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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

April 13, 2013
Omer 18

 3 Iyyar  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Future Tots/Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC

Code of Jewish Law
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends
Shabbat 6/13
Omer 18
Sunday 6/14
 Omer 19
Monday 6/15 
Yom Ha
Omer 20
Tuesday 6/16
Yom Ha
 Omer 21
  Wednes 6/17
Omer 22
Thursday 6/18
 Omer 23
     Friday 6/19
Omer 24
Saturday 6/20
 Omer 25
This Shabbat, Dr. Elana Sztokman, executive director of JOFA, (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) will be speaking at the home of Shani Cohen and Gil Orbach on expanding women's roles in communal religious life. Her talk will be followed by a "town hall" forum on the issue and is open to men and women. Refreshments, too! Elana is a warm, engaging and articulate woman--so please join us. Please invite anyone you think might be interested.
5:15 pm, 64 Holbrook Drive
The shul is contemplating adding an early Friday night minyan at 6:10 PM 
through June. If you are interested, please contact Simeon Wohlberg at
   Fruits and vegetables are subject to 
insect infestation and require checking and cleaning prior to consumption. Please visit the OU website to learn more about this mitzvah of kashrut and to download a free Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Chart.

CAS Quick Links

Rabbi  Office Hours

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Monday: 3:30-5:00 pm 

Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 am 

 Friday: 9:45-10:30 am

Rabbi David Walk

Sunday:   10:00-11:00 am

Monday:      8:15-9:00 pm

Thursday:     6:45-7:30 pm

We welcome Junior Yachad to its annual Shabbaton this weekend. The BCDS 8th graders, under the direction of Rabbi Jeiger, are joining them. 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. Thank you to all of the host families and to Sharon Wohlberg for her coordination. In addition to our regular 7 pm mincha Friday night, Yachad will have an early mincha at 6:00 which is open to the community.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Join us at CAS on Monday, April 15 at 6:45 pm

for Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day)

as musicians perform songs written by soldiers

who fell in the line of duty.


The evening will continue with a

Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day)

program celebrating 65 years of

achievements, pride,

accomplishments, victory, life and hope.

  There will be an early mincha at 6:30 pm in addition to regular mincha. A celebratory maariv will be held at the conclusion of the program.

Youth Art & Essay Contest for Yom Yerushalayim

celebrating the 65th birthday of the modern State of Israel

Topic: Why I Love Jerusalem

For K - 8th graders

Two divisions - top entry in each category wins 2 Yankees or Mets tickets


Youth Art Contest for Yom Yerushalayim (K - 3rd grade)

Submit a picture of Jerusalem, in any media. This includes drawing, painting and collage. You can work from photos and pictures of Jerusalem

 Essay Contest for Yom Yerushalayim (4th -8th grade)

Submit a 200-500 word essay titled "Why I Love Jerusalem"

You are encouraged to use any resource to learn about Jerusalem

Deadline for both contests is Friday April 26th

please submit entries to the office

Submissions will be judged anonymously and objectively

We will display artwork in shul and winning essays will be posted on our website!

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


We encourage your discussion of why you love Jerusalem with your children,

but of course, the actual work must be theirs!


Crash Course in Basic Judaism

Five Lectures on
G-d, Sabbath, Prayer, Sexuality,
and Jewish Observance

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

 5 Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, beginning this Thursday, April 18

sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program


   Jewish Family Service wishes to extend a sincere "Thank You!" to Congregation Agudath Sholom for your Passover donations, assistance and dedication to our clients. Your support truly made a difference this holiday.

   JFS Kosher Food Pantry still wants your food donations! All contributions accepted for the JFS Kosher Food Pantry will be matched on a monetary level by the Feinstein Foundation Challenge. Food and grocery card donations accepted directly at the Kosher Food Pantry located in the JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor Stamford, CT 06901 during normal business hours: Mon - Thurs 9 am - 5 pm, Fri 9 am - 4 pm.
Please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at JFS for details on grocery cards, food and monetary donations: 203-921-4161; or

Welcome to:

  • The Yachad Shabbaton participants

Mazal Tov to:

  • Liam B., Sidney S., and all the volunteers and patrons who made the IDFWO fundraising car wash such a success
  • Cindy & Jamie Flynn on the birth of grandson John Francis to Tressa & Brian Kinahan.  Mazal Tov also to big sister Torie!
  • Tehilah & Arik Wollheim on the birth of a baby girl.  Mazal tov also to big sister Yehudit!
  • Yocheved and Rabbi Elly Krimsky, Yedidyah and  Rachelie on the birth of a baby girl

Condolences to:

  • Bette Katzeff, Dan Katzeff and Julie Murray on the death of their beloved husband and father, Robert Katzeff
  • Lauren Friedman, on the death of her beloved mother, Evelyn Wichter
  • John, Janet and James Ashe, on the death of their beloved father, Herbert Ashe

Shabbat Topics & Participants
 Torah Reader
David Cohen
 Rabbi Daniel Cohen                                                                                                            

  What Could Be


  Rosalyn Sherman

Seudat Shlishit

Yachad joins CAS

 Shiur                                                             The Restoration of the House of David, According to Isaiah   
      Rabbi David Walk
 Code of Jewish Law         
       Ari Lieberman
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospitality Packages

 The Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush                                 
Kori & Bill Meyers, commemorating the first yahrtzeit of Bill's mother, Joan
Sanctuary Kiddush

Stella & Isaac Cohen, Aaron Levy, and Elli Levy commemorating the first yahrtzeit of Harriet Levy; enhanced by CAS in honor of Yachad

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am


Sunday 7:15/8:30 am, Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am

Weekday Mincha
Additional mincha Monday at 6:30 pm preceding Yom HaZikaron program;
Sunday-Thursday 7:20 pm

Candles Next Friday

7:19 pm

Annual CAS Dinner Dance  

Sunday evening, May 5, 2013, 5-9:30 pm

Guests of Honor:  
Elissa & Dr. Philip Klapper | 
Aviva Maller
  Community Service Award: Ronni Bass

   Young Leadership Award:  Shira & Ethan Green

 Dinner Committee Chairs:
Claudia & Howard Rimerman | Diane & Elliot Sloyer
     Honorary Chairs: Helene & Harvey Kaminski | Gayle & Howard Rothman

Congregation Agudath Sholom Festive Dinner Participants 

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Nicole & Raanan Agus
Jack Alexander
Sharyn & Fred Baer
Marilyn & Roy Barth
Ronni & Sara-Rivka Bass
Stephne & Kerrin Behrend
Janet & Andrew Bein
Dr. Burton Benjamin
Wendy & Steven Bennett
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Melody & Claude Bernstein
Melissa & Mark Bildner
Tracey & Mark Bilski
Pearl Bloom
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Amy & Richard Breslow
Judy & Jeff Cahn
Joyce & Barry Chavkin

Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Meredith & David Cohen

Rachel Cohen
Mimi & Saul Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Ellen Delfiner
Sandy & Allen Dickerman
Barbara & Judah Elstein
Arlene & Irwin Ettinger
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Paula & Charlie Fisch
Jeanette & Harold Fishkow
Julia & Eli Freedberg
Lynne & Steven Frenkel

Lois & Michael Friedman

Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

Miriam & Joe Gelb
Jody & Rob Gelfand
Genadeen Caterers
Arline Gewanter
Marilyn Gochberg
Caryl & Mel Goldstein
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
Shira & Ethan Green
Pamela & Eric Greenhut
Caryn & Tomas Haendler

Wendy & Jordan Handler

Meghan & Yoav Haron
Barry Hertzberg
Shara & David Israel

Rachel & Jay Jubas


Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski 

Liat & Benjy Karsch

Elissa & Philip Klapper
Josh Klapper
Rose & Michael Klapper
Lainie & Barry Klein 
Eric Koehler
Tamar & Daniel Kraus
Norma Kraut
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Rhea & Leon Landau
Lisa & Seth Linzer
Susan & Len Mark
Dinah Miller Marlowe & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron 
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori & Bill Meyers
Barbara & Larry Miller
Julie & Richard Morgulis
Bonnie & Ron Nyman
Chemda & Shakked Parhi
Cindy & Raymond Pavone
Anne Peskin
Cindy & David Pitkoff  
Carina & Henry Rascoff
Judy & Bob Raymond
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Pamela & George Rohr
Sherri & Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Renee Samson
Miriam & Michaael Schechter   
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Rachel & Rich Seligson
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Rosalyn Sherman
Stephanie & Bob Sherman
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Diane & Elliot Sloyer 
Edith Samers & Edward Smith
Arline & Steve Smith
Harriet Smith
Linda Spilka
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Harriet & Mark Sternlicht
Laura & Seth Tobin
Pam & Richard Vogel
Cookie & Morton Wertheimer 
Lauren & Joe Zalis 
Helene Zimmerman
Hillary & Bob Zitter

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.

CAS Announcements

Agudath Sholom welcomes Rabbi Steven Weil, Executive VP of the
Orthodox Union on Shabbat April 26th and 27th
He will speak on the following topics:

  • Drasha: Putting the Fun in Dysfunctional: The Challenges of Family Life in the Orthodox Community
  • Talk after Kiddush: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times:

  • Opportunities in Light of the Dramatic Shift in Jewish Demographics

  • Shiur an Hour Before Mincha: The Event That Irrevocably Changed the Destiny of Ashkenazic Jewry

  • Seudat Shlishit: The Crisis of Orthodox Affordability: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Columbia University professor, NYT columnist and author of 

Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry

May 1, 2013, 8 pm 

The Women's Tefilla Group 
invites all women and girls to join us

 in celebrating the

Bat Mitzvah of Talia Shapiro

Shabbat, May 4th, Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

Tefilla begins at 10:00 am in the Heyman Chapel

Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 pm 
Rabbi Cohen's Classes this Week
 Tuesday Power of the Prophets                                                                                                                                          8:15 am   Tuesday Modern Jewish Thinkers                                                                                                                                       9:00 am   Tuesday Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms                                                                                                   noon (lunch served) 
 Friday Taste of Torah                                                                                                                                                            8:15 am

Rabbi Walk's Classes This Week  

Sunday Bible from the Beginning

9:15 am

Monday Weekly Parsha at BCDS

12:10 pm

Monday Hilchot Bishul B'Shabbat

7:15 pm

Tuesday Mystical Minhagim

7:30 pm

Thursday Talmud, Megillah

7:30 pm


  • Thank you to Sharon Wohlberg and all of the people of our wonderful community for opening their homes and hearts for the annual Yachad Shabbaton - what great messages we can teach our children from this wonderful Shabbat experience!  


This weekend....




We welcome Danielle Alexander of the PJ Library to Mini Minyan to share a special Mini Minyan story.


Due to the Yachad Shabbaton this week there will be no Jr Teen Chat or Teen Minyan.


PLEASE JOIN FOR US AN IMPORTANT MEETING on Monday night, April 22nd at 8 pm at the shul to discuss your thoughts about the future of the teen program.  Refreshments will be served!


NEW CHILDREN'S CHOIR (AGES 6-11) COMING SOON -The Stamford Synagogue Serenade - join our choir and perform once a month on Shabbat Mevorchim at both Agudath Sholom and the Young Israel.. for more info.  Join Yoni Israel at the Shabbat Park on Shabbat, April 27th.. More info to follow...



Coming Soon- A Jam-Packed April:


20- - Jr. Cong Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Week! Bring all your nekudot.

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

    Fairfield County's only Jewish T-Ball/Baseball League needs your registration! 

    Opening Day is April 21st. Registration deadline is April 14th.

    All games are played on Sundays in Stamford at Newfield Elementary School (345 Pepper Ridge Rd). The league is open to boys and girls Pre-K through Grade 8 living in lower Fairfield County, CT (and Westchester County, NY).

    We have 4 divisions: 
    Intro to T-Ball is for Pre-Kindergarten kids (minimum age 4 by May 1); 
    T-Ball is for Kindergarten and Grade 1; 
    Minors is for Grades 2 thru Grade 4; 
    Majors is for Grades 5 thru Grade 8




    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

     Rivka bat Rose

    Marina bat Valentina

    Chaim Yisroel ben Gittel Malka

    Yocheved Chana bat Leah Osne

    Tinok ben Ayelet Naomi

    Meyer Leib ben Shayna Reisel

    Shemuel Simcah ben Channah

     Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel

    Refael Ephraim ben Sima 

    Michal Fraida Chava bat Yita Shandel:
    At her parents request, please recite psalm 47 for Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer. The text is here.
    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

    "WITH A SONG IN MY HEART"-The Ferguson Library is proud to once again present award-winning composer

    Elliot Weiss and soprano Doris Weiss in a birthday celebration for one of America's greatest songwriters,
    Richard Rodgers, this Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm

    "JEWS WITHOUT MONEY" by Michael Gold; presenter: Penny Wolff-Wednesday, April 17, JCC Stamford 10 am. The story of Jewish life in the Lower East Side of NYC circa 1920's in all its teaming anguish, where Jewish immigrants lived and struggled to survive. For more info, call Marcie Schoenfeld at (203) 359 9138.  JHS April book talk

    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
    -Sunday, April 21
    1-4 pm. Come together as a community to welcome the JCC Tzahal Shalom officers and celebrate Israel's 65th birthday. Travel across Israel - experience the land, the culture, the food, and the people with a Yom Ha'Atzmaut festival for all ages. Then enjoy a performance by Yale University's a capella choir, Magevet. A festival of fun activities for all ages will run from 1-3 pm, followed by the concert from 3-4 pm. $5 for festival only; $10 concert ticket only; $12 combination ticket. Register online at or call the JCC welcome desk 
    COLLEGE-GETTING THERE FROM HERE-Thursday, April 25th , 6:00-8:00 pm. Claire Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, will introduce experts in financing a college education. Jewish Family Service, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. Refreshments. Free admission. To reserve a seat at this event, please contact

    TZAHAL SHALOM: COCKTAILS & COMEDY-Thursday, April 25, 7:30-9:30 pm. Share some laughs with your friends, toast our visiting IDF officers and support the JCC Tzahal Shalom Program as comedienne Cory Kahaney takes the JCC stage. Cory has been featured on Late Night with David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, The View, HBO and many others. $50 in advance; $60 at the door; $500 to reserve a table for 10; $750 to reserve a premium table for 10. Register online at or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more info, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or

    "JEWS AND BASEBALL": speaker Peter Ephross, Editor of "Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words"
    -Sunday, April 28th, Temple Beth El, Roxbury Road, Stamford. Refreshments, 9:30 am. Program, 10 am. 2 Mets tickets with parking will be offered as a door prize/raffle. Free. All are welcome. For more info, call Marcie Schoenfield at (203) 359-9148. Sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.
    JOB & CAREER FAIR-Monday, May 13, 2013, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Job Seekers can meet representatives/hiring managers from prominent Fairfield County businesses. Other assistance available for job seekers. Co-sponsored by JFS Employment & Training at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich.Click here to register. For more info, contact JFS at 203-921-4161 ext. 125
    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 

    ADL LAUNCHES MAJOR CENTENNIAL YEAR PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Imagine A World Without Hate which encourages individuals to stand up and speak out against prejudice and bigotry. View this 80 second video that imagines the contributions that victims of high-profile hate crimes might have made to society had their lives not been brutally cut short by racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism.  Set to John Lennon's iconic song "Imagine," the video includes Anne Frank, Yitzhak Rabin, Daniel Pearl and others, by imagining their impact on society had they survived into the present day.


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