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Shabbat - August 29th


Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

August 29, 2009

9 Elul 5769

Ki Tetze

Shabbat Schedule



7:17 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.

Shacharit: Michael Feldstein Musaf: Yosef Feldstein
Usher: Mitchell Bell

Torah Reader: Dr. Jay Jubas

Rabbi David Walk: "Dignity"

Latest time to recite Shema: 9:36 a.m.
Latest time for Amidah: 10:42 a.m.

Tzvi Bernstein's Class: 10:30 a.m.
Chapel Kiddush: is sponsored by the shul
Sanctuary Kiddush: is sponsored by the shul
Perek on the Patio at CAS: with Rabbi David Walk 6:00 p.m.
Daf Yomi: 6:10 p.m.
Mincha: 7:00 p.m.
Seudat Shlishit : Preparing for the Days of Awe

Maariv: 8:10 p.m.
Shabbat ends: 8:17 p.m.

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

7:45 a.m.

7:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

6:30/7:30 a.m.


7:15 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Candlelighting next Friday

7:06 p.m.

Shabbat Announcements

...Brenda & Bruce Smith on the birth of their new granddaughter, Charlie Jane Smith, daughter of Amanda Lipitz & Greg Smith.
...Vivian and Howard Weiss on the marriage of their daughter,Rebecca to Ted Stricker.


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 Midrash offers a parable to describe Amalek's attack on the Jews: "All the nations were afraid to make war on the Jewish people and then Amalek came & began to point the way. A parable-it may be compared to a boiling hot bath into which no living creature could descend. Someone came & jumped into it. Although he scalded himself, he cooled it off, & made it appear cold to others." How do cynics often "cool off" the enthusiasm felt by others?

High Holiday Tefillah Workshop with Rabbi Walk

The Triple Crown of Rosh HaShanah: Royalty, Memory and Song

Thursday, September 3, 7:00 p.m. at the Stamford JCC
Explore the three-part message of Rosh Hashanah through the words of the Machzor (prayer book). Our Sages cleverly constructed the prayers of the High Holydays not only to spiritually inspire us, but to instruct us about the festival's major themes.

CAS Announcements


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

GUEST SPEAKER-RABBI MENACHEM LEIBTAG-Thursday, September 10th three classes on the Rosh Hashana Prayer Service 10:00.a.m. at JCC, 6:45 p.m. at CAS, and 8:00 p.m. last class at CAS. See flyers for additional information.

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

HELP ISRAELI SOLDIERS-Rabbi Walk's son, Yehuda is serving in the Golani Brigade in the IDF. His unit has asked for funds for camel packs. Please make checks payable to CAS and memo "IDF."

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

ORTHODOX UNION TWO DAYS OF ADVOCACY in Washington D.C.-Monday, September 14th-15th You will meet leaders of the House of Representatives, lunch with the Senators in the Capitol, and be briefed by senior Administration officials at the White House.Registration fee: $175. For more information and to register: call 202 513-6484 or email

AIPAC'S 2009 Fairfield County Annual Event-Wednesday, September 23rd 7:00 p.m. featuring Dr. Ephraim Sneh. In today's tumultuous international climate - Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, Hamas operating from Gaza and interest in renewed negotiations with the Palestinian Authority over the backdrop of new leadership and new approaches - Israel needs our support now more than ever. Come be a part of securing the future of the U.S. - Israel relationship. RSVP to Elana Lichtenstein at (212) 750-4110 or The event will take place at the home of Marla and Gregg Felton, in Greenwich, and is open to those who contribute a minimum of $500 to AIPAC's 2009 campaign

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




TUESDAY- 2:00-4:00 P.M.

SUNDAY-10:00-12:00 P.M.

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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