Young Israel of St. Louis

SHABBAT MARCH 16th, 2013 – FRIDAY MARCH 22ND, 2013

5 NISAN 5773 – 11 NISAN 5773



Girl Scout Troop 4198 & Daisy Troop 103, in honor of Girl Scout Shabbat.

Rabbi Avi & Sherri Bloch in honor of the birth of their new granddaughter, Esther Leeba Anton.

The board of Epstein Hebrew Academy is proud to sponsor the announcements in honor of the renewal of Rabbi Greene's contract and the significant progress being made in the strategic planning process.

Friday March 15th

Candle Lighting                                                 6:51 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 6:50 pm

Saturday, March 16th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 10:11 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             5:40 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:40 pm

Mincha                                                             6:40 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   7:51 pm

Kiddush:Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am



Mincha/Maariv:                                                6:55 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

Marvin Pack                                                                           מנחם בן בתיה

Melvin Zuhler                                                                         מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                יהודה בן סלתן

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                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 Rabbi Jeffrey & Yocheved Bienenfeld on the birth of a grandson, Hillel Yerucham, born to Saralea & Eliyahu Dershowitz in Israel.


Our condolences to Adam Lubchansky and the entire Lubchansky family on the passing of Adam's grandmother, Marilyn Lubchansky.


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

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 Hebrew and English names to Judy, and 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.

SHABBAT HaGADOL DRASHA: Next week, March 23rd, at 5:20pm.


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 by Tuesday, March 19th. Please make checks payable to the Women’s Division.


SHMURA MATZA PICK-UP: Orders will be ready for pick-up Tuesday during regular office hours. An additional pick-up time will be Tuesday night after Maariv.

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 2013 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: 3/17, 3/24. 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.


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.

PRE-PESACH BBQ: at BYHS girls’s school, Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30-7:00 pm. $10/plate. PRE-ORDERS ONLY. Order deadline is Tuesday at noon. Order via email at For more info or to order by phone, call 314-872-8701

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

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.

FHA FUNDRAISER AT GOKUL: Sunday, March 24 from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm. Take a break from your Pesach preparations and stop by for a kosher Indian buffet, $12.99 (ages 9 – adult) and $5.99 (ages 3-8). Just mention Epstein while dining at GOKUL and the school will receive a percentage of your purchase.

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.

MAOS 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 Maos Chitim can be mailed to the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, 4 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.

FABRIC ART by BERTA: Rent a handmade chuppa for your simcha from Berta Goldgaber. When you rent a 70” x 70” chuppa, Berta will make a donation to Young Israel. Contact Berta at 314-725-7499 or

COMMUNITY-WIDE YOM HaSHOAH PROGRAM: Sunday, April 7th at Congregation B’nai Amoona, at 4:00 pm. The program is entitled “Voices From the Holocaust”. For more information, contact the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center at 314-442-3714 or email

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: If anyone at Young Israel would like to be added to the google groups list so that they can be a part of the Neighborhood Watch program, please contact Nikki at


NCSY welcomes Chaim and Tzivia Zimmerman and family who are visiting from Cleveland NCSY.

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

·                                                                                                                                             Latte and Learning – Wednesday nights at Starbucks on Hanley and Wydown, 7:30 pm.

·                                                                                                                                             Sr Oneg Shabbat – Meisel home, 898 Alanson Dr, 9:30 pm

·                                                                                                                                             Skyzone – for both, Jr & Sr NCSY ($11/person), Sunday, March 17th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm.


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 17th 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)