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Friday, November 30, 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

December 1, 2012

 17 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)

Jr. Teen Chat (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
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom from Israel,  
Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Thanks to you and your congregation again for taking time out of the holiday to come make sure that we at SEMS were taken care of. I am confident that I can speak for everyone when I say that we wholeheartedly appreciate the gesture.

Thanks again, 
John DeMaio (Stamford EMS)

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

Annual Dinner Chairpeople:

Claudia and Howard Rimerman

Diane and Elliot Sloyer 

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.

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...
  • Leah and Gregory Miller, grandparents Flossy & Sam Fischel , Charlotte & Alan Miller, and to great-grandmother Guta Fischel on the birth of a baby boy

  • Judy & David Singer on the birth of a granddaughter, Madeline Olivia, born to Alisa & Danny Schwartz

  • Sandy and Moshe Speter on the birth of a grandson, born to Debbie and Avi Glazer  

  • Behatzlacha to Aron & Linda Fried and family on their upcoming move. We will miss you!

Shabbat Topics & Participants

Torah Readers

Danny Alexander, Naftali Rosenberg    

Rabbi David Walk


Seudah Shlishit   


Code of Jewish Law                                 

Solitude & Loneliness

Collective Punishment and Shechem

Ari Lieberman 



Thanks to this week's sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

Nancy & Mark Funt in honor of their new grandson, David

Chapel Kiddush                                                    

Tracey & Tom Volet commemorating the Yahrzeits of Ruth and Edward Volet

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

4:08 pm

Upcoming Events
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.

Beginning This Week: 

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


Free of Charge - Open to both men and women

Sign up online @





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 5 raffle tickets!

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

Please sign up online at 

Click here to sign up




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 amDaf Yomi Shiur 9:00-9:45 am

Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours:

Monday at the Shul 3:30 - 5:00 pm
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


Oneg - Friday night for Bnai Mitzvah Club Members (grades 5-6) at the Haron home -  

104 West Lane 7-8 pm


Oneg - Shabbat afternoon for Jr. Cong. Members (grades 2-4) at the Zucker home -  

507 Newfield Ave-3:30 pm until after Shabbat!


At Jr. Congregation: Come and hear Mati Finkelstein read from the Torah while Shira Haron and Shalhevet Cohen 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.



Shabbat, December 8th-  Double Nekudot & Nekudot Sale Week!                                              
Sunday, December 9th - Chanukah Family Funfest       Click here to sign up 


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 
  • Jr. TEEN CHANUKAH PARTY!!!  Thursday Night, Dec. 13 - Donuts, Latkes, Music, and Fun... and win some extra presents and gelt!
  • TEEN MINYAN Dec 15 at 9:30 AM for Grades 7-12
  • 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
JOIN RABBI COHEN'S 40 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

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