Young Israel of St. Louis


SHABBAT BAMIDBAR                             


JJ, Tamar, Avi, Jasmine, Ralph, Natalie, Etan, Leora, Hadassah, Eliana, Isaac, Sophia and Maya wish Bella Mazel Tov on her Bat Mitzvah.

The Edelstein family in honor of Rabbi Goldson on publishing his book, ‘Dawn to Destiny’

Friday May 14th

Candle lighting                                                  7:48 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:00 pm

Saturday May 15th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                   9:24 am

Bnei Akiva                                                       6:40 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur-Pirkei Avot                           6:40 pm

Mincha                                                             7:40 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:48 pm


Pirkei Avot: The Worldviews of Our Sages and the Historical Context from which They Emerge.

Kiddush: Sponsored by Adinah and Heschel Raskas in honor of their granddaughter, Bella Adler, becoming a Bat-Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday                                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Friday                                                6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv –Sunday, Monday                    7:50 pm


Shavuot times                                                   See Below




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

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

                                                                        דבורה טעניא בת פייגא לאה

                                                                        מרדכי בן שרה

                                                                                                חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


Mazal Tov to Sidney & Rita Bresler on the engagement of their granddaughter, Nomi, daughter of Dr Yisrahel & Beth Gellman, to Avi Itzkovitz of Ramot Yerushalayim.

Mazal Tov to Sean Hirschhorn upon receiving his Masters Degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University this past week, and for being chosen as student representative to give the address at graduation. Mazal Tov to his parents, David and Roz, siblings, Sheera and Yonatan, and grandparents, Chaim and Freda Shiel.

Mazel Tov to Mayer Weisel on the completion and publishing of his first book, ‘The American Fan’s World Cup Handbook’. This can be viewed on his blog at  Mazel Tov to his parents Bernie & Miriam Weisel and the entire family.


Our condolences to Yale & Gail Miller, and their family, on the passing of Gail’s mother, Betty Resnick. Shiva will continue at the Miller home, 8015 Delmar until Sunday morning – Shacharit will be at 8:00 am. May G-d comfort the family amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


Tuesday. May 18th   

Candle Lighting                                                 7:51 pm

Mincha                                                             7:55 pm

Ma’ariv                                                            8:50 pm

Tikun Leil Shavuot: for adults (men & women) and teens        refreshments at 11:15p m

1st shiur w/Rabbi Shulman                                  Ruth (Ch. 2)-11:45 pm

See attachment for the full schedule of shiurim.

Wednesday, May 19th

Vasikin                                                             5:20 am

Netz HaChama (sunrise)                                   5:46 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                     9:22 am

Candle Lighting – no earlier than                      8:52 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:55 pm

Thursday, May 20th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit – note earlier time                             8.45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                     9:22 am

Drasha/Yizkor                                                  10:30 am

Mincha                                                             7:55 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                    8:53 pm


THANK YOU: to Jonty & Juli-Ann Felsher, who are downstairs ushers for the youth groups this week.

TEFILLAH INITIATIVE: We will be participating in the St. Louis Community Wide Tefillah Initiative this weekend, May 14th-15th. Rabbi Heshy Kleinman, author of ‘Praying With Fire’, will be speaking at Young Israel on Shabbat morning, May 15th after davening at 11:35 am. There will also be an NCSY Oneg Shabbat on Friday night at the home of Rabbi & Mrs. Menachem Kirshner, 8112 Tulane, at 9:45 pm. Please see flyer in lobby for more details. The books have arrived and are in the office and are being dedicated in memory of Erna Waltuch by the Raskas and Waltuch families.

ICE CREAM PARTY: The Annual Shavuot Ice Cream Party at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, will be on the first day of Yom Tov, Wednesday May 19th, 4:00-5:30 pm.

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


We want to thank everyone who was involved in the Shavout take out. Thank you to all of the people who cooked, as well as those who bought. Thank you also to Barbara Ast, Danielle Bialecki, Tara Klein, and Chelle Medow for all of your input, phone calls, and flier making skills. A HUGE thank you to Danny Wachsstock for developing and managing the website. Chag Samaech to everyone.


RABBI JOSH KOHL: On Sunday, May 16th at 8 pm at the St. Louis Kollel, 8200 Delmar, The St. Louis Kollel and Aish HaTorah present “Men, Women, & Amoebas: Startling Secrets For A Spectacular Marriage” with Rabbi Josh Kohl.

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 one group 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, 7:30 pm, at Bais Abraham Cong, 6910 Delmar. The guest speaker will be Zeev Schwartz, the Secretary General of World Bnei Akiva. Minimum donation requested: $100.


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)

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