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Friday, November 2, 2012

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

November 3, 2012Vayera

    18 Cheshvan 5773

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Women's Tefillah 


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


Code of Jewish Law


Daf Yomi




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

On behalf of our entire community, thank you to everyone for your expressions of support, hospitalilty and generosity during this difficult week. May we have the fortitude to continue to stand together with all in need and may the lights of Shabbat bring illumination to everyone's homes and hearts.  

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. OR

Click here to be a sponsor

Rivka and I are pleased and honored to invite the entire Agudath Sholom community to our wedding ceremony.  The wedding will take place, please God, here in our shul on November 18.  There will be a reception at 5 PM and the Chupa will be at 6 PM.  Please, join us in our time of joy!

Rabbi David Walk 

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 bat Chana

Dovid, Levi ben Gittel

Shmuel ben Mildred

Ephraim bat Channah


 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 Avenue in Norwalk.

Walk-ins are welcome!

For information or questions, please contact Laura Tobin at

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

We will be joined by survivors of the St. Louis

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

For more info go to:

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

the USA this past week: 

Staff Sgt.  Kashif  M. Memon, 31, of Houston, TX

  Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz, 22, of Murrieta, CA.



  • The first joint minyan of the year on Shabbat morning will be Dec. 29th at 8:45 AM.
  • Please remember to turn your clocks back this Sunday
  •  Beginning this week, due to interest, we will be starting a late Maariv at 8:30 PM at the shul Monday - Thursday evening. If you can attend or for more info, contact Rabbi Walk.
  • Emma Rich will be leading services for the Women's Tefillah Group this Shabbat in honor of her Bat Mitzvah.  All women are welcome!


  •  Anonymous - Challah
  •  Sam and Rachel Maryles - Wine
  •  Glenn and Maria Reicin - Lights
  •  Dr. Perry and Stephanie Friedman - Ata Hareita
  •  Everyone who pledged additional learning each week - Ata Hareita
Upcoming Events
Scholar in Residence Shabbat with Shuli Taubes
November 9-10, 2012 at CAS
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
Dinner:  $25 per Adults / $15 per children 
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
In special appreciation for their efforts during the aftermath of
Hurricane Sandy. 
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: 

Are Your Children in Israel this Year?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen  would like to invite your students to a Shabbat lunch in Jerusalem with our MALT Trip on Shabbat, December 1st. It would be a great opportunity to connect with them. We are finalizing the time and location. We will be davening Shabbat morning at the Kotel. Please send me their emails so I can be in touch with them directly but would also appreciate your reaching out to them as well.  G-d willing, they are all having a wonderful year of learning and growth.  

Thanks and all the best!

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

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:

Mazal Tov to...
  • Sarah & Ronald Rich on their daughter Emma becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
  • Sharon & Dr. Robert Yudell on their son Steven's upcoming Bar Mitzvah
  • Saul Cohen on being honored by his wife, Mimi, and Jewish Family Service for establishing the Jewish Family Service annual Saul Cohen Lecture. 
  • All CAS members running in the New York City Marathon.  
  • Channah & Geoffrey Kirshner on  the birth of their great- grandson Elijah Joseph.  
Best Wishes to...


First Lieutenant Brad Goodman as he deploys to  Afghanistan next week. He will be an advisor for combat engineering. We wish his parents much strength and blessings!


Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Simcha Rubin, Ethan Green, Naftali Rosenberg, Matt Greenberg 


Matt Greenberg

Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

After The Flood


Elisheva Kilner

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi David Walk, Blessings Under Duress 

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 4:30 pm

Late Maariv

Monday - Thursday / 8:30 pm

Candles Friday 

4:23 pm

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

Ruth Stern in memory of Sylvia Plotkin and Stephen Manger and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund.

Sanctuary Kiddush

Sarah & Ronald Rich in honor of their daughter Emma's Bat Mitzvah, and Sharon & Robert Yudell on their son Steven upcoming Bar Mitzvah.

Chapel Kiddush

 Elliot Levy in honor of his mother Audrey Levy's Yahrzeit.


CAS Classes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes:
Tuesday Morning Classes  
Cancelled this week for Election Day

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 -Cancelled this week for Election Day

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



Mazal Tov to Emma Rich on her Bat Mitzvah!!


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


Treats for kids groups donated by the Dayan family in honor of AJ's fourth birthday.


At Jr. Cong. Come and hear Max read from the Torah while Yael Passy and Taylor Newman  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 us know as soon as possible.


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!


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- Sign up on line!
  •  Nov. 17 Double Nekudot & Nekudot Sale Week
  •  Sunday Nov. 25- Jr. Teen Paintballl-sign up on line!
  •  Friday Nov. 30 6:30 pm-Oneg- B'Nai Mitzvah Club & Jr. Teen Chat

Shabbat Shalom, Yehuda Jeiger



TEEN MINYAN- Nov 10 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 7-12th graders

Jr. TEEN ONEG -Nov 10 - For Grades 6-8

TEEN MINYAN - Nov 24 at 9:30 AM In the Social Hall For 7-12th graders

Jr. Teen Paintball Sunday Nov 25 At Yankee Paintball in Oxford! 

Cost CAS Members $45, non-members $55



THE ROADSHOW COMES BACK TO STAMFORD! Dec 7-8 Bring your friends!  And your chop sticks!  Chinese Dinner@CAS for high schoolers only, an AWESOME oneg, great entertainment, and a Teens Only Seudat Shlishit with great food... tuna and egg salad not invited!


TEEN MINYAN Dec 8 at 9:30 AM in the Social Hall for 7-12th graders

Jr. TEEN ONEG Dec 8 - For Grades 6-8

TEEN MINYAN Dec 15 at 9:30 AM for Grades 7-12

Jr. TEEN HANUKKAH PARTY!!!  Saturday Night, Dec. 15 - Donuts, Latkes, Music, and Fun... and win some extra presents and gelt!

  •  YARCHEI KALLAH SHABBATON  Dec 25-29 Experience Torah like never before!  For more info contact Josh:  at
  •  "NEW!  Follow @CAS_Teens on Twitter for the latest info and stay in the know!"

Thanks, Josh

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.

ADULT EDUCATION MEETING -Wednesday Nov. 14, at 7:30 pm.  For more info contact Dina Berger at:

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

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 7:30-9:00pm

CAS Sisterhood

SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours:

Sunday 10:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Community Announcements

BCDS ANNUAL AUCTION-This Sunday,  Nov 4  5:30 PM - 9:30 pm  at Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Road Stamford, CT.  Proceeds go to Bi-Cultural Day School supporting education and enrichment programs.

WHHS OPEN HOUSE-  November 7 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, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm.  JFS 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". No charge, at UCONN Stamford, Washington Boulevard.  For more info visit  or call 203-921-4161.

MARK SCHWARTZ will participate in an annual charity bike ride known as WHEELS OF LOVE from Nov 11-17 to benefit physically disabled children.  Donations can be made online at or by calling the American Friends of ALYN at 212-869-8085. To learn more info, please visit

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.

CARMEL  ACADEMY  PARLOR MEETINGS - 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.

TAPESTRY- A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning. Saturday Nov. 17 at 6:45 pm. For more info contact Danielle Alexander at

JFS COLLEGE PLANNING: THE RACE FOR COLLEGE- 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, JFS College Consultant at Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road. Info: Claire Friedlander at or 203-921-4161.

SUPER SATURDAY VOLUNTEERS-Super Sunday will be taking place on December 2nd at the JCC in Stamford.  For more info contact UJF of Stamford 203-322-3277.

JFS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND-JFS is ready to assist those in our community in need.   Every dollar donated toward the JFS Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund will be matched up to $5000. For more info contact JFS 203-921-4161.

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