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

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

February 25, 2012

2 Adar 5772

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


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 Everyone a joyous month of Adar!

Sign-up for the Six Secrets of Purim

at 40 Days to a Better You!



Prayers for Speedy Recovery

We recite prayers at shul for individuals in our community who need a speedy recovery. If you would like to add a name for our list, please send the person's Hebrew name and their mother's name to Rabbi Cohen.  We wil refresh the list at the beginning of every month. Further, if you know of someone who would appreciate a visit, let us know.



New Member and Potential Member Brunch at

Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen's Home

This 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


Next Week-Shabbat Across America,  March 2

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  Sign up online at  Adults: $25  Children Under 10: $18


On Shabbat March 3, there will be a 7 AM early service in the library in addition to the joint service at 9 AM in the sanctuary and women tefillah at 8:30 am 


Classes @ CAS

Rabbi Daniel Cohen's  Prophets class 8:15 am 

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 @  

  • CAS PURIM NIGHT SHLOCK ROCK CONCERT with Shlock Rock featuring, Lenny Solomon Wednesday Night March 7, 2012 ,7:30 PM (Following Megilla Reading) This is a free event! Please join us!
  • PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA 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! Click here to sign-up! 
  • 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! 



Rabbi Cohen's Reccomended Websites of Interest for Learning

Stay tuned for more suggestions! 


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi Eli Bercuson 

Torah Readers

Danie Alexander, Judd Love, Hyman Schaffer, Allon Ivri, Simcha Rubin


Mitchel Bell

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Giving is Receiving 



Cantor Arik Wollheim

 Daniel Alexander 

Seudat Shlishit


Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

in honor of Daniel Alexander Bar Mitzvah this weekend and Max Mailman Bar Mitzvah, and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

by Michael & Adrienne Alexander in honor of Daniel's Bar Mitzvah 

Seudat Shlishit

the Shul 

Mazal Tov ...
  • Michael & Adrienne Alexander on their son Daniel's Bar Mitzvah Weekend. 
 Condolences To ...
  • to Camille Warmflash and her family on the passing of Stanley Warmflash. 
  • to Naomi Michelson and her family on the passing of Stanley Michelson 
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am





7:15/8:30 am






Candles 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 Youth Department


Jr. Cong. Torah reader Andrew Reicin,  Dvar Torah - Macaela Thau & Rena Marlowe



oming Soon....A Jam Packed March....

March 1 - Latte and Learn

March 2 - Shabbat Across America Dinner

March 3 - Double Nikudot Week & Nikudot Store Open!

March 4-  Mishloach Manot - Chesed Morning

March 7 - Purim Kids Style w/ Jonathan Cahr and Rachel Bahar & Shlock Rock

March 8 - Deliver MM To Atria / Community Purim Seudah

March 15 - Latte and Learn

March 16 - Girls Afternoon Out- Grades 1-8

March 23-24 -  Friday Night Lights - Grades 8-12


March 25 -  Jr. Teen Mega LIMO Scavenger Hunt

April 1 - Pre - Pesach Chesed/ Fun Day 


Reserve the Date:

May 18-19, 2012:



AND FOR THE TEENS: Coming This March: 


On the 10th and 17th at 9:30 in the social hall, for grades 7-12, followed by a teens only kiddush!

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


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!



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 9 pm; pickup is at 11:15....sign up online today!!

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.  sign up online today!!


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! 

GILI'S GOODIES the shul is promoting  Mishloach Manot campaign of sending Gili's Mishloach Manot to family and friends in Israel. For this promotion, Gili's Goddies are happy to give Agudath Sholom 10% of any sale coding in the AFFILIATE CODE "AGUSHO" when ordering.  Please go to  to place an order. 

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. 



Womens Tefillah Group 

March 2 - Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Bein - 8:30 am

March 7 - Women's Megillah Reading

March 10 - Women's Tefillah celebrating the Bat Mitzvah anniversary of Adina Passy.


 Contact Sandy Weiner for honors or to participate!

Women and girls of all ages are welcome!  Bring a friend! Please check the weekly bulletin for times and locations.

Sisterhood Gift Shop


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.  


Sylvia's is offering:



Megilla Books

and more!


Gift Shop Store Hours are:


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

Tues. 2/28                 1:30-4:00 pm

Wed. 2/29               12:30-2:30 pm 

Thurs. 3/1                 1:30-4:00 pm

Fri. 3/2                  12:00-2:00 pm

Sun. 3/4                 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 

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.

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

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

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 PhyllisShapiro at or (203) 327-6711. 


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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