Young Israel of St. Louis




In honor of Meira Riemer who fulfilled her lifelong dream of making Aliyah.

Friday, September 16th

Candle Lighting                                                                    6:50 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    6:50 pm

Saturday, September 17th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Boaz Shachak                                    8:15 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:50 am

Bnei Akiva                                                                            5:40 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                                               5:40 pm

Mincha                                                                                  6:40 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       7:49 pm



Pirkei Avot: The World of Our Sages

Shimon ben Shetach & Choni the Circle Maker

The Clash of the Titans: Scholar vs. Miracle Worker

Kiddush:Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday,                                                                                 8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                                    6:45 pm





WEEKLY TORAH LEARNING AT YOUNG ISRAEL - check with you class leader for start date


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

12:45 pm - TMK Women’s Beith Midrash (@ Newman’s) – Yael Shachak

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

8:00 pm - Beit Midrash (TMK & St. Louis Kollel)


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

8:15 pm - Talmud (Sanhedrin) (Men) - Rabbi Rosenbloom


12:00 pm - Sifrei Halacha - Dr. Joe Feder

8:00 pm - Tanach (Shoftim) - Rabbi Shulman


7:15 pm - Parsha - Dr. Dov Zeffren

After Maariv - Talmud (Brachot) - Dr. Norman Katz

8:30 pm – Mishmar - TMK


8:15 am - Parsha –Rabbi Boaz Shachak

5 min into Kiddush - Mishnat Pinchas Parent/Child Learning

Pre-Mincha - Parsha / Topical - Rabbi Shulman

Between Micha & Maariv -Girls grades 8-12-Rabbi Rovinsky



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

בריינא זיסל ברכה בת מינקה

מרים זעלדא בת חנה

שיינדל בת גיטל

דבורה פריווא בת אסתר בילה

חיה הדסה זהבה בת לאה רויזע

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

תנחום טוביה בן פייגעל

יוסף בער בן אסתר חיה

הלל יצחק בן לאה נעמי

אברהם זעליג בן קרעסע ליבא

שמואל דוד בן שרה

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                                                    Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit


Mazal Tov to Riki & Chai Shai Gutovich on the brit milah of their son, Chananel Yitzckak. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Murray & Eva Gail Bresler and Jeff & Freda Gutovich, and to great-grandparents, Red & Rita Bresler.


Our condolences to Dr. Jack & Merle Hartstein on the passing of their sister and sister-in-law, Shirley Sussman. The family will be sitting shiva through Sunday evening at the home of Fred & Vicki Sussman, 15316 Chesterfield Pines Lane, Chesterfield, with services Sunday evening at 6:45 pm. Jack will sitting the remainder of the shiva at the Hartstein home in U-City, 8115 Delmar Blvd., and getting up Wednesday morning. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.


MONDAY NIGHT JOINT BEIT MIDRASH: Our popular Monday night joint TMK / St. Louis Kollel Beit Midrash program continues every Monday night for an inspiring evening of Torah learning, as we fill the Beit Midrash.  Bring your own Chavruta, or join one of the small study groups with the shlichim of Torah MiTzion, members of the St. Louis Kollel, or Rabbi Shulman, every Monday night, from 8:00-9:30 pm, followed by Ma’ariv.  Rabbi Shulman offers two classes as part of this Beit Midrash:

7:30-8:30pm – Talmud (Rosh Hashanah)

8:45-9:30pm – Biurei Tefillah (explanation of Tefillah)

THURSDAY MISHMAR: TMK Mishmar, in memory of Rav Yaakov Fried, zt"l, every Thursday night (excluding holidays) in the beit midrash at 8:30 pm, followed by Maariv at 9:30 pm and cholent for those who participate in the learning.


THANK YOU: to Daniel & Jesse Lefton who are ushers for the youth groups this week.

TMK MOVIE: Boaz Shachak, 2000 graduate of the Ma'ale School of Television, Film and the Arts will show the Hebrew movie with English subtitles, ‘71 Square Meters’ (29 minutes) and moderate a discussion following the screening; at his home, 7925 Delmar, at 9:15 pm this Motzei Shabbat, September 17th.

YOM IYUN, SUNDAY SEPT 18: "The Rabbi Alan Green Yom Iyun", in preparation for the High Holidays, on the topic: ‘The Magical Formula of Selichot’. The program begins immediately after Shacharit. This event is open to men and women of our community.

YOUNG ISRAEL / TMK PICNIC, SEPT 18: Join us for a pre-fall celebration and to welcome the new Israeli Shlichim on Sept 18th, 4:30 pm, at VILLA PARK. See flyer for further details!

SELICHOT: TMK invites you to a pre-Selichot evening of song and film, Saturday night, September 24th at Young Israel. The program will begin at 11:30 pm, followed by refreshments. Selichot begins at 1:00 am.

NEW MEMBER DINNER: Calling for Volunteers to help plan this year's New Member Dinner.
Please contact Rachel Lubchansky at if you are interested in getting involved. And save the date to join us on November 18th!


SELL YOUR GOLD at Epstein Hebrew Academy 1138 N. Warson, on Wednesday, September 21st, 2:30 – 5:00 pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to the school.

BARBARA MENDELSON TOMCHEI SHABBOS FUND:  As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we urge you to CONSIDER A GIFT to the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund. The fund helps to bring much needed food for Shabbos and Yom Tov to OVER 30 FAMILIES in our area. These families are our neighbors, our fellow congregants, and our friends who NEED A LITTLE HELP at this time in their lives. They are families with children, couples or singles, young, old, and middle aged. If you wish to make a donation specifically for the purchase of meat and chicken, you may choose to donate to the IRV AND KAY DIAMANT MEAT FUND.

Checks may be made payable to the “Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund” and mailed to the following address; please note “DMF” in the memo for donations to the Diamant Meat Fund: #4 Millstone Campus Drive • St. Louis, Missouri 63146

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP:  At the home of Bobbi Gibli, 2 Delcrest Court, #204, Sundays @ 9:15 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.


Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Beit Midrash for Women: Will be on Mondays this year at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford at 12:45 pm.

Mishmar learning: Thursdays at Young Israel at 8:30 pm.

Bnei Akiva:begins this week, September 17th, for children in grades 2-8, at the same time as the Rabbi's pre-mincha shiur. For more info, contact Yaara at 570-3052 or Efrat at 825-9836.

If you would like to host the bnot sherut for a meal, please contact Ruthie Asher at


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

Deadline for announcements:  Noon on Thursday

Deadline 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).



Young Israel of St. Louis8101 Delmar BoulevardSt. Louis, MO 63130







Dear Friends:


As Rosh Hashanah approaches, and our concern for our brothers and sisters in Israel continues to grow, we wonder if there is anything tangible we can do to reach out help those who defend our beloved Israel on the front lines.


In addition, I know that each of us is praying diligently for a refuah shleimah for Meira Riemer, חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא.  One of the most important mitzvoth that we can perform for the merit of one in need of a refuah is tzedakah, as our Sages teach us: צדקה תציל ממוות, "Charity has the power to save lives" and as we recite on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, ותשובה, ותפילה, וצדקה מעבירין את רוע הגזירה, Repentance, Prayer, and Charity can remove the evil of the decree.


Here is a beautiful and tangible tzedakah opportunity that can not only be a zchut for those in need, but can help provide even more mitzvoth opportunities for soldiers in the IDF.  The following note was written by a colleague of mine, Lt. Colonel (res.) Rabbi Yedidya Atlas, IDF Ground Forces Command (res), and Head of Special Operations for the IDF Chief Rabbinate.


"Given the impending threat of serious unrest this September, the IDF is fulfilling its task of being prepared for any eventuality. Hence, the Holiday needs for combat soldiers in the field are greatly expanded due to the planned influx of troops in certain areas.  Being prepared means both physically and spiritually / religiously - especially when these troops will be on the frontlines during the Chagim rather than many of them being at home with their families, had the period been a quieter one. A key need is Sukkot on the company (pluga) level in the field."


IDF Operation Sukkot 5772 is an effort to raise money to fund these portable Sukkot for the IDF, so as to provide the opportunity for as many IDF soldiers as possible to take advantage of the mitzvah.  Projects such as these go beyond the defense budget of Israel, and hence are shared with the broader community of Israel.


The cost to the IDF for each 3x2 meter Sukkah is $620.  If you would like to help in this mitzvah, especially in the zchut of a refuah shleimah for Chaya Meira Mindle bas Chava Golda, please send any donations care of "The Rabbi's Discretionary Fund", and mark it ('memo') for Operation Sukkot 5772.


In the spirit of our Rosh Hashanah prayers, may all our efforts of teshuva, tefilah, and tzedakah bring a refuah to all those in need of one.



Rabbi Shulman