Young Israel of St. Louis


2 TEVET 5773 – 8 TEVET 5773

PARSHAT MIKETZ                                                  SHABBAT CHANUKAH     



Friday December 14th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:23 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:20 pm

Saturday, December 15th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Teen Minyan                                                    9:30 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:35 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur

Mincha                                                             4:10 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:10 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:23 pm


Kiddush: Murray & Eva Gail Bresler and Steve Pudles invite everyone to join them for Kiddush in honor of their precious granddaughter, Meira Nechama, daughter of Alex & Michal Pudles, and great-granddaughter of Sidney & Rita Bresler, Eileen Berger, and Dr. Sheldon Berger.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Mickey & Rose Ann Ariel to commemorate the yahrtzeits of Mickey's mother and father, Beverly and Larry Ariel.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                4:25 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

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 Chagai & Ziva Adler on the birth of their first granddaughter, born on 29 Kislev 5773, fifth candle of Chanukah, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mazal Tov to the proud parents, Ilan & Shalhevet Adler, from Tel Aviv and grandparents, Meir & Batya Reinman, from Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Yehudah & Rivkah Reichler on the upsherin of their son, Shayah. Everyone is invited to the Reichler home, 8037 Delmar, on Sunday, December 16th, at 10:30 am for the simcha.

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.


ONEG SHABBAT: for JR NCSY’ers at the Koshner home, 7944 Gannon Ave, 7:30 pm.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Sara Greene who is the usher this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, December 15th, at 6:30 pm. Sponsorships are $36. This week is sponsored by Rabbi Avi & Sara Greene in honor of the birthday of their daughter, Shoshi.

NEW TALLITIM: The Shul wants to thank Jackie & Alan Gerson and Adinah & Heschel Raskas for donating new tallitim to our Shul. We are looking to replace all of the worn tallitim with new ones from Israel. If you are traveling to Israel, please consider bringing back a tallit for the Shul. For more information, please contact Joel Garbow.

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

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER: Thank you to Jackie Oppenheimer and Jessie Lefton for chairing this year's dinner honoring Danny & Sara Wachsstock, and Distinguished Service Award Recipient Dr. Hilton Price. Please contact Jackie or Jessie if you are interested in helping with the event.


CHANUKAH MELAVE MALKA: We wish to thank everyone who made this a wonderful evening. Chairs: Jackie Oppenheimer and Roz Hirschhorn. Kitchen: Bonnie Goldmeier, Judy Hellman, Bryna Kandel, and Anna Rose Tendler. Set-up: Stan Beil, Anita Feigenbaum, Diane Fredman, Rabbi Avi Greene, Sara Greene, Leah Howard, Phyllis Sadwin and Sara Wachsstock. Special thanks to Rabbi Shulman for all of his 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.


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.


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 near 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). To register by Friday Dec 21st, or if you have questions, contact

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.


SR NCSY CONCLAVE SKI WEEKEND - Don't miss out on SR NCSY's Conclave Shabbaton.  Come join 250 teens from all over the midwest for a long weekend of skiing, snowboarding, good food, great friends and a surprise Saturday night activity, Dec. 26-31st.  Scholarships Available.  Limited spaces. RSVP today at or call Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279

·                                                                                                                                            Dec. 15 - Shoreshet NIGHT LIGHTS HUNT at the Zoo at 6:30 pm.

·                                                                                                                                            Dec. 15 – Sr. NCSY 3 on3 Bball Tournament at EHA at 6:30 pm-8 pm.

·                                                                                                                                            Shoreshet- Pizza and Parsha - Every Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the NCSY office.

·                                                                                                                                            Latte and Learning - Every Wednesday night at Starbucks on Hanley and Wydown at 7:30 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)