Block boys available to build sukkas

Rabbi Yonason Goldson

Block Yeshiva boys build sukkas every year as a chesed/ fundraising project.  Call the secretary at 569-0073 for details.
R' Yonason Goldson



I don't want us to get ahead of ourselves, we still have repenting to
do, but soon it will be time to put up a Sukkah. I could use some help
from a hard working teenager or two. I am sure I am not the only
person who could use some help.

Wouldn't it be nice if Block kids were available to help on a project
like that, in return for a donation to the school? I also could use
some nice decorations -- wouldn't it be nice if Schechter, RJA, or
Epstein art students could make decorations for the public in return
for a donation to the school? Just wondering...

David Rubin

Lev Yerushalayim 2 bedroom suite apartment/hotel for rent

Barbara Ast

Lev Yerushalayim is a suite hotel located in the center of Jerusalem on
the corner of King George and Ben Yehuda. A 2 bedroom suite is
available for rent during November and December for periods of 1 week
or more. The apartment comes with maid service, a kitchenette with a
small fridge & microwave, TV, A/C and sleeps up to 6. Walking distance
to Kotel. Cost $500/week and $75 for each additional night.
Contact Barbara Ast @ 314-863-9327



Friends, last year I attended a great conference. Jews from all over
the country (but mostly NY/NJ), of all denominations, came together in
the Catskills at a strictly shomer shabbat/Kosher event (at the
Neville!). Friday, Saturday, Sunday -- nothing but classes from 8:00am
until 11:00 pm, 5-10 tracks at the same time. Virtually every
participant was a smart person interested in learning more about
Judaism. I met a lot of very interesting and successful people,
particularly at meals when everyone eats together.

Its really something to see. Not every class is for every person,
but there are so many at every time slot, you can choose what is right
for you. You have to be open minded, regardless of denomination (For
example there was a well attended Mechitza minyan, as well as an
"egalitarian" minyan and other "spiritual offerings". )

The teachers are more college professor types than big Rabbi
Gedolim, but Yeshiva University was well represented. There were some
excellent panels on the life of the Rav, led by YU faculty members or

I was the only person there from St. Louis -- I'd love to see us put
together a nice group of all denominations, to attend together and

Please see the link below, and if you are interested, please talk to
your synagogue about putting together a group. Synagogue leaders can
call me and I will show them the coursebook from last year. I would be
happy to coordinate if people are interested. Contact me for more
information. See below:

David Rubin

Rosh hashana cards for sderot

edfass <edfass@...>

Torah Mitzion project for Sderot: We are selling Rosh Hashana cards
made by children in Sderot. A package of 8 cards cost 20$, and all the
money goes to build an indoor bombfree playground for children. for
purchase please contact: Hester Fass,, 314-458-2992 or
Adi Feen, 216-551-0065. SHANA TOVA!

Two of the most important Workshops coming from the OU Job Board 9/22 and 9/24

Rosner, Michael

Two of the most important Workshops coming from the OU Job Board 9/22
and 9/24 Sign up NOW!

Live Video Broadcast Career Workshop
September 22, 2008
1:30-3:30 P.M.(EDST)

"Credit Meltdown & Practical Solutions"
Part of the OU Job Board -Economic 101 Series

Participants will get expert advice on ways to solve their personal
credit crises by:
• The 10 warning signs to too much debt
• Solutions to debt problems
• Implementing and sticking with a realistic home budget
• Credit card debt, accounts in collection, lawsuits and judgments-
Practical answers and reality check
• credit restoration; student loans
• Bankruptcy and its meaning
• Implementing and sticking with a realistic budget

Broadcast Live from OU National Headquarters 11 Broadway 14th fl New
York to your computer. A live audience will also be in attendance.

To Register
Please go to and go to link "Credit Meltdown &
Practical Solutions" under Job Workshop Fill in your name and e mail
and you in! You can also register by e mailing with your
name stating you will join the workshop
This workshop is sponsored by Targum Shleshi

"The Mortgage Crisis and Credit Crunch – A Halachic Perspective and

Live Video & Tele-Conference Broadcast
September 24, 1-2:30PM (EDST).
OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway, 14th floor

The seminar will address the halachic issues that often arise in the
business world, such as charging interest, bankruptcy in Jewish law
and ways to respond to the credit crunch faced by many people. Rabbi
Herschel Schachter and Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, two of the most prominent
rabbinical authorities will hold a Q & A session covering previously
submitted questions. These questions will be read by our moderator
Rav Dovid Grossman to our esteemed Rabbonim who will answer them live.

To sign up for this event go to and look for the "The
Mortgage Crisis and Credit Crunch – A Halachic Perspective and
Responsa," tab. You can e- mail with your name or call
212- 563-4000 ask for the Job Board and request to sign up.

There will be a limited audience attending as well. You must e- mail
your request to attend

The Seminar will also be simultaneously broadcast via
tele-conferencing. However tele-conferencing space is very limited and
will be on a first - come first - serve basis. To join via
tele-conferencing you MUST E - MAIL your request with your name and
phone number so we can send you an access code

To submit your questions please e - mail or fax
212-613-0644. All questions must be submitted NO LATER THEN Wednesday
DURING THE BROADCAST. Please feel free to submit as many questions as
you like. Upon review we will then submit your questions to Rav
Schachter or Rav Belsky.

Srulie Rosner
Director- OU Job Board

Backgammon Tournament


Bais Abraham Congregation is holding a Bacakgammon ("Sheshbesh")
Tournament to raise funds for its Building Fund.

Date: Sunday, Septemebr 14, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Bais Abe, 6910 Delmar.

All levels (beginner, advanced, expert) and ages welcome!
$10 entry fee. 50% of all entry fees will go to Bais Abe's Building
Fund; 50% will go to the winners of the main and consolation rounds.
Everyone is guaranteed at least two matches.

"BYOB" - Bring Your Own Board, if you have one.

Please contact Phyllis Shapiro (725-4876 or
with any questions.


Susie Fredman

7:00 PM
CALL SUSIE 314-952-1670

Sunday Religious School Teacher

Traditional Congregation

Shaare Shalom Religious School is looking for a Sunday only 5th grade teacher.  Anyone interested should contact Michael Raileanu, Director, 314-725-6230.


Women's robes


Does anyone know if someone is selling women's robes from her home?

Program about Sifrei Torah tonight at Young Israel

Rabbi Moshe Shulman...

This TUESDAY evening, SEPT 2ND, 8:00pm, Young Israel will host a very a
special evening program about Sifrei Torah, by Machon Ot
( including Rabbi Zerach Greenfield, and world
renowned halachic authorities in the area of kashrut of Sifrei Torah
and co-authors of the book Dinei Sefer Torah She'Nimtzeah ba Taut -
Rabbi Yitzchak Shtiner & Rabbi Yitzchak Goldshtein.

Free twin mattress/boxspring, baby bathtub

Barbara Ast

If you would like a twin bed set in good condition and/or a baby bathtub, please contact for immediate pick-up

TMK looking for Refrigerator, Vacuum Cleaner & Blender

Barbara Ast

Torah MiTzion Kollel is looking for a refrigerator, vacuum cleaner,
blender and computer in good condition. If you can donate any of these
items to this not for profit agency, we would be happy to supply you
with a letter for tax purposes. Please email if you
can help out. Thanks!

need a host for Shabbat

Ellen Stein

Thanks to all for your responses concerning a car for our son Ari. He
is now happily on his way to California in MY car.
Next question: Anyone know of a place where he might spend Shabbat?
We're thinking he can make Albequerque by then. Suggestions welcome.
Ellen and Zal

EXERSKIRT is coming to town; buy one and help support BYHS!

Kate Friedman

Private tennis lessons and clinics from experience coach

rftennis <rftennis@...>

Private tennis lessons and clinics are now forming for the Fall months.

I teach children, teens and adults of all abilities for competitive fees.

Flexible availability weekday afternoons/evenings as well as Sundays.

View my website for more information:

I can be reached by e-mail:

or cell phone #314-283-4094

-Robert Friedman

Lion's Den Pizza Night : Sunday, August 31

Zeev Smason

Lion's Den Pizza Night Buffet
Dine-In 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
All you can eat Pizza, Pasta, Salad & Garlic Bread,
plus dessert and beverage.
Kids 5 and under: FREE
Kids ages 6-12: $6.00
Adults: $10.00
Nusach Hari B'nai Zion
8630 Olive Blvd.

Sherut Leumi girls desperately seeking a computer

Barbara Ast

The new bnot sherut, Abi Schulman and Chen Rettig could really use a later-model computer
than they inherited from Shani and Eliana. If you have either a MAC or a PC in good working
condition to donate to our not for profit organization, please email
Thanks so much.

Kosher Wine Tasting!


Hey, wine lovers! I was waiting until after Tisha B'Av to get us back
on track. So far, the following have expressed interest: Gornish,
Oberlander, Baron, Gerson, Pollack, Newman, Medow, Aschkenasi, Mogul,
Sundy, and Gavitin. If there are others, please feel free to contact me.

Everyone -- even those already signed up -- Please contact me one more
time offlist at with your contact information:
Address, Telephone, and e-mail address. And also provide feedback as
set out below:

The following is the latest article from 8/7/08, HAARETZ -- Please
review and let me know what you might be interested in -- at a
minimum, should we do white and red each time or only one kind? and of
those, do people like a particular type better than others etc.? Once
you give me that feedback and some specific kosher choices working off
of this list, I'll look into what we can get a consensus around and of
those, what's available. In terms of price, I am figuring each person
would get a 4oz serving and there are 6 servings per bottle. If we
want to order more kinds and really just taste, then we could do as
little as 1 oz per person -- its up to you.

So once I know how many people and which wine people want and get all
your feedback, I can let you know the cost per person.

I'm not sure we can get this done before Rosh Hashanah, but G-W, we
should be able to do a tasting and get some favorites on our tables
for Sukkot if that's what you want...


Wine and Spirits / Critics' darling
By Daniel Rogov

In recent months Israeli wines have become the darling of critics in
the United States. Several months ago, for example, Robert Parker, by
far the most influential wine critic in the world, tasted 90 Israeli
wines. In his prestigious Wine Advocate he gave 13 of those wines
scores of 90-93, reserved for wines of "exceptional complexity and
character." Equally important, 58 wines received scores of between
85-89, putting them in Parker's ratings as "wines that are very good
to excellent."

Even more recently, Wine Spectator rated 39 Israeli wines, of which 13
attained scores of 90 or 91 (outstanding and of superior character and
style), while the remainder received 87-89 points (very good, wines
with special qualities).

Just as not all of the wines of Bordeaux, Tuscany, Rioja or California
are "great," neither are those of Israel. The happy truth, however, is
that it is very difficult to deny that Israel is most definitely on
the world wine map, with some very fine wines indeed. Following are
tasting notes for recent releases from Carmel and several smaller

Carmel, Limited Edition, 2005: A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (65 percent, 17 percent, 15
percent and 3 percent, respectively). Deep garnet in color, medium- to
full-bodied, with generous soft tannins and reflecting its 15 months
in barriques with light toasty and spicy oak. Blackberry, black cherry
and purple plum on first attack yield to blackcurrant and appealing
hints of lead pencil and vanilla and, on the long, mouth-filling
finish, a near-sweet and elegant tobacco note. Round and elegant.
Drink now through 2013. NIS 230. Score 92. Kosher.

Carmel, Shiraz, Single Vineyard, Kayoumi, 2005: Dark, almost
impenetrable garnet, full-bodied, with silky tannins, wood and fruit
showing fine balance and structure. Opens with a burst of dark plum
and currant yielding to notes of asphalt, bitter herbs and
sweet-and-spicy cedar wood. Comes together as elegant, complex and
long. Drink now through 2012. NIS 120. Score 91. Kosher.

Carmel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard, Kayoumi, 2005: Dark
garnet with green and orange reflections, full-bodied, open textured
and generous showing a spicy, peppery mouthful of blackberry, currant,
coffee and black olive notes, all leading to a long, round and
mouth-filling finish on which one finds an appealing note of vanilla.
Oak-aged for 15 months. As this one develops in the bottle look for an
appealing hint of smoked meat. Drink now through 2013. NIS 120. Score
91. Kosher.

Carmel, Chardonnay, Appellation, Upper Galilee 2007: Light golden with
green tints, medium-bodied, showing an appealing array of citrus,
green apple and tropical fruits on a mineral-rich background. Drink
now. NIS 60. Score 88. Kosher.

Carmel, Gewurztraminer, Appellation, Upper Galilee, 2007:
Medium-bodied, with gentle sweetness backed up lively acidity. Light
gold in color with orange reflections, aromatic, unoaked and showing
tempting aromas and flavors of oranges, litchi and rosewater. A good
aperitif or dessert wine. Drink now through 2009. NIS 60. Score 88.

Pelter, Cabernet Sauvignon, T-Selection, 2006: Medium-dark garnet in
color, full-bodied, with velvety tannins. On the nose and palate
blackcurrant, black cherry, tar and spices coming together beautifully
and opening on the long finish to show a hint of sweet chewing
tobacco. Drink from release through 2012. NIS 130. Score 91.

Pelter, Shiraz, T-Selection, 2006: Dark ruby, full-bodied but with
such fine balance between tannins, oak, acidity and fruits that it
seems to almost float on the palate. On first attack generous
blackberry and currant yielding comfortably to plum, licorice and
spices, all of which carry on to a long and generous finish. Best
2009-2013. NIS 160. Score 91.

Avidan, Grenache, Premium, 2006: Rich and concentrated, medium- to
full-bodied, with soft tannins integrating nicely and reflecting its
10 months in barriques with gently spicy oak. On the nose and palate a
generous and intriguing array of aromas and flavors including currant,
blackberry, plum, nutmeg, sage and vanilla, and ending with the
tannins and oak rising on the finish together with hints of grilled
beef and clove. A fine wine but frankly overpriced at NIS 240. Drink
now through 2010. Score 91.

Avidan, Reserve, Shiraz, 2006: Deep garnet in color, dense, intense
and full-bodied and unfolding on the palate to reveal soft,
mouth-coating tannins, rich blackberry, dark plum and peppery spices,
along with overall fine balance. Long and generous. Drink now through
2012. NIS 120. Tentative score 89.

Avidan, Blend des Noirs, Orange, 2006: Garnet toward royal purple, an
oak-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Medium- to full-bodied with ripe blackberry and blackcurrant opening
to show notes of orange peel and chocolate. Drink now through 2010.
NIS 75. Score 86.

Avidan, Blend des Noirs, Red, 2006: Aged in French and American oak
for 10 months, a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah
(45 percent, 35 percent and 20 percent, respectively). Medium- to
full-bodied, with chunky, somewhat coarse tannins, showing
straightforward berry and currant notes. A pleasant, country-style
wine. Drink now. NIS 75. Score 85.

Savion, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005: Blended with 15 percent Merlot and
developed partly in American and partly in French oak, medium- to
full-bodied, with now softened tannins and vanilla-rich wood. Opens to
reveal currant, blackberry, black cherry, spicy cedar and hints of
sage. On the long finish, cherry and berry fruits rise. Drink now
through 2011. NIS 75. Score 90.

Chateau Golan, Geshem White, 2007: An oak-aged blend of Viognier,
Grenache Blanc, French Colombard and Roussanne (63 percent, 29
percent, 7 percent and 1 percent, respectively) that cannot help but
call to mind the white wines of the Rhone Valley. Opens with a floral,
almost honeysuckle nose and then goes on to show melon, white peach,
almond and buttery notes on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, smooth
and creamy in texture, a quiet wine, elegant perhaps but lacking the
mineral and acidity in the backbone that might have elevated it to a
far higher level of enjoyment. Drink now. NIS 155. Score 88.

baby/dog sitter

David Mogil

I am in need of someone to either dog sit or just come to my house to feed and walk my toy poodle (Chloe).  I/we will be going out of town on Sunday August 31, and returning very early on September 1.  Any suggestions?  Will pay whatever is required. E-mail me at davidmogil@... or call Jill at 517-5893.

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