Adinah & Heschel Raskas in honor of Mordechai’s Aufruf and forthcoming marriage to Jen Rubin


Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, January 2nd   

Candle lighting                                                  4:34 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:30 pm

Saturday, January 3rd  

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:43 am

D’var Torah given by Jen Rubin after davening 

Pre-Mincha Shiur* (downstairs)                        3:40 pm

Mincha                                                             4:25 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:35 pm


*Shiur Topic


"Part 3: What was Joseph Thinking?"



The Eruv – Is Up

Kiddush: Sponsored by Adinah & Heschel Raskas in honor of Mordechai’s Aufruf.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Erna Waltuch, Mordechai’s grandmother, in honor of his Aufruf.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday – Asarah B’Tevet**                          

Wednesday, Friday                                          6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:35 pm


**Fast Begins                                                   5:55 am

Shacharit                                                          6:15 am

Mincha                                                             4:25 pm

Fast Ends                                                         5:37 pm



Mazel Tov to Adinah & Heschel Raskas on the Aufruf and forthcoming wedding of their son, Mordechai to Jen Rubin of Boston. We welcome all of the visitors who have come to share in the Simcha: Drs. Moshe Rubin & Jennifer Meller and Rachel of New York, Lizzie Rubin of New York, Daniel & Daphna Raskas and Etan, Leora, Hadassah, and Eliana of Silver Spring, Dr. Jacob & Chellie Wilensky of Chicago, Gershon & Gabi Strauchler and Efrat of New York, Ezi Soloveitchik of New York, Menachem Lazar of New York, and Uri Miller of Boston.

Mazel Tov to Marcia & Jerry Esrig on the engagement of their daughter Tova to Meshulam Twersky of Riverdale, NY. Mazel Tov to Rabbi Mayer & Faige Twersky, parents of the Chatan.

Mazel Tov to Sunny & Larry Davis on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Boruch Kimmel of Staten Island, NY. Mazel Tov to Boruch’s parents, Rena & Tzvi Kimmel.

Mazel Tov to Ruth Shanker on the recent birth of a great-grandson. Mazel Tov to the parents, Ezekiel & Jilly Fink of Los Angeles, and to the grandparents, Joel & Debbie Fink of St. Louis.

Mazel Tov to Al Adelman on the birth of a great grandson.



·                                                                                                                                             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)

·                                                                                                                                             Esther Miller (Esther Chaya bat Ettel Brina)


·                                                                                                                                            Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

ONEG: There will be a “Cholent n Chat” for Sr NCSY this Shabbat at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, starting at 8:00pm.

ADULT EDUCATION: We welcome the Rabbi back from his vacation. All of his classes will resume this week.

AN EVENING AT THE ISRAELI CAFÉ!  Mark your calendars for a splendid bit of fun as we have our shul’s innovative Annual Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 4th to honor Uria and Vardit Teperberg!    There will be plenty of fun, food and surprises.  Join us!

FIRE LAW: University City fire law states that no strollers are permitted in the sancutary – please comply for the safety of those around you.

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

SAVE THE DATE: The 2nd Annual Blood Drive will be on Sunday, January 18th, at the Shul.  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.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: For information regarding the Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund, please call Merle Hartstein at 469-7142, and for tribute cards please call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.

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 Bobbi Gibli’s condo,on Delcrest Court-Bldg #2, Apt #204 Sundays, at 9:30 am. If you cannot participate in person, call (314) 504-5593. 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.We are studying Perek 5 of Pirkei Avot.

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

Mother/Daughter Bat MitzvahProgram will begin January 11th (ten Sunday evenings at Young Israel). To sign up, contact Merav - 420-3696.



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)

Young Israel Web-site:

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