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 17, 2013Ki Teitzei

11 Elul  5773 

Shabbat Schedule









No Shiur or Coffee & Commentary this week


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


CAS Quick Links

 Rabbis'  Office Hours This Week

Rabbi David Walk
Thursday: 5:35-6:35 pm
There will be a meeting of the High Holiday Men's Choir in the Sanctuary this Sunday at
10:30 am. For more info, 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.

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
7th-8th grade
Shabbat Afternoon
August 31, 5-6:30 pm
Meet your new Teen Directors, Miriam & Josh Sperber!
Homemade treats and more:
500 Newfield Avenue #2D
9th-12th grade
Saturday, August 31, 9 pm, CAS
Join your new Teen Directors, Josh & Miriam Sperber, for
pizza-making and special selichot

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 

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.

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. 
Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen | 203-252-8252
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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
followed by a dessert reception

In addition to the regular 7:35 minyan,there will be a 7:15 mincha preceding the lecture and a late maariv afterwards.
All Monday night minyanim will be held in the Sanctuary.



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.

Save the Date:

 Sukkot Family Sushi Demo & BBQ

Sunday, September 22, 4-6:30 pm

  • 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
Torah ReadersAdam Berman, Charlie Thau
Mitchell Bell
Returning a Lost Child                                                                                             Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Perek on the Patio
Perek 2                                                                                                                     Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish Law
                                                 Ari Lieberman
Seudat Shlishit
                                                                                                   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

Chapel Kiddush
the shul
Sanctuary Kiddush
the shul; herring by Hershel Herring
Seudath Shlishit
 Rochel & Hecky Attar in honor of the Sheva Brachot of Aliza & Danny Nabatian
Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

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

Weekday Mincha
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

7:25 pm

CAS Announcements 

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: 

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

Monday: Parsha noon cancelled this week  

Tuesday: Psalms 9:00 am  cancelled this week  

Wednesday: Meditation 9:00 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!

    BBQ dinner and socializing in the sukkah!

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Yehuda 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

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 OsneZechariya 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 ShandelPlease recite psalm 47 for Marlene Gatz, a BCDS mother battling cancer. The text is here.

Community Announcements 

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, 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, (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

Gift Shop New Fall Hours 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-2 pm

(Closed September 17-30)

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