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
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Click hereto 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!
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
Three Year Term
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 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
Liam, Stephen Bodurtha, Burt Rubin, Michael Rubin, Simcha Rubin
Trading Places Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Coffee & Commentary
Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law
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
Tatiana Kunik & Mikhael Guy on the yahrtzeit of Tatiana's parents, Yakov and Rahel
Alison & Stephen Bodurtha in honor of Liam's Bar Mitzvah
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
Sunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30 am, Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am
Sunday-Thursday 8:20 pm
Candles Next Friday
Rabbi Cohen's Classes This Week
Tuesday: Power of the Prophets
Tuesday: Parsha Perspectives
Friday: Taste of Torah
Rabbi Walk's Classes This Week
Sunday: Bible from the Beginning
Thursday Talmud, Megilla
(1 hr before mincha) 7:15 pm
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 email@example.com for questions and to RSVP. For additional information on the show, including directions and parking, please go to www.shakespeareonthesound.org
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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: Please recite psalm 47 for Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer.The text is here.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 www.michaelcidp.com for information on CIDP. To sign up directly for The Mike Mile you can go to http://themikemile.eventbrite.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org