Young Israel of St. Louis


SHABBAT VAERA                                                   SHABBAT MEVORCHIM


Tali, Michal, Elan, and Shim in honor of Aaron's Bar Mitzvah

Friday, December 31st  

Candle lighting                                                   4:32 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  4:35 pm

Saturday, January 1st

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Chaim Possick                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:42 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                            3:40 pm

Mincha                                                             4:25 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        no Bnei Akiva this week

Shabbat Ends                                                    5:33 pm



*The Organ Donation Controversy in Israel:

An Open Dialogue

Kiddush: Sponsored by Andy and Ruthie in honor of Aaron'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                        4:35 pm

Rosh Chodesh Shevat                                    Thursday, January 6th




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

Malkah Glassman                                              מלכה בת עדינה

                                                                        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 the Koshner Family on the Bar Mitzvah of Aaron. Mazal tov to Aaron’s grandparents, Eveyln Koshner, of Sarasota, and Nira Asher Geller & David Geller. We welcome all of the guests who have come for the Bar Mitzvah: Karen Koshner and Mark Starr (Brookline), Sarah Starr (Washington), Joyce and Marty Gorovsky (New Jersey), Harvey and Nancy Asher (Nashville), Jody and Jordan Asher (Nashville), Elizabeth and Gary Asher (Nashville), Jill and Scott Asher (Memphis), Laurie Meagher (Boston), Rabbi Phil Miller (Baltimore), Margie and Jay Robinow (Kansas City), Naomi Rose (New Jersey).

Mazal Tov to Dr Ethan & Debby Schuman on the birth of a granddaughter, Liviya Meira, born to Gila & Yitzy Katz of Los Angeles

Mazal Tov to Pat Harris on the birth of a grandson, born to Noson & Ora Rosenfeld of Southfield, MI.

Mazal Tov to Amanda Drazen and Chandler Johnson on receiving Lev Tahor Awards at the NCSY Shabbaton. Mazal tov also to the St Louis Ohr Chadash Chapter for receiving the 2nd Place Award for the creativity of their banquet walk-in.







8:45 am

TMK Tanach for Teens

Rabbi Gastfraind

9:00 am

Kings & Prophets

Dr. Mitch Wolf


9:15 am

Tanach (Shoftim)

Rabbi Shulman

7:30 pm

Talmud (Rosh Hashanah)

Rabbi Shulman

8 - 9:30 pm

Open Beit Midrash

Rabbi Shulman / TMK / St. Louis Kollell


11:30 am

Parsha (Women)

Rabbis Shulman/Rovinsky

7:15 pm

Talmud – men (Sanhedrin)

Rabbi Rosenbloom


9:00 am

TMK Women’s Beith Midrash (@ Newman’s)

Merav Possick

12:00 noon

Sifrei Halacha (Men)

Dr. Joe Feder

8:00 pm

Tanach (Shoftim)

Rabbi Shulman


7:15 pm


Dr. Dov Zeffren

7:30 pm

Talmud (Brachot)

Dr. Norman Katz


8:00 am


Rabbis Yablok / Meisel / Possick


Parsha / Topical

Rabbi Shulman

Motzei (~6:30pm)

Parent/Child Learning

Rabbi Avi & Sarah Greene


SHABBAT GROUPS: Begin at 10:00 am.

THANK YOU: to Pesach & Allison Zaromb who are downstairs ushers for the youth groups this week.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING:At Young Israel for grades 1-8, 6:30 pm, and will be upstairs in the social hall this week.

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.

MOVIE & SCHMOOZE: This 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.


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.


Melave Malka: Join TMK for a Pre Tu-Bishvat Melave Malka! Motsei Shabbat Jan. 8th at Young Israel. 8:00 pm Come for a fun group Tournament of "Jeopardy" Israeli style. Enjoy a light dinner of soup salad and fruit. Looking forward to seeing you! Suggested donation 5$ per person

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).