Welcome Rabbi Albert Gabbai & his fiancé Chana Lane
to lead our Sephardic Celebration Weekend
Welcome the members of Yismichu Jeremy Wernick, Eitan Ross, Jordan Barth, Aaron Barth, Alisa Schnitzer, Yael Herskovits, Miriam Khukhashvili, &Margalit Salig Welcome new CAS members, Gregory & Jennifer Fuchs and their children - Noah, Benji, Justin, Travis NEW! Israel Advocacy Project- Kiddush Conversation Table following Shabbat morning services. Please visit the table, hosted by Norine Krasnagor, the IAP chairperson, to learn more about Israel advocacy following the Sanctuary Services Welcome all our New Members this Shabbat!
Join us for our event-packed December:
SUNDAY December 18, 4 pm-Reception, Book Signing, & Dinner with Senator Joseph Lieberman
THURSDAY December 22, 2 pm -Musical Chanukah Senior Tea
SUNDAY December 25, 4:30 pm-CAS Youth Family Chanukah Party
Rabbi Daniel Cohen - Wednesday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Sushi for the Soul: Torah Insights. Cafe Stam at the Stamford JCC December 14. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi David Walk Class on Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.- Messiah & Maimonides.
Don't miss it! Lunch 'n' Learn Series
Study Jewish Ethics & Leadership
With the "3 Rabbis Panel:"
Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi Andrew Sklarz, and
Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz
Each class held on Tuesday from noon-1:30 pm.
(replaces Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class)
December 13: Temple Sholom, Greenwich
January 24: Greenwich Reform Synagogue
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Simcha Rubin, Naftali Rosenberg
Rabbi Albert Gabbai
The Rape of Dena: A Sephardic Interpretation
Coffee & Commentary
Seudat Shlishit - Rabbi Albert Gabbai
When Worlds Collide: How Spanish Portuguese Jews Adapted Their Heritage to American Life
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Chapel Kiddush by
Albert & Ana Lilienfeld
Sanctuary Kiddush by
Genadeen Caterers in honor of Rabbi Albert Gabbai joining us for our Sephardic Weekend Celebration
Seudat Shlishit by
Mazal Tov to...
Fran Schaff and her son Ethan who are traveling to Jerusalem for the ceremony at Yad Vashem, awarding the title of Righteous Among the Nations to Wojciech Woloszczuk for help rendered to Jews during the Holocaust at risk of his life. Mr. Woloszczuk hid Fran from the Nazis during the war
CAS Upcoming Events
Senator JOSEPH LIEBERMAN on
The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath
Book Signing, Reception, Dinner on December 18 - 4pm
Rabbi Walk's Tuesday topic this week: What did the Sages say about Mashiach?
Rabbi Daniel Cohen Classes on Tuesdays
Power of Prophets 8:15-9:00 am - Light breakfast served.
THIS WEEKEND Sephardic Weekend Celebration Shabbat Weekend - December 9-10
Featuring Rabbi Albert Gabbai, the leader of Congregation Mikveh Israel, the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue in Philadelphia, the second oldest synagogue in the country, founded 1740. Rabbi Gabbai was born in Egypt of Sephardi Ancestry and travels and lectures throughout the word. Explore the rich heritage of Sephardic tradition and the interface with American society.
Friday Night Sumptuous Sephardic Dinner - Dinner is closed. After dinner, Rabbi Gabbai will address: Unusual and Interesting Sephardic Customs" Around Jewish Lifecycle Events. Children's Programming during the lecture.
Shabbat morning sermon: The Rape of Dena: A Sephardic Interpretation (Services begin at 9:00 AM)
Seudah Shlishit: When Worlds Collide: How Spanish Portuguese Jews Adapted Their Heritage to American Life (4:30 PM)
CAS Youth Department
DIDN'T GET THE SPECIAL YD EMAIL? YOU CAN READ THE FULL YOUTH BLAST
The Yismichu program was created by students of Yeshiva University to enhance the Shabbat experience of local communities. It sends enthusiastic college students to share Torah and spirit, as well as to develop lasting relationships between students and members of the community.
Dec 25 - JR./ SR. TEENS - Xtreme Arcade Trip- Meet up at New Roc City at 1PM for an afternoon of lazer tag, go karts, and tons of arcade fun! Price of $35 includes lazer tag, go karts, and a $20 arcade card! Pick up at New Roc at 5PM.
Dec 27-Jan 1 NCSY International Yarchei Kallah Shabbaton
January 14 - SHEMA UNDER THE STARS January 20-21 - Junior Congregation Mini-Shabbaton click here to sign up
HOLD THE DATE: Shabbat May 19-20: Youth Scholar in Residence Tamir Goodman - "Jewish Jordan".... info to follow
In an effort to continue providing outstanding programs for the Youth Department at Agudath Sholom, we are embarking on a Sunday morning "clubs" program. Please help us tailor this program to your needs! There is a very short 4 question survey that will help us plan for these clubs at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5CTWSBX. Please fill out the survey, even if you are not interested in these clubs. Thanks for your time; looking forward to seeing you at our Family Chanukah Party sign up at www.cas-stamford.org.
CAS DECORUM The policy for our kids is easy - "In shul or in groups." Please help us maintain decorum. Make sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in our Youth Groups. Make sure that your child enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CAS ANNUAL DINNER March 18
Calling all Pre-Teen, Teens and even a few adults. Join the Rabbi's Clean Dream Team to enhance the decorum and dignity of our shul on Shabbat morning - For more info or to sign up, email Rabbi Cohen at email@example.com.
KEEP IN TOUCH Rabbi Cohen would like to keep in touch with all our students who are studying in Israel for the year. Please send your child's name, cell phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SISTERHOOD is looking for someone to donate a working laptop. Please contact Dierdre in the office
Sisterhood BookClub We are excited to announce 2 new books for reading with our BookClub in 2012
The first is : THE MAN IN THE WHITE SHARKSKIN SUIT by Lucette Lagnado
The second will be: SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman (Reading in April)
For more information contact Diane Cohen at email@example.com We will meet at Dinah Miller's home-154 Pepper Ridge #5
January 29 at 11:00 am
Free for Sisterhood Members
$10 for Non Members
$18 for Annual membership
We hope you can join in the fun!
Sisterhood Gift Shop "SYLVIA'S"
COME SEE OUR GORGEOUS NEWLY STOCKED ITEMSFOR CHANUKAH - GIFTS AND DECORATIONS
Hours for next week-Stop by!
Sunday, 12/11 Tuesday, 12/13
2 - 4 pm 1 - 3 pm
Wednesday, 12/14 Thursday 12/15
2 - 4 pm 2 - 4 pm
1 - 3 pm
JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY - THE NEXT GENERATION SPEAKS: The Jewish Historical Society and Hadassah will sponsor an author's panel discussion celebrating Jewish Book Month, Sunday December 11 2pm at the Stamford JCC. Moderated by Lynn Schwartz, writer, novelists Sonia Taitz and Ghita Schwarz will discuss their books In the King's Arms and Displaced People, the process of writing, and what it was like growing up as the children of immigrants. Light refreshments will be served. Info - 203 321 1373 x150
JFS LET'S TALK-Tuesdays from January 3 to March 27 - 1 - 2pm. Anthony Silver, a marriage and family therapist from Jewish Family Services, will facilitate a discussion group on any subject matter that may be of importance. Come and express issues and concerns in a safe and supportive environment. Co-sponsored with the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave, Westport. Info 203-921-4161 X213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -Tuesdays 7:45 -8:45 pm through January 2012. Men and 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 $5 per person per session. Info: Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or email@example.com
"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" -- PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD. Wednesday Afternoons. 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, 203-921-4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP -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. Info: Eve Moskowitz
BCDS FAMILY TRIP TO ISRAEL-FEBRUARY 11-24, 2012. E-mail Bob Abrams if you might be interested Babrams@bcds.org
HAVDALAH & HOOPS STARTS JANUARY 21 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament by the JCC & the Stamford Board of Rabbis. Saturday, January 21 - 6:30 p.m. Fathers & sons (grades 6 - 12) will split into 2 divisions if needed. Fee: $18 per participant, includes food & t-shirt. Trophies to the winners. Rosters must have 4 players, 3 players play at a time. Info: Mo Concepcion - 203.487.0971 or email@example.com.
AIPAC SPEAKER, Altered States, Understanding the Strategic Threats to Israel in the New Middle East featuring Howard Kohr, AIPAC Executive Director, December 18th
6:15 PM at the Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road, Wesport, CT. To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and more information about this event.
STAMFORD DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS program is January 10 at the Palace Theater. All monies collected will go towards Stamford's Dollars for Scholars, and provide a tax-deductible charitable contribution. To donate and for more info: Sabrina Barocas at 203-536-1492
MACS BASKETBALL GAMEAlumni Day game Yeshiva University, Sunday December 18 at the Max Stern Athletic Center. For further information visit