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Friday, October 23, 2009

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin 
October 24, 2009
6 Cheshvan 5770
Parshat Noach

Friday night

Candlelighting       5:45 p.m.

Mincha    5:50 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:  Barbara Miller

Shacharit:  Cantor Wollheim  Musaf:  Daniel Soifer

Torah Readers:  Meir Attar, Dr. Jay Jubas, Dr. Burt Rubin, Seth Steinmetz, Dr. Stanley Warmflash

Rabbi Daniel Cohen:  "Noah's Conversation with G-d"

Latest time to recite Shema9:56 a.m.

Latest time for Amidah10:50 a.m.

Teen Minyan in the Social Hall9:30 a.m.

Teen Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by the Berman family in honor of Adam's birthday.

Bob Abram's  Shiur: "Noach from a Psychological

Perspective"10:30 a.m.

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 the Schaffer/Singer family in honor of Yechiel's first birthday.

Sanctuary Kiddush is sponsored by Louise & Ami Soifer in honor of Daniel becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

Daf Yomi4:40 p.m.

Mincha5:30 p.m.

Seudat Shlishit

Dvar Torah: Rabbi Cohen will be speaking on the topic: "Balloon Boy's Contributions to Ethics"

Maariv6:40 p.m.

Shabbat ends6:45 p.m.





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

8:30 a.m.
6:30/7:30 a.m.

5:40 p.m.
5:41 p.m.
Candlelighting next Friday 
5:36 p.m.
Shabbat Announcements 
Mazal tov to:
...   Louise & Ami Soifer on Daniel becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
Condolences to:
...   Lois and Arthur Finkelstein on the passing of their mother, Pauline Finkelstein, of blessed memory.
... Judy and David Singer and their family on the passing of their son, brother, husband & father, Jonathan Singer, of blessed memory.
... Jack Goldberg on the passing of his aunt, Miriam Glasser, of blessed memory.
... Bette Katzeff on the passing of her sister, Elsi Peretzman, 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:   Jerusalem's history has been prolonged and stormy.  Many of the weak-hearted have lost hope for their life.  Now Jerusalem is demanding beauty & works of art.  Practical men will say that this is not the proper moment-there are priorities and more essential needs.  Perhaps there are needs, but this demand comes from the heart, it is a sign of life, a sign of hope for salvation & comfort. Has any work of beauty provided you with "a sign of hope?"

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.  
RIDDLES ARE BACK! This weeks' riddle is:  
What do the following have in common?  
Adam, Shem, Yisrael/Yaakov, Yosef, Yehuda, Asher, Aharon and Eli?
Submitted by Mr. S.

CAS Announcements 
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
ZEMER WITH ZAMIR, featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Sunday, November 8, 2009, 3:00 p.m.  Visit for ticket information.  To hear a clip of the Zamir Chorale singing Salamone Rossi's Adon Olam click here; to hear Sholom Scunda's Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn click here.

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. $5/person.
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.  
3 RABBIS, 3 PERSEPECTIVES, 1 TORAH- 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.

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.
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

Ms. Segal is the Assistant Mayor for Kedumim in Israel.  Get an insider's view from an Israeli living in the West Bank on the challenges & realities for Jews living on the front line. 
Please join for an Evening of Women's Learning featuring Shani Taragin,
Rosh Beit Midrash at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Jerusalem 
Sunday Evening, Nov 15th
Wine & cheese reception at 6:15 p.m. Lecture at 7:00 p.m. 
At the home of Ana Lilienfeld 
27 Deepwoods Lane, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
RSVP by Nov 5th to

CAS Adult Education Classes 
Visit for more information.
Bible from the Beginning - with Rabbi David Walk
In this ongoing survey of the Torah, we discuss issues in the Bible, verse by verse.
Sunday, 9:15 a.m.

Dvar Yom B'Yomo - with Rabbi David Walk
Take an in-depth look at a topical issue each week, either from the weekly Torah portion or an upcoming Jewish Holiday. At BCDS.
Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Shabbat Halacha for Everyone - with Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn
Explore fascinating aspects of Shabbat 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 at 7:30 p.m.
Judaism 101 - with Bob Abrams
Have you ever wondered why we keep Kosher, what's in the boxes ofTefillin, 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 at 7:30 p.m.
Hebrew Reading Crash Course - with Ben Soifer
Learn to read Hebrew in time for Chanukah in seven easy lessons.
Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Inyana D'Yomo - with Rabbi David Walk
Enjoy a small discussion in Hebrew on the weekly Torah portion. Hebrew fluency a must.
Monday at 8:00 p.m.
The  Meaning of Our Prayers - with Bob Abrams
We're supposed to pray every day, but 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.
Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Power of the Prophets - with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Take a closer look at Jewish history you thought you knew.  Explore the life and times of King David through an in-depth study of Samuel II.
Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.
The Soul of Prayer: Meeting G-d in the Siddur and Your Life - with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
An in-depth exploration of many of our familiar prayers.  Discover the tools for soulful service of G-d.  For women only.
Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.
Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms - with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Glean relevant life messages from the weekly Torah portion in this upbeat class.
Tuesday at 12:00 noon
Judaism as a Community - with Rabbi David Walk
Exploration of the history of the concept called "Kehilla."  How did Jewish communities develop, grow and function?  Understand the roles of communal organizations in the shaping of a Jewish society.
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Building a Conscious Community - with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Five week seminar based on the writings of Rabbi Kalomymous Kalman Shapira, the last Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto.  Self-observation with an eye towards organizing and running a spiritual community.
Begins Tuesday, November 3 at 8:30 p.m.
Business Ethics Luncheon with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Explore the interface of Business ethics and Jewish law. Call the CAS office for exact location and dates.  The 2nd Thursday of every month.
Next on November 12 at 12:30 p.m.
Talmud Bavli: Masechet Makot - with Rabbi David Walk
This class focuses on the tractates which discusses the Jewish legal system.
Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
These 30 minute sessions unlock a fresh perspective & fascinating idea from the Torah portion.
Friday at 8:15 a.m.
Community Announcements 
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.
Naomi Marks
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