Young Israel of St. Louis


23 SIVAN 5773 – 29 SIVAN 5773

PARSHAT SHELACH                                   SHABBAT MEVORCHIM


Sponsored Anonymously

Friday May 31st

Candle Lighting                                                 8:02 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 1st

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:19 am

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:30 – 6:30 pm

Pre-Mincha Shiur - Pirkei Avot                         6:50 pm

Mincha                                                             7:50 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   9:02 pm


Kiddush: Sponsored by Chaim and Freda Shiel to celebrate the engagement of their granddaughter, Sheera, to Yair, and the graduations of Sheera from Touro College and Yonatan from Epstein Hebrew Academy, and to welcome Sean and Tara.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 8:05 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


Mazal Tov to Rabbi Amiel & Dr. Isabel Rosenbloom, Dr. Danny & Sara Wachsstock and George & Shira Oberkirsch on the upcoming marriage of their children, Aharon and Davita.

Mazal Tov to Bernie & Mariam Weisel on the upcoming marriage of their son, Joshua, to Gavriella Brimm of Chicago.

Mazal Tov to Pesach & Allison Zaromb on the birth of a son. The Shalom Zachor will be at their home, 8289 Tulane, at 9:30 pm.

Mazal Tov to Eldad Bialecki on receiving the Ohev Torah Award at this year’s St Louis Kollel Jewish Unity Live.

David & Roz Hirschhorn invite everyone to a L’Chaim open house at their home, 835 Swarthmore, on Sunday, June 2nd, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, to celebrate the engagement of their daughter, Sheera, to Yair, son of Rabbi Gary & Beaty Menchel of West Hempstead, NY.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Rael & Suzanne Sundy who are the ushers this Shabbat for the youth groups.

COMMUNITY LECTURE – THIS WEDNESDAY: Rabbi Yonah Reiss, newly appointed Av Beit Din of the CRC, on Wednesday, June 5th, at Young Israel, at 8:00 pm. Topic: Rabbinic Authority vs. Personal Autonomy: Finding the Balance. Co-sponsored by Young Israel of St Louis and Chabad of Greater St Louis. (additional Mincha before the program begins at 7:45 pm)

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 graduates’ 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

NEFESH B’NEFESH WEDDING CONTEST: Jason Ast, son of Dr. Marty & Barbara Ast, will be making aliya this summer after he gets married, and he and his fiancé, Andrea Surasky, are part of a Nefesh B'Nefesh Wedding contest for young couples making aliya. The couple with the most votes wins $10,000 to help start their lives together in Israel and there are only about 15 couples in the contest. You can vote once from each email address that you have. The voting continues through June 30th. The link to vote is:\l.


EHA GRADUATION: Epstein Hebrew Academy graduation will be Sunday, June 2nd, at Young Israel, at 7:30 pm.

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

TIE DYE DAY FOR MOORE, OK: Have a fun morning at EHA on Sunday, June 2nd, 9-11 am, and raise money for the Briarwood & Plaza Towers Elementary Schools that were hit by the tornado in Moore, OK. Bring your own item to tie dye or buy one there. Cost: $10/person or $25/family. Snacks will be available for purchase. Questions? Call 314-994-7856.

BYHS SPORTS BANQUET: The 2013 Block Yeshiva Sports Banquet will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, at the Block Girls School, featuring hot dogs from Romanian Sausage Co. Cost: $25/person. Advance reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by clicking the sports banner at

BYHS GRADUATION: Block Yeshiva High School graduation will be on Monday, June 10th at the U. City Shul, at 7:30 pm.

Community News

ST LOUIS KOLLEL JEWISH UNITY LIVE 2013: Sunday June 9th, 7:30 pm, at the Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar – Central West End. Tickets: $50/person. For more info, contact the St Louis Kollel at 314-726-6047.

CHESS CLASSES AND CHESS CAMP: Chess classes will be held in June and July at Young Israel and chess camp will be held at BYHS in June and August. Please contact Aleksey Kazakevich at for fees or to register.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: Tomchei Shabbos cards, including our Diamant Meat Fund cards, make great acknowledgments of birthdays, anniversaries, yahrzeits, or thank-you’s! 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.


JSU End of Year and Goodbye to the Meisels BBQ: Calling all JSU teens. Come celebrate the ending of another great year of JSU and sadly say goodbye to Rabbi Gershie and Tzippy who are moving to Chicago. Tuesday, June 4th, at Irv Zeid Park, 9100 Old Bonhomme, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

JSU Matching Grant: We are coming to the end of the matching grant campaign. JSU is only $15,430 short of the $60,000 target to earn the grant. Please consider making a one-time special gift to enable JSU to earn this game changing grant. For more information or to make a gift please contact Harvey Iken - (314) 368-9464, Rabbi Mike - 314-498-6279, or visit and donate on line.

Thank you.


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.

Closing snif for Bnei Akiva:June 8th for madrichim and chanichim. Meet at Young Israel at 5pm and then seudah shlishit at Kaufman Park. Pick up at Kaufman Park at 7pm.

Farewell Party for Shachaks: Thursday, June 6th, 5:30pm at Bais Abraham Cong. RSVP for the dinner by May 29th. See attached flyer for details of the dinner, the Farewell Tribute Book, and the Tribute Photo Show.

Farewell 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)