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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 1, 2012

Ki Teitze

14 Elul 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
LABOR DAY MONDAY September 3, Business Office Closed

Prayer represents one of the hallmarks of a caring community. Every Shabbat morning, in addition to Mondays and Thursdays when we read the Torah, we offer our tefillot for people in our community who are in need of a speedy recovery. In order to deepen our connection for those we have in mind, we will be listing Hebrew names in the weekly bulletin. This list will automatically be refreshed every month. If you have names to include on the list, please send me directly. Wishing all of our family and friends a year of health, peace and

We wish a warm Mazal Tov to Rabbi Walk on his engagement to Rivka Weiner. We are so happy for both of them! Welcome to Rabbi Joe and Sandy Ehrenkranz who are really here this Shabbat. Rabbi Joe will be delivering the Shabbat morning sermon.

All the best and Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Saturday night, September 8

Miriam Krupka, Tanach instructor, 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

 Open to the community! 

Services at 9:30 pm 

Program at 10:30 pm

Late Selichot services in chapel at 12:45 am


Please join us for our first meeting over brunch on Sunday morning, September 9th from 9:30-11AM.  Become a Chesed Committee volunteer today!  For more information, please contact the synagogue office or send an email to CAS's Chesed Committee Chair, Meredith Cohen at 

We remember the following USAF soldiers who died defending the USA this past week.
Jessica M. Wing, Staff Sergeant
Mabry J. Anders, Specialist
Christopher J. Birdwell, Sergeant
Special Rosh Hashanah Service 
Due to last year's warm reception of the Rosh Hashanah Sunrise Service, we are pleased to announce its return this year.  The Sunrise Service will be held at 6am both days of Rosh Hashanah.  All are welcomed.  Tickets are required for this service as for all other High Holiday services. So that we can gauge attendance, kindly email Elliot Neumann( if you plan to attend. 

 Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Update 

  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:30 am at CAS
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 am at Starbucks, High Ridge

We wish CAS best wishes at the annual Kiddush Cup Softball game between CAS and YI this Monday at 4 PM at the JCC. Come by to cheer the team! 

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 Reader




Judd Love, Jay Jubas, Simcha Rubin, Naftali Rosenberg

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

David Gordon 

Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz  



Elisheva Kilner

Seudat Shlishit 

Rabbi David Walk - Teshuva Quiz

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am





6:30/7:30 am




Candles Friday

6:58 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

                  Roz Sherman - Mazal Tov to Rabbi David Walk and Rivka Weiner on their engagement, and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen in honor of Rabbi Walk's engagement to Rivka Weiner and in honor of Rabbi Joseph and Sandy Ehrenkranz 

Chapel Kiddush

Howard Wolfe, Janet Welkovich and Stu Welkovich in honor of Rachel's and Ruby's upcoming year in Israel, studying and doing chesed.

Mazal To
  •  Mazal Tov to Rabbi Walk on his engagement to Rivka G. Weiner of Elizabeth, NJ. 
  • Mazal Tov to Alan and Sara Poland and Elliot and Doris Weiss on the birth of a baby         girl. Mazal Tov uncle & aunt, Eric and Rebecca Sigman and the entire family!
  • Daniel Soifer for winning the gold metal in tennis at the JCC Maccabi Games.
  • Jordan & Louise Soifer for winning the Mother-Son Doubles title at the First Niagara         Family tennis Classic
  • Barbara & Sara Ashkenas on the birth of a grandson born to Eli & Elie Wolfe and big         brother Noam.
  •  Alan and Sara Poland and Elliot and Doris Weiss on the birth of a baby girl. Mazal Tov     to uncle & aunt Eric and Rebecca Sigman and the entire family!  
  • Condolences to...
    •  Elaine Finkelstein, Simone, Noah, and Mati on the passing of their husband and father, David Finkelstein. 
    • Sylvia Spiegel on the passing of her mother Tamara Squillacioti.


    Learn with Rabbi Daniel Cohen & Rabbi David Walk
    with Our Special Pre Holiday Class Series!

    Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes Tuesdays September 4 & 11
    Teshuva in the Writings of Rav Kook and Rav Soloveitchik-8:15 am
    Teshuva Themes in the Weekly Torah Portion-
    Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
    Rabbi Walk's Classes-Tuesdays September 4 & 11
    Preparation through Teshuva - 7:45 pm
    Survey of Prayers - 7:45 pm
    Monday Class at BDCS - Call Synagogue for Exact Time
    What better time to do a mitzvah than right before the high holidays?  There will be a food drive beginning on September 9- 27 together with Person-to-Person, a volunteer-driven, community-supported agency.  They help individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives.  Bags with a grocery list of needed items will be available to pick up in the CAS lobby. Please stop by, pick up a bag, and go  shopping to help fill P2P's emergency food pantry.
    • Beginning September 9-September 26 , grocery bags will be available in the shul lobby, with an attached shopping list. Please take as many as you can and fill them; return them to the shul lobby, where they will be collected.  
    • Pick up is-Thursday September 27.
    Any questions, please contact event chair, Jessica Dulitz at, chair of the Chesed committee, Meredith Cohen at, or call Agudath Shalom at (203) 358-2200.
    Thank you for your support and Shanah Tovah

    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!!!


                  SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 OUR NEW                



    Early Childhood  

    Future- Tots

    Located in the Bridal Room on the second floor, this group is a parent led group.  Parents of children who are not yet ready to sit in an organized group can join their children for some quality shabbat play time.  Parents must supervise their children.

    Tot Shabbat

    Toddlers through 3 year olds are invited to participate in our weekly interactive and educational Shabbat morning groups in the library beginning at 10:30 am concluding with main sanctuary services. Starting October 13th early drop off is available at 10:00 am.  

    Mini Minyan

    Pre-K, Kindergarten and first graders are beginning to grow roots in our shul and are learning to become active participants in our community. Mini Minyan begins at 10:30 am in the youth classroom, concluding with the main sanctuary services. Starting October 13th early drop off is available at 10:00 am.  


    Junior Congregation

    In order to provide more individualized attention and a lower staff to child ratio, we have reorganized Jr. Congregation!  Starting at 10:30 am, in the Chapel, Junior Congregation now serves boys and girls in grades 2, 3 and 4.  

    Middle School

    BRAND NEW!!! B'nai Mitzvah Club

    Boys and Girls in grades 5 and 6 are invited to join this brand new group!  The B'nai Mitzvah Club meets each week at 10:30 am to focus on davening, learning, and of course preparing for Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs.  

    Junior Teen Chat

    Boys and Girls in grades 7 and 8 are invited to join this special innovative group at 10:30 am on alternate Shabbats when there is no Teen Minyan.  

    High School

    Teen Minyan

    Boys and Girls in grades 7-12 are invited to join our bi-monthly 9:30 am teen minyan service.   Please sign up for all of the Teen Minyan opportunities and kiddush sponsorships on our website!  

    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!

    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

    New Fall Hours will begin September 4

    Sunday - 10-1:00 pm

    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday - 12-3:00 pm 


    On October 6, 2012 the Sisterhood wants everyone in our congregation enjoying their shabbat afternoon having Sukkot lunch with other members of our shul, at homes across the community.
    Come be a part of Sukkot as it's supposed to be...within the beauty and spirituality of the sukkah, enjoying friends, old and new.
    This event is FREE. 
    Host families will provide food for the meal. 
    Guests will be asked to bring wine, challah, and pareve dessert (more details when you sign up!)

    To register:  Please provide:

    Name ______________________________________


    Telephone # _________________________________

    E-mail ______________________________________

    Those attending ______________________________

    Ages of children_______________________________

     Food allergies ________________________________


    More information: Margie Abrams, 203-644-7048,



    Community Announcements

    JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE Employment Workshop Thursday, September 27: Social Media & the Job Search to 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 to learn the secrets of delivering a successful interview: dress, interaction, trick questions and keeping the conversation going post-interview with Mitch Podub. All sessions will begin at 7:00 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. Details & Info:  Leah Schechter, JFS Singles Outreach Coordinator, at 203-921-4161 or

    JFS SHINING A LIGHT ON GRIEF HELPING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Tuesday, October 23 7 pm Carole Geithner, LCSW and author of If Only, a fictional story of dealing with grief through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl.  Presented by Jewish Family Service in partnership with Stamford JCC, Den for Grieving Kids and the Center For Hope.  Presentation and panel discussion with questions and answers to follow. The workshop will take place at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. Info: Eve Moskowitz at or 203-921-4161.

    JFS COLLEGE PLANNING: THE RACE FOR COLLEGE- Tuesdays, October 29, November 19, and December 3 at 5:30 pm Pre-planning for college for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their parents conducted by Claire Friedlander, Jewish Family Service College Consultant at Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford. Free and open to the community. Info: Claire Friedlander at or 203-921-4161. 

    MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HS -On Sunday, September 23rd Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls will hold their annual Community Yom Iyun from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the school, 1650 Palisade Avenue.  The Yom Iyun will begin with a shiur by keynote speaker Mrs. Suzanne Cohen on the topic "From Robber to Rabbi: The Unique Teshuva of Resh Lakish," followed by additional shiurim by members of the Ma'ayanot faculty. Both men and women are welcome.

    AMIT Fall Boutique All That Sparkles.  Stamford Sweets Hats by Rivkah. Hats by Hedy Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 - 9 pm at the home of Hillary & Bob Zitter, 41 East Lane.

    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

    JAA, will be holding Auditions for actors of all ages to participate in a staged reading showcasing excerpts from 3 plays by Tamar Gershberg.  This special reading will be for a "Backers Audition" to be held in late Fall, 2012.  Audition Dates:  Wednesday, September 5th & Thursday, September 6th Time:  7:00 - 9:00 PM.    Place:  Stamford JCC, 1035  Newfield Ave.  If interested or for more information contact:  Jonathan Cahr at or203-461-4428.


    Congregation Agudath Sholom

    301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

    Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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