Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

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Friday, November 23, 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 24, 2012

 10 Kislev 5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Main Sanctuary


Future Tots

(Bridal Room - Parent Led)


Tot Shabbat


Mini-minyan (Youth Room) 


Jr. Congregation (Chapel)


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

Teen Minyan (Back of Social Hall)    




Code of Jewish Law


Mincha (Sanctuary)


Daf Yomi- during Seudah Shlishit

Shabbat Ends


CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Shabbat Shalom

We welcome Rabbi Elliot and Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz
to our congregation this Shabbat!

Best wishes to my fellow MALT participants, Michael, Andrew, Paul, Tzvi, Joseph, Charles, Eric, Ted, Mitch, Jeff, Irwin, Steve & Howard, who are leaving this Saturday night for a week of learning in Israel.  Special thanks to Tzvi Bernstein for his leadership in organizing this trip.


While I am out of the country, please contact Rabbi Walk at (203) 918-1957 in the event (G-d forbid) of an emergency.  I will also be checking my email frequently. 


 Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,  

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We wish the following people a Refuah Sheleima. 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 bat Eta Zeisel  

Refael Ephraim ben Sima

Ziv ben Vered

Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel

Chaya Devora bat Chana

Dovid Levi ben Gittel

Shmuel ben Mildred

Ephraim ben 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.




Sunday, Dec. 9th     11 am-1 pm

Crafts, Video Presentation, Raffle, Dreidel Contests, Family Games, Prizes & Delicious Lunch! 

$180 sponsorships are available

 Each sponsor will receive admission for their entire family and five raffle tickets!

Cost for the entire program is just $5 per child and $10 per adult.

Please sign up online at



Special Announcements
  • To all the sponsors: thank you for making Rabbi Walk's aufruf kiddush a great success, and a special thank you to Howard Weiss of Simply Elegant for his generous donation of time and expertise. 
  • 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...
  • Lloyd Contract on the birth of a grandson to Valerie and David Contract
  • Tamar and David Gershberg on the birth of a second grandson yesterday, to Michelle (Michal Yocheved) Gershberg and Yuval Vidal
Condolences to...
  • The family of Corporal Yosef Partuk, 18, from Emanuel
  • The family of Alayaan Salem al-Nabari, a Bedouin from Raha 
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Reader

Jay Jubas 


Rabbi Daniel Cohen/Levi Dulitz 

Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz 

The View of Campus Through Yaakov's Eyes 

Seudah Shlishit  

Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz 

My Second College Education:  Reflections of a Female Torah Leader

Michael Feldstein Shiur (Rabbi's Office) 

Someone is Sleeping in My Bed: Rachel, Leah, and the Conjugal Switch 

Code of Jewish Law

Ari Lieberman 

Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Meryl & David in honor of the engagement of their daughter Aliza Gordon to Benjamin Schuster 

Chapel Kiddush

Sheva & Chezy Deren in thanks to the CAS community;

Joe & Hadassah Lieberman in honor of Hani, Daniel, Akiva & new grandson Binyamin Ori Lowenstein, born in Jerusalem on March 29 

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday 7:45 am

Monday-Friday 7:00 am


Sunday 7:15/8:30am
Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30am

Weekday Mincha

Sunday-Thursday 4:15 pm

Late Maariv

Monday-Thursday 8:30 pm

Next Friday Candles

4:09 pm

Thanksgiving Holiday

Office Closed 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


Seudah Shlishit, following 4:05 pm mincha

Toby Goldfisher Kaplowitz: My Second College Education: Reflections of a Female Torah Leader 


Learn about saving gelt at our pre-Chanukah senior luncheon. Join us on Wednesday, December 5 at CAS from 12-2pm for lunch, music, and a lecture on Medicare and pharmaceutical options delivered by Vivian Weiss. Couvert: $5.
 or call the shul office 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.

CAS Women's Scholar Program:

Wednesdays: 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 and Israel? 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:

Join Rabbi Cohen and representatives of Israel Tours for two informational sessions about the CAS Israel Trip in November, 2013.

Sunday, January 13th at 9 am

Thursday, January 24th at 8 pm

CAS Classes
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes:

Rabbi Cohen's classes will not meet while he is in Israel.
He will return, G-d willing, December 6th.

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 Minhagim
7:30 pm
Thursday Talmud, Megillah  
7:30 pm
CAS Youth Department
  • WE WILL HAVE early drop off this week for Tot Shabbaters and Mini Minyaners  
  • TEEN MINYAN November 24th at 9:30 am  in the Social Hall for 7-12th grader
      LAST CALL:
Jr. Teen Paintball Sunday November 25th  At Yankee Paintball in Oxford!
Departing CAS at 11 am, returning at 5 pm
CAS members $45, non-members $55
Please bring disposable lunch
MUST bring waiver available at
MUST wear closed shoes-no sandals!
Warm clothing recommended, as the facility is outdoors.  Multiple layers of clothing are preferable!
Friday night, November 30th 7-8 pm - B'nai Mitzvah Club Oneg (Grades 5-6) at the
Harons-104 West Lane (long driveway)

Shabbat, December 1st 3:30-after Shabbat-Jr. Cong. Oneg (grades 2-4) at the Zuckers-507  Newfield Avenue
Sunday, December 9th - Chanukah Family Funfest 2012
Saturday night, January 5th, 2013 - BROOKLYN NETS GAME! Limited tickets- first come, first served!


  • 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 CHANUKAH PARTY!!!  Saturday Night, Dec. 15 - Donuts, Latkes, Music, and Fun... and win some extra presents and gelt!
  • YARCHEI KALLAH SHABBATON  December 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!" 
Shabbat Shalom,
Yehuda Jeiger



CAS Announcements
MENS CLUB MEETING/BREAKFAST Sunday, November 25 9:30 am. Please come by for bagels and help plan coming projects. All welcome. Info: 
Sam Goldstein
JOIN RABBI COHEN'S 8 Days to a Better You for Chanukah!
MY YIDDISHE CHANUKAH Sunday, December 16 6:30 pm at Temple Beth El in Stamford
Featuring Arik Wollheim and local Cantors Asa Frdkin, George Mordecai, Vicki Axe, Laura Berman, and Micah Morgovsky.  The production is under the direction of Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddush Theatre Folksbiene.  The performance stars Joanne Borts (currently on Broadway in the Tony-winning Best Musical, Once) and is accompanied by a modern Klezmer band.  The event is free and will be followed by post-performance noshing and schmoozing.
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 at 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.

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 & Prospective Member Brunch

at Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen's Home

15 Revonah Circle, Stamford

Sunday December 16, 2012 10:30-noon

Enjoy great company, delicious food, and learn about our shul community.

For more information, please contact the shul office at 203-358-2200


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 - Thursday 12:00-3:00 pm

Community Announcements

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

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

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
SUPER SUNDAY VOLUNTEERS-Super Sunday is coming!  Join other CAS volunteers on December 2nd at the JCC in Stamford.  For more info contact UJF of Stamford 203-322-3277

"WORKING LAWYERS MEETING" on Lawfare, Iran, the U.S. and Israel: Legal Justifications? Monday Dec. 3, 2012 6-8:15 pm.  Law Offices of Gerald Knopf, 350 Bedford Street, Suite 403, Stamford, (parking in rear of building).  Coffee & dessert will be served (Kosher). Please RSVP by Monday, November 26th, to

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 


JFS COLLEGE PLANNING: THE RACE FOR COLLEGE 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

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

ISRAEL CHANUKAH BONDS, 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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