Young Israel of St. Louis

SHABBAT MAY 12TH, 2012 – FRIDAY MAY 18TH, 2012



Adam & Tara Klein and family to bid farewell and offer thanks to the entire Young Israel community for its warmth, acceptance, friendship and inspiration. St. Louis will forever be a proud part of their identity. They invite you to visit them when you are in La Jolla.

Ethan & Debby Schuman and family to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Debby's father, Marvin Fredman.

Friday May 11th

Candle Lighting                                                                    7:45 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    7:00 pm

Saturday, May 12th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:15 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:25 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur *                                                              6:35 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                                            6:35 pm

Mincha                                                                                  7:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       8:46 pm


* Shiur Topic:

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Our Fathers

The Worldview of our Sages and the Historical Context from which they Emerge


Kiddush:Sponsors invited


Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                                                  8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am



Mincha/Maariv during the week                                       7:45 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


8:00 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. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

Dr Maurice Sonnenwirth                                                        משה יוסף בן רייזא

Sanford Gubernik                                                                    שמעיה בן פייגא

Albert Glassman                                                                     אברהם בן שרה

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן חיה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                דוד הלל בן יוכבד

                                                                                                יוסף ליפא בן פרידא

                                                                                                מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                שרה רחל בת חנה

                                                                                                יהודית בת שרה

                                                                                                חיה רבקה בת דבורה

                                                                                                לאה בת רחל

                                                                                                רחל בת שרה

Beth Zwick                                                                             אלישבע מרים בת שרה גיטל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazel Tov to Shirley & Teddy Zeffren on the recent marriage of their grandson, Zev Polsky, son of Shana & Simcha Polsky of Chicago, to Adeena Yudkowsky of Baltimore.

Mazal Tov to Jerry & Marcia Esrig on the brit milah of their grandson, Akiva, son of Yossi and Hodaya Esrig.

Mazal Tov to Daniel & Jesse Lefton on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Sam.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Joe & Izzy Yazdi who are the ushers for the youth groups.

YOUNG ISRAEL SUPER SEFORIM SALE: Bring in seforim that you no longer need, but others might find useful. Donate them to our Young Israel seforim sale for a tax deduction. Come and purchase previously owned seforim at a huge discount. All funds collected will help build the Beit Midrash library. Everybody benefits: triple mitzvah! Book drop off will be Sunday, May 13th, 11 am – 1 pm. The sale will be held Monday, May 14th – Thursday evening, May 17th. Suggested purchase price: $5 per book.

YOM YERUSHALAYIM: Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with our Torah MiTzion Kollel at Gokul Indian Restaurant, 6101 Delmar Blvd, on Sunday, May 20th. The buffet dinner is at 7 pm and the Yom Yerushalayim program is at 8 pm. Cost: $12/person. RSVP to

SUMMER CHESS CLASS: An experienced chess player and teacher, Aleksey Kazakevich (USCF rating: 1737), is organizing a chess program this summer for grades K-5. Aleksey has taught chess at Epstein Hebrew Academy, Solomon Schechter, Chesterfield Day School, Immacolata School, Academy of Sacred Heart, and Forsyth School. He has also given hundreds of private lessons. In the past two years, his students have finished numerous times in the top five in tournaments in the prestigious Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, with a number of first-place finishes.

During the eight classes of the program, the students will receive instruction in all aspects of the game: openings, middlegame, and endgame, tactics, and strategy. During the course of the program, the students will be able to test their newly acquired skills against each other. Finally, during the last four classes, the students will participate in the tournament (where they will compete against players of similar level), with the award ceremony taking place during the last class.

Session I: June 13-July 5, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-5:45. Session II, July 11-August 2, Wednesdays and Thursday, 5:00-5:45 Cost: $40 per session. Contact:


CHEFS NEEDED FOR THE SHAVUOT TAKE-OUT: The more chefs we have, the more food we have. The larger the menu, the more successful the fundraiser (and the more fun it is). Please contact Bonnie Goldmeier at 314-863-1881 or as soon as you decide what you are going to make.


COOKIES FOR SHAVUOT: Let Tomchei Shabbos help with your Shavuot desserts. Buy a log of ready-to-bake-sugar cookie dough. Each log is approximately one dozen cookies. Price: $10/log. To order, contact Jackie Oppenheimer at 314-997-6924 or

WINE FOR YOM TOV: The St Louis Kollel is pleased to be able to offer you a variety of wines for yom tov – including many white wines that are perfect for dairy meals. You can contact the Kollel at 314 726-6047 or

SAVE THE DATE: St. Louis Kollel’s “Jewish Unity Live” event will take place this year on Sunday, June 17th at the Sheldon Concert Hall, and will feature Jewish singing sensation Shloime Gertner. The event begins at 7 pm, is open to the entire community, and will be followed by a lavish dessert reception. Contact St. Louis Kollel at 314-726-6047 for reservations and further information.

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. Checks may also be made payable to the “Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund” and mailed to the following address; please note “DMF” in the memo for donations to the Diamant Meat Fund: #4 Millstone Campus Drive • St. Louis, Missouri 63146.


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 the pre-Mincha shiur. 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)