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Friday, October 12, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

October 13, 2012Bereshit

27 Tishrei 5773

Shabbat Schedule









Main Sanctuary

Teen Minyan


9:30 am

Future Tots

(Bridal Room - Parent Led)



Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


B'nai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6, near Elevator)


Jr. Teen Chat
(Grades 7-8, Social Hall)


Code of Jewish Law

Daf Yomi

5:10 pm

5:10 pm


5:55 pm

Shabbat Ends

6:59 pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

 Taking the Learning Pledge

Our adult ed classes are almost underway. Consider joining one this season. Yasher Koach to everyone who made a learning pledge on Sinchat Torah morning. It is not too late to take your own.  The rewards are priceless!


One of the most accessible ways to study on a regular basis is the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Concise Code of Jewish Law). A few people in our shul have started this yearly cycle. We will be launching a pre Shabbat mincha shiur this week.  It is also and easy five minute study at home or office.


Visit the site below and I have also added a link to purchase your own.  Take the plunge!  For other ideas and guidance, please be in touch! and for 5 volume set,

Wishing you a year of Torah Learning,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Thank you to Kosh for catering the Simchat Torah

Luncheon. We understand there was a shortage of food and apologize for the inconvenience. KOSH was guided by

previous years and in fact provided more food than asked. Thank G-d, we have a growing congregation and more people came than expected. In appreciation of our support, KOSH is

graciously offering all Simchat Torah donors a coupon for one

appetizer per donor family when dining at the restaurant.

Coupons are available in the shul office. Thank you for your

understanding and may we share many more joyous holidays together.

Wednesday evening, October 17
 at 7:30 pm AIPAC Insider's Briefing at CAS.
 Featuring: Charles Perkins
AIPAC's Senior Military Affairs and Defense Policy Analyst
A Strategic Asset: The U.S. - Israel Military Alliance
For additional information or to RSVP, please contact 
Nancy Rodriguez at 212-750-4110 or 

CAS Annual Lecture in Memory of 
Dr. Louis and Edith Scheinberg
Sunday evening, October 21, 2012-7:30 pm
ROBBY BERMAN-Founder and Director of the 
Halachic Organ Donor Society
Robby Berman has an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from Baruch College, and a BA from 
Yeshiva University in economics. He is also a graduate of the Gruss Kollel and Yeshivat Hakotel. Mr. Berman has been a social activist for many Jewish causes, and was a freelance journalist who has been published in New York Magazine, the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Week, Moment Magazine and the Jerusalem Report. He is the  founder and current director of the  Halachic Organ Donor Society. 

 Congregation Agudath Sholom & AJC 

(American Jewish Committee) Event   
On Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 pm
Titled : "Insider's Perspective on the United Nations" with Canada's current Ambassador to the United Nations, Guillermo Rishchynski, and AJC's Associate Director of International 
Affairs, Ambassador Aaron Jacob.  This  program is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required via AJC's Westchester Regional office at 
or by calling-914-948-5585. 

Tefillin and Mezuzah Checking Sunday, October 21 

Rabbi Saul Teitelbaum @ CAS  

8 am - 4 pm - Tefillin - $110 and Mezuzah - $10

We recommend making a reservation for Tefillin checking.  Info: 203-358-2200

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

Ester Rachel bat Razel Baila

Rachel Adina bat Batya

Sarah Rivkah bat Mindelle

November 9-10, 2012 at CAS
Shuli Taubes -THEME: Fathers and Sons: Mission and Transmission
This weekend is graciously being sponsored by Ana and Albert Lilienfeld
Friday November 9,  talk & dinner: "The Role of Isaac in the Akeida Story"  
$25 per Adults / $15 per children 
Sign-up on line
Shabbat November 10, sermon after services: 
"Two Fathers and Two Sons: Abraham and Isaac, David and Solomon"
Seudat Shlishit presentation: "Isaac's Vision for His Sons, and the Destiny of the Jewish People"

CAS Trip to Israel - November 3 - 13, 2013

Travel to Israel with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen on an

Israel Mission exploring highlights of Israel from ancient to modern times. Great trip for first timers. See flier in shul for more details or go to:

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Yom Kippur Appeal.  If you have not yet contributed, please send in your gift.  We are counting on 100% participation!  


Simchat Torah Lunch
 Thank you for Sponsoring the Simchat Torah Luncheon! 


Sharon & Rony Shapiro in honor of Phyllis Shapiro receiving the Keter Torah Award


Adrienne & Michael Alexander

Karen & Ira Berk

Ephraim & Rachel Cohen

Meredith & David Cohen

Elise & Steven Cohen

Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen

Nimrod & Rachel Dayan

Stephanie & Howard Fogel

Jill & Arthur Green

Anonymous, in gratitude to Irwin Niedober

Elissa & Philip Klapper

Ari & Rica Lieberman

Carina & Henry Rascoff

Larry & Susan Shiff

Beverly & David Stein

Danielle & Steven Thau

Elliot & Doris Weiss

Hillary & Bob Zitter


Margie & Bob Abrams

Rochel & Hecky Attar

Jocelyn & Ron Avidan

The Baer/Hadge Family

Eli & Goldie Berman

Stephanie & Josh Bilenker

Jodi & Richard Boxer

David & Jessie Brand

Judy & Jeff Cahn

Judy & Howard Goldstein

Joyce & Larry Haber

Meg & Yoav Haron

Carrie & Eliot Husarsky

Rabbi David & Shara Israel

Rachel & Jay Jubas

Flora & Carl Kaufman

Sharon & Jeffrey Lewis

Yospa Lieberman

Susan & Len Mark

Sondra & Jared Mehl

Barbara & Larry Miller

Veronica & Erwin Reich

Glenn & Maria Reicin

Jen & Ed Rosenfeld

Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut

Shelley & Eddie Senker

Liba & Steven Steinmetz

Barbara & Harry Webski

Gail & Gary Weitz

Arik & Tehilah Wollheim


Johanna & Selim Akyuz

Barbara & Ron Ashkenas

Rachel & David Bahar

Darren & Maya Bahar

Andrew & Janet Bein

Albert Bensimon

Mary Lee & Jeff Benson

Michael & Debbie Berg

Dina & Paul Berger

Lynn & Harvey Berman

Darona & Tzvi Bernstein

Heidi Bernstein

Stephen & Penny Block

Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky

Sandy & Howard Burn

Isaac & Stella Cohen

Ellen Delfiner

Chezkel Deren

In Memory of Shloimy Deren a"h

Ziona & Elie Doft

Can Dyman

Seligson Family

Sharon & Michael Feldstein

Claudine & Stuart Feurstein

Leslie Freedman

Lynne & Steven Frenkel

Miriam & Joe Gelb

Debby & Jack Goldberg

Meryl & David Gordon

Shira & Ethan Green

Gloria Green

In memory of Susan Grogins by the Grogins/ Metviner Family

Shery & Barry Hertzberg

Robert & Tricia Hoff

Anonymous in honor of Davey Fischel

Hillary & Farren Isaacs

Dorothy & Leon Jaiven

Monica & Eric Jankelovits

Danielle & Yehuda Jeiger

Judith & David Jelen

Sandra & Michael Kamen

Joanne, Glenn & Sammy Karow

Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz

Channah & Geoffrey Kirshner

Mikhael Guy & Tatiana Kunik

Abigail & Josh Kurtz

David & Lorraine Kweskin

The Lazarus-Lichtenberg Family

Mark & Vered Links

Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin

Rhonda & Judd Love

Roz Mangot

Seth & Dinah Marlowe

Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron

Rachel & Samuel Maryles

Jake & Janice Meyer

Kori & Bill Meyers

Shelley & Barry Michelson

Richard Morgulis

David & Rona Moskowitz/Orenstein


Leah & Peter Munk

Eve & Sid Nachman

Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus

Eliaz & Jessica Niedober

Doreen & Howard Nusbaum

Irene & Mike Okun

Marc & Elise Passy

Anne Peskin

Carla & Guy Port

Neil Ruben

Sharon & Burton Rubin

Daisy & Ralph Schaeffer

Toby Schaffer

Millie Schifreen

Angelika & Jeff Schlanger

Phyllis & Martin Shapiro

Jodi & Oren Shapiro & Family

Ronnie & Steve Sichel

Daniel & Marti Sichel

Eric & Rebecca Sigman

Marc & Sherry Silver

Janice Steinberg & Family

Rebecca & Evan Stulberger

Rachel & Harold Terk

Laura & Seth Tobin

Stuart & Sandi Waldstreicher

Sandy Weiner

Howard Weiss

Alisa & Jeremy Weisser

Mark & Nurit Wexler

Emily & Michael Wirgin

Howard Wolfe

Helene Zimmerman

Shira & Mitchell Zucker

Mazal Tov to...
  • Margie and Bob Abrams, Sally Wasserman and Henry Hecht, and Jane and Keith Levinson in celebration of their children Dorothy and Adam on their forthcoming wedding day. 
  • Mark & Nancy Funt on the birth of a grandson, David Theodore Funt, to Josh and Shannon Funt.
  • Sam Gressel & Lori Gross on their forthcoming marriage. 

We wish Shoshana Munk well as she will be leaving to study in Israel for the year. 


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Matt Jelen, Hyman Schaffer, Jay Jubas, Bob Abrams



Bob Abrams

Cantor Arik Wollheim

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

The End of Men


Roselyn Mangot

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi Daniel Cohen, The Light of Education 

Code of Jewish Law

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday 7:45 am | Mon-Friday 7:00 am


Sunday 7:15/8:30am
Monday, Thursday, Friday 6:30/7:30am
Tuesday - Weds 6:20/7:30am


Sunday-Thursday 6:00 pm

Candles Friday 

5:50 pm

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Tuesday-Wednesday

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

Gloria Green & Family in honor of Phyllis Shapiro receiving the well-deserved Keter Torah Award and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

  Margie and Bob Abrams, Sally Wasserman and Henry Hecht, and Jane and Keith 

       Levinson in celebration of their children Dorothy & Adam  on their forthcoming wedding day.


Chapel Kiddush

The Shul

Seudat Shlishit

Teen Kiddush

The Shul

Dr. Arthur and Jill Green in honor of Noah's birthday 

CAS Classes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes:
Friday morning- Torah Portion - 8:15 -8:45 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:

Rabbi Cohen's office hours will resume after October 21, 2012, times will follow in upcoming bulletins.

Rabbi David Walk's Classes 

Sunday-Bible from the Beginning                                                                            9:15 am

Monday-Weekly Parsha at BCDS                                                                            12:10 pm

Tuesday-Mysticism  Minhag                                                                                      7:30 pm

Thursday-Talmud, Megillah                                                                                       7:30 pm

CAS Youth Department

This week- 

10 :00 am Shabbat morning drop off for Tot Shabbat & Mini Minyan begin!  

Nekudot Sale!!! Bring your nekudot with you to groups!! We welcome Tal Benshahar, the JCC Schlicha to our Teen minyan this week as she begins her monthly Israel Advocacy training with our teens during their kiddush!!

Coming Soon-

Oct 19, 2012- Tot Kabbalat Shabbat w/ PJ library - see flier for more info! please sign up online!

Thank You to...

A special Thank you to our Youth Chairs of our first Chesed event of the year... Rina Marlowe and Maya Jubas.. thanks for running such a successful food drive.  Kol Hakavod!

Thank you to all of the people who made Yom Tov and especially Simchat Torah to special!

Thank you to the Karsch family for sponsoring kiddush for the kids!

Thank you to the Ivri Family for hosting our first Jr. Cong. oneg this shabbat!  Jr. Paintball is postponed until Sun. Nov. 25! 

Shabbat Shalom

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.

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.

SISTERHOOD DUES-please, if you have not done so, send your 2012 annual sisterhood dues.  You can drop off at the office or send to Johanna Akyuz.  Thank you for your support!

CAS Sisterhood

SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours:

Sunday 10:00 am-1:00pm

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

Community Announcements

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE Employment Workshop 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.

BCDS OPEN HOUSE October 28 10am-noon.  Come learn more about what a Bi-Cultural Day School education can offer your family.  2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford.  Activities (sponsored by the PJ Library) for young children during the program. RSVP or Info: Joanne Karow 203-329-2186 or

FIDF GALA, Thurs. Nov. 19.  Tickets will be available online in the coming week.  For questions, or more info, please contact Deborah Trimble @ or 646-274-9669.

JCC MITZVAH DAY-Sunday, October 14 1 - 4 p.m. at the JCC.  A day of unity for the Stamford Jewish community! More than a dozen Stamford Jewish organizations will spearhead meaningful chesed (kindness) projects for children, families and adults of all ages.

THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK PROJECT presents award winning composer Elliot Weiss and Soprano Doris Weiss in "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy", October 14, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Library at Broad and Bedford St.  The program features an irresistible musical confection culled from the very  best of the timeless American Songbook .  

JFS TO FEATURE AL TREIDEL -to speak on Jews in Politics.  We are working with Sen. Blumenthal to arrange for an alternative date.  Open to the community at no charge. Refreshments.  For further information  call Marcie Schoenfeld at  203 359 9148. 

BOOK TALK WEDNESDAY - Oct. 17 10AM   at the Stamford JCC"The Prime Ministers" by Yehuda Avner How Israeli Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin operated. Presenter: Marilyn Schwartz.  Free and open to the community.  For further information call Marcie Schoenfeld  203-359-9148

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.

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.

ADL AWARD RECEPTION  The Anti-Defamation League will hold its annual Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award Reception on November 18 in Stamford..  Rabbi David Israel will be honored at this event.  For more information, please contact Janet Magid, Associate Development Director at (203) 288-6500 x313 or


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301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

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