Young Israel of St. Louis




Yale & Gail Miller in honor of their wedding anniversary.

Zvi & Anita Feigenbaum in honor of Ethan Schuman.

Friday, December 9th

Candle Lighting                                                                    4:21 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:20 pm

Saturday, December 10th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               8:45 am

Teen Minyan (in Beit Midrash)                                         9:30 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:31 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 3:25 pm

"Seeking Blessings from an Angel:

Is It Permissible to Sing Shalom Aleichim Friday Nights?"

Bnei Akiva                                                                            4:10 pm

Mincha                                                                                  4:10 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:21 pm


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





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


Mazel Tov to Jerry & Marcia Esrig on the birth of a grandson, born to Tova & Meshulam Twersky of New York.

Mazal Tov to Marlene Green on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Aaron & Jennifer Green of Atlanta.

Mazal Tov to Judy Haber on the engagement of her daughter, Aliza, to Micah Miller, son of Rabbi Mordechai & Susan Miller of St Louis. Mazel Tov also to Alan & Janet Haber.


WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K-5 continues this week at 6:20 pm. Sponsorships of $36 are available. This week's sponsors are Dov & Tzionna Zeffren in the zachut of a refuah shelaimah for Rabbi Gershon Zeffren.


TEEN MINYAN: This Shabbat in the Young Israel Beit Midrash at 9:30 am.

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 Zvi & Angela Tannenbaum who are the ushers for the youth groups.

DESSERT AND DIALOGUE SERIES: Motzai Shabbat December 17th, 8:00 pm, at the home of Mark and Tammy Friedman, 8046 Teasdale Avenue. Formerly the Young Couples Salon, now open to anyone interested in a fun night with great company. Come join us for a melava malka and discussion facilitated by Rabbi Shulman. Topic: "Hellenism Today: Can We Be Truly Orthodox in a Modern World?" Please RSVP to Tammy at

ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE IS COMING: Save your blood donations for our annual blood drive on January 8, 2012. See attached letter for volunteer opportunities for the drive.

ANNUAL YOUNG ISRAEL DINNER FEBRUARY 12TH: Young Israel is pleased to announce the honorees for this year's dinner, Dr. Mitch and Shelly Wolf, and Distinguished Service Awardee Howard Oppenheimer, with renowned performing artist, Shlomo Simcha, featuring "Songs of Jerusalem". We have started to collect ads for the Ad Journal. We need everyone's participation to make a successful journal.


ERUV ANNIVERSARY: On Friday, December 9, 1994, at 11:45 AM, the St. Louis Community Eruv was first completed and inspected. For the past 17 years, the Eruv has been available for use by members of this community, almost without interruption.

The Eruv remains a constant source of pride and accomplishment for our community. Its 20 mile perimeter is inspected every week by two qualified inspectors, who notify the Eruv committee. The four members of that committee, who led the construction of the Eruv 17 years ago, remain solely responsible for purchasing supplies, updating the hotline (314-863-1811) and making the frequent repairs, both personally, and with the help of a qualified lineman. Please give generously and/or offer to learn to maintain the Eruv boundary to ensure the long-term viability of this essential community resource.

THANK YOU: The Girl Scout Troops 103 and 4198 of Epstein Hebrew Academy wish to thank you for your participation in the Thanksgiving food drive. It was a huge success! The girls were able to fully stock the shelves at the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Pantry. Thank you for helping us increase awareness of this need in our community.

EHA'S ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: Continues at Epstein Hebrew Academy though December 15th, from 8:00 am to 4:40 pm daily. There are books for all ages, including: teens, pre-schoolers and adults. In addition there will be a variety of games, posters, small toys and gift items available for purchase. Don't forget Chanukah is just around the corner. Please note that the Book Fair will be open the evening of Wednesday, December 14th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The PJ Party for children kindergarten and younger will begin at 6:00 pm. The Movie Night featuring "The Muppet Movie" will begin at 6:30 pm.

TASTE OF KOSHER-ST LOUIS: will be at Epstein Hebrew Academy, 1138 N Warson Road, Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 5:30 pm. This is a kosher food extravaganza featuring top St. Louis kosher caterers. There will be a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony, many exciting activities for families and children, and a silent auction to benefit the school's scholarship program. Admission if reserved by Monday, December 19th is $15 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under. At the door, $18 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. Call 314-994-7856 to RSVP or for more information.

BOYS CHAGIGAH: Block Yeshiva High School invites all male students, alumni, and 8th graders to a Chanukah Chagigah at 1146 North Warson Road, Wednesday, December 21st, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. For more information, please contact Max Oppenheimer at or (314)-623-6314.

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.


Sr ONEG SHABBAT: This Shabbat at the Groener home, 8121 Gannon, 8:15 pm for Sr NCSY'ers.


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.


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)