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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

June 23, 2012


3 Tamuz 5772 

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 6-8 grade)


Perek on the Patio

Daf Yomi





Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

Perek on the Patio  - 7:00 pm

Join us on the CAS patio (Strawberry Hill side of the shul) for light refreshments and heavy discussion with Rabbi Walk about Ethics of the Fathers Shabbat afternoon, one hour before Mincha.  In case of rain or excessive heat we're in the social hall.


 A Message from Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Values of Agudath Sholom -For the Three Weeks and Beyond 

During the three weeks, we will explore three core values of CAS.

These ethical principles underscore the development of a sacred,

inviting and healthy organization. The curriculum will consist of the three dimensions: Shabbat Divrei Torah in shul for adult and youth, home based discussion material, and an interactive workshop on Shabbat afternoon. The three themes will be:

1.      Shabbat, July 14th - Greet Everyone with a Smile

2.      Shabbat, Jul 21st  - Speaking Positively

3.      Shabbat, July 28th - Judging People Favorably


The Core Values program will be launched on Sunday morning, July 8th at Agudath Sholom, the fast of the 17th of Tamuz at a symposium at 9:15 - 10:00 AM dedicated to the themes.


The program is open to the entire community and a wonderful way to harness the spirit of the three weeks to develop Jewish community and nurture personal development. 

Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Meeting
301 Strawberry Hill Avenue 
Wednesday June 27, 2012 6:30 - 8:15 pm 
Please join us for our annual meeting and election of new officers.  The CAS Nominating Committee has recommended members elect this slate of directors for a 3-year term starting July 1, 2012
They are as follows:

Mitchell Bell, Wendy Bennett, Rachel Dayan
Eli Freedberg, Dr. Burton Rubin, Dean Schuckman,
Rebecca Sigman, Laura Tobin 
 A full agenda, important letter, voting instructions and proxy forms are on line The Annual Meeting is open to all members in good standing of Congregation Agudath Sholom.
 Light refreshments - 6:30 pm
Meeting Begins - 7:00 pm



Hosted by CAS & Temple Sholom
Featuring :Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor & Foreign Affairs Columnist of the 
Wall Street Journal
  7:00 at Temple Sholom
   300 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT
To RSVP to this event e-mail Alice Schoen at
or call (203) 542-7165 


Save the Date:Saturday Night, August 18 

10 PM - Midnight
Congregation Agudath Sholom
Young Couples Night Out at Kosh
Open to the Entire Community 
Meet new friends, enjoy great company, 
ambience and food!
For more information email Rabbi Daniel Cohen at
or Laura Tobin, Young Couples Chair, at
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Coffee & Commentary 

Rabbi David Walk

Torah Readers

Judd Love, Ted Listokin, Chaim Attar, Meir Attar,  Simcha Rubin



Daniel Kraus

Cantor Arik Wollheim

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Healthy Debate

Seudat Shlishit

Dvar Torah

Youth Jr. Teen Award Spectacular

Josh Monk

Weekday Schedule



7:15/8:30 am

Monday - Friday

6:30/7:30 am



 8:20 pm

 Candles Friday

 8:12 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

 the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

   Sandra &  Zane Zaritsky in honor of their grandchildren Sam & Kayla Zaritsky's B'Nai Mitzvah, and Barbara & Larry Miller commemorating Morris M. Miller's 30th Yahrzeit


Chapel Kiddush 




Would you like to Sponsor a Kiddush?

Give the office a call and ask for Cindy! 

 Marilyn Niedober in honor of the forthcoming marriage of her grandson Elie Niedober to Jessica Kfare.




Mazal Tov to

  • Lisa & Joel Zaritsky, and Sandra & Zane Zaritsky  on their 2 children & grandchildren Sam & Kayla becoming B'nai Mitzvah.
  •  Irwin Niedober, Jean Niedober  and Marilyn Niedober on the forthcoming marriage of their son & grandson Elie
  • We wish Mark Rocklin and Robbie Bernstein much hatzlacha and thank them for their wonderuful leadership with our youth. This is their last Shabbat running programming
  • Rabbi David & Shara Israel on their son Ari Israel becoming a Bar Mitzvah
CAS Classes

Rabbi Walk's Classes:

Sunday -Bible from the beginning - 9:15 am

Monday - Parsha - at CAS - 12:00

Wednesday-Jewish History - 8:30 am

Thursday-Talmud: Megilla  -7:15 pm


Look for Rabbi Cohen's classes to resume soon! 

CAS Youth Department

This Week's Schedule for Shabbat: 

Thank you to Rebekah Kanefsky for chairing this week's Awards Seudah Shlishit.  Thank you to the entire committee who helped make this event possible.  Thank you to Elissa Stein for delivering the parenting lecture!  What a great team!!!

At Jr. Cong. Avi Gordon will read and Shalhevet Cohen will deliver a Dvar Torah!!


Jr. Teen Chat (grades 6-8) will meet for the last time this season.  Please join and wish thanks and goodbye to Robbie for running a great program this year.


This Shabbat will also be Mark Rocklin's last week as the leader of Jr. Cong... so please join us in thanking him!  There will, however be Jr. Cong. all summer long.. with a special guest leader... stay tuned! 

TEENS - please remember to apply for a position for next year's Teen Board!


Coming Soon...

  • THIS WEEK- Double Nikudot & Nikot Sales - lots of new prizes & Youth Awards Shabbat - please reserve for your free spot online today!
  • PJ Library Shabbat Special Program.. stay tuned for more info...

Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger






Nursery - 6th grade -4:15-6:15 pm

Jr. Teens & teens - 8:00pm @ the Shul, Seudat Shlishit

4:15- 5:00

KIDS: Shabbat Afternoon Groups with your favorite group leaders!!!

ADULTS: Parenting lecture and time to socialize!!!

5:00- 6:15

EVERYONE joins together for a Seudah Shlishit Dinner, highlighted by a special gift awarded to every child!!!


Would you like to sponsor this special program?

$180-sponsorship are available!

Please contact Rabbi Jeiger -  for more



Summer Flicks With Rabbi Walk

Join Rabbi Walk  at CAS for these features. 

Showtimes 7:30pm.  No charge!


THIS TUESDAY June 26-Driving Miss Daisy

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.


July 4-Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravits

The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along the way the film explores the themes of anti-semitism and the responsibilities which come with adulthood.


July 11-Everything is Illuminated

is a gentle comedy of understanding and forgiveness played in the shadow of the Holocaust.


July 18-The Great Dictator (The Criterion Collection)

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day is mistaken for Hynkel.


July 25-Marathon Man

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.


CAS Announcements
 WOMANS LEARNING-If you are interested in organizing  a summer Shabbat afternoon women learning group, please contact Cara Neumann. or call 
ERUV-The Yeshiva University museum plans to prepare an exhibit on eruvin (plural of eruv). They have asked that we share this online survey with our congregants and they thank you in advance for participating. To take the survey go to
LET US KNOW! We strive at CAS to support our members in time of need.   If you know of someone 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.
SPONSOR THE KIDDUSH- Would you like to sponsor a Kiddush for Shabbat?  Give the office a call and ask for Cindy, 203-358-2200.
Stamford Mikvah


Have you joined the Mayim League yet?


We are grateful to the following families and individuals for their generous gifts to The Mayim League

 2011-12, which helps support and maintain our community's Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah.



Adrienne & Michael Alexander



Jessica & Adam Batkin

Dina & Paul Berger

Darona & Tzvi Bernstein

Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen

Rachel  & Ephraim Cohen

Elise  & Steven Cohen

Rachel & Nimrod Dayan

        Vivi & Yisrael Deren

Maryiashi  & Yossi Deren

Rachel & Jay Jubas

Stephanie & Howard Fogel

Lenore & Ilan Fogel 

Marilyn & Larry Gochberg

Marcia Gordon & Seth Young

Caryn Halbrecht & Tom Haendler

Kayla & Leon Hanna

Meg & Yoav Haron

Rachel & DanHaron


Nechama & Dovid Hordiner

Shara & David Israel

Maruja & Allon Ivri

Monica & Eric Jankelovits

Abigail & Josh Kurtz

Lorraine & David Kweskin

Sharon & Jeffrey Lewis

Hadassah & Joseph Lieberman

Ana & Albert Lilienfeld

Lisa & Seth Linzer

Sarah & Avi Lipsker

Susan & Mitchell Mailman

Rachel & Samuel Maryles

Sondra & Jared Mehl

Tzivia & Gabriel Moreen

Marguerite & Kenneth Neuhaus

Carina & Henry Rascoff

Judy & Robert Raymond

Maria & Glenn Reicin

Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut

Sharon & David Shavrick

Leah & Moshe Shemtov

Malya & Zalman Shmotkin

Beverly & David Stein

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 Summer Hours 

Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00pm

Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Or by appointment, call 203-358-2200


Community Announcements

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 or contact: Nava Orlian, Director

PURIM IN JERUSALEM-The February 2013 BiCultural Israel tour planned by Walter Shuchatowitz (Mr. S) and Bob Abrams will feature an extended stay in Jerusalem including the celebration of Purim.  Early reservations are advised, for details please call BiCultural at 203-329-2186.  

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY of Fairfield County (JHS) SUNDAY, June24 10am (9:30 coffee) Temple Sinai Stamford "A CT YANKEE IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH" Speakers: Edwen & Fred Goldstein, long time Stamford residents. Growing up Jewish in families with roots in Mississippi & Louisiana dating back to the 19th century; coming north after college, and staying. welcome. For more info call 321-1373, ext.150.

JEWISH TWENTIES AND THIRTIES - Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 am.  Partially funded by YJP/CT and JTT, outdoor lovers will gather to enjoy a hike in Devil's Den in Weston. For info contact  Leah Schechter,  JFS Singles Outreach Coordinator,  203-921 4161 or

WOMEN LOOKING FOR BEREAVEMENT GROUP? Mondays at 5:30 pm at the Stamford office, Jewish Family Service, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Or Wednesdays at 5:00pm in Westport Office, Jewish Family Service, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Gather to explore thoughts and feelings about grief in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, physical and spiritual support. Members will not only receive support and understanding for themselves but will also learn to provide the same to others. For more info, contact Danielle Attard by email at or 203-395-9494.

BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL RESUME- Thursdays, 7:45 pm A JFS support group, facilitated by Melanie Rago and Danielle Attard, training in Marriage and Family Therapy, for those affected by the poor economy, underemployment or unemployment. The group will meet at the JFS Westport offices, 431 E. Post Road, Westport. Topics to be covered will include: building confidence, finding strengths and supporting others in similar situations. For more info, please contact Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or email at or Danielle Attard by email at or 203-395-9494.

MENDING BATTLE WOUNDS AT HOME-Sundays at 6:00 pm at the JFS Westport offices, 431 E. Post Road, Westport. Facilitated by Melanie Rago and Danielle Attard, training in Marriage and Family Therapy, the support group is for spouses and significant other of veterans returning home. Discussions will include topics about rebuilding relationships after extended separation, addressing and living with PTSD and redefining roles. For more information, please contact Melanie Rago at 631-355-1120 or email at or Danielle Attard by email at or 203-395-9494.

4TH INTERNATIONAL JEWISH MEDICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE -August 16 - August 19, 2012, The Heritage Hotel, Southbury, CT.  It promises to be a great weekend.  You can have $100 off by entering  23764 upon checkout.   For more info and details go to    


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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