Young Israel of St. Louis

SHABBAT MAY 11TH, 2013 – FRIDAY MAY 17TH, 2013

24 IYAR 5773 – 1 SIVAN 5773

PARSHAT BAMIDBAR                                           SHAVUOT



Friday May 10th

Candle Lighting                                                 7:44 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 11th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:25 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur - Pirkei Avot                         6:35 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       6:35 pm

Mincha                                                             7:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:45 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsors invited


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday,                                                          6:30 am

Tuesday, Friday                                                6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv: Sunday, Monday                     7:50 pm


Shavuot Times                                                  see below




Tuesday, May 14th

Candle Lighting                                                 7:48 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:50 pm

Tikun Leil Shavuot:                                       see attached

Wednesday, May 15th

Vatikin                                                             5:20 am

Netz HaChama (sunrise)                                   5:49 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:24 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:50 pm

Candle Lighting – no earlier than                     8:49 pm

Thursday, May 16th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:23 am

Drasha/Yizkor                                                  10:30 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – Prof Nechama Price           6:30 pm

Mincha                                                             7:50 pm

Yom Tov Ends                                                 8:50 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

                                                                                                הרב יונה בן הינדל

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                יהודה זאב בן אסתר

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                יוסף ליפא בן פרידא

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                        נעמי 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

Chana Tova Poupko                                                               חנה טובה בת אסתר שושנה


ONEG SHABBAT: for Sr NCSY at the Meisel home, 898 Alanson Dr, at 9:45 pm.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Zvi & Angela Tannenbaum who are the ushers this Shabbat for the youth groups.

GUEST SPEAKER: We are happy to announce that Prof Nechama Price will be speaking twice during her visit to St Louis. There will be a pre-mincha shiur the second day of Yom Tov, Thursday May 16th, at shul. The topic will be “What Did We Do Wrong? We Didn't Order the Code Red!” This shiur is about why Elimelech, Machlon and Kilyon die in the first perek of Megilat Ruth. The second time will be a women’s only shiur on Shabbat, May 18th, at the home of Adinah Raskas, 722 Brittany Lane, at 4:30 pm. The topic will be: “Behind Closed Doors: Sexuality - A Torah Perspective”.

CELEBRATE YOM YERUSHALAYIM: Motzei Shabbat, May 11th, at the Koshner home, 7941 Gannon, at 9:30 pm.MULTI MEDIA PRESENTATION: SECRETS OF IR DAVID. And of course, refreshments.

TIKUN LEIL SHAVUOT: We are offering sponsorship opportunities this year to help make Shavuot special. Please contact the office to sponsor one of the shiurim for $72 or help sponsor the refreshments for $36. Thank you!

ICE CREAM PARTY: The Annual Shavuot Ice Cream Party at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, will be on the first day of Yom Tov, Wednesday, May 15th, 4:30-6:00 pm.

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER: Sunday May 19th, honoring Dr Danny & Sara Wachsstock and our Distinguished Service Awardee, Dr Hilton Price.

GRAD KIDDUSH: We want to honor ALL of our graduates, grades 8 and above, at a Kiddush, Shabbat June 8th. In order to do this, we need sponsors. We also need your graduate's names if they attend a school other that EHA or BYHS. This also includes grads from universities. Please contact Sara Greene at 726-6255 or


SHAVUOT TAKE-OUT AUCTION: Thank you to all of our Chefs and all of our bidders for a very successful Shavuot Take-Out Auction. Thank you to our chairperson, Anita Feigenbaum. Special Thank you to Danny Wachsstock for his computer expertise. Without him this event would not have transpired.


THIRTY-ONE ONLINE PARTY: MAY 1-14: Looking for a special gift for mother's day, teacher appreciation, or just a little something special for yourself? Visit, go to "my parties" and then "Epstein Hebrew Academy" and check out these great gifts. 10% of your purchase will be donated back to FHA. For every $31.00 you spend, pick out a thermal item for 1/2 price! Interested in hosting a thirty-one party? Email us at and find out how.

MABELS LABELS IS BACK!: To order personalized labels please go to A portion of your purchase will be donated to FHA.

Community News

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.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: At the home of Jan Adelman, 8032 Amherst, Sundays through June 23rd at 9:15 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 314 863-5438. The Tehillim hotline (names and updates) is: 314 995 7119.


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

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


Jr NCSY goes to the ballgame:Open to all 5th-8th graders. Come spend the afternoon with friends and watch the Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Enjoy an array of kosher hot dogs, sandwiches, etc. at the new kosher kiosk. That game is Kids High Sports Socks Day for “High Socks Sunday”. All kids age 15 and younger, with a ticket, will receive a pair of high sports socks. Date: May 19th Cost: $21 Limited number of tickets. To RSVP contact Rabbis Mike or Gershie at 314-498-6279 or 310-623-7630. by May 13thor visit the JR NCSY Facebook Group.


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Beit Midrash Learning: Mon. @ YI, 8 - 9:30 pm.

Beit Midrash for Women: 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: Final party Sunday, May 12th, at 12:00 pm, in the Young Israel Social Hall.

Closing snif for Bnei Akiva:June 8th for madrichim and chanichim.

Farewell Party for Shachaks: Thursday, June 6th, 5:30pm at Bais Abraham Cong.

Farewll Party for Chavi & Rochel: Sunday June 9th.


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)