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

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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

March 17, 2012


23 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 


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


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!

Watch our site for the Passover Schedule





Have you checked it out lately?

Sign up for all upcoming events

See the up-to-date Annual Dinner Journal

Watch for photos of the Annual Dinner

See Purim pictures!

Links to Rabbi Cohen's Passover Site

Donate to the Passover Fund, Check times, buy Shmurah Matzah

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary

Rabbi David Walk

Torah Readers

  Simcha Rubin, Jay Jubas, Shaked Parchi, 

Howard Fogel, Howard Weiss 


Rabbi Chezy Deren


Roz Mangot

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Your Greatest Asset 


 Cantor Arik Wollheim 

Seudat Shlishit

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

Sanctuary Kiddush

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. 


Chapel Kiddush 


Michael and Sharon Feldstein, in honor of the marriage of their children, Yosef and Hillary.

Seudat Shlishit

the Shul 

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.
Condolences to...
  • Lee Fanwick on the passing of her husband, Ernie Fanwick.  
  • Howland Gordon on the passing of his father David Gordon.
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
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

Mitchell Bell & Glenn Karow
Len Mark & Ron Avidan
Sylvia Plotkin & Julie Morgulis
Gary Stone & Roz Mangot
Leading & Learning
Al Wolfsohn & Royce Wolfsohn
Diane Sloyer & Rebecca Sigman
Sandy Weiner & Elliot Neumann
Yospa Lieberman & Shery Hertzberg
Daniel Kraus & Ziv Kraus
Gloria Green & Phyllis Shapiro
Sharon Wohlberg & Simeon Wohlberg


Thanks to all our generous participants

Join them on March 18!  Click here to sign up 

Click here to sign up 


CAS  Classes

Rabbi Cohen's Classes: Tuesday

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.


Coming Soon....

A Jam Packed March continues.... sign up online for these awesome events..

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


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 -

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!

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


Stay up with the latest!  Sign up on-line for all events

 Click here -


Click here to sign up for all Youth Events!

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
AMIT SPRING HAT SALEat the home Hillary and Bob Zitter, 41 East Lane, Wednesday, March 21, 7-9 pm.  For more information, contact Ronnie Sichel, 
MALT INFORMATIONAL MEETING Sunday morning, March 25th 9 - 10:00 am. For info contact Harold Bernstein 
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.
CAS PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING GROUP -  info: Howard Rimerman, , more info next week bulletin!
Stamford Mikvah


Have you joined the Mayim League yet?

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. 



Passover Information





$25.00 Per Box

Reserve your box online TODAY!


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
  Free Admission
  • 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


Community Announcements
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 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 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 or Elisse Passy at
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
"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
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 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

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  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


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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