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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 8, 2012

Ki Tavo

14 Elul 5772 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Teen Minyan

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

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Shabbat Shalom

It is hard to believe Rosh Hashanah is only ten days away. We look back on this past year and offer prayers for health, joy and success for the coming year.  Beginning this Saturday night, we embark on the journey of Selichot, the penitential prayers, which reach their crescendo on Yom Kippur.

Take a few minutes to view this video of Selichot at the Western Wall in 2008,

The music, words and images evoke heartfelt feelings of the significance and power of the coming days. Please join us for our special program and selichot on Saturday night.  We welcome back Chazan Wollheim who is joining us for the Yamim Noraim.  
May all of our tefillot be answered this year for the good.


Wishing you and your families a 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



We remember the following USAF soldiers who died defending the USA this past week: 

Pfc. Shane W. Cantu

 Lance Cpl. Alec R. Terwiske

Staff Sgt. Jeremie S. Border

Staff Sgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt

Spc. Kyle R. Rookey



We wish the following people a Refuah Sheliemah. Please have them in your prayers. If you would like to add a name for this month, email Rabbi Cohen -

Refael Ephraim ben Sima

Zev Mordechai Ben Chaya Gittel

Sara Hinda bat Yehudit Rachel 




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 


 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
High Holidays/Sukkot Events

Want to confirm your reserved seats for the high holidays?

Click here to check our High Holiday seating charts


Become part of our 100+ year tradition.

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!

Reserve Your Lulav/Etrog Set Now!

Deadline:  September 24, Pick up September 27/28

For information, click here to sign up

First Night Sukkot Dinner
Basking in the Shade of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs
Join Rabbi Walk for a tasty and inviting Sukkot dinner 
Sunday, September 30 at 7:15 pm
 in the CAS Sukkah

For information, click here to sign up

Annual Food Drive to Benefit P2P and JFS
Chair: Jessica Dulitz 
Youth Chairs: Rina Marlowe and Maya Jubas
What better time to do a mitzvah than right before the high holidays?  There will be a food drive beginning on September 10- 27 to benefit Person-to-Person and Jewish Family Services.  These important agencies' shelves are bare and in dire need of replenishing.  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 their emergency food pantries.
  • Beginning September 10-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 theywill 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 the office.
Thank you for your support and L'Shanah Tovah
Sunrise Service at COVE BEACH
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:10 am  
MEET AT: Horseshoe Cove
 Tashlich- 1st day of Rosh Hashanah
Monday September 17 at 4:30 pm
At the home of  Monica & Eric Jankelovitz, 
West Lane

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.

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Zach Wolberg, Dr. Jay Jubas, Andrew Schultz


Cantor Arik Wollheim


Cantor Arik Wollheim

Rabbi David Walk

Two Confessions 


Rosalyn Mangot

Seudat Shlishit 



*If you would like to usher for the holidays, contact Elisheva Kilner - 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen



Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am


7:00 am





6:30/7:30 am



Maariv & Selichot

Sun- Thurs




Candles Friday



6:47 pm



Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

                  The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

Doris & Elliot Weiss in honor of the birth of their granddaughter, Eve Claire, Libah Meira.  Mazal Tov to parents Sarah & Alan Poland, siblings Samson & Gabrielle, and to the Sigman & Poland families.

Chapel Kiddush



Teen Kiddush

Daniel Weiner, in honor of his father Seymour Weiner's yartzeit (4 years). 


The Banschick family in honor of Michah's 15th birthday and starting Westchester Hebrew High School.
Mazal Tov...
  • Michael Alexander on assuming the position as the President of the Jewish Family Services.
  • Sharon & David Shavrick on their daughter Elizabeth's Bat Mitzvah.
  • Gail & Gary Weitz on the birth of a second granddaughter to Adam & Tara Weitz and big sister Zoe born in California yesterday.
  • Rachel Dayan, Eli Freedberg and Dr. Burt Rubin for being accepted as Behrend Fellows for the upcoming year.
  • Sondra and Jared Mehl on the birth of a baby boy! Maza Tov to the siblings Zevi, Joreh, Ayden and Shayne
CAS Classes
Learn with Rabbi Daniel Cohen & Rabbi David Walk
with Our Special Pre Holiday Class Series!

Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes Tuesdays September 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 11
Preparation through Teshuva - 7:45 pm
Survey of Prayers - 7:45 pm
Monday Class at BCDS - Call Synagogue for Exact Time
Rabbi David Walk's Classes 
Sunday: Bible from the Beginnings                                      9:15 am

Monday: Weekly Parsha @BCDS                                        12:10 pm 

Tuesday:  How we pray on Rosh Hashanah                           7:30 pm 

Thursday:  Talmud:  Megilla                                               7:30 pm 


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                


  • Future Tot (Parent led)                                           10:30 am
  • Tot Shabbat (Toddlers-Age 3)                                10:30 am
  • Mini Minyan (Age 3 -Grade 1)                               10:30 am
  • Jr Congregation (Grades 2-4)                                 10:30 am
  • Bnai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6) by elevator         10:30 am
  • Teen Minyan (Grades 7-12) Simcha room              9:30 am 

Coming Soon.... Welcome Back with a Bang!

  • Sept 8 - Double Nikudot & Nikudot Sale Week
  • Sept 9 - Welcome Back Bounce and BBQ!!!
  • Sept. 9 - Teen Welcome Back Kayaking Trip
  • Sept. 22 - Jr. Teen Welcome Back Improv Night at CAS
  • Sept 30 -  Decorate our Shul Sukkah!!!
  • Oct 4 - Family Sukkah Night
  • Oct 6 - Annual Sukkah Hop
  • Oct 8 - Youth Hakafot
  • Oct 13 - 10:00am drop off for Tot Shabbat & Mini Minyan begin!
  • Oct 19 - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat w/ PJ library 
Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
CAS Announcements
HELP US GET READY FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS- 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.
CAS Sisterhood

Chag Sameach from SYLVIA'S Gift Shop!

New Fall Hours have begun:

Sunday - 10-1:00 pm

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

20% off 1 Item! See Us for Your Holiday Needs! 


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!)

Click here to sign up now! 


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 

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.

UJF -The Hebrew Mamita in Stamford, September 12th. On Wednesday, September 12th, solo-performance poet Vanessa Hidary, also known as the "Hebrew Mamita," will give two separate performances at the Stamford   JCC.The 8:30-9:30 p.m. show is for all adults. There will be age 45 and younger cocktail reception prior to Hidary's signature "Hebrew Mamita" spoken-word and rap-style verse performance from 7:30 - 8: 30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Co-Sponsored by the JHS. Join us for Creating A Meaningful New Year with Michal Smart begins Wednesday, September 19th at the JCC from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. information about this and other classes at

LONG WHARF THEATRE:  SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF, October 3 -November 4, 2012.  A new play by the director of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Famous jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong and his manager Joe Glaser recount his rise to fame.  Esteemed Broadway theatre actor John Douglas Thompson plays both roles. The Boston Globe says "tour de force would be an understatement."  25% discount on tickets  from Robert Jones at 203-772-8242 or ROB.JONES@LONGWHARF.ORG

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE- Walk with you feet and help with your heart!  Join the Friendship Circle for the fourth annual Friendship Walk on September 23rd  at the Westhill High School in Stamford. Come for a day of family fun and community solidarity as we walk hand in hand in support of children with special need and their families. There will be entertainment, rides, and delicious food. Registration is at 10am, the walk begins at 11am.  You can register and create a fundraising page@ Join as a walker, a donor or both.



Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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