Monday: 3:00-4:15 pm Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 am Friday: 9:45-10:30 am
Sunday: 10:00-11:00 am Monday: 8:15-9:00 pm Thursday: 6:45-7:30 pm
Volunteers needed for leining! Please contact the shul. Men:Relearn your Bar Mitzvah haftorah or learn for the first time! Click here for your own tutorial.
Women: Train for the January 26th tefillah group! We will be happy to provide tapes, tutoring and support for all who want to try taking a more active role. Contact Sandy or Ronnie.
Save the date:
Annual CAS Dinner Dance
Sunday evening, May 5, 2013!
Guests of Honor:
Elissa & Dr. Philip Klapper
Community Service Award:
Young Leadership Award:
Shira & Ethan Green
Annual Dinner Chairpeople:
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Diane & 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.
SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours This Week:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:00-3:00 pm
Greetings from Charleston, SC, where I am scholar-in-residence this Shabbat, hosted by Joyce and Larry Haber. Last Shabbat, 20 families participated in the Young Couples Shabbat Lunch, and over one hundred people attended the Jewish Education Panel. Thank you to Laura Tobin and Michael Feldstein for bringing these programs to CAS. In addition, more than 40 people attended the Rabbi's Panel Luncheon on Tuesday.
Please RSVP for Rabbi Walk's Tu B'Shevat Seudah Shlishit Seder next Shabbat at 4:30. It's free (although sponsors are appreciated), but Rabbi Walk needs to know how much carob cake to make! Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
The office will be closed on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day
wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, dates, almonds and assorted fruit
for $15 each and we'll list you in the bulletin.
IN THE SPIRIT OF TU B'SHEVAT:
CHESED COMMITTEE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Are you an experienced gardener? Do you aspire to be one? Do you wish you had a bigger garden to develop your green thumb? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", we have a job for you! As part of a new program, the CAS Chesed Committee will be planting a garden on the shul property to grow fruits and vegetables for tzedakah. All the produce will be donated to a local food bank to provide those-in-need with access to more fresh and nutritious foods. If you are interested in participating, at any level of commitment, in this literally
"ground-breaking" new project please, email the CAS Chesed
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes Tuesday Morning Classes
Power of the Prophets8:15 - 9:00 am Modern Jewish Thinkers 9:00 - 9:45 am
Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms12:00 - 12:45 pm
Friday Morning Classes
Torah Portion 8:15-8:45 am | Daf Yomi Shiur8:45-9:30 am
Rabbi David Walk's Classes
Sunday Bible from the Beginning
Monday Weekly Parsha at BCDS
Monday Hilchot Bishul B'ShabbatThe Laws of Cooking on Shabbat With Harav Mordechai Willig, Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva,Yeshiva University,
Tuesday Mystical Minhagim
Thursday Talmud, Megillah
Mazal Tov To
The Warmflash/Slen family on the bris of Natan Shmuel
Rabbi David Israel on being honored by the ADL with the Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award
Dovi Zucker on the occasion of his 21st birthday!
the Chai Lifeline runners on raising over $20,000: Harry B., Stanley B., Saul F., Rebecca G., Daniel J., Josh Munk, and Tamar C. who is running for Juvenile Diabetes. There is still time to contribute in their honor. We wish them a good journey to Florida and a speedy and healthy run!
Malya & Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin on the birth of a boy. There will be a shalom zachor at the Shmotkin's-15 Francis Avenue. Please drop in from 8:00 pm onwards. (Malya & baby are expected home Motzei Shabbat.)
Nesiah Tovah To
Ziv K., Michael R., and Nathaniel S., 12th graders leaving on the Schechter Westchester mission to Poland and Israel
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Ted Listokin, Judd Love, Gil Orbach
Rabbi David Walk
Brainwashing & Education
Rabbi Walk: Let's Talk
Code of Jewish Law
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Mikhael Guy & Tatiana Kunik in commemoration
of the yahrzeit of his mother, Yulia Shapiro
Sunday 7:45 am
Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30 am
Tuesday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am
Sunday-Thursday 4:45 pm
Monday-Thursday 8:30 pm
Next Friday Candles
NEXT WOMEN'S TEFILLAH GROUP-Next 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ronnie: email@example.com. We will be happy to provide tapes, tutoring and support for all who want to try taking a more active role.
JEWS INVOLVED IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE 1960'S-Sunday, February 3rd, 1:30-3:30 pm. Featuring Rabbi Philip E. Schechter, President of the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis and Rabbi in Residence at the First Presbyterian Church (the Fish Church). Sponsored by Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.
NEXT SISTERHOOD EVENT-Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30-Learn about estate planning with Amy Breslow and Veronica Reich.
MEN'S CLUB PASSOVER FAIR-March 10, 10am -2pm. Wine tasting, vendors, and new this year - Make your own shmurah matzah ! Plus, our famous Men's Club chili and delicacies. Fun for the whole family!
MEN'S CLUB "SEDER" at KOSH-Wed. March 13th, $50, includes 4 different beers, 3 course meal, and an opportunity to enhance your family seder. With Rabbis Cohen & Walk.
INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS, ISRAEL, IRAN AND BEYOND...Tuesday, March 19, 7:30pm. Featuring Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations and Ambassador Aaron Jacob Associate Director of International Affairs at AJC and Israel's former Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Co-Sponsored by Temple Sholom of Greenwich. This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot at www.ajc.org/westchester/insideun or by calling 914-948-5585
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 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.
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.
SPONSOR THE KIDDUSH - Would you like to sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush? Call the office and ask for Cindy, 203-358-2200!
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 | Musaf at 11:15 am
Breakout learning sessions at 10:30 am devoted to the theme of Purim:
Not Your Typical Yom Tov: A Halakhic Analysis of the Nature of Purim
A Biblical Analysis of Drinking on Purim
Silent Thanksgiving: The Omission of Hallel on Purim
Mishloach Manot: The Jewish Version of Trick or Treating?
Save the Date:
Shabbat Across America -March 1st and 2nd
Scholar In Residence Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Rabbi Riskin serves as Chief Rabbi, Efrat, Israel Chancellor & Rosh Yeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone Institutions President, Beit Morasha and the Robert M. Beren College
Shabbat will feature a Friday night dinner and Young Couples luncheon.
Rabbi Riskin will speak Friday night, Shabbat morning and Shabbat afternoon.
Share the Spirit of Shabbat!
On March 1, we are joining with thousands of Jews in celebration of Shabbat Across America. We are looking for 10-15 families, couples to serve as hosts that evening at CAS. The idea is to "host" a table and recruit either unaffiliated or marginally affiliated Jews to join you at your table for an enriching Shabbat evening experience. Our scholar for Shabbat will be Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and the evening promises to be tasty and memorable. We need you! If you have questions or interest regarding hosting, please contact Kate Cik at email@example.com by Feb. 1
CAS Trip to Israel November 3 - 13, 2013
Join Rabbi Cohen and representatives of Israel Tour Connection
for an informational session at CAS:
Thursday, January 24th at 8 pm
Perfect for first-timers and veterans,
this trip will span the breadth of Israel both ancient and modern:
visiting new discoveries, learning, and participating in social action opportunities
to deepen and enrich your experience with Torah and the land and people of Israel.
Optional - Eilat/Petra Extension Available
Click here to view the CAS Israel Tour Connection website
Click here to let Rabbi Cohen know of your interest (no commitment!)
This trip is open to the entire community.
Bar Mitzvah Families
Man Up: Three pre-Bar Mitzvah sessions for
fathers/male mentors & pre-Bnai Mitzvah boys
Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30 am
January 27th, February 10th & March 10th
Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bnei Mitzvah fathers/male mentors
and boys 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 man?
(2)who am I, and what are my responsibilities as a man in my family?
(3) who am I, and what are my responsibilities as a man in my local community,
In the spring of 2010 we celebrated the opening of the Minnie Manger Marcia Lieberman Mikvah. Having a beautiful and clean facility has enhanced the experience of mikvah immersion. The mikvah was built to meet the most exacting halachic standards and is open to the entire community. We are fortunate to have a dedicated committee overseeing the day-to-day operations of the mikvah.
As is the case for mikvaot around the globe, the fees generated from mikvah visits do not cover the entire operating budget. Last year the Mayim League campaign was established to raise funds to help cover the balance of the mikvah expenses. It is estimated that we need to raise $20,000 for this purpose this year. Money raised through the campaign will be designated specifically for mikvah expenses. Donations to the Mayim League are tax deductible.
Please consider one of the following annual categories of support:
JEWISH ARTS ALIVE-This Saturday, January 19th, 8pm at the JCC. Three vignettes written by Tamar Gershberg & performed by local actors, including Jonathan Cahr, David Kweskin & Janice Steinberg. Champagne reception. Information: 203-595-6438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVDALAH & HOOPS-This Saturday, January 19, 6:30 pm, JCC.
THE LAST SURVIVOR- This Sunday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the State Cinema in Stamford. Presented by the Jewish Arts and Film Festival. This award winning documentary follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities - The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo, and presents their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate a new generation, inspire tolerance and spark a civic response. This powerful event will begin with a brief performance by the New World Chorus, a Stamford based multi-cultural choir, and a presentation following the film by Jacqueline Murekatete, a survivor of Rwanda who is featured in the film.
"MUSIC AND MOVEMENT" for your pre-school child-Wednesday, January 23rd, 1:30 pm, BCDS.
Come join us for this highly popular, fun, interactive and FREE program. "Tu B'Shvat-WE LOVE TREES!" RSVP: Joanne Karow at email@example.com or 203-329-2186 ext 1310.
FROM GALUT TO HITGALUT" WITH DR. HINDY NAJMAN-Wednesdays, January 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.
BCDS/BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR-Thursday, January 24th, Barnes & Noble at Stamford Town Center. Performance by BCDS cast of Seussical, and an appearance by the Cat in the Hat! Percentage of proceeds to benefit the BCDS Players.
REBBETZIN HOLLY PAVLOV SHIUR- for women of the community. Hosted by Robin Milstein Monday, March 4. Light dinner at 7pm, shiur to begin at 7:30pm. Rebbetzin Pavlov is the Director of She'arim College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and author of "Mirrors of our Lives: Reflections of Women in Tanach" and "Water from the Well: Reflections of a Jew at the End of History".
Shiur Topic: "Beginnings of Desire: Adam and Chava in the Garden of Eden"
Our conscience tells us one thing. Our desire tells us another. This conflict began with the first man and woman in their encounter with the snake, and we struggle with it until today.
COLLEGE AHEAD!-Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 pm. Annual panel of admissions professionals, held at the Stamford JCC & moderated by Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant.
JCC SARA WALKER NURSERY SCHOOL MODERN PARENTING WORKSHOP FOR MOMS AND DADS OF CHILDREN AGES BIRTH - 8- Thursday, January 31, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Temple Sinai. For more information, please contact Sandi Waldstreicher: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to register.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY SEFORIM SALE -a portion of the proceeds to benefit a Jewish library damaged by Hurricane Sandy. February 3rd-March 3rd, Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave.
KOSH is having its first Friday night pre-paid dinner Jan. 25th. $55 a person includes a 4 course dinner and 1 adult beverage. For more details call 203-614-8777. Dinner must be paid in full at time of reservation.
BCDS CELEBRATION DINNER-Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5:00 pm, Stamford Hilton Hotel, honoring CAS members Elisheva Kilner & Sarah Boxer
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 email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jodi Maxner (email@example.com) at 454-4992 or visit www.seniors2work.org
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
SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours This Week:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:00-3:00 pm
Israel Advocacy Update
Fairway supermarket carries figs and dates from Israel, under the
Delilah brand. These products are being boycotted in Europe, and
there is a strong effort to ban their sale in the USA. Please