What is the origin of this Shabbat's designation as the great Shabbat, Shabbat HaGadol? One of the answers emerges from the courage of the Jewish people on the Shabbat prior to the exodus. They risked their lives to sacrifice the deity of the Egyptians. Mysteriously, G-d ordained a Divine cuisine with specific guidelines regarding the preparation. Why must it be roasted on an open fire and not in a pot? Why not cooking with water? Join me at 5:45 PM for a Shabbat Hagadol Drasha on the topic: Divine Cuisine: Eternal Messages of the Paschal Lamb.
Israel Bonds and Congregation Agudath Sholom invite you to an evening with
AUTHOR, ON BURNING GROUND: A SON'S MEMOIR THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 8 pm FREE
On Burning Ground is the true tale of one desperate and brilliant man's journey of survival. The story traces how at the height of World War II, Joseph Skakun, a devout blond-haired European rabbinical student adopted multiple religious and ethnic identities, including those of a Christian and a Muslim, in order to survive. The story culminates with his entry as a volunteer recruit into Hitler's Waffen-SS, the most feared and fearsome of Hitler's fighting divisions. On Burning Ground is a brave and revelatory tale of a son's father who risked it all, and through his amazing odyssey, was keenly aware of the price of such deceits. The author Michael Skakun is a writer, journalist, translator and memorist, as well as a public affairs consultant. Born in Jaffa, he has lived his entire life in the United States. He has served as an editor and columnist for various metropolitan weeklies and was a special consultant to the US Holocaust Memorial Council.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms: Friday, 8:15 am
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.
And much much more.. check back often..and see our new testimonials section on our website youth.cas-stamford.org
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" in their honor, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish the following people a Refuah Sheleim:
Please have them in your prayers.
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Yocheved Chana bat Leah Osne, Mendel Dovid ben Rochel, Tinok ben Ayelet Naomi, Leah Asna bas Bella, Meyer Leib ben Shayna Reisel, Rachel bat Chana Yehudit, Malka Bracha bat Elke, 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, Chana Faigel bat Esther Tova, 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,
Michal Fraida Chava bat Yita Shandel: At her parents request, please recite psalm 47
for Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer.
(Please note psalm change for Marlene's 47th birthday.) The text is here.
Mayim League Update
Please Support our Community Mikvah
Have you joined the Mayim League?
Support our community's Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah
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!
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 reservations are a must. 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 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 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