Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200

April 12-13, 2012

Pesach 7 & 8

21-22 Nisan 5772

Yom Tov/Shabbat Schedule









Main Sanctuary


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom)




Daf Yomi









Main Sanctuary


Yizkor (Main Sanctuary)


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom)


Daf Yomi




Neilat HaChag


Yom Tov Ends


Earliest Time to Eat Chametz


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Chag Sameach / Shabbat Shalom

I hope you and your families are having a wonderful Pesach. Please note a few important reminders for the last days of the holiday:

  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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!

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You,  the audience, are the STARS of the SHOW!

It's interactive, inclusive celebratory, uplifting & simply irresistible fun!

Cantor Arik Wollheim Presents:

Fiddler on the Roof

Sing Along Concert with Movie!

April 22, 3:30 PM at CAS

Suggested Donation:

$18 per person or $45 per family

Dinner Included!

Sponsor and ead a song($180)

Choose from over 20 Songs!

Best Costume Wins a Prize!  Fun event for all ages!

Click here to sign up

Or call  office- 203-358-2200

Committee chairs:  Marjory and Bob Abrams

 COMMEMORATE Yom Ha'zikaron

CELEBRATE Israel Independence Day

Join us at CAS on 

Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm.


The program will continue

 with a festive celebration of Israeli dancing, Hebrew songs and Israeli food for

 Yom Ha'atzmaut

celebrating 64 years of achievements, pride, accomplishments, victory,

life and hope. 


 A special program to mark these important days 

with a

presentation and refreshments.   



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

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

Torah Readers

  Hyman Schaffer/Harvey Berman


Mitchell Bell

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Rabbi David Walk

Gotta Split



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

Sanctuary Kiddush

The Shul 

Chapel Kiddush 

Engel Family in
commemoration of Abraham Engel's Yahrzeit and Howard Weiss in commemoration of his father's Yahrzeit

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi




7:00 am









Candles Friday





Condolences to
  • Stella Cohen, Elli Levy and Avrom Aaron Levy on the passing of their beloved mother & wife, Harriet Levy.
CAS Classes

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


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. 


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


Stay up with the latest!  Sign up on-line for all events

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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
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 
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
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
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/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.
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 (
RABBI ELAN ADLER featured in the news! Click here to read about him. 


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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