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Rabbi Cohen's Recommended Websites of Interest & Learning
Koshertopia.com - featuring Kosher restaurants under supervision for Pesach. Check it out!
OU and RCA Call for Prayer and Words of
Inspiration in Synagogues This Shabbat
Events of the past days and weeks have demonstrated clearly that theJewish people are in an "ait tzarah," a time of formidable challenge,according to a statement by the Orthodox Union and the RabbinicalCouncil of America.
The statement continues, "Our brothers and sisters in the southern communities of the State of Israel have experienced rocket barragesand the current 'truce' is a tenuous one.
The threat of a nuclear-armed Iran looms greater with each passing day.
Those of us who live in the Diaspora face mounting anti-Semitic hostility, which in France has culminated in the horrific murders of recent days.
The OU and the RCA are therefore urging our member synagogues andmember rabbis to respond over the coming weekend with programs of tefilla and divrei hitorerut,prayer and words of inspiration, in amanner appropriate to the severity of the situation.
We all fervently pray that the month of Nissan, which we are about to usher in this Shabbat, should indeed prove to be a month of 'yeshuotbo makifot,' a month in which our people will witness a comprehensive
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi Eli Bercuson
Gedalia Koelher, Marty Rubin
Rabbi Josh Goller
A house full of spirit
Rabbi Josh Goller
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
Caryn Halbrecht in memory of her father, Max Halbrecht, Harvey and Lynn Berman in honor of the engagement their son Seth Berman to Rivky Deren, and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Eric & Sandy Koelher in honor of Gedalia's Bar Mitzvah
Jodi & Richard Boxer in honor of their 30th Wedding Anniversary.
Mazal Tov ...
Eric & Sandy Koehler on their son Gedalia becoming a Bar Mitzvah
Beverly Stein on her honor at Beth El Annual Dinner.
Norine & Dov Steinmetz on the engagement of ther son Leslie Jordan Steinmetz to Sarah Grossman
Rina & Chanoch Nof on the birth of a baby boy to Rachel Nof-Gartner & Jeremy Gartner
Rhoda & Avi Freedberg and Ziporah Freedbergon the birth of a baby boy to Tamar Prager & Arielle Freedberg.
Miriam & Joe Gelb on being honored at the Chabad of Stamford Annual Dinner on behalf of the Teddy Levine Scholarship Fund
Harvey and Lynn Berman and Rabbi Yisrael and Vivi Deren on the engagement Rivky Deren to to Seth Berman.
Leah Rosenberg on the passing of her mother Sharon Shultz
Our hearts are with the familes and communities of Miriam Monsonegro, Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, Aryeh Sandler and Gavrield Sandler who were murdered this past week in France.
Chesed Coffee - Join Rabbi Cohen and Ana Lillienfeld to learn more about Chesed opportunities at CAS. Thursday, March 29th at 9 AM at Starbucks on High Ridge.
Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class: Prophet Class at 8:15 am, Parsha class at 12:00 pm both classes in CAS Lobby area.
Rabbi Walk's Classes: Monday @ BCDS12:00 noon
Sunday Bible from the Beginning9:15 am
Tuesday Messiah in the Middle Ages7:30 pm
Thursday Talmud Class7:30 pm
Pre Passover Classes
THIS WEEK- Seder Secrets for Parents Top Ten Ways to Enhance Your Family Seder Experience Monday, March 26, 9:15 AM at JCC Nursery
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. Our Passover website is online at www.cas-stamford.org.
CAS Youth Department
Thank you to the Baer Family for donating art supplies to the Youth Department!
MAZAL TOV to Gedalia Koehler on his Bar Mitzvah!!
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 email@example.com
SUNDAY MALT INFORMATIONAL MEETING POSTPONED Stay tuned for new date. Info: 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:
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.
BITTERSUITE: Songs of More Experience, a new musical by award winning composer and CAS member Elliot Weiss premiers with a staged reading at Curtain Call Theatre on Monday evening April 2nd at 7:30. Tickets are $15. 203-461-6358
JCC FLASH MOB, join the mob to perform at the Yom Ha'Atmut community celebration on April 26, ages 12-25. Rehearsals begin Sunday April 1, 15 & 22 at 5:30-6:00 pm. Info: Ayellet Azura, 203.962.5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SHABBAT PARSHAT TZAV, on March 30-31. Maruja and Allon Ivri and Doreen and Howard Nusbaum are hosting Nora Anderson, Carmel Academy's Head of School. Please join us for a Shabbat Nosh at the Ivir's home 45 Morgan Street at 4:00 PM. Bring your entire family for a relaxing shabbat afternoon and some fun shabbat activities for the kids.