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Friday, October 2, 2009

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Sukkot and Shabbat Bulletin 
October 3-4, 2009
15-16 Tishre 5770
Sukkot Days 1 & 2
Sukkot Service Schedule
Friday, October 2, 2009 - Erev Sukkot
Candle lighting  6:19 p.m.
Mincha  6:24 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Sukkot day 1
Shacharit in Chapel  8:00 a.m.
Shacharit in Sanctuary 9:00 a.m.
Usher: Mitchell Bell
Torah Reader: Meir Attar
Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
Mini Minyan in the Youth Room 10:30 a.m.
Babysitting in the Library 10:30 a.m.
Chapel Kiddush is sponsored by Shery & Barry Hertzberg in memory of the yahrtzeit of Shery's sister Penny Lang and in honor of our children who are coming and going, and by Andy Bloom in memory of his grandmother, Nechama bat Pinchas Isaac, whose yarhzeit is the 1st day of Sukkot.
Sanctuary Kiddush is sponsored by the shul.
Empathy Labyrinth with Marc Weiner, in the Sukkah4:45 p.m.
Daf Yomi5:00 p.m.
Mincha 5:50 p.m.
Seudat Shlishit in the Sukkah
Maariv7:00 p.m.
Candle lighting after 7:18 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 2009 - Sukkot day 2
Shacharit in Chapel  7:30 a.m.
Coffee & commentary with Rabbi Walk 8:45 a.m.
Shacharit in Sanctuary 9:00 a.m.
Torah Readers: David Cohen, Seth Steinmetz
Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
Mini Minyan in the Youth Room 10:30 a.m.
Babysitting in the Library 10:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Kiddush is in celebration of the recent marriage of Arik & Tehilah Wollheim.
Daf Yomi 5:20 p.m.
Mincha 6:10 p.m.
Maariv 7:00 p.m.
Yom Tov ends 7:19 p.m.
Chol Hamoed - Monday-Thursday
October 5, 2006 thru October 8, 2009

Shacharit 6:20 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Daf Yomi 7:00 a.m.
Mincha 6:10 p.m.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Late Maariv8:00 p.m.
Hoshana Raba night of learning8:15-9:30 p.m.
with Young Israel of Stamford at CAS
Friday, October 9, 2009 - Hoshana Raba
Shacharit 6:10 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Musical Hoshana Raba9:00 a.m.
Candle Lighting6:07 p.m.
Mincha 6:12 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 2009 - Shemini Atzeret
Shacharit in Chapel 7:45 a.m.
Shacharit in Sanctuary 8:30 a.m.
Teen Minyan 9:30 a.m.
Reading Kohelet, Yizkor10:15 a.m.
Jr. Congregation 10:30 a.m.
Mini Minyan in the Youth Room 10:30 a.m.
Babysitting in the Library 10:30 a.m.
Daf Yomi 5:00 p.m.
Early Hakafot for 2-6 year olds 5:30 p.m.
Mincha 5:50 p.m.
Candle Lighting after 7:07 p.m.
Simchat Torah Hakafot 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 11, 2009 - Simchat Torah
Shacharit 8:45 a.m.
Daf Yomi 5:10 p.m.
Mincha 6:00 p.m.
Neelat Hachag
Maariv 7:00 p.m.
Yom Tov Ends 7:07 p.m.


Shabbat Announcements 
Mazal tov to:
Yospa Lieberman & the Attar Family on the birth of the first great-grandson & great-nephew to Nava & Ofir Ben Shlush from Israel. 
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages are sponsored by:
The Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund.  
Around the Shabbat Table Campaign 
Elevating the People and the World Around You!
The Shabbat meal is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our families, community and  connection to  G-d.  The Around the Shabbat Table Campaign encourages each family to include three elements at their meal:
1. Share a Torah Insight   2. Sing a Jewish Song   
3. Refrain from Gossip-Celebrate Positive Speech
Suggested Torah topic for your Shabbat table:  When you consider the whole Torah, which story or event stands out as the most meaningful?  Which has had the greatest influence upon you?  Why? 
Thank You to all those who have graciously volunteered their Sukkahs.  We are looking forward to visiting your Sukkahs on our Hop! Please note: The Sukkah Hop will take place on the second day of Sukkot, October 4th.  All snacks will be peanut free.
Mini-Minyan (pre K - 1):
· Meet at shul sukkah at 4:15 p.m.
· Parents must accompany
· Order of Sukkahs in Holbrook area:  Cohen, Katz & Weiner
· Leader:  Yona Goldman for "story and song"
Jr. Congregation (2 - 5):
·  Meet at the Attar's on 5th Street at 4:15 p.m.
· Chaperones:  Dan Haron, Ephraim Cohen, Mark Links, Ami Soifer, Fred Springer, Howland Gordon
· Order of Sukkahs in 5th St. area: Attar, Wohlberg, Jubas, Karsch
· Leader:  Rabbi Tucker for "story and song"
· End at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah
Jr. Teen (6 - 8):
· Meet at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah
· Sukkah Hop begins at 4:15
· Chaperones:  Elise or Steven Cohen, Lynne Frenkel
· Sukkahs in Revonah Area:  Jankelovitz, Israel & Neuhaus
· Leader:  Rabbi Jeiger
· End at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah
Sponsor a Simchat Torah Opportunity - Bidding on Saturday night, October 10th. You are blessed every week.
· Ner Lamaor sponsor-Provider of Light for Shabbat
· Yayin Sponsor-Providing wine for Kiddush and Havdalah for one year
· Pat la'orchim sponsor-Providing bread for Kiddush and Seudat Shlishit for one year
. Ata Hareita

Empathy Labyrinth
Come discover how empathy is a skill you use to fulfill the mitzvah "Love your fellow as yourself".
Join Marc Weiner and the Empathy Labyrinth in the sukkah this Shabbos afternoon at 4:45 p.m.

Friday, October 9, 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a spirited service with Hallel and Hoshanot accompanied by instrumental music and song!
Wendy Amsellem will be teaching an exciting course in Tanach in a five part Wednesday evening series, entitled:
THINGS FALL APART Series begins Oct 28th at 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation for series is $50
Check out Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech at the UN

Yasher Koach to the CAS Men's Choir
Bob Abrams ● Bob Amster ● Ira Berk
Gerald Brodsky ● Harvey Caney ● Arnold Cohen
Joseph Gold ● Daniel Kraus ● Ziv Kraus
Larry Miller ● Joe Mittel ● Bernie Shapiro
Anonymous in memory of Esther Kendal
Margie & Bob Abrams
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Sharyn & Fred Baer
The Bahar, Katz and Sparks Family
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Samantha & David Bernstein
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Gerry Cohen
Elaine & David Finkelstein
Marilyn & Larry Gochberg
Yona & Tzvi Goldman
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Jill & Arthur Green
Wendy & Jordan Handler
Nancy & Kamal Haron
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Yospa Lieberman
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Barbara & Larry Miller
Carina & Henry Rascoff
Toby & Hyman Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Joyce & Mort Shapiro
Rosalyn Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Brenda & Bruce Smith
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steve Steinmetz
The Thau Family
Gail & Gary Weitz
Cantor Arik & Tehilah Wollheim
Hillary & Bob Zitter 
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Justine & Paul Allerhand
Janet & Andrew Bein
Debbie & Mike Berg
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Penny & Stephen Block
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Phyllis & Gerald Brodsky
Sandy & Howard Burn
Judy & Dr. Jeff Cahn
Anat & Marc Chavkin
Beth & David Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Shirley Ephraim
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Tamara & Seymour Feurstein
Jeanette & Harold Fishkow
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Miriam & Joe Gelb
Meryl & David Gordon
Shery & Barry Hertzberg
Rosalie & Al Hutter
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Dorothy & Leon Jaiven
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Vered & Mark Links
Rhonda & Judd Love
Roselyn Mangot
Dinah & Seth Marlowe
Deborah & Neil Metviner
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
David Moskowitz & Rona Orenstein
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Irwin Niedober
Rina & Chanoch Nof
Anne & Bernard Peskin
Judy & Bob Raymond
The Rimerman Family
Carolyn Rockoff
Jen & Ed Rosenfeld
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Judith & David Singer
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Janice Steinberg
Rebecca & Evan Stulberger
Rachel & Harold Terk
Yonat & Rabbi Yehuda Tucker
Sandi & Stu Waldstreicher
Rabbi David Walk
Camille & Stanley Warmflash
Barbara & Harry Webski
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Nina & Robert Yahgobian


Join us in sponsoring our annual
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
To add your name as a sponsor,
please call or send your check to the synagogue office
(Gold Sponsor - $100,  Silver Sponsor - $50)

CAS Announcements 
SUKKOT FALL FESTIVAL-Tuesday, October 6th 5:15 p.m. Celebrate Sukkot Stamford-style as CAS invites you and your families to a wonderful evening of fun with the What's Up Band, lots of awesome food, and a chance to celebrate Sukkot with our shul!  Cost is: Members $15 Adults $8 Kids  Non-members $20 Adults $10 kids
MUSIC & THEATRE AT CAS-with Jonathan Cahr A new program of classes for children and adults to join in either the children's community choral performance troupe or the Level "0" theatre improvisation. More information to follow.  Check out the flyers.
NOAH'S ARKADE-Sunday, October 25th 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Don't miss the Young Families annual celebration of the reading of Parshat Noach with animals, crafts, rides, snacks and fun galore! $10/child
GUEST SPEAKER-RAPHAELLA SEGAL- Shabbat afternoon, October 31st Ms. Segal is the Assistant Mayor for Kedumim in Israel. More information to follow.
BRUNCH FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS - Sunday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. at Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen's home.  Share in the warmth and vibrancy of the Agudath Sholom community.  RSVP by October 26 to Joanna - 358-2200 or
Wendy Amsellem will be teaching an exciting course in Tanach in a five part Wednesday evening series, entitled:
THINGS FALL APART Series begins Oct 28th at 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation for series is $50


Community Announcements 
Sweet on You is now open for dinner.  NEW, Wednesday dinner delivery to Stamford and Greenwich 5:00-6:30 plus, special pizza delivery promotion - 2 18" cheese pizzas for $32!  Call Sweet on You at 203-321-0066 to place your order.
EXCITING LOW COST TRIP TO ISRAEL- "The Seven Faces of Israel"  October 25th-Nov 3rd The Israel coordinator, General Nehemia Dagan,  will be in Stamford on Monday August 31st at the home of David/Lorraine Kweskin, 7 Lumanor Dr. at 7 pm to talk about the trip in detail...'Seven Faces of Israel'.  Reduced cost of $2,799 for 8 days & 7 nights...El AL. 20 are signed-up. Limited rooms.  Go to: or contact the Federation office 203 321-1373  x 102 Gary Geller.
JHS GUIDED TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE - Sunday, October 18  Join us as we visit & have a guided tour of the 20 year, 20 million dollar restoration of the magnificent Eldridge Street Synagogue, as well as NY's first Jewish neighborhood and more.  $45 for JHS Members; $55 for non-members.  Contact Marilyn Bonoff at 203-357-7260 for more information.
JHS BOOK TALKS, Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. at the Stamford JCC.  Songs for the Butcher's Daughter by Peter Manseau.  Presenter: Marilyn Schwartz.  How the last Yiddish poet in America is saved by the butcher's daughter in this tale of romance, poetry and language.
Walk with your feet and help with your heart!  Join the Friendship Circle for the first annual Friendship Walk on October 25that Westhill High School in Stamford.  Participate in  a day of family fun and community solidarity as we walk hand-in-hand in support of children with special needs and their families. There will be entertainment, rides, and delicious food. The Walk begins at 11:00 a.m. Registration is from 10:00 a.m. For more info please call Chezy @ 203.329.0015 or visit:

READING PARTNERS-Can you give one hour a week to help Stamford's children learn to read?  If so, we invite you to be part of this wonderful program.  Our goal is to encourage young children to love reading and become   
competent readers. For more information, contact Tricia Hoff (321-1373) or by email at
MENS' NETWORKING GROUP- Beginning October 1st Thursdays 12:00-1:00 p.m. Jewish Family Service is offering this group meeting for men facing a crisis of change, such as job los, health issues & family strain in conjunction with the Conservative Synagogue in Westport.  Open to the entire community, meeting at 30 Hillspoint Rd, Westport.  For information contact Loren Smith at 454-4492 or email 
(Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford) is currently looking for individuals who are willing to network with others working in their field, and  are thinking of relocating to the Stamford area.  You do not have to be employed in the Stamford area to help out.  If you are willing to be part of this volunteer pool, please contact Michael Feldstein at 203-973-6279 or

CAS Adult Education Classes 
DATE       BEGINS           CLASS          DESCRIPTION
Sunday 9:15 a.m.        Ongoing                 Bible From the Beginning          In this ongoing survey of the Torah, we discuss issue
With Rabbi David Walk                                                                                in the Bible, verse by verse.


Monday 12:30 p.m.    Ongoing                    Dvar Yom B'Yomo                   Take an in-depth look at a topical issue each week, either from

 With Rabbi David Walk                                                                               the weekly Torah portion or an upcoming Jewish Holiday. At BCDS.


Monday 7:30 p.m.     October 19th         Shabbat Halacha for Everyone  Explore fascinating aspects of Shabbat practice and its interface

With Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn                                                                            with the modern world. Each week we will delve into a
 relevant  and  interesting aspect of Shabbat observance. No previous
                                                                                                                        background required.

Monday 7:30 p.m.     October 19th           Judaism 101                              Have you ever wondered why we keep Kosher, what's in the boxes o

 With Bob Abrams                                                                                         Tefillin, or what the significance of the Tzitzit is?  What   
Elijah's cup really represent, and why are there three Matzot at the Seder? 
                                                                                                                        How about the meanings of the names in the Bible or what all of those fast days
                                                                                                                        really represent? and find out.  All levels welcome, knowledge of Hebrew
                                                                                                                        not required

Monday 7:30 p.m.     October 19th        Hebrew Reading Crash Course  Learn to read Hebrew in time for Chanukah in seven easy lessons.

With Ben Soifer 

Monday 8:00 p.m.     October 19th          Inyana D'Yomo                        Enjoy a small discussion in Hebrew on the weekly Torah portion.

With Rabbi David Walk                                                                           Hebrew fluency a must.


Monday 8:30 p.m.     October 19th    The Meaning of Our Prayers         We're supposed to pray every day, but how many of us really know

With Bob Abrams                                                                                         what it's all about?  Understand the structure of our daily prayers,who wrote
                                                                                                                      them, what they mean, and even their relation to the Temple service.  Are you
                                                                                                                      familiar with the references to angels in our morning service?  (And do we really
                                                                                                                      have to shuckle when we pray?)  Learn about it all.  Reading Hebrew is
                                                                                                                      not  required.

 Tuesday 8:15 a.m.    October 20th      Power of the Prophets                Take a closer look at Jewish history you thought you knew.  Explore With Rabbi

 With Rabbi Daniel Cohen                                                                                     the life and times of King David through an in-depth study of Samuel II.

Tuesday 9:15 a.m.    October 20th         The Soul of Prayer: Meeting    An in-depth exploration of many of our familiar prayers.  Discover

With Rabbi Daniel Cohen                                                                            G-d in the Siddur and Your Life  the tools for soulful service of G-d. 
For women only.

Tuesday 12:00 noon  October 20th       Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms Glean relevant life messages from the weekly

 With Rabbi Daniel Cohen                                                                              Torah portion in this upbeat class.

 Tuesday 7:30 p.m.    October 20th      Judaism as a Community           Exploration of the history of the concept called "Kehilla." 

 With Rabbi David Walk                                                                            How did Jewish communities develop, grow and function?  Understand the roles of
                                                                                                                    communal organizations in the shaping of a Jewish society.

 Tuesday 8:30 p.m.    October 20th     Building a Conscious Community Five week seminar based on the writings of Rabbi Kalomymous Kalman

 With Rabbi Daniel Cohen                                                                         Shapira, the last Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto.  Self-observation with an eye
                                                                                                                     towards organizing and running a spiritual community

Second Thursday of the month         Business Ethics Luncheon             Explore the interface of Business ethics and Jewish law.

 12:30 p.m. Next on 10/15                                                                          Call the CAS office for exact location and dates.
Thursday 8:30 p.m.    October 15th   Talmud Bavli: Masechet Makot    This class focuses on the tractates which discusses the Jewish
Rabbi David Walk                                                                                      legal system.

Friday's 8:15 a.m.     Ongoing           The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste       These 30 minute session unlock a fresh perspective & fascinating

 With Rabbi Daniel Cohen                                                                         idea from the Torah




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SUNDAY-10:00-12:00 P.M. 

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