Young Israel of St. Louis


16 TEVET 5773 – 22 TEVET 5773




Friday December 28th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:30 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 29th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:41 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur

Mincha                                                             4:20 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       no Bnei Akiva this week

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:31 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday                                                           6:30 am

Tuesday – Legal Holiday                                  8:00 am

Wednesday                                                      6:40 am

Thursday                                                          6:30 am

Friday                                                              6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                4:35 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 Mark & Barbara Drazen on the engagement of their son, Benjamin, to Catherine Hoyt.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Yonason & Sara Miriam Goldson on the engagement of their son, Yaakov, to Amanda Cooperberg of West Hempstead, NY.


Our condolences to Ed & Jan Adelman, Menachem & Leah Adelman, Mordechai & Esta Adelman, Yisroel & Rivie Adelman, and Shirley Perll and their families on the passing of their father, father-in-law, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Al Adelman. Shiva is at the home of Ed & Jan, 8032 Amherst through Wednesday morning, January 2nd. Shacharit: Friday and Wednesday at 6:40 am, and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at 8:00 am. Mincha/Maariv: Thursday at 4:30 and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday at 4:35 pm. Meals are being coordinated by Lynda Cohen and can be reached at 314-862-0025. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Sara Greene who isthe usher this week for the youth groups. We ask parents to contact Sara Greene at 310-614-1836 to let her know the weeks that they will be able to be ushers for our groups.

RABBI’S CLASSES: will be resuming Wednesday evening, January 2nd.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, December 29th, at 6:30 pm. Sponsorships are $36.

6th ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE, SUN JAN 6th, 2013, 10:00am-4:00pm: The annual St Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will once again be combined with the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Drive.  Please bring non-perishable items.  To schedule your appointment to donate blood go to (sponsor code YIJS) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments take priority.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the Shul on Motzei Shabbat and to reset it Sunday afternoon. Volunteers are also needed to work on the day of the drive. To volunteer email Judy or Bob Hellman at or call 862-8432.

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 dinner.


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 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.


MELAVE MALKA: This Motzei Shabbos (Dec. 29th) 8:15 pm, at the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jose Greenspon, 14249 Forest Crest Drive Chesterfield, MO 63017, featuring specai guest speaker Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger, noted mechanech and Dean of Valley Torah High School. Also, the raffle drawing will be held.

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.

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 Merle 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.


·                                                                                                                                             Shoreshet- No Shoreshet this week and will resume January 8th.

·                                                                                                                                             Latte and Learning – Every Wednesday night at Starbucks on Hanley and Wydown at 7:30pm – resuming January 2nd.

·                                                                                                                                             Jr. NCSY- Laser Tag - Jan. 5th at Brunswick Zone (8070 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Peters, MO 63376), from 7pm to 9pm.

·                                                                                                                                             Teen Minyan - Parshat Shmot Jan. 5th at 9:30am (YI Bait Midrash)

·                                                                                                                                             NCSY Summer Info Night - Jan 13th at 7:00pm (YI Bait Midrash). Guest Speaker: Elliot Tanzman.


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)