Young Israel of St. Louis




David A. Rubin in honor of the 40th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah and his having been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America.

Friday, September 11th  

Candle lighting                                                  6:57 pm

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                6:55 pm

Saturday September 12th 

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:49 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                           5:45 pm

Mincha                                                             6:45 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   7:56 pm

Kiddush: Sponsored.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited – Rabbi Leibtag will speak on: “Shirat Haazinu & Why we study Tanach”

*Rabbi Menachem Leibtag – Topic:

The ‘least’ & ‘most’ mentioned holiday in the bible:

Using Chumash to explain the Machzor

The Eruv – UP 


Selichot September 12th

Shiur **                                                           11:30 pm

Refreshments                                                    12:30 am

Selichot                                                            1:00 am           

Weekly Shacharit (preceded by Selichot)

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday                                       6:10 am

Friday, Sept 18th, Erev Rosh Hashanah             5:00 am



Mincha/Ma’ariv                                                6:50 pm



** Rabbi Menachem Leibtag – Topic:

The 13 Attributes of Mercy:

A ‘magic formula’ – or the ‘essence of prayer’



Mazel Tov to Debbie and Mordechai Simon and family on the engagement of their daughter and sister, Nechama Dina, to Zachary Taylor. Zach and Nechama Dina became engaged at Nefesh B’Nefesh’s welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion airport following Nechama Dina and her 200 fellow Olim’s arrival in Israel on September 8. The proposal was widely reported on Israeli media outlets as part of NBN’s designated “single’s flight”, the final chartered aliyah flight this summer. Mazel Tov also to Nechama Dina for ‘living the dream’ and becoming an OlahChadasha.

Mazel Tov to Joan Heber on the Bat Mitzvah of her granddaughter, Russi Heber. Mazel Tov to the parents, Rabbi Dovid & Baila Heber, of Baltimore.


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                                                       זאבאליעזר בן חיה שיינדל

Erna Waltuch                                                    אסתר בת רחל לאה

Zivi Pearl                                                          זהבה אורטל בת צפורה

Vita Naiman                                                     וויטא בת גיטל

Irv Diamant                                                      יצחק בן רבקה

Herbert Baron                                                   יעקב שמואל בן אסתר מרים

Ellen Pinnas                                                      חוה בת פייגא

Gene Koshner                                                   יהודה בן לאה מאשא

Mildred Weisel                                                  מלכה פר''דא בת שושנה

Noa Buchman                                                   נעָה מלכה בת טובה רבקה

                                                                        נאכא אסתר בת שרה

                                                                        פעסיא בת הינדא ברכה

                                                                        יצחק שלום בן חנה בתיה


Gilad (ben Aviva) Shallit

ONEG: There will be a Teen Oneg Shabbat at the Koshner home, 7941 Gannon, at 10 pm with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag. He will speak on “Biblical Conversations between Man & God,” with an interactive discussion and Q&A.

SHABBAT MORNING GROUPS: Thank you to Esti Munk for leading the Shabbat groups this week. The groups will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

LULAV & ETROG: Forms are available for ordering you lulav & etrog in the office, in the bait midrash and online. Please note that the ABSOLUTE deadline for ordering isWednesday, September 16th. Please contact the office or Michael Zeffren at 314-753-0056.

SHABBAT SHUVAH DRASHA: Rabbi Shulman will be giving his Shabbat Shuvah drasha on September 26 before Mincha. The topic is, “The Rosh Hashanah That Changed Jewish History: Where Do Our Prayers Come From?”

PICNIC: Our annual picnic will be this Sunday, September 13th, at Villa Park at 4:30 pm. You can bring your own picnic dinner or enjoy a spaghetti dinner for only $10/adult or $5/child age 5 and under.


VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Our very own Rabbi Mike Rovinsky, has been nominated by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis as a "Jewish Community Hero" for his kiruv work with NCSY, JSU and Camp Nageela Midwest. He has the opportunity to win much-needed funding for his programming. Please vote for him! All you need to do is click the link below and press the "VOTE" button. You do not even need to sign in with your name or email address. You can vote once every 12 hours, so please continue to vote! Voting ends October 8th. Please pass this on to your friends and family!

TOVELING: Girls at Block Yeshiva will tovel your items for you. Suggested donation: $18 per session. Proceeds will fund further chesed programming. For questions and pick-up, please call Davita Wachsstock (314) 791-6588 or Tova Kay (314) 660-8896.

YOM TOV CLOTHING SALE: Sunday September 13th, noon – 5:00 pm at the Clothing Tree Boutique, 2538 S. Brentwood Blvd. A percentage of that day’s sales will go to help educate our teens.

HAT SALE: Epstein Hebrew Academy is having a Rosh Hashanah Winter Hat Sale presented by Linda’s Headquarters of Chicago on Meet the Teachers nights, Monday September 14th and Wednesday September 16th. EHA will receive 20% of all sales. If you are unable to attend these nights, you may call Jesse Lefton at 314-954-5841 for a private appointment.

WOMENS' TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at Bobbi Gibli's condo on Delcrest Court-Bldg #2, Condo #204, Sundays at 9:30 am. If you can not participate in person, call (314) 504-5593. The telephone number for the Tehillim hotline, to leave a name or check on updates, is (314) 995-7119.


Mishnat Pinchas: Congratulations to the participants of Mishnat Pinchas, who, after 4 years of weekly learning, are celebrating a Siyum of Pirkei Avot. Mazal Tov to them and to the entire Jewish community. Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, one of pioneers of Torah Education via the internet and a renowned teacher at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel, will be leading this week's parent/child study of mishna (5 minutes after start of Young Israel kiddush).

Kumzitz: All those in high school are invited to a Pre-slichot Torah MiTzion Kumzitz! September 12th, Motzei Shabbat. 9 - 11 pm at the Schneider's home, 12331 Ladue Rd.

Bnot Sherut:Please contact Ruth Asher at 727-6317 if you would like to have Sara and Tova for a Shabbat meal.

Beit Midrash for Women- This week on September 2, 2009, Merav Possick will resume the study of Shmuel Bet. All women are welcome every Wednesday morning, 9 AM, in the home of Faye Newman (7916 Stanford).

Ulpan at Young Israel, taught by Gilat Gastfraind, will occur Monday & Tuesday evenings from October through March. For more information, call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.

Bnei Akiva groups – out for the summer



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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