Mervyn & Honey Felsher and Charlene Leibman and Raymond Leibman in honor of Joshua’s Bar Mitzvah

Young Israel of St. Louis



Friday, December 19th   

Candle lighting                                                  4:25 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:25 pm

Saturday, December 20th 

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur – with Chaim Possick                8:00 am           

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:37 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur *(see topic below)                3:30 pm

Mincha                                                             4:15 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:25 pm

* “What was Reuven Thinking???”

(& Shimon, & Levi, & Yehuda, & Yosef..)

(Please note the shiur will take place in the Beit Midrash this week)

Kiddush: Co-sponsored by Jonty & Juli-Ann Felsher in honor of Joshua’s Bar Mitzvah, and by Rabbi Gavriel & Naomi Munk in honor of Netanel’s Auf Ruf.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors needed

Weekly Shacharit - Chanukah

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Tuesday, Weds., Friday                     6:30 & 8:00 am

Thursday – Legal Holiday                                 8:00 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:25 pm


The Eruv is up


Felsher Family: Mazel tov to Jonty & Juli-Ann Felsher on the Bar Mizvah of their son, Joshua.  Mazel Tov to the grandparents, Honey and Mervyn Felsher from Sydney, Australia.  Special welcome and Mazel Tov to family and friends who have come from out of town: Charlene Leibman and Raymond Leibman from Johannesburg;  Steve, Karen, Nathan and Tehya Felsher, and Lisa and Ari Nailand from Sydney;  Pam Zaidel from Ra'anana, Israel;  Trevor Stein from Toronto;  Amit Bortz from New York City;  Tanya, Kayla, Daniel and Dina Libesman, and Hili, Aleck and Meital Zimbalist from Philadelphia;  Mervyn Blieden from Houston;  Jacky, Sam and Grace Lampert from Denver; & all of their St. Louis family and friends.

Munk & Purow Families: Mazel Tov to Rabbi Gavriel & Naomi Munk on the upcoming wedding of their son Netanel to Sara Purow.


The congregation expresses its deepest sorrow and extends its sympathies to:

·                                                                                                                                            Judy Haber, on the recent loss of her beloved mother, Edna Krombach.  Judy will sitting at 873 Alanson until Tuesday morning.

·                                                                                                                                            Jerome Colton on the loss of his beloved sister, Riva Korschitzky.  Shiva will be observed in Ramat Gan, Israel beginning Monday, +972-3-574-8151


·                                                                                                                                             Gershon Yitzchak (ben Matil Tziril)

·                                                                                                                                             Rafael Dovid Grunberger (ben Bracha)

·                                                                                                                                             Ruven Kirshner (ben Tovah Chaya)

·                                                                                                                                             Zev Eliezer (ben Chaya Shaindel)

·                                                                                                                                             Erna Waltuch (Esther bas Rachel Leah)

·                                                                                                                                             Alan Green(Avraham Menachem Mendel ben Tzivya

·                                                                                                                                             Zivi Pearl (Zehava Ortal bat Zippora)


·                                                                                                                                 Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

SHABBAT GROUPS for grades K through 6 meet from 10:00–11:30 am downstairs.Babysitting is available for children ages 2-5.

BLOOD DRIVE - SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd Annual Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 18th, at the Shul. If you can volunteer any time to make this a successful event, please contact Judy or Bob Hellman at with your availability. To schedule an appointment to give blood, please go to, and use sponsor code YIJS, or call 1-800-GiveLife. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will take priority. There is a posting of the Blood Drive on the Jewish in St Louis website: Go to, then click on ‘St. Louis News’.

TRIBUTE CARDS: Giving Tzedakah is the perfect way to commemorate a simcha or remember a loved one. The Women’s Division has tribute cards for just this purpose. Contact Matilda Zeffren at 862-3809 for more information.

KASHRUTH SYMBOL CARDS: The CRC has distributed credit card size laminated kashruth symbol cards – perfect for your purse or pocket. They are only $1.00 and are available in the office.


ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE: The St. Louis Community is truly fortunate to have various organizations available to help us in this time of flux and uncertainty. Under the leadership of the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Family & Children's Service, MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries, the JCC, and others have professional staff to help and advise those who are in need of employment, financial assistance, adult day programs, or any other issues. Please refer to the flyer in the lobby and take advantage of these wonderful resources.

CHANUKAH PARTY on the AIR FORCE BASE: Everyone is invited to the 2nd Annual Air Force Chanukah Party at the Scott Air Force Base Chapel, Sunday, December 28th, 1:00-4:00pm. Admission: $6 for adults / $3 for kids. There will be food, activities and fun!!! Sponsors are needed. Please RSVP to Captain Kimberly Juroviesky 314-877-9660 or at .

HANUKAH HUGS 2008: The Food Pantry is distributing toys for Chanukah to families who come in to get food. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for children, ages birth – 12. The box is downstairs outside of the Shul office. We have already sent one box of toys. Let’s do a couple more.

TOVELING: The Girls’ School of BYHS is having a Chesed fundraiser. They will tovel your dishes for you for just $18 per trip. Please contact Sheera Hirschhorn, Gabi Mankowitz, or Leah Wachsstock.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Will meet at Tova Greenblatt’s home 8327 Balson, Sundays, December 14 at 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 991-0382. On December 21, the group will meet again at Bobbi Gibli's condo. The new telephone number for the Tehillim hotline is (314) 995-7119.


Mishnat Pinchas, the TMK parent/child learning begins 5 minutes after the start of Kiddush.

Beit Midrash for Women, with Merav Possick, at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford, Wednesdays at 9:00 am.

Mother/Daughter Bat MitzvahProgram begins January 11, at Young Israel.  Come as our guest to the opening session! Or sign up now. For more info, please contact Merav 420-3696.

Ulpan: After January 1st, TMK will sponsor Hebrew Ulpan classes for beginners and intermediate, taught by Naomi Munk, on Tuesday evenings at Young Israel. Registration is closing soon; please call Mickey 721-1636.

Seudah Shlishit for high school girls at the Machefsky home, 725 Swarthmore at 4:00 PM.

·                                                                                                                                             TMK's Chanukah Celebration for high school teens - Sunday, Dec 21, 7:30 PM, at the home of the Possicks, 7925 Delmar.

·                                                                                                                                             TMK Participates in the J’s Chanukah! Celebration, Thursday Dec 25, 9:30am-1:30pm, Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield.Activities include TMK's annual candle making, menorah making, inflatables, sports, indoor pool games, dreidel spinning contests, storytelling, movie, music, crafts and more! Latkes, sufganiyot, bagels and other food will be available for purchase.  Admission: 8$ per child JCC members. 10$ per child for the general public.



Shul Office Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

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

Rabbi Shulman’s personal contact info:, 314‑725‑6130 (home study)

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