Young Israel of St. Louis



Jack & Merle Hartstein who deeply appreciate those who provided for them during the shiva for Jack's sister,

Shirley Sussman.

Friday, October 7th – Erev Yom Kippur

Selichot/Shacharit                                              6:25 am

Mincha                                                             3:00 pm


Kol Nidre                                                          6:10 pm

Candle lighting   No later than                           6:17 pm


Saturday, October 8th – Yom Kippur

Dawn                                                               5:45 am

Shacharit                                                          8:00 am

Drasha/Yizkor                                                   11:15 am

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Neilah                                                               5:30 pm

Shofar Sounds/Maariv                                       7:16 pm


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday                                                            6:30 am

Tuesday                                                            6:40 am

Wednesday-Erev Sukkot                                    6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday      6:15 pm





Wednesday, October 12th

Eruv Tavshilin

Candle lighting                                                   6:09 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  6:10 pm

Thursday, October 13th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:57 am

Mincha                                                             6:10 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.


Thursday, October 13th

Maariv                                                              7:00 pm

Candle lighting    No earlier than                       7:09 pm

Friday, October 14th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kriat Shema                                     9:58 am

Mincha                                                             6:05 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.


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

בתיה רחל בת חי צביה

חיה מאירה מינדל בת חוה גולדא

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

אריאל יונתן בן בלומה

נח בן אסתר רייזל

KIDNAPPED CHAYAL:                                                    Gilad (ben Aviva) Shalit



Mazel Tov to Teddy & Shirley Zeffren on the engagement of their granddaughter, Rivka Polsky, daughter of Shana & Simcha Polsky of Chicago, to Herschey Kleiman of Milwaukee.

There will be a L'Chaim for Avi Rovinsky and Lizzy Bentley in the Rovinsky sukkah, 8001 Gannon, on Thursday, the first day of Sukkot, 4:30-6:00 pm. The community is invited.


RABBI’S ANNUAL "OPEN SUKKAH": Rabbi & Baila Shulman invite the entire community to join them in their sukkah for an annual “Open Sukkah”, 8055 Amherst, Shabbat Chol HaMoed, from 3:45-5:45 pm.

SUKKAH DECORATING WORKSHOP: At the TMK Sukkah at the Shachaks, 7925 Delmar Blvd, Sunday, October 9th, 3-5pm, for Pre-K through 6th grade.

1st NIGHT SUKKOT ONEG: October 12th, for teens in grades 9-12 at the TMK Sukkah at the Shachaks, 7925 Delmar Blvd, 9pm.

SUKKAH PARTY: For children ages 3-6, Friday, 2nd day of Sukkot, at the TMK Sukkah at the Shachaks, 7925 Delmar Blvd.

WANTED: CANDY APPLE SPONSORS: We are happy to accept sponsorships at any level. Please contact Judy in the office.

SUKKAH RAISING: Be part of the elite group of builders of the Young Israel sukkah on Sunday, October 9th after Shacharit. Bring work gloves.

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!


PRE-SUKKOT HAT SALE: Fancy/casual/packable/ parkhurst hats and headbands from Linda's Headquarters of Chicago on Sunday, October 9th, at the home of Jessie Lefton, 1012 Laval, 7-10 pm, or call for earlier shopping. Phone # 314-954-5841. A portion of the total sales will be donated to Epstein Hebrew Academy.

ART OF SEEING: JOURNEY TO RWANDA:Exhibit by Tanya Fredman at the JCC Monday, October 10 at 7:00 pm. Presentation and Reception at the JCC Carl and Helene Mirowitz Performing Arts Center. RSVP requested, Diane Maier at 314-442-3190 or Exhibit in the JCC Beit Midrash on display October 4 – 23.

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 and all of the cholim of klal 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:  During the Yom Tov season, 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.


FEAR FACTOR IS BACK!!: Sunday, October 9th, in the back of Young Israel – under the overhang. The Jr. event is 3-5 pm and the Sr. event is 5:30-7:30 pm.

PIZZA IN THE HUT: Tuesday, October 18th in the Rovinsky's sukkah, 8001 Gannon. Jrs. will be 5:30-7:00 pm and Srs. will be at 7:30-9 pm.


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, 6:45-8:15pm. Contact Suzanne Sundy for more info and to register at 727-6083.

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