Young Israel of St. Louis


14 ELUL 5772 – 20 ELUL 5772



Rabbi Avi & Sherri Bloch in honor of their 35th wedding anniversary

Andy Koshner and Rachel Lubchansky to thank Danny Wachsstock for devoting his time, dedication, and expertise to revamping the new Epstein ( website. Todah Raba for being our partner on this project and for your commitment to EHA and our entire community!

Friday August 31st

Candle Lighting                                                                    7:14 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    7:00 pm


Saturday, September 1st

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     cancelled due to weather

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:46 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 cancelled due to weather

Mincha                                                                                  7:00 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                                       8:13 pm

Kiddush: Sponsored by the Raskas, Adler, and Ohrenstein families who are delighted to invite the community to Kiddush in honor of Heschel and Adinah's 50th wedding anniversary.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday, Monday (Labor Day)                                           8:00 am

Thursday                                                                               6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                                   7:10 pm



Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Dr. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

Dr Maurice Sonnenwirth                                                        משה יוסף בן רייזא

Albert Glassman                                                                     אברהם בן שרה

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

Joe Iken                                                                                   יוסף משה בן ציריל

Isaac Boniuk                                                                           יצחק אייזיק בן רחל

                                                                                                יהודה מנחם מענדל בן ראשקא

                                                                                                יהודה זאב בן אסתר

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן חיה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                יוסף ליפא בן פרידא

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                                                מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                שרה רחל בת חנה

                                                                                                חיה רבקה בת דבורה

                                                                                                לאה בת רחל

                                                                                                רונית בת מרים

Bess Pearl                                                                               בתיה רחל בת חיה צביה

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazal Tov to Judy Haber on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Naomi & Boris Davidson of Teaneck, NJ.

Mazal Tov to Rich & Maurie Axelbaum on the upcoming marriage of their son Aaron to Channa Mond of Baltimore.

Mazal Tov to Heschel & Adinah Raskas on their 50th wedding anniversary. Welcome to Aaron Adir Raskas, son of Dr. Mordechai and Jen Raskas, on his first visit to St Louis, and to all of the friends and family who are here to celebrate.

L'CHAIM: Batya and David Rich invite the Community to an l'chaim for their daughter, Lisa, (St. Louis and Ra'anana) and Ahiya Galinsky (Qarme Shomron) on Sunday, September 2nd, 2 - 4:30 pm, at U City Shul.


Our condolences to Mark & Barbara Drazen and family on the passing of their mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, Helen Drazen. Mark is sitting shiva through Monday morning, 9/3, at his mother's home, 801 Swarthmore. Davening times are the same as at the Shul. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

STONE DEDICATION: For Sybil Goffstein will take place Sunday morning, September 9th, 11:00 am at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery – White Road.

SIGN-UP TIME: If you have not responded, please check your mail or email for the membership, seating and babysitting sign-up sheets. Please respond online or return them to the office ASAP.

YIZKOR BOOKS: The forms for the Annual Yizkor Books have also been sent and are in the lobby. Please contact the office with additions or corrections from last year's book, including Hebrew names.

LULAV & ETROG: Please place your order for you lulav & etrog. All orders MUST be in by September 13th.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Rabbi Avi & Sara Greene who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

U CITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM: The first meeting will be at Young Israel, Wednesday, September 5th at 6:45 pm, with Captain Jackson of the U City Police Dept.To make sure we can accommodate everyone, we would appreciate it if you would please rsvp via email to Nicki Moss (8009 Gannon Avenue) @  If you have any questions, please call Nicki @ 314-952-8946. Everyone is invited. See flyer in lobby.

ANNUAL YOUNG ISRAEL/TMK PICNIC: Sunday, September 9th, 4:30 pm at Shaw Park. We look forward to wrapping up the summer and introducing our new Bnot Sherut, Chavi Rothner & Rachel Patinkin.

MISHMAR: Thursday night Mishmar is continuing all summer.

Beit Midrash for Women: Yael Shachak’s class meets on Wednesdays at 1 PM at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford. We will be learning about the Tanaim from the time of the "Churban" of the Second Temple. All are welcome to attend.


FIRST MEETING: The first women's division meeting and activity this past Sunday were a huge success! We had a great turnout and a fun time creating stunning fall floral arrangements under the instruction of seasoned pro Elisheva Heit. Much thanks to Elisheva for her patience and know-how! Also, a huge thank you to our women's division co-chairs for all of their hard work on this fabulous event. We look forward to a great year!

ROSH HASHANAH GREETINGS: This year the Women's Division will be making a booklet of your Rosh Hashanah greetings. A single name or family name is only $5 and a family name with all of your children's names is only $10. Please submit your names and payment, made payable to the Women's Division, by September 10th.

KOL HaNA'ARIM TALIT 2012, 5773: The Talit, sponsored by the Young Israel Women’s Division, is a special part of Simchat Torah services that is held over the heads of the children during their Aliyah. To have your child’s or grandchild’s name added to the talit this year please send their name(s) in writing to Bonnie Drazen at or drop them in the mail along with payment of $18 per name to 8135 Amherst (63130). Payment and names are due no later than Wednesday, September 5th. Any questions, please contact Bonnie at 727-3967.


ST LOUIS KOLLEL LABOR DAY BBQ: Monday, September 3rd, at Villa Park, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Your choice of lunch including a bag of chips and a soda: Steak Sub - $9, Hot Dog - $3.50, Burger - $3.50. Inflatable for children - $1.00. Adult Wiffle Ball Tournament!

Ohr Pesia Women’s Torah Learning Program: Elul term starts next week. Classes are with Mrs Tova Greenblatt, Mrs Esti Zuravin, Mrs Pnina Nitusn. To register or for more info, contact Sarah Glazer, 314-943-0478 or Stacy Kass, 314-630-6991 or go to

AISH SPEAKER: Lori Palatnik, world renowned speaker author and force behind the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, presents"Testing 1,2,3: How to Pass Life's Challenges with Flying Colors!" Experience this amazing opportunity to learn and be inspired by one of the world's most dynamic women. Date: Wednesday, September 12th at 7:30 pm. Location: JCC Arts & Education Building. Cost: $5 suggested donation. RSVP: or 314-862-2474. Co-Sponsored by Aish HaTorah and Nishmah.

YACHAD BIRTHRIGHT TRIP: An amazing opportunity is available for individuals with special needs ages 18-25 who have never been on a formal educational trip to Israel before. There will be a Birthright trip from Dec. 30, 2012-Jan. 10, 2013. This 10-day trip is completely free, except for transportation to and from New York. Please contact Debbie Garbow at or 314-863-0070 if you are interested in this trip.

FHA ONGOING FUNDRAISER: The FHA is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels. Visit Questions? Contact Vicki Isakow at

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at the home of Bobbi Gibli, 2 Delcrest Court, #204, Sundays @ 9:15 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.


SR NCSY KICK-0FF: With St Louis, Kansas City and Memphis at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, September 2-3, for grades 9-12. Contact Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279.


Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

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

Beit Midrash for Women: Wednesdays at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford, at 1:00 pm, beginning Aug. 29th.

Mishmar learning: Thursdays at Young Israel at 8:30 pm.

Bnei Akiva: On break until fall.

Bnot Sherut - If you would like to host a meal, please contact Debbie Schuman at 314-727-3123.


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)