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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin - October 10-11, 2009

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Sukkot and Shabbat Bulletin 

October 10-11, 2009
22-23 Tishre 5770
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah


Friday Night
Candle lighting   6:07 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.
Kohelet - David Cohen, Jay Jubas   9:30 a.m.
Yizkor      10:30 a.m.
Torah Readers: Harvey Berman, Jay Jubas
Usher: Daniel Kraus
Teen Minyan    9:00 a.m.

Teen Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Baer Family in honor of Sara's birthday.
Jr. Congregation   10:30 a.m.
Mini Minyan in the Youth Room    10:30 a.m.
Babysitting in the Library   10:30 a.m.
Kiddush is sponsored by the shul
Daf Yomi    5:00 p.m.
Early Hakafot for 2-6 year olds   5:30 p.m.
Mincha   5:50 p.m.
Candlelighting after  7:07 p.m.
Simchat Torah Hakafot  7:15 p.m.

Sunday, October 11, 2009 - Simchat Torah
Shacharit (one minyan)  8:45 a.m.
Coffee and Commentary with Rabbi Walk  8:45 a.m.
Rabbi Cohen: "Grand Finale Worth Fixing"
The entire community is invited to celebrate Simchat Torah with a luncheon in the Social Hall.  We thank our generous sponsors.
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.
Mazal tov to:
... Dena Kaplan, Mitchell & David Kaplan and Lisa Kaplan Ashenmil & Warren Ashenmil on the birth of their granddaughter, niece and daughter, Jessica Nicole Ashenmil
... Lillian & Sandy Shapiro and Esti & Yitzie Shapiro on the birth of  their granddaughter & daughter, Rina Toba Shapiro

Condolences to:
... Renee Samson on the passing of her husband, Ernest Samson, of blessed memory.
... Madeline Field on the passing of her father, Edward Rausch, of blessed memory.
  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:  Maimonides wrote that "one who receives honor through the failure of another forfeits his place in the world to come." When should we receive honor?
Welcome Torah Tours to Agudath Sholom
· Avigail Varnai - Team Captain
· Tamara Freiden
· Ariela Gindi
· Mark Rocklin
· Moshe Cohen
· Avi Narrow-Tilonsky - Rabbinic Intern
· Danny & Sara Wolfe - Jr. & Sr. Teen Leaders
Mazel Tov to our Simchat Torah Honorees!
Chatan Torah - Larry Haber
Chatan Bereishit - Richard Breslow
Chatan Kol Hanearim - Simeon Wohlberg
Chatan Maftir - Arthur Green
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
NOTE ON EMAILS:  If you're having trouble receiving all the emails sent from the shul, be sure to "unblock"  from your settings.  It seems many members are getting emails sent to their spam folder due to this problem.  Thank you. 
 Wendy Amsellem will be teaching an exciting course in Tanach in a five part Wednesday evening series, entitled:


Series begins Oct 28th at 8:00 p.m.

Suggested donation for series is $50
 CAS Classes Begin
October 19th

Please check for classes and times.

¨ 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
¨ 3 RABBI'S, 3 PERSEPECTIVES, 1 TORAH-Tuesday, October 20th at Greenwich Reform, Wednesday, November 18th at Temple Sholom, Tuesday, December 15th at CAS Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz & Rabbi Andrew Sklar as they explore the common & diverse perspectives on the three pillars of Judaism-Torah, Prayer & Chesed. 
¨ GUEST SPEAKER-RAPHAELLA SEGAL- Shabbat afternoon, October 31st Ms. Segal is the Assistant Mayor for Kedumim in Israel. Join us on Shabbat afternoon to learn about the current state of affairs for Israelis living in the West Bank & get an insider's view of some of the challenges & realities for Jews on the front lines.  During Seudat Shlishit.
¨ VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION SHABBAT-Shabbat morning, October 31st Come celebrate with our volunteers for a special tribute & Kiddush following morning services. 
¨ BRUNCH FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS - Sunday, November 1st, 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
¨ SENIOR LUNCH-Wednesday, November 11th, 12:00 A wonderful opportunity for local seniors to come together for a delicious meal and interesting lecture.  RSVP to the shul office.

Community Announcements 

¨ REUNION IN ISRAEL During the February tour to Israel that Mr. S will be leading, there will be a  Gala Reunion Dinner in Jerusalem on February 11th at the Jerusalem Plaza Hotel for all friends who will be in Israel at that time.  Please send names and addresses to Mr. S at or to Rabbi David Israel at so that invitations can be sent & places reserved.
¨ 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-November 3rd  Reduced cost of $2,799 for 8 days & 7 nights...Seven faces: Culture & the Arts; Innovation & High Tech; Security; Partnership; Jerusalem; Building a modern city on one of the world's oldest; the People & their problems; Spiritual Israel.  Go to or contact the Federation office at 203 321-1373 x 105, Marty Greenberg.
¨ ADL PRESENTS SPEAKER YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI-Wednesday, October 28th 7:45 p.m. at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Rd, Westport.  Topic is "Israel, America & Iran: A Time of Crisis & Opportunity".
¨ BRUNCH AT SWEET ON YOU  Starting October 25, 2009, Sweet on You is offering a prix fix buffet brunch from 9:00 am-12:00 pm - $15 for adults, $8 children under 12After your workout or swim lesson have a delicious, healthy brunch for an unbeatable price at Sweet on You in the JCC!
¨ JHS GUIDED TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE - Sunday, October 18th  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 21st, 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:
¨ Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, "How to Uncover Themes in the Bible," Sunday November 1, Young Israel of Stamford, light dinner at 6PM, class at 6:30PM, free and open to the entire community.
¨ Tapestry, a Community Celebration of Jewish Learning,Saturday night, November 21st at the JCC. Join this mega event with over 250 people and choose from over 20 sessions on Talmud, Jewish ethics, philosophy, history, theology, parenting, danceand more. For more information, email Dr. Ilana De Laney at or call 321-1373, ext. 114.
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
                                                      With Rabbi David Walk          discuss issues 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
                                                      With Rabbi David Walk          week, either from 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
                                                      With Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn       practice and its interface with the modern
                                                                                             world. Each week we will delve into a
                                                                                             different 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
                                                     With Bob Abrams                 Kosher, what's in the boxes of Tefillin, or
                                                                                            what the significance of the Tzitzit is?  What
                                                                                            does 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?  Come 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
                                                      With Ben Soifer                  in seven easy lessons.

Monday 8:00 p.m.     October 19th       Inyana D'Yomo                   Enjoy a small discussion in Hebrew on the
                                                      With Rabbi David Walk         weekly Torah portion. 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
                                                      With Bob Abrams                many of us really know 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
                                                    With Rabbi Daniel Cohen        thought you knew.  Explore 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
                                                    G-d in the Siddur                 prayers. Discover the tools for soulful service
                                                    and Your Life                      of G-d.  For women only.
                                                    With Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Tuesday 12:00 noon  October 20th     Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms    Glean relevant life messages from the
                                                    With Rabbi Daniel Cohen        weekly Torah portion in this upbeat class.

Tuesday 7:30 p.m.    October 20th     Judaism as a Community         Exploration of the history of the concept
                                                    With Rabbi David Walk           called "Kehilla."  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
                                                   With Rabbi Daniel Cohen         Rabbi Kalomymous Kalman 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
12:30 p.m.  Next on 10/15                                                         Jewish law. 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
                                                  With Rabbi David Walk             discusses the Jewish legal system.

Friday 8:15 a.m.       Ongoing          The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste   These 30 minute sessions unlock a fresh
                                                 With Rabbi Daniel Cohen            perspective & fascinating ideas from the


TUESDAY- 2:00-4:00 P.M.
SUNDAY-10:00-12:00 P.M. 

 Zamir Nov 09
Noah's Animal Arkade 2009
Simchat Torah Sponsors

We thank all of our generous sponsors for helping to make the Kiddush Luncheon possible.

Margie & Bob Abrams
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Justine & Paul Allerhand
Anonymous IMO Esther Kendal
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Rochel & Hecky Attar
Ron Avidan & Jocelyn Sherman
Sharyn & Fred Baer
Bahar, Katz & Sparks Family
Janet & Andrew Bein
Mary Lee & Jeff Benson
Debbie & Mike Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Samantha & David Bernstein
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Charlotte & Manny Birnbaum
Penny & Stephen Block
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
Sandy & Howard Burn
Judy & Jeff Cahn
Anat & Marc Chavkin
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Beth & David Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Gerry Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Steve Danzer & Zimra Gordon
Shirley Ephraim
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Kara & Joseph Feuerstein
Tamara & Seymour Feurstein
Marilyn & Tom Fider
Elaine & David Finkelstein & Family
Guta Fischel
Jeanette & Harold Fishkow
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Zipporah & George Freedberg
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Lois & Michael Friedman
Miriam & Joe Gelb
Shari & Allen Glucksman
Marilyn & Larry Gochberg
Joseph Gold
Yona & Tzvi Goldman
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Meryl & David Gordon
Jill & Arthur Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Gloria Green
Joyce & Larry Haber
Charles Halasz
Wendy & Jordan Handler
Rachel & Dan Haron
Nancy & Kamal Haron
Meg & Yoav Haron
Shery & Barry Hertzberg
Allison & Jeff Hoschander
Rosalie & Al Hutter
Robert Indyk
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Dorothy & Leon Jaiven
Judith & David Jelen
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Pauline & Arthur Ladds
Yospa Lieberman
Hadassah & Senator Joseph Lieberman
Louella Lieberman
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Vered & Mark Links
Ted Listoken and Elissa Stein
Rhonda & Judd Love
Faye Manger
Roselyn Mangot
Cynthia & Jeff Marinstein
Susan & Len Mark
Dinah & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda & Jeff Maron
Sondra & Jared Mehl
Deborah & Neil Metviner
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Shelley & Barry Michelson
Belle Miller
Barbara & Larry Miller
Stacey & Abraham Mintz
Julie & Rich Morgulis
David Moskowitz & Rona Orenstein
Leah & Peter Munk
Eve & Sid Nachman
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Irwin Niedober
Rina & Chanoch Nof
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Irene & Michael Okun
Anne & Bernard Peskin
Carina & Henry Rascoff
Rosa & Saiid Rastegar
Judy & Bob Raymond
Adrienne & Sherman Alexander
Linda & Larry Rezak
The Rimerman Family
Carolyn Rockoff
Liz & Maury Rosenbaum
Jen & Ed Rosenfeld
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Carol & Michael Rosmarin IHO Sylvia Goldman's 90th birthday from her great-grandchildren
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Sharon & Burt Rubin
Toby & Hyman Schaffer
Millie Schifreen
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Joan  & Bennett Schwartz
Sheryl & Mark Schwartz
Rachel & Rich Seligson
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Bernie Shapiro
Joyce & Mort Shapiro
Sharon & David Shavrick
Rosalyn Sherman
Marti & Dan Sichel
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Judith & David Singer
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Brenda & Bruce Smith
Beverly & David Stein
Janice Steinberg
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Sandra & Henry Stern
Fannie & Dan Stevens
Rebecca & Evan Stulberger
Rachel & Harold Terk
The Thau Family
Yonat & Rabbi Yehuda Tucker
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Rabbi David Walk
Naomi & Bernard Warmflash
Camille & Stanley Warmflash
Barbara & Harry Webski
Gail & Gary Weitz
Janet Welkovich
Stuart Welkovich
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Howard Wolfe
Cantor Arik & Tehilah Wollheim
Robert Yaghoubian & Neda Khaghan
Hillary & Bob Zitter

If your name was inadvertently omitted or you would still like to sponsor, contact Naomi at 203-358-2200.  We will republish the list next week.

Naomi Marks

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