Young Israel of St. Louis


10 SHEVAT 5774 – 16 SHEVAT 5774

PARSHAT BESHALACH                             SHABBAT SHIRA


Friday January 10th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:41 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:40 pm

Saturday January 11th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no shuir this week

Bnei Akiva – note earlier time                         4:20 pm

Mincha                                                             4:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:42 pm


Kiddush: Sponsored Charles & Lorraine Landy to commemorate the yahrtzeits of their fathers, Barney Landy and Hertzel Yellin.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by Yehuda & Batya Abramson-Goldstein to commemorate the yahrtzeits of Yehuda's parents, Benjamin & Dorothy Goldstein.

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday – Downstairs in the Beit Midrash       8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:45 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 Ted & Shirley Zeffren on the upcoming marriage of their grandson, Ephraim Schnaidman, son of David & Esther Schnaidman, to Rivka Weiser of Chicago.

Mazal Tov to Marshall & Bonnie Friedman on the birth of a grandson, born to Scott & Simi Friedman.


ONEG SHABBAT: For all teens in grades 9-12, 8:00 pm, at the Fendelman home, 8158 Amherst, with Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K and up continues this week, January 11th, at 6:15 pm, in the Beit Midrash. Note: earlier time to allow time to get to the Shlock Rock concert. Sponsorships of $36 are available.

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. For more info, please contact Judy or Bob Hellman at or call 862-8432.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS WANTED: The nominating committee would like to know if you are interested in becoming a board member of Young Israel. The Shul is looking for members who are willing to commit themselves to its success. Those interested can contact the committee chair, Alan Kandel, at or 314-569-5001.

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!

MONDAY NIGHT HALACHA SHIUR (rescheduled from last week) Topic: The Mourner's Kaddish - Halachic and Philosophical Insights. Monday Jan 13, 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.



WEDnesday JAN. 22 – RABBI SETH FARBER– director of ITIM, Jewish Life Information Center, will be giving a lecture at 7:00pm on the topic: “Navigating Jewish Life in Israel Today: The Struggle for the Soul of Israel Tomorrow”.  Please see flyer for further details.

sunday JAN 26: Retying the Knot, Unchaining the Agunah: Join us for a community event, co-sponsored by Young Israel, Nusach Hari B'nai Zion, and Bais Abraham Congregation, as we recommit to our spouses and commit to ending the agunah crisis in the Jewish community. Venue: Bais Abraham Congregation. 4:00 pm - Rabbi Yona Reiss, Av Beth Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council will give the Keynote Address, introduced by our own Rabbi Shulman.  5:30 pm - Post-Nup signing, 6:00 pm – Celebration.  All are welcome - married and unmarried. $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.




SHABBAT JAN 18BOSTONER REBBE - St. Louis will host the venerated Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz Shlit”a.  Rabbi Horowitz is an American-born Rebbe, and son of the renowned Bostoner Rebbe zt”l Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Horowitz.  The program will include a number of community events during the week and over Shabbat, and a special Seudah Shlishit held here at Young Israel.  Stay tuned for details and times. (See below WD News - for details on the Tu B’Shvat Friday night Shabbat dinner at shul!)

Other events which will take place at the home Rav Yari (8160 Balson), include: Wednesday night, Jan 15, 8:00pm – Tu B’Shvat Peiros Tisch, and Leil Shabbos Tisch – Friday night after the Seudah.


SHABBAT JAN 25RABBI PERRY TIRSCHWELL - Executive Director of the National Council of Young Israel.  Rabbi Tirschwell will share his vision for the future of the National Council of Young Israel movement.


SHABBAT FEB 8 - OSHRA KOREN - founder of the Matan Mother – Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program.


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.

TU B’SHVAT DINNER: Women’s Division Tu B’Shvat Dinner, January 17, 2014. $18/adult, $8/child (12 and under), with a $72 family max. RSVP deadline has been extended until Monday, January 13th. See flyer in lobby for details.


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. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds from the event go to EHA and BYHS Sports Programs.

SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 1st: Join us in celebrating Yeshivat Kadimah High School, an innovative and creative new approach to Jewish high school education. Saturday night, Motzei Shabbat, March 1st, 2014 at the newly renovated St. Louis Public Library. Details to follow.


TOMCHEI SHABBOS COOKBOOK: Pleasesend all recipes to Questions? Call Bryna at 569-5001 or Jackie at 997-6924.

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.

·                                                                                                                                             Parsha & Pizza – for high school girls, every Tuesday, 12 – 12:45 pm, at the NCSY office.

·                                                                                                                                             Parsha & Pizza  - for high school boys, every Wednesday, 12 – 12:45 pm, at the NCSY office.

Rock Climbing – Sunday, January 12th, 2:30 pm, at Upper Limits, 1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy, Maryland Heights. $15/climber.


Jewish Student Union (JSU) Gala GROWING A JEWISH FUTURE! Feb 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.

Check out all that JSU is doing by visiting its 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)