Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday March 19th

Candle lighting                                                  6:54 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 6:55 pm

Saturday March 20th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                   10:07 am

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:45-7:05 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur *                                          5:45 pm

Mincha                                                             6:45 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   7:55 pm



Text Study of the Haggadah

Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:00 pm






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

Joe Miller                                                          יוסף בער בן אסתר חיה

                                                                        יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

                                                                                                מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


YOUTH GROUPS: 10:30 - 11:30am every Shabbat until summer vacation. Groups are for 2 yr olds – pre-k, k - 2nd, 3rd - 5th boys, and 3rd - 5th girls. In addition, parents will supervise the halls during group time. Children must be downstairs behaving in groups or with their parents in Shul and at 11:30 am everyone will go into Shul for the end of davening.

THANK YOU: to Shira Lev-Tzion and Bonnie Drazen who have acted as ushers downstairs for the youth groups, last week and this week.

MATZA PICKUP: The office will be open on Sunday March 21st after minyan, from, for pickup of shmurah matza and grape juice that was ordered.

TEHILLIM FOR MEIRA: We are planning to say tehillim on Sunday, March 21st to coincide with Meira Bresler Riemer's chemotherapy treatment, at Shira Yablok's house, 8018 Stanford, at 8:30 pm.

CLASSES: All of the Rabbi’s classes are cancelled until after Peasach.

SHABBAT HaGADOL DRASHA: With Rabbi Shulman March 27th at 5:15 pm: “From Freedom to Slavery???”

CHOMETZ FORMS: Please arrange with the Rabbi to sell your chometz as soon as possible. Arrangements must be made by Wednesday, March 24th.


One less meal to prepare before Pesach. Come to Young Israel’s Burgers Bar Night, Wednesday March 24th, 5:30-7:30 pm.

New Members Dinner will be on Friday, March 26th, after davening at about 8:00pm. In addition to welcoming all of our new members, you can keep you challah crumbs to a minimum. RSVP with pre-payment by March 24th. $15.00 per adult & children 12 & up. $7.00 for children under 12. $50.00 max per family.

LOST & FOUND CLEAN-UP: All items (coats, books, shoes, etc) that have been left in the shul are now downstairs on or above the coat rack. Please check there if you have lost something. These items will be donated to other organizations on Wednesday, March 24th.


The upcoming election will take place on April 6th, the last day of Pesach. Everyone needs to get an absentee ballot. Ballot requests can be found in the lobby or online at Requests must be received in the election office by Wednesday, March 31st.

Or you may vote in person at the St Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, #12 Sunnen Dr in Maplewood. For more info call (314) 615-1933.


PESACH TOVELING: Buying something new for your Pesach kitchen? The girls at Block Yeshiva High School will tovel your items for you. Suggested donation: $18 per session. Proceeds will fund further chesed programming. For questions and pick-up, please call Davita Wachsstock (314) 791-6588 or Tova Kay (314) 660-8896.

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.

KALIM KASHURING: Kashering utensils for Passover use will take place on the parking lot of the Vaad Hoeir Office at 4 Millstone Campus Drive on Sunday, March 21, 2010 and Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, on both days.  The Kalim Mikvah will be available at these same times.


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:

Dear Saint Louis community,

A few weeks ago, we asked for your help in raising money to get a bracha from Rav Kanievsky shlit"a for the refuah shleimah of Meira Mindel bas Chava Golda. We were amazed at the speedy and generous response from the community! Because of your help, in just a few short weeks, we raised way more than the amount needed, all of which is going to support needy brides and grooms. We came across the following d'var torah by Rabbi Yoni Posnick which beautifully expresses our feelings towards the money that was raised for tzedakah: The posuk in last week's parsha [Vayakhel-Pekudei] tells us that an announcement was made that there were sufficient materials for the building of the Mishkan and no further donations were needed. At first glance, however, there seems to be an internal contradiction in the posuk, which says, “Vehamelacha haysa dayam lechol hamelacha la'asos osah vehoseir.” First the posuk tells us that the donations were dayam,sufficient, implying exactly enough. The posuk goes on to use the word vehoseir, meaning that there was extra, a surplus. Which is it? The Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh answers with a beautiful thought. In reality, the Jewish nation enthusiastically gave so much, so quickly, that the total contributions were actually far more than was necessary for the building of the Mishkan. There was a lot extra. Hashem saw that if there would be leftovers after the Mishkan was complete, some Jews would be saddened at the prospect that perhaps their contribution hadn't been used. He therefore made a miracle and arranged that everything, even the excess, should be put to use and fit into the vessels, boards, and curtains of the Mishkan, causing the surplus donations to appear necessary and, in fact, the exact amount needed. You can be sure that none of the money raised was "extra, a surplus." Every cent, shekel, and euro will go towards the Aviva Aryeh a"h Hachnasat Kallah Fund, run by Michlalah, helping to support newlywed couples. We cannot thank you enough for your incredible generosity. G-d willing, in the merit of the community's tremendous chessed and tefillot, we will see the speedy recovery of Meira and all the cholim in St. Louis and Klal Yisroel. We would like to especially thank Rabbi Shulman and Rabbi Greenblatt for taking charge of the fundraising in St. Louis, helping us reach our goal and beyond. Wishing you a chag kasher ve'sameach,

Eliana Biel, Shira Kandel, Tirtza Simon, Goldie Spetner, and Leia Wachsstock


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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