Young Israel of St. Louis




The Oppenheimer and Glogower families, in honor of Dr Dalia Oppenheimer successfully defending her

Doctoral thesis on English Modernism.

The Oppenheimer, Rovinsky, and Garbow families, and JSU, in honor of Rebecca Gutmann's departure to study Torah

in Israel.

Friday, December 16th

Candle Lighting                                                                    4:23 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:25 pm

Saturday, December 17th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:35 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 3:30 pm

"Hellenism, Science, & Culture Today:

Have We Missed the Chanukah Message?"

Bnei Akiva                                                                            4:15 pm

Mincha                                                                                  4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:23 pm

Kiddush: Sponsored by Dr. Robert & Barbara Strashun in honor of Yoni's Bar Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit:Co-sponsored by Charles & Lorraine Landy to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Charles’ mother, Phillis Landy, and by Judy Haber to commemorate the yahrtzeit of her mother, Edna Krombach.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:25 pm


First Night of Chanukah                                                     Tuesday night, December 20th





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

חיה פייגא בת לאה

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 Dr Robert & Barbara Strashun on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Yoni. Mazal Tov and welcome to Yoni's grandmothers, Ruth Rothman from Toronto, and Ruth Strashun from Elizabeth, New Jersey. Welcome also to all of the aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who have joined us for the simcha, from Ottawa, Toronto, New Jersey, and Chicago.

Mazel Tov to Jan, Ed and Al Adelman on the Bar Mitzvah of great-nephew and great-grandson, Baruch Bentzion, in Jerusalem, and on the birth of great-niece and great-granddaughter, Miriam, in Flatbush.

Mazal Tov to Yosef & Talia Kahn on the birth of a daughter.

Mazel Tov to Jerry & Marcia Esrig on the brit milah of their grandson, Yitzchak Asher, son of Tova & Meshulam Twersky of New York.


RABBI'S CLASSES: The Rabbi's classes on Mondays ONLY are on hiatus for the next 2 weeks and will resume January 2nd.

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. This week's sponsors are Dov & Tzionna Zeffren in the zachut of a refuah shelaimah for Rabbi Gershon Zeffren.


LOST & FOUND - LAST CHANCE:. Items left in the shul have all been placed on the downstairs coat rack and, if not claimed, they will be donated the morning of December 22nd.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Marc & Vicki Chervitz who are the ushers for the youth groups.

DESSERT AND DIALOGUE SERIES: Motzei 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?"

YOUNG ISRAEL - TORAH MITZION FAMILY CHANUKAH CELEBRATION: Thursday, December 22nd, 6:30 pm, at Young Israel.. There will be latkes and sufganiyot, candle-making and a children's movie, At 7 pm there will be a Film Club Chanukah movie and discussion lead by Boaz Schachak for adults. $5 per person / $12 family maximum. RSVP by Dec. 20th to or 314-726-2163

ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE: Save your blood donations for our annual blood drive on January 8, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm. We are still in need of volunteers for the day of the drive. There are many ways that you can help. Please contact Judy or Bob Hellman at 314-862-8432. To make an appointment to give blood, contact the American Red Cross at (code YIJS) or call 800 RED-CROSS. Walk-in donors are welcome, however appointments will take priority.

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. Anyone that you do business with is a good prospect for an ad. Please check with Judy Hellman or Jackie Gerson to make sure that are no duplications. We need everyone's participation to make a successful journal.


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. 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.

JCC'S HANUKAH HOOPLAH: Sunday, December 25th, featuring a booth manned by TMK, under the direction of Rich Axelbaum, making Chanukah candles. We are looking for volunteers to help in the booth either 9:30 am – 11:30 am or 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gilat Gastfraind at 314-609-1838 or Boaz Shachak at 314-420-8080 or email


PRE-CHANUKAH PARTY: THIS Saturday night, December 17th, for 9th-12th graders, at the Feen home, 7850 Stanford Ave., from 7:00-8:30pm! There will be donuts, menorah making, and an awesome dreidel tournament!


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)