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Friday, November 9, 2012

REVISED- Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

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

Mikvah 203-964-1928 /  Eruv 203-324-3955

November 10, 2012

Chayei Sara
 Rosh Chodesh Kislev- Thursday  

    25 Cheshvan 5773


Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


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)


Code of Jewish Law



Daf Yomi- during Seudat Shlishit




Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

On behalf the shul, I want to thank everyone for joining in support of our victims of Sandy. Although in our community many have had power restored, many people in other areas remain devastated. Please contact the Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federations of North America or the Orthodox Union to offer assistance.

We wish a warm welcome to our Scholar in Residence Shuli Taubes and deepest appreciation to the Lilienfelds for sponsoring this weekend in memory of Ana's father, Allen Elson and Albert's sister, Susan Spaet. May their memories be for a blessing.

Finally, we wish much hatzlacha to Chazan Wolheim on this year's Cantor Concert and invite the community to join him on Saturday night at 7:30 PM. 


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

This Weekend! 

Scholar in Residence Shabbat with 

Shuli Taubes 

 Fathers and Sons Mission and Transmission

 This weekend graciously is being sponsored by 

Ana and Albert Lilienfeld

Friday November 9,  talk & dinner:

"The Role of Isaac in the Akeida Story" 


Cantor's Concert 

This Saturday Night  Nov 10th @ 7:30 PM

Featuring "The Three Cantors"

Cantor Wollheim hosts: Cantor George Mordecai - Temple Beth El, Cantor Asa Fradkin - Temple Sholom, 

Agudat Shir Choir, Elliot Weiss Music Director


Veterans Day Monday November 12, 2012

Special Announcements
  • Sarah Cheses, Yoetzet Halacha, and of JLI at Yale, will teach a class for women Sunday morning November 11, 10:15 am, at the home of Rachel Jubas. The class is titled, From Generation to Generation: What the Blessing for Immersing at the Mikvah Teaches about the Transmission of Jewish Practice.   Sponsored by Congregation Agudath Sholom Mikvah Committee and JWC.  RSVP to 
  • The first joint minyan of the year on Shabbat morning will be Dec. 29th at 8:45 AM.
  • Please be advised that there is now a late maariv at 8:30 pm Monday- Thursday. If you can attend or for more info, contact Rabbi Walk
Upcoming Events
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 I 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


WEEKEND-November 23-24

Featuring Rabbi Elliot and Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz

JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) Couple at Brandeis University


Friday night - concurrent oneg programs featuring the

Kaplowitzes, 7:30PM

Parents of high school juniors and seniorsJewish Life on

Campus: What to Look for When Searching for a College for Your Child

Place: Home of Karen and Ira Berk, 32 Revonah Circle


High school juniors and seniors - An Inside Look at What Jewish Life is Really Like on Campus

Place: Home of Lynn and Steve Frenkel, 38 Revonah Circle



Sermon after 9:00 am morning services in sanctuary, delivered by Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz


Collegiate reunion - special kiddush for collegiates after

morning services, shmooze with Rabbi Elliot and Toby

Goldfisher Kaplowitz and reconnect with old friends


Shalosh seudot, following 4:15 pm mincha - Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz 


CAS Women's Scholar Program:

December 5, 12, 19 2012  and Jan. 2, 9, 2013 at CAS

A five-part series with:


TOPIC: "Body and Soul in Judaism"



Be one of six teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 3-5, 2013 in Washington DC.  The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation.      


To be one of the six selected:  Submit in a 500 word essay- "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?"   If you could lobby to the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say?  What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States andIsrael?  Essays will be evaluated by local and national panel of AIPAC supporters. Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Friday, January 15, 2013


Open to 10th-12th graders from CAS.  Sponsored by Stephanie and Bob Sherman in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberma.  If you would like to enable more teens to attend AIPAC Policy Conference through a contribution to our AIPAC Teen Fund, please contact Rabbi 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...
  • Stacy & Abraham Mintz and Gloria Green on their daughter & granddaughter Tamara Mintz becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
  • Sharon & Dr.Robert Yudell on their son Steven becoming a Bar Mitzvah this weekend.
  • Zane & Sandy Zaritsky on the baby naming of their granddaughter, born to Laurie & Eric Bouris.
  • Rhonda & Judd Love on the upcoming wedding of their daughter Caryn Love to Benjamin Schiller.
  • Meryl & David Gordon, and grandmother Regina Greenwald on the engagement of Aliza Gordon to Benjamin Schuster.
  • Eileen & Bob Breakstone on the birth of a granddaughter named Ella Reese to Pamela & Ron Breakstone.
  • Gina & Robert Braun and siblings Lilly & first time big brother Zachary on the birth
    of a baby boy.
Condolences to...
  • Claudia Brenner on the passing of her beloved mother, Dawn Raphaely. 
  • Cindy Flynn on the passing of her mother-in-law, Frances Flynn.
We Remember the following people of the United States Armed Forces...
  • Cpl. Alex F. Domion, 21, of Richfield Springs, NY
  •  Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor, 22, of Gillette, NJ
  •  Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, 29, of Port Henry, NY   
  • Spc. Ryan P. Jayne, 22, of Campbell, NY 
  • Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz, 27, of Alden, NY  
  • Pfc. Brandon L. Buttry, 19, of Shenandoah, IA
  • Shabbat Topics & Participants

    Torah Readers

     Jared Yaghoubian, Levi Dulitz, Ben Soifer


    Cantor Arik Wollheim

    Shuli Taubes

    Two Fathers and Two Sons: Abraham & Isaac


    Rosalyn Sherman

    Seudat Shlishit

    Shuli TaubesIsaac's Vision for His Sons, and the Destiny of the Jewish People

    Code of Jewish Law

    Ari Lieberman 

    Weekday Schedule

    Daf Yomi

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



    Rosh Chodesh

    Sunday 7:15/8:30am
    Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 6:30/7:30am

    Thursday 6:20/7:30 am

    Weekday Mincha

    Sunday-Thursday 4:25 pm

    Late Maariv

    Monday - Thursday / 8:30 pm

    Candles Friday 

    4:17 pm

    Thanks to this week's sponsors...

    Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

    in honor of First Lieutenant Brad Goodman on his  deployment to Afghanistan this week, and for his safe return and the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

    Sanctuary Kiddush

    Albert and Ana Lilienfeld

    Chapel Kiddush

    The Shul

    Seudat Shlishit

    Albert and Ana Lilienfeld

    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 Perspective & 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:

    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 -Mystical Minhag                                                                                7:30 pm

    Thursday- Talmud, Megillah                                                                             7:30 pm

    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 Gilad read from the Torah while Daniella and Alexandra Hadge 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.  

    We are also excited to share news of a new program starting this Shabbat at Jr. Cong.  During the coming weeks, Josh will be leading a Beiur tefillah (prayer explanation) session each week on the following topics:

    1) Pesukei Dezimra 

    2) Brachot

    3) Baruch Sheamar 

    4) Ashrei 

    5) Hallelukah's

    6) Az Yashir

    7) Yishtabach 

    8) Shema

    9) Shemone Esrei (divided into parts) 

    10) Aleinu 

    11) Anim Zemirot 

    Please ask your children what they have learned as we hope together we can make prayer service as meaningful as possible for our children!

    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... 

    Saturday, November 10 6:30-8:00 pm

    Youth Supermarket Sweep!

    Shabbat Nov 17

    Double Nekudot & Nekudot Sale Week

    PJ LIbrary joins Mini Minyan for Shabbat morning groups!!

    Sunday Nov 25 -

    Jr Teen Paintball - please sign up online!

    Friday, November 30 6:30pm

    Onegs - B'Nai Mitzvah Club & Jr. Teen Chat...more info to follow

    Sunday, Dec. 9, 2013

    FAMILY CHANUKAH BRUNCH more details to follow




    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



    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


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


    Dec 25-29 Experience Torah like never before!  For more info contact Josh at:

   Follow @CAS_Teens on Twitter for the latest info and stay in the know!"

    The Jr. Teen Oneg will be at the home of the Katz Family, 52 Apple Tree Drive at 3:00 PM.  The Teen Kiddush is sponsored by the Goldstein Family in honor of Jake's Bar Mitzvah anniversary and Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah anniversary.


    Thank You,

    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.

    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

    YESHIVA UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE & ISRAEL FAIR- Undergraduate Women Sunday Nov. 11, and Undergraduate Men Nov. 18.  For more info go to 

    CARMEL  ACADEMY  PARLOR MEETING - 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. 

    BCDS THANKSGIVING EVENT for preschoolers.  Join us on November 14 for Gobble, Gobble for Thanksgiving 1:30pm to 2:10pm at Bi-Cultural Day School, 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford. This series is offered free of charge.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joanne Karow at 203-329-2186 or 

    WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE-Rescheduled Open House will be on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 pm at our campus, located at  856 Orienta Avenue, in Mamaroneck, New York. RSVP to or 914.698.0806 ext. 308. 

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

    JHS EVENTS-Sunday Nov. 18  1:30pm at JCC  Author Jane Ziegalman will discuss her book "97 ORCHARD STREET: AN  EDIBLE HISTORY OF FIVE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES IN ONE NEW YORK  TENEMENT."   An exciting program open to the community at no charge.  For further information call  Marcie Schoenfeld 203-359-9148

    BOOK TALK WEDNESDAY NOV. 28 10:00 am at the Stamford JCC, Depths of Glory by Irving Stone, presenter: Frieda Knopf.  Free and open to the community.  For further information call  Marcie Schoenfeld 203-359-9148

    BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL PARLOR MEETING-Please join us and learn more about what this amazing school can offer your family!  Hosted by Agudath members Rachel and Dan Haron December 4th at 7:30pm  104 West Lane, Stamford 06905 

    RSVP or 

    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.

    JFS COLLEGE PLANNING: THE RACE FOR COLLEGENovember 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.

    THE MACCABIAH GAMES, is holding a open house at the JCC Stamford, Monday Dec. 17at 8:00 pm with Jed Margolis, Executive Director of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.  For more information go to or call  215-561-6900.

    ISRAEL BOND CHANUKAH BOND,  bonds starting now at $36, and easily purchased online, this is a perfect gift for the holidays. For more info, contact Cynthia Blustein at 914-713-9003 or make a purchase online at


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