We live in a world of moral confusion. Do good and really evil exist? This Shabbat is the one time during the year that we are obligated to hear the reading of the Torah. The mitzvah of Zachor, "Remember" mandates moral clarity. Evil does exist. People who commit historic crimes against humanity - Jew or not - warrant our contempt. In truth, when we do recognize the true nature of evil, we can learn to act lovingly to all of G-d's creations as well. May this year be the final one of Zachor and may we merit the coming of the Messiah speedily in our days.
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 13, 7:30 pm. $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. Chair: Simeon Wohlberg.
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
SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB MEETING IN APRIL-"In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.
Annual CAS Dinner Dance
Sunday evening, May 5, 2013!
Guests of Honor: Elissa & Dr. Philip Klapper | Aviva Maller
CAS Monday night Bingo needs some more volunteers (especially callers) in order to continue our efforts to raise money for special projects. In the past, we've donated new carpeting, warmers for the kitchens and a new dairy refrigerator among other items in use today. We are aiming at updating both kitchens or at least providing for much needed updates.
This a fun-draising project that only involves your volunteering without costing you anything
but a few hours of your time. You can do one or both shifts: 6-8 pm or 8 till the end (usually around 9:30-9:45 pm) twice a month or every other month or even as a "fill-in" when
one of our regulars can't make it. We're flexible. There are all kinds of "jobs": clerical, selling on the floor or at the front and especially calling. The only requisite is that you like people and have a warm, friendly disposition. We will train you and we need you more than Uncle Sam does.
If at all interested and for further info, contact Roz Mangot at email@example.com, and thanks in advance!
The Agudat Shir Choir, under the direction of our own Elliot Weiss, would like to invite anyone who enjoys singing to join us as we start an exciting new spring season.
Upcoming performances include Purim, Sunday, February 24th at the Atria and Tuesday, March 26th at the Agudath Sholom Community Seder. The Choir is open to anyone who wishes to have a good time while performing interesting and varied musical works of our people.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at the synagogue from 7:15 to 9:15 pm. For more information, please contact Barbara Miller at 203-324-7452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen's Classes
8:15-9:00 am Power of the Prophets
9:00-9:45 am Modern Jewish Thinkers
12:00-1:00 pm Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms
Friday 8:15-8:45 am Parsha
CAS Youth Department
PURIM AT THE CAS YOUTH DEPT
Saturday evening, February 23rd
Join us for...
Tot Shabbat style Megillah reading & Hamentaschen with
Rachel Bahar & Jonathan Cahr
7:00-7:30 pm in the library (late Megillah reading for adults 9 pm)
Improv & Music with Jonathan Cahr
Saturday evening, February 23rd, after the upstairs Megillah reading,
from about 8:00-9:00 pm.
At this event, children will also be making & decorating beautiful
Mishloach Manot packages with the Chesed committee for the seniors at the Atria.
The party continues on Purim day, Sunday, Feb. 24th,
when we will join together between 1:30-2:15 pm, with our families,
to deliver these gorgeous packages to the residents of the Stamford Atria!!
And to top it all off, join us for the
PURIM SEUDAH &
FAMILY GAME SHOW NIGHT
with your families on Sunday, Feb. 24th 4:00-7:00 pm at CAS
Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or a designated person.
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, click here
Rachel bat Chana Yehudit, Malka Bracha bat Elke
Dovid Fishel ben Rivka, Rachel Leah bat Chaya Rivka, Aryeh Chaim ben Chaya Sara,
Zahavah bat Chaya Sara, Shmuel ben Miriam, Michal Fraida bat Yita Shandel,
Rachel Adina bat Batya, Yoel Yehudah Hersh ben Miryam Z'lata, Yosef Fishel ben Miryam Z'lata,
Aliza bat Masha, Channa Feigel bat Esther Tov, Adele bat Sonia, Shalom Shmuel ben Gedalia,
Adela Yocheved bat Shulamis, Shemuel Simcah ben Channah, Dovid Levi ben Gittel,
Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel, Refael Ephraim ben Sima, Sara bat Etta Zissel,
Sarah Rivkah bat Mindelle: Please visit here to join "Shema B'Kola: Psalms for Sara" for
Sara Lamm Dratch, who is battling lung cancer.
Michal Fraida Chava bat Yita Shandel: At her parents request, please recite psalm 46 for
Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer. The text is here.
Texting, Chatting, and That Thing We Used to Call a Relationship-Contains quotes by Michael Feldstein and Sandy Weiner! Click here
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY SEFORIM SALE -Through March 3rd. A portion of the proceeds to benefit a Jewish library damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave
BCDS MIDDLE SCHOOL PIZZA & PREVIEW-Tuesday, February 26, 6:30pm at Bi-Cultural Day School Cafe, 2186 High Ridge Rd. Scholarships available for children transferring from public school. Contact Joanne Karow at 203-329-2186 or
ITZHAK PERLMAN-Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm, Barclays Center. With Brooklyn-based Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, world-renowned tenor who has led the revival of Jewish liturgical music. Special discounted link. Special code: echoes or call 718.942.9662
THE HALACHIC ORGAN DONOR SOCIETY 5K and 10K-Sun, March 3, 10am in Central Park. Prizes include a free trip to Israel, an iPhone, and an iPad. For more info visit here. Learn more about organ donation & Jewish law at www.hods.org. Michael Feldstein is a board member of HODS, which educates Jews about organ donation and Jewish law.
"NICE JEWISH GIRL BECOMES EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF MEGA HIT SHOW "HOARDERS" FOR A&E TV NETWORK"-Sunday March 3rd, 9:30am: Nosh, 10:00am: Program. Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk. Speaker: Jessica Morgan Graduate of Penn State University, Member Of The Academy Of TV Arts And Sciences. Presented by Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County. For a ride or information, call Marcie Schoenfeld, at 203-359-9148.
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.
Milstein Residence: 200 Fifth Street Stamford, CT 06905. RSVP: email@example.com or 203-661-1796. JCC SPRING GALA-Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 pm. Honoring Nancy & Mark Funt and Nina Lotstein.
MONTHLY BOOK TALK "ALEPPO CODEX" by MATTI FRIEDMAN-PRESENTER: BOB ABRAMS.
Wednesday, March 20th, 10am at the JCC. Follow the mysterious route of the most revered copy of the Hebrew Bible as it makes it's way from Syria to Jerusalem, where it resides today. But where are the missing pages? For more information, call Marcie Schoenfeld 203-359-9148
SYLVIA PLOTKIN MEMORIAL MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT-Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 am-3 pm.
$36. Click here to register online by March 20 or pick up a registration form at the JCC. For more information, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN EVENING WITH JFS-Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm.Honoring JFS 34th Annual Mitzvah Award recipients Rhonda Ginsberg and Laurence Sheinman and Young Leadership Award honoree Rebecca Isenstein. Dinner and annual auction at Temple Beth El, Stamford. For more information, please contact Iris Morrison at 203-921-4161 or email at email@example.com.
BCDS CELEBRATION DINNER-Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5:00 pm, Stamford Hilton Hotel, honoring CAS members Elisheva Kilner & Sarah Boxer
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