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

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Friday, May 17, 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

May 18, 2013Naso

 9 Sivan  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Future Tots/Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC
Jr. Teen Chat
 No Code of Jewish Law this
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends

Starting next Friday night, there will be a late minyan beginning 5 minutes after candlelighting.

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 

Thursday: 8:30-9:30 am  Starbucks

1079 High Ridge Road 

 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

 Do you carry the Torah or does the Torah carry you? Is your relationship to Torah a kiss or embrace? As I shared last Shabbat, each of us, regardless of our background or age, must find our personal connection to Torah study. But it is not enough to touch our faith artificially, but to hug with devotion. As we enter Shabbat following Shavuot, make a pledge to learn Torah. It is our life and, as we proclaimed when growing up in Atlanta, the Torah is "the real thing" and "the pause that refreshes."  
  If you would like me to develop a personalized Torah study plan for you, please be in touch. 
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
If you have not yet filled out the surveys on our two cantorial applicants, please click here
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
 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 

4th, 5th and 6th Grade Parents and Children

Ice Cream Sundae Bar & Bat Mitzvah Orientation - June 6 

We will discuss:
  • A time line beginning three years before your child's B'nai Mitzvah 
  • Tutoring opportunities
  • Types of ceremonies
  • Use of facilities
  • B'nai Mitzvah projects
  • Fees, and much more

 Have all of your questions answered and meet other families as well!

 Please bring your bar/bat mitzvah child with you.

Click here to sign up for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ice cream info session  

Crash Course in Basic Judaism
with Rabbi Daniel Cohen
concludes 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 

Mazal Tov to:

  • Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin on Emma's Bat Mitzvah

  • Theresa & Bob Fischer on the birth of a granddaughter to Beth & Erik Gilje

  • Gail & Robert Loonin on the engagement of their son Jonathan to Nicole Bates

  • Gail & Robert Loonin and Rebecca Loonin & Phil Zaks on the naming of Marigold Shalom (Mayim Shalom)

  • Laura & Seth Tobin on the naming of Julia Isabelle (Chaya Yehudit)

  • David Kweskin on being chosen as 2013 CT Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Man of the Year

  • Elisheva Kilner & Sarah Boxer on being honored at the BCDS Annual Dinner, this Sunday, 5:00 pm                                   at the Stamford Hilton Hotel   

Thank You to:

  • Joel Zaritsky for putting the fence around our new "Harvest Now" vegetable garden

Condolences to:

  • Rica Lieberman on the death of her beloved mother, Esther Levy
  • Alon Ivri on the death of his beloved aunt, Miriam Kind
  • Jeanne Sinrich on the death of her beloved husband, Norman
  • Joe Mittel and the Mittel and Ashe families on the death of Edith Mittel 
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Torah Reader
Ted Listokin, Danny Alexander, Ethan Green, Simcha Rubin

 Sandy Shapiro

Sermon                                                                   Sustainability

                                                                    Rabbi Daniel Cohen



Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi David Walk
Shiur    Birchat Kohanim: Count Your Blessings, but Only Until 3
                                             Rabbi David Walk
Seudat Shlishit                                             Pirkei Avot, Perek 1 
                                                                       Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

Roz Mangot in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of her husband Michael;

Rosalyn Novick Sherman & family in loving memory of their beloved mother & grandmother, Lillian (Rubin) Novick, Leah bas Yaacov;

 the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund 

Chapel Kiddush
Carina & Henry Rascoff in commemoration of the 4th yahrtzeit of
 Laura's father, Joseph Tammam (Yosef ben Saul) and in honor of the
2nd birthday of Jordana (Yardena), who was named for her grandfather

Sanctuary Kiddush
Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin in honor of Emma's Bat Mitzvah
Seudat Shlishit
Burton & Sharon Rubin in commemoration of the 20th yahrtzeit of Burt's father,
Dr. Martin Rubin
Planter Flowers/Bima Trees
Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin in honor of Emma's Bat Mitzvah
Entry Flowers
Rosalyn Sherman in memory of her beloved mother Lillian (Rubin) Novick
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
Sunday-Thursday 8:00 pm

Candles Next Friday

7:55 pm
Rabbi Cohen's Classes This Week
Thursday: Crash Course in Basic Judaism-Sexuality
7:30 pm
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

Tuesday Mystical Minhagim

7:30 pm

Thursday Talmud, Megilla

7:30 pm

CAS Announcements

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....

Jr. Teen Chat this Shabbat at 10:30 with Rabbi Parhi!


May 31-TOT KABBALAT SHABBAT with the PJ Library - Please RSVP here

Tuesday, June 6:  B'nai Mitzvah Ice Cream Sundae Orientation for parents and their children in the 
4th, 5th and 6th grades.  Please RSVP here

Sunday, June 9:  Jr. Congregation Barbecue Bash at the Sperbers' house, 500 Newfield Avenue.
Sunday, June 22: Youth Seudah Shlishit
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
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
LET THE EARTH TEACH YOU TORAH-Wednesdays, May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19.  9:30 -11:00 am at the JCC with Michal Smart. What does Judaism teach us about how to live in the material world? The essence of Judaism is the principle called mitaldesh hol, making the secular sacred. The class is a discussion about how to make that a reality. $45 or free for J.E.E.P. Pass Holders
-with Yale Professor Paul Franks. May 22nd, 8:00 pm in the Temple Sinai Library. $10/Included in series price/Free w/ J.E.E.P. Pass

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.

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. Monies raised by the concert will go to support Beit Singer, in our collective sister community of Afula/Gilboa.  Beit Singer manages and operates various frameworks to care for at-risk children and youth in the area of the Galilee and the northern valleys. Bet Singer works to develop individual therapeutic programs for each child according to his/her needs, while integrating the child as much as possible in the community and strengthening the child's ties with his/her family. Beit Singer strives to return children to their family home. For a $500 sponsorship, help the children of Beit Singer while you receive 4 prime concert tickets and the chance to attend a limited-access, closed session with Eli Groner, Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs, at the Westport Country Playhouse before the concert.  Program of the Partnership of Greater Fairfield County UJA/ 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.
NEW ZIONIST COMMUNITY IN MIGDAL HAEMEK, ISRAEL-Presentation, Sunday, May 26, 8:30 pm, at the Parhi's, 255 Strawberry Hill Ave, Unit C11. Dr. Simcha Asaf Leibovic, -Representative of the WZO Executive in North America will speak about Givat Hashaked, which is looking to absorb families with Anglo-Saxon backgrounds and provide them with benefits, support and employment opportunities. Please watch this presentation.
-Tuesday, May 28th - doors open at 7:00 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm, a student directed performance: "Heartbeats: A Night of Song, Dance and Connection." The performance will take place at Ma'ayanot(1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck.) Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Save a Child's Heart (SACH), an Israeli-based international humanitarian project whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please email
-Sunday, June 9, 4 pm, Temple Beth El. The Jewish Historical Society will honor Rabbi Mark Golub, President of Shalom TV, recipient of the 2013 JHS Heritage Award for the creation of a National Jewish TV Network. Remarks by David Harris, Executive Director of the AJC. Reception. $36 per person. RSVP before 6/1 to 
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


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