Young Israel of St. Louis


PARSHAT TOLDOT                                                 MACHOR CHODESH


Friday, November 25th

Candle Lighting                                                                    4:24 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:25 pm

Saturday, November 26th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:00 am

Shacharit – note winter time                                              8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:22 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                                               3:30 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                                            4:15 pm

Mincha                                                                                  4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:24 pm


“Rivka: Mother of Ya’akov and Esav”

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                                                                    4:25 pm


Rosh Chodesh Kislev                                                         Sunday, November 27th






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 David & Avigayil Stein, who are visiting St Louis, on their recent marriage. Mazal Tov also to Zalman & Ellen Stein.


Our condolences to Janet Weinberg and Tammy Goldenhersh on the loss of their mother and sister-in-law, Esther Goldenhersh. Funeral and shiva arrangements have not yet been made. If you would like to help during shiva, please contact Ruthie Asher or Mindee Fredman.


Natalie Sukhodolsky has had shoulder surgery and is recovering at home.

Millard Goffstein fell and had hip surgery. He is at St Mary's, 6420 Clayton Rd, Room 632.


WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K-5 continues this week at 6:25 pm. Sponsorships of $36 are available. We thank Ben & Nikki Zeff for sponsoring last week's learning.


LOST & FOUND: With the weather changing, many items have been left at the Shul. They have all been placed on the downstairs coat rack and, if not claimed, will be donated on December 22nd.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Ruth Asher & Andy Koshner who are the ushers for the youth groups.

RABBI FRANK & ADELE HOFFMAN SHABBAT CHINUCH: We would like to thank those who helped to organize our Shabbat Chinuch: Vicki Chervitz, Heather Douek, Adi Feen, Tammy Friedman, Bonnie Goldmeier, Sara Greene, Shira Lev-Tzion Jessi, Levy, and Sarah Wachsstock. And our Kiddush sponsors: Jonti & Juli-Ann Felsher, Mark & Tammy Friedman, Avi & Sara Greene, Jack & Merle Hartstein, Warren & Vicki Isakow, Nigel Ohrenstein & Ruth Raskas, Rael & Suzanne Sundy, Amir & Michelle Wolfe, and Joe & Izzy Yazdi.

NATIONAL TORAH MITZION SHABBATON: Young Israel will be hosting the National TMK Shabbaton, December 1st – 3rd. We will be welcoming back Rav Boaz Genut and all of the delegates of the North American Torah MiTzion Convention. The guest speaker will be Rav David Stav, the co-founder and executive director of Tzohar Rabbinical Organization.

GALA:St. Louis Torah MiTzion Kollel (TMK) is delighted to announce that its Gala 9th Anniversary Dinner will beheld on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8 pm 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. 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 Lifeline to Rani's home address at 8263 Tulane Ave, St. Louis, 63132.

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. 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. 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.


First ever Chocolate n' Chat! There will be 10-15 ways to experience chocolate + inspiring speech Wednesday, November 30, 7:30pm, at The Meisel home (898 Alanson)


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)