Young Israel of St. Louis


25 TEVET 5774 – 2 SHEVAT 5774

PARSHAT VA’ERA                                                   SHABBAT MEVORCHIM


Neil & Judy Weintraub, in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Jacob Stein, in Chicago.

The Hartstein family, Jack, Anne & Umberto, Morris & Elisa, Larry & Shoni, and families to express their deep gratitude to all who cooked and brought meals and offered support in so many other ways throughout the time that Merle was in the hospital and during the shiva. This community is truly amazing. Thank you so much.

Friday December 27th

Candle Lighting                                                 4:29 pm

Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:30 pm

Saturday December 28th

Hashkama                                                        7:30 am

Chumash Shiur                                                 8:15 am

Shacharit                                                          9:00 am

Sof Zman Kri’at Shema                                  9:41 am

Pre-Mincha Shiur                                             no pre-mincha shiur this week

Mincha                                                             4:20 pm

Bnei Akiva                                                       no Bnei Aviva this week

Shabbat Ends                                                   5:30 pm


Kiddush: Sponsors invited.

Seudah Shlishit: Sponsored by Jacob & Natalie Sukhodolsky, and family, to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jacob’s father, Samuil.

Weekday Shacharit

Sunday                                                             8:00 am

Monday                                                           6:30 & 8:00 am

Tuesday                                                           6:40 & 8:00 am

Wednesday – Legal Holiday                             8:00 am

Thursday                                                          6:30 am

Friday                                                              6:40 am


Mincha/Maariv                                                 4:35 pm


Rosh Chodesh Shevat                                       Thursday, January 2nd





Yehoshua Sommer                                                                  יהושע בן זהבה

Steven Zweig                                                                          שלמה תודרוס בן אסתר רבקה

James Kauders                                                                        Jane יעקב טוביה בן

Joseph Winkleman                                                                  יוסף בן שיינדל

                                                                                                משה בן דאליש רבקה

                                                                                                יהודה ארי בן פרומה

                                                                                                שמואל חיים שמחה בן דברה רייזל

                                                                                                דורון דניאל בן יפה

                                                                        נעמי בת מרים

                                                                                                צביה בת בריינה

                                                                                                רחל לאה בת ייטיל

                                                                                                הילה בת פייגא חנה

                                                                        חיה הדסה זהבה בת לאה רייזא

                                                                                                Jane Carol בתיה בת

Ruth Nitsun                                                                            רות רבקה בת פרומא רחל

Rachel Adler                                                                           רחל בת אסתר

Sarah Leah Carman                                                                 שרה לאה בת חנה גיטל

Shira Starr                                                                               שירה פייגא בת מאירה ליבא

Chana Tova Poupko                                                               חנה טובה בת אסתר שושנה


Mazal Tov to Dov & Tziona Zeffren on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Daniel & Yael Finer in Israel.

Mazal Tov to Neil & Judy Weintraub on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Jacob Stein, son of Avi & Deena Stein, in Chicago. Mazal Tov to great-grandparents, Sybil Carmen and Herb & Phyllis Sunshine.

Mazal Tov Tirtza Simon on her engagement to Danny Vizel of Montreal. Mazal Tov to Tirtza’s parents, Debbie Simon and Mordechai Simon.

RABBI’S CLASSES: The Rabbi will be out of town next week. Therefore, except for the Tuesday ladies’ Parsha class which will continue, his other classes will be on hiatus and will resume the week of January 6th.


TAX DEDUCTIONS: Please contact the office by Tuesday, Dec 31, for any payments to be included in 2013 deductions.

WINTER PARENT/CHILD LEARNING: Our Motzei Shabbat parent/child learning for children grades K and up continues this week, December 28th, at 6:30 pm, in the Beit Midrash. Sponsorships of $36 are available.

SAVE YOUR BLOOD: The 7th Annual St. Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will be on January 12, 2014. To volunteer the day of the drive, contact Judy or Bob Hellman at 862-8432 or To schedule your appointment to donate blood go to (sponsor code YIJS) or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-in donors are welcome, but appointments take priority

SAVE THE DATE FOR YOUNG ISRAEL HACHNASAT SEFER TORAH: Plan on joining in the dedication of Young Israel's new Sefer Torah on February 16, 2014 at 11:00 am. More details will follow!


·                                                                                                                                            Shabbat January 18th – the entire community will be visited by the Bostoner Rebbe from Har Nof.  Young Israel will be hosting the Rebbe for Seudah Shlishit.

·                                                                                                                                            Wednesday evening, January 22nd – Rabbi Seth Farber.

·                                                                                                                                            Shabbat, January 25th – Scholar-in-Residence. Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, Executive Director of the National Council of Young Israel.

·                                                                                                                                            Shabbat/Sunday, February 8/9 – Scholar-in-Residence. Oshra Koren, founder of the Matan Mother – Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program.

More details on all of these special events will be forthcoming by email and through the Shabbat announcements.


CALENDARS: The Women’s Division Calendars have arrived. Pick up is anytime that the office is open. If you need a delivery of your calendar (in U City), please contact the office and we will arrange it.

SAVE THE DATE – JANUARY 17: Women’s Division Tu B’Shvat Dinner, January 17, 2014. $18/adult, $8/child (12 and under), with a $72 family max. More details to follow.


FHA MONTHLY TUTTI FRUTTI FUNDRAISER: Tuesday, December 31th, 12:00 – 10:00 pm.

SHLOCK ROCK CONCERT: With Lenny Solomon, on January 11th, at the Wydown Theater, 6500 Wydown Blvd, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Premium seat: $18, General Admission: $5. For tickets, contact Suzanne at 314-680-5056 and for questions, contact Bonnie Goldmeier at 314-503-2792. Proceeds from the event go to EHA and BYHS Sports Programs.

LUNCH WITH LENNY SOLOMON: Enjoy Shabbat lunch with Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock on Shabbat afternoon, January 11th, at Young Israel. $18/adult, $10/child under 12, with a $72 family max. RSVP to the Young Israel office by Tuesday, January 7th. Make checks payable to EHA or BYHS Sports Program. Questions, contact Bonnie at 314-503-2792.


TOMCHEI SHABBOS COOKBOOK: Pleasesend all recipes to Questions? Call Bryna at 569-5001 or Jackie at 997-6924. We are also looking for sponsorships at the $36, $72, $100, $180, $360, $500 or $1,000 level. Our goal is to have 100% of the profits of this cookbook go to Tomchei Shabbos.

WOMENS’ TEHILLIM GROUP: Meets at the home of Bobbi Gibli, 2 Delcrest Court, #204, Sundays, 9:15 am – 9:45 am. If you cannot participate in person, call 504-5593. The Tehillim hotline for names and updates is 995-7119.


Jewish Student Union (JSU) Gala GROWING A JEWISH FUTURE! February 22, 2014 at the Danforth Plant and Science Center. Honoring Dr. Eldad and Danielle Bialecki and Dr. Michael Rauchman and Dr. Ariane May with special tribute to Howard Granok, JSU Faculty Advisor of Crossroads College Prep School. For more information or to make reservations or a donation visit or contact Event Chairpersons Melanie and Dan Winograd or Rick Kodner and Gail Brody at or Rabbi Mike at 314-498-6279. JSU serves more than 700 teens in 12 high schools in the St. Louis area. To learn more about JSU, visit our new website at


Mishnat Pinchas V’Sarah: 5 minutes after Kiddush.

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

Bnei Akiva: No Bnei Akiva this week.

Meals: To arrange to host the Bnot Sherut for a Shabbat lunch, please contact Debby Schuman at 727-3123.


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

Tues, Wed, Thurs 11 AM – 4 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)