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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

September 29, 2012

13 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)


Jr. Teen Chat



10:30 am

10:30 am

6:20 pm

Daf Yomi


Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

On behalf of myself and the shul, Yasher Koach to our clergy, baalei Tefillah, shofar blowers, youth leaders, ushers, honors and seating coordinators, office staff, custodial staff, and everyone for making our high holidays such an uplifting and inspiring experience. Please join us on the first day of Sukkot for a kiddush in their honor following the davening in the main sanctuary.


The High Holidays express our awe of the Almighty and Sukkot expresses our love. Looking forward to seeing you at our services and wonderful events this week in honor of the holiday. Wishing you and your family a joyous and spirited Sukkot.
Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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

USA this past week: 

 Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion Rashun Roberts, 23, of North Chicago, Ill  

Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, of Cabot, Ark



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


  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


Tefillin and Mezuzah Checking

Sunday, October 21 at CAS

Rabbi Saul Teitelbaum

8:00am - 4:00pm

Tefillin - 110 and Mezuzah - 10

We recommend making a reservation for Tefillin checking. Contact Rabbi Cohen for more info:


Please note the Hashkama kiddushim and first day main

kiddush are all dairy/pareve.

The second day main kiddush is meat.
Chag Sameach!

Sukkot To-Go 5773

Just released!  The latest volume of the Sukkot To-Go

series, (Click here for YU Torah) which contains 48 pages of divrei Torah on the significance of the chag.

Sukkot Events
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 4-5:00pm

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:

Mazal Tov...
  • Eve Nachman on her appointment as the Director of
    Development at Bi-Cultural Day School. 
  • Bernice Lang on her 90th Birthday.

To the following honorees for Simchat Torah:

Chatan Torah - Steve Block

Chatan Bereishit - Joe Gelb

Chatan Kol Hanearim - Michael Alexander

Chatan Maftir - Steve Cohen

Keter Torah Award - Phyllis Shapiro

Keter Torah award is a new recognition to a woman in our community demonstrating dedication to Torah learning

Thanks to Holiday Sponsor...
  • Bimeh flowers for Sukkot, donated by Jodi & Oren Shapiro, commemorating the first Yahrzeit of Morton Ruderman
  • First Day Sukkot Kiddush sponsored by Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen in honor of everyone who contributed to such a wonderful and inspiring High Holiday experience. 
  • Second day Sukkot Kiddush Sponsor for Sanctuary sponsored by Abel Caterers wishing a happy and healthy new year to the CAS community. 
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Ethan Green, David Cohen 


Naftali Rosenberg

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Test your Sukkot Knowledge


Mitchell Bell

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi David Walk, Save Us


Sunday, September 30  

Shacharit                                                                7:15/8:30 am

Daf Yomi                                                                        7:45 am

Candle lighting                                                                6:20 pm

Mincha                                                                           6:25 pm 


Monday, October 1-Day 1

Shacharit Chapel-7:45 am/Sanctuary                                  8:45 am

Torah Readers                                              Meir Jubas, Ben Jubas

Musaf                                                           Cantor Arik Wollheim

Daf Yomi                                                                        5:40 pm

Mincha                                                                           6:25 pm 

Candles after                                                                  7:19 pm


Tuesday, October 2-Day 2

Shacharit  Chapel                                   7:45 am/Sanctuary8:45 am

Torah Readers                                    Daniel Jubas, Seth Steinmetz

Musaf                                                           Cantor Arik Wollheim

Daf Yomi                                                                        5:40 pm

Mincha                                                                           6:25 pm

Havdalah 7:17 pm


Wednesday-Friday  October 3-5  Days 3-5

Shacharit                                                                6:15/7:30 am

Mincha                                                                           6:25 pm

Daf Yomi                                                                        7:15 am


Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

          The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

The Shul 

Chapel Kiddush


Seudah Shlishit 

Sam & Flossy Fischel in honor of their son Ari Fischel for completing Daf Yomi 

The Shul 

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:

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

Rabbi David Walk's Classes 

Sunday: Bible                                                                                                          9:15 am

No Classes this week 


 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

Thanks to the Karsch family for sponsoring treats in the Sukkah for Jr. Cong. in honor of Gilad.


Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger




When: Sunday Sept. 30TH, 9:30-10:30 AM

Where: At the Shul Sukkah

Who: All kids are invited.. Parents are welcome to stay and help out.

Why: It's fun and it's a big Mitzvah!!

What better way to start off the New Year?



Shabbat Chol Hamoed, October 6th from

 4:00-5:30 pm Annual:CASYD


      On The Hop You Will Enjoy:       

Delicious Treats, Incredible Stories/ D'var Torahs

Your favorite group leaders, Join us on Shabbat Chol Hamoed,

Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop: Meet at the Shul Sukkah

Parents must accompany their children on this hop

  • Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop: Meet at the  Shul Sukkah
  • Jr. Cong. Hop: Meet at the Attars Sukkah - 196 5th Street
  • Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah
  • Bnai Mitzvah Club Hop: Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 3:45 
  •  Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah
  • Jr. Teen Hop: Meet at the the Shul Sukkah at 3:45 
  • Parent pickup will be at Rabbi Cohen's Sukkah



join us on Simchat Torah, October 8th

from 4:00-5:30 pm for a special YOUTH EDITION of....




(and Jonathan Cahr) 

A light dinner will be served to

all children attending !



join us on Simchat Torah evening,

October 8that about 7 pm

Join Rabbi Jeiger & all of your leaders for ...

Dancing Singing, Partying Treats

Snacks.... and much much more...

We will join the shul for a special youth Hakafah!


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

LOST AND FOUND- Judd Love lost his white Art Scroll Rosh Hashana Machzor.  If found , please return to the office or call 203-358-2200.

KOSH- Please note Kosh is open for Sukkot during Chol Hamoed and has a Sukkah on premises. For more info visit

CAS Sisterhood

SYLVIA'S Gift Shop!

Closed Sept 30 - Sept. 30, will re-open October 11


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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