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,
Tonight's 7:40 minyan will be the last late minyan this summer.
In the spirit if Elul I wanted to share this poem by Gary Ryan Blair. As it is written, "Seek out G-d when He can be found, call upon Him when He is near," (Isaiah 55:6) and during this season his presence and our potential are more prominent than ever.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE to change. to fall in love. to tell the truth. to get in shape. to simplify your life. to act with integrity. to do the right thing. to enjoy the journey. to expand your mind. to dream big dreams. to make a comeback. to ask for forgiveness. to live happily ever after. to take full responsibility. to create a breakthrough. to honor your commitments. to break out of a comfort zone. to expose yourself to greatness. to commit your life to excellence. to be what you might have been. to start heading in the right direction. to make a significant contribution to society. to make everything you say, think and do count. It's never to late to do anything, just a little later than it was! Dreams deferred are dreams that die - a process that can take the dreamer along with them. The good news is that it's never too late to revisit, and relive, one's deepest desires.
Interactive Sushi demo with world-renowned Chef Geoff Lazlo
Everyone makes their own vegetarian sushi roll!
Delicious BBQ dinner in our beautiful shul sukkah!
$12 per member child under age 10
$15 per member adult | $18 per non-member
Price includes sushi demo and BBQ dinner
Mazal Tov to:
Rivka & Rabbi David Walk on the birth of Kaveh David to Rivka's son and daughter-in-law, Yoni and Leora Weiner of Boulder, Colorado
Shari & Jeff Mosenkis on the birth of Shia Israel, Yoshiahu Yisrael. Mazal tov also to big sister Maggie!
Cindy & Jamie Flynn on the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Torre, to John Pinho
the Attar and Lieberman families on the occasion of the marriage of their niece/granddaughter Aliza Nemetsky to Danny Nabatian
Nesiah Tovah to:
Stanley Block and Philip Steinmetz as they begin a Mechina/IDF program; Saul Feit, who will be studying at Netiv Aryeh
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Cantor Rafael Bokow
Adam Berman, Charlie Thau
Returning a Lost Child Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Perek on the Patio
Perek 2 Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish Law
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
Leah & Gregory Miller in honor of their cousin Julie Friedmann on her engagement; the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
the shul; herring by Hershel Herring
Rochel & Hecky Attar in honor of the Sheva Brachot of Aliza & Danny Nabatian
Sunday 7:45 am, Monday-Wednesday, Friday 7:00 am, Thursday 7:30 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30 am, Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am
Sunday-Thursday 7:35 pm; Thursday: additional early 7:15 mincha preceding R. Ehrenkranz' lecture, late maariv to follow-all Thursday night minyanim in Sanctuary
Candles Next Friday
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Rabbi Cohen: email@example.com
CAS Summer Classes
Sunday: Bible from the Beginning 9:15-10:00 amcancelled this week
Monday: Parshanooncancelled this week
Tuesday: Psalms9:00 am cancelled this week
Wednesday: Meditation9:00 am cancelled this week
Thursday: Guide to the Siddur- 9:00 am
Thursday: Masechet Megilla - 1 hour before mincha Rabbi Cohen:
Friday: Taste of Torah 8:15 am cancelled this week
Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr.Cong. continue all summer long. All other groups - see you August 31!
Introducing a new feature-meet the leaders of our various youth groups!
Meet Our Fabulous Leaders
This week's featured leaders:
Miriam Sperber - Co-Teen Director
Hey everyone, my name is Miriam and I am your new co-Teen Director for 2013/2014! I cannot believe that a year has gone by since my husband Josh and I moved into this warm and welcoming community. Since we arrived in Stamford I have run the Mini Minyan at CAS on Shabbat mornings and it was a wonderful experience. Here are some things you might not know about me...I was born in Montreal (Canada for those who don't know) and I am fluent in French. I graduated from Stern College and FIT with a double major in Art and Fashion Design and this past year I was able to share my passion for art as a teacher at the Chabad Gan. I am extremely excited to have been asked to coordinate the Teen's programming for the coming year. It's a thrill to jump in and create fun and exciting Shabbat programs for our teens. I look forward to a very successful and rewarding year. Can't wait to meet you all!!!
Josh Sperber - Co-Teen Director
Hello CAS teens and families, my name is Josh and along with my wife Miriam I will be running the Senior and Junior Teen programs for this coming year. About a year ago I got married, moved to CT and started a new job, many changes that came upon me in the span of a few months. My hopes are for this year that through amazing event planning, a fulfilling Teen Minyan, and a great participative Teen Board we will be able to make many changes within our teen program for the good. This past year I led the Junior Congregation programs with much success and I hope to bring the same to the teen programs. I grew up in Fresh Meadows, New York and attended NYIT where I studied Business management. Currently I work for a barter company as a Trade Director. I can't wait to every one of you and get to know you on a personal basis.
Upcoming Holiday Youth and Family Events at CAS:
Saturday, August 31st, 5-6:30 pm,
500 Newfield Avenue #2D
. Junior Teens (7th and 8th grade):
Meet your new Teen Directors, Miriam & Josh Sperber!
Homemade treats and more!
Saturday, August 31st, 9 pm, CAS. Senior Teens (High School):
Join your new Teen Directors, Josh & Miriam Sperber, for
pizza-making and special selichot
Sunday, September 15th 9:30-10:30 am. Sukkah Decorating and Breakfast!
Shabbat, September 21st 4:30-6:00 pm. Sukkah Hop & Learning Event. Join us for learning and hopping on a special Sukkot experience.
Sunday, September 22nd 4-6:30 pm. WELCOME BACK FAMILY EVENT IN THE SUKKAH!
Learn how to make vegetarian sushi rolls with world-renowned chef Geoff Lazlo, then eat them!
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
Maryashe bat Maryashe, 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 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.
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.
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 topicEveryone 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, September 15th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org