Young Israel of St. Louis

SHABBAT February 16TH 2013 – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2013

6 ADAR 5773 – 12 ADAR 5773



Moshe, Aviva, Bella, and Avi in honor of Tamar and JJ's 13th Birthday.

Tziona Zeffren and children in honor of Dov’s special birthday, and to welcome Shira and Talia and their famileis.

Friday February 15th

Candle Lighting                                                 5:21 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:20 pm

Saturday, February 16th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:33 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur*                                           4:25 pm

Mincha                                                             5:10 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:10 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:23 pm


* Pre-Mincha Shiur:

Unlocking the Mystery of Midrash Methodology:

The Biblical Roots of Midrashic ‘stories’.


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by Abe Redlich and Stan & Leila Biel and Family, in loving memory of their wife, mother, and grandmother, Shirley Redlich on the occasion of her yahrtzeit.

Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday                                                           6:30 am

Thursday (Fast day)                                          see below

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                5:25 pm


Ta’anit Esther:

Fast begins                                                       5:25 am

Shacharit & Selichot                                         6:15 am

Chatzot                                                            12:15 pm

Mincha                                                             5:10 pm

Fast ends                                                          6:28 pm



Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Dr. Lester Zeffren                                                                   יואל אליעזר בן יוספה לאה

Dr Maurice Sonnenwirth                                                        משה יוסף בן רייזא

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

                                                                                                יהודה בן סלתן

                                                                                                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

Phyllis Franklin                                                                      פרימעט בת אסתר רייזל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא

STONE DEDICATION: For Noah Susman will take place Sunday, February 17th, 2:00 pm at the Beis HaMedrash Hagadol Cemetery at Price and Ladue.


THANK YOU: Thank you to Marc & Vicki Chervitz who are the ushers this week for the youth groups.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, February 16th, at 7:15 pm. Sponsorships are $36. This week’s learning is being sponsored by Joe & Izzy Yazdi.


Purim Shpiel for Kinderlach – Grades 2 and under. This special presentation of the Megillah story for kids will take place downstairs in PARALLEL with the main Megillah reading upstairs.  (Volunteers for roles in the shpiel are welcome to contact Sara Greene.  They will be able to listen to the Megillah at the second reading.)

YI PURIM MURDER MYSTERY!! After the Megillah readings Motzei Shabbat, come back to Shul at 10:00 pm in themed costume (“Haman’s Mafioso now recruiting: crooks, killers, and gangsters welcome!”) for our YI PURIM MURDER MYSTERY!!  You don’t want to be left out!

LOST & FOUND:. Items that have been left in the Shul have been placed on the downstairs coat rack. All items not claimed by February 27th will be donated.

AIPAC POLICY CONVENTION 2013: March 3-5, Washington DC. Join Rabbi Shulman and our growing Young Israel Synagogue Delegation: Alan & Jackie Gerson, Dr. Dorit Daphna-Iken, Andy Koshner, David & Jill Mogil, Myra Peskin, David & Sharon Pollack, and our high school youth: Andrew Adler, Arielle Baron, David Iken, Aaron Koshner, Alex Peskin, & Yael Simon. It’s not too late to sign up! For more information please contact AIPAC at 323-937-1184.

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: Young Israel and NCSY are proud to host Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Steve Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, Shabbat March 9th. Details to follow.

TIME TO ORDER MATZA: Please return the form for your matza orders with payment (check or credit card) to the office ASAP. The deadline has been extended to Sunday, Feb 17th.

PURIM SCHEDULE: See attached.


Women’s Division “Frumba” Class:“Frumba” will meet this week, Feb 16th at 7:30 pm in the Social Hall.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: YI Women’s Division Mishloach Manot baskets will be distributed after Megillah reading on Purim night, Feb 23rd. As part of our YI family, all members are entitled to a basket, even if they did not participate in purchasing one. Please remember that since these baskets are distributed on the night of Purim, they do not fulfill the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot, which requires distribution on Purim day.

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.


Achashverosh's Palace: Sunday night, Feb 17, 6:00 pm at Clayton High School (1 Mark Twain Circle). $50 per person; advance reservations required. Pay by credit card at, or call 872-8701.

New Community Creative Beit Midrash: Check out Epstein's NEW Creative Beit Midrash in collaboration with EHA, NCSY, and TMK! Open daily for the entire community and EHA students 9 - 11:30 am. Contact Rav Boaz at 314-420-8080 or to set up a chevruta or learn about one of our newly formed classes!

PURIM CARNIVAL:Purim Bash! Feb 24, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Epstein. The carnival will feature games, food, a bounce house, balloon art and more! Passes for all-you-can-play cost $5 for children age 7 and under and $10 for children age 8+. Adults are free. Lunch will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored by Bnei Akiva, EHA and NCSY.

Community News

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: The Tomchei Shabbos food drive has been a success! Non-perishable items and money donations are always welcome! To make a donation for Purim using Tomchei Shabbos cards, call Jackie Gerson at 997-7257.

WINE & JUICE PROMOTION: St. Louis Kollel Bookstore is offering a special promotion through Purim. Buy 12 or more bottles of wine or grape juice and get 10% of your total purchase donated to the school or shul of their choice. 314 726-6047 or email

CHESS TOURNAMENT: Sunday, Feb 17th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at BYHS girls’ school, 1146 N. Warson Rd. Cost: $15 ($10 for each additional sibling). For more info, contact Aleksey Kazakevich at

ANNUAL PURIM Re-Enactment PARADE: Will be on Purim, Sunday, February 24th. It will begin at the corner of Gay & Cornell at 2:00 pm and end at Saxony Ct.


·                                                                                                                                             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.


Jewish Student Union (JSU) GALA INSPIRE A JEWISH TOMORROW! March 9, 2013 at the Coronado Ballroom. Honoring Michael and Carol Staenberg, with special tribute to Rick Kodner and Gail Brody. The Meira Bresler Riemer Scholarship Fund will be inaugurated. Meira was passionately involved in inspiring the youth of both JSU and NCSY. This National fund, administered by the OU, has been established to provide these youth, opportunities to enhance their Jewish identity and love for Israel. For more information or to make reservations or a donation visit or contact Event Chairpersons Danielle and Eldad Bialecki or Melanie and Dan Winograd at JSU serves more than 700 teens in 11 high schools in the St.Louis area.

JSU AND NCSY AIPAC DELEGATES: David Bilger, Kristopher Moore, Andrew Adler, Yael Simon, Yossi Katz, Megan Dern, Emma Barg, Madeline Lapp, Sarah Casteel, Ariel Baron, David Iken.


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

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

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.

Ruth Fredman Bat Mitzvah Program: Continues this Sunday, Feb 17 through May 10 at Young Israel.


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)