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
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.
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.
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.
SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO VOTE ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CAS CONSTITUTION
Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 pm
Rabbi Cohen's Classes this Week
Tuesday Power of the Prophets 8:15 amTuesday Modern Jewish Thinkers 9:00 amTuesday Parsha Perspectives and Paradigmsnoon (lunch served)
Friday Taste of Torah8:15 am
Rabbi Walk's Classes This Week
Sunday Bible from the Beginning
Monday Weekly Parsha at BCDS
Monday Hilchot Bishul B'Shabbat
Tuesday Mystical Minhagim
Thursday Talmud, Megillah
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!
WE WELCOME THE BCDS 8TH GRADE AND JR YACHAD FOR THEIR ANNUAL SHABBATON- PLEASE JOIN THE COMMUNITY FOR SEUDAH SHLISHIT- EVERYONE IS INVITED!
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
Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or a designated woman
REGISTRATION FOR FCCJBL 2013 IS NOW OPEN-CLICK HERETO PLAY BALL!
"WITH A SONG IN MY HEART"-The Ferguson Library is proud to once again present award-winning composer
Elliot Weiss and soprano Doris Weissin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPLORE ISRAEL: A COMMUNITY YOM HA'ATZMAUT CELEBRATION AND CONCERT BY MAGEVET
-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 atwww.stamfordjcc.orgor 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 email@example.com
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 www.stamfordjcc.org or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more info, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 email@example.com
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.