I also hope that many of you will make plans to join me at the AIPAC Policy Conference March 3-5. Please go here to register. In the meantime, you can support Israel by purchasing Israeli clementines at Costco, Norwalk or plant a tree in honor of Tu B'Shevat at JNF.
Wishing you a joyous Shabbat Shira, Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes Tuesday Morning Classes
Power of the Prophets 8:15 - 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 Shiur8:45-9:15 am
Rabbi David Walk's Classes
Sunday Bible from the Beginning
Monday Weekly Parsha at BCDS
Monday Hilchot Bishul B'Shabbat
Tuesday Mystical Minhagim
Thursday Talmud, Megillah
Mazal Tov To
Beth & David Cohen on the birth of a granddaughter, Maayan Nechama, to Anna and Ilan Cohen in Jerusalem
Sharon & Burt Rubin on the engagement of their son Michael to Rebecca Srulowitz ofTeaneck, NJ
Shery & Barry Hertzberg on the engagement of their daughter Adina to Steven Adelman of San Diego, CA
Jackie Herman and the BCDS team on the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools re-accreditation
Roslyn Goldstein on the death of her beloved husband, Leslie Goldstein
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Michael Berg, Ethan Green, Arthur Smith
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi David Walk-Tu B'Shevat Seder
Code of Jewish Law
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Michael and Debbie Berg in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Mike's Bar Mitzvah
Sunday 7:45 am
Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30 am
Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am
Sunday-Thursday 4:50 pm
Next Friday Candles
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.
TRIP TO YU SEFORIM SALE -Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm.
SISTERHOOD SEMINAR-Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30-Come-listen-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?
"HOST" A TABLE!
Shabbat Across America-March 1st and 2nd
Scholar In Residence Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
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.
On March 1, join 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. If you have questions or interest regarding hosting, please contact Kate Cik at email@example.com by Feb. 1
Thank you to Josh Munk, Daniella and Roni for chaperoning the MLK Jr. Day trip to New York City.
Thank you to Rabbi Walk for purchasing our special treats for Tu B'Shevat this week.
At Jr. Congregation, come and hear Andrew Reicin read from the Torah.
If you would like to read from the Torah or deliver a D'var Torah, please let us know.
Fruits in all groups in honor of Tu B'Shevat!
Jr. Teen Chat (grades 7-8) in the Social Hall at 10:30 with Rabbi Parhi
During Kiddush, come to the Chapel and hear a wonderful presentation
about the Israeli high-tech industry- learn how Israel became the "Start-up Nation" and get exposed to new technologies. Presentation is by our guest from Israel - Nir Gad, assistant executive director for eCamp, an international summer camp that focuses on technology and media-arts, while linking Jewish kids and teens ages 7 to 18 from Israel, the U.S. and 30 countries.The participants acquire skills in fields such as computers, media arts, Robotics, game-design and entrepreneurship; they visit top innovation centers in Israel and bond through outdoor and enrichment activities.
Tu B'shevat Seder with Rabbi Walk @ 4:30pm: Children with parents, please.
1/31-2/3 NCSY Winter Regional Shabbaton: Sign up here 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. Congregation Shabbaton, Tots leading Adon Olam and soo much more...
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!
Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or a designated person.
BCDS/BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR-Through January 29th,10% of sales made at Barnes & Noble stores and online at bn.com/bookfairs (mention/enter bookfair ID 11007473 at checkout) will benefit the BCDS cast of Seussical.
CONSERVATIVE MOTHER, ULTRA-ORTHODOX SONS-"The Chameleon In The Closet" by BJ Rosenfeld. Tues Jan 29, 7:30 pm (ma'ariv to follow talk) at YI of Stamford. Visit www.readbj.com/media.htm
CONFRONTING THE GRIEF, TRAUMA AND QUESTIONS OF TRAGEDY-Monday, January 28, 8:30 pm @ YI.Speakers:Rabbi Shaul Praver - Cong. Adath Israel, Newtown, CT & Dr. Norman Blumenthal - Director, Bereavement and Crisis Intervention Services, Chai Lifeline. Rabbi Krimsky will offer a Torah perspective. Ma'ariv at 8:15.
WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW-is a health fair with lectures addressing a range of relevant topics. Wed, Feb 6. For more info and to register in advance visitstamfordjcc.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to register.
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY SEFORIM SALE -February 3rd-March 3rd. A portion of the proceeds to benefit a Jewish library damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave
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.
BCDS CELEBRATION DINNER-Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5:00 pm, Stamford Hilton Hotel, honoring CAS members Elisheva Kilner & Sarah Boxer
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE-Employ professionally trained individuals to rake leaves or paint as well as clean your home and at the same time helpto support Jewish Family Service. Rates are lower or competitive with other cleaning services. Contact JFS Employment and Training Program: (203) 921-4161 or email@example.com
MITZVAH BASKETS-Bring Tzedakah to every Simcha by adding beautifully decorated baskets for the Bima, tables or guests for B'nai Mitzvot and other special occasions. Donations are tax deductable and support JFS Programs. Call Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161, ext. 128 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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