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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Corrections to the Shabbat Bulletin

We inadvertantly omitted this from the Shabbat announcements.

The women's tfilah is meeting this Shabbat, November 14, at 9:45 a.m. in the Social Hall.

Shacharit and Musaf: Jodi Baer Hadge
Torah Readers: Ziona Doft, Pam Ehrenkranz, Rachel Jubas, Marti Sichel, Janet Welkovich
Haftorah: Bracha Moshe
This week's riddle:
This week's Sedra tells us that Sarah lived 127 years.  Where else in the Tanach do we find the numbers 127?
Thanks to Mr. S for the weekly riddles. 
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages are sponsored by: Adrienne & Michael Alexander in memory of Teddy Levine & the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund.
Upcoming Youth Program Corrections
November 21st- 1st-6th Grade Supermarket Sweep.
December 12th- 3rd-6th Grade Boy's Trop Club
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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin 
November 14, 2009
27 Cheshvan 5770
Parshat Chaye Sarah
Shabbat Mevarchim Kislev
Veterans Tribute Shabbat

Friday night

Candlelighting       4:20 p.m.

Mincha    4:25 p.m.

Oneg at Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen's home        8:00 p.m.

Brigadier Gen. Effie Eitam will share reflections on the Raid on Entebbe & Moral Issues in the Israeli army.

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:  Mitchell Bell

Musaf:  Petachya Allerhand

Torah Readers: Jake Goldstein, Judd Love, Burt Rubin, Ben

Rabbi Daniel Cohen:
"Perceiving the Value of the Veteran"

Latest time to recite Shema 9:09 a.m.

Latest time for Amidah 9:59 a.m.

Avi Narrow-Tilonsky's Shiur 10:30 a.m.

"Staying Strong: How the Rambam Encouraged the Community Through His Letters"

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

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

Jr. Congregation (2nd-6th grade) 10:30 a.m.

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

Chapel Kiddush is sponsored by Judy & Howard Goldstein in honor of Rebecca & Jake's birthday

Sanctuary Kiddush is sponsored by Susan & Len Mark, Deborah & Neil Metviner, Janice & Jake Meyer, Bonnie & Ron Nyman, Judy & Bob Raymond, Maria & Glenn Reicin, Shelley & Eddie Senker, Bernie Shapiro and Rosalyn Sherman in honor of the Veterans.

Mincha 4:05 p.m.

Daf Yomi is during Seudat Shlishit

Seudat Shlishit Brig. Gen. Effie Eitam: Reflections on the Current Situation in Israel

Maariv 5:15 p.m.

Shabbat ends 5:20 p.m.


Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday     7:45 a.m.

Monday-Friday       7:00 a.m.


Sunday     8:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday (Rosh Chodesh Kislev)  6:20/7:30 a.m. 

Monday, Thursday & Friday     6:30/7:30 a.m.


Sunday-Thursday    4:20 p.m.

Friday      4:19 p.m.

Candlelighting next Friday     4:14 p.m.

Shabbat Announcements 
Mazal tov to:
... Brenda & Bruce Smith on being honored by the JCC at the Posh event on Sunday.
... Rabbi Daniel Cohen having been elected  as a national officer of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Condolences to:
... David Cohen on the passing of his beloved father, Rabbi William Cohen, of blessed memory.
... Alan Genn on the passing of his beloved mother, Myra Genn, of blessed memory.
... Ronnie, Larry, Eleanor, Elizabeth & Jennifer Heyman on the passing of their husband and father, Samuel Heyman, of blessed memory.

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages are sponsored by: Adrienne & Michael Alexander in memory of the passing of Teddy Levine & 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:  Can you think of examples of historic change in which the visionaries of the first generation were followed by figures devoted to stabilizing these changes?  Is there a necessary contradiction between spiritual clarity and this-worldly resourcefulness?

This week's riddle: This week's Sedra tells us that Sarah lived through 7 years.  Where else in the Tanach do we find the numbers 1 through 7?
Last week's riddle: There are three people in the Book of Bereishit whose names were changed. Who were they?
Last week's riddle answer:  Avram-Avraham,  Sarai-Sarah,  Benoni-Binyamin.
Thank you to Mr. S

Evening of Women's Learning with Shani Taragin, Rosh Beit Midrash at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Jerusalem, Master Tanach ( Bible) Teacher "Meeting at Wells, Meaning of Wells" Sunday Evening, November 15, 2009 At the home of Ana Lilienfeld A program of the CAS Mikvah Committee and Congregation Agudath Sholom

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE AT CAS RABBI YEHUDA SARNA NOV. 27-28, 2009 "JEWS ENGAGING WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD" Rabbi Sarna will lead interactive discussions with high school & college students and their parents throughout the weekend. More information to follow. Please note: There will be one service on this Shabbat.

Save the Date!  December 4 & 5 Former Dallas Cowboy and Green Bay Packer Alan Veingrad From Touchdowns to Torah - See flier below.

Upcoming Youth Programs
November 21st- Teen Minyan at 9:30 am
November 21st- 1st-5th Grade Girls Divrei & Dessert @ Yona's House!
November 21st- 1st-5th Grade Supermarket Sweep.
November 22nd- Sr. Teen Latte n' Learn @ Starbucks in Ridgeway Center 7:00 PM
December 4th & 5th- ALAN VEINGRAD Former Dallas Cowboy and Green Bay Packer lineman & Super bowl XXVII World Champion is coming to Stamford CT!
December 5th- Teen Minyan
December 6th- Sr. Teen Latte N Learn @ Starbucks in Ridgeway center 10 am
December 6th - Family Chanukah Event "Spinagogue - It's the Year of the Dreidel"
December 12th- Teen Minyan
December 12th- 3rd-5th Grade Boy's Trop Club
December 12th- Jr. Teens to New Roc City
December 22nd-27th - NCSY Yarchei Kallah

There are many ways that YOU can get involved in this exciting new program...
Þ Ask us to set you up with a study partner (or bring your own partner)
Þ Learn topic of your choice for men, women and children every Monday night from 7:30-9:00 pm
Þ Donate a sefer from our "wish list"
Þ Sponsor a night of learning
*There will be a Minyan for Maariv after learning at 9 pm as well asdrinks and refreshments throughout the evening!
*Please contact Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger ( for more information and to get involved in this exciting new opportunity! 
The microphone system in the Sanctuary at Agudath Sholom is approved by The Zomet Institute in Israel.
We welcome our newest members: Abigail & Josh Kurtz, Rachel & Mark Sherman,  Nadia & Dmitry Udler.

¨ SPONSOR A CHANUKAH PACKAGE FOR OUR TROOPS  To Participate contact Joanna Bell at  Suggested donation: $50.

¨ 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. Suggested donation for the series is $50. Visit for more information.  You may join the series even if you missed the first session.

¨ 3 RABBIS, 3 PERSEPECTIVES, 1 TORAH-Wednesday, November 18th at 12:00 noon at Temple Sholom, Tuesday, December 15th at CAS. Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz & Rabbi Andrew Sklar for the second session as they explore the common & diverse perspectives on the three pillars of Judaism-Torah, Prayer & Chesed.  Lunch is included in the November 18th session.  Please RSVP to

¨ JOIN THE SOCIAL CULTURAL COMMITTEE-November 19th at 7:30 p.m.  Get involved as we discuss upcoming Social Events and Social Action initiatives in the community.

¨ SISTERHOOD MEETING November 22nd at 10:30 a.m. A program "Jewish Pirates" in the Simcha Room.

¨ RABBI YEHUDA SARNA, SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE, THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, November 27-28.  Rabbi Sarna is the University Chaplain at New York University and will speak on the theme, "Jews Engaging with the Rest of the World."  Friday night he will meet with parents of high school students, followed by a meeting with teenagers.  Shabbat morning Rabbi Sarna will deliver a brief sermon and then meet with college students.  Rabbi Sarna's final presentation will be during seudat shlishit.  More information to follow.

¨ AGUDAT SHIR CHOIR CHANUKAH CONCERT, Thursday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. at CAS.

¨ HELP WANTED-Join us to create Community while raising funds for our shul...put the Fun back into FUNd Raising.  We are developing a committee to get EBay going again...need people to price objects, take pictures for posting, track items from donation to shipping, pack items to be shipped.  We will be having a Tag Sale, we are looking for sorters, schleppers, pricers, publicity writers, etc....must be willing to laugh, and make Lorraine Kweskin or 322-4273

¨ Participate in Learning for a Siyum Mishnayot on the Shloshim of Jonathan Singer - Please sign up via this link:   Join us for the brief siyum on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 a.m., following the 7:30 a.m. minyan.



 Alan Veingrad

Yehuda Sarna


  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
RSVP by Nov 5th to

Congregation Agudath Sholom
is excited to introduce our new and improved.....
There are many ways that YOU can get involved in this exciting new program...
--Ask us to set you up with a study partner (or bring your own partner)
--Learn topic of your choice for men, women and children every Monday night from
 7:30-9:00 pm
--Donate a sefer from our "wish list" 
--Sponsor a night of learning 
*There will be a Minyan for Maariv after learning at 9 pm as well asdrinks and refreshments throughout the evening!
*Please contact Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger ( for more information and to get involved in this exciting new opportunity! 
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 7:00 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.
Tuesday 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 December 10 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 

¨ RABBI COHEN'S BOOK REVIEW-Wednesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. at the Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library.  Book reviewed "Why are Jews Liberals?"  Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County.

¨ ADL'S DANIEL GINSBERG HUMANITARIAN AWARD DINNER-November 15th at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Bethel.  The dinner is honoring Penny and Michael Horowitz & Amy Zabin. 

¨ ANNUAL FALL BRUNCH TO BENEFIT POSH-Sunday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Rockrimmon Country Club, 2949 Long Ridge Rd.  The Board of Directors of the JCC are honoring Brenda & Bruce Smith and Edith Samers & Ed Smith whose commitment to POSH has enriched the lives of countless senior adults.  $90 per person.  Proceeds will go to enhance programs for seniors adults and the JCC.

¨ Evening of Conversation with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Monday, November 16th, at 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.

¨ BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN & PRE-K OPEN HOUSE, Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.  Come and discover the joys and benefits of a Jewish day school education.  2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford.  For more info contact the school office at 203-329-2186,

¨ AN EVENING WITH YOUNG JUDAEA-Tuesday, November 17th, at 7:45 p.m. at the JCC. The Stamford Chapter of Hadassah invites you the Zionist Youth Movement of Hadassah celebrating 100 years. Panel Discussion: Connecting American Youth to Tikkun Olam, Community & Israel.  Young Judaea helps raise kids to love being Jewish.  RSVP to or 329-1213.

¨ 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.

¨ TEEN TZEDAKAH OPENING PROGRAM--Sunday, November 22nd at 4:00 p.m.  at the JCC Learn about Teen Tzedakah during an evening with Aaron Bisman.  Featured in Rolling Stone and MTV hear how he worked his way from a DJ to the CEO & president of JDub records. Sushi & dessert will be served.  FREE.  RSVP's required to  or 203 487-0955.

¨ BONE MARROW DRIVE-Sunday, November 22nd from 9-1:00 at Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Av, Tarrytown, NY 10591  A congregant is very ill with leukemia and in need.  There is a severe lack of kohanim & Jews of Ashkenazic descent registered.  Just stop in and join the Be a Match Marrow Registry by doing a simple check swab.  Help save someone's life.

¨ UJF'S SUPER SUNDAY - Sunday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the JCC.  There's something for everyone in the family!  Volunteer to make calls, help with registration; kids will decorate and fill Chanukah gift bags for Stamford's seniors; there will be story time with the PJ Library.  And, of course, give generously to help support the Jewish community in Greater Stamford, Israel and around the world.

¨ AIPAC PRESENTS THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL ZIONISM & THE U.S. ISRAEL ALLIANCE-Sunday, December 6th at 11:30 a.m.  At the Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Rd, Westport.  Featuring guest speaker Dr. Daniel Gordis- Sr. VP of the Shalem Center. RSVP to 212 750-4110

¨ GOREN TOURS-If you would like information on their Pesach program  visit their website:


¨ BIKUR CHOLIM-Sunday, January 24th at 10:30 a.m. OU and Chevra Kadisha of Stamford offer a FREE Communal Symposium on "Visiting the Sick."  A Halachic overview of Bikur Cholim for the whole community.  Presentations by Rabbi Daniel Feldman & Rabbi Simon Feld. Brunch will be served.

Naomi Marks
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