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

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin - REVISED

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

May 5, 2012

Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

13 Iyyar 5772
Omer 28

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom)


Pirkei Avot Club (Girls -Rabbi Cohen. 15 Revonah Cir.)


Pirkei Avot Club (Boys-Shul with Rabbi Walk)


Daf Yomi




Pirkei Avot Study

(Rabbi Walk 3rd Chapter Pirkei)

Shabbat Ends





CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom


"A Letter to the Editor of the Stamford Advocate"

What makes a city great?  We are all blessed to live in a wonderful town with numerous amenities. Stamford is a big city with a small town feel. Yet, sometimes we overlook the roots of our community and the "jewels" in our midst. Last week, our city lost one of our jewels. Rabbi Simcha Schustal, the head of Yeshivah Bais Binyamin on Prospect Street passed away.  The people in a community define the reputation of a city. Rabbi Schustal was one of those select individuals. His knowledge, leadership and humanity reverberated not only in Stamford but worldwide.  When traveling in Israel or other parts of our country and I mention Stamford, the first words are often "Bais Binyomin and Rav Schustal".  With the passing of Rav Schustal, our city has lost a great Torah luminary.  We wish the Bender and Schustal family comfort and may we, as a city, learn from his values and vision to recognize the spark of the Divine in every human being. 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 


Join Rabbi Cohen for a stimulating discussion

Religious Zionism Today: Challenges & Opportunities

Wednesday evening, May 16 & 23 - 6:45 - 8:00 PM

Enjoy dinner and discussion and explore the following issues: Who is making aliyah today and why? How can we commit to Zionism from afar? Explore the teachings of Rav Kook and his son Rav Tzvi Yehuda and how these leaders shaped the contours of Religious Zionism today.  Paid registration for dinner by May 5.  If not paid, you may attend the class without the dinner option. $20 for series.

To attend sign-up online at


Youth Essay Contest for Yom Yerushalayim

For 2nd to 8th graders

 Sponsored by the CAS Israel Advocacy Project and 

CAS Youth 

Three divisions-top 3 entries in each win 4 tickets to a Bridgeport Bluefish Game

Story contest for Junior (2nd-5th) & Senior (6th-8th) 

Topic: Why is Jerusalem special to you and the Jewish people or Write a story about Jerusalem (real or imagined) 

Number of words - 250 - 500

Youth Art Contest for Yom Yerushalayim (3rd - 8th grade)

Topic: Drawing/painting of Jerusalem

We will display artwork in shul and winning essays will be posted on our website! 

Deadline for all three contests

 (turn in your entry to the office):  May 15

Lag B'Omer is Wednesday evening, May 9 to Thursday May 10.

For insights on Lag BaOmer, visit  or

CAS Men's Club Presents: JOE CONNOLLY

WCBS News Radio 880 -Thursday, May 10, 7:30 pm

TOPIC: FINDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES, a light and encouraging discussion on how business imitates life! 

Q & A, refreshments follow presentation. 

NO CHARGE for this community-wide event

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Rabbi David Walk

Shacharit & Musaf 

Torah Reader

Joseph Rubin 

Joseph Rubin, Judd Love, Naftali Rosenberg, Simcha Rubin, Andrew Schultz


Elisheva Kilner

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Character Counts

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am



7:15/8:30 am


6:30/7:30 am



7:45 pm

Candles Friday

7:44 pm

Pesach Sheni-Sunday, Lag B'Omer-Thursday 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

The Rubin Family in honor of Joseph becoming a Bar Mitzvah

Chapel Kiddush 

In observance of the Yahrtzeits of Abraham Love (13 Iyar) and Rose Love ( 18 Iyar) by their sons & families.

Mazal Tov to
  • Sharon & Burton Rubin on their son Joseph becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
  •  to Dr. Leah Fischel on receiving her doctorate in psychology from Long Island University.  
Condolences to...
  • Lorraine Kweskin, Shirley Levy, & the Plotkin Family on the passing of their mother Sylvia Plotkin
  • Bill Meyers on the passing of his mother Joan Meyers
CAS Classes

Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class: will resume next week May 15

Parsha class at 12:00 pm both classes in CAS Lobby area. 

Rabbi Walk's Classes: Monday @ BCDS12:00 noon
Sunday: Bible from the Beginning 9:15 am
Tuesday: Book of Ruth
Thursday: Talmud Class7:30 pm
Straight from Israel for a pre-Shavuot class at CAS
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Tanach Instructor, Yeshivat Har Etzion


Monday night, May 21
8:15PM in the Chapel (immediately following mincha and maariv)

Join us for what promises to be a wonderful shiur from a master Tanach teacher with a very unique style
CAS Youth Department


THANK YOU to Mrs. Sharon Wohlberg, all the families that hosted Yachad participants, Rabbi Walk, Rabbi and Mrs. Parhi, Hila, Inbal, the BCDS 8th Graders and all the volunteers who helped make the Yachad Shabbaton such a memorable experience for the entire Stamford community.


This week:

Check out the new schedule at Jr. Cong. starting this week...

10:30 - Games and Fun

10:50 - Tefillah, Torah Reading and Dvar Torah

11:15 - Parsha Questions / Kiddush / Game

In Jr Cong., come hear Max Dayan read from the Torah! 

Mazal Tov to Joseph Rubin on his Bar Mitzvah!

Make sure to catch Mini Minyan leading Adon Olam!!


Coming Soon....

  •  May 19-20 - Tamir Goodman.. Youth Scholar in Residence/ Leader Appreciation/ Fundraiser Shabbat\
  •  May 26 - Double Nikudot / Nikudot Sale Week - Bring Your Nekudot!!!
  •  May 27 - Shavuot Learning Programs
  •  June 8 -  Boys afternoon Out Event- NOTE NEW DATE!!!
  •  June 23 - Youth Awards Shabbat

Meet Our Fabulous Leaders - This week's featured leaders:

Debbie Berger - Tot Shabbat

Hi, I'm Morah Debbie and I've been helping to run the Tot Shabbot class for the past year. I have watched your children grow, play, sing, and daven. What a beautiful time we have. I am a teacher at a nursery school in Greenwich during the week, working with 4-5 year olds and I teach Jewish studies at the same synagogue. If that's not enough, I also help in the family retail furniture business. Wouldn't you know...Kids furniture. I guess I just eat, breath and sleep children! It is an unbelievable rewarding experience. Thank you for sharing them with me!  To make a donation in her honor please visit


Sonia Avny - Tot Shabbat

Hi, I am Sonia Avny, known as Morah Sonia, when I first came to Stamford 30 years ago, I worked at Sarah Walkers preschool and after at Bi-cultural Day School. My present job is at Gan Yeladim as preschool teacher, where I am for many years now, I am also part of the Friendship Circle program, I teach Hebrew school at Temple Sinai and as you all know I do groups on Shabbat and holidays.  Thank you for the opportunity to teach your precious children each and every week!  To make a donation in her honor please visit



LATTE AND LEARN May 17, and 31... You know what it is by now and you know you want to come, so be there, every other Thursday 8:30-9:30pm at the High Ridge Starbucks!

TEEN MINYAN May 12 and 28, 9:30 am in the Social Hall, for Grades 7-12

NCSY SPRING RETREAT!  May 10-13, Up to the mountains we go for our annual Spring Regional Shabbaton at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires!  For grades 9-12.  SIGN UP IS OPEN!  Head to WWW.MYNCSY.COM TO SIGN UP!  For more info, contact Josh at

SHAVUOS PALOOZA 2012!!!  May 26, Torah Party rockin' in the shul ALL NIGHT!!!!


Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Jeiger 

Join us for a special Shabbat weekend Youth Fundraiser

Honor your favorite Youth Leader!

Tamir Goodman Scholar-in-Residence

 Tamir Goodman, basketball star and trailblazer, is now a captivating speaker with a powerful message for all kids and audiences of all ages.  He will spend the weekend with us as the keynote for our annual Youth Fundraiser.  

 Shabbat, May 18-19 

Special Shabbat Lunch - Cost: $25/adult, $18/child (age 3-12)

Sponsorships available!

Click here to sign up!

All proceeds go to CAS Youth Programming

One-on-ones with Tamir | Dinner with Tamir | Shabbat Lunch with Tamir

We expect a sell out!  First-come, first-served.  

Special Nets tickets package included with dinner!


Join these families who have already signed up as of Thursday!

The Bein Family The Cohen Family (Rabbi Diane)
The Cohen Family (Rachel Ephraim)
The Dayan Family
The Doft Family
The Dulitz Family
The Frenkel Family
The Green Family (Shira & Ethan)
The Haron Family (Rachel & Dan)
The Haron Family (Kamal Nancy)
The Karsch Family
The Lieberman Family
The Links Family
The Marlowe Family
The Mehl Family
The Neuhaus Family
The Passy Family
The Raymond Family
The Reicin Family
The Rosenfeld Family
The Sherman Family
The Steinmetz Family
The Thau Family
The Trabish Family
The Yaghoubian/Khaghan Family

Your name not here?  CLICK TO JOIN US!

CAS Announcements
LET US KNOW! We strive at CAS to support our members in time of need.   If you know of someone is who is ill, please reach out to Rabbi Cohen via email or phone, alerting our clergy and Chesed committee to offer comfort and assistance. Together, we can insure CAS's role as a community of caring. Thank you very much!
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.
SISTERHOOD MEETING, Save the date-May 20, in the chapel.  Details to follow!
MALT MEETING, Sunday May 13, at 9 am. Details to follow!
Stamford Mikvah


Have you joined the Mayim League yet?

Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:

Bronze $250 | Silver $500* | Gold $1,000* | Platinum $1,800*

* Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or for a designated person.


To donate, click here! 

Appointments at the women's mikvah can be scheduled by contacting  Shery at or 203-964-1928, at least 24 hours in advance. 



Sisterhood Gift Shop

Sylvia's Gift Shop Hours This Week

Tuesday - 5/8      1:30 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday - 5/9     12:30 - 2:30 pm

Thursday - 5/10     1:30 - 4:00 pm

Friday - 5/11    12:00 - 2:00 pm 



Bennett Caner Center, Hope in Motion

WalK, Run or Ride Sunday June 3,

To sign up and info-

Israel Day Parade & Run-Sunday, June 3, 2012, New York City.

 To sign up and info-

Community Announcements

THIS SHABBAT: JEWISH COMMUNITY OF BRITAIN PANEL PROGRAM, presented by Judith Jelen, Daniel Kraus, and Denise Yantin.  The panel will be moderated by Michael Feldstein. Rabbi Krimsky will offer some Torah thoughts from British Torah scholars. Shabbat, May 5th at 6 pm. Young Israel of Stamford, 69 Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.

CRASH COURSE IN BASIC JUDAISM Taught by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, Director National Jewish Outreach Program. FREE at Bi-Cultural Day School. Three Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. May 8, 15, & 22. Register at or 203-328-2186.

SPECIAL WOMEN'S SHIUR Robin Milstein invites you to a shiur at her home by Rebbetzin Holly Pavlov for women of the community. Topic: The Human Condition: Our Personal Struggles with Light and Darkness, Thursday, May 10.   Light dinner at 7pm, Shiur at 7:30pm to RSVP contact Robin Milstein at or 203-661-1796.
5K RUN OR WALK WITH MIKE. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 20. Save the Date! High Ridge Park will host a fun-filled day to raise awareness and funds for The Michael D. Rothman CIDP Research Fund at Columbia University Medical Center, established to support critical research into the tracking and treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). Info at All funds raised go directly to research at Columbia University Medical Center.
WOMEN LOOKING FOR BEREAVEMENT GROUP? Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30 am at the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Members receive support and understanding for themselves and learn to provide for others. Info: Danielle Attard or 203-395-9494

ANTI-BULLYING FOR PARENTS Monday, May 23 7 pm at the Stamford JCC. The program will focus on understanding who becomes a bully or bullied, and how to respond to the problem. Dr. Mitchell Flaum, Jewish Family Service JFLE Coordinator with the Stamford JCC will discuss: understanding different bullying types, recognizing when your child is being bullied or acting as a bully, speaking to your child about it and taking effective action, advocating for your child within the school system and raising "bullyproof," resilient children. Info: Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 or

NAVIGATING THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS & PARENTS Thursday, May 3 7:30pm at the Stamford JCC. Final of series. Led by JFS College Consultant Claire Friedlander. Attorney Lawrence Berliner will address students' basic legal and educational rights in the transition process. Info: Claire Friedlander or 203-921-4161.
JEWISH HOME SPRING LUNCH The Women's Auxiliary of The Jewish Home will host the Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique on Monday, May 7, at the Trumbull Marriott. Boutique shopping, exciting raffle and guest entertainment. Reservations from $118-$250. Info and an invitation Dayna Hayden, Coordinator, Auxiliaries and Events at the JHE Foundation, at (203)365-6409
STUDY IN JERUSALEM THIS JULY - The Gerald and Mary Swartz Introductory Summer Program invites you to experience the inspiration and excitement that studying in and touring Israel offers. Cost: $1500 covers everything including airfare, classes, trips and more. Scholarships are available for more information, find us on the web at contact: Nava Orlian, Director
JEWISH FORTIES AND FIFTIES An Evening with Tzahal Shalom Tuesday, May 1 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Meet the officers participating in the JCC Tzahal Shalom Program at Stamford's kosher restaurant, KOSH, 108 Prospect Street. Info/RSVP Leah Schechter, Singles Outreach Coordinator or call 203-921-4161.

TAG SALE, For Charity! Sunday May 13 9 am-2:00 pm 99 Silver Hill Lane in Stamford. As a part of Elizabeth Shavrick's Mitzvah project, she will be raising money for Feed America and Leket, both organizations provide food & supplies to soup kitchens and to all those in need : all over Israel.  Toys, games, books, DVD's and much more.  Rain Date TBA. 


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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