Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, February 24th

Candle Lighting                                                                    5:30 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    5:30 pm

Saturday, February 25th

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                                                     9:27 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                                               4.20 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                                            5:20 pm

Mincha                                                                                  5:20 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       6:31 pm



Mordechai: Enemy of the Jewish People?


Kiddush: Sponsored by Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer in honor of: their 36th wedding anniversary, Jerilyn and Max's birthdays, Dalia receiving her PhD in Modern English Literature from Washington University, Jeff receiving the Cali award for academic excellence from the Washington University School of Law, and for their fun two-week visit with Danny, Mandy, Phoebe and Aiden Silverman from Sharon, MA.


Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am



Mincha/Maariv                                                                    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


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

Dr Maurice Sonnenwirth                                                        משה יוסף בן רייזא

Sanford Gubernik                                                                    שמעיה בן פייגא

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן חיה

                                                                                                דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                יוסף ליפא בן פרידא

                                                                                                מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                שרה רחל בת חנה

                                                                                                מאירה בת שרה

                                                                                                יהודית בת 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

SHABBAT SHACHARIT: Beginning next week, March 3rd, Shabbat davening will begin at 9:00 am and the Parsha shiur will be at 8:15 am.


Our condolences to Bernard and Kimberly Jurovieskyon the passing of their mother and mother-in-law, Sara Juroviesky. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.


RABBI'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS: Is cancelled for this  week only.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K-5 continues this week at 7:30 pm. Sponsorships for $36 are available. This week is sponsored by David & Roz Hirschhorn in memory of their daughter, Chaya Renana.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Rael & Suzanne Sundy who are the ushers for the youth groups.

DESSERT AND DIALOGUE SERIES: Motzei Shabbat February 25th, 8:00 pm, at the home of Rebecca and Matt Chase, 936 Wild Cherry Lane, near the intersection of Blackberry and North & South. Rabbi Shulman's topic: "Is Purim a Kids' Holiday?"

MATZA ORDERS: In addition to Esther's Express and hamantashen, shmura matza needs to be ordered now. Please return orders to the office by Wednesday, February 29th.


ESTHER'S EXRESS: The Women's Division is once again offering beautifully themed Mishloach Manot packages. See flyer for prices. For more info or to order, contact Vicki Isakow at Orders must be placed by March 1st and will be available for pickup after Megillah reading, Wednesday night, March 7th.


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. Rabbi Frand will be speaking to the community after the dinner at 8:00 pm. The cost for the lecture if you are not attending the dinner is: $5/student, $10/adult, $18/family max.

Tznius Fashion Swap Is Back! Sunday, March 4th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop off Saturday night, March 3rd, U. City Shul, 700 North & South.

ANNUAL PUIRM PARADE: Will be on Purim, Thursday, March 8th. It will begin at the corner of Gay & Cornell at 2:00pm and end at Saxony Ct.

ALEINU PROGRAM: Our schools are once again trying to bring this program, which emphasizes our children's safety, to St Louis. But enough money needs to be raised. To be a sponsor, or for more info contact Rabbi Tzvi Freedman 727-3335 or Rabbi Avi Greene 994-7856.

BLOOD DRIVE & BONE MARROW REGISTRY: At Shaare Zedek in honor of Rabbi Mark Fasman, on March 6th from 3-8 pm. You may register online for the blood drive at Several volunteers are needed to assist with the bone marrow registry. Call their office at 314-727-1747 to register for testing and/or to volunteer. For those who gave blood at Young Israel, there is a 56-day waiting period before you can donate again. Therefore, those who donated at our drive will not be eligible.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: Many are still in need of our help. Please bring your non-perishable donations to the Shul. The collection bin is downstairs near the office door.


HAMANTASHEN SALE: Bnei Akiva is having a hamantashen fund raiser. The hamantashen will be pareve, Vaad approved, and baked in the Young Israel kitchen. Flavors include raspberry, apricot, chocolate cream and prune. Baker's dozen (that's 13) is $9.99 and can be one or two flavors. Half dozen is $4.99 and is only one flavor. Orders can be placed online at and must be in by February 27th. For more info, contact Bonnie Goldmeier at 314-434-9900.


Rosh Chodesh Women’s Celebration for the month of Adar. The different masks we wear through the perspective of text and art, facilitated by art therapist, Yael Zaidel, and the TMK shilichot Gilat Gastfraind and Yael Shachak. 8:00 pm, Wednesday, February 29th. Hosted by Tara Klein, 8136 Cornell Court.

Purim Carnival:: Come to our annual Torah MiTzion Purim Carnival Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:00-5:30 pm, at Young Israel BOOTHS FOR ALL AGES. 5 TICKETS/$1 Games, prizes, raffles run by Bnei Akiva madrichim & MITs. A drink, hot dog meal and fries for $5.

Torah MiTzion Purim Seudah/Meal on Thursday, March 8th, 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm at Bais Abe. Prizes! Games! Costume Competition! Entertainment! Joy! Wine! Great Food! $14.00 Adults, $9.00 Children under 12. RSVP 314-721-3030 or

Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Beit Midrash Learning: Mon. @ Young Israel 8 - 9:30pm

Beit Midrash for Women: Mondays and Wednesdays at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford at 12:45 pm.

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.


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)