Young Israel of St. Louis




Mitch & Shelly Wolf to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Shelly's mother, Rose Schulman

Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer in honor of their 36th wedding anniversary and to commemorate the yahrtzeit of

Jackie's father, Victor Feldman.

Friday, December 30th

Candle Lighting                                                                    4:30 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:30 pm

Saturday, December 31st

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:41 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 no shiur this week

Bnei Akiva                                                                            no Bnei Akiva this week

Mincha                                                                                  4:20 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:31 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Jill & David Mogil to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jill's father, Saul Mirowitz.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday (legal holiday)                                                      6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv (Sunday -Wednesday)                           4:35 pm


Asara B'Tevet                                                                      Thursday, January 5th

Shachrit/Selichot                                                                  6:20 am

Chatzot                                                                                  12:06 pm

Mincha                                                                                  4:20 pm

Fast Ends                                                                              5:35 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

After Mincha - Girls grades 8-12, Rabbi Rovinsky


Rabbi Gershon Zeffren                                                           רפאל גרשון יצחק בן מאטל צירל

Joe Miller                                                                                יוסף בער בן אסתר חיה

Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Teddy Zeffren                                                                        תנחום טוביה בן פייגעל

Dr. Noah Susman                                                                    נח בן אסתר רייזל

Dr. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן  חיה

                                                                                                דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                מרים זעלדא בת חנה

                                                                                                יהודית דבורה נעכא אסתר בת שרה

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Julie Iken                                                                                 יהודית בת לאה

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא

Sonja Robinson                                                                       שיינדל בת גיטל



Mazal Tov to Avi & Lizzy Rovinsky, who are visiting this week, on their recent marriage. Mazal Tov to the parents, Rabbi Michael & Selina Rovinsky and Dr. Rick & Dr. Caryn Vogel Bentley. We welcome Lizzy's brother, Daniel; grandparents Erven & Shirley Rovinsky of Dallas, and Geraldine Soldinger of Phoenix; Sheldon & Brenda Jappa of Orange Beach, Alabama; HaRav Shalom & Esti Tendler of Los Angeles, and Rochie Klein of Los Angeles

Mazal Tov to Ruth Shanker on the birth of a great-grandson, born to Rabbi Dov & Elisha Huff. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Dr Alan & Pam Shanker.

L'CHAIM: to celebrate the engagement of Aliza Haber & Micha Miller next week, January 8th, 1 - 5 pm at the home of Alan & Janet Haber, 35 Pricewoods. Remember to give blood before you come.


Our condolences to Mickey & Rose Ann Ariel on the loss of their father and father-in-law, Larry Ariel, in New York. Mickey will be returning to St Louis on Monday afternoon and will be sitting at his home, 7931 Teasdale Ct, from Mincha, 4:35pm, on Monday, through Shacharit, 6:40am, on Tuesday. All donations may be made to Epstein Hebrew Academy. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.


RABBI'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 $36 are available.


HELP WANTED: Garry is taking a vacation day this Shabbat. Please stay after Kiddush to set up Seudah Shlishit and later to clean up after Seudah Shlishit.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Rebecca Carman & Matt Chase who are the ushers for the youth groups.

5th ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE, SUN JAN 8th, 2012, 10:00am-4:00pm: The annual St Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will once again be combined with the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Drive.  Please bring non-perishable items.  To schedule your appointment to donate blood go to (sponsor code YIJS) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments take priority.

Volunteers needed to help set up the shul on Motzei Shabbat and to reset it Sunday afternoon. Volunteers are also needed to work on the day of the drive. To volunteer email Judy or Bob Hellman at or call 862-8432.

ANNUAL YOUNG ISRAEL DINNER – FEB 12TH 2012 honoring 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. Now is the time to submit your ad for the journal.


WOMEN'S SHIUR: “Tefilla For The Overwhelmed” Featuring Rabbi Menachem Nissel, Thursday, January 5th, 8:15 pm, in the Agudas Israel Social Hall. The shiur is being given in the merit of a refuah shelaimah for Rabbi Gershon Zeffren.Suggested Donation: $10.

SHCHITA CLASS: A new series of classes for men will be offered in the laws of Shechita -- ritual slaughter according to Jewish dietary law. The classes, held at NHBZ, will be led by Rabbi Chaim Loike, a Rabbinic Coordinator with Orthodox Union (OU) Kashruth Division. Rabbi Loike is widely-recognized for his vast expertise in the kashruth of animals. The class goal is to learn and possibly qualify as a shochet! For more information call Dr. Ethan Schuman at 314 791-2951.


A LIGHT TO REMEMBER: We are pleased to announce that the Annual JSU Gala, A Light to Remember, will take place on January 21st at the newly renovated Peabody Opera House (formally Kiel Opera House).This will be the first kosher event at this venue. The evening will include an elegant dinner along with special entertainment. This year's honorees are David & Lynnsie Balk Kantor. Special tribute will be paid to JSU faculty advisors, Vince DeBlasi and Ellen Summa of Lafayette and Ladue high schools, respectively. Please help JSU take advantage of an anonymous benefactor's generous offer to match any increase you make over last year's gift. For more information, contact Danielle Bialecki 314-265-6415 Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279 or visit


JR NCSY SHABBATON for grades 5-8, will be January 13-15 in Milwaukee, WI. For more info or to register, contact Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279 or go to Scholarships are available.


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: Mon. @ 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)