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Friday, January 6, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200  www.cas-stamford.org

January 7, 2012
Vayechi

12 Tevet 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Song of Songs

Candles

4:10pm

4:22pm

Mincha

4:27pm

Saturday

Hashkama

8:00am

Main Sanctuary

8:45am

Teen Minyan

9:30am

Future Tots 

Parent Led

 (Bridal Room)

10:30am

Tot Shabbat
(Library)

10:30am

Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 

10:30am

Jr. Congregation (Chapel)

10:30am

Jr. Teen Chat (Social Hall) 

 

10:30am

Mincha

4:05pm

Daf Yomi

4:25pm

Shabbat Ends

5:22pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages



Shabbat Shalom 

Welcome Rabbi Noah & Sarah Cheses

Thanks to Professors Paul Franks & Hindy Najman.



Yakar Shabbat Weekend Event Schedule

with Rabbi Noah Cheses, Sarah Cheses, Prof. Paul Franks, and Prof. Hindy Najman

 

Friday Night , January 6

Carlebach Style Davening , 4:27 PM in the Chapel

 

Please join us for a special Breakfast Kiddush at 10:00 am

(combined for both minyans)

Followed by Learning Sessions at 10:30 am:

Franz Rosenzweig and the Renewal of Judaism: Lessons for Today from Weimar Germany

-Professor Paul Franks

When Did Prophecy End? From Galut (Exile) to Hitgalut (Revelation)- Professor Hindy Najman

Recasting the Religious Zionist Agenda in 2012-

Rabbi Noah Cheses

The Meaning and Mystery of the Mikvah-Sarah Cheses

 


 Classes this week

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Tuesday: Power of the Prophets                     8:15 - 9:00 am

Tuesday: Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms 12:00-12:45 pm

Wednesday  January 18 at the JCC Sushi for the Soul         12:00-12:30 pm

 

Rabbi David Walk

Sunday Bible from the Beginning                          9:15 am

Tuesday Messiah in the Middle Ages                   7:30 pm

Thursday Talmud Class                                         7:30 pm

 


 

Join us Wednesday

January 11 at 7:30 pm for Information Session about the "ins and outs"of
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Planning
Click here to sign up 

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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

Torah Readers 

 Simcha Rubin, Ethan Green, Dr. Jay Jubas

Usher

Elishva Kilner

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

the Shul

Seudat Shlishit

the Shul

 

 

Condolences to...
  •  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 rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org.
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday

7:45 am

Mon-Friday

7:00 am

Shacharit

Sunday

7:15/8:30 am

Mon - Friday

6:30/7:30 am

Mincha

Sun-Thursday

4:35pm

Candles Friday

4:30 pm


CAS Upcoming Events

Parents of Upcoming Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

Join us for two important sessions

Info Session:  Jan 11, 7:30 pm

Click to sign up for the info session 

Shabbat Dinner:  Feburary 3, 4:55 pm

Click to sign up for the Special Shabbat Dinner

Parents of children up to age 6...join us for.. 

Shema Under The Stars

January 14, 6pm

 Snacks, art project & Kumsitz with Bobby Doowah!

Click here to sign up 

 

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 rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org. Open to 10th-12th graders from CAS. Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman.

CAS Adult Education

Our Adult Education Classes are underway!

See the complete schedule, by topic or day!

click - learn.cas-stamford.org

  

Join Congregation Agudath Sholom  for our

WOMAN'S SCHOLAR SERIES WITH MIRIAM KRUPKA

 February-March

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 

YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR EVENTS

YOU CAN SEE THE YOUTH CALENDAR

Check it out!

click - youth.cas-stamford.org

 

ANNOUNCING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHALOM YOUTH DEPARTMENT

SHABBATON! January 20-21

To Sign up and for more information on Shabbaton Click here! 

  

THIS SHABBAT Jr Cong d'vrei Torah readers: Avi Gordon & Rena Marlowe.

 

BRAND NEW YOUTH LOGO: Thank you to: Jodi Hadge,  Marguerite, Remy and Tani Neuhaus and Matt Jelen,for their tireless efforts on this beautiful logo (at the top of this page)! 

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW TEEN MINYAN SIGN UP PAGE @youth.cas-stamford.org/teenminyan

 

Coming Soon....

  • January 8, 2012  Clubs Begin
  • January 14, 2012  Teen Minyan / Shema Under the Stars  Click to sign up
  • January 20-21, 2012  Junior Congregation Shabbaton Click to sign up
  • Jan 28 - Jr. Teens Glow in the Dark Bowling night out at @ Rip Van Winkle Bowling Lanes!
  • Feb 2-5 - Sr. Teens -  NER NCSY Winter Regional Shabbaton!!!!  Registration is now open!  Sign up ASAP to get the early bird special price of only $199!  More info on our website or at myncsy.com!
  • Feb 3 - Bnai Mitzvah Family Shabbat Dinner at CAS Click to sign up
  • February 11, 2012  NJ Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs Game (grades 4 and up) ...limited seats available ... first come, first served. Click to sign up

 

Reserve the Date:

May 18-19, 2012: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN  "THE JEWISH JORDAN" ... more info to come.

 

 

Upcoming Teen Minyan Dates:

 Jan 14, Feb 11

Please sign up to lain or sponsor kiddushim online at Click here to sign up to participate or sponsor teen minyan!

 

Shabbat Shalom!

 

Rabbi Jeiger

 

For all our Youth Department info please visit..  

 

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 rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org 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 rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org. 
THE SISTERHOOD  is looking for someone to donate a working  laptop.  Please contact Dierdre in the office 
CAS Sisterhood News 

 Sisterhood Book Club

We are excited to announce 2 new books for reading with  our Book Club 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 
dndcohen@sbcglobal.net
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! 

Stamford Mikvah

 

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:

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!

Community Announcements

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 CafĂ© Stam at Taste and Torah. Open to the entire community. Fee $8/class (includes dinner). RSVP to Leah Schechter at lschechter@ctjfs.org or Elisse Passy at elise@ujf.org.

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 mrago24@gmail.com 

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 or mrago24@gmail.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 emoskowitz@ctjfs.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 mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

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: dalexander@ujf.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 elise@ujf.org

 

Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323

website: www.cas-stamford.org 


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