Young Israel of St. Louis


PARSHAT DEVARIM                                               SHABBAT CHAZON


Rita Bresler and Sybil Carmen to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their father, Nathan Kulefsky.

Judy & Neil Weintraub to wish Ben a happy 20th birthday.

Shira and Raffi Lev-Tzion to thank the community for three wonderful years of warm hospitality and friendship. Please visit us in Israel.

Tzeitchem l'shalom to Mitch & Shelly. We wish you hatzlacha in your aliyah. From your Young Israel friends.

Friday July 27th

Candle Lighting                                                                    8:04 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                                    7:00 pm


Saturday, July 28st

Hashkama                                                                              7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                                     8:15 am

Shacharit                                                                               9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                                     9:31 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                                                 no shiur today

Mincha                                                                                  6:00 pm

Seudah Shlishit                                                                    at home (to be completed by 8:15pm)

Shabbat Ends                                                                       8:57 pm

Ma’ariv/Eichah (please read attached letter)                   9:15 pm


Sunday, July 29th – Tisha B’av day

Early Shacharit                                                                     6:30 pm

Shacharit / Kinot                                                                  9:00 am

Shiur – Rabbi Shulman                                                        following Kinot (~11:30 am)

Chatzot                                                                                  1:07 pm

Video (see below)                                                                5:15 pm

Mincha                                                                                  7:30 pm

Fast Ends                                                                              8:56 pm


Kiddush: Sponsored in honor of Sybil Weintraub Carmen on her 85th Birthday. Given by her children: Neil and Judy Weintraub, Ethel and David Minder, (Monsey. NY), and Shelly and Rabbi Michael Willis, (Johannesburg, South Africa), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Weekly Shacharit

Monday, Thursday                                                             6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                                           6:40 & 8:00 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                                   7:55 pm




As you know, this year Tisha B’av is a ‘postponed’ fast, as it falls on Shabbat, and is commemorated next Sunday, July 29th.  Please see the attached letter outlining many of the unique practices for next Shabbat and Tisha B’av itself, which affect the schedule as well.

This year, Tisha B’av afternoon before Mincha we will once again be showing a video presentation of shiurim and inspirational talks produced by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future, and the Orthodox Union, entitled: "Making Tisha B’Av Meaningful to us Today".

This year’s video includes presentations by prominent Rashei Yeshiva and Rabbinic leaders such as Rabbi Mordechai Willig שליט"א, and, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Dean of the Center for the Jewish Future, prominent educators such as Dr David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn & Joseph Strauss Chair in Psychology & Jewish Education, Azrielli Graduate School, and Mrs. Nachama Price, Judaic Studies Faculty of Stern College for Women, as well as many other familiar names, including Rabbis Steven Burg and Yaakov Glasser of NCSY, Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Vice President of the OU, and Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the OU.  It promises to be a powerful and stimulating way to “Make Tisha B’av Meaningful to us Today” indeed!  Please see the attached flyer for more details, and help spread the word by sharing this flyer with your friends.


Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Dr. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

Dr Maurice Sonnenwirth                                                        משה יוסף בן רייזא

Albert Glassman                                                                     אברהם בן שרה

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

Joe Iken                                                                                   יוסף משה בן ציריל

                                                                                                יהודה מנחם מענדל בן ראשקא

                                                                                                יהודה זאב בן אסתר

                                                                                                ישראל יחיאל צבי הכהן בן חיה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                יוסף ליפא בן פרידא

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                                                מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                שרה רחל בת חנה

                                                                                                חיה רבקה בת דבורה

                                                                                                לאה בת רחל

Bess Pearl                                                                               בתיה רחל בת חיה צביה

Avigayil Raul                                                                          אביגיל בת שרה

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazal Tov to Alan & Bryna Kandel on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Shira to Rabbi Jeremy Donath.

There will be a Shabbat Kallah for Shira at the Kandel home, 8341 Cornell, at 5:00 pm.

Mazal Tov to Dov & Tzionna Zeffren on the engagement of their son, Eitan, to Sorala Grinblatt. Mazal tov to Sorala’s parents, David & Brina Grinblatt, of Chicago. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Lester Zeffren, Noah & Marilyn Wolff, Rabbi Moshe Nobel and Mr & Mrs Jacobi.

Mazal Tov to Jonathan & Heather Douek on the birth of a son. The brit milah is planned for Wednesday morning after the 6:40 am minyan. For providing meals, log on to the Meal Train at

Mazal Tov to Diane Fredman on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Ari & Rachel Fredman of NY. Mazal tov to great-grandmother Bracha Fredman.

A message from Shelly & Mitch:

We want to thank everyone in the Young Israel Community for the lovely kiddush held in our honor last Shabbos. As we take our leave, we thank you all for the years of warmth and support. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home in Jerusalem. Our new email address is: Our address will be 34 Harakevet. L'hitraot, Shelly and Mitch.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Mike & Sima Oberlander who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

DUES PAYMENTS: Final 2011-2012 dues payments must be paid by Tuesday, July 31st. Please send checks to the office or contact the office for other payment options.

FOND FAREWELL: We say goodbye to Raffi & Shira Lev-Tzion and family as they return to Israel this week. We wish them much hatzlacha in the future.

Girls Tisha B'Av Program - Make your TishA b'Av Meaningful: There will be a girl's learning program for high school age girls and up, involving the meaning of certain Kinot, the depth of Eichah, stories, and a short movie, led by the post high school girls. The program will take place at 11:30 am this Sunday morning at the Biel home, 8146 Balson. Please bring a book with Kinot.

FLOWERS & SWEETS FUNDRAISER: Flamenco Flowers & Sweets will donate 5% of the sale of any standing order placed for the month of August to Young Israel. To place an order, please call Elisheva Heit @ 314.456.6027 and mention this promo.

MISHMAR: Don't forget that the Thursday night Mishmar is continuing all summer.


SAVE THE DATE FOR A PETAL PARTY: First open meeting will be Sunday, August 26th, 1-3 pm, at Young Israel. The program (optional) will be Flower Arranging with Elisheva Heit. $18 fee for supplies. RSVP info to follow.


TISHA B'AV FILM AT FEDERATION: The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center will screen the film, “A Yiddish World Remembered,” on Tisha B'Av, July 29th, 2 pm in the HMLC theatre, Jewish Federation Kopolow Building.

SIYUM HaSHAS: The community is invited for the National Celebration of the 12th Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi, Wednesday, August 1st, at Agudath Israel. Mincha at 6 pm followed by a live hook-up from MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

AISH WOMEN'S SEED PROGRAM:August 2nd -15th. featuring 3 dynamic educators: Sara Reiss, Batsheva Hardt & Malka Weiss. See flyer for program details. For info, call Aish at 314-862-2474.

CALLING ALL MEN & BOYS: Join us for a male-only swim night! SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 from 8 - 10 PM at Shaw Park Pool (111 So. Brentwood). Cost: $6 PP or $24 / family max. This event benefits FHA: Friends of the Hebrew Academy. Questions? Contact Bonnie Goldmeier (314-863-1881) or Adi Feen (314-862-2740).

TOMCHEI SHABBOS BRUNCH: Join us for the annual FREE Tomchei Shabbos Brunch. We'll be celebrating the children of our community with a BACK TO SCHOOL event Sunday, August 19, 9:30 am at Young Israel Synagogue. RSVP by August 12 to

FHA ONGOING FUNDRAISER: The FHA is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels. Visit Questions? Contact Vicki Isakow at

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: There will be no Tehillim group this week because of Tisha B'Av


Camp Derech Eretz:. Call Suzanne at 420-7880

Mishnat Pinchas: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

Beit Midrash Learning: Mon. @ Young Israel 8 - 9:30pm

Beit Midrash for Women: On break until fall.

Mishmar learning: Thursdays at Young Israel at 8:30 pm.

Bnei Akiva: On break until fall.


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

Deadline for announcements:  Noon on Thursday

Deadline for Mazal Tovs 10 AM on Friday

Rabbi Shulman’s personal contact info:

314-725-6130 (home study), 314-313-3120 (cell)

Young Israel Web-site:

To sponsor a weekly Shul Announcement, for $36, email Judy ( or call (314-727-1880)