The CAS cemetery gates will be open this Sunday, 5/12, for Mother's day.
Mazal Tov and Thank you to our honorees and chairpeople for an
outstanding annual dinner. Welcome to Chazan Andres Kornworcel and his wife who are joining us this Shabbat.
Did you set aside time to study Torah? One of my most vivid memories as a child is going to the movies with my father. Until this day, among many other endeavors, he is a movie buff and critic, blogs on www.koshermovies.com and shares meaningful insights from film. What stands out in my mind, though, are the moments before the film. He studied mishna. He would always a carry a Jewish book to capture a few moments of learning. Over a life time, these fleeting opportunites are eternalized. As we approach Shavuot, think about the value of one minute. Carry a Jewish book or app, seize a few moments while "waiting" to refresh your day with Torah.
and his wife Ariana Alfie to Congregation Agudath Sholom
this Shabbat, May 11 and 12.
Cantor Kornworcel will lead davening Friday night,
as well as Saturday in the sanctuary.
He will be available for conversation at kiddush on Shabbat
and at 6 pm tea Shabbat afternoon at the shul
Chazzan Kornworcel was born, raised and attended university in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has served at shuls in Montevideo, Mexico City and Las Vegas. Chazzan Kornworcel received his cantorial training at Machon Tel Aviv in Israel.
Chazzan Kornworcel has been involved in all aspects of his current synagogue, including davening, leining and teaching b'nai mitzvah, serving as choir director and officiating at all lifecycle events. In addition, Chazzan Kornworcel has organized and developed many community and synagogue programs, including a Yom Yerushalayim concert, a Holocaust remembrance program, Davening 101 and a Purim Parade.
Chazzan Kornworcel describes himself in the following manner, "My professional life centers around the development of warm, caring relationships I foster in being available for any person's needs and also inviting congregants to our home for Shabbat and Jewish Holidays."
Chazzan Kornworcel and his wife, Ariana Alfie, speak Spanish, English, and Hebrew, and
have two children Carol, 9 and Eduardo, 6. Ariana has a graduate degree in business, runs a home-based personalization company, and has been involved in shul event planning and dance instruction. She also speaks Yiddish.
Cantor Kornworcel is the first cantor who will be visiting as part of our current cantor search. Details regarding other candidates and weekends will follow.
Please click here after Shabbat to fill out a survey; hard copies will be available in the shul office on Monday, May 14.
The Cantorial Search Committee:
Adrienne Alexander, Dina Berger, Michael Feldstein, Steven Frenkel, Ethan Green, Daniel Kraus, Elliot Neumann, Dean Schuckman, Rachel Seligson, and Royce Wolfsohn
Last Chance to Celebrate Your CAS Graduates
on the Second Day of Shavuot - Thursday May 16!
Join the CAS 2013 Graduation Celebration!
If you have a graduate in your family (preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, college or graduate school),
we will publish his/her name and the level from which he/she is graduating.
Celebrate the graduates with a festive kiddush on the second day of Shavuot in honor of the graduates.
Help co-sponsor the kiddush for
$50 per family sponsorship
$180 for family cum laude sponsorship
To see our list of graduates and sponsors, Click Here
Rosh Yeshiva Joseph and GwendolynStraus Professor of Talmud at RIETS and Instructor of Bible at Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University
Tuesday, May 14
Origin of the Oral Law: What Was Given at Sinai?
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
Copyright Law in Halacha
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
Break-Sushi Bar and Snacks
Recording Sports Events on Shabbat, Dishwashers on Timers: Applications of Shevitat Shabbat
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Break-Sushi Bar and Snacks
Origin of the Written Law: What Was Given at Sinai?
Machine & Mitzvot: Can Robots Write Torah Scrolls?
Donations of $500 and above include immersion for the year for yourself or a designated woman
Teen Minyan this Shabbat at 9:30 celebrating Brad's Birthday!
At Jr. Cong. come and hear Daniel Janush read from the Torah while Julianne Katz and Mimi Chapman will be delivering a D'var Torah!! If you would like to read from the Torah or deliver a D'var Torah please speak to Josh or Rabbi Jeiger.
CONG. DOUBLE NEKUDOT & NEKUDOT SALE WEEK - bring all of your nekudot to shul!
A Jam Packed May:
14-15 SHAVUOT ALL NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAMS:
Jr. Teen Lounge and Sushi Bar - 11:30 pm-1:30 am - followed by walking groups home
Teen Lounge and Sushi Bar - 11:00-5:00 am followed by davening and breakfast!
15-16 SHAVUOT DAYTIME LEARNING PROGRAMS:
Jr Cong. learning session - Wednesday, May 15th, 4 pm in the Shabbat Park with Rabbi Jeiger
Teen Minyan w/ Rabbi Jeiger on Thursday, May 16th 9:30 am followed by Graduation Kiddush
Torah Bowl for 5th-6th graders w/Rabbi Walk - Thursday, May 16th, 10 am
Jr. Teen Oneg w/ Torah Tours at the Karsch home, 60 Urban Street - Thursday, May 16th 4:30-5:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE-Tuesday, June 6: B'nai Mitzvah Ice Cream Sundae Orientation for parents and children in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
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 email@example.com
We wish the following people a Refuah Sheleima. Please have them in your prayers:
If you would like to add a name for this month, click here
Boruch ben Polina,, Avraham HaLevi ben Shoshana, Natalie Chana Chaya Bat Aviva,
Rivka bat Rose, Chaim Yisroel ben Gittel Malka, Yocheved Chana bat Leah Osne, Zechariya Eliyahu 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.
RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN- Sunday, May 19, 9:30 am, at the Lewis Home, 67 East Lane.
HAND IN HAND - (Yad B'Yad) a division of the JCC's O-la-mi camp, offers a unique summer program for rising 3rd-6th graders with communication-spectrum disorders, including: high-functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and individuals with sensory motor integration challenges. The mission of this(two sessions) three-week program is to improve each child's ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers, and to build a solid foundation for making and keeping friends within a relaxed, fun, and creative environment.Scholarship assistance available.
REGINA RESNICK PRESENTS GETO: THE HISTORIC GHETTO OF VENICE
- Sunday, May 5th, refreshments 10 am, program 10:30 am, free and open to the public.
Temple Beth El, 350 Roxbury Rd. Stamford.
Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.
Co-Sponsored By the Holocaust Child Survivors of CT.
Talk and presentation of the award winning film by Michael Philip Davis, tenor, author, stage director, artistic director, and son of the famed American opera star, Regina Resnik..The documentary is scheduled to be aired on WNET/13 throughout the year.
For further information, call Marcie Schoenfeld at (203) 359-9148.
JOB & CAREER FAIR-Monday, May 13, 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, 5:00 pm, Stamford Hilton Hotel, honoring CAS members Elisheva Kilner & Sarah Boxer
JFS BOOK TALK-Indignation by Philip Roth. Wednesday, May 22, 10 am, Stamford JCC. Set during the Korean War, the book's narrator, 19 year old son of a kosher butcher, has to deal with an overprotective father, fear of going to war, and growing up. Presenter: Sondra Melzer. Free, open to all. Last book talk of year.For further info, Marcie Schoenfeld @ 203-359-9148.
ISRAEL@65-Sunday, May 26, 2 pm, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Shop our shuk: browse through an array of Israeli crafts and food. 5 pm, celebrate with The Shuk, an Israeli and Jewish musical experience. For tickets, click here. For more information, call: (203) 226-8197. Program of the Partnership of Greater Fairfield CountyUJA/ Federation of Westport Weston Wilton Norwalk, The Jewish Federation of Greater Danbury, CT and Putnam County, NY, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut.
RABBI ADAM MINTZ-four-part series at the Young Israel of Stamford, 8:30 pm each evening. June 26 - The History of Jewish Theology: Must a Jew Believe Anything?; July 2 - Reward and Punishment: How Does It Work?; July 10 - The Messiah: Who is He and What Will He Accomplish?; July 17 - Resurrection of the Dead: Will It Really Take Place and How Will It Happen? Free and open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org