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

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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 23, 2011Nitzavim-Vayelech

25 Elul 5771

Shabbat Schedule

Friday night

Candle lighting







Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Latest Shema


Latest Amidah


Teen Minyan
Social Hall


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 


Eli (our new Rabbinic Intern) and Elana Bercuson



the new CAFE STAM at the JCC

Grand Opening This Monday

details in the Community Announcements Section



We will remove ALL taleisim from Chapel bins on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER  26.  We will relocate them to a table in the hallway outside the Chapel.  This will allow us to maintain decorum on the High Holidays and minimize distraction during the Chapel Services.




Get Ready for 5772 -

We will have 3 Selichot services and a special program Saturday night - see description below


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 


 High Holiday Tickets & Reserved Seating

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.


Sponsors for High Holiday Flowers Needed

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the flowers for the High Holidays.  Please let us know if you would like to sponsor the flowers for either of the following:

Main Sanctuary for Rosh Hashana 
Main Sanctuary for Yom Kippur 
Heyman Chapel for Rosh Hashana

Please contact Cindy Flynn in the Shul office



Start the new year right:

Please help these worthy causes 


Support the September 25

Friendship Circle



Our goal is to supply 300+ bags

Pick up a bag & shopping list

Return to CAS by October 11

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

Ben Soifer, Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Cahn


Cantor Arik Wollheim


Gary Weitz 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Seudat Shlishit - Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Disagreeing with Love 


Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages 

Helene Zimmerman in memory of Louella Rogers; Yoni & Stephen Neirman on the yahrzeits of Sam & Esther Schlomkowitz (Yoni's grandparents and parents of Daniel Stevens), yahrzeits of Rose & Sol Hatkin (Yoni's grandparents and parents of Fannie Stevens) and yahrzeit of Betty Klugman (Yoni's aunt and sister of Daniel Stevens) and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund

Chapel Kiddush by 

the shul.  Sponsors urgently needed, please see Irwin

Jr. Congregation Kiddush by 

Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Sanctuary Kiddush by 

  Eve & Sid Nachman in honor of Simone's Bat Mitzvah

Seudat Shlishit by

the shul

Mazal Tov to...
  • Eve & Sid Nachman and family on Simone becoming a Bat Mitzvah
  • Jane & Phil Molstre and Irina & Arkady Feldman on the birth of a grandson born to Allison & Yuri Feldman
  • Gil & Shani Orbach on Amiel becoming a Bar Mitzvah
Condolences to...
  • Jeff Benson on the passing of his mother, Ruth
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am



7:00 am



7:15 / 8:30 am


Monday - Friday

6:30/7:30 am


Monday - Tuesday

6:00 am/10:00 pm



5:45 am



6:30 pm


Candles Wednesday

6:25 pm



Upcoming events

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

The service will be led by Chazan Wollheim and accompanied by Jonathan Cahr on piano. The tunes will consist of new settings to the traditional Nusach composed and arranged by Cantor Sol Zim to enhance congregational singing and participation. Zim's music contains the "Nusach" of Yesteryear and "New Age" sounds of tomorrow All new Congregational Melodies and Traditional Nusach-Hat'filah (Chanting) Contemporary Folk-Chassidic Ballads and Spiritual Melodies


10:00 PM

Traditional Service


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


at the largest Sukkah in Fairfield County (ours!) 

SUNDAY EVENING, October 16  5 pm - 7:30 pm

Dinner at 5:15 pm, Show at 6:15 pm


Enjoy a fun-filled evening of mystery with renowned magician Kenny B who has received rave reviews from all across the country. Followed by a delicious family friendly Italian style meat dinner. Vegetarian option available.

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 


Timeless Themes in the Book of Yona
Tuesday mornings September 27, 8:15 am - 9 am    

Return to Self: Teshuva Themes in the weekly Torah Portion
Tuesday, September 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

Tuesday evenings, September 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, fill it with canned goods, pasta, etc. and return to CAS by October 11.   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 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. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT We will remove ALL taleisim from Chapel bins on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. We will relocate them to a table in the hallway outside the Chapel. This will allow us to maintain decorum on the High Holidays and minimize distraction during the Chapel Services. PLEASE HELP US TAKE YOUR TALEISIM OUT BY SUNDAY!

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

BAT MITZVAH PROGRAM-Matan program by Michal Smart for 6th grade girls begins late October. Contact Dierdre in the office for info.

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

HOLD NOVEMBER 20 FOR ANNUAL CANTOR'S CONCERT This year, Cantor Wollheim will host Stephen Glass, music director of Cong. Sha'ar Hashomayim of Montreal, Canada. Details to follow.

CAS Youth Department 



TEEN MINYAN Sep 24 9:30 am - Grades 7-12 in the social hall
Sr. TEEN KICKOFF IN THE PARK!!!! Sept 24 at 4pm High Schoolers - Join us Shabbos afternoon, meet up to kick off the year in the Shabbos Park with Snackin', Chilaxin, Gamin, and Hangin'!
Jr. TEEN KICKOFF MELAVE MALKE Sept 24, 9:00-10:30 pm. Middle Schoolers - Time to kick off the year with some after-Shabbos music, junk food, and fun! Cost $5


TEEN MINYAN Oct 1 9:30 am- For 7-12 Grades in the social hall
Jr. TEEN ONEG Oct 1, for 6-8 Grades.
Sr. TEEN PAINTBALLING TRIP!!! Sun Oct. 9, Grades 9-12 are going to Yankee Paintball in Oxford for a day of crazy fun! We depart CAS at 12PM and return 5PM. Price: CAS Members $45 Non-members $50 includes gear rental, paint, and admission.
Please Note The Jr. Teen Paintballing trip rescheduled to 11/6
TEEN MINYAN Oct 22 9:30 am - For 7-12 Grades in the social hall
HERSHEY PARK TRIP!!! Monday, Oct 17, for Grades 9-12. More details to follow.
SIMCHAT TORAH Celebrate Friday night at 8:30 Grades 6-12!
TEEN MINYAN Oct 22 9:30 AM - For 7-12 Grades in the social hall
12th GRADE "SHACK" SHABBATON Oct 28-30. Join 50+ teens and amazing advisors in a 5-story cabin in The Berkshires as we create our own incredible NCSY Shabbat experience - exciting sports, delicious meals, toasted marshmallows, and much more!More info at

Community Announcements

NEW! CAFÉ STAM at the JCC The Vaad Hakashrus of Fairfield County is thrilled to announce that Avi Abikzer and Genadeen Caterers will open Cafe Stam at the Stamford JCC this Monday. Please support our local kosher establishments. Cafe Stam will be a milk and pareve restaurant. This week, open from 7:30 am-7:30 pm Monday and Tuesday and 7:30 am-3:00 pm on Wednesday, erev Rosh Hashanah. Their holiday schedule will be available. We are delighted to welcome Avi and Genadeen Caterers to our community and look forward to a long and fruitful (and delicious) relationship.

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.

RITUALS OF RENEWAL-Friday, October 7 11:00 am Dr. Mitchell Flaum, JFS Coordinator of Jewish Family Life Education, will compare rituals of renewal in different cultures and discuss how Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are observed. An exercise will help attendees clarify their intentions and goal setting for the new year. At Atria Stamford, 77 Third Street. For more information, contact Dr. Flaum at 203-921-4161 or
NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -- Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 pm 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
"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" -- PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD. Wednesday Afternoons. New JFS program for children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD. Services include psychiatric evaluation, review of previous evaluations, family assessment, on-going support, and medication management. Treatment is provided 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 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, contactEve Moskowitz at 203-921-4161 ext. 122 or email

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

CARMEL ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE - OCTOBER 30 Meet leaders, teachers and tour our classrooms. Lower School/Grade K-3 begins at 11am with children's activities. Upper School/Grade 4-8 begins at 2pm. There will be a science demonstration, children are encouraged to attend. Info: 203-983-3503

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE'S 2011 DANIEL R. GINSBERG HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECEPTION Wednesday, November 9. Help celebrate twenty years of ADL's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute in Connecticut. Details to follow.

KASHRUT ALERT Most Entenmann's products bear an OU -D certification. Recently some Entenmann's products are being sold with a KDM certification from Mexico. Distribution of the KDM certification on Entenmann's products is not authorized by the OU. Check each Entenmann's product label.


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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