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Friday, October 19, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

October 19, 2012Noach

    4 Cheshvan 5773

Shabbat Schedule









Main Sanctuary



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

5:00 pm

5:00 pm


5:45 pm

Shabbat Ends

6:48 pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

Torah fuels your inspiration and carries you spiritually beyond the intensity of the holidays. It is the beat of Jewish daily life, an oasis to refresh you. What is your commitment this year? In the end of life G-d asks all of us "Did you set aside time for Torah study?" This week we launch our classes. Choose one or be in touch if you would like ideas for other learning suggestions. Now is the time to take the Torah plunge. It will change your life.


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.

CAS Annual Lecture in Memory of 
Dr. Louis and Edith Scheinberg
This 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 at CAS   
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 Cohen -

Devorah bat Sara

Ester Rachel bat Razel Baila

Rachel Adina bat Batya

Sarah Rivkah bat Mindelle 

Devorah Bat Sara

Yehuda Shalom ben Hadassah
Ziv ben Vered
Lousya bat Janna

Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gitel

Refael Ephraim ben Sima

 We remember the following members of the United States Armed Forces  who have passed away defending 

the USA this past week: 

Culinary Spec. 2nd Class Milton W. Brown, 28, of Dallas, TX

Sgt. Thomas R. Macpherson, 26, of Long Beach, CA

  Sgt. 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, of Sierra Vista, AZ

Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu, 49, of Manila, Philippines 

 Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, 24, of St. Petersburg, FL

  Sgt. Robert J. Billings, 30, of Clarksville, VA

Upcoming Events

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:


November 3, from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

The Young Couples Group will be meeting at the

Rip Van Winkle Bowling Lanes

701 Connecticut Avenure in Norwalk

Sign up at is $15 per person.

For information or questions, please contact

Laura Tobin at

Hope to see everyone there!

Kristallnacht Event

Night of Broken Glass Wednesday evening,

November 7 at 7:30 PM at CAS

The Voyage of the St. Louis and Its Impact on the Roosevelt Legacy-The Trial of FDR: A Courtroom Drama

Join us for an evening in commemoration of Kristallnacht

featuring a Dramatic Video Presentation and Narration by

Author/Playwright Robert Krakow

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"

Cantor's Concert Sat. Night

Nov 10th @ 7:30 PM

Featuring "The Three Cantors"

Cantor Wollheim hosts:

         Cantor George Mordecai - Temple Beth El

          Cantor Asa Fradkin - Temple Sholom

            Agudath Shir Choir - Elliot Weiss Music Director

$25.00 for Members / $18.00 for Seniors & Students


New Member Brunch at Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen's Home

December 16, 2012 10:30 -11:00 am 


New Member Orientation for New and Seasoned Members

January 23, 2013 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Mazal Tov to...
  • Arthur and Jill Green in honor of their son Noah becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
  • Jeffrey and Sharon Lewis on Jeff's new position as President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
Condolences to...
  •  Marcia Blum, Jonathan Blum and Pamela Blattner on the passing of their mother  Florence Blum. 
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Noah Green, Itai Kraus, Daniel Alexander, Judd Love


Noah Green

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Follow The Leader?


Gary Weitz

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi David Walk

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
Mon-Fri 6:30/7:30am 

Weekday Mincha

Sunday-Thursday 5:50 pm

Candles Friday 

5:40 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

Arthur and  Jill Green in  honor of Noah becoming a Bar Mitzvah


Chapel Kiddush


Liba and Steven Steinmetz in memory of the second Yartzeit of Rabbi Sol Steinmetz, zt'l 


Seudat Shlishit


The Shul 

CAS Classes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes:
Tuesday Morning Classes 

Power of the Prophet 8:15 - 9:00 am

Modern Jewish Thinkers  9:00 - 9:45 am 

Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms 12:00 -12:45 pm 

Friday Morning Classes 
Torah Portion 8:15 -8:45 am
Daf Yomi Shiur 9:00-9:45 am

Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Update:

Monday at the Shul 3:30 - 5:00pm
Thursday at Starbucks on High Ridge Road, 8:30-9:30 am
Rabbi David Walk's Classes 

Sunday - Bible from the Beginning                                                                 9:15 am

Monday -Weekly Parsha at BCDS                                                                 12:10 pm

Tuesday - NEW CLASS! Mysticism Minhag

                  How the Kabbalah has influenced our customs                          7:30 pm 

Thursday- Talmud Tractate Megillah                                                              7:30 pm

2012 Adult Learning Classes

Congregation Agudath Sholom Educational Program-Fall 2012

Open to the entire community!

Join a class this Fall. Choose from a wide variety of stimulating and  inspiring

educational opportunities!  Fall Session begins the week of October 21, 2012

To sign-up on line go to

or email Rabbi Cohen (


Daily Schedule
Bible from the Beginning.  Sundays, 9:15 am- Rabbi David Walk
In this ongoing survey of the Torah, we discuss issues in the bible, verse by verse.  Presently in Exodus, we will continue our leisurely journey through the Chumash during the year.

Dvar Yom B'Yomo.  Mondays, 10:15 am (BCDS) - Rabbi David Walk
Take an in-depth look at one topical issue each week, either from the weekly Torah portion or an upcoming Jewish holidays.
Hebrew Reading Crash Course.  Mondays, 7:30 pm - Ben Soifer 
Learn to read Hebrew in time for Chanukah in just seven easy lessons. Sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program.
Inyona D'Yoma.  Mondays, 8:00-9:00 pm.  Rabbi David Walk  
This class is only those fluent in Hebrew.  We study original texts either about that week's parsha or an upcoming Jewish event.  Usually the material is chosen from Chasidic Masters.

Power of the Prophets.  Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9 am Rabbi Daniel Cohen 
Take a closer look at Jewish history you thought you knew. Explore the life and times of King Solomon through an in-depth study of Kings 1. Plumb the nuances and themes of the text and gain modern messages.
Modern Jewish Thinkers Tuesdays, 9:00 -9:45 am Rabbi Daniel Cohen
What do you believe? What philosophy guides you? Explore relevant and rooted modern Jewish thinkers and their impact on current affairs and your personal growth.
Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms.  Tuesdays, 12:00 - 12:45 pm Rabbi Daniel Cohen 
Glean relevant life messages from the weekly Torah portion in this engaging and upbeat class. Enjoy delicious refreshments and get a spiritual and physical midday boost!
Minhag and Mysticism:  How Jewish Customs have been Influenced by the Kabballah Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk
We'll explore an array of customs and traditions which we normally observe and discover how they reflect mystical ideas and philosophy.  It is not well understood how much our regular observances have affected by Kabballah.  We will go through shabbat and holiday customs to see how they reflect mystical ideas.  We will study holiday customs as those events approach.
Talmud Bavli - Masechet Makot.  Thursdays, 8:30 pm - Rabbi David Walk
This class focuses on the tractates which discuss the Jewish legal system.

The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste.   Fridays, 8:15am-8:45 am Rabbi Daniel Cohen
These thirty minute sessions unlock a fresh perspective and fascinating idea from the Torah. Deepen your understanding of the Torah as a guide for life through the prism of classic commentators. Get a spiritual boost for Shabbos!
Friday mornings Daf Yomi Shiur - 9:00 am - 9:45 am Rabbi Daniel Cohen
This class will follow the world cycles for study and will offer an opportunity to "check -in" for a live class. If you are interested in joining, please contact Rabbi Cohen

Jewish Law-Concise Code of Jewish Law Shabbat during kiddush or before mincha (depending on season) Ari Lieberman
From morning until night, Judaism offers a path for life. The "Kitzur" is an accessible and stimulating text to guide your Torah observance. For info on joining a yearly cycle, visit
Coffee and Commentary.  Shabbat and Jewish Holidays, 8:45 - 9:00 am Rabbi David Walk
Grab a cup of Joe and discuss one issue in the weekly Torah reading from the point of view of a torah commentator, usually a Chassidic master.
Lomdus and Learning - Shabbat mornings, 10:30 - 11:30 am Tzvi Bernstein and guest speakers
Engage in a detailed sequential study of Tractate Kiddushin by discussing various questions asked and approaches taken by early and later Talmud authorities. Legal and philosophical topics pertaining to the cycle of the year are also discussed when relevant to a particular Shabbat.

Daily and Beyond
The Daily Daf- Weekdays, 7:00 am, Sundays, 7:45 am and Shabbat, (50 minutes before mincha) 
Join the worldwide study of a daily folio of Talmud. Gain new wisdom and insights.
Kabbalah Circle with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
 Since launching this program, Rabbi Cohen leads two Kabbalah circles.  These sessions are focused on personal spiritual growth through the prism of Jewish mysticism.  If you are interested in starting a new group, please identify 4-5 people who would like to join and be in touch with Rabbi Cohen to start a new Kaballah Circle.
Becoming a Better Husband and Father 
Rabbi Daniel Cohen will be leading a intimate, open and confidential chavurah (group) (at an undisclosed location) based on the writings of Rabbi Shalom Arush's popular book, Garden of Peace: A Marital Guide for Men. If you are interested in joining this monthly group, contact Rabbi Cohen,
CAS Youth Department


We hope parents of Tot Shabbaters and Mini Minyaners are taking advantage of our new 10 am drop off in the library.  

Thank you to Danielle Alexander and the PJ library for helping run our first Tot Kabbalat Shabbat program!  What a great way to bring in Shabbat for the little ones!  We look forward to a monthly visit from Danielle to enhance our Shabbat morning program.

  • Thank you to Tal, the JCC Schlicha for joining our Teen Minyan last week and beginning our monthly Teen Israel Advocacy Program!
  • Thank you to the Ivris for hosting our first Jr. Cong. oneg last shabbat.. we are so happy to see the enthusiasm for this new event!
  • We wish Josh Munk and the NCSY crew a wonderful and inspiring Shabbat at the NCSY Shack Shabbaton!
NEXT WEEK, NCSY Roadshow in Stamford!  Join Josh, Isaiah, and AWESOME Advisors for a Teen Carlos and
Gabby's Dinner at YI, a great Oneg, Teen Minyan at CAS, Teen Seudat Shlishit, and more!!  More info online.

Upcoming Events... More details to follow..

  • Saturday  Nov. 10-6:00 pm-Youth Supermarket Sweep
  • Sunday Nov. 11- 3:30 pm Youth Mini Retreat, Yoga Mind Body & Soul
  • Friday Nov. 30 6:30 pm-Oneg- B'Nai Mitzvah Club & Jr. Teen Chat

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, and a navy blue children's prayer book belongs to the Jelen Family.  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!

READ MEGILAT ESTHER ON PURIM -We're looking to enhance our Purim Day Megilah  Reading (Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:30 AM) by having a group of capable young men who would lein the Megilah. For training and more info please contact 

Cantor Arik

CAS Sisterhood

SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours:

Sunday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

(This Sunday Only 7:00- 7:45 pm) 

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

Community Announcements

FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY- on Monday Oct. 22, at 7:30pm at the Dolan School of Business Dining room, Fairfield University will host:  Adolph and Ruth Schnurmancher Lecture, "Rising from the Rubble: Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews"  presented by Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Seating is limited, complimentary admission.   For more info call the Bennett Center-203-254-4000 ext.2066

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.

JEWISH ARTS FESTIVAL, Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, November 4.  Join us for award winning Jewish Films from around the world; for more details go to:  

BCDS OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 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.

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.

WHHS OPEN HOUSE-  November 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Please join us on Wednesday, Light dinner will be served. RSVP to or 914.698.0806 ext. 308.

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.
MARK SCHWARTZ will be participating in an annual charity bike ride known as WHEELS OF LOVE from Nov 11 - 17  to benefit physically disabled children at ALYN Hospital in Israel. Mark would be honored to have you contribute toward his fundraising efforts.  Donations can be made online at or by calling the American Friends of ALYN at 212-869-8085. To learn more information about this event, please visit
OPEN HOUSE, STERN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN - Nov. 11 at 9:15 am-4:00 pm at the Beren Campus, Koch Auditirium, 253 Lexington Ave. New York between 34 & 35th Street.  Go to for more info.
TAPESTRY- A community celebration of Jewish Learning. Saturday Nov. 17 at 6:45 pm. For more info contact Danielle Alexander at 
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
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.


Congregation Agudath Sholom

301 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

Phone:203-358-2200  Fax: 203 358-2323


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