Young Israel of St. Louis




Judy & Bob Hellman to thank the donors and volunteers who made the blood drive such a success.

Friday, January 13th

Candle Lighting                                                                    4:43 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:45 pm

Saturday, January 14th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:44 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                                               3:50 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                                            4:35 pm

Mincha                                                                                  4:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       5:44 pm




"The Burning Bush:

The Quest for the Illusive Peshat!"


Kiddush:Kiddush is co-sponsored by David and Roz Hirschhorn in honor of the aufruf of their son, Sean, and his upcoming marriage to Tara Ratz of Woodmere, New York; and by David and Jill Mogil in honor of the upcoming marriage to their daughter, Lisa. to Jonathan Fruchter of Queens.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by Zvi & Anita Feigenbaum to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Zvi's grandmother, Rose Estreicher

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                                    4:50 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 - Talmud (Brachot) - Dr. Norman Katz

8:30 pm – Mishmar - TMK


8:00 am - Parsha –Rabbi Boaz Shachak

Following Hashkama - Dr. Joe Feder

5 min into Kiddush - Mishnat Pinchas Parent/Child Learning

Pre-Mincha - Parsha / Topical - Rabbi Shulman

After Mincha - Girls grades 8-12, Rabbi Rovinsky


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

Avraham Chalamish(Gilat Gastfraind's father)                      אברהם אלטער בן לאה

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן חיה

                                                                                                דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                מלך זושא בן 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 David & Roz Hirschhorn on the aufruf and upcoming marriage of their son, Sean, to Tara Ratz of Woodmere, NY. Mazal Tov and welcome to Tara's parents, Dr Jeffrey and Pearl Ratz of Woodmere, Sheera and Yonatan Hirschhorn, and grandparents, Chaim and Freda Shiel of Toronto. We also welcome the out of town guests: Ann Belzer of West Hartford and Avi Epstein of New Hempstead, and everyone who has come to share in our simcha.

Mazal Tov to David and Jill Mogil on the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lisa, to Jonathan Fruchter of Hillcrest, NY. Mazal Tov to Jonathan’s parents, Philip & Beverly Fruchter, and to grandparents Barbara Mirowitz, Carol & Richard Mogil, and Judy Golzman. We welcome all of our family and friends who came in from near and far.


Our condolences to Dr Lester Zeffren, Dr Dov & Tziona Zeffren and the entire Zeffren family on the passing of their son and brother, Rabbi Gershon (Jonathan) Zeffren. Shiva will be at the Zeffren home, 959 Abbeville. Shacharit: Sunday at 8:00 am, Monday-Thursday at 7:30 am. Mincha/Maariv: Sunday – Wednesday at 4:45 pm. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.


WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K-5 continues this week at 6:45 pm. Sponsorships $36 are available.


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

FAMILY ACTIVITY SERIES: Join us for family fun throughout the winter. The City Museum, January 22nd, 10 am. Cost: $6 per person (3 and under are free!) Details: Meet at 10am in the entrance lobby of the museum. RSVP is a must to ensure non-profit group rate. Feel free to bring lunch. RSVP to or 310-614-1836 (include number of people attending) Mark your calendars for the next two events! Ice Skating (February 20) and Kramer Marionettes (March 18).

DESSERT AND DIALOGUE SERIES: Motzei Shabbat, January 28th, 8:00 pm, at the home of Joe & Izzy Yazdi, 716 Brittany Lane. Rabbi Shulman's topic – TBA. RSVP to Tammy at Save the dates for the rest of the series: Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, March 25th.

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.


BYHS TRIVIA NIGHT: Saturday night, January 14th, 7:30 pm, at BYHS, 1146 N Warson Rd. Cost: $18/person, includes snacks and drinks – NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED. Contact Karen 314-872-8701 or for information or reservations.

SHECHITA 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 PLEASE RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THIS WONDERFUL EVENT.


TACOS & TORAH: There will be a tacos and torah learning event for Sr. NCSY on Tuesday, January 17th, at the Meisel home, 898 Alanson Dr, at 7:00 pm. No charge.


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)