Young Israel of St. Louis


20 ADAR 5773 – 26 ADAR 5773

PARSHAT KI TISA                                                   SHABBAT PARAH


The Women’s Division to say  Yeyasher Kochachem to all of the shleppers, packers, drivers, & distributors of Esther’s Express. We are eternally grateful for your help.

Howard & Jackie Oppenheimer to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Howard’s grandfather, Gustav Oppenheimer.

Avi Munk to thank all of the St Louis crowd for supporting him in his first marathon in Jerusalem for Chai Lifeline which was an amazing experience.

Friday March 1st

Candle Lighting                                                 5:36 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 5:35 pm

Saturday, March 2nd

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                 9:23 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur

Mincha                                                             5:30 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       5:30 pm

Shabbat Ends                                                   6:38 pm

Kiddush:Sponsored by Jerry Esrig, Joe Feder, Joel Garbow, Charles Lefton, and Barry Needle, in memory of Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, author of the Aruch HaShulchan, on the occasion of his yahrtzeit.

Seudah Shlishit:Sponsored by Barbara & Robert Strashun in loving memory of Barbara's father, William Rothman, and her brother, Stewart Rothman, on their yahrtzeits.


Weekly Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday, Thursday                                           6:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday                            6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv:                                                5:40 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

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


Mazal Tov to Ted & Shirley Zeffren on the birth of a great-granddaughter born to Zev & Adeena Polsky of Baltimore. Mazal Tov to grandparents Simcha & Shana Polsky of Chicago.

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Amiel and Dr Izzie Rosenbloom on the birth of a granddaughter born to Matis & Ruchama Miller.

Mazal Tov to Moshe & Aviva Adler on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, JJ. Mazal Tov to grandparents, Heschel & Adinah Raskas and Mel & Debby Adler, and to all of the guests from New York, Houston, Silver Spring, and Edison.


Jr NCSY ONEG: at the home of Daniel & Jessie Lefton, 1015 Laval Dr, at 8:00 pm.

PARENT/CHILD MOTZEI SHABBAT LEARNING (grades K-5) continues this week, March 2nd, at 7:30 pm. This week’s learning is being anonymously sponsored.

AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE 2013 YOUNG ISRAEL DELEGATION: We wish our AIPAC Young Israel Delegation a tzeitchem le’shalom as they embark on our shul’s first Synagogue Delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference, together with Rabbi Shulman.  Yeyasher Kochachem to all of our attendees: Alan & Jackie Gerson, Dr. Dorit Daphna‑Iken, Andy Koshner, Aaron Koshner, David & Jill Mogil, Myra Peskin, Alex Peskin, and David & Sharon Pollack.  Congratulations also to the student delegation from the Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars Program, a program of JSU, which is sending the largest student group from St. Louis, including our members: Andrew Adler, Yael Simon, Ariel Baron, and David IkenYeyasher Kochachem to you!  We eagerly look forward to hearing from all of our AIPAC PC 2013 participants upon their return!

RABBI’S CLASSES: With the Rabbi attending the AIPAC Conference, his Sunday and Monday classes this week will not be taking place this week.  The Tuesday women’s Parsha class will be taught by Rabbi Mintz.

The Rabbi’s second pre-Pesach halacha class will take on Monday, March 11th, at 8:00 pm.

NOTE: The Rabbi’s Monday morning Tanach class and Monday evening Talmud classes are now on hiatus until after Pesach.

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. Rabbi Weil will be speaking at the following times:

·                                                                                                                                             Shabbat Drasha: “Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later”

·                                                                                                                                             12 Noon - Post-Kiddush Discussion: “The Defining Issues That Will Define 21st Century Orthodoxy”

·                                                                                                                                             4:30pm - Pre-Mincha Shiur: “This Night in History – The Haggada Breaks Down the World’s First BDS Movement”

·                                                                                                                                             Seudah Shlishit: “My Four Sons – The Haggada as an Educational Paradigm”


Women’s Division “Frumba” Class:“Frumba” will be on Sunday March 3rd this week, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, in the social hall.

ESTHER’S EXPRESS: YI Women’s Division would like to thank Anita Feigenbaum, Diane Fredman, Jackie Gerson, Bonnie Goldmeier, Roberta Gornish, Sara Greene, Judy Hellman, Leah Howard, Aviva Needle, Jackie Oppenheimer, Anna Rose Tendler, Karen Zeffren, and the BYHS Boys, with a special thanks to Meir Zimand.

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.


Basketball Rivalry: Block Yeshiva will face MTI in the final boys basketball game of the season this Saturday night (March 2nd) at the EHA Gym, 1138 N. Warson Rd. Senior Night Ceremony at 8:00 PM followed by tip-off at 8:15 pm. (Teenage girls are kindly requested not to attend.)

BYHS BOYS TRIVIA & BASKETBALL: for BYHS & 8th grade boys, Sat night, March 9. Trivia: Girls School at 8:00 pm ; Basketball: EHA gym at 9:30 pm. Cost: Free.

TOVELING FUNDRAISER: With Pesach quickly approaching, you can save time by sending your new dishes, pots, etc. to be toveled by the BYHS girls. You can drop your items at the girl’s school or contact Rachel Somorov at 314-721-4480 or to make other arrangements.

Community News

MTI ANNUAL DINNER: Sunday, March 10th, honoring Jon & Jody Rubin, at the St Louis Marriott West, 660 Maryville Centre Dr. Hors D’oeuvres: 5:30 pm. Dinner: 6:30 pm. For reservations, contact Debbie at 314-594-0462 or go to

TOMCHEI SHABBOS: Tomchei Shabbos cards, including our Diamant Meat Fund cards, make great acknowledgements of birthdays, anniversarys, yahrzeits, or thank-yous! To order cards, please call Jackie Gerson at 314-997-7257.

MOAS CHITIM: The Vaad Hoeir has begun its annual Rabbi Sholom Rivkin Tzedakah/Maos Chitim program to assist hundreds of families for Pesach. Checks made payable to Moas Chitim can be mailed to the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, 4 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.


·                                                                                                                                             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 with 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.


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, March 3rd 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)