gibli’s condo on Delcrest Court-Bldg #2, Condo #204, Sundays @ 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is (314) 995-7119.


·                                                                                                                                             Sr Oneg with Memphis High School at the Ast home, 8000 Stanford, at 8:45pm

·                                                                                                                                             Sr Shabbaton: The first Sr Shabbaton of this year will be the weekend of November 6-8 in Minneapolis. Please contact Rabbi Mike for more info at 498-NCSY(6279).

·                                                                                                                                             Chanukah Gala:Come and enjoy an elegant dinner and be entertained by a professional hypnotist at JSU's first annual Chanukah Gala, at the JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, on Saturday night, December 12th, at 7:30pm. The cost is $180/couple and reservations are limited to the first 75 couples. For more information, contact Bonnie Goldmeier at 863-1881 of Daniel Lefton at 989-0363.


Mishnat Pinchas: Mishnat Pinchas continues on Shabbat starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Ulpan: LAST CHANCE TO JOIN Semester 1 thru Dec 15 of our TMK Ulpan Ivrit at Young Israel!  Call Gilat 609-1951.

Beit Midrash for Women: TMK Beit Midrash for Women is at the home of Faye Newman (7916 Stanford), on Wednesdays at 9 am.

Ruth FredmanMother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program: There is no class this week. The program will resume on November 8th.

Bnei Akivaat 4:35 pm



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, for $36, email Judy ( or call (727-1880).