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Friday, July 26, 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 27, 2013Eikev

 20 Av  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary





Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/
Jr. Cong
Perek on the Patio
Code of Jewish Law          on
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends
Joint Minyan Next Shabbat
with Cantor Bokow

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: cancelled this week

The High Holidays are just around the corner...if you would like to usher, please email Elisheva Kilner  

To read the Jewish Ledger article about Rabbi Cohen, please click here!

Please support our 8:05 late minyan today

  It is not uncommon to read the ingredients or caloric content of food before consumption. We look for healthy options (most of the time). Yet, Rabbi Isaac Luria reminds us of another way to truly unlock the power of food to provide nourishment for the body and soul. Based on the verse in the week's portion of Eikev, "Man does not live by bread alone but by the word of G-d, " he derives that the recitation of blessings before we eat actually enhances the ability of the food, originally created by the Almighty, to sustain us. Take a moment to review the blessings: Pause before you eat. Thank G-d and discover the true potential in every bite. (Of course, you should also recite the blessings after eating!)

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

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.

Please join us at a Joint Minyan

next Shabbat, August 3, at 8:45 am with

Cantor Rafael Bokow!

A wonderful opportunityto meet and greet our new Chazzan!


Then join us at the Welcome Tea for

Cantor Bokow, 5:30-7:30 pm

at the home of Kori & Bill Meyers

The 2013/14 CAS Yizkor book will go to press shortly. If you haven't reconfirmed your previous entries or requested new entries, please do so immediately

Mazal Tov to:

  • Ilyse & Dean Schuckman on the upsherin of their grandson Yosef Arye, son of Kira & Evan Schuckman
  • The Attar and Lieberman families on Kivi receiving semicha from Ohr Sameach

B'ruchim Habaim to:

  • Yuval & Ruhama Sinai and their children Yosef, Tzipi, Noa, Yedidya, and Moshe, who are on a Sabbatical year from Israel. Yuval is a Schusterman Visiting Professor of Jewish Law at Yale University

Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
Our Power to Bless                                                                                                      Rabbi David Walk
ShacharitJoseph Mittel
UsherMitchell Bell
Torah ReadersMichael Berg, Ethan Green, Ted Listokin, Judd Love, Simcha Rubin
Elliot Neumann
Counterpoint: Judaism's Audacity                                                                            Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Perek on the Patio
Perek 5                                                                                                                        Rabbi David Walk
Seudah Shlishit
How Much Pizza?                                                                                                        Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Chapel Kiddush

Harold Fishkow, commemorating the yahrtzeit of his mother, Yetta Fishkow

Sanctuary Kiddush
Sanctuary Kiddush sponsored by Marina Sapir and Alexander Podelko in honor of
Lev and Daniel's milestones and our family's safe return from our heritage trip
Seudah Shlishit

Ruth & Mel Aminoff, commemorating the 38th yahrtzeit of Ruth's mother,

Sylvia Mattisinko

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 8:05 pm

Candles Next Friday

7:53 pm

CAS Announcements 

CAS ISRAEL TRIP OPEN HOUSE-This Sunday, July 28, 1:00 pm at the Kweskin home
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING-Thursday, August 1, 8:15-9:15 pm. Chair: Ethan Green. 
WELCOME TEA FOR CHAZZAN BOKOW-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!
ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING-Thursday, August 8, 8:15-9:15 pm. Chair: Toby Schaffer. Info:
MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST-Sunday, August 11, 9:30-10:30 am. Chair: Mitchell Bell  Info:
CHESED COMMITTEE MEETING-Sunday, August 11, 10:00-11:00 am (Men's club attendees-please join us after your meeting!)   Chair: Meredith Cohen. Info:
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.

OPEN HOUSE SHABBAT AT CAS-August 31. Invite your friends to spend a Shabbat at Agudath Sholom. Services Saturday morning 9 am, our stellar youth program starts at 10:30. Join us for kiddush at 11:30 and learn more about how CAS is right for you. If you are interested in joining a family for Shabbat lunch or seek more info about CAS, please be in touch with our membership chair Ethan Green: or Rabbi Cohen:



You helped the Widows and Orphans of the IDF this spring by letting local kids wash (ahem) your cars in the parking lot.


Now, here's your chance to host some 12- and 13-year-olds who are beneficiaries of that Israeli charity. A delegation of 44 children, each of whom has lost a parent in military, police or firefighting units in Israel, have been attending a Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin for the last few weeks, as they prepare for the communal bar/bat mitzvah they will be celebrating with Israel's top brass on September 16 in the Old City. These 24 girls and 20 boys and their dozen chaperones will soon be going home the long way -- through Chicago, Stamford and Montreal - and are in need of housing in our community from Thursday evening,  August 8 (around 6 pmthrough Sunday morning, August 11.


Because the group is sightseeing in Manhattan all day Friday and leaving for Canada early Sunday, there is hardly any time on the ground here for host families to entertain the children, other than Friday night and Saturday. But we know you will make the most of every minute, and you can count on a backyard dessert and swim party at the Bodurtha home after Shabbat Saturday night for all host families and their charges to make things easier. (Main Event has promised to cater.)

Please consider taking a group of children. Families who stepped up last year really had a remarkable experience, as did the children, one reason why Stamford is back as a host city this year. 


Because these VIP's are first-time travellers, the charity asks volunteering families to accept groups of 4 or more.


We would also be especially grateful to hear from volunteers who speak Arabic, since 4 of the children are Druze. They can get by in Hebrew, but would obviously feel far more at home among us if they were able to converse in a language that they were more comfortable speaking.


If you can raise your hand, please reach out ASAP to Liam B.'s mom Alison at or 212-556-1501 or

Jackie at and 203-564-6232.

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 cancelled this week

Thursday: Guide to the Siddur- 9:00 am cancelled this week

Thursday: Masechet Megilla - 1 hour before mincha cancelled this week

Rabbi Cohen:

Friday: Taste of Torah - 8:15 am 


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

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

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.

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 


CAS Sisterhood Gift Shop

Summer Hours 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm

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