I hope you and your families are having a wonderful Pesach. Please note a few important reminders for the last days of the holiday:
On Thursday, please remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin in order topermit cooking on Friday for Shabbat. On Yom Tov, we are not permitted to ignite a flame, but we are allowed to use a preexisting flame for cooking and transferring to the candles for Friday night. Click here!
We recite Yizkor and read Songs of Songs on Shabbat, the eighth day of Pesach. It is also customary to contribute Tzedaka in memory of a loved one for Yizkor. To make a contribution to CAS, click here
Following Pesach, one may not benefit from food owned by a Jew on Pesach. All Vaad certified stores (click here for VAADCT) sold their chametz for the holiday. Please note that you are permitted to purchase chametz from Fairway, Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Trader Joe's and Costco immediately after Pesach. For any questions, please be in touch.
Wishing you and your families a Chag Kasher VeSameach!
with a festive celebration of Israeli dancing, Hebrew songs and Israeli food for
celebrating 64 years of achievements, pride, accomplishments, victory,
life and hope.
A special program to mark these important days
presentation and refreshments.
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
Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
Remembering is Not Enough -A Family Oriented Experience
Thursday, April 19 7PM at Temple Sinai
Anita Ron Schorr, guest speaker,Child Survivor of the Holocaust
We will commemorate the day by lighting candles in order
to keep the memories of the victims alive, as well as
through music, art, poetry, the stories of survivors and
the recitation of memorial prayers.
Parking is limited. Shuttle Buses from the JCC will run beginning at 6:00 pm.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Hyman Schaffer/Harvey Berman
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi David Walk
Rabbi David Walk - Song of the Sea, What did it say?
Bob Abrams - TaNaCh - A Pratical Perspective.
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Engel Family in commemoration of Abraham Engel's Yahrzeit and Howard Weiss in commemoration of his father's Yahrzeit
Stella Cohen, Elli Levy and Avrom Aaron Levy on the passing of their beloved mother & wife, Harriet Levy.
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 Beginning 9:15 am
Tuesday Messiah in the Middle Ages7:30 pm
Thursday Talmud Class7:30 pm
CAS Youth Department
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.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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
Store Hours This Week:
Sunday 4/15 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 4/17 - 1;30 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 4/18 - 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4/19 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Friday 4/20 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Sunday 4/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
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/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.
CLOTHING DRIVE On April 21, Stamford Jewish teens will bring clothing, food, and toiletries to New York City's homeless population. We seek donations of clothing. backpacks, shoes, new socks and food. Place your clothing donation in the box at the main entrance of CAS. The box will be checked periodically and picked up after Shabbat, April 21. Info: Rebecca Shapiro (Rebecca@Jsu.org).
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