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Friday, October 21, 2016

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Sukkot VI (CH''M)
October 22, 2016
20 Tishrei 5777
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Candle lighting5:45 PM
Mincha5:50 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:56 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan
Jr. Cong
10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:50 AM
Daf Yomi4:50 PM
Code Of Jewish Law4:50 PM
Mincha5:40 PM
Maariv6:39 PM
Shabbat Ends6:44 PM
Havdalah6:44 PM
Shabbat Shalom
"Cast Your Bread on the Waters and it will return to you"
These words of King Solomon from the book of Kohelet which we read on Shabbat Sukkot across the world beckon us to seize opportunities for acts of kindness. We should not seek compensation or reciprocity but offer "bread" our generosity into the world and God willing, we will merit one day, some day to see the fruits of our efforts. This story from United with Israel which I shared on the first day of Sukkot embodies this timeless and timely message.
Twenty-seven years ago, at the height of the First Intifada in Israel, an IDS soldier named Gadi Remone was shot outside of the town of Ramallah. The Arab gunman assumed he was dead and moved on. Shortly after, a young Israeli named Shlomo Bergman happened to be driving by and saw Gadi bleeding on the ground. He brought him into his car and sped off to the nearest Israeli hospital.
As they wheeled him into the emergency room the chief resident called for units of blood and oversaw the procedure needed to save Gadi's life.
Shlomo, realizing there was nothing more he could do, decided to go home. Gadi's parents arrived at the hospital minutes after Shlomo left. Several hours later the doctors told them that the surgery was going well and that their son Gadi was going to survive.
Two weeks later, Gadi returned to his home in Ashdod. His mother, Tami Remone, desperately tried to find the boy who saved her son's life, but she had no way of identifying him. She made endless phone calls and hung up signs in the grocery store that they own as well as in stores throughout Ashdod and neighboring villages. The Remone family needed to thank Shlomo for saving their son.
Almost a year after the incident Shlomo's mother, Anat Bergman, was visiting friends in Ashdod and happened to stop by the Remone's grocery store. At the checkout counter she saw one of the posters and realized that this poster was describing her son. She walked over to Mrs. Remone who was working at the store and asked her who put up the sign. When Mrs. Remone said that it was her Mrs. Bergman stared at her in disbelief, "I can't believe you are the mother of the soldier my son saved. Look at me. You don't remember me?" "I'm so sorry," Mrs. Remone replied, "But I don't believe that I do. Have we met?"
Mrs. Bergman said, "22 years ago my husband and I were living here in Ashdod with our 2 children and one day I came into your supermarket crying. I was pregnant at the time and I was about to arrange with my doctor to end my pregnancy. I was crying because I did not really want to get an abortion but felt that because of financial issues I was having that I had to. You happened to overhear my conversation and you and your husband sat down with me for hours. You did not tell me what to do, but were instead so encouraging and supportive. You gave me advice and guidance. You helped me figure out a financial plan and in the end I decided not to go through with the abortion. That precious child that I gave birth to was Shlomo."
As tears flowed down both of their cheeks Mrs. Bergman hugged Mrs. Remone and said, "You saved my son and in return my son saved yours." One who gives always received in return. In the end it will come back you just never know how.
Tami Remone made the decision to help a complete stranger out of pure care and concern. She did not expect anything back, yet divine providence orchestrate that she would receive the greatest gift, the life of her son. Giving to others is one of the greatest privileges that we have in life. Our acts of kindness create ripple effects that impact the world in ways that we can never imagine.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Welcome new members Jennifer and Eric Berkowitz and their son Matthew.
Thank you to Margie Abrams, our hosts and Sisterhood for organizing a successful Sukkoth across Agudath this Shabbat.
Service Notes
  • Hoshanot will be available for purchase at the Hoshana Raba morning services on Sunday.
  • Dads and Donuts Minyan - October 30. Please make every effort to attend and bring your kids for davening and a breakfast of champions!!! For more info, contact Simeon Wohlberg
Mazal Tov to our Simchat Torah Honorees! We look forward to sharing in the celebration with them on Simchat Torah morning.
  • Keter Torah - Dinah Miller Marlowe
  • Chatan Torah - Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn
  • Chatan Bereishit- Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Kol Henarim -Ari Lieberman
  • Chatan Maftir - David Cohen
Thank you to all of our sponsors for the Simchat Torah luncheon and special kudos to Howard Weiss for his dedication, time and expertise in organizing the dairy luncheon. We are all deeply appreciate of his tireless efforts. Please take a moment to say "Thank You!"
Articles of Interest
  • Archaeologists find battle site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls
  • UNESCO's Historical Revisionism
Kosher Alerts The OU reminds you to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification! And for the latest corrective actions, stay up with the latest OU KOSHER CONSUMER ALERTS & ADVISORIES...just click here
Kosher Advisory Breaking news from the OU - newly certified items! to check out the list click here
LIPS product of the week As High Holidays are approaching, consider purchasing beautiful greeting cards printed in Israel from the following link:
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
SermonRabbi Oran Zweiter
Sermon - Shemini AtzeretRabbi Daniel Cohen
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReaderShabbat - Nat Samberg, Shemini Atzeret - Ethan Green, Judd Love
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday 7:45 AM/8:45 AM, Tuesday 8:45 AM, Wednesday-Thursday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday 5:48 PM, Monday-Tuesday 5:40 PM, Wednesday-Thursday 5:45 PM
Candles Friday5:36 PM
Sukkot Schedule
    Sunday, October 23 - Hoshana Raba
  • Shacharit - 6:30/8:30 AM
  • Candle lighting - 5:43 PM
  • Mincha - 5:48 PM
    Monday, October 24-Shemini Atzeret
  • Shacharit - 7:45/8:45 AM
  • Yizkor - Sanctuary - 10:15 AM
  • Mincha - 5:40 PM
    Monday Night, October 24-Simchat Torah
  • Maariv (brief bidding, Ata Hareita) - 5:40 PM
  • Candles after - 6:41 PM
  • Simchat Torah Hakafot - 7:00 PM
  • Kiddush following first Hakafah, Hakafot Will Resume in the Bennett Simcha Room
  • Torah Reading and conclusion of maariv - 8:40 PM
    Tuesday, October 25-Simchat Torah
  • Shacharit (Sanctuary only) - 8:45 AM
  • Hakafot - 9:45 AM
  • Men's Aliyot - 10:30 AM
  • Women's Tefillah & Learning Circle - 10:30 AM
  • Diane Cohen - Women's Learning during aliyot
  • Kol Hanearim - 11:30 AM
  • Keter Torah Presentation, Chatan Torah & Bereishit - 11:45 AM
  • Musaf - 12:30 PM
  • Simchat Torah Lunch - 1:00 PM
  • Havdalah - 6:40 PM
  • to Rabbi Elisha Paul, Head of School of the Jewish High School of CT, on the recent passing of his father, Leonard Paul.
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family,
please click here.
Mazal Tov
  • to Jake & Janice Meyer on the engagement of their son Jordan to Jenna Wallshein
  • to Shari and Ari Levine on the birth of a baby boy
  • to Claudine & Stuart Feurstein and Tamara & Seymour Feurstein on the engagement of their son and grandson Michael to Hannah Mackler
  • to Deborah & Neil Metviner on the upcoming wedding of their daughter Amanda to Scott Schimmel
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary Kiddushby Harvey and Helene Kaminski in commemoration of Helene's mother, Frances Partel's yahrzeit
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Simchat Torah
CAS Simchas Torah Lunch
Tuesday, October 25
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CAS SIMCHAS TORAH LUNCH a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition
Thanks to our sponsors as of 10/21/16 11 AM
  • Margie & Bob Abrams
  • Steven & Adina Adelman
  • Diane Akassis
  • Rochel & Hecky Attar
  • Fred & Sharon Baer
  • Darren, Hannah & Layla Bahar
  • Rachel & David Bahar
  • Adam & Jessica Batkin
  • Janet & Andrew Bein
  • Gayle & Mitchell Bell
  • Dina & Paul Berger
  • Mike & Debbie Berg
  • Karen & Ira Berk
  • Darona & Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
  • Barry Best
  • Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
  • Jodi & Richard Boxer
  • Sarah & Justin Breiner
  • Phyllis Brodsky
  • Drs Judy & Jeff Cahn
  • Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Meredith & David Cohen
  • Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
  • Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
  • Claudine & Stuart Feurstein
  • Leon Fliegelman
  • Stephanie & Howard Fogel
  • Lynne & Steven Frenkel
  • Miriam & Joe Gelb
  • David & Paula Giver
  • Ari & Hilary Goldstein
  • Judy & Howard Goldstein
  • Meryl & David Gordon
  • Gloria Green
  • Jill & Arthur Green
  • Shira & Ethan Green
  • Joyce & Larry Haber
  • Kayla & Leon Hanna
  • Rachel & Dan Haron
  • Shery Hertzberg
  • Tricia & Robert Hoff
  • Robert Indyk
  • Rabbi David & Shara Israel
  • Dorothy Jaiven
  • Judith & David Jelen
  • Rachel & Jay Jubas
  • Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
  • Carl & Flora Kaufman
  • Sherry, Bennet, Kimmie, David Kfare, Warmflash
  • Abigail & Josh Kurtz
  • David & Lorraine Kweskin
  • David & Liatte Lasher
  • Rica & Ari Lieberman
  • Yospa Lieberman
  • Lisa & Ilya Loeffler-Kaplan
  • Judd & Rhonda Love
  • Susan & Len Mark
  • Dinah & Seth Marlowe
  • Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
  • Rachel & Sam Maryles
  • Kori & Bill Meyers
  • Jake & Janice Meyer
  • Larry & Barbara Miller
  • Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
  • Stacey & Abraham Mintz
  • Rona & David Moskowitz
  • Shira & Marc Nerenberg
  • Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
  • Cara & Elliot Neumann
  • Rose & Bruce Newman
  • Irwin Niedober
  • Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
  • Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
  • Jonathan Osser
  • Gideon & Miriam Pell
  • Anne Peskin
  • Glenn & Maria Reicin
  • Claudia & Howard Rimerman
  • Carol & Michael Rosmarin
  • Gayle & Howard Rothman
  • Sharon & Burt Rubin
  • Toby Schaffer
  • Rachel & Daniel Schilowitz
  • Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
  • Bennett Schwartz
  • Rachel & Richard Seligson
  • Shelley & Eddie Senker
  • Phyllis & Martin Shapiro
  • Rosalyn Sherman
  • Sichel Family
  • Eric & Rebecca Sigman
  • Talia, Jonathan, Bina, & Ezra Siscovick
  • Diane & Elliot Sloyer
  • Miriam & Josh Sperber
  • Alyssa & Robert Spitz
  • Janice Steinberg
  • Beverly & David Stein
  • Harriet Sternlicht
  • Liba, Steven Steven
  • Evan & Rebecca Stulberger
  • Rachel & Harold Terk
  • Audrey Waldstreicher
  • Sandy & Stuart Waldstreicher
  • Barbara & Harry Webski
  • Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
  • Gary Weitz
  • Emily & Michael Wirgin
  • Howard Wolfe
  • Helene Zimmerman
  • Hillary & Bob Zitter
  • David & Navah Zizmor
  • Shira & Mitchell Zucker
  • Chani & Rabbi Oran Zweiter
CAS Young Families
New Young Families Program - Babies & Breakfast at CAS Bring your baby and come mingle with other moms at CAS. This will be a free bi-weekly group for moms to socialize, grab some food, or at the very least, get out of the house! This group is for moms with babies from birth through 1. Light refreshments will be provided. We will meet every other Monday at 9:15 for 1 hour. The first two dates are October 10th and 31st. For more information, please contact Melissa Litwak ( or Rachel Kaimowitz (

New Young Families Shalom Bayit Series with Rabbi Daniel Cohen The four part series starts Sunday eve, October 30th at a private home. To learn more about this series on marriage, parenting and more, contact chair, Rachel Maryles at or Rabbi Cohen.

Save the Date - Paint Night Out "Wine and Unwind" at CAS , Saturday night, Dec. 10th at 7:00 PM. Hosted by the CAS Young Families for adults of all ages. More info to come. Chairs - Miriam and Josh Sperber and Rachel and Daniel Schilowitz and Jessica and Adam Furmansky
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Sukkah Hop
Saturday, October 22 - 4:00 PM
Sukkah Hop
Join us on Shabbat Chol Hamoed, October 22 from 4:00-5:45 pm

Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop (Toddlers - Age 6): Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:00 - Parents must accompany their children on this hop

Jr. Cong. Hop (Grades 2-4): Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:15- Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah

Bnai Mitzvah Club Hop (Grades 5-6): Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:15 - Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah

Teen Hop (Grades 7+): Special Program - info to follow,.

If you would like to be on the hop route please email Rabbi Jeiger!
Simchat Torah for Tot Shabbat
Monday, October 24 - 4:00 PM
Simchat Torah for Tot Shabbat
(Toddlers- Age 6)
join us on "erev" Simchat Torah, October 24th
from 4:00-5:30 pm for a special Simchat Torah & Light Dinner
Simchat Torah for Jr. Cong
Monday, October 24 - 7:00 PM
Simchat Torah for Jr. Cong
join us on Simchat Torah evening,
Join Rabbi Jeiger & all of your leaders for ,
Dancing Singing
Partying Treats
"Goody Bags",. and much much more,
We will also join the shul for a special youth Hakafah!
Simchat Torah Lunch
Tuesday, October 25 - 1:00 PM
Simchat Torah Lunch
Be a Part of this Long Standing CAS Tradition!
Yom Kippur Appeal
Answer the Call! Your Pledge Counts!
CAS Crash Course to Read Hebrew
Monday, October 31 - 8:00 PM
CAS Crash Course to Read Hebrew
Always wanted to read Hebrew but didn't know how? This class is for you! Come join us beginning Monday evening, September 12th at 8 PM for an 8 session weekly crash course in Hebrew reading at Agudath Sholom.
Level 1- For those with no Hebrew reading background led by Rabbi Oran Zweiter
Level 2- For those with basic familiarity, who want to develop their skills, as well as learn to navigate the high holiday prayer book (will include a one session review of level 1) led by Mark Wagshul
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Sunday, November 6 - 9:30 AM
Bat Mitzvah Girls Matan Class
Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 am Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22 and 29th, Feb. 5th ( Feb. 12th snow date)

Matan, led by Diane Cohen, is a mother-daughter program for sixth grade Bat Mitzvah-age girls focusing on female role models from the time of the Bible through modern Israel. It is an educational, fun, interactive and uplifting way to prepare for your Bnai Mitzvah and grow closer to your daughters in the process. The Matan Class is endowed by a gift from Gerald Cohen in memory of his mother Florence Cohen, Tziporah bat Shimon.
Wolfsohn Lecture:  My Journey from Radical Islamist to Religious Zionist
Kasim Hafeez is a British citizen of Pakistani Muslim heritage. Growing up in a predominantly Muslim community in the United Kingdom, from a young age he was exposed to radical Anti-Western, Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel ideas on a daily basis. In his teenage years he made a natural progression towards a more radical Islamist ideology, becoming very active in the Anti-Israel movement, calling for Israel's destruction and delegitimizing its existence on campus and beyond. After coming across Alan Dershowitz's book 'The Case for Israel', a book that challenged his fundamental beliefs, Hafeez began a period of research and reflection that led to him visiting Israel for the first time in 2007. Witnessing the true nature of the Jewish state, was a major turning point in his life and changed his perception of Israel forever.
CAS Young Couples Game Night
Saturday, November 12 - 7:30 PM
CAS Young Couples Game Night
Please join CAS Young Couples for a game night, Saturday November 12th at 7:30 pm at the home of Kate and Peretz Cik. We will have games set up, but if you have a favorite board game, please bring it along! Drinks and light nosh will be served. There is no cost for this event but RSVP is required.
Bar Mitzvah Class for Boys
Sunday, November 13 - 9:15 AM
Bar Mitzvah Class for Boys
Classes: Sundays, Nov. 13th and 20th - 9:15 am
December 18th - Tefillin Trip to Tiferes Stam in Brooklyn and
Delicious Lunch at Essen NY Deli

Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah fathers and seventh grade boys to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Each session will cover a unique aspect of a Bar Mitzvah's new responsibilities in the world, and Rabbi Cohen will bring relevant sources to stimulate discussion. The three topics will be: (1) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as an individual? (2) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my family? (3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my local community, Jewish people and the world? This is a great opportunity for fathers and sons to bond and grow in preparation for their Bnai Mitzvah.
Dinner In Motion
Friday, November 18 - 5:45 PM
Dinner In Motion
Dinner in Motion is a round-robin progressive meal where participants change tables and discussion topics with each course - allowing each participant to meet CAS members of all generations, connect to others, and have fun! Special programming for kids and teens.

Chairs - Rachel & Jeremy Hager, Hillary & Farren Isaacs, and Lorraine & David Kweskin.

A CAS Member raved about a past Dinner In Motion, "I felt terrific about the last dinner because I really got to see the interaction between different cross-sections of the congregation and the impact the dinner had on building bridges and creating common ground."
CAS Mens Adult Learning Trip 5777
This trip will feature stimulating daily shiurim in Tanach, Talmud, and Halacha - taught by leading Torah scholars including Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi David Stav, and Mrs. Shani Taragin. Information: Contact Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein
CAS Youth Teen Minyan Kiddush Fund
Sponsor a teen minyan kiddush
Parents! Help us provide kiddush at all our teen minyans this year!
Policy Conference 2017 Promo with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Cohen explains why you should attend the AIPAC Policy Conference.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS SHABBAT ATRIA MITZVAH MISSION CONTINUES Spreading joy and building community. Our goal: enrich the seniors' experience through friendship, song and joy. Join Rabbi Cohen and Kate & Peretz Cik on Friday, October 28 at 2:30 PM to share the spirit of Shabbat. Adults & kids welcome. Info: Rabbi Cohen at
  • KABBALAH IN NATURE - Spiritual Hike with Rabbi Daniel Cohen. EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF GOD ON A FALL SPIRITUALHIKE with Rabbi Cohen on Sunday, October 30th. We will meet at 2 PM in Weston at the Lucius Pond Orway, Devil's Den Preserve.
  • SAVE THE DATE! The next Women's Club Lecture presented by the CAS Sisterhood will be Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30 AM
  • WINGS, BEER AND SHIUR AT 613 - The 2nd Sunday of every month- Nov. 13th and third Sunday, Dec. 18th. Join Rabbi Zweiter once a month for some food, good beer and an interactive discussion of topics of your choice. Stick around to watch some Sunday Night Football after! $5 per person.
  • DID YOU KNOW? HEALING AND HOSPITALITY UPDATE Whether in the hospital, assisted living, rehab or at home, a visit can lift someone's spirits and help with their healing. We pray in the mi'sheberach for a healing of the spirit and healing of the body. Thank God, we have a cadre of people who volunteer to visit our members. We stay in touch and alert the group to mitzvah opportunities via the email group. The warmth of our community is our strength and our value. Thank God, many people are moving into the community. There is no better substitute for building friendships than a Shabbat meal. Once a month, we invite our members to host new families for Shabbat by sending them names. If you would like to be added to either or both groups, please contact Matt Feinberg in the office or Rabbi Cohen.
  • JOURNEY OF BODY AND SOUL TO ISRAEL AND VISIT THE FOUR HOLY CITIES WITH RABBI DANIEL AND DIANE COHEN October 28 - November 7, 2017. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen or visit
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen:
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players AND volunteers needed. Join in on the fun we have every MONDAY at 6:00 PM
Be one of fifteen teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 26-28, 2017 in Washington DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. The participants will also be required to attend the Stamford JCC Speak Up for Israel program.
To be one of the fifteen selected, submit a 500 word essay: "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?"
If you could lobby the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by a local and national panel of AIPAC supporters.
Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at
Open to 9th-12th graders from CAS. We are grateful to Stephanie and Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman, Michael and Sandra Kamen, Beverly and David Stein and an anonymous donor. If you would like to enable more teens to attend the AIPAC Policy Conference through a contribution to our AIPAC Teen Fund, please be in touch.
Most importantly, with Israel on our mind and hearts, we pray for strength and good news. Please consider joining me this spring for AIPAC Policy Conference. Now more than ever we all must do our best politically and spiritually for Israel and the enduring bond of the US and Israel. Join our CAS delegation in March. Am Yisrael Chai!
CAS Classes
Week of October 23
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Beginners Talmud - 9:15 AM
Rabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk: : Dvar Yom B'Yomo. - 12:00 PM
ThursdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Thought of Rambam (Maimonides) - 9:00 AM
Rabbi David Walk: : Talmud Taanit - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Community Announcements
  • THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY presents "The Middle East in the Presidential Election" with Ambassador Dennis Ross, a William Davidson Distinguished Fellow and Counselor at The Washington Institute. Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30 pm at The Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT. Free and open to the community. What does a new administration mean for US policy in the Middle East? What are the implications for Israel's security, counterterrorism, and our relationships with key allies in the region? No walkups accepted, you must register at
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, October 30 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm (1937 West Main Street, Stamford). Come and learn about JHSC's unique value proposition, UConn ECE Program, 2017 tuition initiative, international mathematics program, physics first STEM program and our individualized Judaic tracks. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Rich - or 203-357-0850.
  • DOCUMENTARY - SCREENAGERS: GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE on November 16, 7:30pm at the State Theatre in Stamford. SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. It reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world . This screening will followed by a Q&A with Sean Grover, LCSW and author of the book, When Kids Call the Shots. Tickets: $12 l $10 JCC Members l $15 at door. To purchase tickets, visit For more information please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at
  • AIPAC EVENT On November 1st, AIPAC will be hosting an event titled "Fighting BDS in Congress and on Campus: AIPAC's Two-Pronged Approach to Tackling the Delegitimization of Israel." Since 2005, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has sought to delegitimize Israel. The BDS movement has picked up considerable momentum, creating a legitimate economic threat to Israel. This event will feature a discussion led by Jeff Colman, AIPAC Deputy Director of Policy and Government Affairs, and Adam Teitelbaum, AIPAC Leadership Development Director, who will be joined by Grace Rubin, a pro-Israel student activist at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The event is open to the community. To RSVP, please contact Jena Merl at
  • CARMEL ACADEMY WELCOMES YOU TO OCTOBER 30TH OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 30th from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the school's 270 Lake Avenue campus in Greenwich, CT. Serving children from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade, the Carmel Academy community is vibrant and diverse, attracting families of all Jewish affiliations from Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and Manhattan. Prospective families will have an opportunity to meet Carmel Academy's leadership and faculty, participate in interactive activities with Carmel's early childhood teachers, and tour the school's historic, 17-acre campus. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, at or 203-983-3503. From our community to yours, Carmel Academy wishes you and your family Shanah Tovah, a year filled with happiness, health and peace.
  • CAMOS (COMMITTEE TO ADVANCE MODERN ORTHODOXY IN STAMFORD ) announces its third annual Shabbaton for prospective residents, to be held on Shabbat weekend, November 4-5, 2016. A great way for families to experience what the Stamford Jewish community is like. If you are willing to host a family to sleep and/or for a meal, or if you know any family who is considering relocating to a suburban NYC community in the next 18 months and who might like to attend, please contact Michael Feldstein at
  • MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS invites all 8th grade girls and their parents to our Open House on Sunday, November 6th. Registration at 9:00 AM; Program begins at 9:30 AM; Academic Fair and lunch at 12:00 PM. Register online at: For more information contact Mrs. Nina Bieler, Director of Admissions, at 201-833-4307, ext. 255. Ma'ayanot is located at 1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey.
  • TAPESTRY CELEBRATES 13 YEARS OF ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION In 2004, UJF Director of Education, Ilana De Laney and board member Meryl Gordon partnered to create an evening of adult education workshops for Stamford's Jewish community. Thirteen years later Tapestry is a beloved Stamford institution. On Saturday evening, November 19th, attendees will again have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of topics - from current affairs to text study - and the chance to schmooze over delicious desserts. Ilana and Meryl will be honored, and Ilana will teach a workshop on the key to living a meaningful life. Registration on-line at: or by mail with the Tapestry brochure. This year Tapestry coincides with the Global Day of Jewish Learning, which takes place on Sunday in various locations. The theme for this year is "Under the Same Sky: The Earth is Full of Your Creations." Check out the UJF Adult Education email for details on both adult and children's offerings.
  • THE ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND CT CHAPTER, Sunday November 20th, honors Rabbi Andrew Sklarz of Greenwich Reform Synagogue at its Fall Hero's Dinner....survivor and cancer research advocate. Speaker: Cancer scientist, Professor Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University, a leader in nano-technology. Hear about latest cancer research and enjoy Mediterranean dinner. Caterer: Beth Torah Glatt Kosher (Plus, Israel art auction). Chair: Roz Mangot Location: Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Dr. Stamford Time: 5:30 pm Cost: $180. For under 35's, $118. Information/registration: CT Director 203 321-1106 7 Lumanor Dr. Stamford 06903 Or, Roz Mangot 203 322-6069
  • GAN YELADIM KIDS HEALTH DAY AND OPEN HOUSE November 20th from 9:30-11:30 at Gan Yeladim, 770 High Ridge Road. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about healthy habits for kids and adults. Open to all kids newborn-10yrs as well as prospective families wanting to tour and learn all about Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center. Separate parents and children programming will be available including fun activities for kids such as gymnastics, yoga and more. For the adults don't miss out on an informative panel of therapists focusing on "red flags" - how to identify them from an early age and how to raise a healthy child, as well as a fitness class and health talk with LiveBetter trainer and a talk on pre and post-natal health for moms and babies.
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES UPDATED VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: Please call or email Ellen Ashkins if you are interested in volunteering at JSS. There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care. At JSS, giving back to the community is not just a cliché, but a way of life. Ellen's contact information is 203-365-6417 or
  • TAKING YOUR JOB SEARCH BY STORM IN 2016, Wednesday, October 19th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Presented by the JFS Employment and Training Services Workshop, Abby Kohut, known as "Absolutely Abby", will teach the steps needed to take to assure a successful search before the end of 2016. Workshop will be held at the Stamford office: 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. No cost to attend but registration is suggested. Contact Ilene Locker, Director of JFS Employment & Training at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS, beginning Wednesday, September 14th at 4 pm Support group, meeting weekly, for unemployed facing the emotional challenges of finding employment at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • 5TH ANNUAL SAUL COHEN-JFS LECTURE Thursday, November 17th at 7:30 PM Rabbi Sherre Hirsch will speak about, "At a Crossroads: Navigating Expected and Unexpected Transitions". Open to the community at no charge at the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Book sale and signing with dessert reception. Call JFS at 203-921-4161or visit for more information.
  • FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT , Sunday, November 20th at 7:00-8:30 pm Sponsored in part by the JCC and JFS, an evening of inspiration, at the JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford, will feature Izzy Ezagui, an American-born, one-armed squad commander in the IDF. He speaks on topics of motivation, success and overcoming obstacles. This is a free event and open to the community to provide a better understanding of the challenges that so many face. Call JFS at 201-921-4161 for more information
  • JFS COLLEGE AHEAD! Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 pm Deans of Admissions of prominent colleges will form a panel of experts to share information about the college admissions, academics, Jewish life on campus, residential options and other topics of interest. Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, will moderate the discussion at the Federation of Jewish Philanthropy office at 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Open to the community at no cost and registration is not required. Contact Claire Friedlander at 203-921-4161 or email for more information.
  • LET'S TALK - Thursdays, 11 :00 am Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • LET'S TALK - Thursdays, 1:00 pm Free at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203-921-4161 or
  • SNAP ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS For adults and seniors, JFS will be providing information and eligibility assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-formerly food stamps). The second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm in the Stamford office (733 Summer Street,6th Floor), SNAP Enrollment Workshops will be presented monthly. For additional information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, JFS Case Manager at 203-921-4161 or email
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Ida
  • Avner Moishe ben Shiriam Rachel Kheyfetz
  • Avraham bat Tova
  • Chana bat Refaela
  • Chaya bat Malka
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Gedalya Yitzchak ben Tzivia Rivka.
  • Malka Vitta bat Fayga Miriam
  • Malka bat Perel
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rabbi Yosef Adler ben
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah Gitl bat Frances
  • Rivkah bat Esther
  • Shifra Feige bat Reichel
  • Shoshana bat Mazal
  • Sima bat Nehama Muster
  • Yisrael Aryeh Hacohen ben Elka
  • Yisrael Aryeh ben Elka
  • Yisrael ben Frieda
  • Yosef ben Yocheved
  • Zacharia Aharon ben Aviva
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Thursday: 10 am -12 pm
We need volunteersPlease call Julie at (203)-321-6460 or Phyllis at (203)-253-1655
CAS Youth
Oct 22 -
  • Teen Minyan this week at 9:30.
  • Jr. Cong. will begin Chazan/ Chazanot/ Dvar Torah/ Torah Reader schedule, stay tuned for your weeks starting Berasheit.
  • SUKKAH HOP - 4:00-5:45 pm
    • Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop (Toddlers - through and including Grade 1): Led by Morah Irene and Morah Debbie. Parents MUST accompany their children on this hop!
1) Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:15
2) Lerner Family Sukkah - 46 Boxwood Drive
3) Sigman Family Sukkah - 20 Pine Tree Drive
4) Batkin Family Sukkah - 23 Apple Tree Drive
5) Schwartz Family Sukkah - 43 Apple Tree Drive
    • Jr. Cong. Hop (Grades 2-4): Led by Rabbi Jeiger
    1) Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:00 or join next stop at 4:20 pm
    2) Bernstein Family Sukkah - 80 East Lane
    3) Haron Family Sukkah - 104 West Lane
    4) Chavkin Family Sukkah - 176 West Lane
    5) Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah - 15 RevonahCircle - parent pickup 5:45 pm sharp
    • Bnai Mitzvah Club Hop (Grades 5-6): Led by the BCDS Banot - Hilla, Hadar and Rachelli
    1) Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4:00 or join next stop at 4:15 pm
    2) Karsch Family Sukkah - 60 Urban Street
    3) Chavkin Family Sukkah - 176 West Lane
    4) Reicin Family Sukkah - 179 East Lane
    5) Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah - 15 Revonah Circle - parent pickup 5:45 pm sharp

Oct 24-25: Shmini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah-

  • Special Youth Hakafot in the afternoon - with light dinner 4-530 pm - please sign up online
  • Special Youth Hakafot in the evening
  • Candy bags throughout
  • Jr. Cong. Color War challenge: Team meetings: Songs about happiness and perform

Oct 29-

  • Mini Minyan
  • Jr. Cong. Nekudot sale- bring all your tickets for great prizes!

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

  • Nov. 5 and 19
  • Dec. 3 and 10
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" or a Mishna and Hot Cocoa in their honor, please email me
If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit for all of our sponsorship opportunities.
Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue | Stamford, CT 06902

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