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!
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.
THIS COMING WEEK!
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
DO YOU REALLY NEED YOUR ORGANS IN THE AFTERLIFE?
DEBUNKING SUPERSTITIONS AND MAKING THE
HALACHIC CASE FOR ORGAN DONATION
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 www.ajc.org/westchester
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: email@example.com 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 Cohen - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.cas-stamford.org
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: www.ITC.com
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
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
Mary Lee & Jeff Benson
Michael & Debbie Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Lynn & Harvey Berman
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Stephen & Penny Block
Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
Sandy & Howard Burn
Isaac & Stella Cohen
In Memory of Shloimy Deren a"h
Ziona & Elie Doft
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Claudine & Stuart Feurstein
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Miriam & Joe Gelb
Debby & Jack Goldberg
Meryl & David Gordon
Shira & Ethan 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
Seth & Dinah Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Jake & Janice Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Shelley & Barry Michelson
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
Carla & Guy Port
Sharon & Burton Rubin
Daisy & Ralph Schaeffer
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
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Mark & Nurit Wexler
Emily & Michael Wirgin
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.
Gloria Green & Family in honor of Phyllis Shapiro receiving the well-deserved Keter Torah Award and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.
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.
Dr. Arthur and Jill Green in honor of Noah's birthday
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
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!!
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!
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 email@example.com 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!
SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am-1:00pm
Tuesday, Wednseday & Thursday 12:00-3:00 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FIDF GALA, Thurs. Nov. 19. Tickets will be available online in the coming week. For questions, or more info, please contact Deborah Trimble @ Deborah.Trimble@fidf.org 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 Schoenfeld203-359-9148
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 email@example.com 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 www.ctjfs.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.