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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

April 1, 2011
Parshat Tazria
Shabbat HaChodesh
27 AdarI II 5771
Shabbat Schedule

Friday night

Candle lighting 







Main Sanctuary 


Coffee & Commentary 


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 
Letter from the President


Dear Congregant,


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.


Steve Steinmetz

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

Shabbat Topics & Participants




Torah Readers   

      Bob Abrams, David Cohen


Elisheva Kilner 


  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 



Condolences to...

  • 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 Michael  Feldstein, Sharon Lewis, Eric and Rebecca  Sigman and Jodi Boxer for their participation in the OU Emerging  Communities Fair representing CAS
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi 


7:45 am   


7:00 am 



7:15/8:30 am 


Tues (Rosh Chodesh)

6:30/7:30 am

6:20/7:30 am


Early Sun


4:45 pm

7:10 pm

Sun (Late Maariv)

Candles next Friday

9:30 pm

7:08 pm

Please note:   

Cantor Wollheim is here through April 4  

Special Announcements

קהילת אגודת שלום 

Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner - April 3, 2011


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, 



Steven Steinmetz                                                



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

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

Albert Beson

David Bessaleli

Dr. & Mrs. Raphael Bloch

Andrew Bloom

Pearl Bloom

Steve & Alison Bodurtha

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

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

Ellen Delfiner

Rabbi Yisrael & Vivi Deren

Chezy and Sheva Deren

Ziona & Elie Doft

Can Dyman

Rita & Martin Edelston

Roberta & Dr. Murray Engel

Geoffrey Kirshner- Environmentally Friendly Coolers

Shirley Ephraim

Irwin & Arlene Ettinger

Sharon & Michael Feldstein

Sam & Flossy Fischel

Harold & Jeanette Fishkow

Stephanie & Howard Fogel

Jeffrey Becker- Foremost Caterers

Manger Foundation

Karen & George Freed

Rhoda & Avram Freedberg

Julia & Eli 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

Caryl & Mel Goldstein

Judy & Howard Goldstein

Meryl & David Gordon

Jill & Arthur Green

Gloria 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

Kurt Riegelman- Intelsat

Shara & David Israel

Maruja & Allon Ivri

Dorothy & Leon Jaiven

Monica & Eric Jankelovits

Alice & Jason Janusch

Danielle & Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Judith & David Jelen

Rachel & Jay Jubas

Michael & Sandra Kamen

Helene & Harvey Kaminski

Doug & Sharon, Arnold & Lisa Karp

Flora & Carl Kaufman

Channah & Geoffrey Kirshner

Elissa & Philip Klapper

Renee & Theodore Pollak &

Muriel & George Klein

Sandy & Eric Koehler

Susan & Max Kolbrenner

Tamar & Daniel Kraus

Norma Kraut

Jeanie & Brian Kriftcher

Susan & Len Kunin

Lorraine & David Kweskin

Richard Lang

Bernice Lang

Dr. Michael Lazarus

Judith and Andrew Levine

Sharon & Jeff Lewis

Hadassah & Joe Lieberman

Ana & Albert Lilienfeld

Vered & Mark Links

Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin

Judd Love

Spacecom Ltd

Susan Rich Mailman

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

Stephanie and Shachar Minkove

Jane & Phil Molstre

Shannon Osborne- Motorola

Barbara Muller

Eve & Sid Nachman

Sam Naghib

Rabbi Avi Narrow-Tilonsky

Irving Neitlich

Jerry Neitlich

Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus

ara & 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

Mila & Joseph Rubbak

Renee Samson

Lucy & Ed Schachter

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

Rachel & Rich Seligson

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

Lewis & Joyce Slayton

Elliot Sloyer

Beverly & David Stein

Janice Steinberg

Liba & Steven Steinmetz

Rebecca Weiss-Stricker &

Ted Stricker

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

Barbara & Harry Webski

Sandy Weiner

Susan Zitter & Barry Weisman

Vivian Weiss

Gail & Gary Weitz

Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg

Howard Wolfe

Royce & Dr. Alfred Wolfsohn

Neda & Robert Yaghoubian

Lauren & Joe Zalis

Helene Zimmerman

Alan & Roz Ziskin

Hillary & Bob Zitter

Elana Koss & Adam Zitter

Shira & Mitchell Zucker



Don't want to cook Shabbat dinner before Pesach? 

Pre-Passover Chinese Dinner 

Friday night, 4/15 7pm 

Click here to reserve your family!

Imported from the Charedi Matzah factory in Boro Park... 

Shmurah Matzah - $20 / box 

Order on-line, pick up beginning April 11 

Click here to order shmurah matzah

Learn how to make your Seder great!

Join Rabbis Walk & Narrow-Tilonsky for a journey through the Seder 

Model Seder - Tuesday, April 5 7:30 pm

No sign up required, no charge!

This Passover, please remember the needy

Donate to the CAS Maot Chittim/

Passover Fund

Click here to donate via credit card or paypal

Sanctify the new moon of Nissan  

in anticipation of Passover

CAS/Stamford Observatory Tour

Sunday, April 10 7:45pm 

It's Free - But Space Is Limited

Click here to sign up!

Join Rabbi Walk  & Cantor Wollheim on the 2nd night

for the Community Seder 

Tuesday night, 4/19 8:15 pm

Click here to reserve your place!

Better rides & more time than last year!  

Six Flags Pesach Trip

Thursday, April 21 -depart CAS 7:45am - MUST PRE-PAY 

Click here to sign up and pre-pay! 

Fun for the whole family!  RESERVE NOW!!! 

Chol Hamoed Ice Skating

Sunday, April 24 12:30 - 4pm

Click here to reserve your spot!

CAS Classes


 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


(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 April:  

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

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



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


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


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 inspiring  community "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.  A  special 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 to sign up.




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



Community Announcements

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


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


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


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 or register on-line at



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)


Joanna Bell

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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