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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Shabbat - August 1st

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

August 1, 2009

11 Av 5769

Va' etchanan

Shabbat Nachamu

Shabbat Schedule



7:55 p.m.
Mincha: 7:00 p.m.


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: Elisheva Kilner

Shacharit: Arik Wollheim Musaf: Arik Wollheim
Torah Readers: Adam Berman, Ethan Green, Burt Rubin, Harry Rubin

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: "Are We What We Search: Google and G-d"

Latest time to recite Shema: 9:25 a.m.
Latest time for Amidah: 10:36 a.m.
Chapel Kiddush (dariy) is sponsored by Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman in honor of the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hani to Daniel Lowenstein.

Sanctuary Kiddush (dairy) is sponsored by Mimi Rand in memory of her husband's Yahrzeit.
Perek on the Patio at CAS with Rabbi Walk 6:30 p.m.
Daf Yomi: 6:50 p.m.
Mincha: 7:40 p.m.
Seudat Shlishit : (dairy) is sponsored by Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman in honor of the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hani to Daniel Lowenstein and by Marc Silver in memory of his father, Joseph's Yahrtzeit.

Maariv: 8:50 p.m.
Shabbat ends: 8:55 p.m.

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

7:45 a.m.

7:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

6:30/7:30 a.m.


7:55 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Candlelighting next Friday 7:47 p.m.

Shabbat Announcements

.... Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman in honor of the forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Hani to Daniel Lowenstein.
...Rena and Tzvi Schwartz on the birth of their baby boy, Yitzchak Yehoshua
...The Lieberman & Attar families on the upcoming wedding of their granddaughter and niece, Sarah Dray, daughter of Rica and Ari Lieberman.
......Danny & Sara Wolfe who moved to Stamford & will serve again as our Jr. & Sr. Teen Advisors this year.


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:

It is written that "Stolen waters are sweet..." This is understood to mean that as something becomes forbidden, it actually increases in allure. Does this contradict the approach of the Ibn Ezra-that if one knows that something is absolutely prohibited, one will not desire it? Which idea resonates more profoundly for you?

It is with great excitement and gratitude to G-d that we announce that the construction of the new Mikvah will be starting this week. We have chosen Avidan Construction Management, LLC as our contractor and within the next few days they will be breaking ground for our new building. Ron Avidan and his team have experience in both
commercial and residential construction. In addition, Ron brings a personal commitment to our project and the community and we are delighted to have him as our builder. Preparation of the site has
already begun, and we look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the construction.

Mikvah Building Committee


Rabbi Cohen invites you to listen to his weekly Shabbat Sermon which will be available every week on our synagogue website. Click on:

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.

CAS Announcements


YOUTH COMMITTEE BRUNCH-Sunday, August 2nd from 9:15 to10:30 a.m. Come Talk Over a Cup of Coffee! Please join the Youth Committee for the first annual Youth Brunch. Let's celebrate the successful programs of last year, get a sneak peak at this year's terrific upcoming events, and learn ways for you to get involved. RSVP to the shul office 358-2200. (Adults only please.)

WHO WAS "HULDA?"-Saturday, August 8TH What was she about? Was she a Queen of ancient Israel or Judea, or a free spirit roaming the hills of Jerusalem? For an answer come to "Shabbat Nahamu," Seudat Shlishit on August 8th.

A PRE-SELICHOT PANEL with Community Rabbinic Reflections-Saturday evening, September 12th 9:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served & Selichot Service follows at 10:00 p.m.

CAS MITZVAH FAIR AND BBQ-Sunday, September 13th 4:00-7:00 p.m. Booths include Tefillin and Mezuah checking, Shofar blowing, holiday arts & crafts, Sukkah building and much, much more!!

GUEST SPEAKER-RAPHAELLA SEGAL- Shabbat afternoon, Octorber 31st Raphaella is the Assistant Mayor for Kedumim in Israel

Community Announcements

SHORELINE JEWISH FESTIVAL-Sunday, August 9th 11:00-6:00 p.m. on the Guilford Green. Food, crafts, and Judaica for sale. Admission, music & entertainment FREE! Tell your friends! Presented by Chabad of the Shoreline. For more info, to reserve a booth or to be a sponsor, visit or call


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

AHAVATH ACHIM & NCSY ANNUAL PICNIC-Sunday, August 23rd 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Owen Fish Park next to Ahavath Achim, 1571 Statfield Rd. Come eat, play games and have a lot of fun! High School NCSYers pay only $10 for ALL you can eat. RSVP by August 16th to

FIFTH ANNUAL ENDLESS SUMMER KUMZITZ-Saturday Night, August 29th 9:30 p.m. Join in the fifth annual under the moon and stars event at the home Michal & James Smart, 50 Alton Rd. Starring Bob Abrams, Michael Feldstein, Sid Nachman and Sandy Shapiro. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. It's going to be fun, fun, fun!

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

CAS Adult Education Classes

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

Youth committee brunch

Joanna Bell

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