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Shabbat - August 22nd

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

August 22, 2009

2 Elul 5769


Shabbat Schedule



7:28 p.m.

7:00 p.m.


Hashkama Minyan 8:00 a.m.
Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi David Walk 8:45 a.m.
in the Simcha Room
Main Sanctuary 9:00 a.m.
Usher: David Jelen

Musaf: Sandy Shapiro

Torah Reader: Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Universal Health Care for the High Holidays: A BiPartisan Spiritual Strategy for Elul

Latest time to recite Shema: 9:33 a.m.
Latest time for Amidah: 10:41 a.m.
Chapel Kiddush: (dariy) is sponsored by Harold Fishkow in memory of his mother, Yetta Fishkow
Sanctuary Kiddush: (meat) is sponsored by Helene and Harvey Kaminski in memory of his mother, Eda Kaminski
Perek on the Patio at CAS: with Rabbi David Walk 6:00 p.m.
Daf Yomi: 6:45 p.m.
Mincha: 7:25 p.m.
Seudat Shlishit : Siyum onTractate Bava Metzia

Maariv: 8:25 p.m.
Shabbat ends: 8:28 p.m.

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

7:45 a.m.

7:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

6:30/7:30 a.m.


7:25 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Candlelighting next Friday

7:17 p.m.

Shabbat Announcements


....Frieda and Gerald Knopf on the passing of their beloved husband and father, Harold Knopf.
....Albert Beson on the passing of his beloved son, Howard Beson.
....Jack Stiassny on the passing of his beloved wife, Ruth Stiassny.
....Danny Kraus on the passing of his grandmother, Eva Karo-Weiner.

...Arik and Tehilah on their wedding this past Thursday

...Dr. Ronald and Doris Warmflash on the upcoming wedding of their son Michael to Belana.


BEST WISHES TO THE TEENS-Leaving for a year to studay in Israel

Caroline Alexander Ben Jubas
Chaim Attar Caren Lewis
Kivi Attar Josh Munk
Lexi Boxer Rebecca Sloyer
Jeremy Fruchter David Warmflash
Shoshana Indyk Max Weiner


Danielle and Yehuda Jeiger

Gail and Gary Weitz

Rebecca and Evan Stulberger

Liat and Benjamin Karsch


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:

A host offers the guest food & lodging. How does the guest benefit the host? How does the host also benefit from escorting the guest? What were your best & worst experiences as a guest? As a host? Why?

CAS Announcements


SOCIAL/CULTURAL SOCIAL/ACTION COMMITTEE-Tuesday, August 25th 8:00 p.m. join in and share ideas at the home of Meg Haron, 99 West Lane, Stamford. Contact Meg at

HEBREW SCHOOL & PROPSPECTIVE MEMBER OPEN HOUSE-Tuesday, September 1st 5:30-7:00 p.m. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!! Come meet with fellow Hebrew School families and their instructors. Learn about our upcoming events and programs. RSVP to the shul office 358-2200 or jbell@agudathsholom.orgA

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!!

WHO WAS "HULDA?"-Saturday, September 26th 7:00 p.m. 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 join us.

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

Community Announcements

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!

BEREAVEMENT GROUP-beginning Monday, September 14th 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Jewish Family Service office, 733 Summer St. 6th floor. These bereavement groups are a tremendous help to those who have lost loved ones. For information or to register contact Loren Smith, 921-4161 or

IMPORTANT RALLY IN NYC FOR FREEDOM IN IRAN-Thursday, September 24th 12:00-1:30 p,m, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 42nd Street & 2nd Ave. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is addressing the UN General Assembly. Join thousands of Americans who stand for human rights & an end to Iran's nuclear program at the "Stand for Freedom Iran Rally." For more information go to:

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.

-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

SHALOM TV NOW AVAILABLE-the outstanding Jewish Television is now available in our community on Cablevision and it's FREE. Go to Channel 502, select "News & World" then select Shalom TV. Shalom TV "Video on Demand" programming includes: Jewish Films, Children's Programs, 92nd St Y Presentations, Panel Discussions, Leading Jewish Figures, Music & Entertainment, Cooking & Leading Jewish Figures. To receive a weekly schedule sign up at


(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


Various Teachers

Perek on the Patio

Shabbat 6:30 p.m.

Rabbi David Walk

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We would like to thank the artists that rarely get enough recognition

for all the wonderful work they do here at the synagogue.

Aviva Maller-photographer-203 554-6758
Jodi Hadge-Art Director ---203 253-7973

CAS is looking to upgrade our office computer systems.
Why is this important?
¨ Some of the machines are more than 7 years old.
¨ None of them can run the updated version of our synagogue database (called ChaverWare)
Ideally, we would like to obtain 7 identical PC's, either by buying them new or by accepting donated PC's if they are available. The minimum requirements are dual 64 cpu's, 2ghz or better, 2gb RAM & 80gb hard drives. We already have 4 up-to-date flatscreen monitors, so new monitors are not a priority. We have been quoted roughly $625 per machine not inc luding setup and software costs.

Please contact Joseph Rubbak in the shul office 203 358-2200 or

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Mitzvah Fair write up


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Joanna Bell

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