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. We strive to live by the principle of hachnassas/t orchim and would be pleased to offer home hospitality to any travelers coming to our St. Louis community. Located in the heart of the St. Louis eruv, Congregation Young Israel welcomes you.

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:

  • Tomchei Shabbos

    Tomchei Shabbos serves the poor and hungry in our community. Greeting cards can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5.00. Contact Tammy Friedman to purchase your cards. Tomchei Shabbos cash donations may be mailed to Martha Ginnsburg; for food donations call Jackie Oppenheimer.
  • Teen Minyan

    Grades 7 through 12 are invited to a teen minyan beginning Parshat Beshalach, February 11, 2017.
    Davening begins at 9:45.
    To layn an Aliyah or Haftorah contact David Spektor.
  • Chanukah Shiur

    On December 13, 2017, Rabbi Shulman gave a shiur on "The Unique Political and Spiritual Legacy of Chanukah according to the Rambam". The audio is available online. The source sheets are also available.
  • Special Purim Lecture

    Rabbi Shulman gave a special Tanach lecture on "Purim 5778: Esther and Mordechai". The audio and sources are available online.

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.

  • Shabbat Project Friday Night Dinner

    October 26, 2018
    Candle lighting: 5:50pm followed by Shabbat Services and Dinner at 7:00 pm. Cost: $20/adult, $12/child under 12, $80 family max. Please contact the office with your reservations.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's

    October 28, 2018
    The 2018 Walk to End Alzehimer's will be on Sunday, October 28th, beginning at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave. The pre-ceremony and entertainment begin at 1:30 pm and the 1- or 3-mile walks commence at 2:30 pm. To register go to bit.ly/Jewswalkingforacure. For more info, contact Jackie Gerson.
  • Scholar-in-Residence: Dr. Lisa Aiken

    November 3, 2018
    Dr. Lisa Aiken is a doctor of Clinical Psychology and author of 11 books.
  • Community Initiative to Strengthen Families: Rabbi Zvi Turk

    November 3, 2018
    Missouri Torah Institute and the Community Initiative to Strengthen Families invite the community to a lecture for men and women by Rabbi Zvi Turk, veteran mechanech and Rosh Yeshiva of Tiferes Yisroel of Brooklyn, on Motzei Shabbos, Nov 3rd, 9:00 pm at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Dovid Greengart. His topic: "Maximizing our Children's Potential". There is no charge and light refreshments will be served.
  • JSU Gala

    November 11, 2018
    Join the Jewish Student Union for Jewish Engagement that Rocks, 5:00 pm, at the Chase Park Plaza. This year's honorees are The Kranzberg Family and Paul and Betty Mendelson, and the Parents of the Year are Rick and Elisa Recht. For more info call 314- 498-6279 or email info@jsustl.org.
  • Cholent Cook-Off

    December 4, 2018
  • New Community Members Welcome Lunch.

    December 15, 2018
  • Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky

    January 13, 2019
    Kollel Yom Rishon: we are bringing in YU REITS Rashei Yeshiva for an enhanced Sunday learning program.
  • Trivia Night

    January 19, 2019
  • Scholar-in-Residence: Yoetzet Halacha Atara Eis

    February 16, 2019