Young Israel of St. Louis




Mazal Tov to first basemanJoey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds on a well deserved MVP award

The Rovinsky Family in honor of the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son Yossi next Shabbat. The entire

YI family is invited to join in the Simcha with Kiddush following davening

Friday, November 26th  

Candle lighting                                                   4:24 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  4:25 pm

Saturday, November 27th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Asher Yablok                      8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:18 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                              no shiur this week

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        no Bnei Akiva this week

Shabbat Ends                                                    5:23 pm


Kiddush: Sponsored byLarry and Sunny Davis, in honor of their new granddaughter, Shira Tiferet Berger.


Seudah Shlishit:Co-sponsored by Judy Haber to commemorate the yahrtzeit of her mother, Edna Krombach, and by Charles and Lorraine Landy to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Charles’ mother, Phillis Landy.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday, Friday (Chanukah)               6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday                                         6:40 am

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                4:25 pm


CHANUKAH                                                begins Wednesday night, December 1st




Rabbi Sholom Rivkin                                          הרב שלום בן נעכא פייגא

Rebbetzin Paula Rivkin                                      פעסיא בת הינדא ברכה

Gershon Yitzchak Zeffren                                  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

Chaya Basya Herber                                         ברכה חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

Laura Sagerman                                                אהובה בת חוה

Sender Axelbaum                                              אלכסנדר בן שרה רבקה

Yehoshua Sommer                                            יהושע בן זהבה

Marilyn Sivak                                                    מרים בת בתיה

Betty Goldstein Parker                                       ביילה יענטא בת חיה

                                                                        יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

                                                                        נעכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

                                                                        דבורה קעניא בת פייגא לאה

                                                                        רות בת שרה

                                                                        יהודית בת בריינא

                                                                        רבקה לאה בת חוה צביה

                                                                        דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit


Mazel Tov to Jackie & Alan Gerson on the birth of a granddaughter, Sarena, to Tova & Shai Gerson of Bergenfield, NJ.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Gershie & Tzippy Meisel on the birth of a daughter. Mazal tov to the grandpartents, Rabbi Shmuel & Debbie Kay of Chesterfield and Jeff & Lori Meisel of LA.


Condolences to Betsy Zimbalist on the passing of her sister, Martha May, of Bartlesville, OK. May she be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jersusalem.


SHABBAT GROUPS: Now begin at 10:00 am.

THANK YOU: to Zvi & Angela Tannenbaum who are downstairs ushers for the youth groups this week.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING: At Young Israel in the Beit Midrash, for grades 1-8, 6:30 pm, throughout the winter months. Materials for learning will be provided or you may bring your own.

MONDAY NIGHT LEARNING: Our Beit Midrash learning on Monday nights continues at 8:00pm every week and concludes at 9:30pm with Ma’ariv.

RABBI FRANK & ADELE HOFFMAN SHABBAT CHINUCH: Attention Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents and Grandparents - Shabbat Chinuch this year will be held on December 11th. Each child will be presented with a special gift from the Shul, followed by a special "kid-friendly" kiddush. We ask that each family send in a photo of your child/grandchild via email to Sara Greene at The photos will be used to decorate the social hall. Sponsorships for the kiddush are available and welcomed. We have lists from EHA, Torah Prep, and Solomon Schechter. Please let the office know if you have a child or grandchild in another school, so that he/she can be included.

YOUNG ISRAEL DINNER: We are pleased to announce that Dr Robert & Barbara Strashun will be our honorees for the Shul dinner, which will be held on February 13, 2011.

NEW KASHRUT CARDS: We have received new Kashrut cards from the CRC in Chicago that have several new symbols on them. Several hechsharim were removed from the old cards to make room for the new ones. However, no hechsharim have been discontinued; All symbols on both cards are valid..

BOOK CLUB: We are reading “Rashi's Daughters” by Maggie Anton. The next meeting TBA.


CALENDAR: The 2011 Women's Division Calendar is now being put together. This is a very important fundraiser, with proceeds funding the Shul's Youth Programming. Letters were sent out to the entire shul this week. Please see the flyer and form for more information. The deadline is December 10th - don't wait until the last minute to get your listings in! If you have any questions please contact Barbara Strashun at 314-721-3341 or at


HANUKAH HUGS: LAST CHANCE - JFCS has given us a very large box to fill with new unwrapped toys, books, etc to be distributed for Chanukah. If each family would bring one item, the box would be full. The box is downstairs outside the office. As you shop for Chanukah, please think about purchasing that extra item.

EHA BOOK FAIR: Are you looking for the perfect Chanukah gift? Come visit Epstein Hebrew Academy’s annual Book Fair open now through November29th during regular school hours.

EHA STAFF vs. ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME: Ready for some excitement?! The H. F. Epstein Hebrew Academy staff invites all alumni to a friendly Thanksgiving weekend basketball game at the Yetra and Israel Goldberg Gymnasium on November 27th. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission is free. Get inspired by EHA's Basketball Challenge Video at

BYHS RAFFLE: Block Yeshiva High School is having a raffle, with prizes of cash and merchandise. Although the raffle deadline is April 5th, there is an Early Bird Special for those entered before December 31st. Contact BYHS for more info and to purchase raffle tickets at 314-872-8701 or


A Light to Remember: We are happy to announce that Harvey and Dorit Daphna-Iken will be honored at JSU’s "A Light to Remember" evening of dining and entertainment, with a special tribute to Alice Fasman, the Clayton High School JSU Facility Advisor. December 18th, 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts & Education Center at the JCC. For more info, contact Rabbi Mike at or 314-498-6279.


Save the Date: TMK’s gala fundraising event: “A Celebration of Chanukah” on Saturday night, December 4th, the 5th night of Chanukah, 7:30 pm at the Cedars at the JCA, 13190 S Outer 40 Rd.

Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush

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

·                                                                                                                                             Ulpan: Mondays and Tuesdays. For more info, contact Gilat at or call 609-1951.

·                                                                                                                                             Bat Mitzvah Program: The Ruth Fredman Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program - Sundays at 6:45pm.


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).