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

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Friday, February 17, 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









Coffee & Comentary


Main Sanctuary

(One Service)



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 

This Shabbat Morning Rabbi Paysach Krohn

"Tefila: Making the Connection"  

Saturday afternoon, Seudat Shlishit talk 

(approximately 5PM) 

"The I Generation (iPod, iPhone, and iPad): From Self-Involvement to Self-Improvement"



February 22 & 29, March 14, 21 & 28 at 8 pm

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, 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. $50 / person and $75 / couple

Sign up on line @


Classes @ CAS

Rabbi Daniel Cohen's  Prophets class 8:15 am will resume next week - February 28

* He will have Parsha Class Tuesday 12:00 pm- CAS Lobby Area


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



  Winter CAS Events:

Info & sign up @

  •  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 
  • New Member and Potential Member Brunch at Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen's Home Sunday morning, February 26th at 11 AM.  Get to know our CAS family and learn more about ways to get engaged with our growing and dynamic community! For more information, contact Ethan Green, Membership chair( or Rabbi Cohen (  Sign up online at
  • CAS Professional Networking Group, 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 at CAS. Info: Howard Rimerman Watch for more info next week!
  • 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 Daniel Cohen 

Torah Readers

Max Mailman, Mitchell Mailman


Ana Lilienfeld

Rabbi Paysach Krohn

Tefila: Making the Connection 


Max Mailman  

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi Paysach Krohn 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

Greg Miller in honor of Sandy Shapiro for helping me with my Auf Ruf and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

in honor of Max Mailman Bar Mitzvah 

Seudat Shlishit

the Shul 

Mazal Tov ...
  • to Kara Schiff Feuerstein and Dr. Joe Feuerstein on the birth of a baby girl, Sofia Schiff Feuerstein. 
  • Mitchell & Susan Mailman in honor their son Max's Bar Mitzvah. 
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am





7:15/8:30 am






Candles Friday

5:20 pm

Rosh Chodesh

 Thurday - Friday


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 Youth Department


TEENS: Coming Soon This March:   New Program - FREE STARBUCKS! 8th-12th graders, Join us March 1st and 15th as we kick off our new Latte 'n Learn, Thursday nights, twice a month from 8:30-9:30pm at the High Ridge Starbucks, 1055 High Ridge Road. Chill with some cool advisors, do a little Jewish learning on hot topics, and have a hot or cold drink - on us! For more info, email Josh at! Brought to you by CAS, NCSY and Kulanu   

TEEN MINYAN on the 17th at 9:30 in the social hall, for grades 7-12, followed by a teens only kiddush!
Friday Night Lights Shabbat, March 23-24, Have a great time as your favorite NCSY advisors spice up your Friday night, featuring a sick dinner and fun at CAS, followed by Teen Minyan Saturday morning at Young Israel open to all Stamford Teens, Grades 8-12, and a Jr. Teen Oneg (for grades 6-8) in the afternoon! More info to follow! 

TEEN XTREME BOWLING NIGHT Saturday Night March 24 -

Grades 8-12 - Tons of fun - bowl with your friends IN THE DARK! Request your favorite song as music blares over the lanes! Cost - Members $20 Non-Members $25 We will meet up at Rip Van Winkle Lanes in Norwalk at 6:45pm; pickup is at 9:00 and 11:15 pm.  Jr. Teen Mega LIMO Scavenger Hunt!! Sunday March 25, GET READY for the sickest, best hunt you've ever been on! Meet up at CAS for mission briefing, then depart for a crazy search for clues around Stamford IN STRETCH LIMOS!! Cost: $36. Times and registration info to follow soon!


Welcome to our BRAND NEW TEEN BOARD: Eli Greenberg, Eli Schildkraut, Francesca Thau, Hannah Zucker, Jared Frenkel, Andrew Frenkel, Noah Marlowe and Alex Weinberg.  We look forward to our first Board Meeting this coming week at KOSH!


Jr. Cong. Torah reader - Gilad Karsch 
Clubs : Thank you to Rebecca Goldstein and Zimi Sloyer for running an incredible cooking club... it was truly delicious!
A special thanks to David Jelen for helping out with clubs this past Sunday!
Stay tuned for a new round of clubs coming soon... 

Coming Soon...

  •  Next Teen Minyan Date: March 10
  •  March 7 - Purim Kids Style with Shlock Rock
    March 8 - Community Purim Seudah
  •  March 16 - Girls Afternoon Out
  •  April 1 - Pre-Pesach Chesed Event
  •  Reserve the Date: May 18-19, 2012: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN "THE JEWISH JORDAN" ... more info to follow


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 (

SUPPORT THE STAMFORD MIKVEH, there will be a Private Tour for 12 to the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit in NYC led by Agudath Sholoms member Dr . Hindy Najman , Associate Professor of Ancient Judaism at Yale University. Sunday morning  March 4th.  Transportation and light lunch included . Tickets are $360  If interested please contact Marguerite Neuhaus

PASSOVER FAIR 5772 March 25 10-2pm This year's focus is on Passover Food. Representatives from Fairway, Genadeen, Wine Sampling from Bev Max, plus Judaic and more, plenty of bargins and get your tefillin checked! 

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. 



Stamford Mikvah



One Stop Shopping for ALL Your Purim Needs!


Stamford Treats and Sylvia's are teaming up on Sunday, February 26th to bring you everything you need to get ready for Purim.


Stamford Treats is offering both pre-made Mishalach Manot for adults and kids, and supplies to make your own including:





Grape Juice


Mini-Liquor Bottles

and of course CHOCOLATE!!!


Email for a catalog of our Purim specials.  Place an order by 2/20 and receive a 10% discount!


Sylvia's is offering:



Megilla Books

and more!


Gift Shop Store Hours are:


Sun. 2/19                10:00-1:00 pm

Tues. 2/21                 1:30-4:00 pm

Wed. 2/22               12:30-2:30 pm 

Thurs. 2/23              1:30-4:00 pm

Fri. 2/24                  12:00-2:00 pm

Sun. 2/26                10:00-1:00 pm


10% of Stamford Treats's profit benefits the Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah.

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 at 

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.

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.  To find out how to participate  contact 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 TRIP TO DISCOVERY TIMES 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 

THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD presents "So, What's A Nice Jewish Boy Like You Doing In The Military?"   reflections by Lieutenant Colonel David M Kaplan, USA (retired).  A fascinating and revealing perspective.  Sunday, Feb. 26. 2 PM (doors open at 1:30 for refreshments).  Temple Sinai 458 Lakeside Dr. Stamford.  Free and open to the community.  Info Marcie Schoenfeld 203-359-9148

AMIT PURIM PROJECT benefitting educational and social needs of Israel's children.  To participate, contact Ronnie Sichel at

JCC  welcomes seven active duty officers from the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to our community.   We are actively seeking Jewish host families who are JCC members. Host family applications need to be submitted by Thursday, March 1.

For more information about being a host family contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or

SIYUM HASHAS this coming August 1st will be the culmination of  7 1/2 years of learning a daf (page) of Talmud every day.  The SIYUM will be held the evening of August 1st @ the Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. If you are interested in going we are reserving our seats THIS WEEK. Please talk to Simeon Wohlberg or Jeffrey Lewis for more information  




Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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