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

May 19, 2012

Behar- Bechukotai

27 Iyyar 5772
Omer 42

Shabbat Schedule




Dvar Torah (Rabbi David Walk)






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 Club (Boys-Shul with Rabbi Walk)


Daf Yomi




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom


Welcome Tamir Goodman

our Youth Scholar in Residence 

He will speak to Friday night dinner guests on

Lessons from the Hardwood with Q&A

 He will speak to Shabbat lunch guests on 

The Spiritual Side of Basketball: a Journey of Faith in the Modern World

At Seudah shlishit (open to all), his topic: 

 The Inside Story with Question and Answer Session 


On behalf of myself and the shul, we extend a hearty Yasher Koach to Rabbi Jeiger for his outstanding leadership, timeless hours, creativity and enthusiasm over the past year, leading up to our successful youth weekend. Mazal Tov to you, your co-chairs, Rachel and Shira, our youth chair, Rebecca and everyone for making this event happen! The youth are our future and G-d willing, your investment will yield nachas and joy for our families and the Jewish people for many years.


Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

 CAS and AIPAC welcome 

Congressman Ted Deutsch 

to our community on  

This Sunday, May 20, at 3pm

The congressman will speak about the US-Israel relationship and its importance as the region has become more unstable. 

Info or RSVP, Heather Lande at 212-750-4110 or

Photos from the Annual Dinner & Cantor Concert

 Join Rabbi Cohen for a stimulating discussion

Religious Zionism Today: Challenges & Opportunities

Wednesday evening, May 23 - 6:45 - 8:00 PM

Enjoy dinner and discussion and explore the following issues: Who is making aliyah today and why? How can we commit to Zionism from afar? Explore the teachings of Rav Kook and his son Rav Tzvi Yehuda and how these leaders shaped the contours of Religious Zionism today.

To attend sign-up online at



Bennett Cancer Center, Hope in Motion 

Walk, Run or Ride Sunday June 3, 

To sign up and info-

Israel Day Parade & Run-Sunday, June 3, NYC

 To sign up and


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Rabbi David Walk

Torah Readers

Steve Cohen, Dr. Jay Jubas, David Gordon


Rosalyn Sherman 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Four Freedoms

Seudat Shlishit - Tamir Goodman

The Inside Story + Q&A

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am




7:15/8:30 am

6:20/7:30 am

Mon, Weds-Friday 

6:30/7:30 am



7:45 pm

Candles Friday

7:57 pm

Sunday - Yom Yershalayim   Tuesday - Rosh Chodesh Sivan
Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

 The Niedober and Fruchter families in memory of Murray Niedober;  Rosalyn Novick Sherman & Family in loving memory of Lillian Rubin Novick, Leah, our Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother of blessed memory on her 3rd yahrtzeit, 7 Sivan; and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Lauren & Howard Friedman in honor of their  daughter Amelia's Bat Mitzvah

Chapel Kiddush 

Michael & Debra Berg in memory of  Debra's mother Marlene Lilienfeld's 5th yahrtzeit, and the Niedober & Fruchter families in memory of Murray Niedober.

Shabbat Bulletin 

Judy & Bob Raymond in honor of Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger for all his hard work & great attitude. 

Mazal Tov to
  • Noah Marlowe on being elected to the New England NCSY Regional Board. 
  • Lauren & Howard Friedman on Ameila becoming Bat Mitzvah 
  • Stephanie & Howard Fogel and all the honorees at the BCDS Annual Dinner
  • Dr. Eliot Husarsky on his engagement and forthcoming marriage to Carrie Pasch 
  • Gary & Rosalie Stone and Guta Fischel on the engagement of their son  and grandson Jake Stone to Julie Traboff, daughter of Dr. Norman & Karen Traboff
  • Meg Haron, Lorraine Kweskin, Karen Malkin, & Claudia Rimerman for honors at the JCC Annual Meeting and Shana Yakubovich for being awarded Center Woman of the Year
CAS Classes

Special Edition of Prophets Class with Rabbi Cohen-Tuesday, May 22 at 8:15 AM at CAS, Discover the Riddles and Secrets of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba 

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

Thank you to our incredible committee which made this Shabbat's Scholar in Residence/ Youth Fundraiser possible: to our chairs: Rachel Dayan and Shira Greenand to our entire committee who helped with this important event: Liat Karsch, Rachel Haron, Alice Janush, Marc Chavkin, Dinah Marlowe and Rebcca Sigman!  

Thank you to Rabbi and Diane Cohen for opening their home for the Friday night fundraiser dinner.  Thank you to Rabbi Cohen for his continued efforts and guidance on this special fundraiser weekend and always!

Thank you to Jodi Hadge for designing our flier hanging in the hallway.  Thank you to Cindy & Dierdre for all of the behind the scenes help to make this event so wonderful! 


This week: 

Check out the new schedule at Jr. Cong. 

10:30 - Games and Fun

10:50 - Tefillah, Torah Reading and Dvar Torah

11:15 - Parsha Questions / Kiddush / Game


Jake Sigman will read from the Torah and we will have our Dvar Torah by Shalhevet Cohen!


Coming Soon....

May 26 - Double Nikudot / Nikudot Sale Week - Bring Your Nekudot!!!

May 26-27 - Shavuot Learning Programs

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

June 23 - Youth Awards Shabbat


Meet Our Fabulous Leaders - This week's featured leaders: 

Shira Wexler- Jr. Cong.

Hi, I am Shira Wexler and I've been helping to lead Junior Cong. for two years now. It has been very enjoyable spending time with your kids, watching them take on leadership roles in davening, and playing many fun games! I am currently a senior at Solomon-Schechter Westchester and will be attending the University at Albany this coming fall.     

To make a donation in her honor please visit

Karen Wexler- Tot Shabbat

Hi, I'm Karen Wexler and this is my second year helping with the Tot Shabbat class. I am currently a senior at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester and will be heading off to college at UConn Storrs in the fall. I really enjoy spending time with your children and it is a pleasure to watch them have fun with the singing, playing and interacting with one another. 

To make a donation in her honor please visit

Devorah Meyers- Mini Minyan

Devorah graduated Bi- Cultural Day School last June and is now currently a 9th grader at SAR High School. She loves coming to Shul and being greeted by the excited looks on the faces of the Mini Minyan children. She has been fortunate enough to develop relationships with many of the children and has enjoyed watching them grow throughout the year. 

To make a donation in her honor please visit



LATTE AND LEARN May  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 28, 9:30 am in the Social Hall, for Grades 7-12

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


Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger

Join us this Shabbat for our annual Youth Fundraiser with

Tamir Goodman Scholar-in-Residence

Thank you to all of the generous donors who have contributed to our Youth programs... your help means so much!!


The Alexander Family

The Baer Family

The Bein Family

The Berk Family

The Bernstein Family

The Cahn Family

The Chavkin Family

The Cohen Family (Meredith & David)

The Cohen Family
(Diane & Rabbi Daniel)

The Cohen Family
(Rachel & Ephriam)

The Cohen Family
(Stella & Isaac)

The Cohen Family
(Elise & Steven)

Bi-Cultural Day School

The Dayan Family

The Doft Family

The Dulitz Family

The Frenkel Family

The Gold Family

The Goldstein Family

The Green Family
(Jill & Arthur)

The Green Family
(Shira &Ethan)

The Haber Family

The Haron Family
(Nancy & Kamal)

The Haron Family
(Rachel & Dan)

The Isaacs Family

The Israel Family

The Jacobs Family

The Jankelovits Family

The Janush Family

The Jeiger Family

The Jelen Family

The Jubas Family

The Karsch Family

The Klapper Family

The Kweskin Family

The Lieberman Family

The Links Family

The Lotstein Family

The Mangot Family

The Marlowe Family 

The Mark Family

The Maron Family

The Mehl Family

The Meyer Family

The Neuhaus Family

The Neumann Family

The Niedober Family

The Okun Family

The Passy Family

The Raymond Family

The Reicin Family

The Rich Family

The Rosenfeld Family

The Schachter Family

The Schaffer Family

The Seligson Family

The Sherman Family

The Silver Family

The Sinrich Family

The Steinmetz Family

The Thau Family

The Tobin Family

The Trabish Family

The Weitz Family

The Wohlberg Family

The Wolfe Family

The Yaghoubian/Khaghan Family

The Zucker Family


CAS Announcements
SAVE THE DATE!  Annual B.L. Manger Lecture, June 12, at 7:30 pm. Details below.  
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.
SISTERHOOD MEETING THIS SUNDAY in the chapel. Agenda: Reports of past year, Election of Officers, Presentation of Rosh Chodesh as a Woman's Holiday Program, planning future events.  Looking forward to seeing you all. RSVP or call 203-588-0942
Upcoming Events

Attention, Families of Graduates!

Join the CAS 2012 Graduation Celebration!


If you have a graduate in your family (preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, college or graduate school), we will publish his/her name and the level from which he or she is graduating.


Celebrate the graduates with a festive kiddush on the second day of Shavuot in their honor.

Help co-sponsor the kiddush


Click here to sign up your graduate and sponsor!

Annual Sisterhood Meeting

Sunday, May 20, 11:00 am at CAS


        • Report of Past Year 
        • Election of Officers 
        • Presentation of Rosh Chodesh as a Woman's Holiday 
        • Planning Future Events 

RSVP: Johanna Akyuz 203-588-0942 - or

Looking Forward to seeing you all!

Straight from Israel for a pre-Shavuot class at CAS

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Tanach Instructor, Yeshivat Har Etzion




Sponsored by Beth & David Cohen, in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Beth's Father, Manuel Skversky


Monday night, May 21 8:15PM in the Chapel

(immediately following mincha and maariv) 


Join us for what promises to be a wonderful shiur from a master Tanach teacher with a very unique style

Hero, Martyr and Romantic: An Evening in Tribute to Rabbi Akiva


Learn about the life and legacy of Rabbi Akiva in a unique evening of learning and drama. During the period of Sefirat HaOmer, we mourn for the loss of the students of Rabbi Akiva, the legendary Talmudic Sage, but also honor his values and vision.

The evening will consist of two dimensions. Rabbis Daniel Cohen andDavid Walk will lead a text based exploration of some of Rabbi Akiva's most famous insights about Judaism and Tamar Gershberg and friends will dramatize a scene from her original play on Rabbi Akiva the Romantic.

Following the program, the community is invited for light refreshments. 


Join us on Tuesday evening, May 22, at Agudath Sholom at 7:30 pm and experience the living legacy of Rabbi Akiva

For more information, contact CAS at 203-358-2200

Join us in the CAS Chapel for the annual

B.L. Manger Lecture 

Tuesday night, June 12, 7:30 pm 

Dov Ben-Shimon 

Executive Director - Strategic Partnerships 

The American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 

An Overview of the Jewish World Today: Challenges...Horizons...Hot Spots

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 New Hours 

Sunday - 5/20     10:00am - 1:00pm

Wednesday - 5/23     12:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday - 5/24     1:00 - 3:00 pm    


Community Announcements

5K RUN OR WALK WITH MIKE SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 20, Fun-filled day to raise awareness and funds for The Michael D. Rothman CIDP Research Fund, focused on tracking and treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.  Info:  All funds raised support research at Columbia University Medical Center.To read more about Michael's Walk go to: 

MA'AYANOT FUNDRAISER All women invited to student-run program, Heartbeats: A Night of Song, Dance and Connection. The performance will take place May 30 at 7:30 pm (doors open 7pm) at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School, Teaneck. Proceeds donated to Kol Kallah Fund, a branch of Yad Eliezer which helps Israel's impoverished brides and grooms start a home. Tickets $15 advance or $18 at the door. Call Etana Staiman at 201-414-2899 or

CLICK & HELP It's National Mobility Awareness Month. Help Cory Greenbaum (Barry Luden's nephew) win an accessible van. Click use Promo Code 777 to help out! THANKS!

CRASH COURSE IN BASIC JUDAISM Taught by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, Director National Jewish Outreach Program. FREE at Bi-Cultural Day School. Three Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. May 15 & 22. Register at or 203-328-2186.

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

ANTI-BULLYING FOR PARENTS Monday, May 23 7 pm at the Stamford JCC. The program will focus on understanding who becomes a bully or bullied, and how to respond to the problem. Dr. Mitchell Flaum, Jewish Family Service JFLE Coordinator with the Stamford JCC will discuss: understanding different bullying types, recognizing when your child is being bullied or acting as a bully, speaking to your child about it and taking effective action, advocating for your child within the school system and raising "bullyproof," resilient children. Info: Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 or

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.
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

JHS EVENTS:  FILM May 20, 1:30PM, Temple Israel 14 Coleytown Rd. Westport, Sponsored jointly by JHS and the Holocaust Child Survivors of CT. As Seen through These Eyes about artists who fought Hitler. Remarks by Judith Goldstein, one of the artists. Free and open to all. For a ride or info at 203- 321-1373, ext. 150


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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