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

April 7, 2012

Pesach 1 & 2

15 Nisan 5772

Shabbat/Yom TovSchedule






Seder Start





Main Sanctuary


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom)




Daf Yomi






Seder not before





Main Sanctuary


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom)


Daf Yomi




Yom Tov Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom / Chag Sameach


Explore the four calls to Freedom at your Seder: 

  • 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

Cantor's Concert

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


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

Rehearsal 5:30-6:30 

Event 7:00-8:30 pm

Please contact

Cantor George Mordecai at 203-322-6901 x303

Open to all Students in our Community!

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

  Bob Abrams/David Cohen


Elishva Kilner/Mitchell Bell

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

If You Will It

Rabbi David Walk-Seudat Shlishit

Plead the Fifth

Tzvi Bernstein-Shiur


Seder Insights


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

Sanctuary Kiddush

The Shul 

Chapel Kiddush 

Sara, Alexandra, Danielle and Ariella in honor of the Yahrzeit of Helen Neitlich

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


6:30 pm


7:00 am



7:45/8:45 am






Candles Thursday





CAS  Classes

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!


Coming Soon....

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:


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, 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!



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


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

 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 

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)

Sponsorships available!

Click here to sign up!

All proceeds go to CAS Youth Programming

One-on-ones with Tamir | Dinner with Tamir | Shabbat Lunch with Tamir

We expect a sell out!  First-come, first-served.  

Special Nets tickets package included with dinner!

CAS Member only signup through April 7!


CAS Announcements
SUNDAY MALT INFORMATIONAL MEETING POSTPONED Stay tuned for new date. Info: 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!
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
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
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.
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. 



Sisterhood Gift Shop


Sylvia's Gift Shop is Closed this week!

Will open after Passover 

Community Announcements
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 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
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.
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
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 or Danielle Attard at 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 or Danielle Attard 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 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 
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 
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
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
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.


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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