Young Israel of St. Louis


15 SHEVAT 5773 – 21 SHEVAT 5773




Friday January 25th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:57 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                  4:55 pm

Saturday, January 26th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                  8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                   9:43 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                            4:05 pm

Mincha                                                             4:50 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                        4:50 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                    5:59 pm

* Pre-Mincha Shiur:

Unlocking the Mystery of Midrash Methodology:

The Biblical Roots of Midrashic ‘stories’.


NOTE: Please note that next Shabbat morning, Feb 2, davening returns to a 9:00 am start time.

Kiddush: Kiddush is sponsored by Herbert and Shirley Fredman, in honor of their grandson Binyamin's Bar Mitzvah.


Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored Charles & Lorraine Landy to commemorate the yahrtzeits of their fathers, Barney Landy and Hertzel Yellin.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                             6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                              6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                 5:00 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 Ron & Donna Fredman on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Binyamin. Mazal Tov and welcome to grandparents Herbert and Shirley Fredman, and to the Fredman family and friends from Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Detroit, Cincinnati, Chesterfield, and Yerushalayim.

Mazal Tov to Dror & Dana Sheleg who were married this week in our Shul.

Our condolences to Shlomit Jessel, who was one of the first Sherut Leumi Shlichot in St Louis, on the passing of her mother, Tzippy Jessel, in Israel. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Amir & Michelle Wolfe who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, January 26th, at 7:00 pm. Sponsorships are $36.

TU B’SHEVAT “TOUR” OF ISRAEL: Co-sponsored by Young Israel, Bais Abe, and TMK, 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. Tu B’Shevat refreshments will be served.

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

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER:Save the date – 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.

SHUL SURVEY: Thank you to everyone who completed their survey. 66% of our members responded; this is a great response rate and we greatly appreciate the time you took to provide us your input. More details to come on the next steps and results.

PARENT - CHILD HEBREW STORYTIME: At Young Israel on Thursday mornings, February 7 – March 14, 9:30 – 10:15 am. A fun way to expose your children to the Hebrew language or reinforce what they already know through an exciting program led by visiting Israeli storytellers. The program is intended for children 2-5 (siblings welcome). Cost: $18 – for all 6 sessions. To sign up, email or call Kate Friedman at 314-692-8184.


Women’s Division “Frumba” Class:The first Women Only Frumba class will take place on February 2nd in the Social Hall at 7:30. Please contact Bryna Kandel at 569-5001 or if you would like to reserve a place in the class. The first class is free.

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.


EHA STRATEGIC PLANNING: EHA has updated its Website ( with a Strategic Planning page that will house information, documents, and emerging ideas. You are welcome to check the site often to stay in-the-know. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please submit your e-mail address to or call 314-373-7534.

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.

BASKETBALL MATCH: Wednesday, Jan 30, 7:30 pm at the EHA gym, between BYHS and MTI.

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; $12 for non members and siblings 8 and up. RSVP's are a must! Please contact Debbie Garbow at 863-0070 or

CAMP NESHER: There will be an information session with Jeff Braverman, Director of Camp Nesher, a modern orthodox sleep-away camp for children entering 3rd - 11th grade, Sunday, February 3rd, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm at the home of Mindee and Zev Fredman, 8191 Stratford. Please RSVP to Visit for additional detail.

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 Oneg – Jan 25, 8:30 – 10:00 pm at the Chervitz home, 7816 Cornell.

·                                                                                                                                             Shoreshet Game Night and Pizza Making – For all girls grades 9-12. A night of fun, games and pizza making. Sat night, Jan 26, 8:00 -10:00 pm at the Meisel home, 898 Alanson Dr.

·                                                                                                                                             3 on 3 Basketball – Sr NCSY joins with the Saturday Night Aleksey Basketball, Sat night, Jan 26, for a multitude of 3 on 3 games. The fun starts at EHA Gym from 7:30-9:30pm. This event is open to boys in grades 8-12.

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.


Jewish Student Union (JSU) GALA, INSPIRE A JEWISH TOMORROW! March 9, 2013 at the Coronado Room at 7:45 pm for hors d'oeuvres & cocktails, followed by dinner. Honorees are Michael and Carol Staenberg, with special tribute to Rick Kodner and Gail Brody. JSU will also be inaugurating the Meira Bresler Riemer Scholarship Fund. For more information or to make reservations or a donation, visit or contact Event Chairpersons Danielle & Eldad Bialecki or Melanie & Dan Winograd at

JSU serves more than 700 teens in 11 high schools in the St. Louis area.


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Beit Midrash Learning: Mon. @ Young Israel 8 - 9:30 pm.

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: Beginning this Sunday, Jan 27 through May 10 at Young Israel. Cost $150/mother-daughter pair.

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. Guest speakers will be Rabbi Moshe Aberman, Rosh HaKollelim of Torah MiTzion International, and Rabbi Baruch Weintraub, Sgan Rosh Kollel of Torah MiTzion Toronto, with a guest violin performance by Pnina Weintraub.


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)