Young Israel of St. Louis


17 SHEVAT 5774 – 23 SHEVAT 5774



Dov & Tziona Zeffren to mark the shloshim of Dov’s father, Dr Lester Zeffren, Yoel Eliezar ben Yisroel Avraham, and to thank everyone at Young Israel for their love and support during this difficult time.

Judy & Bob Hellman to thank the donors and volunteers who made the blood drive such a success.

We collected 73 units of blood!

Friday January 17th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:48 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:50 pm

Saturday January 18th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – in the zechut of Yoel Eliezar ben Yisroel Avraham, Dr Lester Zeffren, to mark the shloshim   8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             3:45 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:20 pm

Minchanote earlier time                               4:25 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:49 pm (6:18)

Ma’ariv * (see note below)                               5:45 pm & 6:15 pm

Parent/Child Learning                                       7:00 pm

Kiddush: Co-sponsored by Barry & Hessie Needle and family, and by Adinah & Heschel Raskas and family, in memory of Barry and Adinah’s fathers, Harry (Aryeh) Needle and Max (Mordechai) Waltuch, whose yahrzeits are on the 23rd of Shevat. (They both died in the same year.)

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by David & Roz Hirschhorn and family to commemorate the yahrtzeits of their daughter and sister Chaya Renana Galit, and David's mother, Ellen Hirschhorn.

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:55 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


The community is cordially invited to celebrate the engagement of Alex Ozar to Lauren Steinberg on Motzei Shabbat, Feb, 1, 2014, 8:30 pm, at the Ozar home, 8134 Amherst.


WELCOME TO THE BOSTONER REBBE - St. Louis is hosting 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. A special Seudah Shlishit will be held here at Young Israel.

Leil Shabbos Tisch – Friday night after the Seudah at the home of Rav Yari (8160 Balson – Swarthmore entrance).


Seudah Shlishit & End of Shabbat Schedule

4:25 pm Mincha – (please note the earlier time for Mincha)

Seudah Shlishit will be plated, rather than buffet style, this Shabbat.  There are tables set up and designated for women.  The Rebbe will sit at the head table and make Hamotzi for everyone.  Therefore please wash netilat yadayim and find a seat as you make your way into the Social Hall.

End of Shabbat & Ma’ariv: While we usually end Shabbat at the normal time (5:49 pm), the practice of the Rebbe is to end in accordance with Zman Rabeinu Tam, 30 minutes later (6:18 pm).  We will, therefore, continue Seudah Shlishit with the Rebbe until that time and daven Ma’ariv upstairs at 6:15 pm.  However, in order not to disrupt the routine of the Shul, we will bench earlier, at the regular zman, and there will be a Ma’ariv minyan downstairs in the Beit Midrash at 5:45 pm.

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The Rebbe will be available by appointment to meet with people in University City on Sunday afternoon & evening, Jan 19th. To reserve an appointment with the Rebbe, shlit”a, please contact the Rebbe’s secretary at or 347-265-9248.

RABBI’S CLASSES: Due to other programs scheduled with our visiting guests the Mon morning and Wed evening Tanach classes are on hiatus for this coming week only.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING for children grades K and up, continues this week, Jan 18th at 7:00 pm. Sponsorships ($36) available. This week is sponsored by Adi & Eli Feen in honor of Tali’s Hebrew birthday.

LOST ITEM: One pair of women’s black leather boots. They have a small heel, go half way up the calf and zip up the side. Last seen in a plastic grocery bag at the end of the coat rack. If this bag accidently went home with you, please contact Vicki Chervitz at 913-963-9081.

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.


WEDnesday JAN. 22 – RABBI SETH FARBERPlease see flyer.

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 25RABBI PERRY TIRSCHWELL - Please see attached flyer.


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


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 1, 2014 at the newly renovated St. Louis Public Library. Details to follow.


AIPAC: “From the Walls of the Ghetto to the Halls of Congress: One Community’s Journey Towards Political Empowerment” featuring Dr. Stephen Berk, Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Union College. The program and dessert reception will be Thursday, January 23rd, 7:00 pm, at the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Dr. The program is open and free to the community.

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

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Now meets at the home of Jan Adelman, 8032 Amherst, Sundays, 9:15 am – 9:45 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 863-5438. 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.

Due to the Bostoner Rebbe’s Tisch tonight at Rabbi Yari’s, the JR NCSY Oneg has been postponed so that JR NCSYers will be able to attend the Tisch with their parents.

Sr NCSY Melave Malka – Saturday night, January 18th, 7:30 pm, at Sam Zitin’s home, 926 Jeanerette Ln.


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.

Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars Program: This 12 week intensive Israel education program is open to all high school students. Classes meet Monday evenings beginning February 3rd, 7:15-8:45 pm at the JCC. For more information, visit or call the JSU office at 314-498-6279.

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)