Young Israel of St. Louis


PARSHAT KI TISA                                                  SHABBAT PARAH  


In honor of Shirley Zeffren’s special birthday by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friday March 5th

Candle lighting                                                  5:40 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:40 pm

Saturday March 6th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                   9:19 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur *                                          4:30 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:25 pm

Mincha                                                             5:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:41 pm


*Special Shiur by Jay Shapiro


“Undercurrents of Current Events”


Kiddush: Sponsored by Jerry Esrig, Joel Garbow, Joe Feder, Charles Lefton, Barry Needle, and Mitch Wolf in memory of Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, author of the Aruch HaShulchan, on the occasion of his yahrtzeit.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by Dr Jacob & Natalie Sukhodolsky to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jacob’s mother, Anna Shor.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:45 pm



Mazel Tov to Albert & Eva Derby on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Etan Teitler, son of Rachel & Mark Teitler, of HaMonaem, Israel.

Mazel tov to Charles & Lorraine Landy on the brit milah of their grandson, Israel Meir.

Mazel tov to Yale & Gale Miller and Betty Resnick on the bar mitzvah of their grandson and great-grandson, Yitzchok Dov, son on Rabbi Eliyahu & Devorah Miller of Yershalayim.

Mazel Tov to Bob & Judy Hellman on their son, David, celebrating his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary on Sunday March 7th, at 11am (EST-10am in St Louis). The ceremony can be viewed on the web at


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 Wolff                                              זאבאליעזר בן חיה שיינדל

Herbert Baron                                                   יעקב שמואל בן אסתר מרים

Ellen Pinnas                                                      חוה בת פייגא

Noa Buchman                                                   נעָה מלכה בת טובה רבקה

Chaya Basya Herber                                         חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

Laura Sagerman                                                אהובה בת חוה

Gene Koshner                                                   יהודה בן לאה מאשא

Betty Resnick                                                   בשי בת חיה ביילא

Sender Axelbaum                                              אלכסנדר בן שרה רבקה

                                                                        יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

                                                                                                מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


We welcome Jay Shapiro to our community for Shabbat. He is a columnist, host of a weekly talk show on Israel Public Radio, and the author of six books on Israeli politics, the Middle East, Judaism, and aliyah. He is also the grandfather of our own bat sherut, Sara Kampler.

In addition to the Pre-Mincha shiur listed above, Jay will speak at an ONEG SHABBAT at the home of Stan & Leila Biel, 8146 Balson, at 8:30 pm. His topic: “Understanding Israel’s Culture & Education”.


MICHLALAH CAMPAIGN: Donations are still being accepted for the fund for Meira Bresler. Please make checks payable to: Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Memo - Michlalah Campaign and bring or send to the office.

YOUTH LEADERS: Young Israel is looking for youth leaders to run the Shabbat morning groups. If you are in 9th -- 12th grade and want to work with kids, please contact Bonnie Drazen at: 727-3967 or Merav Possick at: 314-4203696 ASAP!

HAVERIM BOOK CLUB: Will be Saturday night, March 13th, at the Sukhodolsky home, 8127 Amherst, at 7:30 pm, and will discuss “A Letter in the Scroll” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

YOUNG COUPLES SALON: The next meeting will be Saturday night, March 13th. More details will be announced soon.

PRE-PESACH CLASS: The annual pre-Pesach class with Rabbi Shulman will be Thursday night, March 18th, 8:00pm.


A yeshar koach to those who helped deliver mishloah manot. To all of the members who picked up their own - the job was made easier. Thank you to Amy Brickel, Matt Chase, Rebecca Carmen-Chase, Jon & Phyllis Fuhrer, Bonnie Goldmeier, Judy Haber, Ariel & Rani Horowitz, Leah Horowitz, Dorit Iken, Aliza Johnson & Meir Zimand.


We apologize for on omission in the directory of our new members: Michael & Inna Somorov, 8024 Cornell, 63130, 314-721-4480.


COMMUNITY INVITED:  To a vort given by Rabbi Zvi & Gaylee Freedman to announce the engagement of their son, Moshe Dovid Artman to Chana Sharaby of Baltimore, at their home, 848 Saxony Ct, on Sunday, March 7th, 3-5:30pm.

EPSTEIN HEBREW ACADEMY DINNER: Tuesday night March 9th, 6:45mpm at the Crowne Plaza, 7750 Carondelet. Honorees are Dr Gustav & Miriam Schonfeld. This year’s Samuel Cherrick Community Service Awardee is Anna Rose Tendler. Complimentary self parking. For reservations, call Debbie Friedman at EHA at 994-7856.

AISH SPEAKER SERIES: Wednesday, March 10th, 7:00pm, at the Crowne Plaza, Clayton, Lavi Greenspan will speak on “Seeing Light Beyond the Darkness”. The Stuart I Raskas Annual Dessert Reception will follow. For more info, call 314-862-2474.

COMMUNITY LECTURE:Daniel Luria, Executive Director Ateret Cohanim/JRP, will speak at NHBZ, Wednesday , March 10th, 7:30pm. His topic will be: “The Battle Over Jerusalem”, talk & video presentation about the Old City of Yerushalayim, the renewed Jewish Yishuv, the new Jewish neighborhoods and the urgency of the hour for the “Heart of the Land”.

EXTRA! EXTRA! SEE ALL ABOUT IT!“Jewsies” Starring the Girls from Block Yeshiva High School For Women Only! Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Shaare Emeth Congregation, 11645 Ladue Road. Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Show begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are $15/adult & $12/child (age 14 and under); at the door, $18/adult & $15/child. Sponsorships, which include reserve seating, are also available. For tickets, call BYHS at 872-8701 or email

PESACH TZEDAKAH: Your gift to the 2010 Rabbi Sholom Rivkin Moas Chitim/Tzedakah Campaign helps at Pesach and throughout the year. Please send checks c/o the Vaad Hoeir, 4 Millstone Campus Dr, 63146.

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.


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

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

Camp Derech Eretz: July 26th-August 13th. To register, call 314-420-7880 or email:


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).