Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, March 18th

Candle lighting                                                                     6:53 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    6:55 pm

Saturday, March 19th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R. Asher Yablock                                  8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                                        10:08 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur: Esther’s Secret (Part II)                    4:45 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                                            4:45 pm

Mincha                                                                                  5:45 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       7:54 pm

Ma'ariv & Megillah Reading                                              8:30 pm

Kiddush:Sponsored by the Ast Family in honor of Kate Ast's 90th birthday


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday & Thursday                                                          6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am

Mincha/Ma’ariv during the week (except Purim)            7:00 pm





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

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

8:45 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

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 into Kiddush - Mishnat Pinchas Parent/Child Learning

Pre-Mincha - Parsha / Topical - Rabbi Shulman


ברכה חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

אהובה בת חוה

מרים בת בתיה

מלכה גיטל בת עדינה

נעכא אסתר בת שרה

שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

דבורה קעניא בת פייגא לאה

רות בת שרה

יהודית בת בריינא

זענדלע אסתר בת פייגא

שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא

קפירה חוהיהודית בת קיילה פייגא גיטל יהודית בת הינדה

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

אלכסנדר בן שרה רבקה

יהושע בן זהבה

יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

דוד הלל בן יוכבד

יעקב דוד רפאל בן חנה מינדל

עקיבא מאיר בן חיה דבורה

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                                                    Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit


SHABBAT GROUPS: Begin at 10:00 am.

THANK YOU: to Ron & Donna Fredman who are the downstairs ushers for the youth groups this week.



Mazal Tov to Stuart & Betty Ozar and family on Ayelet's engagement to Yosef Gottesman of Teaneck, NJ.  Mazal Tov to grandparents Rosaline Sonnenwirth and Marilyn & Milton Ozar.

Mazal Tov to Marlene Green on the birth of a granddaughter to Yaakov and Rinat Green of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Mazal Tov to great-grandparents Sidney & Rita Bresler, grandparents Drs. Alan & Hannah Bresler of Longbranch, NJ and parents Ari & Yael Shulman of Woodmere, NY on the birth of baby boy.


Our condolences to Jonathan Spetner on the passing of his sister Judy Spetner Kalatsky, daughter of the late Kenneth & Rita Spetner. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.



PRETTY, PINK PURIM PARTY: Girls grades 9 and up are invited to a party in recognition of the special gifts of chesed that you perform in our community. Saturday, March 19th 10:00 pm - 12:00 am at Torah Prep Boys' School. Sponsored by the Axelbaum Family.

PURIM PARADE: The annual community Purim parade will take place on Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 pm starting at the corner of Gay & Cornell and ending at Saxony Court.

EPSTEIN HEBREW ACADEMY BANQUET: The Epstein Hebrew Academy Scholarship Banquet will take place on March 23rd, 6:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton. On the 50th anniversary of the H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy school building, we acknowledge those past and current school presidents that led this institution from its modest beginnings to an established pillar of the St. Louis Jewish community. To make reservations, contact the school office at 994-7856.

HACHNASAT SEFER TORAH: Missouri Torah Institute (MTI) invites the community to its Hachnasas Sefer Torah, Sunday, March 27th. The procession begins at 11:15 am from Rabbi Fromowitz's home, 378 Dinsmoor Dr., to the Yeshiva, 14550 Ladue Rd. Dessert buffet to follow.

PRE-PESACH PRINCESS WITH PRIDE: Women's and teen's shopping night, sponsored by the St. Louis Kollel's Eishes Chayil Division. Tuesday, March 29th, 6:30 – 10:00 pm at Torah Prep Boys' School.

MOAS CHITIM: Please remember the Rabbi Sholom Rivkin Moas Chitim/Tzedaka campaign for this year. The funds from this campaign assist families in our community for Passover.Please make checks payable to Vaad Hoier Moas Chitim and mail them to the Vaad office, 4 Millstone Campus, St. Louis, MO 63146. 

ST. LOUIS JEWISH FEDERATION JAPAN RELIEF FUND: The Federation has opened an emergency relief fund to provide aid and support to the victims of the earthquake and ensuing tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11th. Donations can be made online at or checks payable to “St. Louis Jewish Federation Japan Relief Fund” can be sent c/o Federation, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63112.

FOGEL FAMILY EMERGENCY FUND: The National Council of Young Israel has set up a fund to assist the three Fogel children whose parents and siblings were brutally murdered last Friday night. Donations can be made online at or checks payable to “Young Israel Charities – Fogel Family Emergency Fund” can be mailed to NCYI, 111 John Street, Suite 450, New York, NY 10038. 

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at the home of Bobbi Gibli, Delcrest Court-Bldg #2, Condo #204, Sundays @ 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.

CORRECTION:  The phone number listed in the Shul directory for Alan & Bryna Kandel is incorrect.  The correct number is 569-5001


Please help us welcome the following individuals who are spending the weekend in St. Louis to help liven up Purim for our JSU teens: Kate Kramer, Michael Kahn, Sheera Hirschhorn, Eli Schwartz, Elisha Karen and Aliza Kay.

·                                                                                                                                             Sr NCSY Oneg This Shabbat - 9:30 pm at the Feen's.

·                                                                                                                                             Sr NCSY Shabbat Luncheon This Shabbat – Come and celebrate Shabbat Zachor with all your friends and favorite advisors from Chicago and NY as we share Shabbat lunch together. This Seudah is sponsored in part by the Selis Family in honor of David Selis' siyum on Seder Mo'ed.

·                                                                                                                                             JSU, NCSY & BBYO Present Purim Palooza 2011 Come join 200+ teens from all over St. Louis for PURIM PALOOZA 2011.  The festivities begin with an interactive Megillah reading at 9:00 pm sharp followed by the Partaaaay of the Year at 9:30 pm including Jello Arm Wrestling, Live Band (bring your hand drums), Gaming, Competitions, Trivia Contests, Costume Contest, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Dinner and more!  Open to ALL teens grades 8-12.

·                                                                                                                                             Jr NCSY Zoo Scavenger Hunt – Sunday March 27th 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Come hunt for clues among the wild at the St. Louis Zoo.  Free.


Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Seudah Shlishit for High School Girls:  This week at 6:15pm at the Possicks, 7925 Delmar Blvd.

Beit Midrash for Women: TMK Beit Midrash for Women at the home of Faye Newman (7916 Stanford) Wednesdays at 9 am.

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


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).