The Women’s Division in honor of Barbara Strashun to thank her for the amazing job she did on the Women’s Division Calendar

Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, January 16th      

Candle lighting                                                  4:47 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                4:45 pm

Saturday, January 17th     

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur (note time for this week)            8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             3:55 pm

Mincha                                                             4:40 pm

Guest speaker at Seudah Shlishit *                   

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:49 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday,                                          6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                4:50 pm


*Ephraim Bluth, from Elon Moreh

Insights from a father of four sons serving in Gaza



The Eruv – Is Up



Mazel Tov to Heschel & Adinah Raskas and the entire Raskas family on the marriage of their son Mordechai to Jen Rubin. Mazel Tov to Erna Waltuch, Mordechai’s grandmother.

Mazel Tov to Jerry and Marcia Esrig on the engagement of their son Yossi to Hodaya Bushwick of Scranton, PA. Hodaya is the daughter of Nusan and Maggy Bushwick.

Mazel Tov to Joan Heber on the Bar Mitzvahs of grandsons: Yehoshua Heber, son of Yosi & Eitti Heber of Detroit, and Mordechai Heber, son of David & Baila Heber of Baltimore.


Our condolences to Jill & David Mogil on the passing of Jill’s father, Saul Mirowitz .

Our condolences to Marsha & Mark Tversky on the passing of Marsha’s mother, Mina Schwartz. Shiva will be at 7183 Washington. Ma’ariv at 7:00 pm.

Our condolences to Adinah & Heschel Raskas and Erna Waltuch on the passing on their aunt and sister-in-law, Mary Taragin.

The entire Congregation extends it sympathies to Garry Armstead and his family on the loss of his step-son, Dwone. May they find comfort in their faith and their family bonds.


·                                                                                                                                             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)

·                                                                                                                                             Michael Harris (Moshe ben Rivka)


·                                                                                                                                            Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit


ONEG: There will be an Oneg this Shabbat for college-age girls at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, at 9:00 pm.


Blood Drive—Here at Last!

This Sunday, January 18, 2009, 10 AM - 4 PM at Young Israel.

Your gift saves lives!  Show us you’ll bleed for YI and our community.

Must be 16 with parental permission or 17+ to participate.

 Babysitting provided. Walk-ins are welcome. Volunteers needed to help break down the shul immediately after ma’ariv on Motzei Shabbat and to reset the shul after the drive on Sunday evening

LOOKING AHEAD: There will be a Sr NCSY Oneg next week, Friday January 23rd. Location to be announced.

CALENDARS: The Women’s Division Calendars have arrived. Those who ordered them can pick them up in the office whenever Judy is there.     New this year----We will be emailing all of our members a copy of the calendar on a monthly basis updated with timely shul events!

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! This year’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Charles Landy for his years of devoted “service with a smile”. 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.

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.

LOST & FOUND: All coats, shoes, etc that have been left in the shul are on the coat rack downstairs. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the month – January 30th.

CLEAN-UP TIME: The next “Spruce Up The Shul” day will be February 15th. Details to follow. For more info or to volunteer your time, contact Bonnie Drazen at 727-3967.


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.

CROWN CENTER: In addition to recruiting more volunteers, the Crown Center is having a diabetes management class starting Tuesday, February 3 for six weeks, from 10:00am-12:00pm. OASIS, in conjunction with Washington University, will facilitate this. There is no charge to participants and the program is open to diabetics and friends/family of those with diabetes.

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.

The Ruth Fredman Bat Mitzvah Program will begin this Sunday, January 18th from 7pm-8:30pm.



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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