Young Israel of St. Louis



Sharon Pollack and family in memory of Joel Bolker, Sharon’s father, on his 8th yahrtzeit.

Friday, January 7th  

Candle lighting                                                  4:38 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:40 pm

Saturday, January 8th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Gershie Meisel                   8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                   9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur - The Story of Bnei Ephraim & It's

Contemporary Implications.                          3:45 pm

Mincha                                                             4:30 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:39 pm

Kiddush: Sponsored by Joe & Izzy Yazdi in honor of his being Chatan Bereishit.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Rich & Maurie Axelbaum to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Ben Axelbaum, father of Jerold.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday – this week only                                   7:30am & 8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am

Mincha/Ma’ariv during the week                       4:40 pm





8:45 am                                                            TMK Tanach for Teens - Rabbi Asi Gastfraind

9:00 am                                                            Tanach: Kings & Prophets - Dr. Mitch Wolf

9:00 am                                                            Shiur for grades 6-8 - Rabbi M. Rovinsky


9:15 am                                                            Tanach (Shoftim) - Rabbi Shulman

7:30 pm                                                            Talmud (Rosh Hashanah) - Rabbi Shulman

8:00pm                                                             Open Beit Midrash


11:30 am                                                          Parsha (Women) - Rabbis Shulman/Rovinsky

7:15 pm                                                            Talmud (Sanhedrin) (Men) - Rabbi Rosenbloom


9:00 am                                                            TMK Women’s Beith Midrash (@ Newman’s) - Merav Possick

12:00 pm                                                          Sifrei Halacha (Men) - Dr. Joe Feder

8:00 pm                                                            Tanach (Shoftim) - Rabbi Shulman


7:15 pm                                                            Parsha - Dr. Dov Zeffren

7:30 pm                                                            Talmud (Brachot) - Dr. Norman Katz


8:00 am                                                            ParshaRabbis Yablok / Meisel / Possick

Pre-Mincha - Parsha / Topical - Rabbi Shulman

Motzei (~6:30pm) - Parent/Child Learning (1-8th grade)



מלכה גיטל 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

הרב שלום בן נעכא פייגא

גרשון יצחק בן מאטל צירל

רפאל דוד בן ברכה

ראובן בן טובה חיה

זאבאליעזר בן חיה שיינדל

ברכה חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

אהובה בת חוה

אלכסנדר בן שרה רבקה

יהושע בן זהבה

מרים בת בתיה

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                              Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit


Mazal Tov to Chaim & Merav Possick on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will be 8 - 9:30 pm at the Possick home, 7925 Delmar Blvd. The Brit Milah is being planned for Wednesday morning after minyan at Young Israel.

Mazal Tov to Jerry & Marcia Esrig on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Devorah to Yair Reiner.


Our deepest condolences to HaRav Sholom Rivkin and his family on the passing of their wife, mother and grandmother, Rebbetzen Paula Rivkin.  The loss is shared by the entire community.  The funeral service will be at Berger Memorial on Sunday, January 9th tentatively at 9:00am, and burial following in Israel. Further details will be announced as they come.

Our condolences to Debbie Garbow on the passing of her sister-in-law in Chicago.

May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


TEEN MINYAN: Will be Shabbat morning at 9:30am in the Bait Midrash.

SHABBAT GROUPS: Begin at 10:00 am. The girls ages 3-5 will meet in the social hall.

THANK YOU: to Rabbi Asher & Shira Yablok 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.

ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE: The 4th Annual St Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 16th 10 am-4 pm. Please bring non-perishable items for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Drive. Volunteers are needed to help break down the shul on Motzei Shabbat and to reset it Sunday afternoon, after the drive. Volunteers are also needed to work on the day of the drive. To volunteer, email Judy or Bob Hellman at or call 862-8432. To schedule your appointment to donate blood, go to: (sponsor code YIJS) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments take priority.

BOOK CLUB: We are reading “Future Tense” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The next meeting will be Sunday, January 23rd, 7:00 pm at the Sukhodolsky home, 8127 Amherst.

WOMEN’S SHIUR: We invite all the women of the community to join us as we resume The Matil Ziril (Matilda Zeffren) Series of Shabbat afternoon shiurim, on January 29, Parashat Mishpatim, at the home of Sunny Davis, 8035 Cornell at 3:00 pm. The speaker will be Allison Zaromb. The next shiur will be Saturday, March 5th, Parashat Pekudei. The speaker will be Zahava List.

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


TRIVIA NIGHT: Block Yeshiva High School is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday night, January 15th. Doors open at 6:45 pm Trivia starts at 7:30 pm. 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.

ST LOUIS JEWISH SPEAKER SERIES: The annual Rabbi Noach Weinberg lecture will be Sunday, January 16, 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm at The Gloria & Rubin Feldman Aish HaTorah West Centerfor Jewish Studies “The Firehouse”, 457 N. Woods Mill Rd. Rabbi Simcha Weinberg, Rabbi Noach Weinberg's nephew, will speak on "Life Strategies: Using Jewish Ideas to Direct One's Growth". The chairperson for this event is Dr. Leila Redlich. Please RSVP to Claire 314-862-2474 or by Thursday, Jan 13th, to be assured admission. Suggested donation is $10.

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.


Lazar Tag, Arcade, Games and Bowling: Sunday, January 9th, at Brunswick Zone, 2-4 pm, 8070 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St Peters (limited rides available). Cost $15, or $10 if you bring a new Jr NCSYer (scholarships are also available). Contact Rabbi Mike to RSVP or get ride info at 314-498-6279.


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

·                                                                                                                                             Bat Mitzvah Program: The Ruth Fredman Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program will resume this Subnday, January 9th.


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:

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