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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

July 28, 2012


Shabbat Chazon

9 Av 5772 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Daf Yomi




Fast Begins


Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

Welcome the Yeshiva University Kollel to Stamford in cooperation with Young Israel of Stamford

Welcome home Sandy & Rabbi Joe Ehrenkranz

 Mazal Tov to our CAS members who complete the 7-1/2 year Daf Yomi cycle this week. We look forward to sharing in their celebration on Shabbat Nachamu, August 4

Help us welcome a very special group of Israeli children who have paid a big price personally for our collective ability to count on the State of Israel. Each one has lost a parent in the line of duty, protecting Israel. The nonprofit that looks out for them, IDF Widows and Orphans Organization (, has sent us a group of 41 twelve and thirteen-year-olds this Shabbat. Please consider greeting them as they arrive at CAS at 4 pm on Friday. We will honor them and the families who are hosting them with a special kiddush after morning services, where you will have another chance to say hello. So please do!

We remember the Munich 11 Join us at services to recite their names and offer a moment of silence to acknowledge their upcoming Yahrzeits

Halachic Reminders for Shabbat Erev Tisha B'Av

Seudah Shlishit is considered your meal before the Fast. We will provide a meal in shul following 7:00 pm mincha. Fast Begins at 8:14 pm If you are staying in shul from Shabbat, bring your non-leather shoes on Friday to shul. If you leave your home after Shabbat (8:57 pm), recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh LeChol to mark the end of Shabbat before driving to shul. We will recite Havdalah on a flame following Maariv (9:15 pm) and before Eicha on Saturday night. Maariv will be held in the main sanctuary 

In addition to our complete Tisha B'Av Services, please join the following program


Joint Program at JCC Texts That Tie:

Weaving Together A Caring and Connected Community

Sunday, July 29  6:45 pm-8:40 pm    at the JCC


Our Goal: To have members of the community meet and engage with one another, through the study of Jewish texts in small groups, about what it means to be a community and how we can promote unity


Open to the entire community - women, men, teens and elementary school students - to come and learn.  Sign up

Participate in the community discussion. Go to


History vs. Looking Forward

"There was a time when it was important to know the place you came from in the broadest sense, to have a master narrative of a people as a bedrock for your own values.  It grounded you, and gave you direction - if you know where you come from, you arguably have a better sense of where you are going. Tisha b'Av is best observed by those who appreciate history and understand that a nation must look back if it is to move forward."

From the book, In the Narrow Places by Dr. Erica Brown


Do you believe that American Jews fully appreciate the rich history of the Jewish people, or do we tend to simply focus on the present and the future? 


Shabbat Afternoon & Shabbat Night, July 28

  • Early mincha-3:00 pm
  • Regular mincha- 7:00 pm.  Followed by seudah shlishit which will end at sunset. Rabbi Walk will lead a session on Eichah until Shabbat ends.   Please remember to recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Koshdesh Lechol to mark the end of Shabbat at 8:57 pm
  • Fast begins-8:14pm
  • Maariv and Eicha - 9:15 pm.  We will begin maariv around 15 minutes after Shabbat ends to enable people to arrive after Shabbat.

Sunday, July 29

  • Early Shacharit and Kinot - 6:30 am
  • Shacharit with Explanatory Kinot - 8:30 am
  • Kinot with Rabbi Walk-9:15-11:30 am
  • Webcast of Kinot with Rabbi JJ Shachter-11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • OU Tisha B'Av videos- 1:00 pm
  • Early Mincha- 1:45 pm
  • Special Movie: Fateless  3:00 pm.  14-year-old Gy├Ârgy's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.  Moving, gripping and graphic!  Hungarian with subtitles.
  • Chofetz Chaim foundation Tisha B'Av Video-5:00 pm
  • Mincha / Maariv - 7:50 pm
  • Fast Ends - 8:48 pm
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Friday night D'var Torah

Brian Frankel

Coffee & Commentary 

Moshe Laster

Torah Readers

Judd Love, Dr. Jay Jubas, Ethan Green


Naftali Rosenberg


Lorraine Kweskin

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Hope and Despair in Aurora and Jerusalem

Seudat Shlishit 

Rabbi David Walk - Eichah

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi



7:00 am





6:30/7:30 am





8:00 pm



Candles Friday

7:50 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

                   the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

 Alison & Stephen Bodurtha and their family in honor of our 41 special guests from Israel and the families hosting them

Chapel Kiddush 


Mikhael & Tatiana Kunik Guy in honor of their daughter Rachelle's 12th birthday and Joan, Rachel & Bennett Schwartz in honor of Aaron's birthday

Mazal Tov
  • Jack Stiassny on the birth of a great-grandson, Julien Stiassny.  Mazal Tov also to parents Aaron & Julie Stiassny and grandfather Lloyd Stiassny
  • Lynn & Harvey Berman and Rabbi Yisrael & Vivi Deren on the upcoming wedding of Rivky Deren to Seth Berman
CAS Classes

Rabbi David Walk's Classes:

Sunday -Special Session Tisha B'av

Monday - Parsha - at CAS - 12:00

Tuesday - Jewish History - 9:00 am

Wednesday- Psalms - cancelled this week

Thursday-Talmud: Megilla  - cancelled this week


Look for Rabbi Cohen's classes in the Fall 2012. 

Upcoming Events 

 Rabbi Michael Broyde on Agunah 
Monday evening, July 30, 7:30 pm at CAS 

Divorce and Modern Life:
Understanding the Agunah Problem in the Context of Family Life in America.
We will join Young Israel again this year in their community kollel. Info:   YI website.

Please note:  For those attending, an early mincha will be held at 7:15pm and 

late ma'ariv will follow the lecture  


 Daf Yomi Shabbat Celebration - Shabbat, August 4
To celeberate the completion of the world wide seven year cycle of studying the Talmud, CAS will host a panel with our Daf Yomi participants following Shabbat services at 11 am. Hear inspiring stories and learn why men and women take time from the hectic pace of life for this transformative experience. The panel will be followed by a joyous and delicious kiddush in honor of the celebrants. 
See why you do not have to be a Torah scholar to join the next cycle! 
  1. Daf yomi shiurim are only open to men. CAS shiurim are open to all and are well attended by women. 
  2. Learning daily Gemorah is tedious and perhaps even boring! Quite the contrary, Daf Yomi opens up an exciting perspective into learning our oral tradition, including history, homiletic teachings, and the basis for all our halacha. 


CAS New and Prospective Member BBQ 

August 26  5 PM - 7 PM.

Find out about why more and more people are

making CAS their home for the holidays and  beyond!

Free and open to the community.  

Click here for more sign up & info

or contact Ethan Green, CAS membership chair at or Cindy Flynn at 



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 pictures from 1965, please bring them to shul prior to this event or mail them to the Shul! We will share these pictures during this event.



Congregation Agudath Sholom Young Couples

Night Out at Kosh

Saturday Night, August 18 10 PM - Midnight 

Open to the Entire Community  

Meet new friends, enjoy great company,  ambience and food! 

$20 per person, includes - drink and appetizers.  

Info:  Laura Tobin, Young Couples Chair,at  



For more information on CAS Summer Events, Click Here! 

CAS Youth Department

Throughout the summer we will have Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Congregation!


Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
CAS Announcements
HELP US GET READY FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS-Please respond to the email / letter to confirm your Yizkor Book entry. High holiday seat requests will be in the mail in the next few weeks. Stop by the office to place a new Yizkor Book Entry or review high holiday seating information.  Want to review your reserved seating?  Learn about our ticket policy?  Click here to access our High Holiday Information Site
CAS 2012/2013 Calendar CLOSING SOON Sponsor a birthday, anniversary or Yahrzeit in the 2012/13 calendar! Stop into the office and give us your information! $18 per listing. Last day to turn in information July 30 at 10 am
SPONSOR THE KIDDUSH- Would you like to sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush? Call the office and ask for Cindy, 203-358-2200!
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.
Sisterhood Gift Shop

Sylvia's Gift Shop Summer Hours 

Tuesdays 1 - 4pm  Thursdays 1 - 3pm

Or by appointment - 203-358-2200


Special Community Announcement


5th Annual 5K Run/Walk Family Fun Day

Presented by:  The Herbert and Sarah M. Gibor Charitable Foundation


To benefit JumpStart at the JCC, a comprehensive preschool program for children with special needs.    Open to the community.


Enjoy family fun after the walk including classic field races.  USATF certified course!  Professionally timed race!


Monday, September 3

Rain or Shine | 9 a.m. Sign in | 9:30 a.m. Start | At 1035 Newfield Avenue

Pre-register by August 20:  $25 adults, $12 students & children up to age 18

After August 20$30 adults, $15 students & children up to age 18

Children 5 and under free!


Register online at


Sponsorship opportunities available.  Info:  Nancy Shiffman 203-487-0941 or


Community Announcements

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.  

SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION AT YI THIS SHABBAT: THE YU STAMFORD COMMUNITY KOLLEL sponsored by the Young Israel of Stamford invites the community to an important panel discussion: Confronting Abuse in the Orthodox Community. The Panel features: Rabbi Yosef Blau, Mashgiach Ruchani, RIETS; David Cohen, Esq., Connecticut State's Attorney (Stamford); Dr. Mark Banschick, Noted psychiatrist and syndicated columnist. Moderated by Rabbi Elly Krimsky. Program follows 9 am services and kiddush. This program is off the record, closed to the media and a child-care program will take place concurrent to the program. This program is not for children. 

ANNUAL ENDLESS SUMMER KUMSITZ-Saturday night, August 4, 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.

SECOND ANNUAL SUMMER SUNDAY IN STAMFORD, August 12, for those who are thinking of moving to Stamford. Sponsored by CAMOS (Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford). See the sites and sounds of Stamford and meet people who have made Stamford their home. Know anybody who maybe interested? contact Abigail Kurtz or Marti Sichel 

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. Info: Jeff Rudolph at: 

JEWISH EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS BY JEWISH TWENTIES AND THIRTIES and JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE. A three part series for Jewish professionals. Thursday, August 16: Building Your Resume. Learn the "do's and don'ts" of creating a great resume that will get you noticed, with Mitch Podob. Thursday, September 27: Social Media & the Job Search. Explore why social media sites can be instrumental or harmful in finding and landing that perfect job, with Erik Karff. Wednesday, October 17: Interview Skills learn the secrets of delivering a successful interview: dress, interaction, trick questions and keeping the conversation going post-interview with Mitch Podub. All sessions begin at 7 pm and are open to the entire community at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. Suggested donation of $10 or a food donation to the JFS Kosher Food Pantry. Info Leah Schechter, JFS Singles Outreach Coordinator, at 203-921-4161 or

BEFORE THE "I Do's" - Thursdays 7:30- 8:30 pm beginning October 15. Couples preparing for marriage can join a premarital support group to cover topics like communication, financial conflicts and child rearing. Melanie Rago, MS in Counseling, will lead the group in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Fee is $10 per couple per session. To reserve space, Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or

HERBERT & SARAH GIBOR READING PARTNERS PROGRAM is a group of dedicated volunteer tutors, sponsored by the UJF and is an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Reading Partners volunteer for one hour each week reading one-on-one with students. Each tutor is assigned two students and spends a half-hour with each talking, reading or writing. Info -Tricia Hoff 203-321-1373 or



Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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