The office has a new telephone system. If your call is not immediately answered, please be patient and leave a message for Joseph, Cindy or Sharon. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Rabbi Cohen's Office Hours
Monday: 3:30-5:00 pm & 7:30-8:20 pm
Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 am
Thursday: 8:30-9:30 am @ Starbucks' High Ridge
Friday: 9:45-10:30 am
Stop by to sell your
What is the definition of leadership? The answer emerges from a missing letter in this week's Parsha of Vayakhel. The princes of the tribes of Israel donate the precious stones to the Tabernacle. In describing their gift, the Torah records their Hebrew name - "Neseim" without a yud. Rashi quoting the midrash notes that the letter is missing to reflect their deficient attitude. Rather than be the first to donate and set an example, they waited to ascertain the actions of the Jewish people and would fill in as needed. Leadership mandates leading. This past week, over 12,000 Jews and non-Jews gathered in Washington at AIPAC to lead on bolstering the American/Israeli alliance. Consider joining our CAS delegation next year in Washington. Anyone who goes to www.aipac.org/PC and registers for next year's conference by March 18th will receive a significant discount off the normal registration fee. The registration fee is 100% refundable until January 10th, 2014.
Experience this year's conference highlights and full plenary session by clicking here. G-d willing, together, we will demonstrate the leadership to insure a vibrant and secure Israel.
Rachel & Richard Seligson on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Daniel
Yonat and Rabbi Yehuda Tucker on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Matanel
Sharon & Richard Tanner on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Claudia
Larry & Linda Rezak on the birth of a baby boy to Emily & Jared Mudge. Mazal Tov also to aunt & uncle Rachel & Dan Haron and cousins Nathan, Noam, Shira, Gabriel, and Hannah
Claudia Rimerman on being honored by Jewish Student Connection
Shira & Mitchell Zucker on being honored by Westchester Hebrew High School as Parents of the Year
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Daniel Seligson, Alex Seligson, Gil Orbach,
Dr. William Wertheim, Matthew Wertheim,
Jay Jubas, Judd Love, Simcha Rubin
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Start Up Nation
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Shiur David Cohen
The Haggadah: It's All in How You Tell It
Code of Jewish Law Rabbi Yehuda
Jeiger Hilchot Pesach
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Rachel & Richard Seligson, in honor of Daniel's Bar Mitzvah
Sunday 7:45 am
Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30 am
Rosh Chodesh: Tues 6:20/7:30 am
Mon, Wed-Fri 6:30/7:30 am
Sunday-Thursday 6:45 pm
Candles Next Friday
HELP OUR SHUL GROW!
JOIN US WITH OUR FIRST "HARVEST NOW" GARDEN!
PROJECT LAUNCH MEETING SUNDAY, MARCH 17 TH, 10-11 AM
Are you an experienced gardener? Do you aspire to be one? Do you wish you had a bigger garden to develop your green thumb? Do you like to do a mitzvah? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," we have some fun planned for you! As part of a new program, the CAS Chesed Committee will be planting a garden on the shul property, to grow vegetables with "Harvest Now." 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 Committee Chair, Meredith Cohen, at email@example.com and/or please come to our first project launch meeting Sunday, March 17th from 10-11 am at Agudath Sholom (in the lobby sitting area next to the elevator).
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, Sunday, April 7, 10:30-noon
LUNCH AND LEARN WITH RABBI MENACHEM LEIBTAG-Tuesday, April 9th, at Kosh. What's So Holy About the Holy Land: A Yom Ha'atzma'ut Presentation. Lunch at 12:30PM, shiur at 1 pm.
You can order what you wish for lunch, and pay Kosh directly, but you must make a reservation beforehand. Please RSVP to Michael Feldstein.
APRIL 12-13 JUNIOR YACHAD SHABBATON
Junior Yachad will once again be coming to Stamford! Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community. Volunteers are needed for housing. All Yachad members are matched up with a staff member who will be responsible for them. The kids have varying degrees of abilities and disabilities including a wide range of developmental and learning disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger's and cerebral palsy, in general they are mild mannered. They can stay in either separate bedrooms or the same bedroom as a staff member. There might be one or two girls in a wheelchair. Please let me know how many you can sleep and if you have stairs or pets.
No meals needed other than breakfast.
They will be out of the house Friday night for dinner and most of Shabbat.
If you are not able to pick up your "kids" that Friday from CAS, drop them back at shul before Shabbat, and pick them up after Shabbat, please let me know. Times to be determined. Please include your address and phone number as well in your response.
This 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.
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.
This a "fun-draising" project that only involves your volunteering without costing you anything but a few hours of your time. We're very flexible with hours and there are all kinds of "jobs." Be it clerical, selling or 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!
WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER AND CELEBRATION-This Thursday, March 14, 7:00 pm. The dinner honorees includeParents of the Year, Shira & Mitchell Zucker. Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd, New Rochelle, NY. For more information, to make a reservation or to place an ad visit the dinner website at whhs.adjournal.com, or call 914-698-0806 x 300
DR. DANIEL GORDIS-"The High Price of Statehood: Why Israel is Worth the Cost". Temple Sholom, March 14, 7:30 pm.
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
COLLEGE AHEAD!-Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm Program for college-bound high school students and their parents. This year's panel, moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, will feature the deans of admissions from Michigan State University (MI), Boston University (MA) and American University (Washington, DC). Hear the latest on college admissions and Jewish life on campus. For more information, contact Claire D. Friedlander firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 203-921-4161.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
JFS ADULT DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP-Tuesdays beginning March 5th for 8-10 sessions at 7:45 -8:45 pm. Support group for individuals experiencing separation and divorce. Sessions will be facilitated by Rebekah Kanefsky, Staff Counselor, in the Stamford JFS office,733 Summer Street 6th Floor. Fee is $5 per person per session. For more info, contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email email@example.com.
JFS Residential Cleaning Service Before Passover-Employ professionally trained individuals to clean your home for the Passover holiday and at the same time help to support Jewish Family Service. Rates are lower or competitive with other cleaning services. Contact Larry Morowitz at JFS Employment and Training Program: (203) 921-4161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Texting, Chatting, and That Thing We Used to Call a Relationship-Contains quotes by Michael Feldstein and Sandy Weiner! Click here