Young Israel of St. Louis




Bobby & Chelle Medow in honor of Max and Sabrina’s graduations and a happy birthday to Eitan Oberlander.

Ethan & Debby Schuman to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Debby's father, Marvin Fredman.

Max Gornish in honor of Sabrina's graduation, to welcome Sabrina's family and Max's aunts and uncles, and to wish happy birthday to Max's father, Larry, and his uncle, Jeff.

Friday May 20th

Candle Lighting                                                                    7:53 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    7:00 pm

Saturday, May 21st

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Gershie Meisel - note new time      8:15 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:24 am

Bnei Akiva                                                                            5:30 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 no shiur this week

Mincha                                                                                  7:45 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       8:53 pm




Kiddush: Sponsored by Larry & Roberta Gornish in honor of the graduation of both Max and Sabrina Gornish.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Sidney & Kathy Machefsky, in honor of their daughter, Rachel, on graduating Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College. Eli Feenwill give a D'var Torah.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                                    7:55 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

8:15 pm                                                                                   Talmud (Rosh Hashanah) - Rabbi Shulman

8:15pm                                                                                    Open Beit Midrash


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

8:15 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

8:15 pm                                                                                   Tanach (Shoftim) - Rabbi Shulman


7:15 pm                                                                                   Parsha - Dr. Dov Zeffren

6:45 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

מלכה גיטל בת עדינה

יהודית דבורה נעכא אסתר בת שרה

שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

רות בת שרה

יהודית בת בריינא

שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא

קפירה חוהיהודית בת קיילה

גיטל יהודית בת הינדה

חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא

הרב שלום בן נעכא פייגל

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

טנחום טוביה בן פייגעל

 יוסף בער בן אסתר חיה

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                                                    Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit


Mazal Tov to Max & Sabrina Gornish on their graduations from SLU and Wash U. Mazal Tov to their parents, Larry & Roberta Gornish and Jeffrey & Myra Grunfeld, who are visiting from NY for the occasion. Welcome also to Sabrina's sister, Jenna, and Stuart & Andrea Rich from Chicago.


SHABBAT AFTERNOON ONEG: At the Possick home, 7925 Delmar, at 6:30pm. The guest speaker will be Mr Lior Shtul who served as the mayor of the town of Eli for 12 years. Today Lior is the CEO of the Bnei David institutes in which 500 students study. 23 years after its inception, Bnei David has over 2,500 alumni, nearly 50% of whom have served as officers in combat units and over 25% served in elite commando units. He will be speaking about the Pre Army Mechinot revolution and its impact on the Israeli society.


MAY 27–29 – RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN - . Torah MiTzion Kollel and Young Israel will be hosting Scholar-In-Residence, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, of Efrat & Ohr Torah Stone Institutions. There will be an Oneg Shabbat at the Fendelman home, 8158 Amherst, at 9:45pm. Rabbi Riskin will be giving the Shabbat morning Drasha and the pre-mincha shiur. A Melave Malka will be held at the Koshner home, 7941 Gannon, at 9:45 pm.

Sunday Night Community Lecture: Sunday May 29th at Young Israel, 7:30 pm. Rabbi Riskin will be the keynote speaker: "Modern Orthodoxy and Religious Zionism: Challenges and Opportunities," followed by a panel discussion with the shlichim from the Ohr Torah Stone's Straus Amiel Institute


FINAL CALL FOR CHEFS: The 5h Annual Shavuot Take-Out Restaurant is being planned. You cook the food (dairy or pareve dishes), we prepare the online ordering and members of the shul enjoy your delicacies for Shavuot. Please contact Maurie Axelbaum at 314-727-4367 or by May 25th.

NEW MEDICINE GEMACH: We are pleased to announce that there is now a medicine gemach in place with the Walgreens at McKnight and Delmar. Meaning that if you need medicine on Shabbat you can get it and the gemach will pay for it. We request that during the first week afterwards, the gemach is reimbursed so it is ready for the next Shabbat.


TRANSPLANT SCREENING: Please join us and help save a life on Lag B'Omer, Sunday, May 22, from 10 am to noon, as NCSY will provide a Bone Marrow Transplant screening and information drive at Nusach Hari Bnai Zion. The NCSYers, with direction from the Gift Of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, will distribute information and coordinate the screening, which is a simple gum swab test. You can help to fulfill a tremendous need for lifesaving bone marrow in our own community and save a life. For more information contact Rabbi Michael Rovinsky at 314 498-6279 or Rabbi Ze'ev Smason at 314 991-2100.

JEWISH UNITY LIVE: Sunday May 22nd, 7:00 pm at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Yechiel Spero, author of Artscroll’s “Touched by a Story” series, who will speak on "Islam, Israel and the Unwavering Jewish Soul." The event will also feature an exciting video presentation and a Dairy Ice Cream Dream Buffet. Cost is $25/adult and $18/student. There will be a Mincha minyan at 6:45 pm.

UNSUNG HEROES: We are pleased to announce that two of our members have been chosen as Unsung Heroes by the St Louis Jewish Light. Merle Hartstein and Charles Baron will be honored on Monday, May 23rd, 7-9 pm, at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex-Arts & Education Building. There will be a dessert and coffee reception.

PICNIC: 4th Annual Aish HaTorah Memorial Day Barbecue will be Monday, May 30th,2:00 – 6:00 pm at Millenium Park in Creve Coeur 902 Mason Rd. (near Olive Blvd. behind Barnes Jewish Hospital West) Cost: Adults $10, Kids (4-12) $5, kids under 4 free For more information, contact 314-862-2474 or cwolff

TOMCHEI SHABBOS ANNIVERSARY BRUNCH The community is invited to the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund’s FREE Anniversary Brunch as we pay tribute to Irv and Kay Diamant: June 5, 9:30 am at the U. City Shul. Children welcome. RSVP to Rachel: 314.726.2163 ~OR~

A FOND FAREWELL: Please join Torah MiTzion in bidding goodbye and success to the Possick family as they are returning to Israel this summer, on Sunday June 12th, 7:00 pm, at Young Israel. For more information, contact Dorit Daphna-Iken at 314-721-5252 or

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Sundays @ 9:30 am. Please note temporary change of location: May 22 will be at the home of Roz Hirschhorn, 835 Swarthmore. May 29 will be at the home of Judy Hellman, 8281 Tulane. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.


SUMMER EXPERIENCES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS: Send them on one of NCSY's premier summer experiences in either the US, Europe or Israel. Israel for a month as low as $1,000, including airfare, Camp Sports or SEG for as low as $500. NCSY has programs for youth grades 3 through 12. For more information visit or call Rabbi "Mike" Rovinsky at 314 498 6279.


YOM YERUSHALAYIM DINNER: Tuesday May 31st, at Gokul Restaurant, 6101 Delmar Blvd. 7:00pm - dinner, 7:45 – songs, stories, and divri torah. 8:30pm - Tfilla chagigit. $15/person. Please RSVP to Assi at 314-609-1838 or


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).