Hashkama Minyan 8:00 a.m. Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi Walk 8:45 a.m. in the Simcha Room Main Sanctuary 9:00 a.m. Usher: Mitchell Bell Musaf: Matt Greenberg Torah Readers: Michael Berg, Adam Berman, Ben Jubas, Burt Rubin & Harry Rubin
Rabbi David Walk: "Speak Clearly" Latest time to recite Shema: 9:18 a.m. Latest time for Amidah: 10:32 a.m. Chapel Kiddush (dariy) is sponsored by Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger from Stamford Kosher as thanks to the
community for all their support.
Sanctuary Kiddush (dairy) is sponsored by the shul. Perek on the Patio at CAS with Rabbi Walk 6:30 p.m. Daf Yomi: 7:00 p.m. Mincha: 7:50 p.m. Seudat Shlishit : Halachic Topics from Eretz Hemdah Rabbi David Walk will address the question: When to say Shehechiyanu.
THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL SUNDAY MINCHA 7:40 P.M.
Candlelighting next Friday 8:02 p.m.
MAZAL TOV TO: .... Maya and Darren, Rachel and David Bahar on the birth of their new daughter and grandaughter.
SHABBAT SHOLOM HOSPITAL PACKAGES ARE SPONSORED BY: the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund.
AROUND THE SHABBAT TABLE: 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 the Torah Insight
2) Sing a Jewish Song
3) Refrain from Gossip-Celelebrate Positive Speech
Suggested Torah topic for your Shabbat table:
The expression "Wandering Jew" has its sources in anti-Semitic literature, in which it refers to the fate of the sinner who is forced to wander, forever despised and rejected. The Jewish people understood it as aptly describing their state of living in an imperfect world. This name also fits this weeks Torah Reading. Does this expression have a positive or negative connotation for you?
IMPORTANT MIKVAH UPDATE: The end of spring and the first days of summer have been devoted to identifying a contractor for the Mikvah construction project. The committee requested bids from 6 builders and met with 4 who submitted bids for consideration. All builders have both residential and commercial experience as the Mikvah is a hybrid project. At this time our architect is working with the mechanical engineer to assure that the project will proceed smoothly and remain on budget. This will be finalized by the end of next week at which time we will formalize our builder choice and move directly to breaking ground.
We look forward to updating the congregation on the builder and projected start date within the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience.
Justine Levin-Allerhand, Mikvah Building Committee Chair
PLEASE NOTE THE MIKVAH IS CURRENTLY OPEN!
LOST AND FOUND:
Please check all belongings you may have left in the coat room. We plan on cleaning out any contents left by June 20th. Thank you.
Please note: To expedite the completion of our annual Yitzkor Book and Calendar, we ask that you return your responses to the office as soon as possible.
UPCOMING CAS EVENTS
AIPAC EVENT WITH AVI ISSACHAROFF-This Sunday, July 19th, 8:00.p.m. at CAS. Avi is a Middle East correspondent for the Israeli daily newspaper, "Ha'aretz" The topic is "Exerting Palestinian Authority: Hamas, Fatah and the Future of the West Bank." Come and join in this exciting event. Note that although the usual Mincha & Maariv Service occur on Sunday evening at 8:10 p.m, there will also be an additional service at 7:40 p.m. prior to the AIPAC lecture. Maariv will follow the presentation.
SUMMER FLICK-Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:30 p.m. "the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" (correct spelling)A STORY ABOUT GERMANS AND THE HOLOCAUST FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A BOY WHO EXPERIENCED "PEOPLE" IN STRIPED PYJAMAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE.
PROPHETS CLASS-SUMMER EDITION- Monday, July 27th at 7:45 p.m. at the home of Ted Listokin and Elissa Stein,53 Heather Drive, Stamford. Rabbi Cohen will address the topic: Rabbinic Leadership and the Destruction of the Second Temple-Missed Opportunities and Messages for Today. Light dairy desserts will be served. The class is open to the community so feel free to bring a friend.
GUEST SPEAKER-RABBI SHALOM HAMMER- Tuesday, July 28th 8:30 p.m. at CAS Topic: "Trial & Tribulation Keeping the Faith from Global Economic Recession to Kassam Rocket Attacks. " Rabbi Hammer is a gifted, inspiring and versatile educator who provides an uplifting and meaningful experience with his lectures. His lecture on July 28th will focus on how the Jewish community has historically faced many challenges which still exists today.
Mimi Rand is having an unveiling for her husband, Mark Rand-Yehuda Mendal at the CAS Cemetary on Sunday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m.
NOTE: CARVEL/CINNABON is now under the supervision of the Vaad HaKashrut of Fairfield County. This store is located at Commerce Park and includes all ice cream products as well as all Cinnabon products and hot and cold beverages. ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY MEETS CONNECTICUT CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES:
To view the recent visit by Congressman Himes to CAS visit the following link:
NOW AVAILABLE! Tickets to Jewish Heritage Day-Sunday, August 16th 1:00 p.m. (New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants) at the beautiful new Citi Field. Tickets are $24 each and supplies are limited. To reserve, contact Nat Samberg at 203-353-8295 or firstname.lastname@example.org
J PASS-(Jewish Partnership of Addiction Support & Services) of Jewish Family Service, a support group for recovering addicts who seek the tenets of a 12-step program within a Jewish context is starting a group July 8th 6:30 p.m. at 733 Summer St, 6th Floor.All are welcome. Meetings are kept strictly confidential. For additional information call Eve Moskowitz at 203-921-4161 or email email@example.com
INTERACTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION-"The Bible Codes: The Hidden Secrets Inside Our Torah Scrolls" Sunday, July 26th 7:30p.m. Presented by Rabbi Eliyahu Bergstein at Young Israel of Stamford. Rabbi Bergstein is a renowned speaker who has inspired & entertained many diverse Jewish audiences throughout the US. Sponsored by CAS, Chabad of Stamford & the Young Israel of Stamford. Admission is free.
EXCITING LOW COST TRIP TO ISRAEL- "The Seven Faces of Israel" October 25th-Nov 3rd Seven extraordinary focused days includes a stay at the Sheraton Moriah Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Ein Harod, and Sheraton Jerusalem. Luxurious Israeli breakfasts and festive dinners. All for the low price of $2799. The mission is subsidized by the Presidential Mission Fund of UJF. Information evening Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Kweskin home-7 Lumanor Dr, Stamford. For more info contact Marty Greenberg at 203 321-1373 x 105.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible From the Beginning Sundays 9:15 a.m. Rabbi David Walk In this ongoing survey of the Torah, we discuss issues in the Bible, verse by verse.
Daily Daf Yomi
Rabbi David Walk
Perek on the Patio
Shabbat 6:30 p.m.
Rabbi David Walk
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
July ALERT! July 6, 2009 House to Vote on Fiscal Year 2010 Foreign Aid Bill
Ask House Members to Vote for H.R. 3081 and Oppose Any Anti-Israel or Across the Board Cutting Amendments
The House is expected to vote Thursday or Friday on the fiscal year 2010 foreign aid bill which includes $2.22 billion in security assistance for Israel. Combined with $555 million in assistance included in a recently passed emergency supplemental bill, the foreign aid bill would fully fund the administration's request of $2.775 billion for Israel to fulfill the second year of the 10-year U.S.-Israeli Memorandum of Understanding. In addition the bill includes many important provisions, such as:
Prohibiting aid to a Palestinian unity government unless all ministers in the government publicly accept the Quartet conditions, while maintaining all current restrictions on aid to the West Bank and Gaza;
Prohibiting the Export-Import Bank from using funds to guarantee, insure or extend credit for companies that supply Iran with refined petroleum resources;
Requiring status reports from the State Department on multilateral and bilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran and on the administration's diplomatic efforts with Iran regarding its nuclear program.
ACTION Call House members and ask them to vote for the fiscal year 2010 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill and oppose anti-Israel or across the board cutting amendments. House members can be reached through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Rachel Kiehl at (202) 639-5203 or email@example.com. TALKING POINTS
The overall aid levels contained in this bill represent a $1.2 billion decrease in foreign aid spending compared to last year's total funding, which was allocated both in the foreign aid bill and "off budget" supplemental bills. The bill is also $3.2 billion less than what the president had requested.
Since aid to Israel is an integral part of the foreign aid bill, it is critically important to vote for the overall bill when it comes to the floor to ensure that Israel receives its assistance and to advance critical U.S. foreign policy objectives.
U.S. security assistance to Israel is the most tangible manifestation of American support for Israel and the best way to ensure that Israel maintains a qualitative military edge over its potential adversaries.
The $2.775 billion in assistance for Israel represents the fulfillment of the second year of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the governments of the United States and Israel in 2007.
This MOU was negotiated in order to meet the growing threats to Israel including, Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability, a more heavily armed Hizballah, rocket attacks by Hamas and conventional threats from Syria by boosting U.S. security assistance to Israel during the next decade.
At around 1 percent of all federal spending, foreign aid programs remain a vital component of U.S. foreign policy. A robust foreign aid budget is critical for promoting global stability and building overseas markets for American goods and services, projecting "soft" American power and reinforcing humanitarian and democratic values.
A notice from The American Israel Public Affairs Committee.