What is the definition of an angel? An angel is any creation with a particular holy mission. The Hebrew term
Malach signifies that beyond the celestial being above, we as human beings can also be angels. When we serve in the fulfillment of a Divine mission, we assume the role of angels.
Take a moment to explore two ways to deepen the Divine in you.
1. This coming week, President Obama is traveling to Israel. The bonds between America and our homeland are strong and enduring. Yet, we as Americans and Jews cannot shirk from our responsibility to nurture the relationship. Join me, our CAS members and thousands of other Jews and non-Jews at AIPAC's Policy Conference March 2014. Take advantage of the special rate until March 18th. Visit
2. Join the CAS Free Mezuzah Campaign. I realize almost everyone reading this post fulfills this mitzvah in their home. Yet, if another Jew in our area does not have one, we can serve as the angels to bring this source of blessing and identity to their homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? Share this video link below: http://www.congregationagudathsholom.org/mezuzah.html
Here is the text you can forward:
CAS Free Mezuzah Campaign in Fairfield County, CT. Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. CAS is offering a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heartfelt thanks to Michael Maller for doing such great work shooting, directing, producing and editing the videos.
Thank you for spending a few minutes considering being a partner in these two holy missions. Be an angel. The decision you make today
Barbara Messer, on being honored by the Manhattan Jewish Experience at their 2013 Annual Dinner Celebrating Women
Elaine Finkelstein on being honored at the Young Israel of Stamford Annual Dinner
the Hertzberg and Adelman families on the engagement of Adina and Steven
Lt. Colonel Rabbi Yedidya Atlas, Head of Special Projects for the IDF Chief Rabbinate andRabbi of the IDF Ground Forces Command, who will be speaking at Seudat Shlishit
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Next Year in Jerusalem
Lt. Colonel Rabbi Yedidya Atlas
Reflections from Israel
The Closing of the Volozhin Yeshiva: What Really Happened ... and Why Are the Revisionists Trying to Rewrite Its History?
Code of Jewish Law
Next Week: First Day of Pesach
Rabbi Jerry Wohlberg
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospitality Packages
Lindy & Len Fox in memory of Dr. Harry Romanowitz; The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Shery & Barry Hertzberg in honor of the engagement of their daughter Adina to Steven Adelman, and as a welcome to the Adelman family from San Diego, who are joining them this Shabbat to celebrate the engagement
the CAS Bi-Cultural 8th grade parents, in gratitude for the safe return of their children and with special thanks to the leaders of Israel Experience 2013: Rabbi Israel, Rabbi Walk, Sima, Daniella and Roni
Kiddush Sponsorships Available for all Five Days of Pesach
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INSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS, ISRAEL, IRAN AND BEYOND...
This Tuesday, March 19, 7:30pm at Agudath Sholom
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.
PROJECT LAUNCH MEETING THIS 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).
Community Scholar in Residence Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg
This Monday-Wednesday, March 18 - 20
Making a Mensch and Repairing the World: Judaism's Vision of Life and Tikkun Olam:Monday, 9:30 am, for parents, JCC
Three Tests of Leadership: How Would You Respond? Monday, 7:30 pm, for High School Students, JCC
What is Pluralism and How Do I Fit In? Can You Be Seriously Committed and Pluralistic at the Same Time? Tuesday, 7:30 pm, for 20s and 30s, at Rebecca Shapiro's home
The Rise, Decline & Future of American Jewry:Wednesday, 8:30 am, JCC
Humanity Comes of Age: How Can Judaism Lead the Way?
Keynote Address: Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Temple Beth El
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.
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!
Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or a designated woman
REGISTRATION FOR FCCJBL 2013 IS NOW OPEN-CLICK HERE TO PLAY BALL!
MONTHLY BOOK TALK "ALEPPO CODEX" by MATTI FRIEDMAN-PRESENTED BY 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 at
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 12:30, shiur at 1pm
Order what you wish for lunch, and pay Kosh directly, but you must make a reservation beforehand. Please RSVP to Michael Feldstein.
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
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