Young Israel of St. Louis


3 SHEVAT 5774 – 9 SHEVAT 5774



Allen Dryer & Glenna Gelfand, Elianna, Grandma, Bobba, Uncle Ian, Aunt Esther, Lili and Talya in honor of Ezra's Bar Mitzvah.   We love you and are so proud of you!

Sharon Pollack and family to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Sharon’s father, Joel Bolker.

Rabbi Moshe & Baila Shulman to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Baila’s mother, Sonja Robinson.

Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer in honor of their 38th wedding anniversary.

Friday January 3rd

Candle Lighting                                                 4:34 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:35 pm

Saturday January 4th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:43 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             No shiur this week

Bnei Akiva – note earlier time                         4:10 pm

Mincha                                                             4:25 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:35 pm

Kiddush:Sponsored by Allen Dryer & Glenna Gelfand in honor of Ezra’s Bar Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:40 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 Ezra Dryer on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to his parents, Allen Dryer & Glenna Gelfand, his sister, Elianna, and grandmothers, Micki Dryer and Marcia Landesman. Welcome to all of the out-of-town guests and family who have come to share in the simcha.

Mazal tov to Stuart & Betty Ozar on the birth of a grandson, born to Naomi & Nechemia Mond of Silver Spring. Mazal Tov to great-grandmother, Rosaline Sonnenwirth.

RABBI’S CLASSES: The Rabbi’s classes resume this upcoming week.

MONDAY NIGHT HALACHA SHIUR: Topic: The Mourner's Kaddish - Halachic and Philosophical Insights. Monday Jan 6, 8:00pm. This month’s shiur is dedicated to the memory of Baila's mother, Sonja Robinson, ע"ה, on the occasion of her second yahrtzeit.


Our condolences to Rabbi Menachem & Tova Greenblatt on the passing of Rabbi Greenblatt’s father, Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt in Israel. Rabbi Greenblatt will be sitting shiva at his home, 8327 Balson Ave through Thursday morning, Jan 9.May the family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K and up continues this week, January 4th, at 6:30 pm, in the Beit Midrash. Sponsorships of $36 are available.

FOND FAREWELL: We bid a fond farewell to Joan Heber who is moving to Baltimore this week. We wish her much hatzlacha and enjoyment at being close to family.

7th ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE, SUN JAN 12th, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm: The annual St Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will once again be combined with the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Drive. Please bring non-perishable items. 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.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the Shul on Motzei Shabbat and to reset it Sunday afternoon. Volunteers are also needed to work on the day of the drive. To volunteer email Judy or Bob Hellman at or call 862-8432.

Retying the Knot, Unchaining the Agunah: Join us for a community event, co-sponsored by Bais Abraham Congregation, Nusach Hari B'nai Zion, and Young Israel of St Louis, as we recommit to our spouses and commit to ending the agunah crisis in the Jewish community. Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Bais Abraham Congregation. 4:00 pm - Rabbi Yona Reiss, Keynote Address, 5:30 pm - Post-Nup signing, 6:00 pm – Celebration. All are welcome - married and unmarried. Rabbi Shulman will be introducing Rabbi Yona Reiss who is the former Director of the Beit Din of America and the current head of the Beit Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council. $18 suggested donation. A portion of your donation will go to organizations that help free agunot. Qualifies for 1.2 Missouri-CLE credits. Childcare will be available.

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.


CALENDARS: The Women’s Division Calendars have arrived. Pick up is anytime that the office is open. If you need a delivery of your calendar (in U City), please contact the office and we will arrange it.

SAVE THE DATE – JANUARY 17: Women’s Division Tu B’Shvat Dinner, January 17, 2014. $18/adult, $8/child (12 and under), with a $72 family max. More details to follow.


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.


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.


Jewish Student Union (JSU) Gala GROWING A JEWISH FUTURE! February 22, 2014 at the Danforth Plant and Science Center. Honoring Dr. Eldad and Danielle Bialecki and Dr. Michael Rauchman and Dr. Ariane May, with special tribute to Howard Granok, JSU Faculty Advisor of Crossroads College Prep School. For more information or to make reservations or a donation, visit or contact Event Chairpersons Melanie and Dan Winograd or Rick Kodner and Gail Brody at or Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279. JSU serves more than 700 teens in 12 high schools in the St. Louis area. To learn more about JSU, visit our new website at


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 5 minutes after Kiddush.

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

Bnei Akiva: Bnei Akiva begins 15 minutes before 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)