Young Israel of St. Louis




Honey and Mervyn Felsher and Charlene Leibman and Raymond Leibman in honor of Gabriel's Bar Mitzvah

Suzanne, Batsheva, Michal, Avigail, & Yishai Sundy in honor of the anniversary of Rael’s Bar Mitzvah and

on his becoming a half Ironman.

Friday, December 17th  

Candle lighting                                                   4:22 pm

Mincha/Maariv – early – Asara B’Tevet            4:10 pm

Saturday, December 18th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Chaim Possick                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:36 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                            3:30 pm

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        4:10 – 5:24 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                    5:24 pm



Minority Rights in Israel: A Rabbinic Debate?

Kiddush: Sponsored by Juli-Ann and Jonty Felsher in honor of Gabriel's Bar Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                              6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv during the week                        4:25 pm





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

Caitlyn Juroviesky                                             קפירה חוהיהודית בת קיילה פגייגה

                                                                        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

                                                                        דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                               Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit



Mazal Tov to Jonty and Juli-Ann Felsher on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Gabriel. A special welcome and Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Honey and Mervyn Felsher from Sydney, Australia and Charlene Leibman and Raymond Leibman from Johannesburg, South Africa. Also a special Mazal Tov to Gabriel’s great-grandparents, Rita and Solly Bortz of St Louis, and to all the family and friends from near and far who have come to celebrate.


AIR MILES!!: We are thrilled that we have received air miles for two tickets for the entertainment for the Shul Dinner! We just need two more. If anyone is able to donate air miles (in 25,000 mile increments) please contact Judy immediately at the shul office. Miles should be either AA or generic.

SHABBAT GROUPS: Begin at 10:00 am.

THANK YOU: to Matt Chase & Rebecca Carman 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.

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

THANK YOU: We would like to thank Alan & Jackie Gerson, Adam & Tara Klein, Nigel Ohrenstein and Ruth Raskas, and Pesach & Allison Zaromb for helping to enhance last week’s Shabbat Chinuch Kiddush.

MOVIE & SCHMOOZE: We are planning the next Movie & Schmooze for Motzei Shabbat, January 1st at 7:00 pm. The multiple award winning movie, “Arranged”, will be shown. Cost is $3/person or $5/couple.

ATTENTION BLOOD DONORS: Our annual Community Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 16th. SAVE THE DATE!!!

YOUNG ISRAEL DINNER: We are pleased to announce that Dr Robert & Barbara Strashun will be our honorees for the Shul dinner, February 13, 2011. Journal ad blanks were mailed this past week. Please respond generously to make a wonderful ad book.

BOOK CLUB: We are reading “Future Tense” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The next meeting TBA.

NEXT WEEK: Garry will not be here next Shabbat. We, therefore, will need help in the following areas: setting-up for Kiddush, cleaning-up Kiddush, setting-up for Seudah Shlishit and cleaning-up after Shabbat.

END OF YEAR DONATIONS: DON’T DELAY!! The end of the year is fast approaching. Any of your obligations that you pay in December can be deducted on this year’s taxes.


TASTE OF KOSHER: At EHA, 1138 N Warson, Dec 23rd at 5:30 pm. Adults-$15 in advance, $18 at the door. Children (under 13)-$8 in advance, $10 at the door. Raffle drawing that night. For more info, call 994-7856.

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

COMING SOON: BYHS is having a trivia night on January 15th at the girl’s school, 1146 N Warson Rd, 8-11 pm.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: The Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund is presently helping many families in our community and needs your help. Cash donations may be sent to Rachel Lubchansky at 7337 Stanford, 63130. For tribute cards please call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.

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.


SOLD OUT:A Light to Remember”an evening of dining and entertainment, honoring Harvey & Dorit Daphna-Iken with a special tribute to Alice Fasman, the Clayton High School JSU Faculty Advisor. December 18th, 7:30 pm cocktails & 8 pm dinner at the Performing Arts & Education Center at the JCC.


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).