Young Israel of St. Louis


22 ADAR I 5774 – 28 ADAR I 5774



Michael & Karen Zeffren in honor of the birth of their granddaughter, Yakira Yael, daughter of Levi & Alissa Zeffren, in Chicago, and great-granddaughter of Ted & Shirley Zeffren and Nancy Friedman.

Danny & Sara Wachsstock on honor of the birth of their granddaughter, Penina Tova, born to Ari & Sivya Rockoff.

Friday February 21stt

Candle Lighting                                                 5:28 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:30 pm

Saturday February 22nd

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Teen Minyan                                                    9:29 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:34 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             4:35 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       in town shabbaton – no afternoon Bnei Akiva

Mincha                                                             5:20 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:29 pm

Parent/Child Learning-                                      Immediately following Maariv

Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited.

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:35 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

                                                                                                רחל זהבה בת דורה

                                                                                                לאה בת חיה

                                                                                                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 Rabbi Amiel & Dr. Izzie Rosenbloom and Stuart & Karen Lavenda on the birth of a granddaughter, Adinah Chaya, born to Avi & Tova Rosenbloom.

Mazal Tov to Ted & Shirley Zeffren on the birth of a great-grandson, born to Miriam & Yossi Schultz of Queens. Mazal Tov to grandparents Shana & Simcha Polsky.

Sender & Sifra Axelbaum invite the community to a L’Chaim to celebrate the engagement of their daughter, Naomi, to Yair Eckhardt of Milwaukee on Sunday, Feb 23rd, 7:30 – 9:30 pm at their home at the Mansions, 8300 Delmar Blvd, Apt #218.


WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: for children grades K and up, continues this week, Feb 22ndimmediately following Maariv (note earlier time to allow for the JSU Gala). Sponsorships ($36) are available.

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.


NEW CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED: Due to the number of errors found in the calendar, it has been reviewed and reprinted. The new ones are in the office and are available for pick up.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: YI Women’s Division is once again creating beautiful Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. Forms were mailed this week. Please return your form and check, made to the Women’s Division, to the office by February 28th. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Oppenheimer at 314-997-6924.

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.

Tutti Frutti Tuesday: This week, February 25, 12 – 10 pm. Drop your receipt in the box marked EHA and a portion of your sale will be donated back to the school.

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, 8:00 pm, at the newly renovated St. Louis Public Library.

Exercise for Education!2-hour Fun Dance Class led by Jill Abrams to benefit our high schools: Block Yeshiva High School, Esther Miller Bais Yaakov, Missouri Torah Institute and Yeshivat Kadimah High School. Sunday, March 2, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, in the gym at Epstein Hebrew Academy. $20 for women, $10 for students. Sponsorships available. Any questions? Call Jill 314-323-9031.

MTI DINNER: 7th Annual Dinner on Sunday, March 2nd, at the Marriott West, 660 Maryville Center Drive, honoring Dr. Michael & Judy Shapiro and the first graduating Beis Medrash class. Cocktails: 5:30 pm, Dinner: 6:30 pm. RSVP at or 314-594-0462.

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

Israel Blessing Fundraiser: Go to and EHA will receive a 10% commission each time you purchase from their vast selection of Hebrew jewelry, such as Hebrew name necklaces, rings, or bracelets. Everything is handmade, and packaged in Israel, so you support business in Israel as well. In addition, Israel Blessing offers free shipping worldwide, so the gifts can be ordered and sent anywhere. These necklaces are especially popular as Bat Mitzvah gifts, so shop today!


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.

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 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.

Gamestravaganza: For Jr NCSY. Come play a selection of rapid fire, super fun games with NCSY! Sunday, February 23rd, at Young Israel, 5 – 7 pm. Every win will get you a raffle ticket and increase your chances of winning awesome prizes! $5 per person includes refreshments.


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.


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)