Sun-Thurs 4:20 p.m. Candlelighting next Friday 4:17 p.m.
Thanks to this week's sponsors
Sanctuary Kiddush by: the Samson family in memory or Ernest Samson, Eli ben Eli
Seudat Shlishit Kiddush by: Barbara & Larry Miller in memory of Larry's mother, Sylvia's yahrzeit
Chapel Kiddush by: Benjamin White and Alanna Jacobs in honor of a special birthday and Rabbi Chezy and Sheva Deren in honor of Chezy's Birthday & the yahrzeit of his brother, Shloime obm.
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Pkg: the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Doris and Ron Warmflash on the passing of their son Natan
Mazal Tov to
Marc Weiner and Sandy Weiner on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca to Yerucham Pliner
Steve and Liba Steinmetz on the engagement of their son Seth, to Tzivia Lerner, daughter of Batya Lerner
From Steve Steinmetz-President
On behalf of myself and my family, I want to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation to our membership for all the kind words, thoughts, visits, notes and donations that were said and made in memory of my dad, Rabbi Sol Steinmetz zt'l.
FAMILY B'NAI MITZVAH SHABBAT DINNER
Fri, Jan. 14th 5:45 p.m.
Join us for candle lighting, song & dinner. $20 adult/$10
children. For 7th grade boys (free) RSVP on-line
THE MENCH SEMINAR WITH HANOCH TELLER
Wed, Jan 12th with sessions at WFHA & BCDS & CAS
Learn the strategies for being a Mensch at WFHA in the morning & BCDS in the afternoon. At 7:30 p.m. all parents are invited to a seminar at CAS.
YAKAR SHABBAT-Sat, Jan 15th An exciting Shabbat
morning of interactive education with guest teachers from Ramaz, SAR & WDS. The theme will be "Shabbat Shira-song in Jewish prayer, liturgy & philosophy. More info to follow.
WOMEN'S TEFILAH DATES-Shabbat Jan 29th, April 2nd and June 11th. If you are interested in layning Torah & Haftorah, divrei Torah & davening or just want to be on the women's tefilah email group, contact Ronnie Sichel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Weiner at email@example.com.
In case you missed Rabbi Cohen's message of the "Eight Flames" sign up for his upcoming Tu B"Svat "FOUR DAYS TO PLANT A TREE FOR LIFE" at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's some feedback on the "Eight Flames" daily readings:
"The Eight Flames was truly inspirational. It sparked the feeling that the flames of the Menorah could ignite the potential within all of us for warmth & unity in our homes, friendships & in our communities" Barbara Ashkenas
"The Eight Flames emails over Chanukah were wonderful gifts from Rabbi Cohen. Each edition was thought provoking & inspiring. Our lives are always busy & can often take us in many directions. Reading these emails enable us to pause & reflect in order to further appreciate & reconnect to our Jewish heritage"
TO SENIOR MEMBERS: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A REGULAR FRIENDLY HOME VISIT BY A MEMBER OF THE CHESSED COMMITTEE PLEASE CONTACT DANIEL KRAUS AT 203 359-6671. THEY ALSO PROVIDE RIDES.
BI-CULTURAL ISRAEL TOUR-BCDS is offering tours to Israel in Feb. One group will leave Sat, Feb 12th and return Feb 25th. For those who cannot be away the entire period, another group will leave Feb 16th and join the others in Jerusalem. For more info contact Bob Abrams or Mr. S. at the school 203 329-2186
GROWING ALLIANCE PRESENTATION-Sun, Jan 9th 10:30 a.m. Pro-Israel Support in the Christian & African American Communities at the JCC 4200 Park Ave, Bridgeport. A community-wide event
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING SWEET ON YOU FROM THE JCC
We are very sorry to report that The Sweet-on-You Café at the JCC will be closing at the end of this week. We recognize that having coffee, food and/or other kosher snacks available for purchase at the JCC is a convenience our members and other JCC patrons have rightly come to expect. We have assembled a task force of board members & staff to evaluate suitable kosher food service alternatives. As a temporary measure, beginning with the New Year, we expect to have bagels and other like snacks available for purchase during peak hours. In this way, we hope the inconvenience caused by the departure of Sweet on You is kept to a minimum.
In order to take into consideration JCC member expectations and preferences regarding our food services, we have compiled a brief survey. Your input to the process would be most welcome. Just click on the link below and follow the simple directions. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the survey.
We appreciate your patience under these circumstances. As always, if you have any questions, concerns or other viewpoints, please let us know.
Brian S. Kriftcher
President, JCC Board of Directors
January 14th B'nai Mitzvah Dinner B'nai Mitzvah & their families are cordially invited to join us for Shabbat Dinner on Friday evening January 14th. Join us for candle lighting and davening at CAS followed by a very special evening filled with good food, songs, and friends. Cost $12 for adults $10 for children. B'nai Mitzvah child is free.
Save the Date...YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE February 12th Y-LOVE Come hear the incredible story of Y-LOVE"S journey to a life of Torah & Mitzvot!
Jr. TEENS ICE SKATING @ Stamford Twin Rinks Sunday, Dec. 26. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Cost is $8. For 6-8th graders. What could be better on a nice winter day than ice skating with your CAS Jr. Teen pals?
NCSY YARCHEI KALLAH 2010 Dec. 28th-Jan. 2 for 9th - 12th graders. At the Stamford Hilton Hotel, with Shabbat in Teaneck! Cost is $399, with scholarships available! Join us for NCSY's BEST SHABBATON! - Sign up today at www.myncsy.com Contact Josh Munk at JYoshiMunk@gmail.com.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NCSY WINTER REGIONAL! Feb 3-6th
Sign up now at www.nerncsy.org to get early bird price of $199. At the Newport Spa Resort in RI with guest Charlie Hararay!
Four days of ruach, friends, learning & inspiration.
B'NAI MITZVAH DINNER Jan 14th
TEEN MINYAN Jan. 8. 9:30 a.m. with Sr. Teen Oneg Fri Night
YAKAR SHABBAT Jan. 14-15 Stay tuned for more info
TEEN MINYAN Jan. 22. 9:30 a.m. In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders, with a Jr. Teen Oneg Saturday Afternoon
JR. TEENS MLK DAY NYC TRIP Monday, January 17, 9 AM to 4:45 PM. Meet up at the Stamford Train Station at 9:00 AM - DON'T BE LATE! Then it's off to New York! Pick up is at Stamford Train
Station at 4:45 PM. Price: $35.00 includes transportation,
tickets to the top of the Empire State Building, and lunch. Please bring some additional $$ for shopping in Times Sq. RSVP to Josh Munk by January 10th!
TEEN SNOW TUBING TRIP! Sun. Jan 23 Cost $25 at the Power Ridge in Middlefield, CT Grades 9-12 Depart CAS at 7:30 a.m. arrive back at 2 p.m. Parent volunteer drivers needed. Parents are welcome to come. Sign up by Jan 7th.or cost will be $30. RSVP to Josh Munk