Young Israel of St. Louis


9 TEVET 5773 – 15 TEVET 5773



Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jackie’s father, Victor Feldman.

Friday December 21st

Candle Lighting                                                 4:26 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:25 pm

Saturday, December 22nd

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 no shuir this week

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:32 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:26 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by David & Jill Mogil to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jill’s father, Saul Mirowitz.



Weekly Shacharit

Sunday – Fast Day                                           see below

Monday                                                           6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday – Legal Holiday                                  8:00 am

Wednesday                                                      6:40 am

Thursday                                                          6:30 am

Friday                                                              6:40 am


Sunday December 23rd – Asarah B’Tevet

Fast begins                                                       5:51 am

Shacharit                                                          8:00 am

Chatzot                                                            12:01 pm

Mincha                                                             4:10 pm

Fast Ends                                                         5:27 pm


Mincha/Maariv:                                                4:30 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

STONE DEDICATION: For Rabbi Jonathan Zeffren will take place Friday morning, December 28th, 11:00 am at the Beis HaMedrash Hagadol Cemetery at Price and Ladue.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Zvi & Angela Tannenbaum who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, December 22nd, at 6:30 pm. Sponsorships are $36.

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.


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.

THANK YOU: to Aviva Needle for the creative flyer that she made for the Chopstix fund raiser.


TUTTI FRUTTI FOR FHA: Come to Tutti Frutti on December 25th, from 12-8 pm and mention Epstein Hebrew Academy.  A percentage of your purchase will help support the parent organization, Friends of the Hebrew Academy.

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

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.


GUEST SPEAKER: On Sunday evening, December 30 there will be a shiur at the Agudah given by Rabbi Menachem Nissel from Eretz Yisroel, author of Rigshei Lev on Tefilla and close friend of Rabbi Jonathan Zeffren זצ''ל in commemoration of Rabbi Zeffren’s first yahrtzeit. Rabbi Nissel will begin speaking promptly at 7:30 pm, speaking on “The Joy of Prayer”. The shiur is open to men and women.

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). If you have questions, contact

SUPPORT TOMCHEI SHABBOS! Non-perishable food items are needed to stock our shelves. Drop off boxes are available in schools and shuls.  Items can also be picked up at your home.  Call Block Yeshiva Girls at 872-8701 or Meryl Hartstein at 725-1192 to arrange pick up.

 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. 26-31.  Scholarships available.  Limited spaces. RSVP today at or call Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279

·                                                                                                                                             Shoreshet- No Shoreshet this week.

·                                                                                                                                             Latte and Learning – No Latte & Learning this week.


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.


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)