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Friday, June 14, 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

June 15, 2013Chukat

 7 Tammuz  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Future Tots/Tot Shabbat
Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC
Code of Jewish Law
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends
Happy Father's Day 

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.  Now available: 

Rabbis'  Office Hours

Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Monday: 3:30-5:00 pm 
Thursday: 8:30-9:30 am  Starbucks

1079 High Ridge Road 

 Friday: 8:45-10:00 am

Rabbi David Walk

                 Sunday:   10:00-11:00 am                  Monday:      8:15-9:00 pm

Thursday:     6:45-7:30 pm

Join the CAS Trip to Israel
November 3 - 13, 2013

with Rabbi and Diane Cohen  

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

Click here to view the CAS Israel Tour Connection website 

Click here to let Rabbi Cohen know of your interest

This trip is open to the entire community.

This Thursday, June 20
 Jr. Congregation Year-End BBQ BASH
Join Rabbi Jeiger and Josh for an awesome time - food, sports, and hanging out! 
THURSDAY June 20 - 6:15-8:00 
Cost: $ 5 for members/ $7 for non members 
Location: Shabbat Park on Newfield
   One of the most elusive mitzvot in the Torah is the red heifer which highlights the beginning of Parshat Chukat. Yet, the idea of a mechanism for forging spiritual renewal resonates with us. One of the timeless vehicles is immersion in the mikvah. Last week, the Minnie Manger - Marsha Lieberman Mikvah hosted a wonderful educational event with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, with a record turnout in support of the mikvah.
   From time immemorial, a mikvah anchors a Jewish community and guarantees her future. In this spirit, it was very special this week to read about a fascinating mikvah story in CT. One of the key leaders in the project is Dr. Stu Miller, a former congregant of mine at the Young Israel of West Hartford. He shared the official story which you can read here. Whether in Chesterfield, Stamford, or Jerusalem, the mikvah reminds us and challenges us of our eternal commitment to forge a path for ongoing Jewish renewal.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
The holidays are "early" this year! 
Please call the office with your calendar submissions before 7/1/13.

 Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Meeting

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:00 - 8:15 pm 

Please join us for our annual meeting and election of new officers.

The CAS Nominating Committee has nominated the following slates:


President: Darona Bernstein - 1 year term

First Vice President: Stuart Waldstreicher - 1 year term

Second Vice President: Dina Berger - 2 year term 

Third Vice President: Gary Weitz - 2 year term 
Treasurer:  Jake Meyer - 1 year term 
Assistant Treasurer: Elliot Neumann - 2 year term 
Secretary: Howard Wolfe - 2 year term
One Year Term
Morris Glucksman

Three Year Term
 Hecky Attar
 Renee Manger
 Fred Baer
 Jeff Maron
 Joe Gelb 
 Irwin Niedober

Additional nominations, with the consent of the nominee, may be made by written petition signed by thirty (30) members of the Congregation in good standing and filed with the Nominating Committee at least ten (10) days before the Annual Meeting, and written notice of the nominations so made by petition shall be given to each member of the Congregation at least five (5) days before the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting is open to all members in good standing of Congregation Agudath Sholom.

Youth Awards Shabbat Spectacular
NEXT SHABBAT, JUNE 22 4:15-6:00 pm
Schedule: 4:15- 5:00 pm
KIDS: Shabbat Afternoon Groups with your favorite group leaders!!!
ADULTS: Parenting lecture with Kate Cik PsyD:
Emotion Regulation-"Helping kids to develop control over their feelings and improve frustration tolerance-no more meltdowns"
5:00- 6:00 pm 
EVERYONE joins together for a Seudah Shlishit Dinner, highlighted by a
special gift awarded to every child!!!
Please sign up in advance - It's Free!
(But please consider sponsoring for $180!)

Mazal Tov to:

  • Alison & Stephen Bodurtha on Liam's Bar MItzvah 
  • The 2013 graduating classes of Bi-Cultural Day School and Carmel Academy
  • Sharon & Burt Rubin on Michael's aufruf and upcoming marriage to Rebecca Srulowitz 
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Benny Amar
Mitchell Bell
Torah Readers
Liam, Stephen Bodurtha, Burt Rubin, Michael Rubin, Simcha Rubin

Trading Places                                                                   Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law
Ari Lieberman
Seudat Shlishit                                        
 Pirkei Avot Perek 5                                                                Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

Rosalyn Novick Sherman and family in memory of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather of blessed memory, Harold Jacob Novick, a'h, Tavi Yaacov ben Shmuel Mordechai, 11 Tammuz, June 19; the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund 

Chapel Kiddush
Tatiana Kunik & Mikhael Guy on the yahrtzeit of Tatiana's parents, Yakov and Rahel
Sanctuary Kiddush
Alison & Stephen Bodurtha in honor of Liam's Bar Mitzvah
Seudat Shlishit
Rosalyn Novick Sherman and family in memory of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather of blessed memory, Harold Jacob Novick, a'h, Tavi Yaacov ben Shmuel Mordechai, 11 Tammuz, June 19
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 8:20 pm

Candles Next Friday

8:12 pm
Rabbi Cohen's Classes This Week
Tuesday Power of the Prophets 
 8:15 am
Tuesday Parsha Perspectives
9:00 am
Friday Taste of Torah
 8:15 am

Rabbi Walk's Classes This Week

Sunday:  Bible from the Beginning 

9:15 am

Thursday Talmud, Megilla

(1 hr before mincha) 7:15 pm

Young Couples

The Young Couples Committee is planning a free event to see Shakespeare's As You Like It performed by Shakespeare on the Sound on Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Pinkney Park in Rowayton. All you need is a blanket, low lawn chairs and a picnic to join us!  The show goes on even if it rains, and is cancelled only if there is a substantial storm at the time of the performance. Please contact Laura Tobin at for questions and to RSVP. For additional information on the show, including directions and parking, please go to


This weekend....


Mazal Tov to Liam on his Bar Mitzvah

A Jam-Packed June:

Thursday, June 20 - Jr. Cong. Year-End BBQ BASH at the Shabbat Park   Sign up here

Saturday, June 22 -Year end AWARDS AFTERNOON program - 4:15-6:00 featuring:
o   Afternoon Groups with your favorite leaders

o   Adult Lecture: Our very own Kate Cik, Psy.D. Child Psychologist-"Emotion Regulation: Helping kids to develop control over their feelings and improve frustration tolerance - no more meltdowns"

o   Light dinner for all

o   Youth Awards   Sign up here


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

Pinchas ben Leeba, Zahava bat Chaya Sara, Boruch ben Polina, 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
Please recite psalm 47 for Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer. The text is here.

Community Announcements

COLLEGE STUDENT SHABBATON WITH MICHAL SMART-June 14-16, presented by Young Israel of Stamford. Join other Stamford young adults for a special Weekend learning and hiking opportunity with Michal Smart (Founder of Teva and professional wilderness guide) Fee: $35 per person for the 3 days (including Shabbat dinner Friday night.) Rsvp to SPACE IS LIMITED! Friday, June 14 5-7 pm (At the home of Jonah Schrag & Valerie Warmflash (252 Pepper Ridge Road, Stamford) Text Study with Michal and Personal Reflection. 7:00 pm: Davening and Shabbat Dinner (under Rabbi Krimsky's supervision.) Shabbat Day, June 15 9:00 am: Services at Young Israel of Stamford, 69 Oaklawn Ave. 5:30-7 pm Text Study with Michal: G-d's Image, Rav Elazar and the Ugly Man: What are the Torah principles that guide our interactions with other people? If I'm right, are you wrong? How do we deal with people we find offensive? Do we have to forgive someone who hurt us?  Sunday, June 16  9:00 am-2:00 pm: Exploring Creation: Hike in Devil's Den Preserve, Weston with Michal. What does Judaism have to say about environmental issues? We will hike and explore the forest, have fun, and also explore what Judaism teaches us about our relationship with the natural world; our power and our responsibilities. Please bring a water bottle and lunch.

JCC KIDS TRIATHLON-Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day), 7 am at the JCC Stamford. Click here for Triathlon website.  

THE MIKE MILE-Sunday Morning, June 23, 2013 at High Ridge Park in Stamford,  Family 1 mile walk/run to support research for CIDP, a rare autoimmune disorder that has afflicted Michael Rothman.  For more information, please visit the website at for information on CIDP.  To sign up directly for The Mike Mile you can go to 

LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays at 11:30 am beginning June 19. Ongoing support group for the unemployed at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The focus of the group is to provide a forum to discuss and explore the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction. The group is a collaborative effort between JFS Counseling and Employment & Training Departments. To register or for more information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email at 


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Summer Hours 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm

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