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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

May 11, 2013Bamidbar
Omer 46

 2 Sivan  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Future Tots/Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC
Teen Minyan
Tea with C. Kornworcel
Code of Jewish Law
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends
Wednesday and Thursday-
  Saturday 5/11
Omer 46
Sunday 5/12 
Omer 47
  Monday 5/13
Omer 48
Tuesday 5/14  Erev   
Omer 49

CAS Quick Links

Rabbi Cohen's podcasts are now indexed. Just click a "series link" under a podcast - and you will retrieve all the podcast for that series.

Rabbi Office Hours

Rabbi Daniel Cohen this week 

 Monday: 3:30-5:00 pm

 Friday: 9:45-10:30 am

Rabbi David Walk this week

Sunday: 10:00-11:00 am

Monday: 8:15-9:00 pm

Crash Course in Basic Judaism
with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
concludes next Thursday, 7:30 pm 
with "Sexuality"
Listen to the previous sessions on
"G-d," "Shabbat," "Prayer"and "Mitzvot" by clicking here
sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program 
 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 and shares meaningful insights from film.
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.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Click here to read the CAS DInner Speeches
You are cordially invited to welcome
Chazzan Andres Kornworcel
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.

Thank you,
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
To sign up and for more information, Click Here!
Shavuot Schedule 5733
Join us for our
Shavuot Scholar in Residence Program

Featuring Rabbi Jeremy Wieder

Rosh Yeshiva Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus 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


7:45 pm
7:50 pm
Origin of the Oral Law: What Was Given at Sinai?
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
11:30 pm
Copyright Law in Halacha
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
12:30 am
Break-Sushi Bar and Snacks

1:30 am
Recording Sports Events on Shabbat, Dishwashers on Timers: Applications of Shevitat Shabbat
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
2:00 am
Break-Sushi Bar and Snacks

2:45 am
Origin of the Written Law: What Was Given at Sinai?                
Jay Jubas
3:00 am
Machine & Mitzvot: Can Robots Write Torah Scrolls?
Rabbi David Walk
4:00 am
Wednesday, May 15

Sunrise service, followed by breakfast
Torah reader: Jay Jubas
5:00 am
Shacharit (Sanctuary)

9:00 am
Reading of Ten Commandments                                                
Judd Love

Reasons For the Commandments
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder

Kiddush featuring cake, punch, and more

Electricity on Shabbat
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
7:00 pm

7:50 pm

8:46 pm
Thursday, May 16  

7:45/8:45 am
Megillat Rut
Jay Jubas

Torah Reader
Harvey Berman

Yizkor in Sanctuary
10:30 am
Graduation Kiddush following Sanctuary service

Women's shiur at the home of Phyllis Shapiro, 51 Fieldstone
Helene Sonenberg of Torah Tours
5-5:45 pm
Shemirat HaLashon (Guarding One's Tongue) &
Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
7:00 pm

7:50 pm
Neilat haChag and light meal

8:05 pm
Yom Tov Ends

8:47 pm

Mazal Tov to:

  • Gail & Robert Loonin on the birth of a baby girl to Rebecca Loonin & Phil Zak

  • Laura and Seth Tobin on the birth of a baby girl
  • Sandy Goldstein, who has been selected by the American Cancer society as honoree at their 3rd Annual Local Philanthropist Roast
  • Dan Sichel for winning an Emmy Award as part of NBC Sports' coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London 
  • the CAS Annual Festive Dinner Chairs on a job well done: Claudia & Howard Rimerman, Diane & Elliot Sloyer 

Condolences to:

  • Peter Reiner and Ditka (Judy) Reiner on the death of their beloved mother, Teri Reiner 
Shabbat Topics & Participants

Chazzan Andres Kornworcel 

Torah Reader
 Jay Jubas 

Chazzan Andres Kornworcel 

Sermon                                                                                        Kiss, Cling or Dance  

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


Rosalyn Sherman 

Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi David Walk
Shiur                                                           Why Are We Afraid of What Ezekiel Saw?
Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law                                                                          
Ari Lieberman
Seudat Shlishit                                                                             Pirkei Avot, Perek 6

                                    Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospitality Packages

Phyllis & Martin Shapiro, with a Mazal Tov ito the dinner honorees:

Ronni Bass, Shira & Ethan Green, Elissa & Philip Klapper, and Aviva Maller 

Chapel Kiddush
Paul & Dina Berger in honor of the engagement of their son
Benjamin to Jessica Rothstein
Sanctuary Kiddush
Mildred Schifreen in honor of her birthday
Teen Minyan Kiddush
Sandi & Stu Waldstreicher in honor of Brad's birthday
Flowers for Shavuot
Rosalyn Sherman in memory of her beloved mother  Lillian (Rubin) Novick
 Leah bas Yaacov, a"h, who passed away on Shavuot, 7 Sivan

Shavuot Learning Opportunities
The Podelko Family, in memory of Alex's mother, Tamara Podelko; Rosalyn Sherman in memory of her beloved mother  Lillian (Rubin) Novick, Leah bas Yaacov
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

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


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

Weekday Mincha
Sunday, Monday 7:50 pm

Candles Next Friday

7:48 pm

Rabbi Cohen's Classes This Week

Tuesday: Power of the Prophets  (no classes 5/21) 

8:15 am

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

CAS Announcements

 Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 
Dessert Reception and Lecture with
Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik
of Yeshiva University and Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
The Founding Fathers at the Chupah
$36 per person | Proceeds to benefit the Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah
Please sign up here

The Women's Tefilla Group invites 
All girls and women to join
in celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Steinberg
Shabbat, June 8
Parshat Korach
Tefilla begins at 9 am in the Social Hall

Sisterhood Annual Meeting 
Wednesday, June 12, from 7-9 pm  
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


This weekend....

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: 


  • 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!
  • 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  
31-TOT KABBALAT SHABBAT with the PJ Library - sign up here

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

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Jeiger

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 OsneZechariya 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.

Community Announcements
RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN- Sunday, May 19, 9:30 am, at the Lewis Home, 67 East Lane.
From the West Side to the West Bank - Challenges Facing Israel. RSVP

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.

Click here for more info or contact Dinushka De Silva at 203.487.0946 or with any questions.


- 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  


CAS Sisterhood Gift Shop

Reopens Sunday, May 19, 9:00-11:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-2 pm

Happy Shavuot!

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