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Friday, October 26, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

October 27, 2012Lech-Lecha

    11 Cheshvan 5773

Shabbat Schedule








Coffee & Commentary



Main Sanctuary

Teen Minyan 



Future Tots

(Bridal Room - Parent Led)



Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


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




Code of Jewish Law

Daf Yomi

4:50 pm

4:50 pm


5:35 pm

Shabbat Ends

6:39 pm

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

What is your Hebrew name? What is its significance? In this week's parsha, G-d reveals that a person's name reveals their purpose and destiny. If you would like to explore yours, be in touch. The exploration can be educational and empowering.


Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom 

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Be a Sponsor of a Special Kiddush for Rabbi David Walk

The shul is organizing a Kiddush following the services in the main sanctuary on Nov. 17 in honor of Rabbi Walk's aufruf and forthcoming  marriage to Rivka G. Weiner.  If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Gary Weitz at (917)-763-0962.

Visit our website next week for sign-up. 

  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. 

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 

Sarah bar Eta Zeisel 

Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel

Refael Ephraim ben Sima, 

Chaya Devora bas Chana

Vincent Lanci
Jeremy & Alisa Weisser
Robert Braun & Gina Schapiro
David & Rachel Bahar 
David & Jill Cymrot
Jonathan & Allison Ostroff
Guy & Carla Port
Joshua & Miriam Sperber
Daniel & Nicole Sobelsohn
Sam & Lori Gressel
Jeffrey & Mary Lee Benson
Russell & Jamie Dunn

Alan & Sarah Poland  

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

the USA this past week: 

Pfc. Shane G. Wilson, 20, of Kuna, ID

Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, 42, 

of Orange Park, FL

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

Sponsorship Available! 

$250 or $1000

Click here to Sign-up! 

CAS Annual Thanksgiving Feast for 
Stamford First Responders
Men's Club is hard at work organizing CAS yearly show of appreciation to our local first responders
a full Thanksgiving feast served to them at their station houses! 
Volunteers are needed to help on Thursday November 25:
  • Thursday Morning, 9:00 - 11:00 am: Prepare the Empire turkeys and trimmings in CAS's kitchen.
  • Midday : 11:25 am - Meet at CAS to pack up & transport all of the food to the first responders stations etc..
  • Afternoon : 12:30pm - Help serve a full Thanksgiving feast to our city's first responders.
Everyone is encouraged to come out & take part in this 
genuine expression of appreciation to our local 
First Responders!
For more info contact Mitchell Bell: 


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

Sunday December 16, 2012 10:30 -12:00 pm 


New Member Orientation for New and Seasoned Members

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

Mazal Tov to...
  • Dr. Jessica & Adam Batkin on the birth of a baby girl, Shifra Zelda
  • Brian & Jean Krifcher on their daughter Charlotte becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
  • Leslie Meyers for winning the Grand Champion Award for his essay submitted to the 2012 Older Americans Month Statewide Essay Contest.
Condolences to...
  • Vlad Rozumov, on the passing of his father David Rozumov


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Daniel Sichel


Sandy Shapiro

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Keeping The Faith


Gary Weitz

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi David Walk

Code of Jewish Law

Ari Lieberman 

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 5:40 pm

Candles Friday 

5:31 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher in honor of their daughter Charlotte's Bat Mitzvah and the Freedberg & Nachman families commemorating the Yahrzeits of George Freedberg and Susan Nachman. 


Chapel Kiddush

Steven & Ronnie Sichel in honor of the anniversary of their son Daniel Sichel Bar Mitzvah, and Joshua & Abigail Kurtz in honor of their daughter Samara.


Teen Kiddush



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

Power of the Prophets 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

Monday -New Class @ CAS  Hilchot Bishul B'Shabbat 

The Laws of Cooking on Shabbat With Harav Mordechai Willig Shlit''a Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University on tape with source materials 

Heyman Chapel, 1 hour; be home in time for MNF                                       7:15 pm 

Tuesday - NEW CLASS! Mysticism Minhag

How the Kabbalah has influenced our customs                                            7:15 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! 

To sign-up on line go to

or email 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.  


At Jr. Cong. Come and hear Andrew read from the Torah while Taier and Mimi will be delivering our D'var Torah!!  If you would like to read from the Torah or deliver a D'var Torah please let us know.  If you would like to host an oneg on Shabbat Nov. 30th please let me know.


B'nai Mitzvah Club Opportunity...

We are looking for 2 youth liaisons each for the 2 upcoming 

chesed events in our shul!

1)  Senior Luncheon

2) Toy and Book Drive for Chanukah

Please speak to Rabbi Jeiger, Sara Malka or Adina Hertzberg if you would like to get involved in these chesed opportunities!


THIS WEEK!!!  NCSY ROADSHOW IN STAMFORD!  Join your favorite advisors for Teen Kabbalat Shabbat and Carlos and Gabys Dinner at YI, Teen Minyan, kiddush, and chill at CAS, and a lot of fun!  Cost $8  Please sign up at by Friday.

Oct 27 at 9:30 AM in the Social Hall for 7-12 graders.

STAMFORD VS. WEST HARTFORD PAINTBALL BATTLE!!!!  Sunday, Oct. 28!   Get ready for the fight of your life as we defend Stamford's honor in a new twist this year to our annual paintballing trip - an all - out war against our friends in West Hartford!  Cost:  Members $45, non-Members $55.  Sign up online!



TEEN MINYAN Nov 10 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 7-12th graders  TEEN MINYAN Nov 24 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 7-12th graders
Jr. Teen Paintball - New Date!  Sun, Nov. 25  Members $45, non-Members $55.  More details about the trip will be available shortly.


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.  The Jelen family lost a navy blue children's prayer book.  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

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

Community Announcements

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

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.
CARMEL  ACADEMY  PARLOR MEETINGS -Come find out what makes Carmel Academy the premier Jewish day school in Westchester and Fairfield counties.  Meet with Carmel's Head of School, Nora Anderson and Carmel parents in a relaxed and informal setting.   Hosted by Carmel Academy parents in their home.  Info: Tuesday, November 13, at  the home of Lisa and Jonathan Daniel 7:00-8:30 p.m. Stamford, CT.  For more information and to obtain an address, please RSVP to or call (203) 983-3503. 
THE MACCABIAH GAMES, is holding a Open house at the JCC Stamford, Monday Nov. 12 at 8:00 pm with Jed Margolis Executive Director of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.  For more information go to or call  215-561-6900.
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.
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