Sunday: 10:00-11:00 am Monday: 8:15-9:00 pm Thursday: 6:45-7:30 pm
Last Shabbat, Rabbi Walk led a lively Tu B'sShevat seder for 75+ people. This Shabbat, we are delighted to welcome the 6th grade BCDS Shabbaton. We also bid a Nesiah Tovah to the 8th graders from Schechter and 12th graders from WHHS who are embarking on their Israel trips. We are indeed fortunate to live in a community that provides so many educational opportunities for our children.
Speaking of children, next Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh Adar, is our Youth Shabbat, when our youth from tots to teens will be
leading the sanctuary service. Simultaneously, Rabbi Jeiger will be coordinating the Junior Congregation Shabbaton , which includes 11 1/2 hours of programming and meals! Please register your 1st to 4th grade children immediately following Shabbat.
Following the Youth Shabbat, the next three Shabbatot are Yakar Shabbat, Shabbat Zachor (followed directly by Purim), and Shabbat Across America! Please scroll further down for details and registration for all of the related programs!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Please make plans to join me at the AIPAC Policy Conference March 3-5. Please go here to register.
To purchase a "Shabbox" for $15, please contact the office.
JEWS INVOLVED IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE 1960'S-This 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.
RABBIS' PANEL: JEWISH ETHICS, JEWISH LEADERSHIP & LIFECYCLE-Tuesday, February 12th, 12-1 pm at Temple Sholom. Join Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Hurvitz 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 points of view. Lunch will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Alice Schoen at (203) 542-7165.
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 & Mrs. Lynn Kraft and Rabbi Avi & Mrs.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?
TRIP TO YU SEFORIM SALE-Saturday, February 16, meet at shul parking lot and leave as a group at 7:30 pm. Short shiur at YU by Gershon Alpert followed by shopping/browsing for books.
SISTERHOOD SEMINAR-Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30-Come-listen-learn about estate planning with Amy Breslow and Veronica Reich.
Shabbat Across America
Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2
A Shabbat of Learning with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Shabbat Across America
With Tapas from Around the World. Nourish your soul and expand your taste buds, accompanied by a signature drink of sangria
Friday Night Tapas Dinner with Rabbi Riskin: $30 adults, $15 kids' meal for 3-12
The Role of the Synagogue in Engaging its Members: Reflections on 50 Years in the Rabbinate
Young Couples/Families Sephardic Shabbat Lunch: $25 adults, $10 kids' meal for 3-12
(Elissa Stein, MA, LMFT, LPC will address the adults on The Marital Dance: Keeping in Step with Your Partner for the Long Haul; separate children's programming will be provided .)
Share the Spirit of Shabbat! 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. The evening promises to be tasty and memorable. If you have questions or interest regarding hosting, please contact Kate Cik at email@example.com
MEN'S CLUB PASSOVER FAIR-Sunday, 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-Wednesday March 13th, $50, includes 4 different beers, 3 course meal, and an opportunity to enhance your family seder. Rabbis Cohen & Walk will be sharing haggadah insights and we hope others will share what makes their seders meaningful.
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!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes This Week
Friday: 8:15-8:45 am Parsha
8:45-9:15 am Daf Yomi Shiur
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
Bar Mitzvah Families
Man Up: For fathers/male mentors & pre-Bnai Mitzvah boys
Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30 am February 10 & March 10
Join Rabbi Cohen and other pre-Bnei Mitzvah fathers/male mentors and boys to discuss what our tradition teaches us about becoming a man. Final bonus session is dinner at Kosh!
We welcome the 6th Graders and chaperones of BCDS for their annual Stamford Shabbaton!
We welcome our new Jr. Cong. Members who have "graduated" from Mini Minyan! We are so excited to have you in Jr. Cong. and look forward to an awesome Shabbaton with you next Shabbat.
Happy birthday to Yasmin Port! Come celebrate with cupcakes at groups!
We wish all of our NCSYers and Josh Munk a wonderful time at NCSY's Winter Regional Shabbaton
At Jr. Cong. come and hear Daniel Janush read from the Torah and Atara Ivri deliver a Dvar Torah!! If you would like to read from the Torah or deliver a D'var Torah, please let us know
Children in grades 7-8 join Rabbi Parhi for Jr. Teen Chat in the Social Hall at 10:30.
FEB 8-9 YOUTH SHABBAT--YOUTH take over CAS for Shabbat!
Jr. Cong. Shabbaton: FREE GIFT TO ALL WHO ATTEND!
Double Nekudot and Nekudot "Mega Sale" at end of Shabbaton
Teen Minyan will lead upstairs minyan!
BMC 5th grade Oneg at the Jubas home Friday night 8-9 pm.
Saturday night BMC Wings at Kosh - 7 pm - free wings and soda for all BMC participants!
2/14-15 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!
2/16-Teen Minyan @ 9:30am for grades 7-12
2/17-Jr. Teen Snow Tubing: Dress warmly for this awesome one-of-a-kind tubing event..more fun than you can imagine!
2/23-PJ Library @ Mini Minyan: We welcome Danielle Alexander of PJ Library to share a special Shabbat morning Purim Story Time with our Mini Minyaners!
2/23-Kids Purim Party: Saturday night rockin kids Purim Party.
2/24-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!
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.
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
HASSIDIC COURTS PHOTO EXHIBIT- Sunday, February 3, JCC, Free. Information here.
THE DANGEROUSLY MENTALLY ILL AND BALANCING CHESSED, SECURITY AND JUSTICE-Monday, February 4 @ 8:30pm, YI. Dr. Mark Banschick - prominent psychiatrist and author of several books will speak.
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 visit stamfordjcc.org
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
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 email@example.com for information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -"DO A MITZVAH"-Volunteers are needed for various activities such as visiting the infirmed, driving to events or appointments, secretarial work and just companionship . Project ideas and suggestions for other mitzvah recipient projects are welcomed. Call Isrella Knopf at 203-921-4161 X 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.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