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Friday, November 16, 2012

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 17, 2012

 3 Kislev 5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Future Tots

(Bridal Room - Parent Led)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


Jr. Teen Chat (Simcha Room)


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


Code of Jewish Law


Women's Tefillah (Chapel)


Mincha (Sanctuary)


Daf Yomi- during Seudat Shlishit

Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom


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 -


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

Aviva Maller

Community Service Award: 

Ronni Bass 

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  


Special Announcements
  • 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  
Condolences to...
  • 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

Torah Readers

Simcha Rubin, Dr. Ted Listokin,

Matt Greenberg


Cantor Arik Wollheim

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Blind Spots

Seudat Shlishit

Rabbi David Walk

Code of Jewish Law

Ari Lieberman 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Many friends of Rabbi Walk, in honor of his upcoming wedding to Rivka Weiner

Chapel Kiddush

Sherri & Allen Rosenthal commemorating the Yahrzeit of Allen's father, Joseph Rosenthal

Seudat Shlishit

Wendy & Steven Bennett in honor of their daughter Sarah Jane becoming a Bat Mitzvah

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

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

Thursday 7:00/8:30am

Friday  6:30/8:30am

Weekday Mincha

Sunday-Thursday 4:20 pm

Late Maariv

Monday - Thursday / 8:30 pm

Candles Friday 

4:12 pm

Thanksgiving Holiday

Office Closed Thursday/Friday

Upcoming Events


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 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: 
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.
 or call the shul at 203-358-2200. 
Sponsored by the CAS Chesed Club. 
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"



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:

CAS Classes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes:
Tuesday Morning Classes  
Power of the Prophets 8:15 - 9:00 amModern 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     
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
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 
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! 
  • 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!



  • 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
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.
MENS CLUB MEETING/BREAKFAST Sunday 11/25 930AM Please come by for bagels and help plan coming projects. All welcome. Info:  Sam Goldstein

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 12:00-3:00 pm | Wednesday-Thursday Closed

Community Announcements

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

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE & ISRAEL FAIR- Undergraduate Men Nov. 18.  For more info go to 

TAPESTRY- A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning.  THIS Saturday NIGHT November 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 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 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

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

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 @ 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  

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