Please note that there will be no youth groups this Shabbat morning.
Attention all Men's Club members
This Sunday from 9:15-10am, the CAS Men's Club will be holding an important meeting in the social hall. On the agenda is the Holiday Dinner served at the Pacific House Shelter, and our next Men's Club Dinner event. Call Sam Goldstein for additional details (917) 365-3733.
College Students will have joint learning and Kiddush with Rabbi Sarna
10:45 a.m. - Breakout Learning sessions on theme of Judaism's Engagement with the World with:
Ilana De Laney: Judiasm and the Environment
Jay Jubas: How Should We Think About Creation?: ConflictsBetween Science and Torah
Akiva Roth of AIPAC: Proud to be Jewish and Proud to Be American: The Vital Importance of Pro-Israel
Political Advocacy in the 21st Century.
Hyman Schaffer: Halachic Interaction with Social Values
Rabbi Walk: Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Bridging Heaven and Earth.
11:20 a.m. - Musaf and Conclusion of Services
Mazal tov to:
...Judy Cahn for passing the comps & officially becoming a doctoral candidate at Yeshiva University Azrieli School of Graduate Education.
...Avi Kilemneck and Esti Yekutiel on their engagement.
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 andconnection toG-d.The Around the Shabbat Table Campaign encourages each family to include three elements at their meal:
1. Share a Torah Insight2. Sing a Jewish Song
3. Refrain from Gossip-Celebrate Positive Speech
Suggested Torah topic for your Shabbat table: The commentators pint out that, at first, Jacob places many rocks under his head.Yet when he rises in the morning, the Torah refers to them as "the rock" in the singular.The rocks becameunified during the night.What does this transformation symbolize?
This week's riddle: Name specific holiday occasions when the "Shehecheyanu" blessing is recited during the year?
Special note: Those who submit a list of 15 or more correct occasions to Mr. S or the office by noon Sunday, Nov 29th will receive a gift from Israel when Mr. S. returns.
Last week's riddle: The Shmoneh Esrey contains different numbers of blessing depending upon the day & service. Which number is never the number of blessings -7, 9, 18, 19, 20?
Last week's riddle answer:Though Shmoneh Esray means 18, this is not the actual number of blessings at any time during the year.There are 7 blessings on Shabbat,
Yom Kippur & Yom Tov: 9 on Rosh Hashanah: 19 on ordinary week days: and 20 when the Cantor repeats the Amidah on fast days.
Thank you to Mr. S for the weekly riddles.
WELCOME TO ALL OUR COLLEGE STUDENT THAT ARE HERE AT CAS FOR THE HOLIDAY.If you would like to sponsor a Chanukahpackage for the students at Chanukah , contact the shul office.
The office will be closed at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25th and reopen on Monday, Nov. 30th. In case of an emergency contact Rabbi Cohen at 203 252-8252.
CAS EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
¨SPONSOR A CHANUKAH PACKAGE FOR OUR TROOPS To participate, contact Joanna Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.Suggested donation: $50.
¨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.See the flier on the front page.
¨SPINAGOGUE, THE YEAR OF THE DREIDEL, Sunday, December 6, 4:00 p.m. - This event is all about the dreidel as we fully exploit every angle of dreidel playing. We will attempt to break the world record for number of dreidels spinning at one time (currently 713) and the longest dreidel spin (17.8 seconds). There will be dreidel-making stations, dreidel-shaped cookie decorating stations, dreidel card stations to send to Israeli soldiers, dreidel photo-op booth, dreidel hat making, exotic dreidels for purchase, and a dreidel guessing station. Of course we have planned a super special surprise. So come "spin baby spin" and celebrate Chanukah with us @ CAS. We will be serving latkes, donuts, chocolates and all of your favorite Chanukah foods! $5 per person, $25 max for immediate family.
¨3 RABBIS, 3 PERSEPECTIVES, 1 TORAH-Tuesday, December 15th at CAS. At 7:00 p.m. Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz & Rabbi Andrew Sklar for the final session as they explore the common & diverse perspectives on the three pillars of Judaism-Torah, Prayer & Chesed.
¨COME ONE COME ALL!! AGUDATH SHIR CHOIR CHANUKAH CONCERT, Thursday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. at CAS. On the 7th night of Chanukah the "fun" continues.Cantor Wollheim will be back to sing.There will be a candlelighting ceremony & a presentation of Chanukah songs.There will be light refreshments and the cost is FREE.All are invited-ask your friends & family to join you.
¨RABBI ETHAN TUCKER, SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE-Friday, December 18 Rabbi Tucker is co-founder of Mechon Hadar & Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hadar where he also serves as the Chair in Jewish Law.He is the recipient of the Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.
¨SAVE THE DATE! ANNUAL CHOLENT CHALLENGE BETWEEN RABBI COHEN AND RABBI WALK, Saturday, January 23.
¨CAS Young Families Ice Cream Pajama Party, Saturday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.Back by popular demand: ice cream and games galore as we break up the doldrums of January with a hot, "Summer" evening of fun!$7/person in advance; $8/person at the door.
¨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 friends...contact Lorraine Kweskin email@example.com or 322-4273
¨The microphone system in the Sanctuary at Agudath Sholom is approved by The Zomet Institute in Israel.
ISRAEL TOUR FULL-Although there will be two buses, reservation requests for the February 2010 tour to Israel led by Mr. S will be accepted only for an "if spaces available-in case there are any cancellations." It's not too early to think about the next tour.
¨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 firstname.lastname@example.org 203 487-0955.
¨BONE MARROW DRIVE-Sunday, November 22nd from 9-1:00 at Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Av, Tarrytown, NY 10591A 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 cheek swab.Help save someone's life.
¨Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy and Borders present: Hanukkah Crafts and Storytime, Sunday, November 29th, 11:00 a.m. Borders, 1041 High Ridge Road, Stamford.WFHA's Head of School, Nora Anderson, will lead an exciting storytime sure to delight all children. The fun continues with Hanukkah crafts!Come be part of the fun!For more information please contact Joanne Karow at 203-983-3503 or at email@example.com.
¨SUPER SUNDAY AT UJF - Sunday, December 6, 2009It's that time of year again and UJF is preparing for Super Sunday! They have assembled a great team consisting of Stephanie Bilenker, Stella Cohen, and Risa Raich who are serving as co-chairs of the event. They are looking for volunteers to make phone calls and other tasks on Super Sunday and they invite you to bring your children for special kids projects this year, including decorating and filling Hanukkah Mitzvah bags and the PJ Library Snuggle-Up Story Hour. To sign up to volunteer, sign up your kids for the mitzvah project, sign up to sponsor a Hanukkah Mitzvah package, or to learn more about the work of Federation and what your donation can do, go to www.ujf.org/SuperSunday. For more information, contact Tiffany Yankovich at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203 321-1373 x 117.
¨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.
¨YAEL LEIBOWITZ-Sunday, December 20th 6:00 p.m Adjunct Professor fro the Stern College for women, speaking on "Sin and Exile in Genesis: A Statement on the Human Condition.A class at Young Israel of Stamford.Light dinner is served before class, FREE and open to the public.For more information contact Michael Feldstein at email@example.com
¨GOREN TOURS-If you would like information on their Pesach program visit their website:http://www.gorentours.co.il
¨FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE VAAD OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY VISIT http://www.vaadct.org/services.html.
¨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.