Young Israel of St. Louis




Bonnie Goldmeier to say a BIG thank you to all of the chefs and bakers, and to all who bought and supported the

Shavuot Take-Out.

Rovinsky family in honor of Sheldon Toibb's birthday

Friday May 25th

Candle Lighting                                                                    7:57 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    7:00 pm

Saturday, May 26th

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:15 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:20 am

Bnei Akiva                                                                            6:50 pm

Mincha                                                                                  7:50 pm

Kiddush:Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:No Seudah Shlishit in Shul this week.

Weekly Shacharit

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am

Thursday                                                                               6:30 am


Mincha/Maariv: Tuesday -Thursday                               8:00 pm


Shavuot Times                                                                     see attached



Saturday, May 26th  

Candle Lighting – no earlier than                                    8:58 pm

Maariv                                                                                   8:55 pm

Tikun Leil Shavuot:                                                            see attached

Sundy, May 27th

Vatikin                                                                                    5:10 am

Netz HaChama (sunrise)                                                     5:40 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                      9:19 am

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                                   8:00 pm

Candle Lighting – no earlier than                                    8:59 pm

Monday, May 28th 

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Shacharit – note earlier time                                             8.45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                      9:19 am

Drasha/Yizkor                                                                      10:15 am

Mincha                                                                                  8:00 pm

Yom Tov Ends                                                                      9:00 pm



Joe Miller                                                                                יוסף בער בן אסתר חיה

Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

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

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

                                                                                                יהודה זאב בן אסתר

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                חיה רבקה בת דבורה

                                                                                                לאה בת רחל

                                                                                                רחל בת שרה

Avigayil Raul                                                                          אביגיל בת שרה

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazal Tov to Heschel & Adinah Raskas on the brit milah of their grandson, Aaron Adir, son of Dr. Mordechai and Jen Raskas. Mazal Tov to all the aunts, uncles, and cousins of the new baby.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Moshe & Baila Shulman on the engagement of their daughter, Dassi, to Mordy Tiefenbrunn, son of Dr. Levi & Mina Tiefenbrunn of Edison, NJ. Mazal Tov to grandparents Rabbi Nisson & Rywka Shulman, Dr. Lyon Robinson, and Deborah Tiefenbrunn.  The community is invited to a (dry) L'Chaim to celebrate the engagement of Dassi & Mordy as part of the Annual Shavuot Ice Cream Party hosted by the Shulmans.  (See Shavuot Activities below)


Our condolences to Jerry & Marcia Esrig on the passing of their mother and mother-in-law, Judy Esrig. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem.

GUEST SPEAKER: Next week, June 2nd, Dr Jeffrey Lichtman will be visitng Young Israel. He is the National Director of Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), Dean of IVDU Schools, Director of the NJ Association of Jewish Day Schools, and Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College. Dr Lichtman will be give the pre-mincha shiur: "Making All Kids Feel Special" and at Seudah Shlishit: " Strengthening Your Family".


THANK YOU: Thank you to the ushers for the youth groups: Aryeh & Lizzy Kline for Shabbat, and Avi & Sara Greene for the 2nd day of Yom Tov. THERE WILL BE NO SUPERVISED GROUPS ON THE 1ST DAY OF YOM TOV.

SPECIAL MEETING FOR MEMBERS: June 3rd, 9 am, at Young Israel.

L'HITRAOT POT LUCK SEUDAH SHLISHIT: To say goodbye to the Lev-Tzion, Zaidel, and Juroviesky families. June 2nd, Kaufman Park, 4:30-6:00 pm. Please contact Suzanne Sundy at to let her know what you will be bringing.

GRAD KIDDUSH: We want to honor ALL of our graduates, grades 8 and above, at a Kiddush, Shabbat June 9th. In order to do this, we need sponsors. We also need your graduate's names if they attend a school other that EHA or BYHS. This also includes grads from universities. Please contact Sara Greene at 726-6255 or

GROUP LEADERS NEEDED: We are looking for new group leaders for our Shabbat morning groups, for the summer and for next year. If you are interested, please contact Shira Lev-Tzion at 314-726-6148 or

Summer Social Series: Join your Young Israel friends for the following events throughout the summer and see flyer for further details: June 13 ~ Shakespeare in the Park: OTHELLO, June 28 ~ Lantern Festival at the Botanical Gardens, August 7 ~ Cardinals game, September 9 ~ End-of-summer picnic with TMK.

SUMMER CHESS CLASS: Taught by Aleksey Kazakevich for grades K-5. Session I: June 13-July 5, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 - 5:45 pm. Session II, July 11-August 2, Wednesdays and Thursday, 5:00 - 5:45 pm. Cost: $40 per session. Contact:


ICE CREAM PARTY/L'CHAIM The Annual Shavuot Ice Cream Party at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, will be on the first day of Yom Tov, Sunday, May 27th, 4:30-6:30 pm, which will also be a celebration of the engagement of Dassi to Mordy Tiefenbrunn.

TMK SHAVUOT LEANING: Will take place on second day of Yom Tov, Monday May 28th, from 4:30 pm-5:15pm. The learning is for both boys and girls according to their grade.

·                                                                                                                                             Nursery-Kindergarten at the Barnetts (please make sure parents come to supervise their children) 7923 Delmar Blvd.

·                                                                                                                                             1st-2nd grade at the Fendelmans 8158 Amherst.

·                                                                                                                                             3rd-5th grade girls at the Chervitzs 7816 Cornell.

·                                                                                                                                             3rd-5th grade boys at the Shachaks 7925 Delmar.

HEBREW SHIUR: The community is invited to a joint learning session in Hebrew for Shavuot on Monday, May 28th, the second day of Yom Tov, at 5:30 pm at the Lev-Tzion house at 7700 Cornell Ave.


SHAVUOT TAKE-OUT: This has been another successful year for the Take-Out. We want to thank all of our chefs and the committee that put it all together: Jackie Gerson, Kathy Machefsky, Bonnie Goldmeier, Ruth Adler, Barbara Ast, Debby Schuman, and Danny Wachsstock.


WELCOME: We welcome Chaya Leiba Berger from New York, who is here with NCSY for a month to learn with the youth of our community.


FAREWELL PARTY FOR THE GASTFRAINDS: The farewell BBQ for the Gastfrainds, co-sponsored by TMK and Bais Abraham Congregation, will be on Wednesday, May 30th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Bais Abraham. Please RSVP to Alayne at or 314-721-3030.

FHA ONGOING FUNDRAISER: As a way to target the problem of lost belongings, Friends of the Hebrew Academy (FHA) is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels. Visit to place your order while helping our fundraiser! Questions? Contact Vicki Isakow at

St. Louis Kollel’s “Jewish Unity Live”: Will take place on Sunday, June 17th, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, featuring Jewish singing sensation Shloime Gertner. The event begins at 7 pm. Contact St. Louis Kollel at 314-726-6047 or for reservations and further information.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: The collection bin is downstairs near the office door.


Camp Derech Eretz: Register now. Call Suzanne at 420-7880

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)