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Friday, April 27, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

April 27, 2012


6 Iyyar 5772
Omer 21

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 -Rabbi Cohen. 15 Revonah Cir.)


Pirkei Avot Study (Adults-Shul)


Pirkei Avot Club (Boys-Shul with Rabbi Walk)


Daf Yomi




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom


 Tzahal Shalom Program 
CAS proudly welcomes our Soldiers Serving with the IDF-Lieutenant Yael and Captain Dov  - who join our community as part of the JCC Tzahal Shalom Program 

Please note

we will hold two Friday mincha minyanim: 6:15 pm in the Sanctuary (with Yachad) and 7 pm in the Chapel 




Welcome also Jamie Bunin, Director of Yachad Program at Camp Nesher and Teacher at Manhattan Day School. After kiddush, she will lead an interactive discussion on Inclusion: A Community 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. Jamie's inclusion topic will be : 

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

THIS 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


 A Lucky Child by joining Diane Cohen and her daughters at their home, 4:30 pm, 15 Revonah Circle.  The book is the memoir of Thomas Buergenthal former U S justice on the World Court. For more information about the book go to


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Rabbi David Walk

Torah Reader

David Cohen


Rosalyn Sherman

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Walls vs. Windows

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am



7:15/8:30 am


6:30/7:30 am



7:40 pm

Candles Friday

7:36 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

The Shul

Chapel Kiddush 

Glenn, Joanne
& Sammy Karow in commemoration of the yahrzeits of Joanne's brother, Jamie Stiechel, and Glenn's parents Sybel & S. Martin Karow

Mazal Tov to
  • Rhonda & Judd Love on the engagement of their daughter Caryn Judd to Benjamin Schiller
  • Norine & Dov Steinmetz on the engagement of their son Perry Jared Steinmetz to Ranchel Elissa Davis, daugher of Barbara Davis
  • Biana & Ben Lanson and big brother Max on the birth of a baby boy
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: Book of Ruth
Thursday: Talmud Class7:30 pm
CAS Youth Department

Please join me in Welcoming Erica Liebman to our Teen staff.  Erica will be joining Josh Munk for all Teen programming!  Please join a special Teen Kiddush/ Meet and greet in the Social Hall.


Welcome to Jr. Yachad & the 8th Graders from BiCultural Day School for what promises to be an awesome Shabbaton!


THANK YOU to the Parhis, Israeli Girls and all the volunteers who helped make the beautiful program & decorations for the Yom Ha'Aztmaoot program!  Kol Hakavod!

This week: 

In Jr Cong., come hear Daniel Janusch read from the Torah and Julianne Katz and Emily Seligson deliver a dvar Torah!  Thank you to the Janusch family for sponsoring the Kiddush this week.


Double Nikudot and Nikudot store is open.. please bring your nikdot to redeem this shabbat!


Coming Soon....

May 18-19 - 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


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.

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!


Meet Our Fabulous Leaders,this week's featured leaders: 

Jessica Kfare - Mini Minyan

Jessica is proud to have been born and raised in Stamford, CT and she has been an active member of the Jewish community for many years. She is graduating from Touro College with a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education and has been an assistant kindergarten teacher for the last few years. 

She loves coming to Mini Minyan each week to see the smiling children and to hear the highlights of their past week. She has gotten to know them each as individuals through games, conversations, learning, stories, davening time and our weekly Shabbat celebrations. She will be getting married this June to Stamford's own Eliaz Niedober and she looks forward to watching the Mini Minyan stars grow up and develop into the future shining members of the Jewish community.  


To make a donation in her honor please visit

Mark Rocklin - Jr. Congregation

Hi, my name is Mark Rocklin I am the Junior Congregation leader. I am a graduate of Yeshiva University and a diehard soccer fan and former player (I don't know if you can tell by the picture). I am currently the Mashgiach/Manager at Kosh restaurant here in our very on Stamford CT. I love the CASYD and all the kids that come to Junior Congregation because it puts a huge smile on my face to see the kids participate, learn and grow more and more each week! Seeing the boys mastering their laining skills from the Torah, and the girls stepping up and proudly giving Dvar Torahs in front of the whole group is what makes me love running Junior Cong each week. The boys have become Anim Zemirot masters while the girls have gained the confidence of public speaking that many adults today still fear, it has truly been a pleasure to watch each and every individual Junior Cong member grow their skills and their knowledge of Yiddishkeit this year and I look forward to seeing their continued success in the future. 

To make a donation in his honor please visit



LATTE AND LEARN May 3, 17, and 31... You know what it is by now and you know you want to come, so be there, every other Thursday 8:30-9:30pm at the High Ridge Starbucks!

TEEN MINYAN May 12 and 28, 9:30 am in the Social Hall, for Grades 7-12

NCSY SPRING RETREAT!  Sold Out!  Head to to get on the wait list!  For more info, contact Josh at

SHAVUOS PALOOZA 2012!!!  May 26, Torah Party rockin' in the shul ALL NIGHT!!!!

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!


Join these families who have already signed up as of Thursday!

The Cohen Family (Rabbi & Diane)

The Cohen Family (Rachel & Ephraim)

The Dayan Family

The Doft Family

The Frenkel Family

The Green Family(Shira & Ethan)

The Haron Family (Rachel & Dan)

The Karsch Family

The Lieberman Family

The Links Family

The Marlowe Family

The Mehl Family

The Raymond Family

The Reicin Family

The Rosenfeld Family

The Sherman Family

The Steinmetz Family

The Thau Family

The Trabish Family

TheYaghoubian/Khaghan Family


Your name not here?  CLICK TO JOIN US!


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
MENS CLUB, Breakfast meeting 9:30 AM  Sunday May 6. Welcome new and old members
to plan and update interesting initiatives for the shul and community. 
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

Tuesday - 5/1      1:30 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday - 5/3     12:30 - 2:30 pm

Thursday - 5/4     1:30 - 4:00 pm

Friday - 5/4     12:00 - 2:00 pm 


Community Announcements
FAMILY BEIT MIDRASH PROGRAM - Sunday, April 29, with Michael Feldstein, The History and Development of the Mishebeirach Prayer (Prayer for the Sick) at YI Stamford 6:30pm followed by mincha/maariv. Free and open to all.
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.
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
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
JEWISH FORTIES AND FIFTIES An Evening with Tzahal Shalom Tuesday, May 1 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Meet the officers participating in the JCC Tzahal Shalom Program at Stamford's kosher restaurant, KOSH, 108 Prospect Street. Info/RSVP Leah Schechter, Singles Outreach Coordinator at or call 203-921-4161.


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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