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Friday, March 25, 2011

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT (203) 358-2200 

March 26, 2011
Parshat Shmini
Shabbat Parah
20 AdarI II 5771
Shabbat Schedule

Friday night

Candle lighting 







Main Sanctuary 


Coffee & Commentary 




Basics-Bob Abrams


Latest Shema 


Latest Amidah  




Baby Sitting/Tot Shabbat (Library) 


Mini-minyan (Youth)/Jr. Cong (Chapel) 



Daf Yomi 




Seudat Shlishit  




Shabbat Ends


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Shabbat Shalom



We are grateful for the tremendous response we have received from congregants and friends for the CAS Annual Dinner, to be held next Sunday.


You can still sign up just click here.


The evening promises to be fun, festive, and memorable - a great chance to honor four people who mean so much to CAS.


Aviva Maller

Elissa Clapper

Dinner Chairs


Rhoda Freedberg

Journal Chair


P.S.  Have you had a chance to send Howard Weiss your memories of his shofar blowing?  To leave your tribute message just click here 


P.P.S. If you are attending - the combined cocktails and festive dinner starts promptly at 5pm.  Program to follow at 7pm.  




CAS Mitzvah Fair & our annual Men's Club Passover Fair  10:30am - 2pm.  You will find something for everyone! Food, booths, demonstrations, gifts, music, books & more!
Click here for all the details!

The Eruv on the Daily Show-A Classic on Jewish Unity

Click here to view

Shabbat Topics & Participants




Torah Readers   

Robbie Bernstein, Ethan Green    


Roz Mangot   


  Michael Feldstein
Sandy Shapiro     

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks        

"Submergence & Subservience: On the Paradoxes of Purity"

Rabbi Chezky Daren    

  "How to Get Rich Through the Sale of Chametz"  

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks     

"Torah, Literature and Pop Culture: A Reading & Study of a Short Story  

by S.Y. Agnon" 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages   

by the Love-Mayon families in appreciation of the greater community for the support and caring of the Shiva of Jacob Boltino and the Linda Beson Educational Fund 


Sanctuary Kiddush by     

Susan and Len Mark in honor of Susan's mother, Evelyn Silber

Chapel Kiddush by

by Malt 2010 in honor of Tzvi Bernstein  

Shabbat Bulletin by

Rabbi David Walk in gratitude to the entire synagogue community for the kindness shown him during his mourning period for his Mother, of blessed memory. Special thanks to Rabbi Cohen, the Alexanders, Baers, Bernsteins, David Kweskin and Len Mark.  CAS made this difficult time easier to bear. 

Condolences to...

Gary Stone on the passing of his mother, Carolyn Stone of blessed memory


Laurent DeLouya, Annie DeLouya, Nelly Rabinowitz, Jocelyn Ness, Danielle Newman and Rabbi Achiya DeLouya on the passing of their mother, Simone DeLouya, of blessedmemory



Mazal Tov to...

Dani and Avi, Jason and Eric Kwalwasser on the birth of a baby girl, Chana Bracha  


Flossy and Sam Fischel, Charlotte and Dr. Alan Miller and Guta Fischel on the upcoming marriage of Leah Dena Fischel to Gregory David Miller  


Gayle Rothman for receiving the 2011 Harold E. Hoffman

Humanitarian Award  


Sara Bass for being named the Stamford Patch Whiz Kid of the Week by the Stamford Patch


    Phyllis and Gerry Brodsky on Meryl and Joel Goldhammer being honored     

    at the Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax, VA


Thank you to Sherry Steiner for her beautiful pictures of last week's Purim event




Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi 


7:45 am   


7:00 am 



7:15/8:30 am 


  6:30/7:30 am 



7:05 pm

Candles next Friday

7:00 pm 

Please note:   

Cantor Wollheim returns April 1st  

Special Announcements

קהילת אגודת שלום 

Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner - April 3, 2011


Dear Fellow Congregant,


Thanks to all the members and friends who are a part of the upcoming dinner.  We have received such a great response to my request to honor four great people, enjoy a nice evening, and support the shul.  Our dinner chairs, journal chair, and committee are making final preparations to make the evening a successful event. 


If you are joining us, the cocktail reception, combined with the festive dinner starts at 5 - 7 pm, followed by the program at 7pm.


Looking forward to a wonderful evening, 



Steven Steinmetz                                                



p.s. you can still sign up - Click here to sign up! 


(list as of Friday morning, March 25)


Daniel & Andrea Aaron

Margie & Robert Abrams

Bill Rusitzky - Adobe

Adrienne & Michael Alexander

Justine & Paul Allerhand

Judith Altmann

Barbara & Ron Ashkenas

Jocelyn & Ron Avidan

Sharyn & Fred Baer

Vita & Stanley Barth

Ronni & Sarah Bass

Edith & Steve Bayme

Janet & Andrew Bein

Gayle & Mitchell Bell

Judith & Alan Benjamin

Carl Bennett

Michael & Debbie Berg

Dina & Paul Berger

Debbie & Stan Berger

Karen & Ira Berk

Darona & Tzvi Bernstein

David Bessaleli

Dr. & Mrs. Raphael Bloch

Andrew Bloom

Pearl Bloom

Jay & Ellen Borker

Jodi & Richard Boxer

Amy & Richard Breslow

Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky

Sima Broza

Judy & Jeff Cahn

Emily & Harvey Caney

Joyce & Barry Chavkin

Dwight Duke - Cisco

Rachel & Ephraim Cohen

Elise & Steven Cohen

Saul & Mimi Cohen

Beth & David Cohen

Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen

Meredith & David Cohen

Gerald & Karen Cohen

Mr. & Mrs. Sylvan Pomerantz & Ms. Karen Feinberg - Construction Solutions Group

Ellen Delfiner

Rabbi Yisrael & Vivi Deren

Ziona & Elie Doft

Can Dyman

Rita & Martin Edelston

Roberta & Dr. Murray Engel

Geoffrey Kirshner- Environmentally Friendly Coolers

Irwin & Arlene Ettinger

Sharon & Michael Feldstein

Sam & Flossy Fischel

Stephanie & Howard Fogel

Jeffrey Becker- Foremost Caterers

Manger Foundation

Karen & George Freed

Rhoda & Avram Freedberg

Lynne & Steven Frenkel

Lois & Michael Friedman

Tom Gallagher & Michelle Balzano - Leo P. Gallagher & Son

Miriam & Joe Gelb

Avi Abikzer - Genadeen Caterers

Arline Gewanter

Arlene Glassman

Marilyn & Larry Gochberg

Risa & Jeff, Ann & Alex Goldblum

Tzvi & Yona Goldman

Judy & Howard Goldstein

Caryl & Mel Goldstein

Meryl & David Gordon

Jill & Arthur Green

Joyce & Lawrence Haber

Caryn Halbrecht & Tomas Haendler

Charles Halasz

Wendy & Jordan Handler

Kayla and Leon Hanna

Nancy & Kamal Haron

Dan & Rachel Haron

Yoav & Meg Haron

Deborah Rudolph HBO

Shery & Barry Hertzberg

Daniel Urbas - IBM

Robert Indyk

Shara & David Israel

Maruja & Allon Ivri

Dorothy & Leon Jaiven

Monica & Eric Jankelovits

Danielle & Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Judith & David Jelen

Rachel & Jay Jubas

Michael & Sandra Kamen

Helene & Harvey Kaminski

Flora & Carl Kaufman

Channah & Geoffrey Kirshner

Elissa & Philip Klapper

Renee & Theodore Pollak &

Muriel & George Klein

Susan & Max Kolbernner

Tamar & Daniel Kraus

Norma Kraut

Jeanie & Brian Kriftcher

Susan and Len Kunin

 Lorraine & David Kweskin

Richard Lang

Bernice Lang

Dr. Michael Lazarus

Judith and Andrew Levine

Hadassah & Joe Lieberman

Ana & Albert Lilienfeld

Vered & Mark Links

Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin

Judd Love

Spacecom Ltd

Aviva & Michael Maller

Roselyn Mangot

Susan & Len Mark

Dinah & Seth Marlowe

Rhonda Schaffer-Maron &

 Jeffrey Maron

Barbara & David Messer

Deborah & Neil Metviner

Janice & Jake Meyer

Barbara & Larry Miller

Judy & Albert Milstein

Sarah Zitter Milstein & Stuart Milstein

Ilana & Ari Milstein

Robin & Eddie Milstein

Niti & Josh Minkove

Shami & Elana Minkove

Jane & Phil Molstre

Shannon Osborne- Motorola

Eve & Sid Nachman

Sam Naghib

Rabbi Avi Narrow-Tilonsky

Irving Neitlich

Jerry Neitlich

Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus

Cara & Eli Neumann

Chanoch & Rina Nof

Eda Bess Novick

Doreen & Howard Nusbaum

Dr. Anne Peskin

Sylvia Plotkin

Dr. Neil & Anne Raff

Carina & Henry Rascoff

Judy & Bob Raymond

Mary Kilbane Redniss & Mead

Veronica & Erwin Reich

Maria & Glenn Reicin

Linda & Larry Rezak

Howard & Claudia Rimerman

Liz & Maury Rosenbaum

Sherri & Allen Rosenthal

Gayle & Howard Rothman

Renee Samson

Toby & Hyman Schaffer

Mort Scheraga

Millie Schiffreen

Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut

Anita Rubin & David Schneiderman

Andrew & Shulie Schnelwar

Ilyse & Dean Schuckman

Joan & Bennett Schwartz

Sheryl & Mark Schwartz

Shelley & Eddie Senker

Helen & Shelly Seplowitz

Chaya & Tzachie Shalev

Sandy & Lillian Shapiro

Phyllis & Martin Shapiro

Rosalyn Sherman

Stephanie & Robert Sherman

Deena & Walter Shuchatowitz

Ronnie & Steve Sichel

Rebecca & Eric Sigman

Marc Silver

Judith & David Singer

Elliot Sloyer

Beverly & David Stein

Janice Steinberg

Liba & Steven Steinmetz

David Gellman - Supersol/Seasons

Fred & Laura Tan

Danielle & Steven Thau

Laura & Seth Tobin

Yonat & Rabbi Yehuda Tucker

Hudson Valley Bank

Pam & Rich Vogel

Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher

Stanley & Camille Warmflash

Sandy Weiner

Susan Zitter & Barry Weisman

Vivian Weiss

Rebecca Weiss-Stricker

Gail & Gary Weitz

Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg

Howard Wolfe

Royce & Dr. Alfred Wolfsohn

Robert Yaghoubian

Alan & Roz Ziskin

Hillary & Bob Zitter

Elana Koss & Adam Zitter

Shira & Mitchell Zucker




Upcoming Events @ CAS 



together with... 


Sunday, March 27, 2011  10:30 am-2pm 21 Adar II 5771 

we will have something for you and your whole family

  • Booths, presentations and demonstrations.  Learn about many mitzvot and chesed opportunities
  • Judaica and seforim (books) -- CDs to help you learn how to daven and/or layn the Torah & Haftorah.
  • There will be music.  There will be children's programs.
  • And (of course) there will be food:  Hot Dogs, Southern Fried Chicken and The Men's Club Homemade Chili

Click here for more info

Be a part of it!


 Get a free directory, and a free 8 x 10 picture

Click here for all the details and how to sign up 

 OR Call the office to sign up

OR You Can Sign up at upcoming CAS Events

Photography session dates 2-9 pm each day

    Tuesdays  4/12  5/3  5/17 - Wednesdays  4/13 5/4 5/18


Click here for all the details and how to sign up  

Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner

Sunday, April 3, 2011  5:00-9:30 pm 28 Adar II 5771
At the Foot of Sinai 
Lead ·  Listen ·  See  ·  Feel
Guest of Honor 
Bob Zitter
Jewish Education & Leadership Award
Rabbi David Walk 
Distinguished Service Award                    Young Leadership Award
  Howard Weiss                      Jodi Hadge  

Click here for more info & to sign up 


Pre-Passover Chinese Dinner - 4/15 7pm 

Click here to reserve your spot!

Community Seder - 4/19 8:15 pm 

Click here to reserve your spot!


CAS/Stamford Observatory Tour

Sunday, April 10 7:45pm 

It's Free - But Space Is Limited

Click here to reserve your spot!

CAS Classes




9:00 a.m.  Hebrew School

9:15 a.m.  Bible from the Beginning


8:30 p.m.   Talmud Bavli - Makot


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

8:00 p.m.   Inyana D'Yoma  


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


8:15 a.m.   Power of the Prophets

12:00 p.m. Hagaddah Highlights  

4:00 p.m.   Homework Happy Hour

6:30 p.m.   Passover Pearls 

7:30 p.m.   Hagaddah Highlights


8:45 a.m.   Coffee and Commentary

10:00 a.m. Basics with Bob-

                  Customs & traditions

10:30 a.m. Lomdus and Learning

CAS Youth & Teen News

March 27th CAS Mitzvah Fair

Looking for ways to do more Mitzvot???? Then come on down to CAS March 27th this coming Sunday to our annual Mitzvah Fair! Come to the CAS Mitzvah fair and visit our YOUTH STATIONS where you will have many opportunities to do lots of Mitzvot that will help others, do lots of cool crafts and eat awesome snacks where you will be able to make lots of brachot! We hope to see you there!


(STAMFORD, CT) - You've seen them on YouTube - now see the MACCABEATS Live in Concert! On Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm,  (CAS) proudly welcomes Yeshiva University's acapella group-The Maccabeats for a Shabbat luncheon and concert.  Stay tuned for details  Check out their new Purim song 


Events for JAM-PACKED
                                                                                              Jr. Teen Mega LIMO Scavenger Hunt!!  Sunday Apr. 3, 12:30-4:00 PM. GET READY for the sickest, most AWESOME hunt you've ever been on!  Meet up at CAS for mission briefing, then depart for a crazy search for clues around Stamford IN STRETCH LIMOS!!  Cost: $36.  Scholarships Available.  Register to soon -

ONLY 9 SPOTS LEFT!!!   Click here for Scavenger Hunt


Sr. Teen Pre-Pesach PUMP UP Shabbaton!!!  HOT OFF THE PRESS - You asked for it and now you got it - A Shabbat here in Stamford of RUACH, FUN, FOOD, and yes, some awesome TORAH with your awesome ADVISORS also!  :-)  Apr. 15-16  Cost:  $50... CAS Members pay ONLY $30!!!  Brought to you by Stamford and New Haven NCSY.  Sign up by Apr. 3 at!!   

(open to grades 8-12)                                                                     

Sr. Teen Oneg Apr. 15 Friday night   


Teen Minyan- Apr. 16 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders   


Jr. Teen Oneg Apr. 16 after lunch   


SIX FLAGS PESACH TRIP!!!  Brought to you by CAS and Stamford NCSY!  Thurs. Apr. 21, 7:45AM-5:15PM MORE TIME AND RIDES THAN LAST YEAR!!!  Join us for our annual trip to Six Flags Great Adventure - we'll be arriving for park opening to beat the lines!  Cost:  $65.  Email to register and/or request a scholarship. 

Click here for Six Flags  


ICE SKATING SUN Apr. 24TH $18 $5 SKATE RENTAL   Click here for Ice Skating             TEEN MINYAN Apr. 30 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders



CAS Announcements


Odelia Nechama bat Michal - suffered serious head injuries and is in intensive care. Her life is still in danger.  

Natan Daniel ben Shulamit - a 17-year-old student who is in serious condition.  He suffered massive internal injuries and has had a number of internal organs removed.    

Leah Bracha bat Shoshana - is a 19-year-old seminary student.  She suffered burns to her legs and arms as well as serious shock.  

David Amoyal - David is the owner of the snack stand next to the bus stop.  He told everyone to run away and then called the police, and was on the phone with them when the bomb exploded.  He suffered injuries to his legs and feet and lower body.  He is in moderate condition.   

Sasson ben Shulamit - This is the second time Sasson has been injured in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem.  He suffered lower body injuries and serious post-traumatic symptoms.  

Ad Shapira - Ad is 18 years old and just about to complete high school.  She suffered light orthopedic injuries and is in good condition in hospital.  

Shilo ben Ofra - Shilo is 15 years old, and suffered burns and fractures to his legs and lower abdomen.  He is sedated in intensive care.   

Daniel ben Nurit - Daniel is 13 years old, and suffered lacerations and shrapnel injuries to his lower extremities, and is likely to be released from the hospital before Shabbat.  

Elchanan ben Alona - Elchanan is 14 years old, and suffered serious injuries to his feet.  One ankle and three of his toes were crushed.  He has had one operation and will require more surgery.  He will likely be in the hospital at least 2-3 weeks.  

Netanel ben Shlomit - Netanel is 18 years old and works as a security guard at the bus station.  He was injured in the abdomen had surgery.  He is now recuperating in the hospital


PLEASE NOTE THAT AMIT HAT SALE IS MOVING TO THE ZITTER HOME AT 41 EAST LANE Mon, Mar 28th 7:00 p.m. for further info contact

MODEL SEDER-Tues, April 5th Journey through the seder in song and spirit.  Learn how to lead a memorable evening

STAMFORD OBSERVATORY VISIT-Sun, April 10th at 7:45 p.m. Come to a spectacular viewing just one day before the first quarter moon. Saturn should be well placed too.  See a PowerPoint presentation called "The Creator's Creation"   FREE!

PRE-PASSOVER CHINESE DINNER-Fri, April 15th 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy the annual Chinese dinner.  Save a night out before Passover.

Cost $15 adults $8 children.  RSVP on-line soon.

FAMILY COMMUNITY SEDER-Tues, April 19th Join us for a warm and inspiring  community "family" seder the second night of Passover.

Cost $36 adult/$25 children


JOIN THE TEFILLIN TEAM-Looking for mitzva enthusiasts new and

experienced.  Do you want to find out more about tefillin?  Come see the sofer's secret, the inside story of teffilin.  This two part series, on Sunday mornings 3/27 and 5/1 will deepen your connection with the mitzva of tefillin.  Please join us for davening at 8:30 am followed by breakfast and Tefillin Team.



The need continues for: Food-gently used clothing-volunteering

CAN YOU HELP?  Contact Person-to-Person at

203-655-8082 or call Polly Geller 329-0386


Donate a Bag for Passover-There are families who cannot afford to experience the customs of Passover without your help.  Fill a shopping bag and drop it off at the shul.  (bags supplied in the lobby with instructions)


Rabbinic Candidates visit:

Candidates to join us on the following weekends:

Rabbi Avraham Bronstein-April 1-2nd

Meet and greet at  CAS at 5:45 p.m.  He will deliver the sermon and speak at Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi Zev Eleff-April 8-9th  


The search committee appreciates any feedback which can be emailed to David Cohen at


Community Announcements

ELANA STEIN HAIN-Sun, Mar 27th 6:00 p.m. at YI. Light dinner

followed by class, "Theories of Tum'ah and Tahara" Free

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.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE-APRIL PROGRAMS "Finding Your Focus" -Wednesday Program for ADD/ADHD kids and their families.  "Stress and the Single Parent" Tuesdays.  For more info go to

SPECIAL LECTURES & PROGRAMS-The Carl and Dorothy Bennett

Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University has talks and

 lectures throughout the month.  To RSVP call 203 254-4000 ext 2266


Wed, Mar 30th 9:00 a.m. with keynote speaker, Rachel Cohen. At a private home in Greenwich.  RSVP required.  call 203 552-1818 or email

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2011 FCCJBL BASEBALL-go to the FCCJBL website,, to sign up.  Contact Seth Marlowe at

203 977-4641 x248 or for more information.


Given by Rebbetzin Holly Pavlow at the Milstein home, 200 5th St, Stamford.  RSVP to


Beginning March 1st all fresh baked goods (breads, rolls and pastries) in the cases and with the FAIRWAY label, are under the the Rabbinical Supervision of Rabbi Abraham Marmorstein.  Signage has been updated to provide dairy or parve designations.  Thank you to Avi Greif for being instrumental  in this supervision.







Joanna Bell

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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