Young Israel of St. Louis


1 SHEVAT 5773 – 7 SHEVAT 5773

PARSHAT VA’ERA                                                   ROSH CHODESH SHEVAT


Judy & Bob Hellman to thank the donors and volunteers who made the blood drive such a success!!

Dov & Tziona Zeffren in honor of Lester Zeffren’s 83rd birthday.

Rabbi Moshe & Baila Shulman to commemorate the first yahrtzeit of Baila’s mother, Sonja Robinson.

Friday January 11th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:42 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:40 pm

Saturday, January 12th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:00 am

Shacharit                                                          8:45 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:44 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                           3:45 pm

Mincha                                                             4:30 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       4:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:43 pm

* Pre-Mincha Shiur:

Unlocking the Mystery of Midrash Methodology:

The Biblical Roots of Midrashic ‘stories’.

Kiddush: Jill & David Mogil invite everyone to join them for a double celebration kiddush in honor of their daughter, Elana, upon her graduation from NYU School of Nursing, and in honor of the birth of their first granddaughter, Leora Fayga, daughter of Lisa and Jonathan Fruchter.


Seudah Shlishit: Sponsors invited


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                4:45 pm



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

Isaac Boniuk                                                                           יצחק אייזיק בן רחל

Eric Oppenheimer                                                                   יעקב בן מרים

Marvin Pack                                                                           מנחם בן בתיה

Melvin Zuhler                                                                         מלך זושא בן שרה

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                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

                                                                        שרה רחל בת חנה

                                                                        נעמי בת מרים

                                                                        חיה רבקה בת דבורה

                                                                        לאה בת רחל

                                                                                                רונית בת מרים

                                                                                                צביה בת בריינה

                                                                                                רחל לאה בת ייטיל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא


Mazal Tov to Barbara & Marty Ast on the engagement of their son, Jason, to Andrea (Andy) Surasky, daughter of Heidi & Jon Surasky of Ra'anana, Israel.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Moshe & Baila Shulman and Joel & Debbie Garbow on the engagement of their children, Shmuli and Tamar. The community is invited to a L’Chaim next Saturday night, January 19th, at the Shulman home, 8055 Amherst, at 8:00 pm.


Our condolences to Jacob & Natalie Sukhodolsky on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Samuel Sukhodolsky. Jacob is sitting shiva, at their home, 8127 Amherst, through Monday morning. Minyan times are the same as the Shul’s times. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Joe & Izzy Yazdi who are the ushers this week for the youth groups

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, January 12th, at 6:45 pm. Sponsorships are $36.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL YAHRTZEIT SHIUR: The community is invited to a special shiur, given by the Rabbi, in commemoration of the first yahrtzeit of Baila’s mother, Wednesday night, Jan 16, 8:30pm at Young Israel. (For this Wednesday only, the Rabbi’s regular Tanach class will be moved up to start at 7:30pm.)

AIPAC POLICY CONVENTION 2013: March 3-5, Washington DC. Join Rabbi Shulman and fellow members: Alan & Jackie Gerson, Dr Dorit Daphna-Iken, Andy and Aaron Koshner, David & Jill Mogil, and David & Sharon Pollack. It’s not too late to sign up! For more information please contact AIPAC at 323-937-1184.

Membership Survey: At this point everyone should have received or will be receiving a membership survey either by email or postal service. Thank you to everyone who has already completed their membership survey. If you have not yet received a survey please contact Adam at or 314-726-2163.

YOUNG ISRAEL ANNUAL DINNER: The new date for the dinner is May 19th. This year we are honoring Danny & Sara Wachsstock, and Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Dr. Hilton Price. Please contact Jackie Oppenheimer or Jessie Lefton if you are interested in helping with the dinner.


Women’s Division “Frumba” Class: If you would be interested in a women’s only Zumba class Motzei Shabbos taught by a certified instructor please contact Bryna at 569-5001 or, Hessie at 726-4591 or If you have questions about the class itself, please call Aliza Jaffee at 847-650-6202 or email her at

CALENDARS: The new calendars have arrived. Pick up is during regular office hours or call Judy at 314-727-1880 to make alternate arrangements. A special thank you to Barbara Strashun for a job incredibly and efficiently done – and thanks for the old format.

ESTGHER’S EXPRESS: Look for forms this week in your mail.

CHAT WITH SENIORS: Contact Judy Hellman at 862-8432 to volunteer to visit with our seniors or request a visit. We welcome both male and female volunteers.


EHA RAFFLE: Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. 1st Prize: 4 round-trip tickets to Disney World (includes air fare, 2-day passes to theme park and 2 nights at the hotel), 2nd Prize: Apple iPad Mini Tablet, 3rd Prize: $250 shopping spree at Schnucks. Drawing will be at the Super Bowl Party on Feb 3rd. For tickets, call Anna Rose Tendler at 314-275-8148. All proceeds go to the EHA Strategic Planning Process.

EHA SUPER BOWL(ing) SUNDAY: Feb 3rd, Olivette Bowling Lanes, 4:45 pm until the end of the game. Bowling, fun, festivities, and dinner. $15/adult and $10/ child (under10 years). Walk-in costs are $18/adult and $13/child. Reservations must be made by Jan 30th to Questions? Call Bonnie at 314-503-2792. All proceeds go to the EHA Strategic Planning Process.

3rd ANNUAL BYHS TRIVIA NIGHT: February 2nd, 7 pm, 1146 N. Warson Rd. $20 / person - register your team of 8 or as an individual (to join a team that night). 10 rounds of 10 questions, plus games and raffles! Beer, soda and snacks included, (no outside food or drink). Prizes will be awarded for the top 2 teams. Call or email Karen at 314-442-6737 or with questions or to make reservations.

TOVELING: BYHS girls will tovel items for you as one of their chesed projects. Proceeds will fund further chesed programming. Drop off your items at the girls’ school, 1146 N. Warson Rd. For questions, contact the school at 314-872-8701. Suggested Donation: $18.


TOMCHEI SHABBOS COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE!!  Look for bags to be distributed (and picked up!) at your doorstep.  Watch for details!

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Location: home of Bobbi Gibli, 2 Delcrest Court, #204, Sundays @ 9:15 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. Tehillim hotline (names and updates): 995-7119.


·                                                                                                                                            Shoreshet- Pizza and Parsha - Every Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the NCSY office.

·                                                                                                                                            Latte and Learning – Every Wednesday night at Starbucks on Hanley and Wydown at 7:30 pm.

·                                                                                                                                            Sr. Oneg – Jan 11th at the home of Moshe & Aviva Adler, 7921 Cornell, 8:30-10:00 pm. Special guests: Elliot Tanzman and Sammy Schaechter.

·                                                                                                                                            Ice Skating – Jan 12th for Sr NCSY at Shaw Park Ice Rink (217 S Brentwood Blvd), 7-8:30 pm. Special guests: Elliot Tanzman and Sammy Schaechter

·                                                                                                                                            NCSY Summer Info Night - Jan 13th at 7:00 pm (YI Beit Midrash). Guest Speaker: Elliot Tanzman. Amazing scholarship opportunities.

Jr Midwinter Shabbaton in Chigago: Feb 1st – 3rd, early registration by Jan 15th is $115. After that it goes back to $145. Lots of cool raffle prizes including an iPad Mini.and a Special Surprise Guest. Scholarships are available. For info, contact Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279.


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: Starting 5 minutes after Kiddush.

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

Beit Midrash for Women: Wednesdays at the home of Faye Newman, 7916 Stanford, at 1:00 pm.

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

SAVE THE DATE:TMK 10th Anniversary Gala Saturday, Feb. 9th, 8:00pm, at the Clayton High School Commons, in memory of Sally Oberlander z"l and honoring the multigenerational contribution of the Oberlander (Mark and Bunny, Michael and Sima) and Medow (Bobby and Chelle) families. The Service Awardee this year is Chagai Adler.


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)