The very first halacha of the laws of Passover calls on us to contribute to Maot Chitim - funds to insure that all Jews can afford and enjoy a Passover experience. We will distribute funds to needy families locally and in Israel who need our support. Please send checks to the CAS Passover Fund. Also, consider an expression of support to members of the IDF by sending a Passover care package via www.thankisraelisoldiers.com
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and early Happy Pesach!
Visit our Kiddush Conversation Table this Shabbat morning in the social hall hosted by Veronica Reich, Glenn Reicin and Harvey Berman as they reflect on the highlights, challenges and opportunities from the recent AIPAC Policy Conference.
Thanks to Elissa, Aviva, & Jodi for all their work on the upcoming dinner. Thanks to all of our generous participants. We look forward to celebrating Sunday!
Donate to the Passover Fund, Check times, buy Shmurah Matzah
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi David Walk
Simcha Rubin, Jay Jubas, Shaked Parchi,
Howard Fogel, Howard Weiss
Rabbi Chezy Deren
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Your Greatest Asset
Cantor Arik Wollheim
Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
Judith & Alan Benjamin in honor of the Yahrzeits of Judy's mother, Adeline Moskowitz, and Alan's father, Daniel Benjamin; Gloria Green and family in memory of her beloved mother on her 12th Yahrtzeit - 23 Adar; and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Nicole and Kevin Carpenter in honor of their son Cole's Bar Mitzvah, and Susan and Len Mark in honor of Elissa Klapper and Aviva Maller, Dinner and Journal Chairs and everyone who has worked so diligently on A Constellation of Inspiration, Celebrating the Reflection of Lights in our Community.
Michael and Sharon Feldstein, in honor of the marriage of their children, Yosef and Hillary.
Mazal Tov ...
Michael, Sharon, and Tova Feldstein on the wedding of their son and brother, Yosef, to Hillary Clyde.
Len Mark in honor of the 52nd anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah.
the dinner honorees and yasher koach to our chairs, Aviva and Elissa and Jodi Hadge for designing the journal.
New BCDS Leaders: Rabbi David Israel as Rabbinic Dean, Bob Abrams as Director of Student Life, and Joanne Karow as Director of Admissions.
Lee Fanwick on the passing of her husband, Ernie Fanwick.
Howland Gordon on the passing of his father David Gordon.
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
will resume March 27 at 8:15 am & 12:00 pm in CAS Lobby area.
Rabbi Walk's Classes:
Monday @ BCDS 12:00 noon
Sunday Bible from the Beginning 9:15 am
Tuesday Messiah in the Middle Ages7:30 pm
Thursday Talmud Class 7:30 pm
Pre Passover Classes
THIS SUNDAY MORNING- Passover Halacha Seminar with Rabbi Cohen - Bring your Q&A - Sunday morning, March 18, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Hebrew Haggadah - Increase your fluency and comprehension. Monday evening with Ben Soifer, 7:30-8:30 pm - 3/12, 19, 26
Seder Secrets - Tuesday evenings with Rabbi Walk, 7:30-8:30 pm, March 13 and 20
Model Seder - Tuesday evening, March 27, 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's JCC Class: Sushi for the Soul, Inspiring Passover Insights, Wednesday, March 28, at 12-12:45pm
Seder Secrets for Parents Top Ten Ways to Enhance Your Family Seder Experience Monday, March 26, 9:15 AM at JCC Nursery
Open Pre Passover Office Hours Visit with Rabbi Cohen for Passover Ideas, Halachic Questions Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 AM - 12 PM (CAS) Monday, April 2nd - 9 AM - 10:30 AM (Starbucks High Ridge)
Email or phone Rabbi Cohen your Passover questions. Stay tuned for the updated Passover website.
CAS Youth Department
Thank you to Hila, Inbal, Ayelet and Morah Nechama Hordiner for helping to make Girls Afternoon Out such an awesome event!
Thank you to the over 40 girls who joined for this special afternoon of FUN & CHESED! Part of the event included making brownies which were brought to the Children's Hospital. Also, the girls made mac and cheese which you will all enjoy at kiddush... and a whole lot more..
Thank you to the Siegels for sponsoring the mini minyan kiddush for Matan's 6th birthday.. Happy Birthday Matan!
Thank you to Josh Munk and all those who attended Latte and Learn at Starbucks this past Thursday night!
Jr. Cong. Torah reader Coby Chavkin, Dvar Torah by Shira Haron, Julianne Katz and Emily Seligson.
A Jam Packed March continues.... sign up online for these awesome events..
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 w/ chametz PARTY!!!!
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:
New Program - FREE STARBUCKS! 8th-12th graders, Join us as we continue 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 -
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... Sign up at youth.cas-stamford.org
Stay up with the latest! Sign up on-line for all events
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!
Have you joined the Mayim League yet?
Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:
Join family and friends for fun as CAS Men's Club holds its
Passover Boutique & Wine tasting at
Congregation Agudath Sholom
Sunday March 25, 2012 10 AM- 2 PM
Experience 25 finest Kosher Wines free! Our experts pour wines for your enjoyment.
Tasty special brunch buffet! Adults $8, Children $4
Jewish artists and vendors with well priced gifts, and Judaica.
Impress seder hosts and guests! Children's projects - create Seder plates & cups. Kasher dishes for Passover, Soifer for mezuzahs
Support Israel and Jewish soldiers with postcards and packages
Guest speaker former US Rep. Chris Shays at 11AM, US - Israel alliance in the New Middle East
Sisterhood Gift Shop
Gift Shop Store Hours are:
Sun. 3/18 10:00-1:00 pm
Tues. 3/20 1:30-4:00 pm
Wed. 3/21 12:30-2:30 pm
Thurs. 3/22 1:30-4:00 pm
Fri. 3/23 12:00-2:00 pm
Sun. 3/25 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. or Elisse Passy at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JHS AT THE JCC, Jewish Genealogy Day. Sunday 3/18, 10am-4pm Know Your Roots, Learn From an Expert! Learn to trace your ancestry with Gary Mokotoff, author/lecturer on Jewish Genealogy. Three optional special sessions to follow. Register via email JHSPrograms@de-kaplan.com. Kosher lunch available & book for sale. Call JHS at 203-321 1391 x150.
JHS & NEW CANAAN LIBRARY PRESENT: Sunday, March 25, 4pm Author event with Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman speaking on his latest book One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation. He is a prolific author and prominent scholar of Jewish Liturgy. Open to all/free. Refreshments and Book Signing. Info: Marcie Schoenfeld at 203-359-9148
JEWISH HOME Spring Luncheon & Boutique The Women's Auxiliary of The Jewish Home will host the Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique on Monday, May 7, at the Trumbull Marriott. Highlights will include fabulous Boutique shopping, exciting raffle and guest entertainer Comedian Marion Grodin. Reservations from $118-$250. Info and an invitation Dayna Hayden, Coordinator, Auxiliaries and Events at the JHE Foundation, at (203)365-6409 email@example.com.