Rabbi Daniel Cohen: "Reunion & Revival: The Next Decade"
Latest time to recite Shema9:36 a.m.
Latest time for Amidah10: 22 a.m.
Tzvi Bernstein Shiur: "Principles of Kashrut"
Babysitting in Cantor Wollheim's office (ages 0-1)10:30 a.m.
Chapel Kiddush is sponsored by the Shery and Barry Hertzberg on the occasion of the upcoming Yahrzeit of Barry's father, Lawrence Hertzberg, the birthdays of Shery & Barry'sdaughters and David's graduation.
Sanctuary Kiddush is sponsored by the shul
Seudat Shlishit is sponsored by the shul
Rabbi Daniel Cohen will address the Forgotten Fast of the Ninth of Tevet.
Daf Yomi is during Seudat Shlishit.
Maariv 5:07 p.m.
Shabbat ends5:12 p.m.
SUNDAY IS THE FAST OF THE TENTH OF TEVET
FAST BEGINS6:06 A.M.
FAST ENDS5:07 P.M.
Friday-Civil Holiday7:45 a.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Friday-Civil Holiday8:30 a.m.
Candlelighting next Friday4:18 p.m
ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELLED THIS WEEK 12/25 - 1/4
The shul office will stay open until 12:00 noon on Thursday, Dec. 31st.
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages are sponsored by: the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund.
Mazal Tov to: Bob & Judy Raymond on the engagement of their son,Samuel Raymond to Shari Lichter, daughter of Audrey & Dr. Arlen Lichter.
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:Following Joseph's revelation of his identity, the Torah states that "afterward his brothers spoke to him" though it does not detail the content of their conversation.Why are the details of their conversation less significant than the mere fact that they were communicating?Why is this a fitting end to their crisis?
This week's riddle:When do we say "half Hallel,""whole Hallel" or "no Hallel" on Rosh Chodesh?
Last week's riddle: How many times was Joseph sold?
Last week's riddle answer:At least 3.The brothers sold him to the Yishmaelites, who sold him to the Midianites, who sold him to the Egyptians.
Is one of your children embarking on a transition into High School, Yeshiva in Israel or College? Rabbi Cohen offers his guidance to help you formulate the best choice based on the principle of educating every child according to his/her way.
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 Decorative clips for men, women's headcoverings & mini dreidels-ALL FREE! No purchase necessary. Just stop by!
We are back to regular shop hours
NOTE: CLOSED ON SUNDAYS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
THE SHOP IS JAM-PACKED WITH A WHOLE ARRAY OF NEW MERCHANDISE.SUPPORT OUR SHUL BY SHOPPING AT THE SOURCE!WE LOVE THE COMPANY.
SNOWBIRD ALERT! If you are spending this winter in Florida, please send Joanna your contact information, so we can stay in touch. Send to email@example.com.
A KASHRUTH ADVISORY
Godiva has discontinued the parve Godiva Liqueur. The new product, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, bears an OU-D. The old product still in circulation remains parve. Consumers are advised to check the labels very carefully.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT PARK ON BOXWOOD ROAD.
UPCOMING CAS EVENTS
¨NEXT SISTERHOOD MEETING-Sunday, January 10th at 10:30 a.m.
¨GUEST SPEAKER-RABBI URI TOPOLOSKY OF NEW ORLEANS-Friday & Saturday, January 15th-16th. 6:00 p.m. Dinner A weekend of rebirth and renewal.Carlebach style davening on Friday night, with dinner to follow.Adults $25 Children $15.If youwant to sponsor it's $180 which includes dinner for you and your entire family. . RSVP to the shul by Jan.12th.
SAVE THE DATE! ANNUAL CHOLENT CHALLENGE- RABBI COHEN AND RABBI WALK-
Shabbat, January 23rd
¨MLK EVENT-Monday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. An intercommunity gathering to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The featured speaker is Glenn Richter, founder of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry.The theme is from "We Shall Overcome to Let my People Go." The evening will also feature Jewish & black choirs & prayers.
¨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.
¨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 Cholom for the whole community. Presentations by Rabbi Daniel Feldman & Rabbi Simon Feld.Brunch will be served. For more information contact Michael Feldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-6279.
¨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
¨LIVING TORAH LIBRARY There are many ways that YOU can get involved in this program. Ask us to set you up with a study partner (or bring your own).Learn a topic of your choice for men, women & children every Monday night from 7:30-9:00 p.m.Donate a sefer from our "wish list," or sponsor a night of learning.Contact Yehuda Jeiger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
¨The microphone system in the Sanctuary at Agudath Sholom is approved by The Zomet Institute in Israel.
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 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 are available-in case there are any cancellations. It's not too early to think about the next tour.
¨TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL-Thursday, January 7th at 7:30 p.m. at BCDS A unique parenting seminar with Dr. David Pelcovitz, the Joseph Straus Chair in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University.The question of how parents succeed at teaching consistent messages of responsibility, cooperation & compromise as well as Jewish values & religious beliefs to very different children is addressed.RSVP to email@example.com
¨A POTPOURRI OF JEWISH CHOICES-Sunday, January 10th from 9:00-1:30 p.m. at the JCC with Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi Marc Disick, Rabbi Joshua Hammerman & Rabbi Yisrael Deren.Join the four Rabbis for an inspiring & thought provoking seminar (which includes a breakfast spread) on the various venues in Judaism.Cost is $25 & to RSVP call 321-1373 x 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
¨THE RACE FOR COLLEGE-Monday, January 11th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pre-planning for college for 8th to 11th graders & their parents.Conducted by Claire Friedlander, the JFS College Consultant at the Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library at 115 Vine Road, Stamford.First in a three part series.Free & open to the community.
¨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.
¨FREE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN- The Alzheimer's Association wants to sponsor a local group of men who are caregivers for Alzheimer patients.There will be 10 weekly sessions starting in January 2010 for sharing information on this disease & other issues.Please contact facilitator Gene Conrad for detailsat 203 323-6649 or email firstname.lastname@example.org