Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 2, 2011Shoftim

4 Elul 5771

Shabbat Schedule

Friday night

Candle lighting







Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Latest Shema


Latest Amidah




Tot Shabbat



Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Future Tots (Bridal room) 


Daf Yomi 




Seudat Shlishit




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth/Young Families Welcome Back BBQ

Rabbi Leibtag Weekend

Shabbat Shalom 

 Join us for the season-ending

PEREK on the PATIO with Rabbi Cohen

5:50 pm on the Patio

Strawberry Hill side of CAS



All Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Walk's Classes Will Resume this week


CAS students leaving for Israel this week:

Have a great year!


Peter Lewis 

 Leadership Yeshiva Academy


Sarah Marlowe

Midreshet Amit


Ari Cohen, Lauren Jankelovits

Midreshet Lindenbaum


Jason Wohlberg

Yeshivat Reishit


Zachary Maller 

Young Judaea Year Course - Marva Boot Camp




It's September: 



for these CAS & Community events


September 11 YF BBQ & Dance Party- 

click here to sign up


September 17 Shabbat Dinner 

w/Rabbi Leibtag 

click here to sign up


September 18 Bais Binyomin Dinner Click here to sign up


September 25 Friendship Circle




Good luck to the CAS team playing in the Kiddush Cup on Monday at the JCC





The Youth Department is calling all artists

We need the perfect logo for our Youth Department! Use your artistic skills and creativity to design a logo which captures what we all about. 

Make your design neat and able to be reproduced on the computer. Email your unique creations along with an explanation of your design to

The winning design will be decided by Rabbi Jeiger & Youth Committee and will adorn all of the CASYD publications.

Submission Deadline September 7

Winner announced at our September 11 BBQ


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Reader

Jonathan Freedberg


Rabbi Cohen


Elisheva Kilner

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The Myth of Organized Religion

Shiur - Rabbi Walk 

 Psalm 27

Seduat Shlishit - Rabbi Walk 

 The Dialogue Between the Haftorot
Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

The Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund

Chapel Kiddush by 

 contributions welcome..see Irwin

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

 Mr. &  Mrs. Elliot Weiss on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary and Avram & Rhoda Freedberg celebrating Jonathan's reading of the Torah on the anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah.

Seudat Shlishit by

the shul

Mazal Tov to...
  • to all those celebrating a birthday or anniversary this month! 
  • Rena, Tzvi & big brother Joshua Schwartz on the birth of a baby girl
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am



7:00 am



7:15 / 8:30 am



Tues - Friday

7:00/8:30 am

6:30/7:30 am



7:05 pm


Candles next Friday

6:57 pm


Happy Labor Day

Upcoming events

Annual Endless Summer Kumsitz
Saturday night, September 10, 9 pm 
featuring Bob Abrams, Jonathan Cahr, Michael Feldstein, Sid Nachman, and Sandy Shapiro
home of the Rosovskys, 24 West Lane, 


lots of food and drinks, bring a blanket and a chair

The CAS Youth Department & Young Families Group invite you to


Welcome Back BBQ Extravaganza!!! 


A Delicious Outdoor Family BBQ Dinner

 Sunday Sept 11, 4:30 - 6:30 pm


Holiday Crafts With Your Favorite Shabbat Group Leaders...

For more information: Click here to learn more and sign up!

Commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11

City of Stamford will host events:

  •  Thursday, September 8
  •  Sunday, September 11, 7 pm at Temple Beth El-an evening of music & prayer

CAS will hold an event:

  •  Sunday, September 11, 9 am  -  a brief prayer and reflective service following the 8:30 am minyan.


Selichot Night Program and Musical Service

Saturday night, September 24

8:30 PM

    The Shawshank Redemption: Reverberations on Return
Discussion with Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Walk with interspersed with clips from the film


9:30 PM

    Musical Selichot led by Chazzan Wollheim and Jonathan Cahr


12:45 AM

Late Selichot

Usher in a New Year of Learning & Growth - CAS welcomes renowned teacher
for a pre-holiday Torah weekend September 17-18
Rabbi Leibtag is the founder of the Tanach Study Center and a teacher at Yeshivat Har Etzion


Friday Evening
Gourmet Shabbat Dinner catered by Genadeen Caterers  followed by
Biblical Conversations Between Man and God and their application to the Teshuva Process
Morning Class 10:30AM  The Meaning of the Word 'Torah' in the Torah


Women's Shiur at 4:30PM  From the Ten Commandments to the Thirteen Attributes: 
The Strategy of Jewish Prayer


Pre-Mincha Shiur at 5:30PM Rosh Hashana According to Sefer Devarim 


Seudat Shlishit Talk at 7:00PM Chumash: A Book to 'Read' or a Book to 'Study'


For more information: Click here to learn more and sign up!


CAS Classes

Get ready for 5772
with Our Special Pre Holiday Class Series!

Classes open to entire community and free of charge.


Click here to see the full CAS class list 


Learn with Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Dunking Dishes: Understanding Immersion of Vessels 

Sunday morning, September 18, 8:15-9:15 am
Take on a new mitzvah for the holidays - learn the ins and outs of Tevillat Keilim. Find out why Judaism requires immersion of vessels in a mikvah before use. Join us for Dunkin Donuts coffee and learn about Dunking Dishes. The class includes a tour of our new Keilim Mikvah.    

Timeless Themes in the Book of Yona
Tuesdays mornings September 6, 13 and 27, 8:15 am - 9 am    

Return to Self: Teshuva Themes in the weekly Torah Portion
Tuesdays, September 6, 13 and 27, 12 noon Light Lunch included 


Learn with Rabbi David Walk

Bible from the Beginning

Sundays, 9:15 am.


Prayer and Repentance:

How the traditional prayers guide us through the Teshuva process

Tuesdays evenings, September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7:30 pm 


Understanding the Depth of the Holidays 

Tuesday evenings , September 13, 20 and 27, 7:30 PM



Please note that all classes given by Rabbi Cohen & Rabbi Walk will resume this week.

CAS Hebrew School 


CAS Total Hebrew School

Enrollment IS NOW OPEN

Open for Fall - For more info, contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen or

Cindy Flynn in the office 



CAS Announcements

HIGH HOLIDAYS ARE COMING Please watch your mail for a High Holiday Ticket request and Yiskor Book confirmation.  Drop them in the office to ensure your seating preferences and to include your entry in our 5772 Yiskor Book.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER save the date for the Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner Dance, Sunday, March 18th. 

eBAY We have our eBay "Business" up and running again to help raise money for the shul.  Contact Maury Rosenbaum for more info.

YOUTH BLAST Although we are in "summer mode" we will still be having a full array of groups this shabbat!  Please join us!  We are excited to welcome Mark Rocklin to Stamford for Shabbat.  Mark will be running Jr. Congregation this shabbat and has a fun filled morning planned for all 2nd-6th graders.  Please join him and Shira Wexler in the chapel.  Contact Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger, Youth Director. 

SPECIAL HIGH HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT We are happy to announce that new for this year there will be a third High Holiday service on Rosh Hashanah only.  The service with be located in the library and structured as a "Netz Minyan" beginning at 6am with a targeted completion time of 10am.  All are welcome.  In an effort to gauge interest, please email Elliot Neumann, to advise of planned attendance.

JOIN SISTERHOOD FOR A FUN FASHION SHOPPING NIGHT! Come see the beautiful collection of Clothing, Cosmetics and Jewelry.  Sunday, September 11,  7-9pm at Gayle Bell's house 72 East Lane, Stamford.  Please RSVP:  Elaine Finkelstein 203-921-7133 cell - Event Coordinator

JOIN 40 DAYS TO A BETTER YOU AND PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The countdown begins on Aug. 30th. Sign up at


Community Announcements

A DAUGHTER'S RECITATION OF MOURNER'S KADDISH, Thursday, September 15 7:45pm Raḥel Berkovits, author of JOFA's recently published A Daughter's Recitation of Mourner's Kaddish, will speak as part of a national book tour. Reciting mourner's kaddish for a deceased loved one stands at the heart of the Jewish bereavement process. Join us to explore the sources in Jewish law regarding a daughter's recitation of mourner's kaddish. At the Sichels, 19 Vincent Court, Stamford.  

STAMFORD JEWISH WOMEN'S UNITY EVENT - Celebrate the New Year with an elegant evening of food, fun friends, featuring Susie Fishbein, acclaimed author of the Kosher by Design cookbook series. Wednesday, September 21 - Stamford Plaza Hotel. 7:00 p.m. registration and hors d'oeuvres; 7:45 p.m.- cooking demonstration/tasting. Presented by: Center Women of the JCC, Chabad, Hadassah Federation. Register For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE WALK Don't forget to join us on Sunday, September 25 at Westhill High School, for a day of family fun and community solidarity as we march hand in hand in support of children with special needs! Join an existing team or start a new one with you family, friends or both. Registration and fundraising is easy and quick at!  

35th Anniversary Dinner of Bais Binyomin.  Sunday, September 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m.  Stamford Plaza Hotel. Guest of Honor Tzvi Bernstein. Community Service Award - Rabbi Yehoshua Belsky. 

"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" -- PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD.   Wednesday Afternoons.   JFS is offering a new program for children and adolescents. Services include psychiatric evaluation, review of previous evaluations, family assessment, on-going support, and medication management. Treatment by Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D. and qualifies for insurance reimbursement. For more information, contact Eve Moskowitz, at 203-921-4161 or

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS - Wednesdays, 4-5 pm. At the Atria in Stamford, 77 Third Street in Stamford. A bi-monthly support group open to those coping with the loss of a loved one. For more information, contact Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 201-921-4161 or email  Fridays,10:30 -11:30 AM. At the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor.  Open to those coping with the loss of a loved one. For more information and to register, contact Eve Moskowitz at 454-4992 ext. 122 or email

Vacation in Israel with the Bi-Cultural Day School Family Trip!  February 11 - 24, 2012  From Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, from the Golan Heights to Eilat, all this and more!  While the price is right, there is limited space.  For more information, please contact Bob Abrams at 203-329-2186, or

4th Annual JumpStart 5K Run/Walk Family Fun Day - Presented by The Center Women of the Stamford JCC. Monday, September 5, 2011 - Rain or Shine. 9 a.m. Sign-In · 9:30 a.m. Start at the Stamford JCC. All proceeds benefit JumpStart at the JCC, a comprehensive preschool program for children with special needs. Sign up at For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941 or

9-11 TENTH YEAR A COMMUNITY GATHERING OF HEALING & HOPE. NOTE TIME CHANGE.  Sunday, September 11 7 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Road, Stamford.  Sponsored by the Mayor's Multi-Cultural Council and the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut.  The Stamford faith communities are invited to gather as one on this important 10th-year observance of the terrorist attacks on 9-11.   Free, but registration is requested at or (203) 322-6901.  For more informtion, or to join our chorus

MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL COMMUNITY YOU IYUN on Sunday September 25th at 9:30 AM, featuring Keynote Speakers Mrs. Shira Schiowitz & Mrs. Tova Sinensky, followed by additional shiurim by members of our distinguished faculty. Additionally, shop at our Pre-Yom Tov Boutique from 11 AM - 3PM. 1650 Palisade Ave, Teaneck. Men & Women welcome. 

SENATOR LIEBERMAN VIDEO Learn about his new book  - The Gift of Rest  - at


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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