Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Ave | Stamford, CT 06902 (203)-358-2200

Latest CAS Announcements (via Twitter)

Friday, March 22, 2013

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

March 23, 2013
Shabbat HaGadol

 12 Nisan  5773 

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.

Have a Great Shabbat,

Rabbi Cohen

Friday, March 22
Candle lighting6:49 pm
6:00/6:54 pm
Pre-Passover Chinese Dinner
7:00 pm
Shabbat, March 23, Shabbat HaGadol

Shacharit8:00/9:00 am
Musaf                                                                             David Gordon
Shiur David Cohen               Sipur Yitziat Mitzraim - It's All in How You Tell It (Pt 2)
10:30 am
Latest Shema 
Latest Shacharit                           
9:58 am
10:59 am
Torah Readers   Sam Meyers, Andrew Schultz, Simcha Rubin, Jay Jubas           
Usher                                                                                 Roz Mangot
Sermon                Rabbi David Walk                                      My Egypt
Future Tots/Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan
Junior Congregation/B'nai Mitzvah Club/Junior Teen Chat
10:30 am
Code of Jewish Law                                   Insights into the Hagaddah
5:00 pm
Shabbat HaGadol Drasha                                    Rabbi Daniel Cohen 
                      Divine Cuisine: Eternal Messages of the Paschal Lamb
5:45 pm
Mincha (followed by Daf Yomi)
Seudat Shlishit    
Rabbi David Walk        "Making History: My Story"
6:45 pm
Shabbat ends
7:45 pm
7:50 pm
Sunday, March 24
Shacharit7:15/8:30 am
Kashering9:00-11:00 am
Mincha7:00 pm
Search for Chametzafter 7:51 pm
Monday, March 25, Erev Pesach, Ta'anit Bechorot
Shacharit6:30/7:30 am
Siyum/Fast of the First Born                                                   approx.7:10/8:15 am
Daf Yomi7:20 am
Last time to eat chametz
Last time to annul & burn chametz
10:56 am
11:58 am
Communal burning of chametz at CAS11:00 am
Candle lighting
6:52 pm
6:57 pm
Earliest time to start seder7:52 pm
Tuesday, March 26 (1st day of Pesach)

Shacharit 7:45/8:45 am
Musaf                                                                       Michael Feldstein
Sermon                                                               Rabbi Jerry Wohlberg
Combined Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan
Junior Congregation
10:30 am
 10:30 am
Daf Yomi6:15 pm
Mincha7:00 pm
Candle lighting not before7:53 pm
Earliest time to start seder/Community Seder7:53 pm
Wednesday, March 27 (2nd 
Day of Pesach) Omer 1

Shacharit7:45/8:45 am
Combined Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan
Junior Congregation 
10:30 am
10:30 am
Daf Yomi6:15 pm
Yom Tov ends
7:00 pm
7:55 pm
Thursday, March 28 (3rd Day of Pesach/Chol HaMoed) Omer 2

Shacharit 6:20/7:30 am
Mincha7:00 pm
Friday, March 29 (4th Day of Pesach/Chol HaMoed) Omer 3
Shacharit   6:20/7:30 am
6:57 pm
7:00 pm
Visit the CAS Passover Website!
Click here to see Passover events and links
Kashering at the Shul
Sunday, March 24, 9:00-11:00 am
The Spring Quarterly Bulletin is available 

Download the Benjamin and Rose Berger Pesach To-Go 5773 from Yeshiva University -  a special issue in commemoration of the 20th yahrtzeit of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt"l

2  New Spring Initiatives!

Free Crash Course in Basic Judaism with

Rabbi Daniel Cohen-

Thursdays, 7:30, beginning April 18 


Free Mezuzah Campaign

It all started with the 10th plague... it's a mitzvah!

Request a free mezuzah and home visit to post it

Click on the links above or call (203) 358-2200

Rabbi  Office Hours

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

 Friday: 9:45-10:30 am

Rabbi David Walk

Sunday: 10:00-11:00 am

Mazal Tov 

  • Mimi & Saul Cohen on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Elana, daughter of Rena & Josh Kopelman

Thanks To:

  • The Zitters for donating our new flags
  • Heidi Bernstein, Emily Wirgin, Noah Finkelstein, and Noah Reicin for organizing a successful Pesach Food Drive to benefit needy recipients of JFS.  Kol Hakavod! 
Please note that challah rolls will be available at kiddush
Thanks to this Shabbat's Sponsors...
Shabbat Bulletin

in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Helen Neitlich by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren


Shabbat Shalom Hospitality Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund


Chapel Kiddush (meat)

Rochel & Hecky Attar in honor of

    their new grandson Avraham, named for his great-grandfather Rabbi Avraham Lieberman, z"l, and son of Emmy & Kivi Attar, great-grandson of Yospa Lieberman,

    and baby brother of Baruch!

Sanctuary Kiddush (meat)

Joanne & Glenn Karow in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Joanne's brother James Steichel,

     and in thanks to those who have helped her make Pesach on account of her recent injury,

     with a special shout-out to Joan Schwartz

Seudat Shlishit

Lynn & Harvey Berman in commemoration of the yahrtzeits of their fathers,

Al Golden and Abe Berman

Thanks to our Pesach Sponsors...
Siyum Breakfast

Judy Raymond in memory of her father, Ernest Rabinowicz, Yitzchak Asher ben Yehuda Baruch Hakohen

Sanctuary Flowers

Carol & Michael Rosmarin in honor of their grandchildren Danielle Spitz, Stella Spitz, Jake Spitz,

Emma Daffner and Justin Daffner

Chapel Flowers 

Jodi & Oren Shapiro with Flowers & Flowers of Darien;

Sandy & Howard Burn in memory of their parents

Sanctuary Kiddush 1st Day



Maria & Glenn Reicin in honor of Isaac and Tina's 7th birthday, and of the extended Reicin family visiting Stamford for Pesach

Kiddush Sponsorships Available for all Five Days of Pesach

CAS Announcements

SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB MEETING-"In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, Sunday, April 7, 10:30-noon

VOLUNTEER YOUTH CAR WASH TO BENEFIT THE IDF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS ORGANIZATION-Sunday, April 7, 11 am-3 pm.  Carwash info:  Organization info:

YOM HASHOAH COMMUNITY-WIDE HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY, Survival and Renewal: Growing up in the Aftermath of the Holocaust- Sunday, April 7, Temple Beth El

COMMEMORATE Yom Ha'zikaron/Israel Memorial Day and 

CELEBRATE Yom Ha'Atzma'ut/Israel Independence Day: 

Monday, April 15, 6:45 pm, community-wide program and refreshments

ROYCE & AND AL WOLFSOHN LECTURE WITH SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN-Columbia University professor, NYT columnist and author of Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry, May 1, 2013, 8 pm

CAS Trip to Israel November 3 - 13, 2013

Join Rabbi Cohen and representatives of Israel Tour Connection

  for an informational session at CAS:        

 Sunday, April 28th at 9 am

Perfect for first-timers and veterans,  

this trip will span the breadth of Israel both ancient and modern:

 visiting new discoveries, learning, and participating in social action opportunities

 to deepen and enrich your experience with Torah and the land and people of Israel.


Optional - Eilat/Petra Extension Available

Click here to view the CAS Israel Tour Connection website


Click  here to let Rabbi Cohen know of your interest (no commitment!) 

This trip is open to the entire community.

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
Israel Bonds and Congregation Agudath Sholom invite you to an evening with
 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

Rabbi David Walk  

Sunday Bible from the Beginning

9:15 am

  Click here for chametz sale forms

This Passover, please remember the needy

Donate to the CAS Maot Chittim/Passover Fund

Click here to donate via credit card or paypal

Visit the CAS Passover Site - It Has It All!


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.  

Thanks in advance!                  Please email    203-327-9924 

This weekend....

All groups will meet as usual including Teen Chat with Rabbi Parhi in the Social Hall.  



CAS is pleased to have your child participate in an Art & Essay Contest on the topic:

"Why I Love Jerusalem." We wish to help celebrate our beloved Jerusalem, and the 65th Birthday of the modern state of Israel.

Children through Grade 3 will be invited to submit a picture of Jerusalem, in any media. This
includes drawing, painting and collage. They can work from photos and pictures of Jerusalem.

The older children will be invited to submit an essay titled "Why I Love Jerusalem."
It must be between 200 & 500 words. They are encouraged to use any resource to learn about Jerusalem.


All submissions will be viewed and read by judges who will not know the identity of the children who submitted the work.


There will also be an objective rating system that all the judges will use in determining the winners.

We are offering the prizes of 2 Yankees or Mets tickets for each winner in each age category.
The deadline for all entries is Friday, April 26th.

The winning entries will be announced on Yom Yerushalayim - Wed., May 8th.


Thank you for your cooperation with this fun and meaningful project!
We encourage your discussion of why you love Jerusalem with your child, but of course, the actual work must be his/hers.


Coming Soon- A Jam Packed March & April:



28 - SIX FLAGS TRIP for info, click here  



6- Teen Minyan at 9:30 AM for 7-12 graders

13- PJ Library @ TOT SHABBAT - we welcome Danielle Alexander to share a special Shabbat morning Story Time with our Tots!

20 - Stamford Roadshow Weekend! Sr. Teens, it's back, with another great dinner with friends and AWESOME Teen Seudat Shlishit and musical Havdalah!

20-Teen Minyan at 9:30 AM for 7-12 graders  

  •  Jr. TEEN ONEG
  • 28 - Lag B'Omer Community Fun Festival





    And much much more.. check back often..and see our new testimonials section on our website 


    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


    Shabbat Shalom!

    Rabbi Jeiger

    We wish the following people a Refuah Sheleim:
    Please have them in your prayers. 
    If you would like to add a name for this month, click here

    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

    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 woman

    Community Announcements
    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 or call at 203-921-4161. 
    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 

    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 

    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

    TEXTING, CHATTING, AND THAT THING WE USED TO CALL A RELATIONSHIP-Contains quotes by Michael Feldstein and Sandy Weiner! Click


    CAS Sisterhood Gift Shop

    will be closed until April 4

    Chag Kasher v'Sameach

    This email was sent to by |  
    Congregation Agudath Sholom | 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue | Stamford | CT | 06902

    Blog Archive