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Friday, February 4, 2011

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin 
February 5, 2011
1 Adar 5771
 Rosh Chodesh

Friday night

Candle lighting                                                                4:56 p.m.

Mincha                                                                                5:01 p.m.


Saturday morning                   

Hashkama          8:00 a.m.       Main Sanctuary        8:45 a.m.

Torah Readers: Jay Jubas

Usher: Elisheva Kilner

Shacharit:  Cantor Wollheim  Musaf: Cantor Wollheim        

Lori Palatnik: "Why I Gave a Kidney to a Woman I Never Met"

Latest time to say Shema          9:34 a.m.

Latest time to daven Amidah   10:25 a.m. 

Babysitting-Tot Shabbat in library 10:30 a.m.

Mini Minyan in youth room-Jr Cong in chapel 10:30 a.m.

Mincha   4:40 p.m.

Daf Yomi/Seudat Shlishit-in the library/youth room

Rabbi Avi Narrow-Tilonsky-"The Riddle of Real Adar"

Maariv   5:50 p.m.  Shabbat ends   5:57 p.m.


Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday   7:45 a.m.                   Mon-Fri   7:00 a.m.


Sunday    7:15/8:30 a.m.        Mon-Fri  6:30/7:30 a.m.


Sun-Thurs  5:05 p.m.       Candlelighting next Fri    5:05p.m.


Thanks to this week's sponsors

Sanctuary Kiddush by: a special hot meat Kiddush in honor of the teens going to Israel

Chapel Kiddush by:  Joe Koenigsberger in memory of his sister, Tobey Esther

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Pkg by: Aviva Maller and Shirley Ephraim in commemoration of Mordy Ephraim's yahrzeit and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund


Mazal Tov to

Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman on the birth of a grandson, born to Hani and Daniel Lowenstein


Condolences to

Corrine Lotstein, Edward Lotstein and Cheryl Shulman on the passing of Sheryl Lotstein of blessed memory

Douglas and Arnold Karp on the passing of their mother, Arlene Renee Haims Karp of blessed memory



We welcome Lori Palatnik to CAS this Shabbat


Join us for an inspiring weekend

Lori Palatnik is a noted author, Jewish educator and Executive Director of the Jewish Women's

Renaissance Center


Shabbat Morning


11:15 AM We will conclude davening in the main sanctuary followed by kiddush.

11:45 AM Lori will speak in the Sanctuary -

"The Gift of LIfe -

Why I Gave a Kidney to a Woman I Never Met"

4:00 PM - Mikvah Event for Women with Lori

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM  - Melavah Malkah hosted by Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen with Lori at

15 Revonah Circle, Stamford

 "Discovering the Real You-Understanding

Yourself and Appreciating Others"



BCDS 8th Grade Israel Experience - Geoffrey Cahr, Matt Fogel, Ben Halperin, Daniel Jubas, Sally Klapper, Daniel Meiteles, Devorah Meyers, Elizabeth Milstein, Greg Mintz; David Nachman, Marty Rubin, Mira Schildkraut, Hannah Tisser & Eli Udler accompanied by Rabbi Israel, Rabbi Walk, Hadas Hadad & Yarden Ofri


Solomon Schechter 8th Grade Israel Trip - Jay Haendler


WHHS 12th Grade Heritage Trip to Poland and Israel- Adam Berman, Yishai Walk & Ellie Zucker joined by Harvey Berman









MEN'S CLUB MEETING-Sun, Feb 6th 9:30 a.m.  Join with members to discuss Passover Planning . Contact Mitchell Bell at


Feb 7th, 7:45 p.m.  Join the New Young Couples Chavura at CAS. The Chavura will launch this new series at the home of Karen and JonMalkin. Come, join for dessert.  Contact the office for more info.

THE MENSCH SEMINAR WITH RABBI HANOCH TELLER-NEW DATE!Wed, MAR 2ND 7:30 P.M.with 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.

Click here for Mensch

SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA:SHARE THE BEAUTY OF SHABBAT-Friday night, Mar 4th is right around the corner! We need it now more than ever.  We are looking for host families to join the dinner and invite people to experience Shabbat.  For more info on hosting contact our host co-ordinator, Eve Nachman at or Rabbi Cohen at      

Click here for Shabbat Across America

RABBI ELCHONON ZOHN-Sun, Mar 6th 10:00 a.m.  at CAS  a training class on how to perform a tahara, existing Chevra Kadisha members and those who are new to doing taharas are both welcome.  Free and breakfast will be served.

CHEVRA KADISHA ANNUAL DINNER-Tues, Mar 8th 6:00 p.m. At CAS.  In memory of Louis Felder.  Rabbi Jonathan  Rosenblatt to be  guest speaker. $36 or $180 to sponsor.  Call Phyllis Shapiro at 203 327-6711.


CAS visits the largest Jewish book sale in North America!  

February 12th, after Shabbat. Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Avi,  and your friends in a trip to the SOY Seforim Sale at Yeshiva

University.  Groups of cars will be leaving from the Agudath Sholom parking lot at 7:30pm.

The Seforim Sale, the largest Jewish book sale in North America, is operated by the students of Yeshiva University.  The sale

provides discounted prices on the widest selection of rabbinic and academic literature, cookbooks, children's books, music and lecture CDs, and educational software.

There will be pizza, friends, and Jewish books. What could be better? Bring your kids friends, parents, siblings, and neighbors."


Come and visit our two tables set up to engage conversation after the

Shabbat service!  Food for Thought and Meet and Greet!



Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman.  Be one of the three teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, May 22nd to May 24th.  The trip will include registration, travel and hotel to be joining the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation.   

To be one of the three selected here's what to do...

Submit in a 500 word essay- "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?"

If you could lobby to the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say?  What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel?

Essays will be evaluated by local and national panel of AIPAC. Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Fri, Feb 18th at 

Open to 10th-12th graders from CAS.  For more information contact Rabbi Cohen.  To learn more about AIPAC, CLICK HERE





ADULT JEWISH LEARNING-Every day of the week the United Jewish Federation offers an assortment of classes at the JCC .  Including Israel, History, Kabbalah, Torah and more.  Contact Ilana DeLaney at or for more info.

SPECIAL LECTURES & PROGRAMS-The Carl and Dorothy Bennett

Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University has talks and

 lectures in Feb and Mar.  To RSVP call 203 254-4000 ext 2266

CAMOS NEWS! Check out the new website, A big thank you to Jeff Schlanger the webmaster who developed the site.

FREE CLEANING SERVICE-From "Cleaning for a Reason" If you know any woman  undergoing chemotherapy there is a FREE housecleaning  service available once a month. This organization serves the entire USA .Go to for more information

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE-Tues, Feb 15th 7:30 p.m. Stress and the Single parent. Visit for more information

HIP-HOP VIOLINIST-MIRI BEN-ARI-Sat, Mar 5th 8:00 p.m.  at the JCC. Grammy Award winner and hip-hop violinist.  The Young Leadership Division of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien invites you to Chai Society-A spectacular musical experience. Cost $80.  RSVP online at or call Anat Chavkin at 203 321-1373







9:00 a.m. Hebrew School

9:15 a.m. Bible from the Beginning




12:00 p.m. Dvar Yom B'Yomo at BCDS

8:00 p.m.   Inyana D'Yoma




8:15 a.m.  Power of the Prophets

12:00p.m. Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms

4:00 p.m.  Homework Happy Hour

6:30 p.m.  The Meaning Behind Bentching

7:30 p.m.   Symbolism in Judaism

                    March-The Book of Esther



8:30 p.m. Talmud Bavli - Makot



8:15 a.m. Pre Shabbos Taste of Torah



8:45 a.m. Coffee and Commentary

10:00 a.m. Basics with Bob-Customs & traditions

10:30 a.m. Lomdus and Learning





SAVE THE DATE...YOUTH SCHOLAR in RESIDENCE SHABBAT February 12th with Guest Artist Y LOVE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE: February 12th because the second CAS YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE is coming to Stamford CT! Come hear the incredible story of Y LOVE's journey  to a life of Torah & Mitzvot!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

SAVE THE DATE- May 21st - The Maccabeats will take Agudath Sholom by storm!



TEEN MINYAN Feb. 19 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders, with a Jr. Teen Oneg Saturday Afternoon

CAS Junior Teens Ice Skating event at Stamford Twin Rinks Sunday, 1:00- 3:00 p.m. February 20.  Cost is $8.



TEEN MINYAN Mar. 5 at 9:30 AM For 6-12th graders

JR. TEENS SNOW TUBING TRIP  Details have changed due to Powder Ridge going out of business.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Sunday Mar. 6.  $35.  Must register by Feb 27.  Depart CAS at 10 AM for an awesome day at Woodbury Ski in Woodbury, CT, and arrive back at 3:30 PM.  Register by emailing  Parents - please help us keep the cost of the drip down by volunteering to drive. 

New England NCSY Presents:  A West Hartford

Shabbaton!  Couldn't get into Winter Regional? Join us March

11-12 for a great mini-Shabbaton with all the usual awesomeness, and featuring special guest, Sargent Benjamin Anthony of the Israeli Army.  More details to follow.

TEEN MINYAN Mar. 19 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders




Joanna Bell
Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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