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Friday, April 20, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

April 20, 2012


29 Nisan 5772
Omer 14

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary

Main Sanctuary



Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Chapel Classroom)


Pirkei Avot Club (Girls). at Rabbi Cohen's Home - 15 Revonah Cir.

Pirkei Avot Club (Boys) at  Shul - Rabbi Walk

Daf Yomi









Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Table Idea for 6 Weeks

Consider two the following suggestions to enhance the spirit at our Shabbat table as we prepare for the holiday of Shavuot.
1. Study a Chapter of Ethics of Our Fathers. This week we study Chapter 1. Here is a link and some trigger questions for discussion.  (I will address these queries at Seudah Shlishit).
a) Mishna 1 -  How is this mishna applicable to people who are not judges nor teachers of Torah?
b) Mishna 12  - Can we students of people who lived thousands of years ago? How? Think of a teacher in your life and shar how they influenced
2. Sign Up for Text Message Responsa with Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the highlights of our Shabbat meals. 

 - Rabbi Daniel Cohen




 Movie & Sing Along

Hope to see EVERYONE There!

Cantor Arik Wollheim 


 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. 

  Early mincha at 6:45pm prior to program in addition to regular mincha. 

A celebratory maariv will be held at 7:45pm

Thursday morning we will recite Hallel at both the 6:30am and 7:30am service.

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

Youth Essay Contest for Yom Yerushalayim

For 2nd to 8th graders

 Sponsored by the CAS Israel Advocacy Project and 

CAS Youth 

Three divisions-top 3 entries in each win 4 tickets to a Bridgeport Bluefish Game

Story contest for Junior (2nd-5th) & Senior (6th-8th) 

Topic: Why is Jerusalem special to you and the Jewish people or Write a story about Jerusalem (real or imagined) 

Number of words - 250 - 500

Youth Art Contest for Yom Yerushalayim (3rd - 8th grade)

Topic: Drawing/painting of Jerusalem

We will display artwork in shul and winning essays will be posted on our website! 

Deadline for all three contests

 (turn in your entry to the office):  May 15

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Torah Readers

Rabbi David Walk

Ephraim Zucker, Dr. Jay Jubas, Ethan Green


Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Roselyn Mangot


Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am




7:00/8:30 am

6:20/7:30 am


6:30/7:30 am



7:35 pm

Candles Friday

7:29 pm

Rosh Chodesh Iyar - Sunday/Monday

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Thursday

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

Judy & Alan Benjamin commemorating the Yahrzeit of Alan's mother, Betty Benjamin and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Shira  & Mitchell Zucker in honor of Ephraim's Bar Mitzvah

Chapel Kiddush 

Joseph Koenigsberger commemorating the Yahrzeit of his father Alfred Koenigsberger

Mazal Tov to
  • Shira & Mitchell Zucker on Ephraim becoming a Bar Mitzvah 
  • Robin & Fred Wexler on Justin becoming a Bar Mitzvah
  • Rebecca Stulberger on completing her two year business degree and Evan Stulberger on winning 3 New York Emmys
CAS Classes

Rabbi Cohen's Tuesday Class: Will resume next week.

Rabbi Walk's Classes: Monday @ BCDS12:00 noon
Sunday: Bible from the Beginning 9:15 am
Tuesday: Book of Ruth
Thursday: Talmud Class7:30 pm
CAS Youth Department

THANK YOU to our dedicated leaders for running awesome groups during Pesach!!! Show your appreciation for our wonderful leaders by making a donation in their specific honor for our annual youth fundraiser... see below for more details. 


This week: In Jr Cong., come hear Coby Chavkin read from the Torah and Naomi Listokin deliver a dvar Torah in honor of her birthday!! Happy Birthday Naomi!!! 


Come help make decorations for Yom Ha'Atzmaut this Sunday morning from 10-11:30 - all children in grades 3-8 please join us... We will enjoy donuts and milk as we prepare for this special day! Thank you to Rabbi and Mrs. Parhi, Hila and Inbal for organizing this special program! 


The Youth Department is thrilled to welcome Erica Liebman next shabbat, April 27-28! Erica will join our Teen Team and work with Josh Munk to connect with our young ladies! Erica comes with the highest recommendations and we cant wait to meet her next Shabbat! 


Coming Soon.... 

April 26 Yom Ha'Atzmaut JCC Celebration 

April 27-28 Annual BCDS- Yachad Shabbaton 

May 19-20 - Tamir Goodman.. Youth Scholar in Residence/ Leader Appreciation/ Fundraiser Shabbat

May 27 - Shavuot Learning Programs 

June 8 - Boys afternoon Out Event- NOTE NEW DATE!!! 

June 23 - Youth Awards Shabbat 


May 18-19: YOUTH SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE/LEADER APPRECIATION/ FUNDRAISER WEEKEND - TAMIR GOODMAN "THE JEWISH JORDAN" We look forward to a special weekend 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. 


Last call on a special incentive for the dinner attendees - tickets to the final NJ Nets game on April 23 and passes for High Five Line on the Court so you can "high five" the Nets players.


As you can see at, we designed the program with a number of giving opportunities. Please join us either at dinner or Shabbat lunch and be a part of 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!


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

Honor your favorite Youth Leader!

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 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.
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!
MALT MEETING, Sunday May 13, at 9 am. 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 Hours This Week

Sun. 4/22 10 am-1 pm

Tues. 4/24 1:30-4 pm

Wed. 4/25 12:30-2:30 pm

Thurs. 4/26 1:30-4 pm

Fri. 4/27 12-2 pm

Sun. 4/28 10 am-1 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.
WOMEN LOOKING FOR BEREAVEMENT GROUP? Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30 am at the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Members receive support and understanding for themselves and learn to provide for others. Info: Danielle Attard or 203-395-9494
NAVIGATING THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS & PARENTS Thursday, May 3 7:30pm at the Stamford JCC. Final of series. Led by JFS College Consultant Claire Friedlander. Attorney Lawrence Berliner will address students' basic legal and educational rights in the transition process. Info: Claire Friedlander or 203-921-4161.
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/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
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 MENACHEM LEIBTAG RETURNS TO STAMFORD! Sunday, April 22, 6PM, Young Israel of Stamford Family Beit Midrash Program, "Eretz Yisrael as Divine Reward vs. Divine Symbol of National Identity - How Religious Zionists and Haredim Read the Bible." Light dinner, followed by class, 69 Oaklawn Avenue, free and open to the entire community.
UJF WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY ANNUAL SPRING DINNER with special guest Linda Hooper. Lorraine Kweskin  & Ellen Weber are event chairs. The date is Thursday, May 3, 6:30 pm, Temple Sinai in Stamford. For more information, please contact Anat Chavkin, Director of Women's Philanthropy and Young Leadership Divisions at 203-321-1373 x. 108 or
STUDY IN JERUSALEM THIS JULY - The Gerald and Mary Swartz Introductory Summer Program invites you, to experience the inspiration and excitement that studying in and touring Israel offers. Cost: $1500 covers everything including airfare, classes, trips and more. Scholarships are available for more information, find us on the web at contact: Nava Orlian, Director


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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