Young Israel of St. Louis


PARSHAT BESHALACH                                         SHABBAT SHIRA


Buddy, Ruth and Andrew Adler in honor of Hannah's Bat Mitzvah.

Friday, February 3rd   

Candle Lighting                                                                    5:07 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    5:05 pm

Saturday, February 4th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:00 am

Shacharit                                                                               8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:40 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 no shiur this week

Bnei Akiva                                                                            5:00 pm

Mincha                                                                                  5:00 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       6:08 pm


Kiddush:Sponsored by Buddy, Ruth and Andrew Adler in honor of Hannah's Bat Mitzvah,

Seudah Shlishit: Co-sponsored by the Ast, Goldmeier, and Schuman families in honor of Hannah's Bat Mitzvah and by David & Roz Hirschhorn to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their daughter, Chaya Renana.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                                    5:15 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


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 – Beit Midrash/Mishmar


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

Moe Sonnenwirth                                                                   משה יוסף בן רייזא

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן חיה

                                                                                                דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                מלך זושא בן שרה

Beth Zwick                                                                             אלישבע מרים בת שרה גיטל

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


Mazal Tov to Buddy & Ruth Adler on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Hannah Rose. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Elaine & Marvin Pack of Plantation, FL. Welcome to aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from Florida, New York, Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Michigan and Ohio.

Mazal Tov to Sean & Tara Hirschhorn, who are visiting this Shabbat, on their recent marriage. Mazal Tov to David & Roz Hirschhorn, Sheera and Yonatan.

Mazal Tov to Elliott & Shirley Franklin on the engagement of their son, Moshe, to Dina Ackerman, daughter of Zoltan Ackerman and Merika Ackerman, of North Hollywood, CA,.


Our condolences to Leon Nitsun on the passing of his sister, Shirley Davidow, in South Africa. He is sitting shiva there until Monday morningHe can be reached by phone at 011-271-1-616-2564. Please do not call after 1:00 pm St. Louis time, which is 9:00 pm in South Africa - there is an 8 hour difference. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.


RABBI'S CLASSES: The Rabbi will returning from Australia on February 9th. All of his classes between now and then are cancelled, except for the Tuesday Parsha class, which will be taught by Rabbi Mintz.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K-5 continues this week at 7:10 pm. Sponsorships $36 are available. The Feen Family is sponsoring the parent-child learning in honor of Tali Feen's birthday and also in honor of the Greene family, who are so nice to Tali! Thank you Greenes!


THANK YOU: Thank you to Pesach & Allison Zaromb who are the ushers for the youth groups.

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”. Cocktails are at 5:00 pm and dinner is at 6:00 pm.

FAMILY ACTIVITY SERIES: Join other Young Israel families for Ice Skating on Monday, February 20th at 11am at Brentwood Ice Arena. See flyer for details and please RSVP to Sara Greene at or 310-614-1836 by February 13 if you plan to attend! Please include number of people attending


CALENDAR: The Birthday/Anniversary/Yahrtzeit Calendar are being compiled and printed. We will let everyone know when the calendars are available for pick up.

ESTHER'S EXRESS: Purim will be here before we know it. The Women's Division is once again offering beautifully themed Mishloach Manot packages. To send to the entire Shul is only $125. Or send to individual Shul members for $10/package and to non-members for $25/package. For more info or to order, contact Rachel Shapiro at They will be available for pickup after Megillah reading, Wednesday night, March 7th.


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.

VOLUNTEERS DRIVERS NEEDED FOR CROWN CENTER: Volunteers are needed to deliver hot kosher dinners in the University City area. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of Jewish older adults, and available approximately 1-2 hours a week, we’d like to speak with you. We are seeking individuals, families or organizations who may wish to “adopt a day” to deliver dinners. For more information please contact Florence Schachter, Director of Resident and Community Services, Crown Center for Senior Living, 314-991-2055,

SAVE THE DATE: The Annual Ahavas Chesed Zayin Adar Dinner will be Wednesday, February 29th, 6:00 pm, at the U. City Shul. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Yissachar Frand of Ner Yisroel Yeshiva in Baltimore. The cost of the dinner is $36. For more info and reservations, call Lynda Cohen at 314-862-0025.


Tu B'Shevvat: Torah MiTzion Tu B'Shevat Celebration on Tu B'Shevat - Tuesday night, February 7th hosted by Bais Abraham, From 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm there will be children's programming followed by a seder Tu B'Shvat and a yummy dinner. At 7:00 pm, the Film Club will be showing the short film, "Mischak Yiladim" by Noam Demsky. Cost $10/adults, $5/child. Max $25/family

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: Closing program to be announced. Contact Suzanne Sundy for more info 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:

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