Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

August 4, 2012


Shabbat Nachamu

16 Av 5772 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Future Tots 

Parent Led (Bridal Room)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Special Lecture for Women Only


Daf Yomi




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

Welcome Rabbi Michael Taubes

          Rabbi Taubes received Semicha from RIETS and a Masters in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. He is the co-editor of Artscroll's Rabbi Joseph B. Soleveitchik Machzor on Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Currently, Rabbi Taubes is the Rabbi of Congregation Zichron Mordechai in Teaneck, and is the principal at Yeshiva University's High School for Boys

 Daf Yomi Shabbat Celebration - This Shabbat
          To celebrate the completion of the world wide seven year cycle of studying the Talmud, join a panel of our Daf Yomi participants following Shabbat services at 11 am. Panelists include: Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn, Jeff Lewis, Judy Raymond and Simeon Wohlberg. Hear inspiring stories and learn why men and women take time from the hectic pace of life for this transformative experience.


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.  

Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Update 

  • At CAS
    • Monday - 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
    • Friday - 8:45 - 10:00 am
  • Rabbi Cohen will not be at Starbucks this Thursday.


CAS Membership



Become part of our 100+ year tradition and receive the benefits of being a CAS member:

  • High holiday tickets + the opportunity to obtain reserved seating for the holidays
  • Reduced pricing on youth and special events
  • Updates on CAS goings-on and more

CAS offers special dues plans for new members and young families.  Help support our congregation activities - from daily minyanim to youth activities to special classes to great events!

For information, click here to sign up

Or contact Cindy in the office!

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Friday night D'var Torah

Yisrael Apfel

Coffee & Commentary 

Brian Frankel

Torah Readers

Jared Yaghoubian, Dr. Burt Rubin, Dr. Jay Jubas, Rabbi Shakked Parhi


Sandy Shapiro


Elisheva Kilner

Reflections on Daf Yomi

Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn, Jeff Lewis, Judy Raymond and Simeon Wohlberg


Rabbi David Walk - Comfort 

Special Lecture for Women Only

Rachel Walk Weinstein - Issues in Family Purity 

Seudat Shlishit 

Rabbi Michael Taubes - Finding Passion in Day to Day Observance

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am





6:30/7:30 am





Candles Friday

7:41 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

                   Judy Raymond in honor of the Daf Yomi teachers- Rabbis Cahn, Cohen, Deren, Walk; Robbie Bernstein, David Cohen, Mark Weissler, Simeon Wohlberg and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

 Nimrod & Rachel Dayan and family in memory of Nimrod's father, Moshe Robby Dayan, on his 9th Yahrzeit and enhanced by the Shul in honor of our Daf Yomi celebrants

Chapel Kiddush 


the Walks in honor of Rachel, Micha-el, Yishai, Hallel Shira, Kaveh, Yiskah, Rivka, and the B'day girl Raayah Leah.

Seudat Shlishit


Marc & Sherry Silver in memory of Marc's father, Dr. Joseph Silver, on his 8th Yahrzeit

Mazal Tov
  • to our Daf Yomi Celebrants - David Bessaleli, Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Rabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn, Jeff Lewis, Judy Raymond, Simeon Wohlberg
  • to Yospa Lieberman on the engagement of her granddaughter Shani Nemetsky to Ari Nisanian, daughter of Goldie and Elie Berman
CAS Classes

Rabbi David Walk's Classes:

No Perek on the Patio this week

Sunday -Bible from the beginning      cancelled this week

Monday-Parsha -at CAS                                           12:00 pm

Tuesday-Jewish History                                             9:00 am

Wednesday-Psalms                                                    8:30 am

Thursday-Talmud: Megilla                                         7:15 pm


Join us this week for the YU Stamford Kollel  @ CAS

Sparta and Sinai: The Torah Ethic of Sport, Competition and Guarding our Health

Wednesday August 8 at CAS - 8:15 pm


Look for Rabbi Cohen's classes in the Fall 2012


Upcoming Events 


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

Rabbi Joe will be joined by Lorraine Kweskin and Herm Alswanger.


        Rabbi Cohen will serve as moderator to help the group share inspirational, humorous and fascinating memories. The evening will be in a "living room" conversation format.


        Do you have your own memory to share? Be a part of Stand Up Memories - an opportunity at the end of the program to share your best reflection on the early days at CAS. 


        We will also provide a display table for memorabilia. If you have any old pictures from before 1965, please bring them to the shul prior to this event! 


        Early mincha at 7:15 pm in addition to our regular time. Maariv will follow the program.



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  




  • Yizkor Book-Please respond to the email / letter you received. Stop by the office to place a new Yizkor Book Entry to confirm your Yizkor Book entry.  
  • Seating-High holiday seat request forms are in the mail. Please respond promptly to help us make sure we meet your needs. You can check seating charts and our seating policy @ under High Holiday Information. Seating charts are available for review in the office.  
  • Sponsorships available-contact Cindy for info


Saturday night, September 8

Miriam Krupka, Ramaz Upper School

Pray, Dorian, Pray: A Discussion of 'Dorian Gray' 

and Its Themes of Renewal  

Interactive presentation follows traditional Selichot services, led by Cantor Arik Wollheim

Services 9:30 pm Program 10:30 pm. Late Selichot services also

CAS Youth Department


Bounce back From Summer & HAVE A BLAST at the..


 Sunday September 9, 4:30-6:30 PM

CAS Social Hall / Patio

Children of all ages

2 hours over amazing inflatables, activity centers,

snow cones and much more

Cost for bounce:  $10/member child, $12/non-member child,

$180 sponsorships (family bounce + food) available


Click here to sign up!!!



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
SPONSOR THE KIDDUSH- Would you like to sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush? Call the office and ask for Cindy, 203-358-2200!

DRESS CODE REMINDER With the summer months in full swing, please remember the summer dress code for leading services. On weekdays, men  must wear full length pants and collared shirts.  On Shabbat, a jacket is requested as well. For an aliyah, pants and collared shirts are acceptable during the weekday and Shabbat. Thank you for your cooperation in our on-going efforts to enhance the dignity of the shul.

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.
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.  

ANNUAL ENDLESS SUMMER KUMSITZ-THIS 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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