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

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

February 11, 2012

18 Sh'vat 5772

Shabbat Schedule


Song of Songs









Coffee & Comentary


Main Sanctuary


Teen Minyan 

(Social Hall)


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 


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


Annual Dinner "Breakfast" Opportunity - Sunday 

9:15 AM- 10:15 AM 

We are thrilled to announce that our Dinner Dance invitation should be back from the printer by the end of the week.  We would appreciate an hour of your time to assemble the pieces so they can go out in Monday's mail.  Please join us at the shul this Sunday from 9:15 to 10:15.  A light breakfast will be served, and kids are welcome.   Please RSVP to: Aviva, or Elissa - 



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 9:15-10:15am  at CAS. Info: Howard Rimerman


 This Saturday, at 4 PM 

Professor James Kugel

 "What the Dead Sea Scrolls Can Tell Us About the Torah"


Professor Kugel was Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature at Harvard. He is presently Director of the Institute for the History of the Jewish Bible at Bar Ilan University in Israel.  He also served as chairman of the Department of Bible. 



Classes @ CAS

Rabbi Daniel Cohen's  Prophets class 8:15 am

Parsha Class Tuesday 12:00 pm


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



  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! 




February 18, 2012: in honor of Rabbi Paysach Krohn

March 3, 2012: in honor of Shabbat Across America



Rabbi Cohen's Reccomended Websites of Interest for Learning

Stay tuned for more suggestions! 


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Rabbi Eli Bercuson

Torah Readers

Michael Berg, Eli Niedober, Simcha Rubin


Rosalyn Sherman

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The Latecomer's Guide to Shul


Elliott  Neumann 

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi Eli Bercuson 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

by the CAS Executive Committee in honor of Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen and Senator Joseph & Hadassah Lieberman on being honored at the NJOP dinner and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel & Sanctuary Kiddush

by the Chevra Kadisha of Stamford which will be hosting it's annual dinner on March 1, 2012 to recognize and honor its many volunteers 

Seudat Shlishit

the Shul 

Mazal Tov ...
  • Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen and Senator Joseph & Hadassah Lieberman on being honored at the NJOP Dinner.
  • Recipients of the Teen Fellowship to AIPAC, Stanley Block, Michal Cohen, Tamar Cohen, Adina Israel, and Zachary Wohlberg.     
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am



7:15/8:30 am






Candles Friday

5:12 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, 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.  



Young Israel & Congregation Agudath Sholom are excited to jointly host a




 Thursday, March 8 4:30 - 7:30pm | STAMFORD PLAZA HOTEL

 2701 Summer Street

 with live music, dancing and a gourmet dinner fit for a king and queen AND ELMO is BACK in TOWN For a Purim Procession with all the KIDS!

($180 sponsorship gets you a private photo op with Elmo)



Check out the EARLY BIRD special pricing!


Click here for info and to sign up! 

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 - Daniel Janush and D'var Torah by Naomi Listokin and Shalhevet Cohen.

Jr. Cong Kiddush sponsored by the Janush Family: Thank you to Rabbi Jeiger and his crew for instilling in our children the love of tefillah while socializing with their friends!

Saturday night - Nets game!! Looking forward to an awesome game with all of you!!


Clubs continue on Sunday morning at 9:30.

Coming Soon...

  • Next Teen Minyan Date: March 10
  • February 11, 2012 (TONIGHT) 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

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.

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

VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP  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

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 

SAVE THE DATE-COLLEGE AHEAD! Tuesday, March 6  7:30-9:00 pm For high school students and parents. Prominent Deans of Admissions from the University of Connecticut, Vassar College and Bentley University, form panel with Claire Friedlander, JFS College Counselor as moderator, co-sponsored and held at the Stamford JCC.  Free and open to the entire community.  Refreshments.Info: Claire Friedlander at 203-921-4161 or

BEREAVEMENT GROUP Wednesdays starting March 7  10:30-11:30am at the Stamford office, Jewish Family Services, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Gather to explore thoughts and feelings about grief in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, physical and spiritual support. Members receive support and understanding for themselves and learn to provide the same to others. Info:  Danielle Attard by email at  203-395-9494.

HOUSING NEEDED, Quiet but friendly 29-year-old woman, non-smoker, shomeret kashrut and Shabbat on short-term corporate assignment - looking for Shabbat accessible short-term housing March-May.  Email or in the evening hours Israeli time at +972 2 560 6917 or +972 52 543 9001.

JCC TRIP TO DISCOVERY TIME SQUARE NY, the famed Dead Sea Scrolls and a stone from the Western Wall of the Second Temple, among some 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Registration required by February 20th. Monday, March 12th, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm Discovery Times Square, 226 W 44th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) Couvert: $25, register at 

OPEN HOUSE AT THE ZONE, this Sunday, February 12, at 11:00, Yaari Home 348 Loveland Rd. Stamford.   For more info, contact Shoshi Yaari at call 866.the-zone

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

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


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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