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?

If you are not already a member of our Shul, we invite you to join us. We offer reduced membership dues for new members in their first year of membership. Please contact the Rabbi at 314-727-1880 for an introductory meeting.

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.

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:

Since the start of the COVID pandemic, we have been priviliged to hear from a series of speakers from Israel via Zoom. They are archived here:

  • The Young Israel Annual Dinner

    Our dinner honoring the Felshers was a great success. The slide shows 2022-2023 Year in Review and about the Felshers can be downloaded (they are very large; we are working on a way to view them without downloading)
  • Rabbi Shulman's Yemei Iyun B'Tanach shiur

    Rabbi Shulman participated in the Herzog College Yemei Iyun B'Tanach, and spoke on "Avraham and Iyov: Contemporaries?". The video is available on YouTube.
  • Yom Iyun

    On October 29, 2023 we held a Yom Iyun—a day of learning—in memory of those killed on Simchat Torah and as a zechut for all of the hostages and protection for all of the IDF soldiers. We heard from Rabbi Sholom Rosner on "The Avodah of Cheshvan 5784" and from Rabbi Doron Perez on "Acheinu Kol Beit Yisrael".

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.

  • Cholent Cook Off

    December 6, 2023
    Please join us at Young Israe, 7–8 pm.For only $5 you get to taste all the cholents and then vote on your favorite one. We thank our chefs and look forward to tasting their masterpieces: Menashe Abrams, Rabbi Josh Bergman, Alberto Cozer, Shana Katz, Nachum Matten, Yitzy Mayefsky, Rabbi Dov Nimchinsky, Daniel Picker, Dan Sigel & Lisa Tager, Jordan Tobin & Rivka Dushhoff-Tobin, Chaim Treiser, and YKHS. Sponsorships for ingredients are still available at $18.
  • Bnei Akiva Chanukah Event

    December 10, 2023
    Mark your calendars for Bnei Akiva Bowling on the third day of Chanukah, December 10th, 2:30–4:00 pm at Olivette Lanes! Everyone in grades 2nd through 12th is invited, $10 per kid, 30$ max per family! Feel free to drop your kids off, our Madrichim will be there to ensure fun for all! See you all there!
  • March for Israel

    December 10, 2023
    Join St Louis Jewish Federation and other sponsors on December 10th, 1 pm. March to free the hostages. March for Israel. March against antisemitism. Whether you were at the rally in Washington, D.C., or couldn't be there but wanted to participate, join the St. Louis community as we march in solidarity with Israel. Hope you can be there.
  • Chanukah Chagigah

    December 13, 2023
  • Meet Wesley Bell

    December 17, 2023
    Young Israel of St. Louis will be hosting Wesley Bell, Democratic primary challenger to Cori Bush for Missouri’s Congressional District for a Meet and Greet on Sunday, 12/17 at 10am.
  • YI Book Club

    December 17, 2023
    All are invited to join us at the YI Book Club’s next meeting on Sunday, December 17th, 7 pm at Maurie Axelbaum’s home where we will be discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. For more information or to join the email list, please contact Maurie Axelbaum or Glenna Gelfand.
  • Trivia Night

    January 6, 2024
  • Mandylicious

    January 20, 2024
    Motzei Shabbos/Motzai Shabbat, January 20, we will have the pleasure of hosting St. Louis native and Instagram Influencer, Mandy Silverman from Mandylicious for a special Tu B'Shvat Bobka Class for women.
  • Blood Drive

    February 4, 2024
    The Annual St Louis Jewish Community Blood Drive will be at Young Israel, 10 am – 4 pm. Please come and participate in this life saving chesed