Young Israel of St. Louis


24 KISLEV 5773 – 1 TEVET 5773

PARSHAT VAYESHEV                                 SHABBAT MEVORCHIM


Larry & Sunny Davis, in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Shoshana Berger, which they attended last week in Mt. Vernon, New York.

Robert & Barbara Strashun, in honor of Yoni’s birthday and the one year anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah!

The Young Israel Community, in honor the 18th anniversary of the Community Eruv and in honor of the original Four Musketeers: Stuart Zimbalist, Joel Garbow, Mickey Ariel and Alan Haber who have maintained it over the years.

Friday December 7th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:22 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:20 pm

Saturday, December 8th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:30 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – Rabbi Shulman *                3:25 pm

Mincha                                                             4:10 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       no Bnei Akiva this week

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:22 pm


* Pre-Mincha Shiur:

Special Pre-Chanukah Shiur


Kiddush: Sponsored by Danielle and Eldad Bialecki, “in gratitude to the YI community for the many weeks of tasty meals provided to us after the births of our 3 wonderful children.”

Seudah Shlishit: Co-sponsored by Charles & Lorraine Landy, to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Charles’ mother, Phillis Landy, and by Judy Haber, to commemorate the yahrtzeit of her mother, Edna Krombach.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday – Friday (Chanukah)                           6:30 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                4:20 pm


First Night of Chanukah                                    Saturday night, December 8th


Rosh Chodesh Tevet                                        Friday, December 14th




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

Isaac Boniuk                                                                           יצחק אייזיק בן רחל

Eric Oppenheimer                                                                   יעקב בן מרים

Marvin Pack                                                                           מנחם בן בתיה

Melvin Zuhler                                                                         מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                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

                                                                        שרה רחל בת חנה

                                                                        נעמי בת מרים

                                                                        חיה רבקה בת דבורה

                                                                        לאה בת רחל

                                                                                                רונית בת מרים

                                                                                                צביה בת בריינה

                                                                                                רחל לאה בת ייטיל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazal Tov to Teddy & Shirley Zeffren on the birth of a great-grandson, born to Hershel & Rivka Kleinman. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Simcha & Shana Polsky.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Michael & Selina Rovinsky on the birth of a granddaughter, Menucha Rus, born to Moshe & Saara Moskowitz in Providence, RI.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Gavriel & Naomi Munk on the birth of a grandson, Reuven, born to Joel & Michal Goldstein. Mazal Tov to great-grandmother Shoshana Moskovits.

L’Chaim: Elliott & Shirley Franklin invite everyone to a L’Chaim to celebrate the engagement of their daughter, Yaakova to Andrew Chaimowitz at their home, 7532 Amherst, on Sunday, December 16th, 1-4 pm.


WELCOME TO SPECIAL GUEST Smadar Akari to St. Louis this Shabbat. Smadar is the principal of Hatikva School in Elyakim, Megiddo Regional Council, sister school of Epstein Hebrew Academy.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Mike & Sima Oberlander who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) will not take place this week to allow for the Chanukah Melave Malka.  Special thanks to our anonymous donor who generously provided a gift to help support the Motzei Shabbat Parent / Child Learning program. This gift was in deep appreciation to the Shul for a wonderful and inspiring program. “Keep up the great work.”

RABBI’S CLASSES: As the Rabbi is travelling with his family to Australia this week for a family simcha, his classes will be on hiatus beginning Monday evening, Dec 10th, resuming Wednesday evening, January 2nd.  We wish him a Tzeitchem Le’shalom Uvo’achem Le’shalom.

(The Rabbi will be giving his Monday morning class on Dec 10th.  In addition, the Women’s Parsha class on Tuesday Dec 11th will be led this week by Rabbi Mintz.)

BAKING SCHEDULE: Join us on December 12th at 11:00 am for baking for our kiddushim.

YI ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE: Save your blood donations for our annual blood drive on Jan. 6, 2013. Volunteers are needed the day of the drive. Contact Judy & Bob Hellman if you can help at 314-862-8432 or

YI ANNUAL DINNER, SUNDAY, FEB 10TH, 2013. We are delighted to announce that this year’s honorees will be Dr. Danny & Sara Wachsstock, and the Community Service Awardee will be Dr. Hilton Price.  Mazal Tov!  Stay tuned for further details.


CHANUKAH MELAVE MALKA: Motzei Shabbat, December 8th, 6:45 pm.

THANK YOU: To Danny Wachsstock for the awesome Chopstix website and for all of your help.

CHAT WITH SENIORS: Contact Judy Hellman at 862-8432 to volunteer to visit with our seniors or request a visit. We welcome both male and female volunteers.


KRISPY KREME FUNDRAISER for FHA: Order your sufganiot from Angela Tannenbaum at 314-802-7710 or Gayle at EHA, at 314-994-7856 by Sunday Dec 9th.  Pick up will be Tues., Dec 11th, either at EHA 3-4 pm or Young Israel after 5 pm (specify when ordering).

GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER FOR EHA: EHA earns a percentage of every purchase, at no cost to you! Cards can be used for everything . even Chanukah gifts! Please order from the school directly, or Or order online at and make EHA the beneficiary.

BYHS BOYS SHABBAT CHANUKAH ONEG Friday December 14th, at the Oppenheimer home, 914 Albey Lane, 8:30pm. All BYHS boys, 8th grade boys, and 7th grade boys are welcome to attend.  For additional information please contact Max Oppenheimer at or 314-623-6314.

TOVELING: BYHS girls will tovel items for you as one of their chesed projects. Proceeds will fund further chesed programming. Drop off your items at the girls’ school, 1146 N. Warson Rd. For questions, contact the school at 314-872-8701. Suggested Donation: $18.

BYHS RAFFLE in partnership with the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation.  Fantastic prizes, including a grand prize of $100,000 cash! Tickets start at $18 (cash, check or credit card). Contact Karen at 314-442-6737. Purchase tickets before December 31 to be entered in an “early bird” drawing.


CHABAD MENORAH LIGHTING: Dec 8, 7 pm, at Market in the Loop at 6655 Delmar Blvd; Dec. 11, 5:30 pm, at the Lazaroff Chabad Center at 8124 Delmar Blvd; Dec. 12, 6:30 pm, at Chesterfield Mall. Free / open to the community.

ST LOUIS KOLLEL CHANUKAH FAMILY FUN: Sunday, Dec. 9th, 1-3 pm, Brunswick Zone, 8070 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, St Peters. Bowling free.  Game Cards available at the Kollel.

SUPPORT CHAI LIFELINE: During the weekend of Dec 15-16, Tutti Frutti will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to support BYHS girls running the Chai Lifeline half marathon. Dec 15, 6-11 pm and Dec 16, 12-10 pm. Please make sure you put your receipt in the box by the register!

CHECKMATE ST LOUIS CHESS WINTER CAMP: Dec. 24 – Dec. 28, 12 – 2 pm daily, at BYHS, 1146 N. Warson Rd. Cost: $80 ($40 for each additional sibling). Register by Friday, Dec 21, at

SUPPORT TOMCHEI SHABBOS! Tomchei Shabbos is in need of non-perishable food items. For cash donations, contact Rachel Lubchansky at 314-726-2163. For tribute cards, contact Jackie Gerson at 314-997-7257. If you have any questions, call Merle Hartstein at 314-725-1192.

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


NCSY thanks everyone who graciously opened their homes last week to house our NCSYers and their advisors for the Shabbaton.

·                                                                                                                                              Dec. 11 - Shoreshet's (all girls) weekly Pizza and Parsha learning at 12:15 pm in the NCSY office.

·                                                                                                                                              Dec. 12 – Sr NCSY Latkes and Learning (NCSY Chanukah party) at the Meisel home, 898 Alanson Dr, 7:30 pm

·                                                                                                                                              Dec. 15 – Teen Minyan at 9:30 pm.


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 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.

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

Bnei Akiva Chanukah Program: Sunday, Dec 16th. 2-3:30 pm at Young Israel.


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)