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

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 16, 2011Ki Tavo

18 Elul 5771

Shabbat Schedule

Friday night

Candle lighting







Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Latest Shema


Latest Amidah




Tot Shabbat



Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Future Tots (Bridal room) 


Daf Yomi 




Seudat Shlishit




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom 

Welcome Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Rabbi Leibtag will speak over Shabbat 



Welcome to Ayelet Azura, the new JCC Community Shalicha, who will be at CAS on Shabbat morning.



Get Ready for 5772 -

Click a link below!

Reserve your Lulav & Etrog Set On line


Sponsor the Annual Simchas Torah Lunch 


Check out the high holiday schedule or check out the reserved seating charts 


Join Rabbi Cohen for Classes 


Don't miss Rabbi Cohen's

Dunkin' Dishes:  
Understanding Immersion of Vessels 

this SUNDAY 8:15 am.  Class, coffee, + new mikveh tour!

 High Holiday Tickets & Reserved Seating

Thanks to the all who responded by our September 2 deadline.  We were able to comply with all reserved seating requests from members who are part of our 2010 or 2011 Tzedakah programs, have a pew, or purchased reserved seats.  Please check out our seating charts posted downstairs or 

on line Click here

to confirm we met your needs.  Please contact Cindy in the office with any questions.


Please note:  we also have more open Chapel seats this year, for those who did not purchase reserved seats.


Family tickets and tickets for individuals will be in the mail to you this week.


-High Holiday Planning Committee



Start the new year right:

Please help these worthy causes 


September 25

Friendship Circle



Our goal is to supply 300+ bags

Pick up a bag & shopping list beginning September 30

Return to CAS by October 10

to help P2P


Sunday, September 25


Old Cemetery 11:00 am

New Cemetery 11:30 am

Independent Lodge 12:30 pm




Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Zachary Wohlberg, Ben White


Sandy Shapiro


Gary Weitz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Shiur - Rabbi Menachem Leibtag  



Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

In memory of Janet Bessaleli and The Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund

Chapel Kiddush by 

Ana  & Albert Lilienfeld in honor of Tzvi & Darona Bernstein and on Tzvi being honored by Yeshiva Bais Binyamin

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

  Todd Sharinn in honor of Morgan Sharinn's Bar Mitzvah

Seudat Shlishit by

David Bessaleli in memory of Janet Bessaleli on the occasion of 11 months since her passing

Mazal Tov to...
  • Tzvi Bernstein for receiving the Guest of Honor award at the Yeshiva Bais Binyamin Anniversary Dinner
  • Todd Sharinn on Morgan Sharinn's Bar Mitzvah
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am



7:00 am



7:15 / 8:30 am


Monday - Friday

6:30/7:30 am



6:45 pm


Candles next Friday

6:33 pm



Upcoming events
Usher in a New Year of Learning & Growth   CAS welcomes renowned teacher
this weekend 

Rabbi Leibtag is the founder of the Tanach Study Center and a teacher at Yeshivat Har Etzion


Friday Evening

 After Dinner 
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'


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

Reserve your LULAV & ETROG SET 




Pick up dates at the CAS are: 

Monday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 11 9:00-5:00 p.m.



 a celebration for the whole congregation

Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition 



Note: All net cash proceeds will benefit the Kosher Food Pantry and extra food will be delivered to a local shelter

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 

CAS Hebrew School 


CAS Total Hebrew School

Enrollment IS NOW OPEN

Sign up on line! 

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

Cindy Flynn in the office 



CAS Announcements

PLEASE JOIN THE ANNUAL CAS HIGH HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE Last year, the Stamford Jewish Community donated 12,000 lbs of food to Person-to-Person for this worthy cause. We collected 300 bags - help us exceed that amount this year as the need is greater. For 20 years, the drive helps the efforts of Person-to-Person, a worthy charity offering financial support, emergency food and clothing assistance, summer programs, and college scholarship aid - all to help families break the cycle of poverty. This year, the need is greater than ever. Pick up a bag and a shopping list in the CAS lobby beginning September 16, fill it with canned goods, pasta, etc. and return to CAS by October 10.   Info or questions?  Contact CAS Food Drive Chairs Claudia & Herbie Rimerman - 203 - 569 -9625.  Interested in contributing to P2P's other worthy programs? Click to learn more.

HIGH HOLIDAYS ARE COMING Please watch your mail for a High Holiday Ticket.  Seating charts for members of our Tzedakah program and those who have reserved seats are posted for your review this Shabbat.  Contact Cindy in the office to make any changes.

HELP US ON THE HOLIDAYS - BE AN USHER Please help us by taking an hour on the holidays to usher.  Contact Elisheva Kilner at to confirm a time. 

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

CAS DECORUM Policy for our kids is easy - "In Shul or In Groups."  Please help us maintain decorum by making sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in one of our Youth Groups.  During Kiddush, please make sure that your child is enjoying themselves in the Simcha Room or Social Hall - not taking food to the stairways, outside, hallway, Chapel, or Sanctuary.

SPECIAL HIGH HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT We are confirming 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. 

JOIN SISTERHOOD FOR A FUN FASHION SHOPPING NIGHT! Come see the beautiful collection of Clothing, Cosmetics and Jewelry.  Sunday, September 25,  7-9pm at Gayle Bell's house 72 East Lane, Stamford.  Please RSVP:  Elaine Finkelstein 203-921-7133 cell - Event Coordinator

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

JOIN 40 DAYS TO A BETTER YOU AND PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The countdown is underway. Sign up at


CAS Youth Department 

Welcome Back to the CAS Youth Department-what a lineup!


Future- Tots New!  In the Bridal Room, 2nd floor.  Parents of children who are not yet ready to sit in an organized group can join their children.  


Tot Shabbat Led by Morah Irene Okun, Morah Sonia Avny. Lauren Schechter and Karen Wexler.  Toddlers through 3 year olds at 10:30 am.  March with their own stuffed Torahs while singing and dancing to Shabbat songs.  Mini shabbat meal of challah rolls and grape juice.  


Mini Minyan Led by Sara Malka Cohen and Devorah Meyers.  Pre-K children through first graders.  Torah stories and games are used to teach important Jewish values. Every Mini Minyan Shabbat starts at 10:30 am and is followed by a mini shabbat meal where the children learn brachot and how to conduct a beautiful shabbat meal.


Junior Congregation Led by Mark Rocklin and Shira Wexler.  Boys and Girls in grades 2-6 at 10:30 am. Become very comfortable leading davening. Fun & Games too!.  


Teen Minyan Led by Josh Munk.  All teens are invited at 9:30 in the social hall.  Lead various parts of tefillah, read Torah, give divrei Torah and participate in every aspect of the minyan. Each teen minyan will be followed by a delicious HOT CHULENT kiddush just for the teens.   

New Youth Group Program Teen Kickoff In The Park.  High Schoolers - Join us Shabbos afternoon Sept 24 at 4PM, as we meet up to kick off the year in the Shabbos Park with some Snackin', Chilaxin', Gamin' and Hangin'! Jr. Teen Kickoff Melave Malke!!  Middle Schoolers Time to kick off the year with some after-Shabbos music, junk food, and fun!  Saturday night, Sept 24, 9:00-10:30 PM.  Cost $5.



Announcing a Brand New and Exciting Program at the CASYD!!!!

Attention 6th 7th and 8th graders:



With Robbie Bernstein at 10:30 in the Chapel classroom*


Program will include:

Discussions about the Parsha

Talmud study

Games and contests


Inspiring stories and other activities


Here are what some of our Jr. Teens are saying about this exciting new program:

''I'm so excited I'm bringing my brother.''

-Remy and Tany Neuhaus

''This is going to be so much fun, I'm only going to show up five minutes late.''
Jacob Cohen


"I am very excited to join with all of my friends"

Aviva Attar

* Jr. Teen Chat will take place on weeks when there is no teen minyan

If you have any questions about this program or any

youth program please contact Rabbi Jeiger at

Community Announcements

JEWISH STAMFORD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY Sunday, September 18 · 1 - 4 p.m. · Rain or Shine at the JCC ·1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford.  Something for all ages · All are welcome.   Free admission for all who bring a packaged or canned food item to donate to the JFS Kosher Food Pantry.   Be here when the Jewish community comes together to celebrate its first Community Festival.  Presented in partnership with the Stamford Board of Rabbis, virtually all of Stamford's synagogues and Jewish community organizations will participate.   Food, activities, & More.  Jewish Stamford Passport  - Learn all about what Jewish Stamford has to offer.  There will be a nominal charge for select activities. INFO - contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or

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

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY See us at the Festival this Sunday at the JCC.  Next event September 25 - 9:30 am Temple Sinai Kick Off Progam - The Hammersteins: A Musical Theater Family.  Guest speaker: Oscar "Andy" Hammerstein III

AMIT FALL HAT SALE Monday, September 26, 7-9pm, at the home of Hillary and Bob Zitter, 41 East Lane, Stamford.

NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -- Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 pm, beginning on 9/20 until 11/22. Women seeking support while experiencing divorce will meet to discuss stresses with Melanie Rago in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11.  Fee is $20 per person per session. For more information, contact Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or email 
JFS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS - Wednesdays-4 to 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 203-921-4161 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 203-921-4161 ext. 122 or email 

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED JEWISH LEARNING AT THE JCC Finding New Meaning in the High Holy Days  Join our local rabbis for an exploration of the powerful themes contained within the liturgy and customs of this time of year.  11:00 - 12:00 PM in the JCC Board Room  September 16, 23   A Whale of a Tale This class will explore the connection between the Book of Jonah, our lives and Yom Kippur.  12:15 - 1:15 PM in the JCC Board Room  September 16, 23.  Fee: $50  or free with the purchase of a VIP Card.  Info:

JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE  October 23, 1-3pm.  Info  203-275-8448 or or

ISRAEL ADVOCACY NEW CAMPUS VIDEO  Check it out & pass it on!  


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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