Young Israel of St. Louis


8 SHEVAT 5773 – 14 SHEVAT 5773



Rabbi Moshe & Baila Shulman and Joel & Debbie Garbow in honor of the engagement of their children, Shmuli & Tamar

Jacob & Natalie Sukhodolsky to thank the community for their overwhelming support doing this time of loss.

David & Sharon Pollack to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Sharon’s father, Joel Bolker.

Friday January 18th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:50 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  4:50 pm

Saturday, January 19th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                  8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                   9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                            3:55 pm

Mincha                                                             4:40 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        4:40 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                    5:51 pm

* Pre-Mincha Shiur:

Unlocking the Mystery of Midrash Methodology:

The Biblical Roots of Midrashic ‘stories’.


NOTE: Please note that Shabbat morning davening returns to a 9:00 am start time beginning on Shabbat Feb. 2nd.

Kiddush: Kiddush is co-sponsored by Hessie & Barry Needle and family, and Adinah & Heschel Raskas and family, in memory of their fathers Harry (Aryeh) Needle and Max (Mordechai) Waltuch, whose yahrzeits are on the 23rd of Shevat. (They both died in the same year.) Both fathers were very active in the Epstein Hebrew Academy.


Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Yehuda & Batya Abramson-Goldstein to commemorate the yahrtzeits of Yehuda's parents, Benjamin & Dorothy Goldstein.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                              6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                 4:55 pm




Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Dr. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

Dr Maurice Sonnenwirth                                                        משה יוסף בן רייזא

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 Bernie & Mariam Weisel on the engagement of their son Joshua to Gavriella Brimm of Chicago.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Amiel & Izzy Rosenbloom and Danny & Sara Wachsstock on the engagement of their children, Aharon and Davita.

Mazal Tov to Teddy & Shirley Zeffren on the recent marriage of their granddaughter, Miriam Polsky, daughter of Simcha & Shana Polsky, to Yossi Schultz.

Rabbi Moshe & Baila Shulman and Joel & Debbie Garbow invite the community to a L’Chaim to celebrate the engagement of their children, Shmuli & Tamar, this Saturday night, January 19th, at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, at 8:00 pm. We also welcome Grandma & Grandpa Garbow; Uncle Ira and Auntie Bonnie Sender; and Auntie Ellen and cousin Gabriella Howse, who are visiting for Shabbat.

Mr & Mrs John Goldson, together with Rabbi & Mrs Yonason Goldson, invite the community to a L'Chaim to celebrate the engagement of their son, Yaakov, to Amanda Cooperberg, Sunday evening, January 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Club West Room in the Gatesworth (West Wing Entrance).


THANK YOU: Thank you to Jonty & Juli Ann Felsher who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, January 19th, at 6:45 pm. Sponsorships are $36.

AIPAC POLICY CONVENTION 2013: March 3-5, Washington DC. Join Rabbi Shulman and fellow members: Alan & Jackie Gerson, Dr. Dorit Daphna-Iken, Andy and Aaron Koshner, David & Jill Mogil, and David & Sharon Pollack. It’s not too late to sign up! For more information please contact AIPAC at 323-937-1184.

Membership Survey: Thank you to everyone who has already completed the membership survey. If you have not yet received a survey, please contact Adam at or 314-726-2163.

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER:The new date for the dinner is May 19th. This year we are honoring Danny & Sara Wachsstock, and Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Dr. Hilton Price. Please contact Jackie Oppenheimer or Jessie Lefton if you are interested in helping with the dinner.


Women’s Division “Frumba” Class:If you would be interested in a women’s only Zumba class Motzei Shabbat, taught by a certified instructor, please contact Bryna at 569-5001 or, If you have questions about the class itself, please contact Aliza Jaffee at 847-650-6202 or

CALENDARS: The new calendars have arrived. Pick up is during regular office hours, or call Judy at 314-727-1880 to make alternate arrangements.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: YI Women’s Division is once again creating beautiful Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. Forms were mailed this week. Please return your form and check, payable to the Women’s Division, to the office by February 11th.

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.


TUTTI FRUTTI: Stop by on January 22 between 12-8 pm & drop your receipt in the box next to the register. A portion of your purchase will go towards FHA.

MEZUZAH Making: FHA and the PTA of Saul Mirowitz Community Day School present glass mezuzah making with artist Batya Rich on Feb. 3 at 1:00 pm at Epstein Hebrew Academy. The cost is $40.00 per mezuzah. For more info, or to RSVP by Jan 30th, please contact FHA@EHA.ORG.

EHA RAFFLE: Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. 1st Prize: 4 round-trip tickets to Disney World Drawing will be at the Super Bowl Party on Feb 3rd. For tickets, call Anna Rose Tendler at 314-275-8148. All proceeds go to the EHA Strategic Planning Process.

EHA SUPER BOWL(ing) SUNDAY: Feb 3rd, Olivette Bowling Lanes, 4:45 pm until the end of the game. Bowling, fun, festivities, and dinner. $15/adult and $10/ child (under10 years). Walk-in costs are $18/adult and $13/child. Reservations must be made by Jan 30th to Questions? Call Bonnie at 314-503-2792. All proceeds go to the EHA Strategic Planning Process.

3rd ANNUAL BYHS TRIVIA NIGHT: February 2nd, 7 pm, 1146 N. Warson Rd. $20/person Beer, soda and snacks included, (no outside food or drink). Prizes will be awarded for the top 2 teams. Call or email Karen at 314-442-6737 or with questions or to make reservations.

Achashverosh's Palace: Exciting casino night with prizes, delicious food, and a silent auction on Sunday night, February 17, 6:00 PM at Clayton High School (1 Mark Twain Circle). Proceeds to benefit Block Yeshiva Athletics; Honorary Chairman - Don Makovsky. $50 per person; advance reservations required. Pay by credit card at, or call the Block Girls School at 872-8701, or e-mail for more info.


Yachad St. Louis: A member of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, welcomes all members, siblings and friends of members to bowling and a Tu B'Shvat program on Sunday, January 27, 5-6:30 pm, at the Olivette Bowling Lanes. Participants will compete in an "Iron Chef" fruit salad competition in honor of Tu B'Shvat. The cost is $8 for members and $12 for siblings 8 and up and non members. RSVP's are a must! Contact Debbie Garbow at 863-0070 or

TOMCHEI SHABBOS COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE!!  Bags will be distributed Feb. 8 and picked up Feb. 15. All shuls and schools are included! To help with distribution and/or pick-up, call Merle Hartstein at 725-1192 or Jackie Oppenheimer at 997-6924.

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- 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.

Jr. Midwinter Shabbaton in Chicago: Feb 1st – 3rd, registration is $145. Lots of cool raffle prizes including an iPad Mini and a Special Surprise Guest. Scholarships are available. For info, contact Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279.


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.

Ruth Fredman Bat Mitzvah Program: Jan 27 through May 10 at Young Israel. Cost $150/ mother-daughter pair.

TU B’SHEVAT “TOUR” OF ISRAEL: Saturday night, Jan 26th, 8:00 pm at Young Israel. See the new phenomena of Israel through a media virtual tour with Boaz Shachak, your tour guide.

SAVE THE DATE:TMK 10th Anniversary Gala Saturday, Feb. 9th, 8:00 pm, at the Clayton High School Commons, in memory of Sally Oberlander z"l and honoring the multigenerational contribution of the Oberlander (Mark and Bunny, Michael and Sima) and Medow (Bobby and Chelle) families. The Service Awardee this year is Chagai Adler.


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)