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 Beginning9:15 am
Tuesday Messiah in the Middle Ages7:30 pm
Thursday Talmud Class7:30 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:
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
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 email@example.com. Open to 10th-12th graders from CAS. Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman.
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.
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....
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Kulanu website www.kulanustamford.org