Welcome to the Young Israel of St. Louis

Young Israel of St. Louis welcomes visitors and new members to our warm and vital shul. Committed to living Torah lives, fostering spiritual growth and supporting Israel, our Orthodox congregation provides daily and Shabbos/Shabbat davening as well as multiple learning opportunities for men, women and our youth. We strive to live by the principle of hachnassas/t orchim and would be pleased to offer home hospitality to any travelers coming to our St. Louis community. Located in the heart of the St. Louis eruv, Congregation Young Israel welcomes you.

Rabbi Moshe Shulman

Rabbi Moshe Shulman

Rabbi Shulman has Rabbinic Ordination from the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate, and is a graduate of the Rabbinic Kollel and Sha'al Institute for Rabbinic and Educational Training of Yeshivas/Yeshivat Sha'alvim. Before joining Young Israel, he served as spiritual leader in Calgary and Toronto. His special interests include Tanach and the interaction of science, medicine and halacha. He can be reached for private consultation through the shul office, 314-727-1880, extension 3, or his home office, 314-725-6130.

Listen to Rabbi Shulman online

The following shiur series are available for listening to online or downloading to your MP3 player:

Ongoing shiurim:

Archived shiurim:

  • Young Israel Annual Dinner

    Please get your ads and reservations in for this year's dinner, honoring Rabbi Yaakov and Elisheva Green, Rabbi Naftali and Tali Rothstein, and Rabbi Daniel and Esther Freund. You may make your reservations and submit ads on our website, or with the printable form.
  • Have an upcoming Simcha or Yahrzeit?

    If you have an upcoming event and need an aliyah, or want to be Shliach Tzibbur, or need any other honor in shul, please contact the shul office or email the gabbaim. While we try to anticipate everyone's needs, if you tell us in advance, it will make our lives much easier.
    Thank you,
    The gabbaim
  • Tomchei Shabbos

    Tomchei Shabbos serves the poor and hungry in our community. Greeting cards can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5.00. Contact Tammy Friedman to purchase your cards. Tomchei Shabbos cash donations may be mailed to Martha Ginnsburg; for food donations call Jackie Oppenheimer.
  • Young Israel in Print

    See the article in St Louis Jewish Parents Magazine about Young Israel! (It's on page 18)
  • Teen Minyan

    Grades 7 through 12 are invited to a teen minyan beginning Parshat Beshalach, February 11, 2017.
    Davening begins at 9:45.
    To layn an Aliyah or Haftorah contact David Spektor.

Upcoming Events

To reserve the shul for an event, please review the facility use information and contact the office. There may be dates reserved that have not yet been entered on the calendar.

  • Pajama Party Movie Night

    May 28, 2017
    Bring you children to indulge in an ice cream buffet while cozying up in PJs to watch a movie. Free, but we are asking for donations to benefit Sunrise Day Camp for children with cancer.
  • Pre-Shavuos/Shavuot Shiur

    May 28, 2017
    Joey Rosenfeld to speak on "Shavuot: Waiting Without Expectation" on Sunday May 28th, 8:30 pm at the home of Lisa & Dugie Baron. All are welcome!
  • Ice Cream Open House

    May 31, 2017
    The Annual Shavuot Ice Cream Party/Open House at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, will be on the first day of Shavuot, Wednesday, May 31st, 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
  • Grad Kiddush

    June 3, 2017
    Our annual Kiddush to honor ALL of our graduates, grade 8 and above, will be on June 3rd. If you have a graduate from 8th grade, high school or university (undergrad or graduate), please contact the office to be sure that they are included on the list. In order to make this Kiddush a success, sponsorships are invited.
  • Annual Dinner

    June 4, 2017
    The honorees for the shul dinner are Rabbi Yaakov and Elisheva Green, Rabbi Naftali and Tali Rothstein, and Rabbi Daniel and Esther Freund, in recognition of their work in transforming the energy of chinuch in our community, and bringing newfound youthful spirit of Torah study into our own YI Bais/Beit Midrash!
    Make your reservations online today!
    Thanks to this year's Dinner chairs, Tamar Shulman and Jackie Oppenheimer, and Journal chairs, Rachel Shapiro and Roberta Gornish. Please return the ad blanks to the office soon and help us celebrate our amazing honorees, while helping the financial well-being of our Shul.
  • Bnei Akiva Closing Event

    June 4, 2017
    Meet at the Zoo north entrance at 12:15 for an awesome scavenger hunt to find the missing madrichim!
  • Farewell Picnic for our Bnot Sherut

    June 7, 2017
    Please join Torah MiTzion / Bnei Akiva as we bid farewell to our Bnot Sherut YAEL, MEITAL, MORIYA, and ESTER. June 7, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm, Shaw Park--North Shelter. Bring your own dinner; dessert will be provided.
  • AIPAC Event

    June 8, 2017
    The AIPAC annual St. Louis event will be at the Ritz-Carlton, 7:00 pm. Guest speaker: Ambassador Daniel Shapiro. Young Israel is putting together tables. If you are interested, please contact Rabbi Shulman. For more info, see: app.reply.aipac.org/e/es.aspx?s=1843795798&e=110877 &elq=f1e1b69db27143008a5f403d76edf042
  • Bnei Akiva Closing Lunch

    June 10, 2017
    Peula, Lunch and Mincha, after shul with pick up at 2:30. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/76hUw14D6ZAy9xIP2