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Friday, July 19, 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

July 20, 2013Vaetchanan
Shabbat Nachamu

13 Av  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary


Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/
Jr. Cong
Perek on the Patio
Code of Jewish Law
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends

CAS Quick Links

 Rabbis'  Office Hours This Week

Rabbi Daniel Cohen
 Friday: 8:45-10:00 am

Rabbi David Walk

Sunday: 10:00-11:00 am

Monday: 1 hour before mincha

Thursday: 6:25-7:10 pm

The High Holidays are just around the corner...

if you would like to usher,

please email Elisheva Kilner  

For a full list of summer classes and learning opportunities, please click here!

Please support our 8:10 late minyan today

Shabbat Nachamu and ESPN; I know the connection seems counterintuitive. However, this week's recipient of the ESPY award for best moment in sports highlights the dynamics of comfort. With the saddest day of the year behind us, this Shabbat offers a window not only into G-d's promise of comfort but our emulation of his attribute in our lives. How do we provide comfort? It is not only in times of mourning. Comfort means providing heartfelt light in the midst of darkness. Take a moment to view this video of the Cornhusker football team giving comfort to seven year old cancer survivor Jack Hoffman. At their spring training game, Jack ran the ball for a 67 yard touchdown. Whether in a stadium, synagogue or G-d forbid, house of shiva, we are G-d's angels to instill hope in despair and reveal more of HIs light and love in the world.


Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen   

This Shabbat, July 20, 2013, 4 pm 
Young Couples Shabbat dessert at the Shabbas /Belltown Park 
Please join us with store-bought desserts or snacks. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket along with your desserts or snacks. All food will be shared amongst the group, so be sure that the pareve items purchased have the proper kosher hechsher, or that baked goods/desserts are from kosher bakeries. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Tobin at
Men's Club Pre-Flick BBQ

This Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 pm

$8 Men's Club members/$12 non-members
 hamburgers, hot dogs, salmon burgers and salads!
followed by
The Yankles (2009), 7:30 pm with Rabbi Walk!
The Rosh Yeshiva (rabbinical dean) of an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva decides that the school should have a baseball team to compete in the college league. Elliot (Michael Buster), one of the students with a background in minor league baseball, is able to convince Charlie Jones (Brian Wimmer), a former major league player who had been imprisoned as a result of DUI convictions--and now has to perform almost 200 hours of community service--to coach the team. As he coaches the team, he gives the players "a new measure of skill and confidence," as they help him regain his self-respect. (Wikipedia)
To read the Jewish Ledger article about Rabbi Cohen, please click here!

Harvest Now!

 I am not sure if any of you have taken a peek at the shul's Harvest Now Garden lately but if you haven't seen it for yourself, it is doing beautifully! We are coming close to being able to harvest some veggies and be able to deliver the produce to the Lower Fairfield County Food Bank. In the meantime, the plants need more room to thrive but the weeds are getting in the way. I hope many of you can join us for a weeding party!  I am calling for two, one-hour work sessions this Sunday: one at 9:30 am and another at 5 pm to accommodate everyone's schedules. Come dressed ready for gardening. If you have any gardening gloves, trowels, and buckets, please bring them, that will be helpful but not necessary if you don't have these supplies. Because the garden is getting full and the plants have spread themselves out, we have to unfortunately discourage young children from coming to help, in order to protect the plants from being trampled on. Spread the word and bring with you any friends or family that want to help.

Hope to see you Sunday!  Meredith Cohen, Chesed Chair

Join the CAS Trip to Israel
November 3 - 13, 2013 with Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen

Open house Sunday, 7/28, 1 pm, at the home of Lorraine & David Kweskin

7 Lumanor Drive, Stamford


Come meet those who have already signed up,

as well as those who are thinking of signing up! 

Learn more about this exciting trip - great for first timers and veterans.    

Click here to view the CAS Israel Tour Connection website. This trip is open to the entire community.

Mazal Tov to:

  • The Gordon and Schuster families on Ben's aufruf and on the upcoming marriage of Aliza and Ben 

  • Cheryl Frydman and Gloria Green on the upcoming marriage of Dr. Alexandra Frydman to Avram Flamm
  • Caryl & Mel Goldstein on David's recent Bar Mitzvah shidrug
  • Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian on Gabriel receiving an aliyah on the occasion of his becoming a Bar Mitzvah 

Condolences to:

  • the family of Tobias Weiss, president of CAS from 1962-65, on his recent passing
  • Beverly Stein, on the death of her beloved grandmother, Ruth Lasher 
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
ShacharitSandy Shapiro
UsherLorraine Kweskin
Torah ReadersDaniel Gordon, Judd Love, Burt Rubin, Jared Yaghoubian

David Gordon

A Cross Creator                                                                                                            Rabbi David Walk
Perek on the Patio
Perek 4                                                                                                                        Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law
                                                                    Ari Lieberman
Seudat Shlishit
Optical Illusions                                                                                                           Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

 the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush 
Marc & Sherry Silver commemorating the yahrtzeit of Marc's father,

Joseph ob"m, Yosef Zev ben Nachum

Sanctuary Kiddush

Meryl & David Gordon in honor of the upcoming marriage of Eliza to Benjamin Schuster;    Neda Khaghan & Robert Yaghoubian in honor of Gabriel becoming a Bar Mitzvah

Seudat Shlishit
Nimrod and Rachel Dayan in memory of Nimrod's father, Moshe Dayan a"h
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 8:10 pm

Candles Next Friday

8:00 pm

CAS Announcements

SUMMER FLICKS WITH RABBI WALK: The Yankles-This Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 pm 

MEN'S CLUB PRE-FLICK BBQ-Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 pm ($8 Men's Club members/$12 non-members)
CAS ISRAEL MISSION OPEN HOUSE-Sunday, July 28, 1:00 pm at the Kweskin home
WELCOME TEA FOR CHAZZAN BOKOV-Shabbat, August 3, 5:30-7:30 pm at the home of Kori & Bill Meyers.  Joint minyan at 8:45 am.  A wonderful opportunity to meet and greet our new chazzan!
LECTURE BY RABBI JOSEPH EHRENKRANZ-Monday, August 19, 7:30 pm, From the Talmudic Sages: Essentials and Essence of Judaism. Sponsored by Faye, Renee and Marc Manger in memory of Stephen Manger.

Join a Committee and plan for next year at CAS. Upcoming meetings: 
Membership Committee, Monday, July 22, 8:30-9:30 pm.  Chair: Ethan Green  Info: 
Outreach Committee, Thursday, July 25th - 7-8 pm. Chair: Dean Schuckman  Info: 
Adult Education Committee, Thursday, August 8, 8:15-9:15 pm. Chairs: Toby Schaffer and Jeff Cahn Info:  
CAS Summer Classes

Rabbi Walk: (all at CAS) 

Sunday: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15-10:00 am

Monday: Parsha - noon

Tuesday: Psalms - 9:00 am

Wednesday: Meditation - 9:00 am

Thursday: Guide to the Siddur - 9:00 am

Thursday: Masechet Megilla - 1 hour before mincha

Rabbi Cohen:

Friday: Taste of Torah - 8:15 am 


Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Cong. continue all summer long.

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Jeiger

Community Announcements 

CAMOS (Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford)-Sunday, August 4th, noon. Annual Summer Sunday in Stamford program. It's a great way to visit the community in a relaxed way, and meet other like-minded families who already live in the Stamford community. Includes a BBQ! If you know any families who are considering a move to Stamford, please encourage them to get in touch with Miriam Sperber at, and she will provide them with all of the information.

BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH PRESENT JEWISH HERITAGE DAY-Sunday, August 11, 1:05 pm. Box seats: $11/reserved seats: $9. Info:, (203)345-4500

STAMFORD JCC'S ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT JUMPSTART-Labor Day, Monday, September 2. JumpStart is an early-intervention preschool program for children with special needs. 
If you are interested in joining a CAS team, please contact

LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays at 11:30 am. 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 

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

Penina Esther bat Devorah, Avraham ben Chana, Mila bat Frida, Perel bat Chaya,Dov ben Malka, 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 GittelRefael Ephraim ben Sima,

 Michal Fraida Chava bat Yita ShandelPlease recite psalm 47 for Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer. The text is here.


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