We pray for the safety and security of Israel this Shabbat.
We stand together in spirit and solidarity and offer comfort to the families of Ahron Smadga, Yiztchak Amselam and Mirah Scharf who were killed in Kiryat Malachi. May we share good tidings in the days to come.
Shabbat Shalom with blessings of peace,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
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 - email@example.com
Ester Rachel bat Razel Baila
Rachel Adina bat Batya
Sarah Rivkah bat Mindelle
Devorah Bat Sara
Yehuda Shalom ben Hadassah
Lousya bat Janna
Malka Bracha bat Elke
Sara bar Eta Zeisel Refael Ephraim be Sima
Ziv ben Vered
Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Chaya Devora bas Chana
Dovid, Levi ben Gittel
Shmuel ben Mildred
Ephraim bat Channah
We are excited to announce our honorees for the
Annual CAS Dinner Dance
Sunday evening, May 5th, 2013!
Guests of Honor:
Elissa and Dr. Philip Klapper
Community Service Award:
Young Leadership Award:
Shira and Ethan Green
We wish them and their families a hearty Mazal Tov! Please mark the date and plan to join us as we celebrate our shul and the accomplishments of our honorees.
We welcome Mariane Schloss to the synagogue office. She is replacing Dierdre. We thank Dierdre for her service in the shul and wish them both much success. Mariane can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Mazal Tov to...
Rabbi David Walk and his entire family on his forthcoming marriage to Rivka Weiner
Johanna & Selim Akyuz, Ishak & Ann Akyuz and big brother Theo Akyuz on the birth of a grandson, son, & brother!
Beth & David Cohen on the upcoming wedding of their daughter Tali to Dr. Mike Zelenetz
Wendy & Steven Bennett on their daughter Sarah Jane becoming a Bat Mitzvah
Phyllis Brodsky on the passing of her brother, Larry Weiss
Families of the victims of the Kiryat Malachi terror attack: Mirah Scharf, Rabbi Aharon Smadga & Rabbi Yitzchak Amselem
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Simcha Rubin, Dr. Ted Listokin,
Cantor Arik Wollheim
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law
Thanks to this week's sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda BesonNursing Educational Fund
Many friends of Rabbi Walk, in honor of his upcoming wedding to Rivka Weiner
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal commemorating the Yahrzeit of Allen's father, Joseph Rosenthal
Wendy & Steven Bennett in honor of their daughter Sarah Jane becoming a Bat Mitzvah
Sunday 7:45 am
Mon-Weds, Friday 7:00 am
Thursday 7:45 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30am Monday-Wednesday 6:30/7:30am
Sunday-Thursday 4:20 pm
Monday - Thursday / 8:30 pm
Office Closed Thursday/Friday
ANNUAL COLLEGIATE SHABBAT THANKSGIVING
Featuring Rabbi Elliot and Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz
JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) Couple at Brandeis University
Concurrent oneg programs featuring the Kaplowitzes, 7:30PM:
Parents of high school juniors and seniors - Jewish Life on Campus: What to Look for When Searching for a College for Your Child at the Home of Lynn and Steve Frenkel, 38 Revonah Circle
High school juniors and seniors - An Inside Look at What Jewish Life is Really Like on Campus at the home of Karen and Ira Berk, 32 Revonah Circle
Sermon following the Sanctuary Services
Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz: The View of Campus Through Yaakov's Eyes
Collegiate reunion - special kiddush for collegiates after
morning services, shmooze with Rabbi Elliot and Toby
Goldfisher Kaplowitz and reconnect with old friends
Seudat Shlishit, following 4:15 pm mincha
Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz: My Second College Education: Reflections of a Female Torah Leader
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's 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 : 12:00 pm - 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: email@example.com
PRE-CHANUKAH SENIOR LUNCHEON - DECEMBER 5
Learn about saving gelt at our pre-Chanukah senior luncheon. Join us on Wednesday, December 5 at CAS from 12pm- 2pm for lunch, music, and a lecture on Medicare and pharmaceutical options delivered by Vivian Weiss. Couvert: $5.
Chairs: Maruja Ivri, Vivian Weiss, and Diane Cohen.
Youth chairs: Rebecca Dayan and Micaela Thau.
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
CAS Women's Scholar Program:
December 5, 12, 19 2012 and Jan. 2, 9, 2013 at CAS 7:30 pm
A five-part series with: TAMMY JACOBOWITZ, PhD.
TOPIC: "Body and Soul in Judaism"
TEEN ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIPS FOR ISRAEL
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
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, pleasecontact 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: www.ITC.com
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
Rabbi David Walk's Classes
Sunday Bible from the Beginning
Monday Weekly Parsha at BCDS
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
Tuesday Mystical Minhag
Thursday Talmud, Megillah
CAS Youth Department
WE WILL NOT HAVE early drop off this week for Tot Shabbaters and Mini Minyaners - sorry for any inconvenience
We welcome PJ LIBRARY (Danielle Alexander) who will lead Mini Minyan and tell some magical stories!
At Jr. Cong. Come and hear Daniel Janush read from the Torah while Shira Haron and Julianne Katz 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 continue our new program 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
3) Baruch Sheamar
6) Az Yashir
9) Shemone Esrei (divided into parts)
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!
Double Nekudot & Nekudot Sale Week- lots of new prizes, bring all of your nekudot!
A special THANK YOU to all those who participated in SUPERMARKET SWEEP last week! What a wonderful night on fun and CHESED! All of the food collected went to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Thank you to STOP and SHOP for hosting and being so kind and gracious.
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) Artists to design Get Well and Happy Birthday Cards for people in our community.
Please speak to Rabbi Jeiger, Sara Malka or Adina Hertzberg if you would like to get involved in these chesed opportunities!
Friday night, Nov. 30th - Oneg Night- More info to follow.. want to host? let us know!
Sunday, December 9th - Chanukah Family Brunch - save the date.
Saturday night, Jan. 5th, 2013 - BROOKLYN NETS GAME! Limited tickets- first come, first served!
COMING SOON... JR. CONG. SHABBATON... STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO.
AND FOR THE TEENS:
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 atJYoshiMunk@gmail.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MENS CLUB MEETING/BREAKFAST Sunday 11/25 930AM Please come by for bagels and help plan coming projects. All welcome. Info: Sam Goldstein email@example.com
ADULT EDUCATION MEETING -Wednesday Nov. 14, at 7:30 pm. For more info contact Dina Berger at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Wollheimemail@example.com
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
FAREWELL TO SHEVA & RABBI CHEZY DEREN - This Monday, November 19 - 8pm. join us for a Tzeit'chem l'Shalom, a goodbye party, to be held at Chabad, 770 High Ridge Road. We will miss you!
HELP OUT THE WORKERS AT CAFE STAM The two people who run the café live in Queens and suffered severe losses due to Superstorm Sandy. Drop your donation (cash or gift card) in the special box at the JCC or the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Info: Rachel Dayan firstname.lastname@example.org
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE & ISRAEL FAIR- Undergraduate Men Nov. 18. For more info go to www.yu.edu/Admissions/Events/openhouse/
TAPESTRY- A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning. THIS Saturday NIGHT November 17 at 6:45 pm. For more info contact Danielle Alexander at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jkarow@bcds.org/203-329-2186
SUPER SUNDAY 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 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 email@example.com 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 www.maccabiusa.com or call 215-561-6900
ADL AWARD RECEPTION Moved to Thursday Jan. 17, 2013 The Anti-Defamation League will hold its annual Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award Reception 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
FRIENDS OF THE IDF GALA, Thursday November 29. 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
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 www.israelbonds.com