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:
Can a moment of epic proportions ever truly be remembered accurately?What are the inherent difficulties in eternalizing an experience?Are there any moments in your life that you have struggled to perpetuate?
Crash Course in Jewish History Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Discover your role in four thousand years of Jewish History. Four Thursday nights starting February 4th. Led by Avi Narrow Tilonsky
______________________________________________________________________________________________ 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!
GOT THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BUY?
Our weekly Kiddush offers us the opportunity to come together as a community. We can socialize, catch up with friends, and relax together. These kiddushim are an integral part of our Shabbat morning. In the interest of maintaining and elevating this time together, we are in need of more sponsors of the weekly Kiddush. Over the next few months, you may be receiving a call as you approach a family birthday or anniversary, asking you to take part in sponsoring the weekly Kiddush. While the standard Kiddush costs $350 we are interested in making this honor more available to the entire congregation. For $50, you can co-sponsor the Kiddush alongside others with birthdays or anniversaries at the same time. If you are able, please contact the shul office and consider Kiddush sponsorship as a way to continue to support our shul.
TO OFFER YOUR SUPPORT FOR HAITI GO TO: UJFSTAMFORD.ORG
UPCOMING CAS EVENTS
¨CAS Young Families Ice Cream Pajama Party-Saturday, January 23rd, 7 pmBack by popular demand: ice cream and games galore. Break up the doldrums of January with a hot, "summer" evening of fun!$5/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 Cholim for the whole community.Presentations by Rabbi Daniel Feldman & Rabbi Simon Feld. Brunch will be served. For more info, please contact Michael Feldstein at email@example.com or call 973-6279
¨CANADIAN SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE-January 29th-30th Join Rabbi Daniel Friedman for a weekend of interesting topics including, "For a Man is Like the Tree of the Field-Tu Bishvat Becoming a Man" on Friday. "Post Modern Orthoxody" on Shabbat morning & "Christian Zionism-G-d's Salvation or Dirt y Money?"
¨SAVE THE DATE! ANNUAL CHOLENT CHALLENGE- RABBI COHEN AND RABBI WALK- Shabbat, January 30th
¨CHESED MEETING-Wednesday, February 3rd, 8:00 p.m. The Chesed Committee needs you!Join a short planning meeting to help co-ordinate senior lunches, Chesed meals, bikur cholim & other ways to help our community.For more information call Janet Bein at 637-2324.
¨YOUNG FAMILIES SHABBAT LUNCH-Saturday, February 27th Ring in Purim with a Shabbat feast at CAS! Entertainment is always supplied.$18 adults $10 child $60 max per family.
¨COMMUNITY PURIM SEUDAH-Sunday, February 28th
¨ANNUAL CHEVRA KADISHA DINNER-Tuesday evening, March 2nd, 6 PM, honoring Ron and Michael Warmflash, guest Rabbi Elchonon Zohn of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha, featured speaker Rochel Berman, "When Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things." Cost: $36/person, $180 sponsorship (entitles a donor to two reservations). Invitations are in the mail. For more information, please call Sharon Feldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
¨SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, March 6th Visiting Scholar RABBI ILAN ADLER More info to follow
¨The microphone system in the sanctuary 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.
¨TU B'SHEVAT WITH A TWIST & A TURN-Thursday, January 28th 7:00 p.m. Join Hadassah friends, old & new forIsraeli Dancing & Seder at the JCC. Become a hostess, sponsor or patron for $15 to $36.RSVP by Jan. 24th to Rhonda Greif at 829-9341 or Rhonda.email@example.com.Support the extraordinary work of Hadassah.Hadassah thanks you!
¨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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 973-6279.
¨SIXTH ANNUAL END THE MADNESS SHABBATON for singles in Stamford-Friday, February 5th For observant singles 25-35 yrs old. If you'd like to host a meal or help with sleeping accommodations, contact Michael Feldstein at email@example.com for more info.
¨FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE VAAD OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY VISIT http://www.vaadct.org/services.html.
¨YOUNG ISRAEL COMEDY NIGHT-Saturday, Feb. 6th at 8:00 p.m. Presenting the comedy of Matt Goldich.Matt is a stand-up comedian and writer for the David Letterman show.$22 per person $18 if you RSVP by 1/29 to firstname.lastname@example.org.Dessert reception to follow.
¨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.
¨THE RACE FOR COLLEGE-Monday, February 8th, 5:00 p.m. at Ferguson Library Pre-planning for college for 8th to 11th graders and their parents conducted by Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant.Last in the series.Open to the community.
¨SEFORIM BOOK SALE-YU STUDENT BOOK AND ART SALEGo to: http://www.soyseforim.org