Young Israel of St. Louis

SHABBAT February 23RD, 2013 – FRIDAY MARCH 1ST, 2013

13 ADAR 5773 – 19 ADAR 5773

PARSHAT TETZAVEH                                             SHABBAT ZACHOR


Ruth Shanker to commemorate the yahrtzeits of her parents, Fruma Devorah and Avraham Osher Makovsky

Friday February 22nd

Candle Lighting                                                 5:29 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 23rd

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:28 am

Additional reading of Parshat Zachor                 after kiddush

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur this week

Additional reading of Parshat Zachor                 before mincha

Mincha (note earlier time)                               4:45 pm

Bnei Akiva – note special time                        4:45 – 5:45 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:30 pm

Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:No Seudah Shlishit in Shul this week.

Weekly Shacharit

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                5:35 pm


Purim Times (please see flyer for full details)

Saturday night

  Ma’ariv / Megillah Reading                             7:15 pm

  Youth Costume Parade                                   8:15 pm

  2nd Megillah Reading (Beit Midrash)                9:15 pm

  Murder Mystery                                             10:00pm

Sunday morning

  Shacharit / Megillah                                        6:30 / 8:00 am

  Megillah (Beit Midrash)                                  11:00 am

  Mincha                                                           1:40 pm

  Ma’ariv                                                          7:00 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

Marvin Pack                                                                           מנחם בן בתיה

Melvin Zuhler                                                                         מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                יהודה בן סלתן

                                                                                                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

Phyllis Franklin                                                                      פרימעט בת אסתר רייזל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazal Tov to Joan Heber on the birth of a great-grandson, born to Yehuda & Brocha Heber of Lakewood. Mazal Tov to grandparents Rabbi Dovid & Baila Heber of Baltimore.


Our condolences to Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer and family on the passing of their father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather, Eric Oppenheimer. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Ron & Donna Fredman who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING: IT’S PURIM – No Parent/Child learning this week.


Purim Shpiel for Kinderlach – Grades 2 and under. This special presentation of the Megillah story for kids will take place downstairs in PARALLEL with the main Megillah reading upstairs.

YI PURIM MURDER MYSTERY!! After the Megillah readings Motzei Shabbat, come back to Shul at 10:00 pm in themed costume (“Haman’s Mafioso now recruiting: crooks, mobsters, and gangsters welcome!”) for our YI PURIM MURDER MYSTERY!!  You don’t want to be left out!

LOST & FOUND:. Items that have been left in the Shul have been placed on the downstairs coat rack. All items not claimed by February 27th will be donated.

RABBI’S MONDAY NIGHT CLASSES: The Talmud class is cancelled for this Monday only. The 8:00 pm Halacha class will take place as usual.

GABBAI CHANGING: With deep appreciation to Ben Zeff for his 5 years of service as Gabbai, we want to inform the community that Ben will be retiring from his responsibilities as Gabbai after Pesach, in order to spend more time with his children in Shul. Ben has served the Young Israel with distinction, devotion, and outstanding mentschlechkeit during these years. We greatly appreciate all that he has done, and continues to do, both in his position as Gabbai and behind the scenes. At the same time, we are very excited to announce that Marc Chervitz has graciously agreed to take over Ben’s responsibilities, and will be working closely with Danny and Ben during this transition. We are looking forward to working with Marc, and know that he and Danny will make an equally dynamic and successful team of Shabbat Gabbaim for our Shul. We want to take this opportunity also to thank our entire esteemed Gabbaim team of Elliott Franklin, Joel Garbow, Danny Wachsstock, Ben Zeff, and now the newest member of the team, Marc Chervitz, for their steadfast and outstanding commitment to the smooth running of all our minyanim throughout the year.

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: Young Israel and NCSY are proud to host Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Steve Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, Shabbat March 9th. Details to follow.


Women’s Division “Frumba” Class:No “Frumba” class this week.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: YI Women’s Division Mishloach Manot baskets will be distributed after Megillah reading on Purim night, Feb 23rd. As part of our YI family, all members are entitled to a basket, even if they did not participate in purchasing one.

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.


New Community Creative Beit Midrash: Check out Epstein's NEW Creative Beit Midrash in collaboration with EHA, NCSY, and TMK! Open daily for the entire community and EHA students 9 - 11:30 am. Contact Rav Boaz at 314-420-8080 or to set up a chevruta or learn about one of our newly formed classes!

PURIM CARNIVAL:Purim Bash! Feb 24, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Epstein. The carnival will feature games, food, a bounce house, balloon art and more! Passes for all-you-can-play cost $5 for children age 7 and under and $10 for children age 8+. Adults are free. Lunch will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored by Bnei Akiva, EHA and NCSY.

Community News

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: The Tomchei Shabbos food drive has been a success! Non-perishable items and money donations are always welcome! To make a donation for Purim using Tomchei Shabbos cards, call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.

ANNUAL PURIM Re-Enactment PARADE: Will be on Purim, Sunday, February 24th. It will begin at the corner of Gay & Cornell at 2:00 pm and end at Saxony Ct.

THE JOURNEY 2013: Nishmah’s pre-Pesach experience. Tuesday, March 12, at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex, including musical artist, Peri Smilow. The program begins at  5:30 pm and the cost is $54. For more info, contact Sara Winkelman at 314-442-3268 or This program is for women and girls only.


·                                                                                                                                             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.


Jewish Student Union (JSU) GALA INSPIRE A JEWISH TOMORROW! March 9, 2013 at the Coronado Ballroom. Honoring Michael and Carol Staenberg, with special tribute to Rick Kodner and Gail Brody. The Meira Bresler Riemer Scholarship Fund will be inaugurated. Meira was passionately involved in inspiring the youth of both JSU and NCSY. This National fund, administered by the OU, has been established to provide these youth with opportunities to enhance their Jewish identity and love for Israel. For more information or to make reservations or a donation visit or contact Event Chairpersons Danielle and Eldad Bialecki or Melanie and Dan Winograd at JSU serves more than 700 teens in 11 high schools in the St. Louis area.

JSU AND NCSY AIPAC DELEGATES: David Bilger, Kristopher Moore, Andrew Adler, Yael Simon, Yossi Katz, Megan Dern, Emma Barg, Madeline Lapp, Sarah Casteel, Ariel Baron, David Iken.


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: Will not take place this week.


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:

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