Young Israel of St. Louis


15 ADAR I 5774 – 21 ADAR I 5774



Eli & Adi Feen to say that our simcha wouldn't be the same without Bonnie Goldmeier. Thanks for all your hard work--and good company! Thanks to all of our friends and family who have come from so far to share in the simcha--in winter!

 And to say Happy Birthday to Tali's uncle, Brian Kanefsky!

Friday February 14tht

Candle Lighting                                                 5:20 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:20 pm

Saturday February 15th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – Rabbi Shulman                       8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:34 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             4:25 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:00 pm

Mincha                                                             5:10 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:21 pm

Parent/Child Learning                                       7:15 pm

Kiddush: Sponsored by the Feen and Lissoos families in honor of Tali's Bat Mitzvah.

Seudah Shlishit: Co-sponsored by Barbara & Robert Strashun to commemorate the yahrtzeits of Barbara’s father, William Rothman and brother, Stewart Rothman, and by Eli’s seudah shlishit buddy (Meir Zimand).

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:25 pm



Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

James Kauders                                                                        Jane יעקב טוביה בן

Joseph Winkleman                                                                  יוסף בן שיינדל

Herbert Baron                                                                         יעקב שמואל בן אסתר מרים

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                שמואל חיים שמחה בן דברה רייזל

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                                                אליעזר חיים בן פריידע

                                                                        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 Talya Feen on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to her parents, Eli & Adi Feen and her grandparents, Pam Lissoos from South Africa and Michael & Vivian Feen from Maryland. We welcome those from Geneva, Switzerland; Johannesburg, South Africa; Stamford, CT; Palo Alto, CA; Cleveland, OH and Boston, MA who have come to share in this wonderful simcha.

Mazal Tov to Carey & Susie Fredman and to Aaron Fredman on the birth of a grandson and great-grandson, born to Len & Tanya Pader in Pardes Chana, Israel.

Mazal Tov to Danny & Sara Wachsstock on the birth of a granddaughter, Penina Tova, born to Ari & Sivya Rockoff in Elizabeth, NJ.

Mazal Tov to Michael & Karen Zeffren on the birth of a granddaughter, Yakira Yael, to Levi & Alissa Zeffren in Chicago.


WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: for children grades K and up, continues this week, Feb 15th at 7:15 pm. Sponsorships ($36) available.

YOUNG ISRAEL HACHNASAT SEFER TORAH: A new Sefer Torah is a time to celebrate. Please join us for the dedication of Young Israel's new Sefer Torah, starting at the Oppenheimer home on Feb 16th, 12:00 pm, with the completion of the final letters.  There will be treats for the kids and an opportunity to buy letters or words and to watch the sofer complete this wonderful mitzvah. The parade dancing the Sefer Torah from the Oppenheimer’s to Young Israel will begin at the Oppenheimer’s home at 1:00 pm.

RABBI’S CLASSES: The Monday and Wednesday classes are on hiatus this week. The Rabbi will be attending the YU Yarchei Kallah.

ANNUAL YOUNG ISRAEL MEETING: The annual meeting of the members of Young Israel will take place on Sunday, February 23rd, 11 am, at the shul. The slate of officers and directors to be nominated by the nominating committee will be provided as soon as it is complete.

OFFICE HOURS: Judy will be away part of this week.  Revised office hours are as follows:

·                                                                                                                                Monday, Feb 17th: closed

·                                                                                                                                Tuesday, Feb 18th: 12 – 1 pm.

Regular hours will resume on Wednesday.


WOMEN’S DIVISION IMPORTANT CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: This year Women’s Division used a new program to produce the calendar. Unfortunately, the program generated a number of errors. We have decided to reprint the calendar to address these issues. Thank you for your understanding.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: is coming soon...Stay tuned for further information.

CHAT WITH SENIORS: Members of our Shul are once again going to be visiting senior members who are either house bound or would enjoy a visit from a member of our Shul. Please contact Judy Hellman at 314-862-8432.


Senior Night Blackout: The Block Yeshiva boys basketball team will play against MTI on Saturday night, February 22 in the final home game of the season. Show your support for the Blockbusters by wearing black! Seniors will be recognized at 8:00 PM and tip-off is at 8:30 PM. The game will be at The Yetra and Israel Goldberg Gymnasium and Auditorium on the EHA campus. Teenage girls are kindly requested not to attend.

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.

JEW IN THE CITY: Epstein Hebrew Academy and NCSY will host Allison Josephs, Founder of Jew in the City on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the school (1138 N. Warson Rd.). The program is entitled "Finding God in Hawaii: a childhood existential crisis, a search for meaning, and the life-changing answers found in a tropical rain forest" and will feature a dairy dessert reception. $18 suggested donation - men, women & teens are welcome to attend. For event questions, please visit or contact Friends of the Hebrew Academy (FHA) at 314-862-5661 or


February is North American Inclusion Month, otherwise known as NAIM: To introduce the St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative, the Jewish Federation ishosting a screening of "Praying With Lior"onSunday, Feb 16th, 2:00pm, at the Galleria 6 Cinema. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/children or $25/family and are available at

ZAYIN ADAR DINNER: The Ahavas Chesed Society Annual Zayin Adar Dinner will be on Sunday, February 23, at Agudas Israel. Dinner at 5:45 pm. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Menachem Tendler. $36.00 per person. Contact Marni Green, dinner chairperson, for more information at 314-330-0086 or

Kosher Gourmet Shalach Manot: Flamenco Flowers and Sweets once again has Kosher Gourmet Shalach Manot available for purchase. Under the supervision of the Vaad of St. Louis. For questions and to place an order, please call Elisheva Heit 314.456.6027 or Zippy Kent 314.583.7793. Mention this announcement and a percentage of the sale will go to Young Israel.

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

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: At the home of Marcia Esrig 958 Briarwood Lane, Sunday February 16, 2014 at 9:15 am. If you cannot participate in person, please call 314-727-5520. The Tehillim hotline (names and updates) is: 314-995-7119.


·                                                                                                                                              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.


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.


In town Bnei Akiva Shabbation: Feb 21-22. Includes:

A special Chevraya Bet dinner and Oneg at the Hirschhorn home.

Teen minyan Shabbat morning in the Young Israel Beit Midrash for NCSY and Bnei Akiva (grades 5 and up).

Lunch at Young Israel for all of Bnei Akiva (grades 2-12) - $7/chanich and $12/Chavraya Bet followed by Mincha and Mifkad. Please send payment made payable to Bnei Akiva to Chagai Adler, 7741 Gannon, 63130.

Chevraya BetSeudah Shlishit at the Feen home, 7850 Stanford

Melave Malka Bon Fire for Chevraya Bet at Bais Abe.


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)