Welcome to the Young Israel of St. Louis

Young Israel of St. Louis welcomes visitors and new members to our warm and vital shul. Committed to living Torah lives, fostering spiritual growth and supporting Israel, our Orthodox congregation provides daily and Shabbos/Shabbat davening as well as multiple learning opportunities for men, women and our youth. Located in the heart of the St. Louis eruv, Congregation Young Israel welcomes you.

Interested in Membership?

Please complete our membership form (you can use the form to update your information as well).

Visiting St. Louis?

We strive to live by the principle of hachnassas/t orchim. If you will be visiting the Saint Louis community for business, vacation, or looking to relocate, we invite you to enjoy a wonderful Shabbos/Shabbat at our shul.

Please contact the office at info@youngisrael-stl.org or (314) 727-1880 and we can help arrange hospitality and accomodations.

Rabbi Moshe Shulman

Rabbi Moshe Shulman

Rabbi Shulman has Rabbinic Ordination from the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate, and is a graduate of the Rabbinic Kollel and Sha'al Institute for Rabbinic and Educational Training of Yeshivas/Yeshivat Sha'alvim. Before joining Young Israel, he served as spiritual leader in Calgary and Toronto. His special interests include Tanach and the interaction of science, medicine and halacha. He can be reached for private consultation through the shul office, 314-727-1880, extension 3, or his home office, 314-725-6130.

Listen to Rabbi Shulman online

The following shiur series are available for listening to online or downloading to your MP3 player:

Ongoing shiurim:

Rabbi Shulman has also given lectures at the annual Machon Herzog Yemei Iyun B'Tanach. Some of his talks are archived here:

Archived shiurim:

  • Zoom Farewell to the Davis's

    On January 17th, we bid farewell to long-time members of Young Israel and supporters of the entire Saint Louis Jewish Community, Larry and Sunny Davis, as they moved to be closer to their children and grandchildren. You can watch the video here, as well as hear the audio and read the comments.
  • Zoom Farewell to the Drazens

    On November 23th, we bid farewell to long-time members of Young Israel and supporters of the entire Saint Louis Jewish Community, Mark and Barbara Drazen, as they moved to be closer to their children and grandchildren. You can watch the video here.
  • 2020 Annual Dinner

    Our 2020 annual dinner became a virtual event and fundraiser on May 17, 2020, with comedian Eli Lebowicz. A celebratory dinner honoring the St. Louis Community Eruv's 25th anniversary will take place IY"H as soon as possible.
    Watch the video of the event.
  • Pre-Slichos/Slichot shiur: Embracing Uncertainty and Finding Joy

    On September 12, 2020, Rabbi Mordechai Becher of Yeshiva University gave a Zoom shiur on "Embracing Uncertainty and Finding Joy: Insights of Some Radical Rebbes". The audio and video are available on the website.
  • Shabbos/Shabbat Shuva: From Vice to Virtue

    Rabbi Shulman's annual Shabbos/Shabbat Shuva drasha is available on the website: audio, video, source page.

Upcoming Events

To reserve the shul for an event, please review the facility use information and contact the office. There may be dates reserved that have not yet been entered on the calendar.

  • Guest Speaker: Rabbi Shlomo Kimche

    January 24, 2021
    Join us for a lecture from Israel at 10:00 am CST, with Rabbi Shlomo Kimche, Founder and Senior Rabbi at Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Orot Yehuda High-School in Efrat, and Vice Chairman of Bnei Akiva Educational Network Yeshivot and Ulpanot in Israel! Rabbi Kimche will be giving a shiur in honor of Tu B'shvat.
  • Virtual Tour of Egyptian Art

    January 31, 2021
    "Ancient Egyptian Art and the Israelite Experience". A Virtual Tour of the Ancient Egyptian Art Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Elana (Gerson) Kaplan, Museum Educator, on Sunday, January 31st, at 7:30 pm. This event is being co-sponsored by Bais Abraham. Zoom link to follow closer to the event.
  • Trivia Night

    February 13, 2021
    Join host Sam Zitin at 8:30 for a Zoom Trivia night. The event is free, and snack boxes are available for $25. Contact Max Oppenheimer with questions.
  • Guest Speaker: Dr. Yael Ziegler

    February 21, 2021
    Join us at 10:30 am for a special lecture from Israel, with Dr. Yael Ziegler, who will be speaking on "Rachel's Beautiful Children: The Challenges of Joseph and Esther"