We are very blessed to have three volunteer teams which have gone "above and beyond" this Spring to help build our shul and our Community. On behalf of myself, my family, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors, we would like to thank the following team leaders:
Tzvi Bernstein and Andy Bloom for the very successful Mitzvah Fair held this past week
Mitchell Bell and Larry Miller for the Men's Club Passover Fair running at the same time
Rhoda Freedberg, Elissa Klapper, and Aviva Maller for what promises to be simply the best Annual Dinner yet
Please joining me in thanking them for the ongoing efforts to perform mitzvot and strengthen CAS and our Community.
We welcome Rabbi Avraham Bronstein, his wife, Daniela, and his children, Arielle, Neima, and Elisha He is a candidate for the position of Assistant Rabbi and will speak Friday night, Shabbat morning and Seudat Shlishit.
The search committee would appreciate your feedback. Email David Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Bob Abrams, David Cohen
Cantor Arik Wollheim
Rabbi Avraham Bronstein
"Birth, Death and the Half-Life of Plutonium"
Rabbi Chezy Daren
"How to Get Rich Through the Sale of Chametz"
Rabbi Avraham Bronstein
"Wining and Dining: the Status of Grape Juice at the Seder"
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
by the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Sanctuary Kiddush by
the shul in honor of the extraordinary work by the Dinner Commitee and Journal Chairs, Aviva Maller, Elissa Klapper and Rhoda Freedberg
Chapel Kiddush by
Barry Hertzberg and family in honor of Shery's Birthday, their good friend, Howard's upcoming Simcha
Laurent DeLouya, Annie DeLouya, Nelly Rabinowitz, Jocelyn Ness, Danielle Newman and Rabbi Achiya DeLouya on thepassing of Simone DeLouya of blessed memory
Morris and Allen Glucksman and Harry Weinroth on the passing of their mother and sister, Sophie Glucksman of blessed memory
Yossi Stern and the entire Stern and Kripke families on the passing of Netta Stern of blessed memory
Mazal Tov to...
Henry Feuerstein and Elise Meyer and Dr. Robert Schachter and Wendi Lazar Schachter on the wedding of John Feuerstein to Ilana Schachter
The Annual Dinner and Journal Chairs, Elissa Klapper, Aviva Maller and Rhoda Freedberg in recognition of their commitment tomaking our Annual Dinner a huge success
Yasher koach to Andy Bloom, Mitchell Bell and Tzvi Bernstein on spearheading the Mitzvah and Passover Fairs
Yasher koach to MichaelFeldstein, Sharon Lewis, Eric and RebeccaSigman and Jodi Boxer for their participation in the OU EmergingCommunities Fair representing CAS
Tues (Rosh Chodesh)
Sun (Late Maariv)
Candles next Friday
Cantor Wollheim is here through April 4
קהילת אגודת שלום
Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner - April 3, 2011
THANKS TO ALL WHO ARE A PART OF IT!
Dear Fellow Congregant,
We are grateful for the tremendous response received to our appeal. It demonstrates the broad support for our shul and its importance in the lives of so many people. We will have a very successful event - thanks to the leadership from Elissa, Aviva, Rhoda, and Rabbi Cohen; committed Staff; generous sponsors; and distinguished honorees.
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,
List of Participants (as of Friday morning, April 1)
Daniel & Andrea Aaron
Margie & Robert Abrams
Bill Rusitzky - Adobe
Selim & Johanna Akyuz
Adrienne & Michael Alexander
Justine & Paul Allerhand
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
Michael & Debbie Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Debbie & Stan Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Dr. & Mrs. Raphael Bloch
Steve & Alison Bodurtha
Jay & Ellen Borker
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Amy & Richard Breslow
Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
Judy & Jeff Cahn
Emily & Harvey Caney
Joyce & Barry Chavkin
Dwight Duke - Cisco
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Saul & Mimi Cohen
Elise & Steven Cohen
Beth & David Cohen
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Gerald & Karen Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Sylvan Pomerantz & Ms. Karen Feinberg - Construction Solutions Group
See the Full Description of all our classes - just Click here!
9:00 a.m. Hebrew School
9:15 a.m. Bible from the Beginning
8:30 p.m. Talmud Bavli - Makot
10:15 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
7:30 p.m. Ethics of the Omer
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
MAY 21st The MACCABEATS TAKE CAS BY STORM!
(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
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 JYoshiMunk@gmail.com soon -
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 www.myncsy.com!! (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 JYoshiMunk@gmail.com to register and/or request a scholarship.
ICE SKATING SUN Apr. 24TH $18 $5 SKATE RENTALClick here for Ice SkatingTEEN MINYANApr. 30 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 6-12th graders
Support Gilad Shalit this Sunday
Sun, April 3rd 9:30-11:00 a.m. at JCC
Hear Noam Shalit, father of Gilad
Join a live interactive video conference with Naom Shalit, who will speak about his son's plight. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, was captured in 2006 by Hamas and has been held prisoner
Congratulations to the three winners of the "Youth
Advocacy for Israel" trip to the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee Policy Conference (AIPAC) in Washington DC
ZIV KRAUS, DAVID LILIENFELD,
& SARA SCHWARTZ
Presentation on Shabbat, April 16th
Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of
Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Sherman
Rabbinic Candidates next visit:
Candidate to join us: Rabbi Zev Eleff-April 8-9th
The search committee appreciates any feedback which can be emailed to David Cohen at email@example.com
A special "shout out" to all those celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries in this month of April.
SAVE THE DATE-Wed, July 13th Trip to the American Jewish Museum in Philadelphia, PA. and the Historic Mikveh Israel Synagogue. Get a guided tour by the Museum and lunch. More info to follow. Contact Shelley Senker at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Sanctify the New Moon of Nissan in anticipation of Passover and 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 inspiringcommunity "family" seder the second night of Passover.
Cost $36 adult/$25 children
YOM HA'ZIKARON/YOM HAATZMAUT-Mon, May 9th 7:00 p.m. Celebrate Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day.Aspecial program to mark these important days with a presentation and refreshments.
YOM YERUSHALAYIM-Tues, May 31st 7:00 p.m. Come celebrate the City of Jerusalem, her history and our future. A community wide event
AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE-May 22-24th in Washington DC. Join Rabbi Cohen and member s of CAS for three of the most important days affecting Israel's future.Go to www.aipac.org to sign up.
PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE JERUSALEM
BUS BOMBING VICTIMS
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
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 email@example.com or www.ujf.org/education 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 www.ctjfs.org
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
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2011 FCCJBL BASEBALL-go to the FCCJBL website, www.fccjbl.org, to sign up.Contact Seth Marlowe at
ROBIN MILSTEIN INVITES YOU TO A SHIUR Wed, Apr 6, 7:00 p.m.
Given by Rebbetzin Holly Pavlow at the Milstein home, 200 5th St, Stamford.RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
AN EVENING WITH JFS-Sun, May 15th 5:30 p.m. at CAS.The Jewish Family Service will award its 32nd Mitzvah Award to Myrna Sessa and the 6th Young Leadership Award to Tara Shapiro.Visit www.ctjfs.org
THE HOPE IN MOTION WALK-Sun, June 5th 10:30 a.m. by the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital beginning at Columbus Park.Join Rosie's Roses in memory of Rosie Preston. Contact Jessica Morse at email@example.com or register on-line at hopeinmotion.org
PURIM IS OVER BUT WHAT HAPPENS THE REST OF THE YEAR?
The need continues for: Food-gently used clothing-volunteering. CAN YOU HELP?Contact Person-to-Person at 203-655-8082 www.p2darien.org 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)