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

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

October 7, 2011Yom Kippur

10 Tishrei 5772

Yom Kippur Schedule

Friday night



Candle lighting


Kol Nidre


Jr. Cong


Fast begins



Chapel/Main Sanctuary


Tot Shabbat



Jr. Congregation (Sukkah)


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 




Blessing of the Children


Fast Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom 

 Important Yom Kippur Notices


Kol Nidre Youth Program 

Please note there is a program for youth for an hour following the Recitation of Kol Nidrei on Friday night.


Parking Arrangements
For Friday night services there will be extra parking available across the street at St. Bridget's.
For Saturday services we will not be able to use St. Bridget's parking lot due to a conflict with their Saturday service.  Additional parking will be available at The Stanwich School, 200 Strawberry Hill Avenue.


If you keep your talis downstairs...
Reminder: We ask all men to leave their taleisim at their seat on Friday night so they do not enter the women's section on Yom Kippur morning. Please respect the halachic sanctity of the women's section.



Bob & Marge Abrams 

Adrienne & Michael Alexander

Rochelle & Hecky Attar
Sharyn & Freddie Baer
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Harold Bernstein
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Judith & Jeffrey Cahn
Elise & Steve Cohen
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Rachel & Dr. Jay Jubas
Sharon & Jeffrey Lewis
Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Judy & Bob Raymond
Ronnie & Steven Sichel
Debbie & Ben Soifer
Nurit & Mark Wexler
Hillary & Bob Zitter 

We will have opportunities to host meals throughout the year. If you are interested in getting to know our visiting clergy better by inviting them for a Shabbat meal, please contact Sharon Wohlberg -



Main Sanctuary

Rosh Hashana - Donated by Gary Weitz and Family in memory of his mother Harriet Weitz and 
Dr. Al & Royce Wolfsohn in
memory of their parents, Susan & George Wolfsohn and Florence & Morris Gold.

Yom Kippur - Donated by the Grogins Family in memory of our wife and mother
Susan Grogins.

Arrangements for Microphone Stands

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur - Donated by Carol & Michael Rosmarin in honor of their grandchildren, Danielle Spitz,
Stella Spitz, Jake Spitz, Emma Daffner and Justin Daffner.

Heyman Chapel

Rosh Hashana - Donated by Barbara and Ron Ashkenas in thanks for the kindness that the CAS community has shown to our
family this year

Yom Kippur - Donated by the Zitter Family in memory of Joseph & Matilda Esbit.


 We have improved our website., you can:

Check all service times, including mincha

Sponsor the Annual Simchas Torah Lunch

Check the eruv status on-line-Check youth activities & much more




Our goal is to supply 300+ bags 

Pick up a bag & shopping list Return to CAS by October 25

to help P2P

info? Contact Claudia or Herbie Rimerman


Yom Kippur Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Dr. Jay Jubas, Judd Love, Ethan Green, Daniel Jubas


Elisheva Kilner and volunteers




Mazal Tov to...
  • Bob & Margie Abrams, Sally Wasserman & Henry Hecht on the engagement of their daughter Dorothy to Adam Levinson
  • Lenore & Michael Cooper on the engagement of their son Dr. Adam Cooper to Alison Fisher
  • Leon Fliegelman on the recent bar mitzvah of his grandson Bryan Schwartz, son of Cindy and Greg Schwartz.
Condolences to...
  • Rob Indyk on the passing of his brother, Leonard
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am



7:00 am



7:15/ 8:30 am


Monday - Wednesday

6:30/7:30 am



6:10 pm


Candles Wednesday

6:02 pm



Upcoming events

Reserve your LULAV & ETROG SET 

Click here to reserve 


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

Check out our 5772 Class Series!

Classes open to entire community and free of charge.


Click here to see the full CAS class list 



CAS Israel Action Project Notice




Severe Implications for Peace Process

  •  Peace Process Should Only be Through Direct Talks, Not Unilateral Actions
  •  President Obama has Publicly Rejected Unilateral Approach
  •  Will Not Change Situation on the Ground
  •  Could Increase Potential for Violence by Raising Unrealistic Expectations of the Palestinians
  •  Could Embolden Israel's Critics, Legitimize Those Seeking to Isolate Israel, Delegitimize the Jewish State and Encourage Boycotts
  •  Would Recognize a State That Has No Direct Control Over Its Borders & Does Not Yet Exist
  •  Would Elevate a Palestinian State's UN and World Status
  •  Would Offer Symbolic Support for a Palestinian State Along '67 Lines with East Jerusalem as its Capital
  •  Would Undermine UN Resolutions 242 & 338 and Camp David Accords
  •  PA President Abbas Stated He Will Never Recognize a Jewish State
  •   "     "              "   Accepted Partnership with Hamas, a Terrorist Organization


"I respectfully urge you to speak out in Congress, speeches, and op-eds against Palestinian unilateral statehood efforts at the UN. This poses a direct challenge to US interests and could have severe implications for the peace process."

Senator Lieberman:, Senator Blumenthal:, Representative Himes: 

{Click on "Email [Congress member]" on the website.} 
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 25.   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.

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.

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.

OU SAFETY NOTE  The upcoming holiday season includes three 3-day periods in which stoves cannot be turned off. If you have a gas stove and leave it on, be aware of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Based on recent incidents of CO poisoning, the OU advises: make sure your stove is well vented, your CO detector works, call the Fire Department if the alarm goes off, and use electric appliances instead of the gas stove.

CAS Youth Department

An important message from Rabbi Cohen..  

Please note in an effort to insure the safety of your children and the sanctity of the shul, all children must be in groups on Shabbat/ Yom Tov or with their parents. We have an engaging and fantastic youth program under the direction of Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger. Thank you for your partnership in guaranteeing the success and spirit of our youth program. 


For Yom Kippur, in order to accommodate our families and to try to provide a prayer atmosphere conducive for Yom Kippur, we have decided to run groups both in the morning and at night.  Our Yom Kippur night groups will begin right after Kol Nidrei and run for 1 hour.  We will have 2 groups:


In the library - Jr. Congregation will be led by Mark Rocklin.

In the classroom - Mini Minyan will be led by Caren Lewis.


Yom Kippur morning groups will run from 10:30-1:30.  We will serve snacks and a light lunch to all children in groups.

We will have 3 groups:


In the library - Tot Shabbat will be led by Morah Irene Okun  

In the classroom - Mini Minyan will be led by Morah Rachel Bahar.

In the Sukkah - Jr. Congregation will be led by Mark Rocklin.

Special for Sunday 10/9!!! 2 big events..


All families are invited with their children to make decorations for our beautiful Sukkah.  We will meet at 9:30 am in the sukkah and have breakfast together as we make decorations for the sukkah.


Immediately after, at 10:30 am,  the Sr. Teens are off to Paintball!  Please register for this program online asap! Click here to register for paintball


 Coming soon...for Sukkot...


Sukkah Hop - Shabbat, Chol Hamoed Succot, Oct. 15th, 2011 3:30-5:30 pm

Youth Hakafot w/ Jonathan Cahr- Oct. 20th, 2011 4-5:30 pm 

Jr Cong. Hakafot - Oct. 20th, 2011 7 pm 


Yeladim, as Yom Kippur approaches, lets remember to pick one Mitzvah that we are going to seriously work on this year.  Let's show Hashem that we are all serious about becoming better, nicer people this coming new year.  If you would like to share, I would love to know about your special Mitzvah - stop me next time you see me and let me know... I can't wait to hear all about it :)   

Groups on Rosh Hashana were incredible!  It was so wonderful to see all of our children learning, having fun and enjoying groups with our all star staff.  Here is what some of our group leaders had to say about our Rosh Hashana groups.... 


"In tot group we had a great time getting to know each other singing and dancing and learning all about rosh hashanah. We were very lucky we had the chance to eat apples together and sing the apple song and wish everyone a happy new year."

-Irene Okun - Tot Shabbat


"Our groups were very successful, interactive and educational. It  was especially exciting for me, as I am now teaching the children of my students, (Jonathan Waldstreicher's daughter Meira and Eli Ashkenas's child) I was also introduced to a toddler belonging to Adam Levine (my past student). Our groups focused on the appropriate Teffilot for the Holiday of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. We tied in King Solomon and the bee teaching that all G-d's creatures have a purpose in this world. We included David Hamelech and the story of David and Goliath. We danced our way to Yerushalayim and had a quizz on Rosh Hashana. We heard the sounds of the shofar and wished each other a shanah tovah umetuka."

Gmar tov.

Rachel Bahar


"We had a great time in second day of Rosh Hashana as we read Apples and Honey, A Rosh Hashana Walk, Sammy Spiders First Rosh Hashana, learned about Tashlich, played Simon Says, did many different stretches and exercises and ate apples and honey to give us a sweet start to our new year.  We also had our Yom Tov meal with grape juice, bagels, and juice. 

Shana tova U'Metuka!"

-Jessica, Sonia, and Lenore


"Highlights from this past weeks Junior congregation included an inspirational davening followed by Rosh Hashana and Parsha trivia, which then led into a sensational Shofar Blowing contest where boys and girls competed to see who could blow the Shofar the loudest, longest, and who could do all the notes the best. Gavriel Karsch blew the the longest with a whopping time of 28 seconds! Other notable performers were Yael, Noam, and Ezra. Our children also had the chance to test their palates in Agudath Sholom's first ever Apple Dipping Tasting Contest! The kids had to try and differentiate between an apple dipped in Honey, Caramel, and Chocolate Fudge. This upcoming week the excitement gets even better with another fun filled and inspirational Junior Congregation planned for Yom Kippur! "

-Mark Rocklin 

For all our Youth Department info please visit..

Community Announcements

NEW! CAFÉ STAM at the JCC The Vaad Hakashrus of Fairfield County is thrilled to announce that Avi Abikzer and Genadeen Caterers opened Cafe Stam (milk/pareve). Please come visit us at CAFE STAM in the JCC for selections. Our phone number is 203-329-6626.

NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -- Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 pm until 11/22. Women seeking support while experiencing divorce meet to discuss stress with Melanie Rago in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Fee is $20/person/session. Info: Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or

"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" -- PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD. Wednesday Afternoons. New JFS program. 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. Info: Eve Moskowitz, at 203-921-4161 or 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS WEDNESDAYS-4 -5 pm. At the Atria in Stamford, 77 Third Street 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 JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Info: Eve Moskowitz at 921-4161 ext. 122 or email


BCDS FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL-FEBRUARY 11-24, 2012. Contact Bob Abrams at or 203-329-2186 ext. 1311 


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

CARMEL ACADEMY - OCTOBER 30 Meet leaders, teachers and tour our classrooms. Lower School/Grade K-3 begins at 11am with free kids activities by PJ Library of Greenwich and JCC Greenwich showing Shalom Sesame. Upper School/Grade 4-8 begins at 2pm. There will be a science demonstration, children are encouraged to attend. Info: Joanne Karow, email or 203-983-3503

WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL-NOVEMBER 2 For prospective 9th graders and transfer students on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm, at WHHS, 856 Orienta Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10538. Light dinner served. RSVP: or 914.698.0806 ext.308.

BI -CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL- NOVEMBER 6 Early Childhood and Grades 1 - 8. Be part of our Family and Join our Success! Sunday, November 6. 10:00 a.m. Babysitting Available R.S.V.P. - For more information, please call Bob Abrams at 203-329-2186 ext. 1311


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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