Women's Tefillah - service this Shabbat morning, at 9:45 Led by women, for women, this service is always particularly meaningful and enjoyable.We invite daughters & mothers to be a part of it for an aliyah, leading a prayer, or simply as a member of our intimate congregation.
Kiddush Conversation Table - with Norine Krasnagor, Topic: Israel Advocacy Project - Standing with Israel
Cholent Challenge - Hosted by, Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Walk and the Men's Club, in the Social Hall. Come join the fun!
SHABBAT - February 11 4 PM What the Dead Sea Scrolls Can Tell Us About the Torah, Professor James Kugel from Harvard University
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 1, 6 pm Shabbat Special guest speaker: Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Director of the Orthodox Union. Look for invitations in your mailbox soon. For more information, please contact Phyllis Shapiro at email@example.com
Shabbat Across America, March 2, Friday night, Elana Stein Hain, dinner catering by KOSH.
Purim is Around the Corner!
Wednesday & Thursday March 7 - 8th: Purim night, performance by Shlock Rock! Communal Purim Seudah with Agudath Sholom and Young Israel at the JCC - Fun for all!
Howard Fogel, Ethan Green, Jared & Andrew Frenkel, Benjamin White
Rabbi David Walk
Getting to Know You
Matt Shochet -The Mitzvah of Mezuzah
Dr. Scott Goldberg
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Rabbi Chezy Deren in honor of CAS Youth Programs and their wonderful staff
Phyllis and Martin Shapiro and family commemorating the 25th Yahrtzeit of Phyllis' mother Sylvia Schorr, who loved to cook, and in honor of Martin's birthday by Phyllis, Ari, Donny, Rony, Oren, and families
Mazal Tov to...
Bob & Hillary Zitter, Nate & Julia on the birth of a granddaughter & new sister, born to Adam Zitter and Dr. Elana Koss.
Flossy & Sam Fischel, Penny & Stephen Block on being honored at the Westchester Hebrew High School 40th Anniversary Celebration
6:20 & 7:30 am
CAS Annual Dinner
A Constellation of Inspiration
Celebrating the Reflection of Lights in our Community
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 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.
Pre-AIPAC Policy Conference gathering on
Wed eve, Feb. 8 at 7:30 PM at CAS with Yehuda Gross
Yudi Gross is AIPAC's Northeast Regional Synagogue Initiative Director. In this role, Yudi works with synagogues throughout the Northeast providing them with the tools and resources needed to promote a deeper understanding of the U.S. -Israel relationship
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.
NEW! Age Specific Topic to Discuss at your Shabbat Table:
1) Why didn't Moshe bring about the first three plagues?
2) What was special about the plaque of Hail plaque?
3) Whats a good trick to remember how many plaques are in this week's Parsha? *(Double nekudot question!!)
4) How many Makot are in this week's Parsha?
5) Who caused the first three plaques to begin?
Come and get 2 nekudot (or 4 for the bonus question) from me this week, if you can tell me about your family discussion of any of these questions.
THANK YOUS FOR THIS WEEK
Thank you to the Dayan and Freedberg families for sponsoring last Saturday night's Shema Under the Stars, what an awesome event!!
Upcoming Teen Minyan date - Feb. 11th, visit the website for a full listing for the rest of the year and to sign up for laining or sponsoring a Kiddush. Join us for Teen Breakfast and Round Table Chat at 9:15, followed by Teen Minyan starting at 9:45 with Barchu!
CALLING ALL WRITERS! Are you interested in writing for our new CAS Teens Newsletter?? If so, please contact Josh at JYoshiMunk@gmail.com and outline what you'd like to write about! The deadline to get involved and propose an article, trivia game, d'var Torah, or whatever other idea you have is Friday, January 20! Our first publication with IY"H come out in the weeks before Purim!
March 7 Purim - Kids Style more info coming soon...
March 8 Purim Community Seudah-more info coming soon...
Reserve the Date:
May 18-19: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN "THE JEWISH JORDAN" ... more info to follow
Check back often..and see our new testimonials section on our website youth.cas-stamford.org If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" in their honor, please email me at email@example.com
CAS Youth Department
WELCOME TO ALL OF THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE JOINED OUR FIRST EVER JR. CONG. SHABBATON!!!
Davening please drop off your child at 4:45 in the Chapel
Dvar torah in chapel by girls
Ten plagues Charades, Board Games 7:00
Gaga Competition 7:30
Pick up is at 8 pm
We start with breakfast at 8:30 am in the Social Hall
Davening (boys lead, girls d'vrei torah)
Name that Prop, boys vs. girls
World Wide Trivia, jeopardy style 1:30
Scavenger Hunt 2:30
Steal the Salami 3:30
Many other fun activities, too many to list...
Pick up is at Mincha at 4:30 pm...should the weather be bad please feel free to leave your children in shul until the end of Shabbat.
Shabbaton D'vrei Torah/ Tefillah Leaders:
Friday night: Naomi Listokin
Friday night at dinner: Atara Ivri
Shabbat morning before laining: Maya Jubas, Rebecca Dayan, Rina Marlowe
Shabbat morning before anim zemiros: Leeba Zucker
Shabbat morning at lunch: Emily Seligson
Boys leading davening:
Brachot: Josh Wohlberg
Rebbi Yishmael Omer: Noah Reicin
Mizmor Shir Chanukat habayit: Andrew Reicin
Baruch Sheamar: Jacob Sigman
Hodu L'Hashem: Alexander Bein
Mizmor Shir l'yom hashabbat: PJ Jelen
Ashrei: Gilad Karsch, Avi Gordon
Halilukahs: Max Dayan
Az Yashir: Dean Bilenker
Ha'el Bizazumot: Gavriel Karsch
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.
TRIP TO YESHIVA UNIVERSITY, SEFORIM SALE, Saturday night,February 11, more information to come!
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:
Appointments at the women's mikvah can be scheduled by contacting Shery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-964-1928, at least 24 hours in advance.
FORTIES, FIFTIES & FOOTBALL-Sunday, February 5, 4-6 pm. Jewish singles will gather for a Super Bowl tailgate party at Butterfield 8 Lounge in Stamford. The gathering will include hors d'oeuvres, appetizer buffet and kosher appetizers upon request. The event will be subsidized - cost $18 per person if purchased before Friday, February 3. $25 per person at the door. Contact Leah Schechter, JFS Singles Outreach Coordinator at LSchechter@ctjfs.orgor 203-921-4161or info: www.ctjewishsingles.com
JEWISH TWENTIES AND THIRTIES (JTT) - Thursdays beginning January 12, 6- 6:50 pm at Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. 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. Stamford Bureau of Jewish Education program funded and in collaboration with Jewish Twenties and Thirties (JTT), a JFS program. Open to the entire community. $8/class, includes dinner from Café Stam. RSVP to Leah Schechter at email@example.com. or Elisse Passy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP- beginning January 2012. Topics: transitioning back into civilian life, re-building relationships and overcoming post traumatic stress disorder. Info: contact Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or email@example.com
"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" -- PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD. Wednesday Afternoons. Services include psychiatric evaluation and review, family assessment, support, and medication management. Treatment 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 . 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or visit the Kulanu website www.kulanustamford.org