Young Israel of St. Louis




Friday, May 2

Candle lighting                                                  7:43 pm

Mincha / Ma’ariv                                              7:00 pm

Saturday, May 3

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:26 am

Shiur *                                                             6:35 pm

Mincha                                                             7:35 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   8:44 pm



Shaving During Sefirah On Erev Shabbat:

An Overview of the Laws of Mourning

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday                          6:30 am

Wednesday & Friday                                       6:40 am


Mincha & Ma’ariv                                            7:45 pm

Evening Shema                                                 after 8:44 pm


Eruv                                                                 up


Kiddush:  sponsors invited


Seudah Shlishit: sponsors invited




To the Kandel and Adelman families on the birth of a son, grandson and great grandson.  Mazel tov to parents Paul and Shani Kandel, grandparents Jan and Ed Adelman and Alan and Bryna Kandel and great grandparent Al Adelman!



·                                                                                                                                             Gershon Yitzchak ben Matil Tziril

·                                                                                                                                             Rafael Dovid Grunberger (ben Bracha)

·                                                                                                                                             Ruven Kirshner (ben Tovah Chaya)

·                                                                                                                                             Zev Eliezer (ben Chaya Shaindel)

·                                                                                                                                             Malka bat Chaya


Gilad ben Aviva (Shallit), Ehud ben Malka (Goldwasser), and Eldad ben Tova (Regev)



The Yom Hazikaron / Yom Ha’atzmaut Tefillah Chagigit at Young Israel this week was a great success, with over 150 attendees, and a very moving program, the highlight of which was the flag ceremony performed by our youngsters from Epstein Hebrew Academy.  We want to thank the individuals who helped make this program a success: Suzanne Sundy, Debbie Schuman, Debbie Simon, Ruthie Asher, and Uria Teperberg.  Special thanks to Eliana and Shani for their hard work on the daglanut, and the students of Epstein Hebrew Academy who stayed up very late to help inspire us all!  Thank you to Earl Newman, Shmuli Shulman, and David Markovitch for the musical entertainment.

Book the date for next year’s sequel!!



Congratulations to Clare Conway, our dedicated, funny and loyal secretary / bookkeeper on her retirement, coming all too fast, in June.  Clare has told us it’s time for her to kick back and have fun.  Clare, we wish you and Denny all good things as you move on to the next phase of your life.  And we want to thank you for all you have done for all of us at Young Israel over these last 9 years.  You’ve stood by us through difficult and challenging times, through many seasons.  We appreciate and respect your integrity, your advocacy and your fine work.  We’re going to fete you, and everyone’s invited:  please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 5th to stop by the office during our Open House to wish Clare well.



Please note that the Rabbi will be away at a conference this week, and his scheduled classes will not be taking place.  Thank you.



The Second Annual Women’s Division Shavuot Take Out.  The menu will debut on Sunday, May 25th preceded by the chef's deadline on Sunday, May 18th.  Don’t be left out.  Contact Chelle Medow, (569-3618) or Heather Douek, (260-9277).



SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, June 29 from 5:00-8pm.  Farewell Tribute to our Israeli Shlichim, Uria and Vardit Teperberg, who have instilled a deep love for Israel in many who they have touched in St. Louis since 2004. Join us at a light dinner and reception at the Chesterfield home of Dr. Jack & Merle Hartstein, 192 Greentrails, and through your greeting in a special Torah MiTzion tribute journal.



Save the date: June 22, 2008 for The Vaad Ha’ir of St. Louis Community Dinner: Crown Plaza Clayton Hotel, honoring Community Chesed Award (Olam Chesed Yiboneh) Mrs. Merle Hartstein. Young Professional Community Service Award, Mrs. Meira Bresler Riemer.


Please note: Joanne Baron has a new phone number, and can be reached at: 646-7631


All are welcome to attend a screening of "HaMelech Ha'Ariyot" (The Lion King in Hebrew) at the TMK Ulpan graduation May 27 (7:30 PM) at Young Israel.  $5 requested donation for non-ulpan students


TMK-EHA Drama Club presents another wonderful performance "Brothers-in-Arms", written and directed by Uria Teperberg, produced by Suzanne Sundy.  Two Casts, Two nights!  June 11 & June 12. 6:30 - 7:30 PM and 8 - 9 PM on the stage at Shaare Zedek Synagogue.  Tickets: $10 each (maximum $45/family)


SHABBAT MORNING PARSHA: Uria invites everyone to join his weekly shiur on the parsha Shabbat mornings @ 8:00 am


Beit Midrash for women given by Vardit Teperberg (Wednesday, 9:15 AM on 7916 Stanford)


Lag B'Omer celebration with Torah MiTzion Kollel at Cong. Bais Abraham. Thursday night, May 22nd (Dinner, kid's activities, Bonfire and Drumcircle)




ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS:  In St. Louis for the summer?  St. Louis Hillel at Washington University will hold a FREE summer Barbeque for all college-aged students. Sunday, June 1st, 5:00-7:00pm


Jewish Family and Children's Service invites everyone to an OPEN HOUSE at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10950 Schuetz Rd on Sunday, June 8th between 12 and 3PM.  Admission is a bag of groceries.  Visitors can see the distribution center, stack groceries and help make nutritious snacks. Face painting, music and dancing will be the entertainment. Please note that hearty soups, canned fruit, snacks, tuna and dry pasta are needed. The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is funded by the Jewish Federation, United Way and Variety, the children's charity of St Louis.


Women's Tehillim Group: Meets at Fiona Kark’s home on 926 Jeanerette from 9:15-10am. If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 863-2829. The new telephone number for the Tehillim hotline is (314) 995-7119.



Sunday May 11th

Rabbi Shaya Cohen founder of Priority-1 will be speaking on the topic “inspiring a positive and Active Relationship with Hashem”, Sunday, May 11th, at BHH Shaarei Chesed.  The programs begins with Mincha at 7:30, and the lecture following at 7:45pm.

Rabbi Cohen is part of a group of dynamic speakers who are travel to communities to help teachers and parents learn skills to identify youth challenges and learn proactive methods of addressing them.  This program is part of a community initiative sponsored by and in conjunction with Torah Prep, Epstein Hebrew Academy, Block Yeshiva High, MTI, and Bais Yaakov.


JCC to host its 18th annual Tour de Fun June 1st.

Created especially for families with children 10 and under.  Register by May 19 to receive a free T-Shirt and a discounted rate of $10.  More information call 314-442-3129.



Shul Office Hours:  Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri. 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Closed on Wed.

Deadline for announcements:  Noon on Thursday & for Mazel Tovs 10 AM on Friday

Rabbi Shulman’s email is  Rabbi Shulman can also be reached at his home study during hours when the office is closed, at 725-6130.

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