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Friday, January 13, 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 13, 2012
Shemot

19 Tevet 5772

Shabbat Schedule

Friday

Song of Songs

Candles

4:25pm

4:30pm

Mincha

4:35pm

Saturday

Hashkama

8:00am

Coffee & Comentary

Main Sanctuary

8:45am

9:00am

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

4:20pm

Daf Yomi

4:30pm

Shabbat Ends

5:30pm

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Shabbat Shalom 

 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         12:00-12:45 pm

Friday: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste                8:15-8:45 am

  

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


 

Introducing: Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours

From what I'm told (this could be apocryphal), rabbis used to spend most of their time in their offices or synagogue libraries; you always knew where to find them.    Nowadays, we rabbis start our day armed with blackberries or I -phones, and more often than not we are journeying back and forth many times a day from our office to meetings off-site.  We can make phone calls from our Bluetooth devices in our cars.  We can answer emails while waiting for the elevator.  A rabbi's office is still the base of operations, but many times we're out on a mission rather than back on base.

 

With this in mind, I'm pleased to introduce a reliable way for members of our shul to touch base with me in person during all of our busy work weeks:

 

Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours

Mondays 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - @ Congregation Agudath Sholom

Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 12 PM- @ Congregation Agudath Sholom

Thursdays 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - @ Starbucks - 1079 High Ridge Road

 

If you want to check in before dropping by, feel free to call the office (203-358-2200) or my cell phone (203-252-8252), or email rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org


 

Winter CAS Events:

Info & sign up @ www.cas-stamford.org

  • SHABBAT January 21 Cholent Challenge-hosted by Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi David Walk & the Men's Club
  • Seudah Shlishit, Jan. 21st - Guest Speaker Dr. Scott Goldberg
  • SHABBAT - February 11 4 PM What the Dead Sea Scrolls Can Tell Us About the Torah, Professor James Kugel
  •  SHABBAT, February 18 - Rabbi Paysach Krohn, "Tefila: Making the Connection" 
    Seudat shlishi talk (between mincha and maariv at approximately 5PM) - "The I Generation (iPod, iPhone, and iPad): From Self-Involvement to Self-Improvement
    "
  • Chevra Kadisha Dinner-March with Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Director of the Orthodox Union

Purim is Around the Corner!

Save The Date! Thursday March 8th : for a Communal Purim Seudah with Agudath Sholom and Young Israel at the JCC - Fun for all!  Stay Tuned for a Wed eve Purim night suprise!


 

Rabbi Cohen's Reccomended Websites of Interest for Learning

Stay tuned for more suggestions! 

 

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers 

 Daniel Kraus, Dr. Jay Jubas 

Usher

Roz Sherman

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Coming from Behind

Shachrit/Musaf

Sandy Shapiro 

Seudat Shlishit

In honor of Sarah Smart Bat Mitzvah

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush

Joe Koenigsberger in memory of his mother Regina yahrtzeit.

Sanctuary Kiddush

Lillian and Sandy Shapiro commemorating the upcoming Yahrzeit of Sandy's father, Howard Shapiro

Seudat Shlishit

James & Michal Smart in honor their daughter Sarah Bat Mitzvah

Teen Kiddush

 

 By the Berk & Frenkel families in honor of Abby, Jared & Andrew's Birthdays

 

Mazal Tov to...
  • Joyce & Barry Chavkin, Anat & Marc Chavkin on the birth of a grandson & nephew, born to Dovid & Chana Rivka on January 7
  • James and Michal Smart on their daughter Sarah's Bat Mitzvah
  • Drs. Leon & Kayla Hanna on their son Daniel's Bar Mitzvah
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

4:40pm

Candles Friday

4:38 pm


CAS Annual Dinner

A Constellation of Inspiration  

Celebrating the Reflection of Lights in our Community 
Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Dinner  
Sunday, March 18 - 24 Adar Dinner

 Chairs Elissa Klapper Aviva Maller 

Celebrate our Stars 

Bonding Mitchell Bell & Glenn Karow
Building Len Mark & Ron Avidan 
Enhancing Sylvia Plotkin & Julie Morgulis 
Enriching Gary Stone & Roz Mangot 
Leading & Learning Al Wolfsohn & Royce Wolfsohn 
Nurturing Diane Sloyer & Rebecca Sigman 
Praising Sandy Weiner & Elliot Neumann 
Renewing Yospa Lieberman & Sherry Hertzberg 
Singing Daniel Kraus & Ziv Kraus 
Uplifting Gloria Green & Phyllis Shapiro 
Welcoming Sharon Wohlberg & Simeon Wohlberg 

 

Click here to learn more & sign up 

 

CAS Upcoming Events

B'nai Mitzvah Shabbat Dinner:  Feburary 3

For families with 2012 Bar and Bat Mitzvahs!

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. 

 

CAS has reserved a limited amount of spots at a reduced rate of $299to the Policy Conference.  Delegates are responsible for flights and hotel arrangements, please go to policyconference@aipac.org  for hotel locations and more information.  Interested in joining? contact Rabbi Cohen at rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org , Yudi Gross, Synagogue Coordinator at ygross@aipac.org or Cindy Flynn, 203-358-2200.  

 

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 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
Sunday, January 22 to 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

Join us for a five class series on the five Megillot.  Each class will analyze one Megillah's religious themes, literary structures, philosophical elements and methodologies, as well as an overview and comparison of the books as a whole.  Ms. Miriam Krupka has taught Tanakh/Biblical Studies for six years at the Ramaz Upper School.  

Women and men are welcome to attend

 

Dates: February 22 and 29, and on March 14, 21 and 28 at 8 P.M. 

The charge for the five part series is $50 per person and $75 per couple.

 

Click to learn more and sign up 

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! 

 

CAS YOUTH DEPT. NEWS

Thank you to the Baer/Hadge family for donating this week's Jr. Cong. Kiddush in honor of Alexandra and Danielle giving a D'Var torah for the first time.  Thank you to the Berk and Frenkel families for sponsoring this week's Teen Minyan kiddush in honor of Jared and Andrew's  Bar Mitzvah Anniversary and Abby's Birthday!!

Thank you to the Sigmans for sponsoring Mini Minyan Kiddush in celebration of Nate and Isabel's 6th birthday

 

This week's Jr. Cong. Torah Reader is Max Dayan and Devrei Torah by Rebecca Dayan and Alexandra and Danielle Hadge!!

Saturday night - Shema Under the Stars... kids 6 and under, come in your PJS for an awesome night capped off by a Bobbie Doowah concert!

Sunday morning - clubs continue... 

 

CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR AMAZING EVENTS- COMING SOON....    

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 

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,  Click here to sign up! .  If you would like to attend, please contact Rabbi Cohen rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org.

 
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

Click here for info and to sign up! 


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.

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

NEW, Sundays 5-6 PM at the JCC Stamford Young Ambassadors to Israel with Danielle and Guests. This class will prepare YOU to become Israel advocates and to activate the Jewish community in response to the growing anti-Israel discourse. The class enables you to understand the complexities of the Arab-Israel conflict through critical thinking, historical accuracy, moral decision-making, and activism.  For more information about Kulanu contact, Danielle Alexander, at 203-321-1373 x 104 or danielle@ujf.org or visit the Kulanu website www.kulanustamford.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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