Young Israel of St. Louis




In honor of Andy Koshner’s 50th birthday! With love, from Ruthie, Tali, Michal, Aaron, Elan, and Shim.

Friday May 7th

Candle lighting                                                  7:41 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:00 pm

Saturday May 8th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                   9:27 am

Bnei Akiva                                                       6:30 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur-Rabbi Akiva Tatz                 6:30 pm

Mincha                                                             7:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:42 pm

Kiddush: Sponsors invited

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday (Yom Yerushalayim)       6:40 am

Friday –Rosh Chodesh                                     6:30 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:45 pm


Rosh Chodesh Sivan                                         Friday, May 14th




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                                         ברכה חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

Laura Sagerman                                                אהובה בת חוה

Betty Resnick                                                   בשי בת חיה ביילא

Sender Axelbaum                                              אלכסנדר בן שרה רבקה

Joe Miller                                                          יוסף בער בן אסתר חיה

Yehoshua Sommer                                            יהושע בן זהבה

                                                                        יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

                                                                        נעכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

                                                                                                חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


Mazal Tov to Yetra Goldberg and family on the engagement of her grandson, Ariel Bitanksy, of Jerusalem to Tali Gouza of Kfar Saba.

Mazel Tov to Michael Raileanu, who teaches at Solomon Schechter Day School, and is the recipient of this year’s Raskas Award for Outstanding Jewish Day School Teacher.


YOUTH GROUPS: 10:30 - 11:30 am 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 Eli & Adi Feen, who are downstairs ushers for the youth groups this week.

GUEST SPEAKER: Rabbi Akiva Tatz will be speaking at Young Israel this Shabbat before Mincha and at Seudah Shlishit.

SUNDAY LEARNING: Congratulations to the Sunday morning Tanach study group on completing the books of Daniel, Ezra, and Nechemia. The group meets 9-10 am and this Sunday, we start an in-depth analysis of Isaiah and his Kings. The goal is to see how geopolitics help explain the difficult language of prophecy. New participants are invited and welcome.

TEFILLAH INITIATIVE: We will be participating in the St. Louis Community Wide Tefillah Initiative next weekend, May 14th-15th. Rabbi Heshy Kleinman, author of ‘Praying With Fire’, will be speaking at Young Israel Shabbat morning, May 15th after davening at 11:35 am. There will also be an NCSY Oneg Shabbat the night before at the home of Rabbi & Mrs Kirshner, 8112 Tulane, at 9:45 pm. See flyer in lobby for more details.

SHAVUOT SCHEDULE: The learning schedule for the Tikun Leil Shavuot is attached.

‘HAVERIM' BOOK CLUB: We are reading "Sarah's Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay. The next discussion will be on May 29th

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK:This year, the Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet. Join us for this beloved St. Louis summertime tradition, in Shakespeare Glen at Forest Park, on Sunday, May 30th. The Green Show Entertainment begins at 6:30 pm and the play at 8:00 pm. The evening is free, but RSVPs are encouraged so we can get picnic tables for dinner before the play.


SHAVUOT TAKE-OUT: We want to thank all of the fabulous chefs who participated in the take-out this year and all of you who bought their goods to enjoy on Shavuot. There are still a few items left, so order soon. The link on the website will be shut down on Monday night.


UNSUNG HEROES: The St Louis Jewish Light is honoring the Unsung Heroes of our community on Monday, May 24th, 6-8 pm at the JCC, Staenberg Community Center. We are pleased to announce that of those heroes are the Girls of BYHS. We are proud of all of them. Cost for cocktail and buffet is $18. RSVP by May 17th at 314-743-3660.

TMK DONOR EVENT: TMK invites you to The Annual Donor Appreciation Event on Sunday May 23rd, 7:30pm, at Bais Abraham Cong, 6910 Delmar. The guest speaker will be Zeev Schwartz, the Secretary General of World Bnei Akiva. Minimun donation requested: $100.

LOOKING AHEAD – SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, June 13th, the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund will be having their anniversary brunch celebrating their 2nd year of serving the St. Louis Community. Details to follow.


Rav Kook Series: The last of the video lecture series  about Rav Kook and his teachings will take place this Tuesday night, 8:00pm—9:00pm at the following location:

May 11th at the home Ruth and Andy Koshner, 7941 Gannon by - Rabbi Yosef Blau.

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:

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