Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200

February 4, 2012
Shabbat Shira

11 Sh'vat 5772

Shabbat Schedule


Song of Songs









Coffee & Comentary


Main Sanctuary



Future Tots 

Parent Led

 (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom) 





Daf Yomi


Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom 

  Wishing our 8th grade CAS BCDS students a safe trip to Israel! 


Jocelyn Abrams, Aviva Attar, Alexandra Cahr, Elisheva Cohen, Jacob Cohen, Elyse Goldblum, Carly Jankelovits, 

Matthew Jelen, Chase KirshnerEliana Koehler, 

Hannah Kriftcher, Jonah Listokin, Neal Mintz, Matan Neuhaus, Remy Neuhaus, Daniel Podelko,  Alexander Seligson, Morgan Sharinn, Charles Thau, Nicole Wohlberg



Rabbi David Walk, Rabbi Shakked Parhi, Rabbi David Israel, Sima Brozo, Inbal Fuchs,Hila Leiman


Learn about AIPAC Policy Conference on 

Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 PM at CAS with 

Yehuda Gross & Elana Lichtenstein

Yudi Gross is AIPAC's Northeast Regional Synagogue Initiative Director & Elana Lichtenstein is the Area Director of Connecticut




 February 11th at 4 PM ,Next Shabbat Afternoon

Professor James Kugel

Title: What the Dead Sea Scrolls Can Tell Us About the Torah

The Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in the 1940s, contain the oldest Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible that we have--by quite a few centuries! Less well known is the fact that they also contain a good bit of biblical commentary, ancient reflections on the Torah as it was understood by a somewhat quirky group of Jews in the second and first centuries B.C.E. 


Classes @ CAS

Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Parsha class will resume this week February 7, 2012 and his Prophets class will resume next week February 14, 2012


Rabbi David Walk's Classes are cancelled this week and will resume the 2nd week of March. 


 Tu'BShvat is this Wednesday, Feburay 7, 2012 

Join Rabbi Daniel Cohen for a special Tu B'Shvat edition of 40 Days to a Better You at:



  Winter CAS Events:

Info & sign up @

  • 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"
  •  Zayin Adar Chevra Kadisha Dinner, Thursday March 1- at  6pm.  Special guest speaker: Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive Director of The Orthodox Union.  For information or reservations, contact Phyllis Shapiro at or (203) 327-6711.  
  • Shabbat Across America,  A Shabbat of Learning with Elana Stein Hain at CAS: share your Shabbat experience with tens of thousands of Jews across North America.  Dinner, catered by Kosh, 6:30 PM  Please RSVP by February 24th.  Adults: $25  Children Under 10: $18  click here to sign up!
  • Purim is Around the Corner, Wednesday & Thursday March 7 - 8: Purim night, performance by Shlock Rock! Fun for all!  Check out Shlock Rock Performance! Click Here to View! 



Rabbi Cohen's Reccomended Websites of Interest for Learning

Stay tuned for more suggestions! 


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Rabbi David Walk

Torah Readers

Michael Berg, Ethan Green, Judd Love


Elisheva Kilner

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The Drummer



Matt Greenberg

Seudat Shlishit


Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush

Michael & Debbie Berg in honor of Mike's 4th Bar Mitzvah

Sanctuary Kiddush

in honor of CAS Student leaving for Israel

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen in memory of Sandra Cohen - Siyum on Tractate Bechorot

Mazal Tov ...
  • To Barbara & David Messer on Naomi's Bat Mitzvah in New York this weekend
Condolences to...
  • Diane Sloyer on the passing of her father David Heller
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am



7:15/8:30 am






Candles Friday

5:04 pm

Tu'B Shvat



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, 5pm

Honorary Chairs Gayle & Howard Rothman 

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 & Shery 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



Our annual national celebration of Shabbat. 
A Shabbat of Learning at CAS: share your Shabbat experience with tens of thousands of Jews across North America
March 2-3
guest speaker
Elana Stein Hain
5:35 pm, Friday - Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat
6:30 pm - Dinner - catering by KOSH


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  for hotel locations and more information.  Interested in joining? contact Rabbi Cohen at, Yudi Gross, Synagogue Coordinator at or Cindy Flynn, 203-358-2200.  


CAS Adult Education

Our Adult Education Classes are underway!

See the complete schedule, by topic or day!

click -


Join Congregation Agudath Sholom  for our



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



Jr. Cong. Torah reader - Avi Gordon and D'var Torah by Julianne Katz, Emily Seligson and Shira Haron.

Thank you to the Dayan Family for donating  four wooden "shabbat in a bag" sets for the Tot Shabbat program!


ACTION PACKED WEEK - our teens are out at the NCSY Winter Regional with Josh, our B'nai Mitzvah are joining together for a special family Shabbat dinner at the shul and this week is DOUBLE NIKUDOT WEEK along with our NIKUDOT SALE... don't forget your tickets!!!  Thank you to the Bahar Family for donating some needed items to Tot Shabbat!   Clubs continue on Sunday morning at 9:30.


Coming Soon...

  • Next Teen Minyan Date: Feb 11
  • February 11, 2012  NJ Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs Game (grades 3 and up)- some spots still available.. tickets sold first come, first served.
  • March 7 - Purim Kids Style with Shlock Rock!!
  • March 8 - Community Purim Seudah
  • Reserve the Date:


Click here to sign up for all Youth Events!

or click a link below

  • Feb 3 - Bnai Mitzvah Family Shabbat Dinner at CAS
  • Feb 2-5 - Sr. Teens - NER NCSY Winter Regional Shabbaton!!!!
  • February 11  NJ Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs Game (grades 4 and up) - Limited tickets available... get yours today before we run out!
  • 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    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


Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Jeiger 
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 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.

JUST GET SWABBED Sunday, February 5 from 10am - 2pm Join Justin Wexler in his Bar Mitzvah project to organize a bone manor donor drive to find matches for cancer patients.  Become a Lifesaver!  Join the drive at the Stamford JCC.  Check it out at  or donate code JWC 001.  Help out with this life-saving project! To read about Justin's Project click this link: Stamford Advocate


We welcome new members, meet and plan new programs over bagel, lox/hero breakfast ($1).This weeks speaker, William Tong, State rep for Stamford will discuss mortgage programs and benefits for residents.  MC Passover/Mitzvah Fair on March 25 Sunday 10-2 will feature art, gifts Judaica, food, fun and free wine tasting.

JOIN THE TRIP TO THE YESHIVA UNIVERSITY SEFORIM SALE SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 11, 7:30 pm.  The largest annual Jewish book sale in America. Caravans leave CAS at 7:30 PM. Light dinner, visit from Rosh Yeshivah, and shopping. We plan return by 11 PM. Info, if you can drive or need a ride, sign up at 

ANNOUNCING THE CAS PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING GROUP -members helping members. Help us mine the rich intellectual resources of our CAS community to help members build their professional networks, negotiate career transition and grow their businesses. First meeting on Sunday, February 12 10am  at CAS. Info: Howard Rimerman

NEW AND POTENTIAL MEMBER BRUNCH, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 11 am at the home of Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen.  Get to know our CAS family and learn more about ways to get engaged with our growing and dynamic community! Info: Ethan Green, CAS Membership Chair ( or Rabbi Cohen ( To sign up click here.

MALT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 9 am  Get ready for the next Men's Adult Learning Trip to Jerusalem - November 25-December 2.  Learn more about this wonderful opportunity on Sunday morning, Info: Tzvi Bernstein ( or Rabbi Cohen (

NJOP DINNER FEBRUARY 13 honoring Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen and Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman.  Click here to sign up! .  If you would like to attend, please contact Rabbi Cohen

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!


Appointments at the women's mikvah can be scheduled by contacting  Shery at or 203-964-1928, at least 24 hours in advance. 



Community Announcements

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:

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 or Elisse Passy at

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

"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

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:  To find out how to participate - Elise Passy at

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 or visit the Kulanu website

ADL EVENT Monday, February 6, 7:30 pm Award-winning Spanish-Portuguese journalist and Middle East correspondent Henrique Cymerman to address Israel at the Crossroads of a New Middle East at the Stamford JCC. Admission is free but RSVP is required to Linda Cardillo at or (203) 288-6500, ext. 302. 

JCC POLAND & ISRAEL TRIP INFO MEETING, SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 7PM Unique and meaningful trip for adults to Poland and Israel. Info session Sunday, 2/12 at 7 pm or Tuesday, 2/28 at 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Stamford. Info: Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or

YU is proud to offer you a torah alternative to watch during halftime. The YU Torah Halftime Show is a seriesof three 8 minute presentations on "Torah and Sports" Visit to learn more.


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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