Young Israel of St. Louis


PARSHAT Ha'AZINU                                                                        SHABBAT SHUVA


Young Israel wishes you a k'tiva v'chatima tova.


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



Friday September 30th

Mincha/Maariv                                                  6:25 pm

Candle lighting                                                   6:28 pm

Saturday September 11th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:54 am

Shabbat Shuva Shiur*                                        4:45 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        5:15 pm

Mincha                                                             6:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                    7:26 pm



Teshuva vs Absolution; Are we Accountable for our Past: David & Batsheva – A Case Study.


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.




TZOM GEDALIAH- Sunday, September 12th

Fast begins                                                        5:39 am

Selichot/Shacharit                                              7:30 am

Chatzot                                                             12:50 pm

Mincha                                                             6:20 pm

Fast ends                                                          7:25 pm

Weekday Selichot/Shacharit-October 3rd – 6th

Monday, Thursday                                             5:45 am

Tuesday, Wednesday                                         5:55 am


Monday-Thursday                                             6:25 pm


Friday – Erev Yom Kippur

Selichot/Shacharit                                              6:25 am

Mincha                                                             3:00 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

מרים אורית בת דבורה

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 David & Roz Hirschhorn on the engagement of their son, Sean, to Tara Ratz of Woodmere, NY.


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: We would like to thank all of the volunteers who will be helping with youth programs during the Rosh Hashana davening: Suzanne Sundy, Ruthie Asher, Bonnie Drazen, Angela Tannenbaum, Vicki Redler Chervitz, Raffi Lev-Tzion, Shira Lev-Tzion, Boaz Shachak, Amanda Drazen, Aniel Shapiro, Bat-Sheva Sundy, David Iken, Josh Felsher, Noah Oberlander, Rani Horowitz, and Shira Feen.

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 Rosh Hashana.

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!


CHAI LIFELINE MARATHON: Rani Howard/Horowitz, a Senior at BYHS is raising money to participate in the Chai Lifeline Marathon. All donations go to Chai Lifeline and their summer programs; Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special. All money raised is also in the zechut of Meira Riemer and a refuah shelaimah for her all of the cholim of klol Yisrael. You can sponsor Rani by going to, clicking the "sponsor a participant" button, typing in the name Rani Howard and filling in the amount you wish to donate. Any size donation is greatly appreciated and tax deductible! If you have any questions, call Rani at 314 800 3616.

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.

Ruth Fredman Mother and Daughter Bat Mitzvah Progam: Will begin October 23rd at Young Israel. Contact Suzanne Sundy for more info at 420-7880.

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. Louis • 8101 Delmar Boulevard • St. 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