Young Israel of St. Louis



Dov & Tziona, Yak & Corrine, David & Mira, and Jonathan & Donna in honor of their father, Lester Zeffren’s 82nd birthday

and to thank all of their friends for their continuous love and support.

Friday, January 14th  

Candle lighting                                                                     4:45 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:45 pm

Saturday, January 15th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – Rabbi Asher Yablok                             8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                                        9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – The Road to War?                            3:50 pm

Mincha                                                                                  4:35 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                                            4:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:46 pm

Kiddush: Sponsored by Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary.

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                                      4:50 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

7:15 pm                                                                                   Talmud (Brachot) - Dr. Norman Katz


8:00 am                                                                                   Parsha   Rabbis Yablok / Meisel / Possick

5 min after Kiddush starts – Mishnat Pinchas – Parent/Child Learning

Pre-Mincha - Parsha / Topical - Rabbi Shulman

Motzei (~6:30pm) - Parent/Child Learning



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 Devorah and Yair Reiner on their recent marriage. Mazal Tov to the parents, Jerry & Marcia Esrig and Barry and Suri Reiner. Welcome and Mazal Tov to Yair’s brothers, Eli and Eitan.

Mazal Tov to Sidney and Rita Bresler on the birth of a great-grandaughter born to Ariel & Donny Rosenberg of Riverdale. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Drs. Alan & Hanna Bresler.

Mazal Tov to Neil & Judy Weintraub and to Sybil Carmen on the birth of a grandson and great-grandson, born to Jake & Nomi Weintraub of NY.

NEXT WEEK, Motzei Shabbat, January 22nd, there will be a  L’Chaim for Max Oppenheimer and Jerilyn Pocrass at the Oppenheimer home 914 Albey Lane, 8-10pm


SNOW REMOVAL: We have a new arrangement for early morning snow removal in the parking lot to be completed by 6:15am. This is just the parking lot – not the front patio. That will be done later in the morning.

SHABBAT GROUPS: Begin at 10:00 am.

THANK YOU: to Ben and Nikki Zeff 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.

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 this 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. 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. Rabbi Shulman will be leading the discussion.

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 COUPLES SALON: The next salon will be Motzei Shabbat, January 29th, at the home of Mark & Tammy Friedman, 8046 Teasdale, 8:15 pm. RSVP to Rachel Lubchansky at:

YOUNG ISRAEL DINNER: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robert & Barbara Strashun will be our honorees for the Shul dinner, February 13, 2011. Ads are due in as soon as you can. Please respond generously to make a wonderful ad book. Business ads need to be coordinated with Angela Tannenbanum at 314-802-7710 or


OPENING EVENT: At "Your Pot's Desire", at the corner of Delmar and North & South. Enjoy a fun evening of painting pottery, light refreshments, and good friends. Saturday night, February 5th at 7:30 pm. $18 includes one item to paint and fire. .RSVP to Debby 314-727-3123.



TRIVIA NIGHT: Block Yeshiva High School is holding a Trivia Night this Saturday night, January 15th. Doors open at 6:45 pm Trivia starts at 7:30 pm. $18.00 at the door. Snacks will be provided and additional food will be available for purchase; NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES PLEASE. All proceeds benefit the BYHS Scholarship Fund.

ST LOUIS JEWISH SPEAKER SERIES: The annual Rabbi Noach Weinberg lecture will be this 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 Suggested donation is $10.

MEZUZAH COVER MAKING: As part of the Festival of Jewish Life at the “J”, Batya Rich will be conducting a class in making mezuzah covers, Sunday January 30th, 7-8 pm. For more info go to:

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

·                                                                                                                                             Bat Mitzvah Program: The Ruth Fredman Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program continues Sunday evenings at 6:30pm.


Shul Office Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Deadline for announcements:  Noon on Thursday &

 for Mazal 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).