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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 22, 2012

Vayeilech/Shabbat Shuva

6 Tishrei 5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Teen Minyan

(Grades 7-12)

Future Tots

Jr. Cong. (Grades 2-4)

Bnai Mitzvah Club

Parent Led (Bridal Room)

9:30 am






Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)



Shabbat Shuva



10:30 am


5:30 pm


Daf Yomi


Shabbat Ends


Selichot Schedule











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Shabbat Shalom

 What is the formula for a blessed year - a shana tovah?

Repentance, Prayer and Tzedakah are the three ingredients.

The next few days before Yom Kippur impact the year. In the area of Teshuva, identify one mitzvah for improvement and...commit. Join me for the Shabbat Shuva Drasha at 5:30 PM on the topic: Full Body Teshuva. Deepen your concentration for davening whether at home or in shul. Recite the Shema morning and night. Finally, consider generous contribution to our Yom Kippur Appeal. You will be receiving a special mailing in the next couple of days. In the merit of our dedication to these three core principles, may we merit a year of health, peace, success and joy!

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova

Rabbi Daniel Cohen



If you can be an usher for Yom Tov, please let us know.  There are open slots in all on all the days.

An usher's responsibilities includes greeting people as they enter into the sanctuary, answer any quetsions, and stand by the door to minimize interruptions at critical times of the davening so that people can focus on the Tefillah.  The doors should be kept closed during the Torah Reading, the Rabbi's sermon, Yizkor on Yom Kippur and the announcements.  Please RSVP to Elisheva Kilner at


We are grateful to Elisheva for chairing the Usher program this year.  Thank you in advance for your participation, and best wishes to you and your family for a K'tiva Chatima Tova.


We remember the following members of the United States Armed Forces soldiers who died defending the 

USA this past week: 

Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, of Honolulu,

Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, NC,  

Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, TX,   

Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., 

Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of North Huntingdon, PA, 

Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, IND


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

Garvriel Yaakov ben Miriam Golda

Batya Rivka bat Mina

Feige Rochel bat Chana  

 Simcha ben Chaya



 Tuesday, 6 am - 4 pm, the Old Mikvah Only 

please enter from behind the shul -$10 per immersion

  If anyone would like a meal during the Yom Tov of Sukkot in a sukkah in addition to the Sisterhood Sukkah program on Shabbat, please contact

 Rabbi Cohen-203-358-2200

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
Please stop by the shul lobby and pick up a bag and go shopping!
Help us support JFS and Person-2-Person.
Go to -  for more information!
From The Chesed Committee
Event Chair: Jessica Dulitz
Youth Chairs: Maya Jubas and Rina Marlowe 

The CAS Sisterhood brings you -SUKKOT ACROSS AGUDATH

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

Click here to sign up! 

More information: Margie Abrams, 



Join us for a long-standing CAS tradition...Be a sponsor...

Simchat Torah Lunch, Tuesday, October 9

Sponsorhip Levels:

 $250 Diamond | $180 Platinum | $100 Gold | $ 50 Silver

Click here to sign up! 

This year, all net cash proceeds will benefit the Kosher Food Pantry and extra food will be delivered to a local shelter

Salsa in the Sukkah: A Tex Mex

 Family Sukkah Party

Thursday Night, October 4 5:30pm

Featuring "Magic by Danny"

Food by: Carlos & Gabby

$15 per adult member /$20 per non-member

$10 per child member /$15 per child non-member

$3.00 hay rides per person

RSVP by October 1  Click here to sign up!


Thursday, October 4th

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Share a healthy morning for your body and soul with Rabbi Daniel Cohen.

Bask in the shade and catch some Torah "rays."

 Rabbi Cohen will explore mystical insights about Sukkot. Enjoy salad and sushi in a relaxed environment. Meet new people and reconnect with friends. To add some fun - Rabbi Cohen will also lead a Jewish Trivia Contest and may even add a little magic. 

This is a free event!  

Click here to sign up on line! 



CAS Trip to Israel - November 3 - 13, 2013

Travel to Israel with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen on a

Israel Mission exploring highlights of Israel from ancient to modern times. Great Trip for First Timers. See Flier in shul for more details or contact Rabbi Cohen:

Yom Kippur Schedule



Tuesday, September 25

Mincha                                                                        3:00 pm 

Candle lighting                                                            6:40 pm            

Kol Nidre                                                                      6:40 pm

Fast begins                                                                  6:47 pm


Wednesday, September 26

ServicesSanctuary & Chapel                                      9:00 am

Yizkor-Sanctuary                                                       12:00 pm

Mincha                                                                        4:25 pm

Blessing of the Children                                             7:25 pm

Fast ends                                                                    7:27 pm


Sunday, September 30

Candle lighting                                                           6:19 pm

Mincha                                                                        6:25 pm



Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

 Jeff Cahn


Michael Feldstein

Rabbi David Walk 

Remembering the Song


Mitchell Bell 




Shabbat Shuva Drasha 

Seudah Shlishit  

Yom Kippur's Final Frontier: Beyond Forgiveness, David Cohen

Full Body Teshuvah, Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Maimonides 7th ChapterRabbi David Walk

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi


7:45 am

Mon, Tues, Thurs,Fri


7:00 am







Thurs -Fri

6:00/7:30 am

6:30/7:30 am





Sun, Mon, Thurs


6:35 pm

6:23 pm





3:00 pm




Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

          The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

The Shul

Chapel Kiddush


Seudah Shlishit 

Teen Kiddush 

Kosh - We would like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, Sweet New Year, Shana Tova  

The Shul 

Dr. Peter and Leah Munk in honor of Josh's birthday 
Condolences to... 
  • Renee Samson, on the passing of her brother Paul Solomon Arieli. 
  • Chryl Axeldrod and Ellen Skornik on the passing of their father Joel Skornik. 
CAS Classes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes:
Torah Portion - 8:15 -8:45 am
Friday morning Mishna Yomi Shiur - 8:45 am- 9 am 
Friday morning Daf Yomi Shiur - 9:00 am

New Class - Modern Jewish Thinkers with Rabbi Daniel Cohen 
Tuesday mornings beginning Oct. 23, 9:00- 9:45 am 

 Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Update:

Monday 3:30 - 5:00 pm, at CAS 

Thursday 8:30 am - 9:30 am at Starbucks, High Ridge

Rabbi David Walk's Classes 

Sunday: Bible                                                                                                          9:15 am

Monday:Weeky Torah Reading                                                                        12:10 pm

Thursday:  Talmud:  Megilla                                                                               7:30 pm 



 Matan Bat Mitzvah Program begins on Sunday, October 21. If your daughter is a sixth grader and you would like her to join, please contact  Michal Smart

or Rabbi

More Information to follow! 


CAS Youth Department


Yom Kippur/ Sukkot Schedule:

Yom Kippur Sept. 25th & 26th, 2012:

After Kol Nedrei - (7:00-8:00 pm):

Mini Minyan (Age 3-1st Grade) - Youth Classroom 

Jr. Cong. (Grade 2-4) -Library

Bnai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6) - Area near the Elevator

Yom Kippur Day-(10:30-1:30):

Tot Shabbat (Toddlers- Age 3) - Library - Morahs Irene, Debbie and Sonia.

Mini Minyan (Age 3-1st Grade) - Youth Classroom - Morahs Rachel Bahar, Lenore Cooper and Miriam Sperber.

Jr. Cong. (Grade 2-4) -Sukkah - Josh Sperber, Abby Berk and Adina Cohen.

Bnai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6) -Sukkah - Sara Malka Cohen, Adina Hertzberg and Zach Wohlberg.

Parents: We will be serving snacks and a light lunch in all of our groups!

Sukkot Highlights & Beyond Sept. 30 -Oct. 13, 2012:

Sept. 22, 2012 - Jr. Teen Welcome Back Improv Night at CAS

Sept 30, 2012 - Decorate our Shul Sukkah - 9:30-10:30 am- free event with a light breakfast served to all children in attendance!

Oct 4, 2012 - Tex Mex-Family Sukkah Night - Magician, Hay Rides, Mexican Food... and so much more.. sign up online!

Oct 6, 2012 - Annual Sukkah Hop- 4:00-5:30 pm.. Details to follow.  Please let us know if you would like to host a stop along the hop!

Oct 8, 2012 - Youth Hakafot - Special Hakafot for kids of all ages.. Lots of special treats, light dinner for the early hakafot, etc.. more details to follow..

Oct 13, 2012 - 10 am Shabbat morning drop off for Tot Shabbat & Mini Minyan begin!  Nekudot Sale!!! Bring your nekudot with you to groups!!

Oct 19, 2012- Tot Kabbalat Shabbat w/ PJ library 



Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
CAS Announcements
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 ADULT EDUCATION-The next adult education meeting will be held Thursday night, Oct. 25, 7:30-9:00 PM at the shul. If you are interested in learning more about the adult committee, contact Dina
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE WALK 2012 -This Sunday Sept. 23
This fall the Friendship Circle will be hosting an exciting day of events on the beautiful grounds of Westhill High School.  Join us for a day of family fun and community solidarity as walk hand in hand in support of children with special needs and their families for more info go to
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! 


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. 

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

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.

BI-CULTURAL PURIM TOUR- Feb 2013 Tour to Israel will be planned byt Walter Shuchatowitz (Mr. S ) and Bob Abrams. It will feature an extend stay in Jerusalem for Purim celebration.  Call  Bi Cultural for more info, 203-329-2186. 

JCC POLAND & ISRAEL TRIP,  Sunday, April 28 - Friday, May 10, 2013 4 days Poland / 7 days Israel, Land Cost: $3,800 per person Based on 25 travelers and double occupancy, Single Supplement: $950 Airfare: $1,800 per person (rates subject to change) or purchase on your own For more information or to register, please contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or

FIRST ANNUAL SAUL COHEN LECTURE, on Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 pm Jewish Family Service will present Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of The Federations of North America, speaking about "Election 2012:The Impact on the Jewish Community-in the U.S., Israel and Worldwide" The lecture is open to the community at no charge and will take place at the GenRe Auditorium at UCONN Stamford, located at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Broad Street in Stamford. A dessert reception will follow. For more information, please visit  or call 203-921-4161.

"SHE" HAT EXCHANGE- the Stamford Hat & Accessories Exchange is having a hat sale on Saturday, 29, at 69 Oaklawn.  The proceeds will go to Young Israel of Stamford or a charity of your choice for more info contact Miriam Pell  at , 914-953-5701 or contact Christine Bloom at , 203-559-8340. 




Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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