Young Israel of St. Louis


18 TEVET 5774 – 24 TEVET 5774



Alan & Bryna Kandel in honor of their new grandchildren, Ezra Yonatan Kandel, son of Benjamin & Yehudit Kandel, and Yael Tova Donath, daughter of Rabbi Jeremy & Shira Donath.

Suzanne, Batsheva, Michal, Avigail, and Yishai in honor of Rael’s birthday.

Friday December 20th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:25 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:25 pm

Saturday December 21st

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:38 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             3:35pm

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:25 pm

Kiddush:Sponsored by Erich & Bonnie Drazen in honor of Eliot's Bar Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 & 8:00 am

Wednesday – Legal Holiday                             8:00 am

Tuesday, Friday                                                6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:30 pm






Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

James Kauders                                                                        Jane יעקב טוביה בן

Joseph Winkleman                                                                  יוסף בן שיינדל

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                שמואל חיים שמחה בן דברה רייזל

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                        נעמי בת מרים

                                                                                                צביה בת בריינה

                                                                                                רחל לאה בת ייטיל

                                                                                                הילה בת פייגא חנה

                                                                        חיה הדסה זהבה בת לאה רייזא

                                                                                                Jane Carol בתיה בת

Ruth Nitsun                                                                            רות רבקה בת פרומא רחל

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 Eliot Drazen on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to his parents, Erich & Bonnie Drazen, and grandparents, Mark & Barbara Drazen and Phyllis Franklin. Welcome to family and friends who have come in to celebrate this wonderful simcha.

Mazal Tov to Joe & Izzy Yazdi on the birth of a son. There will be a Brit Yitzchak (equivalent to a shalom zachor) on Monday, December 23rd at the Goldmeier home, 219 Topton way, 8 – 10 pm. The brit milah is planned for Tuesday, December 24, after the 8:00 am minyan. Meals are being set up through the following meal train link: If you have any questions, contact Vicki Isakow at 314-753-4079.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Daniel & Esther Freund on the birth of a son. There will be a shalom zachor at the Freund home, 961 Abbeville, at 8:30 pm. The brit milah is planned for Wednesday, December 25, at Young Israel, after the 8 am minyan. Meals are being set up through the following meal train link: If you have any questions, contact Jessie Lefton at 314-954-5841.

Mazal Tov to Sybil Carmen on the upcoming marriage of her grandson, Binyamin Willis, son of Rabbi Mike & Shelley Willis of Johannesburg, to Michal Greenberg in Israel.

Mazal Tov to Ruth Shanker on the birth of a great-granddaughter born to Rabbi Dov & Elisha Huff of Sharon, MA. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Alan & Pam Shanker and Mel & Nendi Huff and to great-grandmother Beatrice Huff.

Mazal Tov to Ethan & Debby Schuman on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Dini & Michael Klein of NY. Mazal Tov to great-grandmothers, Esther Fredman and Zelda Schuman.

Mazal Tov to Jeff & Diane Aiken on the upcoming marriage of their son, Elan, to Eva Bein of Atlanta.

RABBI’S CLASSES: The Rabbi will be out of town beginning next week. Therefore, except for the Tuesday ladies’ Parsha class which will continue, his other classes will be on hiatus and will resume the week of January 6th.


Our condolences to Burton Zeffren, Dov & Tziona Zeffren, David & Mira Zeffren, Yak & Corinne Zeffren, and their families on the passing of their brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather, Dr Lester Zeffren. Shiva will be at the Zeffren home, 8038 Cornell through Thursday morning. Davening times will be: Mincha / Ma'ariv - 4:25pm. Shacharit: Sunday, Wednesday - 8:00am. Monday, Thursday - 6:30am Tuesday - 6:45am If you would like to help with a meal, please contact Eva Gail Bresler at 314-540-3928. May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


ONEG SHABBAT: For all Chevraya Bet (all 9th – 12th graders) at the Dyer home, 932 Alanson Dr, at 8:00 pm. Please remember to wear your yellow safety belts.

WELCOME: We want to welcome Lee Goodman and Sarah Casteel, who are part of St. Louis JSU, as new members of our Young Israel family.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K and up continues this week, December 21st, at 6:30 pm, in the Beit Midrash. Sponsorships of $36 are available.

SAVE YOUR BLOOD: The 7th Annual St. Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will be on January 12, 2014. To volunteer the day of the drive, contact Judy or Bob Hellman at 862-8432 or To schedule your appointment to donate blood go to (sponsor code YIJS) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments take priority

SAVE THE DATE FOR YOUNG ISRAEL HACHNASAT SEFER TORAH: Plan on joining in the dedication of Young Israel's new Sefer Torah on February 16, 2014 at 11:00 am. More details will follow!


·                                                                                                                                            Shabbat January 18th – the entire community will be visited by the Bostoner Rebbe from Har Nof.  Young Israel will be hosting the Rebbe for Seudah Shlishit.

·                                                                                                                                            Wednesday evening, January 22nd – Rabbi Seth Farber.

·                                                                                                                                            Shabbat, January 25th – Scholar-in-Residence. Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, Executive Director of the National Council of Young Israel.

·                                                                                                                                            Shabbat/Sunday, February 8/9 – Scholar-in-Residence. Oshra Koren, founder of the Matan Mother – Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program.

More details on all of these special events will be forthcoming by email and through the Shabbat announcements.


A DAY OF PLAY AT EHA: Wednesday, December 25th, 9:30 am – Noon at EHA, 1138 N Warson. Activities, music, storytime, and more. Pizza: $2/slice. Other snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

JANUARY 1 BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER: The BYHS senior girls are having a New Year's Day breakfast fundraiser. For $24.95 you get 6 bagels, cream cheese, lox, orange juice, and muffins delivered to your door by 9 am on January 1, 2014. Contact Shira Feen at: to place your order. RSVPs need to be made by Sunday, December 22.

SHLOCK ROCK CONCERT: With Lenny Solomon, on January 11th, at the Wydown Theater, 6500 Wydown Blvd, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Premium seat: $18, General Admission: $5. For tickets, contact Suzanne at 314-680-5056 and for questions, contact Bonnie Goldmeier at 314-503-2792. Proceeds from the event go to EHA and BYHS Sports Programs.

LUNCH WITH LENNY SOLOMON: Enjoy Shabbat lunch with Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock on Shabbat afternoon, January 11th, at Young Israel. $18/adult, $10/child under 12, with a $72 family max. RSVP to the Young Israel office by Tuesday, January 7th. Make checks payable to EHA or BYHS Sports Program. Questions, contact Bonnie at 314-503-2792.


A TASTE OF DISCOVERY WITH AISH: December 25th, 10 am – 12:30 pm, at the Aish Firehouse, followed by a Chinese lunch. Free babysitting and kids' Mad Science program $35 per adult (includes lunch & kids' program). Contact Claire at 314-862-2427 or

TOMCHEI SHABBOS COOKBOOK: Pleasesend all recipes to Questions? Call Bryna at 569-5001 or Jackie at 997-6924. We are also looking for sponsorships at the $36, $72, $100, $180, $360, $500 or $1,000 level. Our goal is to have 100% of the profits of this cookbook go to Tomchei Shabbos.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at the home of Bobbi Gibli, 2 Delcrest Court, #204, Sundays, 9:15 am – 9:45 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.


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


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Mishmar learning: Thursdays at Young Israel at 8:30 pm.

Bnei Akiva: Bnei Akiva begins the same time as Mincha.

Meals: To arrange to host the Bnot Sherut for a Shabbat lunch, please contact Debby Schuman at 727-3123.


Shul Office Hours:  Mon, Fri 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Tues, Wed, Thurs 11 AM – 4 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)