Benjamin, Akiva, Ayelet, and Yeshaya Zeff in honor of Nikki completing her study of

"Sefer 39 Melochos" and Benjamin and Nikki's anniversary.


Young Israel of St. Louis


Friday, June 5th d  

Candle lighting                                                  8:05 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                7:00 pm

Saturday June 6th   

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:19 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur – No shiur-Rabbi is out of town     

Mincha                                                             8:00 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   9:05 pm


The Eruv – UP

Kiddush: Sponsored in honor of Rene & Hilton Price by your 'landtslayt' - the Cohen, Dryer, Feen, Felsher, Groener, Isakow, Landy, Levy, and Sundy families. Mazel Tov to you both! We're proud of you and know that you're up for the challenge of serving our shul community.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday Thursday                                            6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                8:05 pm




Mazel Tov to Dov & Tziona Zeffren on the recent birth of a grandson. Mazel Tov to the parents, Yael & Dani Finer of Clifton, NJ, and to the great-grandparents, Dr Lester & Matilda Zeffren.

We are pleased to announce that four of our St. Louis high school students have been elected to the NCSY Regional Board. They are: Sara Esrig, Ariel Horowitz, Daniel Iken, and Mazi Moria. Mazel Tov.


Rabbi Sholom Rivkin                                          הרב שלום בן נעכא פייגא

Gershon Yitzchak                                              גרשון יצחק בן מאטל צירל

Rafael Dovid Grunberger                                   רפאל דוד בן ברכה

Ruven Kirshner                                                 ראובן בן טובה חיה

Zev Eliezer                                                       זאב בן חיה שיינדל

Erna Waltuch                                                    אסתר בת רחל לאה

Alan Green                                                       הרב אברהם מנחם מענדל בן צביה

Zivi Pearl                                                          זהבה אורטל בת צפורה

Vita Naiman                                                     וויטא בת גיטל

Irv Diamant                                                      יצחק בן רבקה

Nancy Friedman                                                חנה בת בריינא

Pauline Schneider                                              פערל בת גיטל

Herbert Baron                                                   יעקב שמואל בן אסתר מרים

Ellen Pinnas                                                      חוה בת פייגא

Judi Learned                                                     יהודית בת טובה

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        ביילא בת יהודית


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

SHABBAT MORNING GROUPS: Thank you to Glenna Gelfand, Marc Chervitz, and Esti Munk who are leading the Shabbat groups this week. The groups will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

LOST & FOUND:Joshua Felsher's coat has been missing since the 1st night Shavuot after the Vasikin Minyan. It is a padded black wool carcoat with buttons. Please let Jonty know if one of your children wore it home by mistake.

RABBI’S CLASS: The Rabbi’s Monday night class is cancelled for the upcoming week.

BNEI AKIVA CLOSING EVENT FOR THIS YEAR: Shabbat lunch with Bnei Akiva on June 13th in the Young Israel social hall, 1:00-3:15pm. Cost is $7.00 per person. All 2nd – 8th graders are invited. Please RSVP to Chen at 825-9836 or Avigail at 570-3052 as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. Please make checks payable to TMK.

FUN AT THE PARK: To quote the Bard himself "As good luck would have it." the weather on Sunday night was as perfect as it could ever be on a summer night in St. Louis. Members gathered in Forest Park on blankets and chairs under the cool evening stars to enjoy an updated version of Shakespeare’s rumination on love and marriage, jealousy and revenge, social class and wealth. A good time was had by all – “this is the short and long of it.”

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


GRADUATIONS: Epstein Hebrew Academy will have their graduation at Young Israel on Sunday, June 7th, at 7:30pm. Block Yeshiva High School will have their graduation at Nusach Hari on Monday, June 8th, at 7:30pm.

OHR ATID: Walkathon & BBQ rescheduled for JUNE 7, 2009. Join Ohr Atid at this event, supporting the "Include Me" program at the JCC Wohl Building Weinberg Biblical Playground. Registration 10:30 am. 1K walk at 11 am. BBQ from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Cost is $5 per plate. Register online at, or at the event. More information - 314-862-3745 or

MAGEN DOVID ADOM: Erez Geller, a member of Magen Dovid Adom, will be speaking about his personal experiences on Wednesday, June 10th at United Hebrew at 7:00pm. He has fascinating stories to tell. There will be a dessert reception from Pratzels following the presentation.

TOMCHEI SHABBOS SPECIAL EVENT: The Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos project of the Vaad Hoeir invites you to mark its 1st anniversary with a FREE FAMILY BREAKFAST on Sunday, June 21st 9:30 am-11:00 am at Nusach Hari Bnai Zion, to thank the community for its wholehearted support. Activities for children will be available. We would appreciate donations of food and/or money to help us continue our work. For information call Merle Hartstein 469-7142; for tribute cards, call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: People interested in making a difference in the lives of Jewish older adults are needed as volunteer drivers to deliver hot kosher dinners to the homebound in the University City area. Volunteers are needed for approximately one hour on various days of the week. For more information please contact Florence Schacter, Director of Resident and Community Services, at the Crown Center for Senior Living, 314-991-2055,


Parashat HaShavua class by Chaim Possick is 8am Shabbat.

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

Beit Midrash for Women meets Wednesdays at the home of Faye Newman 7916 Stanford at 9:00am.

Registration open for Derech Eretz Camp (July 27 - Aug 14) at Traditional Cong. for children entering K-9 in the fall.  Call Suzanne 420-7880, Merav 420-3696 or write

Bnei Akiva groups – 7:00-8:00 pm. this week


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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