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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200  

Mikvah 203-964-1928 /  Eruv 203-324-3955

February 23, 2013
Shabbat Zachor
Erev Purim

 13 Adar  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Main Sanctuary
Future Tots/
Tot Shabbat/
Mini Minyan 
Jr. Congregation/
Bnai Mitzvah Club
Teen Minyan
Code of Jewish Law
Daf Yomi:
begins 15 min before mincha, resumes during Seudah Shlishit
Shabbat Ends

Saturday Night/Sunday-Purim

Sun. night/Mon-Shushan Purim 

CAS Quick Links

Sponsor a Kiddush

CAS Youth Pages

Office Hours

Rabbi Cohen

Monday: 3:00-4:15 PM

Tuesday:  10:00-11:00 am 

 Friday:       9:45-10:30 am

To purchase a "Shabbox" for $15, please contact the office.

Click here for more info. 

Shabbat Shalom! 

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. 

Shabbat Shalom and see you in shul.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen





Saturday Night - Purim

Maariv and Havdala: 6:14 pm

Shabbat Ends: 6:19-no Purim preparations before this time 


Main Sanctuary for Community: 6:45

Women Reading for Women in chapel: 6:45 pm
Tot Shabbat Style Megillah Reading & Hamentaschen with

         Rachel Bahar & Jonathan Cahr in library: 7-7:30 pm   

         Improv & Music with Jonathan Cahr: 8-9 pm

Late Megillah Reading: 9 pm

Sunday - Purim  Shacharit: 7/8:30 am followed by Megillah

                            Daf Yomi after early Megillah

Early Mincha: 3:45 pm

CAS Purim Family Game Show Night and Seudah! 4pm - 7pm

Regular Mincha and Maariv: 5:30 pm

Late Maariv: 7 pm

Shabbat Across America 

Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2  

A Shabbat of Learning with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

One Minyan
Shabbat Across America with Tapas from Around the World
 Nourish your soul and expand your taste buds, accompanied by a signature drink of sangria

 Click here to sign up!

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

Click here to sign up!

Young Couples/Families Sephardic Shabbat Lunch:
$25 adults, $10 
kids' meal for 3-12
(separate programming will be provided for the children while Elissa Stein, MA, LMFT, LPC  speaks on
The Marital Dance: Keeping in Step with Your Partner
for the Long Haul)

Mazal Tov  To:

  • Nicole and Steven Finkel on the birth of a daughter, Rachel Anne
  • Rochel & Hecky Attar and Yospa Lieberman on the birth of a baby boy to Emmy & Kivi Attar
  • Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz on Dayne becoming a bar mitzvah
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Izzy Lustig 

 Torah Readers

Michael Berg, David Gordon, Jay Jubas

 Judd Love, Simcha Rubin, Ted Listokin


Naftali Rosenberg

 Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The Nation of Mordechai 


Mitchell Bell 

 Seudat Shlishit
Mishloach Manot via Email
 Shiur                                     Tzvi Bernstein 
Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles
 Code of Jewish Law 
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger 
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

                 The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund 


Teen Minyan Kiddush  

The Alexanders, in honor of Danny's Bar Mitzvah Anniversary

Chapel Kiddush  

Rhonda & Judd Love in observance of the 2nd yahrtzeit of Rhonda's father, Jacob Boltino, and in honor of Judd's brothers who are visiting for Shabbat

Sanctuary Kiddush  

Lee Fanwick in observance of the first yahrtzeit of her husband, Ernest Fanwick

Seudah Shlishit 

The Marlowes: Dinah, Seth, Sarah, Noah and Rina,

and Michael Miller, in memory of Harriet Miller, beloved mother & grandmother

 at the conclusion of shloshim

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday after early Megillah

Monday-Friday 7:00 am


Sunday 7:00/8:30 am

   Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am

Weekday Mincha

Sunday 3:45/5:30, Mon-Thurs 5:30 pm

Late Maariv

Sunday 7:00 pm
Candles Next Friday
5:26 pm
One Minyan Next Saturday
for Shabbat Across America
9:00 am
CAS Purim Family Game Show Night and Seudah!
This Sunday 4pm - 7pm
Kids ages 3 to 13 - $15, adults - $21
Register HERE 
Raffle - prize of an iPad mini!
Bake delicious
Hamentaschen with Cookie Monster

Strut down the runway in your best Purim costume

Your $180 sponsorship includes your whole family! 


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!


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. 
Register here
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 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
  Community Service Award: Ronni Bass

   Young Leadership Award: 

Shira & Ethan Green

                       Annual Dinner Chairpeople: Claudia & Howard Rimerman | Diane & Elliot Sloyer 

Please Register Here

Bingo Needs You!

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, and thanks in advance!

Singers Wanted!

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

CAS Classes
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
                      8:15-8:45 am Parsha                        
CAS Youth Department


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



with your families on Sunday, Feb. 24th 4:00-7:00 pm at CAS



This Shabbat:

  • PJ Library @ Mini MinyanWe welcome Danielle Alexander of PJ Library to share a special Shabbat morning Purim Story Time with our Mini Minyaners!    
  • Teen Minyan-Back of Social hall
  • Tot Shabbat Style Megillah Reading and Hamentashen with Jonathan Cahr and Rachel Bahar-Saturday night, 7 pm
  • Chesed, Improv and Music after Megillah for middle schoolers with Jonathan Cahr - 8 pm
  • Visit to Atria: 1:30 pm
  • Purim Family Seudah: 4-7 pm  

COMING UP: CAS Youth Art & Essay Contest:
"Why Jerusalem is Important" [In time for Yom Yerushalayim!]


  • 2-BMC 5th Grade Oneg at the Jubas home4-5 pm
  • 9-PJ Library @ Tot ShabbatWe welcome Danielle Alexander of PJ Library to share a special Shabbat morning Pre-Pesach Story Time with our Tots!
    9-Saturday night BMC Wings at Kosh: 7:30 pm - free wings and soda for all BMC participants 
    10-Make Your Own Matzo in our brand new shul Matzo oven!! More details to follow..

15-Teen Last Comic Standing Fiesta:

High Schooler -

Come to the CAS Comedy Club, showing Friday Night, March 15, ONLY!  Eat some great food, chill with friends, and laugh like crazy! register here 

15-16 Jr. Congregation Shabbaton (Take 2)register here
  • Double Nekudot and Nekudot "Mega Sale" at end of Shabbaton
16-Teen Minyan





Shabbat Shalom,

Yehuda Jeiger

Bar Mitzvah Families

Man Up:   For fathers/male mentors & pre-Bnai Mitzvah boys

 Sunday morning March 10 9:30-10:30 am 

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!

         To sign up, contact Cindy in the office. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen or Benjy Karsch

Mayim League Update
Please Support our Community Mikvah
Have you joined the Mayim League?   

Support our community's
Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah

Donate online at 

Bronze $250 | Silver $500 | Gold $1,000 | Platinum $1,800

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.

Community Announcements

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 linkSpecial 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 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:  or 203-661-1796.
JCC SPRING GALA-Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 pm. Honoring Nancy & Mark Funt and Nina Lotstein.


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

$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
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 
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  

CAS Sisterhood

SYLVIA'S Gift Shop Hours This Week:

 Sunday 9-11 am & 4:00-7:00 pm  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-2 pm

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