Young Israel of St. Louis




Natalie & Jacob Sukhodolsky to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Natalie's grandmother, Anna Gorokhovsky.

Sidney & Kathy Machefsky and family in honor of Marty & Barbara Ast, on the marriage of Julie & Shalom and

Zalman & Ellen Stein, on the marriage of David & Avigayil.

Sidney & Kathy Machefsky in honor of the community for their prayers, concerns, & nourishment during

Sidney's recent recovery from surgery.

Friday, September 23rd

Candle Lighting                                                                    6:39 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    6:40 pm

Saturday, September 24th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – R Boaz Shachak                                    8:15 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:51 am

Bnei Akiva                                                                            5:30 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                                               5:30 pm

Mincha                                                                                  6:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       7:38 pm


* Pirkei Avot: The World of Our Sages

Shimon ben Shetach & Choni the Circle Maker

The Clash of the Titans: Scholar vs. Miracle Worker

Part II



Kiddush:Sponsored in honor of Tvi & Naomi Josman by your Young Israel friends who so enjoyed your positive contributions to our community this year. We will miss you.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Dr Lester Zeffren, Dr Dov & Tziona Zeffren, and Rabbi Gershon & Donna Zeffren to commemorate the 1st yahrtzeit of their wife and mother, Matilda Zeffren.

Selichot September 24th

TMK Program- - see below                                                11:30 pm

Refreshments                                                                        12:30 am

Selichot                                                                                  1:00 am

Weekly Shacharit & Selichot

Sunday,                                                                                 8:00 am

Monday                                                                                 6:00 am

Tuesday                                                                                6:10 am

Wednesday – Erev Rosh Hashana                                   5:00 am


Mincha/Maariv: Sunday - Tuesday                                  6:35 pm


Wednesday, September 28th

Eruv Tavshilin

Candle lighting                                                   6:31 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  6:30 pm


Thursday, September 29th

Dawn                                                               5:36 am

Shacharit                                                          7:45 am

Drasha / Shofar                                                 10:00 am

Children's Tashlich – see below                          5:30 pm

Mincha                                                             6:20 pm

Tashlich                                                            6:50 pm


Thursday, September 29th

Maariv                                                              7:20 pm

Candle lighting    No earlier than                       7:30 pm

Friday, September 30th

Dawn                                                               5:37 am

Shacharit                                                          7:45 am

Drasha / Shofar                                                 10:00 am

Mincha                                                             6:25 pm

Shabbat Candle lighting                                      6:28 pm



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

יהודית בת לאה

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

שמואל דוד בן שרה

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                                                    Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit


Mazal Tov to Zalman & Ellen Stein on the recent marriage of their son, David, to Avigayil Greenzweig in Israel. Mazel Tov to Avigayil's parents, Yafa and David Greenzweig.


RABBI'S CLASSES: All of the Rabbi's classes are on break and will resume after the chaggim – the week of October 24th.


THANK YOU: to Adam & Tara Klein who are ushers for the youth groups this week.

TZEITCHEM L'SHALOM: To Zvi & Naomi Josman who are returning to Israel. We have enjoyed having them in our community and wish them much success.

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.

TEEN SELICHOT: There will be a pre-Selichot dinner and program beginning at 12:00 am (midnight), Saturday night, September 24th. Selichot will begin at 1:00 am.

SHABBAT SHUVA DRASHA: Given by Rabbi Shulman will be on Shabbat Shuva, October 1st, at 4:45 pm. The topic will be: Teshuva vs Absolution; Are we Accountable for our Past: David & Batsheva – A Case Study.

CHILDREN’S TASHLICH: There will be a special children’s tashlich program run by Efrat and Yaara for grades K-6 at the home of Ronnie & Donna Fredman, 7944 Gannon, at 5:30 pm on Thursday, the 1st day of Yom Tov.

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!


BUY NEW CLOTHS AND HELP THE SHUL: Clothing and accessories for Yom Tov, Sunday, September 25th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the home of Orli Axelbaum, 725 Old Bonhomme. Tell Orli that you are from Young Israel and the Shul will receive a portion of the proceeds.

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: 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: 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.

Save the date: Bnei Akiva opening event will be October 30th. Details to follow.

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)

314-313-3120 (cell)

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