Young Israel of St. Louis




Mickey Ariel to thank Rose Ann for 30 wonderful years of marriage.

Larry & Sunny Davis in honor of their 40th anniversary.

Friday, December 24th  

Candle lighting                                                   4:27 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  4:30 pm

Saturday, December 25th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Asher Yablok                      8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:39 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                              no shiur this week

Mincha                                                             4:20 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        no Bnei Akiva this week

Shabbat Ends                                                    5:28 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                             6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                              6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv during the week                        4:30 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 Dr Ethan & Debby Schuman on the birth of a grandson, born to Dov and Aliza Sassoon of Great Neck.


Our condolences to family of Pauline Schneider on the passing of their mother, sister-in law, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The family will be remaining in St. Louis to sit shiva until Sunday morning at the home of Dr. Lester Zeffren, 8038 Cornell.Mincha/Maariv: Thursday - 4:25 pm, Shacharit: Friday and Sunday - 8:00am. Anyone wishing to help with meals should please contact Dov Zeffren at 761-7784. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


SHABBAT GROUPS: Begin at 10:00 am.

THANK YOU: to Joe & Izzy Yazdi 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.

CLASS: The Rabbi’s Monday morning and Wednesday evening Tanach classes are cancelled for next week only.

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.

ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE: The 4th Annual Community Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 16th. SAVE THE DATE!!! If you are able to volunteer to help at the blood drive, please contact Judy Hellman at 314-862-8432 or

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 have been mailed. Please respond generously to make a wonderful ad book. Business ads need to be coordinated with Angela Tannenbanum at 314-802-7710 or

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

HELP NEEDED: Garry will not be here this 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.


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

TRIVIA NIGHT: Block Yeshiva High School is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday night January 15th. Doors open at 6:45pm Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Advanced reservations: $15.00 at the Door: $18.00 or $120 per table. Tables must be reserved in Advance! Snacks will be provided, Additional food available for purchase, No outside food or beverage please. Please RSVP to (314) 872-8701 or All proceeds benefit the BYHS Scholarship Fund.

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.


Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush

Beit Midrash for Women: TMK Beit Midrash for Women will not meet this week.

·                                                                                                                                             Ulpan: There is no ulpan next week.

·                                                                                                                                             Bat Mitzvah Program: The Ruth Fredman Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program will not meet this week.


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).