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Friday, August 17, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

August 17, 2012

Re'eh  - Rosh Chodesh

30 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




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

NOTE: Only one Mincha Service on Friday


What is the sound of the shofar we do not hear?
Beginning this Sunday, we blow the shofar as a wake up call. 
Maimonides bases the sounds on the verse: "Awake you slumberers from your sleep." Sometimes we day dream or live life so fast we do not ponder our existence, the impact of our actions or seize growth opportunities.  

The next month offers us a chance to get ready for the holidays. If you have not signed up for 40 Days to a Better you, please do so (www.40daystoabetteryou) or find your own inspiration. The sounds of the shofar will emnate from our shul and across the world. Will we hear the call? 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

 The Young Couples Committee

The Young Couples Committee is a group that sets out to provide programming and activities for members of Agudath Sholom in the 25-45 cohort. Our goal is to organize events for members to socially engage in and outside of Shul. We are looking forward to our first event at Kosh after Shabbat on August 18 from 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. We hope to see many of you there. If you are interested in being involved in planning and organizing events for the committee, please contact Laura Tobin at . We are excited to implement many fun programs this year and in the years ahead.  


New Classes 

Friday morning Mishna Yomi Shiur - 8:45 AM - 9 AM 

Friday morning Daf Yomi Shiur - 9:00 AM 

Each of these classes will begin on Friday, August 17th, 2012. Both classes will follow the world cycles for study and will offer an opportunity to "check -in" for a live class. If you are interested in joining, please contact Rabbi Cohen and he will also send you resources for ongoing study. 

Prior to the classes, Rabbi Cohen will  continue:

Tuesday: Taste of Parsha class at 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM. 

Refreshments will be served.  


Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Update 

  • Rabbi Cohen will not have his office hours this week, if you need assistance, please contact the office 203-358-2200.
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

Torah Readers

Jacob Cohen, Gil Orvach

Rabbi David Walk 

Oh Say Can You See


Mitchell Bell

Seudat Shlishit 

Rosh Chodesh Elul Shabbat/Sunday

Rabbi David Walk - Elul: 2 Attitudes


Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am





6:30/7:30 am




Candles Friday

7:21 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

                  Irwin Niedober to Dr. Senker and the children at Agudath Sholom for a wonderful year here in Stamford and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Helene & Harvey Kaminski in loving memory of Eda Kaminski. 

Chapel Kiddush

Harold Fiskow  in memory of his mother's yahrzeit

Seudat Shlishit

the shul 

Mazal Tov
  •  Rabbi Ari Weiss, son of Peter & Linda Weiss, on his engagement to Sara Kranzler, daughter of Chaim & Fay Kranzler of Teaneck, New Jersey.
CAS Classes

Rabbi David Walk's Classes:

No Perek on the Patio this week

Sunday -Bible from the beginning                             9:15 am

Monday-Parsha -at CAS                                           12:00 pm

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


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 



Congregation Agudath Sholom Young Couples

Night Out at Kosh

This coming 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.  

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-Men's MALT still has a few more openings for anyone wanting to join the trip to Israel.  For more information, contact Tzvi Bernstein 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



The Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County (VHFC) has been asked about the kashrus status of two Sixteen Handles franchise stores, one in Stamford and one in Fairfield.  After thorough research, we have concluded that we do not endorse these establishments.


Rabbi Fred Hyman      - President

Rabbi Elly Krimsky      - VP for Policies and Standards

Rabbi Yaakov Mendelson - VP for Jewish Law

Rabbi Mitchell Rocklin - Secretary

Rabbi Daniel Cohen   - Treasurer

Rabbi Yossi Pollack - Director

Rabbi Chagie Rubin - Director

Rabbi Noah Cheses



Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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