We are living in historic times. This past week's AIPAC Policy Conference was attended by over 13,000 people. Our CAS delegation (the largest in Fairfield County) reflected our belief in active engagement in shaping the destiny of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. Thank G-d, we are blessed with strong bipartisan support for the America - Israel alliance. We look forward to sharing reflections on AIPAC in the weeks ahead. To experience some of the energy, visit www.aipac.org. Consider joining our CAS delegation next year at AIPAC Policy Conference from March 3-5, 2013 at reduced rate available until March 20th. You can register at any time at www.aipac.org/pc
Welcome Orit & Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield
Rabbi Lehrfield is a candidate for Assistant Rabbi at CAS. He will speak numerous times over Shabbat. Please find a time to hear him speak and get to meet him
Friday night at Shabbat services
Shabbat morning at the Hashkamah/Early service
Shabbat morning at the Women's Tefillah Group
Shabbat morning at the Main service
Shabbat afternoon at Seudat Shlishit
MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR
CAS MEN'S CLUB PASSOVER FAIR 5772
MARCH 25 10-2PM @ CAS
This year's focus is on Passover Food. Representatives from Fairway, Genadeen, Wine Sampling from Bev Max, plus Judaic and more, plenty of bargains and get your tefillin checked!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS THIS SUNDAY!
SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi David Walk
Dr. Jay Jubas Jack Jacob
Rabbi Chezy Deren
Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield
Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Raymond family in honor of the upcoming wedding of Hillary & Yosef and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Jocelyn & Ron Avidan on the birth of a baby boy and celebration of the bris of their son, and Elise & Marc Passy in honor of the anniversary of our children's B'nai Mitzvah and in appreciation of the warm hospitality extended by the congregation.
The Glucksman Families commemorating the Yahrzeits of Sofi and Jack Glucksman.
Mazal Tov ...
Jocelyn & Ron Avidan on the birth of a baby boy.
Sharon & Michael Feldstein on the upcoming wedding of Yosef and Hillary Clyde.
The Kuriansky, Backer & Shapiro families; Steven Steinmetz; and Lisa Mallenbaum-Goldberg for being honored at the JCC Annual Spring Gala.
Adina Passy on celebrating her Bat Mitzvah Anniversary
CAS Annual Dinner
A Constellation of Inspiration Celebrating the Reflection of Lights in our Community Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 24 Adar 5772-5 pm Dinner Chairs: Elissa Klapper & Aviva Maller
Honorary Chairs: Gayle & Howard Rothman
This year Congregation Agudath Sholom honors the model of inspiring leadership. Our honorees exemplify the values that make our community shine
Thank you to all of our wonderful children who joined for a big Mitzvah this week. On Sunday morning many of our children packaged Mishloach Manot for the seniors at the Atria. The children also made sure that all 80 packages had personalized cards colored for the seniors! Watching the excitement that our children demonstrated for this Mitzvah was truly inspiring! Thank you as well to those families who joined us in delivering the packages on Purim day, to the Atria. Thank you to Morah Rachel Bahar and Jonathan Cahr for running our children's Megillah reading!! The kids had an incredible time!! Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the community wide annual Purim Seudah such a wonderful success! Although the names of volunteers are too many to list, we truly appreciate everything you do for the community and for our youth. A special special thanks to Liat Karsch, Michelle Gordon and Abigail Kurtz for heading this wonderful committee!!
Jr. Cong. Torah reader Robert Okun, Dvar Torah - Shira Haron & Emily Seligson
Welcome to the BCDS 6th Graders for our annual Shabbaton!! We wish you a wonderful Shabbat.
Welcome to Yismichu, who have joined us again to increase the ruach and connect with our kids!!! Thank you for being here!
Coming Soon....A Jam Packed March
March 15 - Latte and Learn
March 16 - Girls Afternoon Out- Grades 1-8
March 23-24 - Friday Night Lights - Grades 8-12
March 24 - TEEN XTREME BOWLING NIGHT
March 25 - Jr. Teen Mega LIMO Scavenger Hunt
April 1 - Pre - Pesach Chesed/ Fun Day
Reserve the Date:
May 18-19, 2012: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN "THE JEWISH JORDAN" ... more info to follow
AND FOR THE TEENS: Coming This March:
TEEN MINYAN 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 JYoshiMunk@gmail.com! 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!
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 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!!
Coming Slightly Less Soon in APRIL:
SIX FLAGS PALOOZA 2012!!!! Save The Date - This year's trip is Monday, April 9 all day... more details TBA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AMIT SPRING HAT SALE, at the home Hillary and Bob Zitter, 41 East Lane, Wednesday, March 21, 7-9 pm. For more information, contact Ronnie Sichel, email@example.com
MALT INFORMATIONAL MEETING , Sunday morning, March 25th 9 - 10:00 am. For info contact Harold Bernstein firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
CAS PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING GROUP - info: Howard Rimerman, firstname.lastname@example.org , more info next week bulletin!
PASSOVER FAIR MARCH 25 10 AM-2 PM-This year's focus is on Passover Food. Representatives from Fairway, Genadeen, Wine Sampling from Bev Max, plus Judaic and more, plenty of bargains and get your tefillin checked!
Have you joined the Mayim League yet?
Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:
Appointments at the women's mikvah can be scheduled by contacting Shery at email@example.com or 203-964-1928, at least 24 hours in advance.
Womens Tefillah Group
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
Gift Shop Store Hours are:
Sun. 3/11 10:00-1:00 pm
Tues. 3/13 1:30-4:00 pm
Wed. 3/14 12:30-2:30 pm
Thurs. 3/15 1:30-4:00 pm
Fri. 3/16 12:00-2:00 pm
Sun. 3/18 10:00-1:00 pm
5K RUN OR WALK WITH MIKE. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 20. Save the Date! High Ridge Park will host a fun-filled day to raise awareness and funds for The Michael D. Rothman CIDP Research Fund at Columbia University Medical Center, established to support critical research into the tracking and treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). Info at www.michaelcidp.com. All funds raised go directly to research at Columbia University Medical Center.
JFS BEREAVEMENT GROUP Wednesdays starting March 7 at 10:30-11:30 am at the Jewish Family Services, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Explore thoughts and feelings about grief in a non judgmental environment with 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-395-9494.
JEWISH TWENTIES AND THIRTIES (JTT) - Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 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. The Bureau of Jewish Education sponsors the program in collaboration with Jewish Twenties and Thirties (JTT), a program funded by a grant from Jewish Family Service. Open to the entire community. Fee is $8 a class and includes dinner from Café Stam. RSVP to Leah Schechter at email@example.com. or Elisse Passy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFS VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP Topics : transitioning back into civilian life, re-building relationships and overcoming post traumatic stress disorder. Info Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or email at email@example.com
"FINDING YOUR FOCUS" - A JFS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ADD/ADHD. Wednesday Afternoons. Services include psychiatric evaluation, review of previous evaluations, family assessment, on-going support, and medication management. Treatment is provided by Lee Combrinck-Graham, M.D. and qualifies for insurance reimbursement. Info: Eve Moskowitz, at 203-921-4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN OF FAST TRACK PARENTS It's all about raising the highly privileged child. Temple Beth El, Wednesday March 28th 7:00 pm at . Based on the research of Andrée Aelion Brooks. Open to parents, grandparents, and those who work with children. Presented by Kulanu with Chavurah Aytz Chaim, CAS, the Jewish Fellowship of Jewish Learning, JCC, JFS, Temple Beth El, Temple Sinai and Young Israel of Stamford.
WANT TO MAKE STAMFORD BIKE PEOPLE FRIENDLY? Join a community effort to do it! Check out www.peoplestamford.org to find out how!
CPR CLASSES AT YI, infant, child & adult CPR & choking rescue, March 18, 4-7:00 pm. Cost: Training $50 person by cash check $52 person by credit card for non-certification. Certification $80 person includes a class manual and certification card. You will be given materials in advance from which to study so you can take the exam. Space is limited, register at email@example.com