Young Israel of St. Louis


27 ADAR 5773 – 4 NISAN 5773



Bryna Kandel in honor of Alan’s birthday.

Friday March 8th

Candle Lighting                                                 5:44 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:45 pm

Saturday, March 9th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:17 am

Post Kiddush Discussion - Rabbi Steven Weil (see flyer)           Noon

Pre-Mincha Shiur - Rabbi Steven Weil (see flyer)          4:30 pm

Mincha                                                             5:35 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:45 pm

Kiddush: in honor of Rabbi Weil’s visit to St Louis.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday – in beit midrash                                 8:00 am

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday                             6:30 am

Wednesday, Friday                                          6:40 am


Rosh Chodesh Nisan                                        Tuesday, March 12th


Mincha/Maariv:                                                6:50 pm



We proudly welcome our Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union.  Please see attached flyer for full program details.





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


THANK YOU: Thank you to the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5). This week, March 9th, at 7:30 pm (note time) is the last week of the season. This week’s learning is being sponsored anonymously.

AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE 2013 YOUNG ISRAEL DELEGATION:Special Ye'yasher Kochachem to our Young Israel Synagogue Delegation at AIPAC Policy Conference 2013.  We had 18 individuals, including 7 students, participate as part of our delegation this year, an outstanding achievement for our first effort.  Thank you to our delegates: Jackie & Alan Gerson, Dr Dorit Dapha-Iken, Andy Koshner, David & Jill Mogil, Myra Peskin, David & Sharon Pollack, Rabbi Shulman, and our students: Andrew Adler, Ariel Baron, Shira Feen, David Iken, Aaron Koshner, Alex Peskin, Yael Simon, together with Rabbi Gershie Meisel. Everybody who attended felt exhilarated and inspired by the experience.  Stay tuned for more information on opportunities to hear from our delegates, and to explore ways to get more involved.

RABBI’S CLASSES: The Rabbi’s second pre-Pesach halacha class will take on Monday, March 11th, at 8:00 pm.

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER: By now you should have received the letter and ad blank for this year’s dinner honoring Dr Danny & Sara Wachsstock and our Distinguished Service Awardee, Dr Hilton Price. Please return your ad to the office. Contact the office if you did not receive this info.

Shabbat Mi Sheberach List:TheShabbat Mi Shebarach list will be refreshed starting March 23rd, Shabbat HaGadol. If you would like to include a name (whether presently on the list or not), please submit both Hebrew and English names to Judy. Please indicate whether to publicize the English name on the announcements. This Shabbat list should be focused on members of the shul or their extended families.


PRE-PESACH SHABBAT MEAL FUND RAISER for the YI Women’s Division and the EHA 8th Grade. Shabbat HaGadol, Fri. 3/22, and Shabbat 3/23.  Cost per meal: $18/adult, $10/child under 10 OR both meals: $30/adult, $16/child under 10. RSVP to Barbara Strashun at or the Shul by Tuesday, March 19th. Please make checks payable to the Women’s Division.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: The Women’s Division would like to give a Special Hakorat HaTov to Moshe Adler for his help in making Esther’s Express such a success.

“Frumba” Class will be on hiatus until after Pesach.


SELLING CHOMETZ: Please contact the Rabbi to sell your chometz. Forms are available in your email, in the Beit Midrash, and in the lobby, and are due by Friday, March 22nd.

STORAGE BOXES: Please check your Shul box and Talis bag for chometz.

PESACH GUIDE: The 2012 Passover Guide from the Vaad Hoeir is now available on the Vaad’s website

VAAD TIMES: The community kashering of utensils (הגעלת כלים) will be in the Vaad parking lot, 4 Millstone Campus Drive, on Sunday, March 17th, 10 am – 6 pm and on Sunday, March 24th, 10 am - 6 pm. Kelim Mikvah: special arrangements have been made to have the Kelim Mikvah available for use (entrance by combination) on Sundays: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31/13. Please call the Vaad office for details.

TRASH DROP-OFF: A roll-off dumpster will be available again this year at the Recycling Drop-off Center, 975 Pennsylvania Avenue, from March 17 until Pesach.


BYHS BOYS TRIVIA & BASKETBALL: for BYHS & 8th grade boys, Sat night, March 9. Trivia: Girls School at 8:00 pm; Basketball: EHA gym at 9:30 pm. Cost: Free.

SHAIMOS COLLECTION: As a fundraiser, BYHS will be collecting shaimos on Sunday, March 17th, Noon-3 pm. Young Israel will be one of the drop-off locations. Cost: $5/shopping bag, $10/medium box or tall, white kitchen bag, and $15/large box or large, black garbage bag. For more info or to arrange a special pick-up, contact Karen Czmarko at 314-442-6737.

TOVELING FUNDRAISER: Save time by sending your new dishes, pots, etc. to be toveled by the BYHS girls. Drop your items at the girl’s school or contact Rachel Somorov at 314-721-4480 or to make other arrangements.

Community News

PRINCESS WITH PRIDE: The annual St Louis Kollel Pre-Pesach Women’s and Teens Shopping Event will be this Sunday, March 10th, 1-5 pm at Young Israel.

MTI ANNUAL DINNER: Sunday, March 10th, honoring Jon & Jody Rubin, at the St Louis Marriott West, 660 Maryville Centre Dr. Hors D’oeuvres: 5:30 pm. Dinner: 6:30 pm.

THE JOURNEY 2013: Nishmah’s pre-Pesach experience. Tuesday, March 12, at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex,5:30 pm, including musical artist, Peri Smilow.

CHESS TOURNAMENT: Sunday, March 17th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at BYHS girls’ school, 1146 N. Warson Rd. Cost: $15 ($10 for each additional sibling). For more info, contact Aleksey Kazakevich at

AISH RECEPTION: The Annual Stuart I Raskas Dessert Reception, featuring Rabbi Gav Friedman, Sunday March 17th, 7:30 pm at the Aish Firehouse. Suggested Donation: $10.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: Tomchei Shabbos cards, including our Diamant Meat Fund cards, make great acknowledgments of birthdays, anniversaries, yahrzeits, or thank-yous! To order cards, please call Jackie Gerson at 314-997-7257.

MOAS CHITIM: The Vaad Hoeir has begun its annual Rabbi Sholom Rivkin Tzedakah/Maos Chitim program to assist hundreds of families for Pesach. Checks made payable to Moas Chitim can be mailed to the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, 4 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.


·                                                                                                                                             Shoreshet - Pizza & Parsha, Tuesdays 12:15 pm, NCSY office.

·                                                                                                                                             Latte and Learning – Wednesday nights at Starbucks on Hanley and Wydown, 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. JSU serves more than 700 teens in 11 high schools in the St. Louis area.


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Beit Midrash Learning: Mon. @ YI 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: Continues this Sunday, March 10th through May 10 at Young Israel.


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)