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

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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

August 10, 2013Shoftim

 4 Elul  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

Men who are interested in participating in the High Holiday Choir, please contact 

Special Rosh Hashanah Service

Due to last year's warm reception of the Rosh Hashanah Sunrise Service, we are pleased to announce its return this year. The Sunrise Service will be held at 6am both days of Rosh Hashanah.  All are welcomed.   So that we can gauge attendance, kindly email Elliot Neumann,

if you plan to attend.

Annual Chesed Committee Meeting,

This Sunday August 11, 10-11 am.

We have lots of great events and initiatives scheduled for the coming year but can't make any of these mitzvot happen without volunteers like you! There are many different roles with varying degrees of involvement available.  What better way to start the month of Elul than by doing a mitzvah!


If you can not come to the meeting but want to be involved, please reach out to the Chesed Committee Chair, Meredith Cohen,

If you haven't confirmed your Yizkor Book entries or
 High Holiday seats, please do so. Click here to check our High Holiday seating charts

Please support our 7:49 late minyan today

I will be away this Shabbat with my family and next week for a few days in Colorado. In speaking to a friend in the Rocky Mountains, he mentioned to me to be on the lookout for the Perseid Meteor Shower. It is the "meteoritic grand finale of the summer." Wow!   Apparently, the best viewing is in the early hours before dawn on the night of August 12th.

The mountains are beautiful but I felt like Yaakov when he awakens from his dream with the angels and the ladder and proclaims "G-d is in this place and I did not know." We may miss the Divine experience if we do not seek it.

In the month of Elul, whether in the east or west, it is a time to rediscover that the world is charged with the grandeur of G-d and merit to experience as King David did that the Heavens proclaim His glory.


On a different note, I encourage everyone to join me next Monday evening, August 19th for a lecture given by Rabbi Ehrenkranz. It is always a pleasure when he and Sandy visit CAS and I know the presentation will be enlightening and thought- provoking.


Wishing you and your families a year inscribed in the Book of Life,

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | 203-252-8252 Rabbi Cohen's podcasts 

A Message from Cantor Bokow:

Please note that I will be in town on the weekends of August 16/17th and August 30/31.  I will be leading Selichot on the eve of August 31.  Unfortunately I will not be with the congregation for the High Holidays this year, but am delighted to welcome Cantor Jerry Markovitz as our guest cantor.  Beginning with Sukkot, I will be in Stamford every weekend.  I will begin working with the  B'nai Mitvah next weekend August 16/17th.

Best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom and I look forward to seeing you next week.

Cantor Bokow

Join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking evening as we welcome Rabbi Ehrenkranz back to Stamford

Monday, August 19th, 7:30 pm, CAS

From the Talmudic Sages:
Essentials and Essence of Judaism

A lecture by Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

 sponsored by Faye, Renee, and Marc Manger

in memory of Stephen Manger
In addition to the regular 7:35 minyan,
there will be a 7:15 mincha preceding the lecture and a late maariv afterwards.

Shabbat September 21


This event is FREE.

Host families will provide food for the meal.

Guests will be asked to bring wine, challah, and

pareve dessert (more details when you sign up!)

 To register, click here.

CAS Free Mezuzah Campaign

In Fairfield County, CT

Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes

Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah?
Share this video link below:

CAS is offering a free mezuzah and home visit to post
this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area.
For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen at

Mazal Tov to:

  • Shery & Barry Hertzberg on Adina's Shabbat Kallah and upcoming marriage to Steven Adelman
  • Lillian and Sandy Shapiro on the birth of a grandson, born to Esti and Yitzi Shapiro of Jerusalem
  • Gail & Robert Loonin on the birth and brit milah of Levi Yitzchak, born to Rachel Loonin & Joshua Steinerman.  Mazal tov also to big siblings Nistar, Eli and Ezra
  • Barbara & Larry Miller on their 50th anniversary

Welcome to:

  • The visiting children and counsellors of the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization; special thanks to the host families and to Alison & Stephen Bodurtha for organizing this weekend

Nesiah Tovah to:

  • Adina Israel and Ilana Zur as they make Aliya and enter the IDF
  • Tamar Cohen, who will be studying at  Midreshet Lindenbaum and Hannah Klapper, who will be studying at Midreshet HaRova

Condolences to:

  •  Madeline Schor and Barbara Berken on the loss of their beloved husband and father, Boris Schor
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
MusafLevi Dulitz
UsherRoselyn Mangot
Torah Readers

                                                                        Danny Alexander, Ethan Green, Judd Love, Simcha Rubin

Perfect Magic                                                                                                                Rabbi David Walk
Perek on the Patio
Perek 7                                                                                                                           Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law
                                                                                                                                             Ari Lieberman
Seudah Shlishit
Meaty Issues                                                                                                                  Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

in honor of Irv Neitlich's special birthday by his family;

 the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sancturary Flowers

Barbara & Larry Miller in honor of their 50th anniversary

Chapel Kiddush

 the Hertzberg Family on the occasion of the AufRuf and Shabbos Kallah of Steven and Adina; Bennett Schwartz in honor of Joan's milestone birthday and wishing Aaron a great semester of study abroad in Hong Kong

Sanctuary Kiddush

 Barbara & Larry Miller in honor of their 50th anniversary

Seudah Shlishit
the shul
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

Sunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am


Sunday 7:15/8:30 am,  Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30am

Weekday Mincha
Sunday-Thursday 7:45 pm

Candles Next Friday

7:30 pm

CAS Announcements 

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:

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  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.

Introducing a new feature-meet the leaders of our various youth groups!

Meet Our Fabulous Leaders

this week's featured leaders: 

Zach Kfare - Junior Congregation Leader

Hi! I'm Zach. I was born and raised in Stamford, CT. I am an alumnus of Bi-Cultural Day School and Westchester Hebrew High School. I attended Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Israel for a year and a half where I gained inspiration and increased my knowledge in Judaic studies. I am currently enrolled in Yeshiva University majoring in business. I attended Camp Stone for many years and was very involved in the Friendship Circle during high school. In addition, I was a youth leader at the Young Israel of Stamford and have worked at Camp Gan Israel in Greenwich as a head counselor and bus monitor. I enjoy playing basketball, hanging out with friends, eating pizza, and of course, studying Torah. I am excited to be working at Agudath Sholom this year and getting to know the children of Junior Congregation. I look forward to having lots of fun and learning together.

Morah Abby Berk 

This fall, I will be a senior at SAR High School in Riverdale, NY.  During the year, I play for my school's indoor soccer team and have been captain for the past two years.  Also, I volunteer at the Friendship Circle a couple of Sundays every month, where I work with a girl who has special needs.  This past year, I took an art class in Hebrew calligraphy and continue to work on my skills over the summer.  I love spending time with kids and can't wait to spend another great year with Junior Congregation!

Morah Adina Cohen 
My name is Adina Cohen and I am an upcoming senior at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School For Girls. I love soccer, science and hanging out with friends. I am looking forward to another fun year with Junior Congregation. 

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, 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 

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
MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HS YOM IYUN-Tzom Gedalia, Sunday, September 8, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at the school (1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck). The Yom Iyun will begin with a shiur by keynote speaker Rabbi Yaakov Blau on the topic Everyone for Themselves? The Role of the Shleach Tzibbur on Rosh Hashana, followed by additional shiurim by members of
the Ma'ayanot faculty. Men and women are welcome.
SPIN-A-THON FUND RAISER FOR CANCER RESEARCH-Sunday, September15th at the JCC. Spin with Israeli Tom Peled who will stop in Stamford in his biking odyssey from Toronto to DC in memory of his dad who perished of cancer. Spin 1, 2 or 3 hours. 8:00 am to 11:00 am. All funds to Israel Cancer Research Fund. Fun for a serious purpose. For info: David Kweskin at, (203) 321-1006
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  

WOMEN'S BEREAVEMENT GROUP-Wednesday mornings at JFS, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor.  Gather to explore thoughts and feelings about grief in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, physical and spiritual support. Members will not only receive support and understanding for themselves but will also learn to provide the same to others. For more information, contact Rosemarie Delia at 203-921-4161 ext. 123 or email at


CAS Sisterhood Gift Shop

Gifts Shop New Fall Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12-2:00 pm

(Closed September 17-30) 

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