Chanukah begins Friday night. Please remember to light the first light before Shabbos candles (before 4:08 p.m.) and use candle or oil that will enable flame to remain lit until 5:10 p.m. For more Chanukah information visit www.ou.org.
Main Sanctuary:8:45 a.m.
Usher: Robert Raymond
Musaf: Arik Wollheim
Shacharit: Arik Wollheim
Torah Readers:Dr. Jeff Cahn, Sam Goldstein, Matt Greenberg, Burt Rubin, Hyman Schaffer, Arthur Smith
Rabbi Daniel Cohen:"The Best Chanukah Investment"
Latest time to recite Shema9:28 a.m.
Latest time for Amidah10: 15 a.m.
Teen Minyan in the Social Hall sponsored by Judy & HowardGoldstein in honor of Jake & Rebecca's birthday9:30 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 grd) 10:30 a.m.
Babysitting in Cantor Wollheim's office (ages 0-1) 10:30 a.m.
Chapel Kiddush is sponsored by Alfred Wolfson in memory of his father, George Wolfson's yahrzeit
Sanctuary Kiddush is sponsored by the Naomi Hersh & Bernie Shapiro in honor of Ben's Auf Ruf& Steven Thau in memory of his father Edwin Thau's yahrzeit
Trope Club 3:15 p.m.
Seudat Shlishit is sponsored bythe shul
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Cohen Halachot of Chanukah-The Artistry of the Chanukiah -Do the lights have to be in a straight line & the same height?
Daf Yomi is during Seudat Shlishit.
Maariv 5:03 p.m.
Shabbat ends 5:08 p.m.
NOTE: THE MAIN SANCTUARY SERVICE WILL START AT 8:45 A.M. ON DEC. 12TH AND DEC 19TH DUE TO CHANUKAH
Thursday-Friday 6:20/7:30 a.m.
Candlelighting next Friday4:09 p.m.
Mazal tov to:
...Naomi Hersh & Bernie Shapiro on the wedding of their son, Ben Shapiro to Jyll Lyonne. ...Zack Maller for raising the most money for the Super Sunday Teen Campaign and winning the IPod Shuffle ...Stephanie & Howard Fogel on Matt's Bar Mitzvah being celebrated in NY
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: How can we prevent listening to lashon hara ? How can we diminish the amount of lashon hara spoken in our presence?
This week's riddle: How many times in the Chumash is the word Hineini mentioned and what is its significance?
Last week's riddle: Name two women mentioned in the Torah as having ridden on a donkey?
Last week's riddle answer: Rachel and the wife of Moses.
Submitted by Mr. S. and Phyllis Shapiro
Upcoming Youth Programs
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
January 8th-Oneg at The Maron's
January 9th-Teen Minyan
January 12th Teen
January 18th-MLK Trip to NYC
January 22nd-B'not Mitzvah Dinner
January 23rd-Teen Minyan
January 28th-31st-NCSY Winter Regional
January 29th-B'nai Mitzvah Dinner
January 30th-Purim Ball
LIVING TORAH LIBRARY There are many ways that YOU can get involved in this exciting 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 as drinks and refreshments throughout the evening!
*Please contact Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to get involved in this exciting new opportunity!
GIFT SHOP ITEMS FOR CHANUKAH Decorative clips for men, women's headcoverings & mini dreidels-ALL FREE! No purchase necessary. Just stop by! NEW HOURS THIS WEEK:
TUES AND THURS-1:00-4:00
Shop our full line of menorahs for children and adults Wooden & decorative dreidels for gift giving Decorative Chanukah plates Beautiful Chanukah cards Aprons, mitts & potholders Chanukah gelt Wall hangings Latke plates
Chanukah Shiur and MALT Reunion This Thursday Dec. 17th at Rabbi Cohen's home at 9:00 p.m. Whether you have been on MALT or might be interested in MALT Fall 2010, please join for an evening of learning and socializing in celebration of Chanukah.
celebrate chanukah with music
the agudat shir choir
Cantor Arik Wollheim
thursday, december 17, 2009
@ congregation agudath sholom, 301 strawberry hill avenue, stamford
free admission, light refreshments to follow
open to all, sponsored by the Sisterhood and Men's Club of Congregation Agudath Sholom with additional donations by Beldotti Bakeries
UPCOMING CAS EVENTS
¨3 RABBIS, 3 PERSPECTIVES, 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!! AGUDAT SHIR CHOIR CHANUKAH CONCERT, Thursday, Dec 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. Reserve on line by Dec 15th-go to www.bitly.com/cas-tucker-chanukah
¨NEXT SISTERHOOD MEETING-Sunday, January 10th at 10:30 a.m.More info to follow soon.
¨SAVE THE DATE! ANNUAL CHOLENT CHALLENGE BETWEEN RABBI COHEN AND RABBI WALK, Saturday, January 23rd
¨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
¨SPONSOR A CHANUKAH PACKAGE FOR OUR TROOPS To participate, contact Joanna Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.Suggested donation: $50.
¨The microphone system in the Sanctuary at Agudath Sholom is approved by The Zomet Institute in Israel.
SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE WEEKENDS OF COMMUNITY
January 15-16th Rabbi Uri Toplofsky of New Orleans, LA
January 18th-MLK Community Event featuring Glenn Richter, founder of Student Struggle from Soviet Jewry and community choirs.
January 29-30th Rabbi Daniel Friedman fo Edmonton, CA
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. RESUMES DEC. 28TH
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. RESUMES DEC. 22ND
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. RESUMES DEC. 22ND
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 January 14th 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 ideas from the Torah portion. Friday at 8:15 a.m.
¨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 and "if spaces available-in case there are any cancellations." It's not too early to think about the next tour.
¨CHANUKAH TO GO-Download Chanukah to Go 5770 from Yeshiva University by going to www.yutorah.org/togo/chanuka
¨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
¨PACIFIC HOUSE HOMELESS SHELTER X-MAS DINNER- Friday, December 25thOur Men's Club will be serving dinners at the Pacific House. To volunteer or donate items please contact Sam Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917 365-3733.Or contact the shul office.
¨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.
¨STAMFORD ERUV ASSOCIATION-Sunday, January 31st at 10:30 a.m.At the Young Israel of Stamford.Everything you ever wanted to know about the Stamford Eruv, a program that will feature a presentation by the Stamford Eruv Association President, Arthur Smith who will discuss the specific boundaries of the Eruv and how it was constructed. Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, the author of "The Contemporary Eruv" will discuss some of the specific halachot relating to eruv. FREE.For more information contact Michael Feldstein at email@example.com or 203 973-6279.
¨OREN 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.
NEW DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP-Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Divorced or separated?This support group provides an opportunity to share feelings & information with those in the same situation. Facilitated by Laurel Schwartz, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at JFS.To inquire call 203 921-4161 x 214.