Freedom from Suffering: How do we relieve the burdens of others in our families, communities and the world?
Freedom of Belief: Do we exercise our faith freely? Do our actions embody a pride in being Jewish?
Freedom to Celebrate: How appreciative are we of our blessings? Do we joyously cherish every day?
Freedom of Purpose: Do we explore how the Torah guides our lives? Is the Torah an anchor for our values and vision?
Reflect on the Four Freedoms of Passover. Take a few minutes to prepare some answers to these questions and share the challenge with people at your Seder.
Wishing you and your family a joyous Pesach!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Sing along with the movie
Fiddler on the Roof
Fun event for all ages April 22 6:00 PM at CAS
Committee chairs: Marjory and Bob Abrams
Details to come!
COMMEMORATE Yom Ha'zikaron
CELEBRATE Israel Independence Day
Join us at CAS on
Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm.
A special program to mark these important days with a
presentation and refreshments.
Details to follow!
Israel Bonds and the Stamford Board of Rabbis
invite you to an evening with
DR. RAANAN GISSIN
Media Advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers
Topic: Resolve, Courage and Perseverance:
An Insider's look at Israel's current struggles for peace and security
Sunday, April 29 7pm at CAS Free Admission
Community Wide Yom Hashoah Program
Rehearsals take place Monday April 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
Full program for April 19
Dinner 5:00-5:30 pm
Event 7:00-8:30 pm
Cantor George Mordecai at 203-322-6901 x303
Open to all Students in our Community!
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Bob Abrams/David Cohen
Elishva Kilner/Mitchell Bell
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
If You Will It
Rabbi David Walk-Seudat Shlishit
Plead the Fifth
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the family of Helen Neitlich commemorating her Yahrzeit and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Sara, Alexandra, Danielle and Ariella in honor of the Yahrzeit of Helen Neitlich
Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class: will resume after Passover
Rabbi Walk's Classes: will resume after Passover
CAS Youth Department
THANK YOU to Jessica Kfare, Mark Rocklin and Elisheva Cohen for your help on the Sunday morning Chesed & Fun Day last Sunday. THANK YOU to all of the children who joined our chesed efforts to clean the Youth area for Pesach. We enjoyed eating all of the Chametz and playing games with you as well. THANK YOU to our dedicated leaders for running awesome groups on all the Yom Tov days of Passover!
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
Reserve the Date:
May 18-19, 2012: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/ LEADER APPRECIATION/ FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN "THE JEWISH JORDAN" ...
We are looking forward to a very special weekend that will be fun for kids & adults of all ages. Whether you are a basketball fan or not, Tamir Goodman is an inspiring speaker with a wonderful message of triumph for audiences of all ages. He will spend the weekend with us on May 18-19 as the keynote for our annual Youth Fundraiser.
The program will include three parts: special one-on-one sessions with Tamir, dinner with Tamir, and Shabbat lunch with Tamir where he will speak. The one-on-one sessions and dinner are very limited opportunities, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are proud to announce a special incentive for the first dinner attendees - the package includes tickets to the final NJ Nets game on April 23. And even more... the first 10 sponsors for the dinner get passes for High Five Line on the Court so you can "high five" the Nets players. Last year, we had a sellout, and expect another one this year. To make sure members have a chance, we are limiting sign-ups to CAS members through April 7, when we will open up the invitation to all. As you can see at youth.cas-stamford.org/tamir, we have designed the program with a number of giving opportunities - and chances to meet Tamir. Please join us either at dinner or Shabbat lunch and be a part of this exciting program and opportunity to support our great Youth Programs!
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 - on us! For more info, email Josh at JYoshiMunk@gmail.com! Brought to you by CAS, NCSY and Kulanu
SIX FLAGS PALOOZA 2012!!!! This year's trip is Monday, April 9 all day... sign up online today!
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
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
SISTERHOOD MEETING, Save the date-May 20, in the chapel. Details to follow!
COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSION of A Lucky Child by joining Diane Cohen and her daughters Shabbat, April 29, at 4:30 pm in their home. The book is the memoir of Thomas Buergenthal former U S justice on the World Court. For more information about the book go to www.ujf.org/bookread.aspx
JCC'S TZAHAL SHALOM PROGRAM, takes place the week of April 23. Seven visiting Israeli officers will attend CAS's community Yom HaZikaron/HaAtzmaut program on Wednesday, April 25 and several will attend Shabbat services at CAS. April 28. Questions or if you would like to get involved, contact Claudia Rimmerman at Claudia@merrittadvisors.com
SPECIAL YACHAD SHABBAT SPEAKER April 28, as part of Yachad Shabbaton, Jamie Bunin, Director of Yachad Program at Camp Nesher and Teacher at Manhattan Day School, will visit us. After kiddush, she will lead an interactive discussion on Inclusion: Why It's Important and What You Can Do to Become More Sensitive to the Issue At Seudat Shlishit, she will speak on: Special Needs Success Stories. Learn what is happening in Jewish education for children and young adults with special needs.
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.
Sisterhood Gift Shop
Sylvia's Gift Shop is Closed this week!
Will open after Passover
SPECIAL WOMEN'S SHIUR Robin Milstein invites you to a shiur at her home by Rebbetzin Holly Pavlov for women of the community. Topic: The Human Condition: Our Personal Struggles with Light and Darkness, Thursday, May 10. Light dinner at 7pm, Shiur at 7:30pm to RSVP contact Robin Milstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-661-1796.
APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH. More than 110,000 U.S. men, women and children await organ transplants to save their lives. Please sign up for an organ card today with the Halachic Organ Donor Society at www.hods.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or Danielle Attard at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Danielle Attard firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.