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Friday, October 16, 2009

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin 
October 17, 2009
29 Tishre 5770
Parshat Bereishit 
Shabbat Schedule


Friday night

Candlelighting       5:56 p.m.

Mincha    6:01 p.m.

Saturday morning           

Hashkama           8:00 a.m.

Coffee & Commentary with Rabbi David Walk in the Bennett Simcha Room       8:45 a.m.

Main Sanctuary                 9:00 a.m.

Usher:  Roz Sherman

Shacharit:  Cantor Wollheim  Musaf:  Noah Marlowe

Torah Readers: Adam Berman, Dr. Ted Listokin, Judd Love, Noah Marlowe, Simcha Rubin, Chayim Schwartz, Hyman Schaffer, Dr. Stanley Warmflash

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Image is Everything

Latest time to recite Shema 9:53 a.m.

Latest time for Amidah 10:48 a.m.

Rabbi Chezy Deren Talmud Shiur 10:30 a.m.

How would Shylock fair in a Jewish court?

Tot Shabbat in the Lotstein Library (1-3 years old) 10:30 a.m.

Mini Minyan in the youth room (4-6 years old) 10:30 a.m.

Jr. Congregation in the Heyman Chapel (2nd-6th grades) 10:30 a.m.

Babysitting in Cantor Wollheim's office (ages 0-1) 10:30 a.m.

Chapel Kiddush is sponsored by Morris Wertheim.

Sanctuary Kiddush (meat) is sponsored by Dinah & Seth Marlowe in honor of Noah becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

Daf Yomi 4:50 p.m.

Trop Club - Cantor Wollheim 5:10 p.m.

Mincha 5:40 p.m.

Seudat Shlishit is sponsored by Dinah & Seth Marlowe and Harriet Miller in honor of Noah becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

Dvar Torah: Contemporary Halacha Series: Rabbi Cohen: Asking for Forgiveness When it Hurts the Victim.

Maariv 6:50 p.m.

Shabbat ends 6:56 p.m. 

Weekday Schedule 
Daf Yomi
 7:45 a.m.
7:00 a.m.

Sunday (Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan)
8:30 a.m.
Monday (Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan)
6:20/7:30 a.m.
6:30/7:30 a.m.

5:50 p.m.
5:50 p.m.
Candlelighting next Friday 
5:45 p.m.
Shabbat Announcements 
Mazal tov to:
... Dinah & Seth Marlowe on Noah becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
... Abigail & Josh Kurtz on the birth of a daughter, Shomrona Emuna.
Condolences to:
... Bruce Pernick on the passing of his mother, Frances Pernick, of blessed memory.
... Fred Berlin on the passing of his mother, Beatrice Berlin, of blessed memory.
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:  Eventually, in the course of human history, someone inevitably would have eaten from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, precipitating humanity's expulsion from the Garden of Eden.  Why would G-d have wanted us to leave paradise?  What might Adam and Eve have been thinking as they left the Garden of Eden?
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages are sponsored by:
The Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund.
Missing Tallit Bag - blue velvet with "Tallit" in Hebrew in silver.  Inside was a small leather siddur.  Tallit bag and siddur missing since the end of Yom Kippur.  Please return to the CAS office.
Living Torah Library
Congregation Agudath Sholom is excited to introduce the Living Torah Library!  We look forward to opening our new and improved Torah library on Monday night, Oct 26th.  We encourage you to bring a study partner and join us to study from 7:30-9:00 pm every Monday night.   Rabbis and mentors will be available to lead small groups or simply to help.  Refreshments will be available and there will be a late maariv at the conclusion of the evening.  If you would like to help sponsor various parts of this exciting new program such a sefer from our "wish list" or an evening of learning or would like to be set up with a study partner to explore the Torah topic of your choice, please contact Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger at
Volunteer Recognition Shabbat, October 31
The Board of Trustees of Agudath Sholom is honoring Bingo volunteers, the High Holiday Choir and High Holiday ushers.  We invite you to a Shabbat of recognition in honor of their dedication to our shul on Shabbat morning, October 31st.  
Todah Rabah to our Sponsors
· Ner Lamaor sponsor-Provider of Light for Shabbat - Eliot Husarsky
· Yayin Sponsor-Providing wine for Kiddush and Havdalah for one year - Tzvi Goldman
· Pat la'orchim sponsor-Providing bread for Kiddush and Seudat Shlishit for one year - Anonymous
· Ata Hareita - Paul Berger and all donors in support of our youth programs
CAS Announcements 
3 RABBIS, 3 PERSEPECTIVES, 1 TORAH-Tuesday, October 20th at Greenwich Reform at 7:00 p.m., 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.

CAS SISTERHOOD MEETING, Sunday, October 25th, 10:30 a.m. in the CAS Simcha Room.  The time has come to revitalize this important shul organization.  Come one, come all to see how you can get involved.

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

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.

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 noon A wonderful opportunity for local seniors to come together for a delicious meal and interesting lecture.  With guest presenter Ana Lilienfeld.  "Smart Choices at the Grocery: Are Store Brands Really Good?"  RSVP to the shul office.
Save the Date-Women's Torah Study with Shani Taragin - Sunday, November 15
At the home of Ana and Albert Lilienfeld. Class to start at 7:00pm. Details to follow. Shani Taragin, a renowned Tanach teacher, will give a special class related to Mikvah.  Ms. Taragin is a graduate of Nishmat's Keren Ariel Program for certification as a halachic advisor in the area of family purity law and serves on the first women's hotline to deal with issues of Jewish law.  
DRISHA COMES TO STAMFORD - Wendy Amsellem will be teaching an exciting course in Tanach in a five part Wednesday evening series, entitled: THINGS FALL APART Series begins Oct 28th at 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation for series is $50.
CAS Adult Education Classes Begin October 19th -
Please see below for classes and times.
Music and Theatre with Jonathan Cahr -
A new program of classes for children and adults to join in either the children's community choral troupe or level "0" improvisation.  Check out poster or flyers for more info Or contact the shul office 358-2200

Zamir Nov 09

Noah's Animal Arkade 2009
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
                                                   With Rabbi David Walk             each week, either from the weekly Torah
                                                                                              portion or an upcoming Jewish Holiday. At
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 wiith 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
                                                     With Ben Soifer                      Chanukah 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
Monday 8:30 p.m.       October 19th    The Meaning of Our Prayers      We're supposed to pray every day, but
                                                     With Bob Abrams                    how 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
                                                     G-d in the Siddur and Your Life  familiar prayers.  Discover the tools for
                                                     With Rabbi Daniel Cohen           soulful service of G-d.  For women only.
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
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.      November 3rd    Building a Conscious Community  Five week seminar based on the writings
                                                     With Rabbi Daniel Cohen           of Rabbi Kalomymous Kalman Shapira, the
                                                                                                last Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto.  Self-
                                                                                                observation with an eye towards
                                                                                                organizing and running a spiritual
Second Thursday of the month             Business Ethics Luncheon        Explore the interface of Business ethics
12:30 p.m.  Next on 11/12                                                             and 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
                                                      Rabbi David Walk                    which discusses the Jewish legal system.
Friday 8:15 a.m.         Ongoing            The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste   These 30 minute session unlock a fresh
                                                      With Rabbi Daniel Cohen           perspective & fascinating idea from the
Community Announcements 
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.
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 18, 2009, Sweet on You is offering a prix fix buffet brunch from 9:00 am-12:00 pm - $15 for adults, $8 children under 12.  After your workout or swim lesson have a delicious, healthy brunch for an unbeatable price at Sweet on You in the JCC!
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:
JEWISH SUMMER PROGRAMS EXPO, Sunday, November 1, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El in Stamford.
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.
Teen Book Club, first meeting of the year on Shabbat, November 7th at 4 p.m. at the Young Israel Youth House.  We will discuss Sweethearts by Sara Zarr.  Please note that the age group of book club is 12 up, and we are reading teen novels.
Evening of Conversation with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Monday, November 16th, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. at Kingsway Jewish Center, Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn NY.  Gary Weitz and Family invite CAS members to join them, as their guests,in an Evening of Conversation with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, in memory of their Mother Harriet Weitz z'l. If you are interested in attending, reservations are required. Please contact Gary by email at  Depending on the response Gary will arrange round trip transportation from CAS to Brooklyn.
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.
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.
Margie & Bob Abrams
Anonymous in memory of Esther Kendal
Sharyn & Fred Baer
The Bahar, Katz and Sparks Family
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Samantha & David Bernstein
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Gerry Cohen
Steve Danzer & Zimra Gordon
Marilyn & Tom Fider
Elaine & David Finkelstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Zipporah & George Freedberg
Lois & Michael Friedman
Marilyn & Larry Gochberg
Yona & Tzvi Goldman
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Jill & Arthur Green
Wendy & Jordan Handler
Nancy & Kamal Haron
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Hadassah & Senator Joseph Lieberman
Louella Lieberman
Yospa Lieberman
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Faye Manger
Susan & Len Mark
Sondra & Jared Mehl
Barbara & Larry Miller
Carina & Henry Rascoff
Carol & Michael Rosmarin IHO Sylvia Goldman's 90th birthday from her great-grandchildren
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Sharon & Burton Rubin
Toby & Hyman Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Joyce & Mort Shapiro
Rosalyn Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Brenda & Bruce Smith
Beverly & David Stein 
Liba & Steve Steinmetz
Ora & David Taub
The Thau Family
Howard Weiss
Gail & Gary Weitz
Cantor Arik & Tehilah Wollheim
Hillary & Bob Zitter 
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Justine & Paul Allerhand
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Rochel & Hecky Attar
Janet & Andrew Bein
Mary Lee & Jeff Benson
Debbie & Mike Berg
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Charlotte & Manny Birnbaum
Penny & Stephen Block
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Phyllis & Gerald Brodsky
Sandy & Howard Burn
Judy & Dr. Jeff Cahn
Anat & Marc Chavkin
Beth & David Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Shirley Ephraim
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Kara & Joe Feuerstein
Tamara & Seymour Feurstein
Guta Fischel
Jeanette & Harold Fishkow
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Miriam & Joe Gelb
Shari & Allen Glucksman
Joseph Gold
Meryl & David Gordon
Shira & Ethan Green
Gloria Green
Matt Greenberg & Pam Ehrenkranz
Joyce & Larry Haber
Charles Halasz
Rachel & Dan Haron
Meg & Yoav Haron
Shery & Barry Hertzberg
Allison & Jeff Hoschander
Rosalie & Al Hutter
Robert Indyk
Shara & David Israel
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Judy & Edward Jacobson
Dorothy & Leon Jaiven
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Pauline & Arthur Ladds
Vered & Mark Links
Ted Listokin & Elissa Stein
Rhonda & Judd Love
Roselyn Mangot
Cynthia & Jeff Marinstein
Dinah & Seth Marlowe 
Rhonda & Jeff Maron
Deborah & Neil Metviner
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Shelley & Barry Michelson
Belle 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
Anne & Bernard Peskin
Rosa & Saiid Rastegar
Judy & Bob Raymond
Adrienne & Sherman Reiner
Linda & Larry Rezak
The Rimerman Family
Carolyn Rockoff
Liz & Maury Rosenbaum
Jen & Ed Rosenfeld
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Millie Schifreen
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Sheryl & Mark Schwartz
Rachel & Richard Seligson
Bernie Shapiro
Sharon & David Shavrick
Marti & Dan Sichel
Judith & David Singer
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Janice Steinberg
Sandra & Henry Stern
Fannie & Dan Stevens
Rebecca & Evan Stulberger
Rachel & Harold Terk
Yonat & Rabbi Yehuda Tucker
Sandi & Stu Waldstreicher
Rabbi David Walk
Naomi & Bernard Warmflash
Camille & Stanley Warmflash
Barbara & Harry Webski
Janet Welkovich
Stuart Welkovich
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Howard Wolfe
Nina & Robert Yahgobian
Naomi Marks
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