Young Israel of St. Louis




Ruth Shanker, Gary Shanker, Debbie & Joel Fink, Alan & Pam Shanker to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Sam Shanker

Larry & Sunny Davis, to thank all those who helped in so many ways during shiva for Sunny’s mother.

Bobby & Chelle Medow, in honor of Noah Oberlander's 16th birthday.

Friday, November 18th

Candle Lighting                                                                    4:28 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:30 pm

Saturday, November 19th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     no shiur this week

Shacharit – note winter time                                              8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:17 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 no shiur this week

Bnei Akiva                                                                            no bnei akiva this week

Mincha                                                                                  4:20 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:28 pm

Kiddush: Co-sponsored by the Rabbi Frank & Adele Hoffman Youth Fund in honor of Shabbat Chinuch and by Danny & Sara Wachsstock in honor of the recent marriage of Sivya Nathan to Ari Rockoff, and in honor of Shabbat Chinuch.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by Yoseph Fredman and family to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Freyda Fredman.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday                                                                                 6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday                                                         6:40 am

Thursday - Thanksgiving                                                   8:00 am

Friday                                                                                     6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:30 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

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/Mintz

7:15 pm - Talmud (Sotah) (Men) - Rabbi Rosenbloom


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

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

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


7:15 pm - Parsha - Dr. Dov Zeffren

7:15 pm - Talmud (Brachot) - Dr. Norman Katz

8:30 pm – Mishmar - TMK


8:00 am - Parsha –Rabbi Boaz Shachak

5 min into Kiddush - Mishnat Pinchas Parent/Child Learning

Pre-Mincha - Parsha / Topical - Rabbi Shulman

Between Mincha & Maariv -- Girls grades 8-12, Rabbi Rovinsky


ברכה חיה בתיה בת אלטא נחמה

מלכה גיטל בת עדינה

יהודית דבורה נעכא אסתר בת שרה

שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

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

שושנה בת בערטא

מרים אורית בת דבורה

בתיה רחל בת חי צביה

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


Mazal Tov to Joan Heber on the recent marriage of her grandson, Yehuda, son of David & Baila Heber, to Brocha Anemer of Lakewood, NJ.

Mazal Tov to Dr. Ethan & Debby Schuman on the recent marriage of their daughter, Dr. Aviva Schuman, to Dr. Kenny Banner of Fairlawn, NJ.

Mazal Tov to Sivya & Ari Rockoff, who are visiting with us this Shabbat, on their recent marriage. Mazal Tov to Danny and Sara Wachsstock and Yitz Nathan, and to Ari's parents, Yonah & Elaine Rockoff.


RABBI SHULMAN'S CLASSES: The Rabbi's classes will resume this week.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K-5 continues this week at 6:30 pm. Sponsorships of $36 are available.

MISHMAR: There will be no Thursday night mishmar this week (Thanksgiving).


THANK YOU: Thank you to Heather & Jonathan Douek who are the ushers for the youth groups and to Rabbi Gershie Meisel and the other madrichim who are substituting for the madrichim who are out of town.

THANK YOU: to the Women's Division for underwriting the '"sprucing-up" of the patio and garden in front of the shul.

NEW MEMBER DINNER: We are happy to welcome all of our new members at our dinner tonight.

RABBI FRANK & ADELE HOFFMAN SHABBAT CHINUCH: This Shabbat, Parshat Chaya Sarah. Mazal Tov to all of our children in kindergarten and 1st grade.

SAVE THE DATE: St. Louis Torah MiTzion Kollel (TMK) is delighted to announce that its Gala 9th Anniversary Dinner will beheld on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8pm at Clayton Commons. The honorees are Rav Boaz Genut, our visionary first and founding St. Louis TMK Rosh Kollel and now the Executive Director of TMK International, and Assi & Gilat Gastfraind and Boaz & Yael Shachak, our current shlichim. All of TMK’s shlichim in North America will be coming to St. Louis that weekend for the 2011 North American TMK Convention, and we will also be welcoming them at the dinner. Please RSVP for the dinner by the November 27th deadline.

ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE IS COMING: Save your blood donations for our annual blood drive on January 8, 2012. Details to follow.

ANNUAL YOUNG ISRAEL DINNER: Young Israel is pleased to announce the honorees for this year's dinner, Dr. Mitch and Shelly Wolf, and Distinguished Service Awardee Howard Oppenheimer. We look forward to seeing you on February 12th, 2012!


MARATHON: Rani Howard, daughter of Leah and Jerry Howard-Horowitz is raising money to participate in the Chai Lifeline half marathon. Chai Lifeline is an organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of seriously ill children and their families. The money raised will also be in loving memory of Meira Bresler Riemer who inspired so many people to better themselves while fighting her battle with cancer. To donate go to, press click a participant, type in Rani Howard, and write in the amount you wish to donate. You can also send a check made out to Chai Life Line to Rani's home address at 8263 Tulane Ave St. Louis, 63132. BYHS girls are also selling cookie dough and 40% of the profit will go to Chai Lifeline. For more information call Rani at 314 800 3616.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: The Epstein Hebrew Academy Girl Scouts are holding a Thanksgiving food drive for TOMCHEI SHABBOS!More than 30 families within our community are being helped regularly by Tomchei Shabbos. We are in need of non-perishable foods and paper & toiletry items such as dry or canned soups, rice, pasta, beans or cholent mix, pasta sauce, cereal, baking supplies, canned fruits and vegetables, Shabbat treats, instant potatoes, couscous, and pancake mix. There is a box for donations downstairs outside the office. 

THE ST LOUIS WEDDING DRESS GMACH has a wide selection of beautiful bridal gowns, as well as mother-of-the-bride/groom dresses, all suitable for Orthodox weddings. We also have some lovely matching flower girl dresses, and some tuxedos for little boys. The Gmach is here to serve the community - all dresses are loaned free of charge. For an appointment or to donate dresses, please contact Faye Newman (862-7537) or Phyllis Shapiro (725-4876).

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 and Wednesdays at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford at 12:45 pm.

Beit Midrash Learning: Mondays at Young Israel 8 - 9:30pm

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

Bnei Akiva: For children in grades 2-8, beginning the same time as Mincha. For more info, contact Yaara at 570-3052 or Efrat at 825-9836.

Ruth Fredman Mother and Daughter Bat Mitzvah Progam: At Young Israel, 6:45-8:15 pm. Contact Suzanne Sundy for more info and to register at 727-6083.

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 (314-727-1880)