~~~~~~~~~~~~ The session is an orientation for parents of bar and bat mitzvahs that will take place over the next 18 months. It will cover the following:
How to plan for your upcoming Bar & Bat Mitzvah
Programs that CAS has to help you and your child prepare
Tastings from various caterers
Address any questions you might have
Please bring your bar/bat mitzvah child with you! The tastings start at 7:30 pm, the presentation at 8pm. Click here to sign up
Also, Click here to sign up for our Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dinner on February 3 for 6th grade girls and 7th grade boys.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Simcha Rubin, Ethan Green, Dr. Jay Jubas
Seudat Shlishit-Rabbi Noah Cheses
Transitioning from Genesis to Exodus: The Beginnings of Jewish Peoplehood
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Special Chapel & Sanctuary Kiddush
Bob Zitter on the passing of his mother Ina.
Mazal Tov to...
Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen and Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman who are being honored at the annual National Jewish Outreach Program Dinner on February 13th in New York. For more information, visit http://conta.cc/yIB1XI. If you would like to attend, please contact Rabbi Cohen email@example.com.
MONDAY JANUARY 23, 2012 7:30 pm-AT CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHOLOM
SPONSORED BY CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHOLOM ISRAEL ADVOCACY PROJECT STANDING WITH ISRAEL? Guest Speaker: Victor Styrsky, Pastor/Author, Christians United For Israel Eastern Regional Coordinator
TOPICS:Why do Evangelicals support the nation of Israel? What is their "real" agenda?
Bring all of your questions for Q & A session.
Please look for more information on this IAP-CAS event in the coming weeks!
Join Rabbi Daniel Cohen and the CAS Delegation at the AIPAC Policy Conference-March 4-6 in Washington D.C.
TEEN ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIPS FOR ISRAEL:
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
Be one of four teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 4-6, 2012 in Washington, DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. To be one of the four selected: Submit in a 500 word essay- "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?" If you could lobby to the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by local and national panel of AIPAC supporters. Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Friday, January 15, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to 10th-12th graders from CAS. Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman.
This year, the series will feature Ms. Miriam Krupka, who will instruct a five part class on the five Megilot, with each class focusing on one Megillah. Each class will entail an analysis of each Megillah'srespective religious themes, literary structures, philosophical elements and methodologies, as well as an overview and comparison of the books as a whole. Ms. Miriam Krupka is currently in her sixth year as a teacher in the Tanakh/Biblical Studies Department at the Ramaz Upper School.
Women and men are welcome.
Dates: February 22 and 29, and on March 14, 21 and 28 at 8:00 P.M.
The charge for the five part series is $50 per person and $75 per couple.
Sign-up and more information to come!
CAS Youth Department
DIDN'T GET THE SPECIAL YD EMAIL? YOU CAN READ THE FULL YOUTH BLAST
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SISTERHOOD is looking for someone to donate a working laptop. Please contact Dierdre in the office
CAS Sisterhood News
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!
Have you joined the Mayim League yet?
During this season of light and rededication, take a moment and support our community's Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah by joining the Mayim League 2011-12. With your dedication and support, the mikvah will be a source of renewal and rejuvenation to sustain and enrich our community.
Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:
JEWISH TWENTIES AND THIRTIES (JTT) -Thursdays beginning January 12 6:00-6:50 pm at Stamford JCC. Join local rabbis, educators and community leaders for a discussion of the weekly Torah portion and enjoy dinner from Café Stam at Taste and Torah. Open to the entire community. Fee $8/class (includes dinner). RSVP to Leah Schechter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elisse Passy at email@example.com.
VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP- beginning in January. Open to those who have served in the military. Topics to be covered: transitioning back into civilian life, re-building relationships and overcoming post traumatic stress disorder. Info: Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP - Tuesdays 7:45 -8:45 pm through January. Men and women seeking support while experiencing divorce will meet to discuss stresses in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Fee $5/person/session. Info: Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 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 provided by Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D. and qualifies for insurance reimbursement. Info: Eve Moskowitz, at 203-921-4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
CHALLENGES IN JEWISH EDUCATION PANEL featuring Nora Anderson, Dr. Scott Goldberg, Director, and Jackie Herman. Shabbat, January 20-21. Young Israel of Stamford. Oneg Shabbat program at 8:15pm on Friday night, Education in the 21st Century: Tradition, Technology and Temperament. Panel Discussion at 11am following Saturday morning services, Building Jewish Character in the Classroom and Beyond. FREE and open to the entire community.
KULANU OPEN HOUSE-Wednesday, January 18,6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai , Stamford. Kulanu means "All Together" and each week we bring Jewish teens in grades 8 through 12 all together to learn, socialize and explore, keeping them Jewishly connected throughout their high school years. Parents are invited to join us at 8 PM for Q & A. For info, visit www.Kulanustamford.org or call Danielle, 203-321-1373, x104. RSVP to Danielle: firstname.lastname@example.org
JHS OF LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY on Sunday, Jan. 15 10 am Temple Sinai, Stamford. ( Doors open at 9:30 for coffee & light refreshments) Speaker: Gary Jones, ADL CT Regional Office Director. Learn about the "controversial revisionism" that has occurred on college campuses, in the media, and at the U.N. Community invited, free. Info: Juli Harris 203 - 276- 0589.
WESTCHESTER HEBREW HS 40th ANNIVERSARY Honorees : Parents of the Year: Penny and Stephen Block, Dr. Barbara Coven, and the Fischels as Alumni Family of the Year: Flossy and Sam Fischel, Ari ('94), Leah ('97), Dr. Jason ('99). Sunday, January 22, 5 pm at Temple Beth El, Stamford. To sign up or donate ANNUALDINNER@WHHSNY.ORG 856 ORIENTA AVENUE, MAMARONECK, NY 10583 TEL: 914-698-0806
UJF BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION first annual community read/ intergenerational discussion of Holocaust-related issues leading up to Holocaust Remembrance Day. A Lucky Child, a memoir by a child Auschwitz survivor. Commmunity-wide book discussions will be held in March. Info about the book: amzn.to/communityread. To find out how to participate - Elise Passy at email@example.com