As we get ready for Pesach in the week ahead, here are four ideas to keep in mind -
1. Kosher for Pesach - visit our website for detailed information, submit your questions online and always check a product for KP symbol. Often supermarkets may include items in the Passover aisle which do not bear Passover supervision.
2. What Your Seder Secrets to enhance the experience...Learn and Share on our blog (click here) for your secrets, favorite recipes and more.
3. Take a few minutes to find a few insights online or in a Hagaddah to share at your Seder. Vist our Website for ideas and sites.
4. Lend a Hand. Pesach Preparations can be all consuming so find ways to reach out to a host, a family member to assist or invite someone for a Pesach Seder or lunch.
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Cohen will deliver his Shabbat HaGadol drasha
at 5:45 pm - Roots, Reverberations, and Relevance of the Cup of Elijah.
Sam Meyers, Allon Ivry, Simcha Rubin, Andrew Schultz, Judd Love
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi David Walk - Plagued by how to organize the Plauges
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Bill & Kori Meyers in honor of their son Sam becoming a Bar Mitzvah
Tamar & Shalom Bendayan, Sarah & Adam Davis, Joey, Tarynn, Daniella and Terry in honor of their sister Gabriella Lieberman's Bat Mitzvah celebration. And by Rica & Ari Lieberman in honor of having all their kids home together.
Mazal Tov ...
Bill & Kori Meyers in their son Sam becoming Bar Mitzvah
Rica & Ari Lieberman on their daughter Gabriella becoming Bat Mitzvah
Senator Joseph & Hadassah Lieberman on the birth of a grandson born to Hani & Daniel Lowenstein.
Rudy Dresdner on the passing of his brother Yosel (Joseph) Dresdner
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
Open Pre Passover Office Hours Monday, April 3, 2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm(Starbucks High Ridge)
Email or phone Rabbi Cohen your Passover questions. Our Passover website is online at www.cas-stamford.org.
CAS Youth Department
MAZAL TOV to Sam Meyers on his Bar Mitzvah!!
Jr. Cong. Torah reader Coby Chavkin , Dvar Torah by Leeba Zucker. Jr. Cong. Kiddush is sponsored by the Chavkins in honor of Coby reading from the Torah for the first time!
Double Nikudot / Nikudot Sale Week
April 1 - Pre - Pesach Chesed/ Fun Day
April 20 Boys afternoon Out Event
April 26 Yom Ha'Atzmaoot JCC Celebration
May 19-20 - Tamir Goodman.. Youth Scholar in Residence/ Leader Appreciation/ Fundraiser Shabbat
May 27 - Shavuot Learning Programs
June 23 - Youth Awards Shabbat
AND FOR THE TEENS:
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 -
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
Join us for a special Shabbat weekend Youth Fundraiser
Tamir Goodman Scholar-in-Residence
Tamir Goodman, basketball star and trailblazer, is now a captivating speaker with a powerful message for all kids and audiences of all ages. He will spend the weekend with us as the keynote for our annual Youth Fundraiser.
Shabbat, May 18-19
Special Shabbat Lunch - Cost: $25/adult, $18/child (age 3-12)
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!
JOE CONNOLLY, of WCBS Newsradio 880 will speak about FINDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES,a light and encouraging discussion on how business imitates life! Q & A to follow presentation. Refreshments thereafter. There is NO CHARGE for this community-wide event, hosted by The Men's Club of CAS. Thursday, May 10, 7:30 PM
Have you joined the Mayim League yet?
Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:
THIS SHABBAT PARSHAT TZAV Maruja & Allon Ivri and Doreen & Howard Nusbaum will host Nora Anderson, Carmel Academy's Head of School. Join us for a Shabbat Nosh at the Ivri's, 45 Morgan Street at 4 pm. Bring your entire family for a relaxing Shabbat afternoon and some fun Shabbat activities for the kids.
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.
HOW TO MAKE THE IEP A SUCCESS: RAISING THE BAR AT PPT MEETINGS. Tuesday, April 3 7:30pm Stamford JCC. Part one of a two part workshop. Lawrence Berliner, Special Education Attorney and Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant educate parents about special education law and parent advocacy. Info: Claire Friedlander at email@example.com or 203-921-4161.
JEWISH FORTIES AND FIFTIES A Network for Jewish Singles- Sunday, April 15 4-6pm Rip Van Winkle Lanes, Norwalk, $15 in advance or $20 at the door includes kosher snacks, bowling and shoe rental. RSVP to Leah Schechter, JFS Singles Outreach Coordinator at 203-921-4161 or LSchechter@ctjfs.org
BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL RESUME- Thursdays, 7:45 pm A JFS support group, for those affected by the poor economy, underemployment or unemployment. JFS , 431 E. Post Road, Westport. Topics: building confidence, finding strengths and supporting others in similar situations. Info: Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Attard at email@example.com or 203-395-9494.
MENDING BATTLE WOUNDS AT HOME-Sundays at 6 pm at the JFS in Westport. This support group is for spouses and significant other of veterans returning home. nfo: Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Attard email@example.com or 203-395-9494.
JFS BEREAVEMENT GROUP Wednesdays starting March 7 10:30-11:30 am at the Stamford JFS office. Members receive support and understanding and learn to provide same to others. Info: Danielle Attard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-395-9494.
JCC FLASH MOB perform at the Yom Ha'Atzmaut community celebration on April 26, ages 12-25. Rehearsals Sunday April 1, 15 & 22 at 5:30-6:00 pm. Info: Ayellet Azura, 203.962.5533 email@example.com
BITTERSUITE: Songs of More Experience, a new musical by award winning composer, Elliot Weiss premiers with a staged reading at Curtain Call Theatre on Monday evening April 2 7:30. Tickets are $15. 203-461-6358
JHS BUS TRIP National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia Sunday, April 15. Bus departs Stamford 8 am, returns 8:30 pm includes Mikveh Israel Synagogue. $60 per person covers transportation, admissions, tours, and box dinner. Info: Fran Fribish at 203-329-7304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JHS 9th ANNUAL FEINSTEIN LECTURE. Thursday April 5, 7 PM at UCONN Stamford General Re Auditorium. Columbia Professor Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, Immigration and the Great Metropolis: New York City and Fairfield County Through the Centuries.
JHS/TZAHAL SHALOM Wednesday, April 25, 3:30 to 5 PM Harry Bennett Branch of library 114 Vine Rd. Stamford. Meet Israeli Active Duty Defense Forces officers! In conjunction with the JCC. Contact Marcie Schoenfeld at 203-359-9148 or email@example.com
JHS BOOK TALK Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 AM at Stamford JCC Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst Presenter.
JEWISH HOME SPRING LUNCH The Women's Auxiliary of The Jewish Home will host the Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique on Monday, May 7, at the Trumbull Marriott. Boutique shopping, exciting raffle and guest entertainment. Reservations from $118-$250. Info and an invitation Dayna Hayden, Coordinator, Auxiliaries and Events at the JHE Foundation, at (203)365-6409 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIDGES STAKEHOLDERS INFO MEETING, April 26, 7 pm in the Government Center 888 Washington Blvd. City seeks public input about Oaklawn, Long Ridge & High Ridge Roads.