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, July 21st - Speaking Positively
3. Shabbat, July 28th - Judging People Favorably
As Rabbi Walk noted in our introductory seminar on Sunday, daily routine is the best way to beavior modification. Special thanks, as he acknowledged, to Benjamin Franklin and Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. Our new three week website
(Three Weeks & Beyond) includes a chart for daily reminders of character development and resources for your to share and explore at your Shabbat table. Reflect on the questions in this week's bulletin & "Smile Quotes".
This coming Shabbat, we will explore the first attribute of greeting everyone with a smile. According to Jewish tradition, we should not let a person pass by without saying "Hi!". Shammai states in Ethics of our Fathers - Receive everyone with a cheerful face.
We mourn the destruction due to baseless hatred. May we merit to rebuild the Temple through our love. Looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces.
Daf Yomi Shabbat Celebration Saturday, August 4
Join us on Shabbat, August 4 for the Daf Yomi Shabbat. Incelebration of the completion of the world wide seven year cycle of studying the Talmud, Agudath Sholom will conduct a panel with participants following services on Shabbat morning at 11am. You do not have to be a Torah scholar to join the next cycle. Hear inspiring stories and learn why men and women have dedicated themselves despite the hectic pace of life to this
transformative experience. The panel will be followed by a joyous and delicious kiddush in honor of the celebrants.
FOUR MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DAF YOMI:
1. " I have to be fluent in Gemorah learning or in Hebrew" Our daf yomi shiurim are taught in English and are open to people who have little or no backround in Gemorah learning.
2." I have to commit to the program every day" Many people join the daf yomi group on a weekly or occasional basis and are absolutely welcome to do so.
Smile And The Whole World Smiles With You
Discussion Questions for your Shabbat Table:
1.Why do many people wait for someone to greet them before they say hello?
2.Did you ever initiate a greeting and receive a very positive response in return which then leads you to realize the power of greeting someone?
3.How would you gain by greeting others more cheerfully?
Stretch of the week:
Make an effort to be the first to smile at someone. (and notice their reply)
Quotes, Poems and Words on Smiling and the Power of Smiling:
Thanks to Robert Phipps
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.~Phyllis Diller
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.~Author Unknown
Start every day with a smile and get it over with.~W.C. Fields
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.~Charles Gordy
A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.~Author Unknown
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.~Andy Rooney
Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile.~Author Unknown
If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine.~Author Unknown
I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.~Author Unknown
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.~George Eliot
Smiling is infectious, you can catch it like the flu. Someone smiled at me today, and I started smiling too. ~Author Unknown
Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to.~Author Unknown
You're never fully dressed without a smile.~Martin Charnin
It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.~Author Unknown
All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile.~Chris Hart
Smile - it increases your face value.~Author Unknown
A smile is something you can't give away; it always comes back to you.~Author Unknown
It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart. ~Author Unknown
Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Roots and Reverberations of a Smile in Halacha
Sunday Friday Sun-Thrus
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Howard Weiss and Fred Baer in honor of their milestone birthdays
Rabbi Walk's Classes:
Sunday -Special Session with Rabbi Daniel Cohen & Rabbi David Walk
Monday - Parsha - at CAS - 12:00
Tuesday - Jewish History - 9:00 am
Wednesday- Psalms - 8:30 am
Thursday-Talmud: Megilla -7:15 pm
Look for Rabbi Cohen's classes in the Fall 2012.
CAS Youth Department
This Week's Schedule for Shabbat:
Thank you to the Kanefsky Family for sponsoring treats for mini minyan in honor of Isabelle's birthday.
Throughout the summer we will continue to have Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Congregation!
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
Summer Flicks With Rabbi Walk
Join Rabbi Walk at CAS for these features.
Showtimes 7:30pm. No charge!
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 Stories with Rabbi Ehrenkranz & Friends
Tuesday, August 7 at 7:30pm
Please join CAS & Rabbi Ehrenkranz for this event! It's free and open to the community. If you have any old pictures from 1965 , please bring them to the shul prior to this event or mail them to the Shul! We will share these pictures during this event with all congregants.
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 email@example.com 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.
ANNUAL ENDLESS SUMMER KUMSITZ-Saturday night, August 4, 2012, 9:45PM at the home of Christine Bloom, 12 Crane Road. Food, fun, and plenty of music! No charge! Organized by the Young Israel of Stamford as part of its summer kollel program, and open to entire community.
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
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 yu.edu/admissions/mechina/july or contact: Nava Orlian, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Danielle Attard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Danielle Attard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-395-9494.
TRIP TO ISRAEL-Don Miller & Jeff Rudolph, are organizing a third grassroots trip to Israel April 21-May 3, 2013. This trip is open to the entire
Jewish community. We would love to have members of Congregation Adudath Sholom on our trip. For more info contact Jeff Rudolph at: email@example.com