Kol Hakavod to Mitchell Bell & Sam Goldstein for organizing the Pacific House dinner, a beautiful annual tradition. Thank you to all the volunteers, both at Pacific House and at Breezy Point, who gave of their time on their day off to help those less fortunate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tinok ben Rinat Esther Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara Zahava bat Chaya Sara Dov Beer Ben Bayla Yenta Hershel ben Chaya Simcha ben Chana Yosef Fischel ben Miriam Zlata Yoel Yehudah Hersch ben Miriam Zlata Ephraim ben Channah Shmuel ben Mildred Dovid Levi ben Gittel Chaya Devora bat Chana Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel Ziv ben Vered Refael Ephraim ben Sima Sara bat Eta Zeisel Malka Bracha bat Elke Lousya bat Janna Yehuda Shalom ben Hadassah Devorah Bat Sara Sarah Rivkah bat Mindelle Rachel Adina bat Batya Ester Rachel bat Razel Baila
Make a Resolution!
Men: Relearn your Bar Mitzvah haftorah or learn for the first time!
Richard & Mary Ann Kolodny and Lois Kolodny on the engagement of their son and grandson, Jacob, to Joanna Hejde in Colorado
David Bahar, on his firm receiving the Design Award of Excellence
Ruth & Mel Aminoff on their 55th anniversary
grandparents Veronica and Erwin Reich, aunt Arielle, and first time great-grandmothers Margaret Eckmann and Esther Reich, on the birth of a son to Joey and Amy Reich
grandmother Zipora Freedberg, brother & sister-in-law Eli Freedberg & Julia Klein, and aunts and uncles Eve & Sid Nachman and Rhoda & Avram Freedberg, on the marriage of Alisa Freedberg, daughter of Ruth & Daniel Freedberg, to Daniel Wiener, son of Joel & Shirley Wiener
Elisheva Kilner and Sarah Boxer on being honored at the 2013 BCDS Annual Celebration
RABBIS' PANEL: "JEWISH ETHICS, JEWISH LEADERSHIP & LIFECYCLE"- Tuesday, January 15th, 12-1 pm, Agudath Sholom. Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Hurwitz from Temple Sholom and Rabbi Sklarz from Greenwich Reform Synagogue for a lively discussion on Jewish Ethics, Leadership and Lifecycle. Hear the differing perspectives from the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism point of views. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alice Schoen or (203) 542-7165. Rabbis' Panel continues on Tuesday, February 12th at Temple Sholom and on Tuesday, March 19 at Agudath Sholom.
"FROM GALUT TO HITGALUT" WITH DR. HINDY NAJMAN-Wednesdays, January 16th, 23rd & 30th,8 - 9 pm at the JCC. Dr. Najman, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, explores the question of how the Jews responded to the destruction of the First Temple. Generously sponsored by Mike and Betsy Stone. Co-sponsored by CAS, the JCC, TBE, TS and YI.
NEXT WOMEN'S TEFILLAH GROUP-Shabbat, January 26th, 9:45 A.M. in the Social Hall. To volunteer to daven, read Torah, Haftorah, have an honor or give a Dvar Torah - contact Sandy: email@example.com or Ronnie: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to provide tapes, tutoring and support for all who want to try taking a more active role. NEXT SISTERHOOD EVENT-Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30-Learn about Estate Planning with Amy Breslow and Veronica Reich. YAKAR SHABBAT-February 16-17
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Yakar Shabbat-February 16-17
Join as we create an inspiring Shabbat with song and study,
following the model of the Yakar synagogue in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Akiva & Lynn Kraft and Rabbi Avi & Dena Block
Friday Night: Carlebach Style Davening
Shabbat morning: Minyanim at 8 am and 8:45 am Breakfast Kiddush at 10:00 am Breakout Learning Sessions at 10:30 AM devoted to the theme of Purim
Musaf at 11:15 am
Bar Mitzvah Families
Three pre-Bar Mitzvah sessions for fathers & 6th grade sons
Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM
January 27th, February 10th & March 10th
Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bar Mitzvah fathers and sons to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Each session will cover a unique aspect of a Bar Mitzvah's new responsibilities in the world, and Rabbi Cohen will bring relevant sources to stimulate discussion. The three topics will be: (1) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as an individual?
(2) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my family?
(3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities in my local community, Jewish people and the world?
WE WILL NOT HAVE early drop off this week for Tot Shabbaters & Mini Minyaners
We will have one joint group for Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan, in the library, run by Morah
Miriam. All other groups will have a week off.
Thank you so much to Doris Weiss for creating a beautiful new Youth bulletin board featuring "Lead the way to a better day - you can be a Chesed Hero" - with a gorgeous winter theme... stop by and check it out!
We begin a new season of groups with some new and exciting groups and of course many of our groups that you have all grown to know and love! Make sure you take advantage of the new programs and everything they have to offer. Please sign up for groups here. This will enable you to get weekly emails from your leaders so you will know what to expect on Shabbat!
Coming Soon, A Jam-Packed January:
4- Freshman Night at CAS- Dinner & Oneg: Party like you're in 9th Grade... because you are! A special Shabbos dinner party JUST FOR FRESHIES! Early bird special price (before Dec 28):
CAS Members $10, nonmembers $15 featuring fun and food! 5-Teen Minyan@9:30 am for grades 7-12 5-Mini Minyan Oneg:First ever Mini Minyan oneg! Parents, drop your kids off at Morah Miriam Sperber's Home for an hour of games, fun and nosh: all in the Shabbat spirit.
5-Jr. Teen Oneg: Let us know if you would like to host our Jr. Teen Oneg (Grades 6-8).
5-Brooklyn Nets Game: Only 3 tickets left! Our first visit to the Barclays Center promises to be a ton of fun! Join us for this fabulous night out.
12-PJ Library @ Tot Shabbat: We welcome Danielle Alexander of PJ Library to share a special Shabbat morning Story Time with our Tots!
19-Teen Minyan@9:30 am for grades 7-12
20-Pottery Event for BMC:Join our B'nai Mitzvah Club members at a special Sunday pottery event in Stamford. More details to follow.
21-Jr. Teen MLK NYC Trip:We're going to see NBC Studios!
26-"Fruits in Groups" for Tu B'shvat:Special treats in Shabbat groups in honor of Tu B'shvat!
31-Feb 3 NCSY Winter Regional Shabbaton: Sign up online for this one-of-kind NCSY Shabbaton experience.
8-9 YOUTH SHABBAT/Onegs and a lot more... Join us as our KIDS take over the shul, lead all services, experience a Jr. Cong. Shabbaton, Tots leading Adon Olam and soo much more...
9-Teen Minyan @ 9:30am for grades 7-12
9-Sat night KOSH night out for BMC: Attention B'nai Mitzvah Club members (Grades 5-6) - hang out with your favorite
leaders, friends and wings at a spectacular Motzei Shabbat night out at KOSH!
14-15 NCSY Stamford Roadshow: It was so much fun last time,
they came back for more! Join our awesome NCSY advisors and Josh Munk at the next Roadshow.. Meals, onegs, surprises and much much more.. sign up online!
16-Teen Minyan @ 9:30am for grades 7-12
17-Jr. Teen Snow Tubing: Dress warmly for this awesome one-of-a-kind tubing event..more fun than you can imagine!
23-PJ Library @ Mini Minyan: We welcome Danielle Alexander of PJ Library to share a special Shabbat morning Purim Story Time with our Mini Minyaners!
23-Kids Purim Party: Saturday night rockin kids Purim Party - details to follow...
24-Family Purim Seudah: Family style Purim festive meal and entertainment for adults and children of ALL AGES. What better way to spend Purim then with your friends at Agudath!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Save the date:
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
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.
DECEMBER 31st Event -8PM - featuring Broadway Star Craig Schulman of Les Miserables, Phantom and Jekyll and Hyde plus The What's Up Band, The Shlomones and a Glatt Kosher Light Dinner at Northeast Jewish Center, Yonkers, NY advance tickets $50 and group prices available from NEJC or call David 914-779-6087 or Jonathan 203-461-4428.
JEWISH ARTS ALIVE-Saturday, January 19th, 8pm at the JCC. Three vignettes written by Tamar Gershberg
& performed by local actors, including Jonathan Cahr, David Kweskin & Janice Steinberg. Info: 203-595-6438 or email@example.com
JEWISH BIBLICAL THEMES BY THE OLD MASTERS WITH HELANE REINGOLD-January 2nd & 9th, 10-11am at the JCC. The Old Masters helped shaped our vision of Jewish themes and texts. Review these paintings with the texts that inspired them. Co-sponsored by the JHS. $45/free for J.E.E.P. pass holders.
GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE-Monday, January 14th, 5:30pm, pre-planning for college for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their parents conducted by Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant,
Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford. Free. For more information, contact Claire Friedlander (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 203-921-4161.
ADL AWARD RECEPTION-Moved to Thursday, January 17th. 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
HAVDALAH & HOOPS-Saturday, January 19th, 6:30 pm, JCC. 3-on-3 basketball tournament: fathers and sons (grades 6 - 12), $18 each, including tshirt & trophies for winners. Information or registration by 1/3: Mo Concepcion at (203) 487-0971 or email@example.com COLLEGE AHEAD!-Wednesday, March 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm Annual panel of admissions professionals, held at the Stamford JCC and moderated by Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant. Details to follow.
LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays, 1pm A new support group for the unemployed at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The focus of the group is to provide a forum to discuss and explore the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction. The group is a collaborative effort between JFS Counseling and Employment & Training Departments. To register or for more information, please contact Dr. Mitchell Flaum at 203-921-4161 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIORS2WORK-Employers in lower Fairfield County who are looking to hire dedicated, skilled 50+ year old workers can list full and part-time opportunities. Jobs may be permanent, temporary, or for a specific project. JFS pre-screens candidates, matches them to appropriate openings, and follows-up. Free of charge.
For more information, employers and candidates should contact Ilene K. Locker (email@example.com) or
JEWISH CLUBS AT STAMFORD HIGH SCHOOL AND WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL- Stamford High School's club meets on Tuesdays at 2:15 PM in Room 925 and Westhill's club meets on Thursdays at 2:15 PM in Room 601. Clubs meet weekly! For more information contact Rebecca@myjsc.org