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Wednesday, September 4, 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

September 5-6, 2013
September 7, 2013
Rosh Hashana
Shabbat Shuva-Ha'azinu

  1-2 Tishrei 5774

 3 Tishrei 5774

Shabbat Schedule









Coffee & Commentary
Future Tots/Tot Shabbat/
Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/
B'nai Mizvah Club
Teen Minyan 
Daf Yomi  
Shabbat Shuva Drasha   
Shabbat Ends
Saturday-Shabbat Shuva
Sunday-Tzom Gedalia

CAS Quick Links

The High Holiday Men's Choir will meet in the Sanctuary Monday night 9/9, at 7:30 pm. For more info, please contact Izzy Lustig.
If you have a child who is studying in Israel for the year, Rabbi Cohen would love to keep in touch. Please send your child's phone number and email to
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Free High Holiday Services 

Thursday, September 5, 4 pm:

Free Rosh Hashana Service

with Shofar Blowing at the Atria (77 3rd Street) with Rabbi David Walk


Saturday, September 14, 4-5 pm: Free Yom Kippur Service at CAS with Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Register online

The Men's Mikvah will be open
Erev Rosh Hashana (Wednesday, September 4) from 6 am - 5 pm. Please bring your own towel.
The fee for usage is $10.00.
We need your support to ensure we offer both a welcoming experience 
and maintain the decorum, dignity and safety of our services on the High Holidays.  We are grateful to Elisheva Kilner for organizing the ushers but she is in serious need of your participation. One hour of your time will make a difference.
Please contact Elisheva at if you can assist.

    A new year brings new beginnings and opportunities. The next ten days afford a chance to start a fresh path in our relationship to G-d and man. Maimonides teaches that G-d grants us forgiveness for the past if we approach him with sincerity and resolution to become better people. Spend some time in the next few days identifying goals and strategies for the coming year to ensure spiritual success.

   It also a time to make amends with people we may have offended or hurt in some way. It is not easy to swallow our pride and seek forgiveness but we must try. In contrast, we must be open to forgive. It is not uncommon for me to be approached to broker a fractured relationship through a three way meeting and I am available to discuss if I can be helpful. When we let go and heal, we not only bring peace but arouse the mercy of G-d to forgive us as well. 

   Diane and I are looking forward to seeing you over the holidays and wish you and your families a Ketiva V'Chatima Tova, Shana Tova and happy and healthy New Year. 

   One of the main mitzvot of this season is tzedakah. Please consider a generous contribution to our annual Yom Kippur Appeal. We count on your support for the ongoing operations of the shul. Your gift is in investment in our future and also one of the special ways to grantee a year of blessing for you and your family. Here is a link to the Yom Kippur Appeal site.

Thank you in advance for your generosity,

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


Wednesday, September 4

Men's Mikvah Open    6am-5pm
bring own towel/$10

Wednesday, September 4

Candles                              7:03 pm
Mincha                                        7:08 pm
Thursday, September 5

Library                                         6:00 am
Torah Readers:         Arthur Smith
Sanctuary                                   8:00 am
                                     Ethan Green
Heyman Chapel                         8:30 am
Tashlich in Revonah Woods
5:00 pm
Mincha                              7:05 pm
Candles                   not before 8:02 pm
Friday, September 6

Library                                         6:00 am
Torah Readers:        Arthur Smith
Sanctuary                                   8:00 am
                                    Ethan Green 
Heyman Chapel                         8:30 am
Mincha                              7:05 pm
Candles                                       7:00 pm
Baalei Tefila:                         
Cantor Jerry Markovitz                           
    Steven Cohen,
 Michael Feldstein, Sandy Shapiro
Head Usher 
 Elisheva Kilner
Saturday, September 7 
Chapel                               8:00 am
Sanctuary                                    9:00 am
Shabbat Shuva Drasha   6:00 pm
Mincha                                        6:55 pm
Havdalah                           8:00 pm
Selichot                                     10:00 pm
Sunday, September 8

Fast begins                                  5:04 am
Selichot                6:30 am/10 pm
Shacharit                           7:00/8:30 am
Mincha                              6:50 pm
Fast Ends                                     7:50 pm


 Sunday, September 8 

Old Cemetery     9:15 am            New Cemetery   9:45 am
Independent Lodge         10:45 am


Chairs: Jessie and David Brand

Youth Chairs: Tamar Cohen, Rachelle Guy,

Gabriella Lieberman and Jennifer Steinmetz


What better way to do an important mitzvah than in connection with the High Holidays? CAS's Chesed Committee is organizing a food drive from August 29 through September 22 to benefit Jewish Family Service. This important agency's shelves are bare and in dire need of replenishment Please include items for JFS's food pantry in your High Holiday shopping!

  • Please return the requested food, in bags, to the Shul lobby coat closet.
  • Delivery of donated items to JFS will take place on Sunday, September 22. 
Suggested Kosher Grocery List:

*cereal *peanut butter *jelly/jam *canned vegetables *canned fruit *canned

soups (not broth) *canned tuna *canned salmon *canned beans *pasta &
 sauce *rice *applesauce *dry milk *pancake mix and syrup *juice
*jello/pudding *coffee and tea *Shabbat candles * hotel/sample size toiletries
 For questions, please contact Event Chairs Jessie and David Brand

 at or call Agudath Sholom at (203) 358-2200


Thank you for your support and Shana Tova!


Wednesday Evening, September 11, 8 pm.  

Rabbi Shalom Hammer

Awakenings in Israel and the Implications for Return Worldwide

Thank You to:

  • Monica & Eric Jankelovits for hosting tashlich this Thursday

Nesiah Tovah to:

  • Sarah Marlowe, who will making aliyah this week 

Shabbat Topics and Participants

Coffee & CommentaryRabbi David Walk
UsherMitchell Bell
Torah ReadersTeen Minyan-Yoni Israel                                                                                  David Cohen, Ethan Green
Rabbi David Walk
Shabbat Shuva Drasha
I Coulda Been a Contender: Human Greatness and Yom Kippur                                Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Seudah Shlishit
The 4th Chapter of Hilchot Teshuva                                                                              Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush

the Mainzer family wishing everyone a healthy 5774

Seudah Shlishit

the shul

Sanctuary bima flowers
Gary Weitz and family in memory of his mother, Harriet Weitz;
the Fischel family and Rosalie & Gary Stone in memory of David Fischel
Sanctuary stand flowers
Carol & Michael Rosmarin in honor of their grandchildren
Danielle Spitz, Stella Spitz, Jake Spitz, Emma Daffner and Justin Daffner

Chapel flowers

Barbara & Ron Ashkenas in honor of their children and grandchildren and in memory of their dear departed parents, Evelyn & Edward Weinberger and 

Sylvia & Harold Ashkenas and Barbara's dear brother, Kenneth

Weekday Schedule


Sunday 6:30 am/10 pm, Monday-Thursday 6 am/10 pm, Friday 6:15 am

Daf Yomi

Sunday 7:30 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am


Sunday 7:00/8:30 am, Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am

Weekday Mincha
Sunday 6:50 am, Monday-Thursday 7:05 pm
Candles Next Friday
6:48 pm

CAS Announcements

PRE-YOM KIPPUR TESHUVA LECTURE-Wednesday Evening, September 11, 8 pm.  Rabbi Shalom Hammer: Awakenings in Israel and the Implications for Return Worldwide

  • Friday night dinner and presentation: Will We Fail or Seize the Moment? The Future of American Orthodoxy. Dinner - 7:15 pm. $25 adult and $15 for children 12 and under

  • Shabbat Sermon: The Torah's Secret Mitzvah for Success

  • Seudah Shlishit: Being an Observant Jew: Burden or Privilege?


Reserve Your Lulav/Etrog Set Now!

Click here! 

Deadline: Thursday,September 12 | Pick up: September 15/16

On Saturday, September 21, the Sisterhood wants everyone in our congregation enjoying their Shabbat afternoon having Sukkot lunch with other members of our shul, at homes across the community.
Come be a part of Sukkot as it's supposed to be...within the beauty and spirituality of the sukkah, enjoying friends, old and new.
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!)

More information: Margie Abrams, 

For all ages! 

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

Register here for sushi demo and BBQ


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:

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:

CAS Classes 9/8-9/12 

Rabbi Walk:

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

Monday: The 10 Days 12:20-1:10 pm BCDS Rm. 136
Tuesday: Yom Kippur and Selichot
7:30 pm preceded by office hours at 6:30 pm

Thursday: Masechet Megilla after mincha

Rabbi Cohen:

Tuesday: The Path of the Just 8:15 am

                Teshuva Themes in the Weekly Torah Portion noon



Michal Smart, BCDS Director of Judaic Studies

Tuesday: A Four-Fold Song - Spiritual Autobiography Workshop 9:00 am at CAS 

The High Holidays are a perfect opportunity to take stock of our lives and perhaps redirect.  In this one hour workshop, we will study Rav Kook's inspirational poem, A Four-Fold Song, in which he paints a profoundly deep picture of what it means to live an engaged Jewish life.  The workshop will also provide an opportunity for self-reflection about your own "song of life" at this moment, and ways in which you seek to grow in the new year.




Shana Tova u'Metuka!
Rosh Hashana groups for all ages
(includes a light lunch-please pick up your child promptly!)
*Please sign your child up for groups again even if you already have in past years.  We will be following new safety protocols and as such we need you to sign up your children here.


Tot Shabbat (Toddlers-Age 3)-Library                      10:30 am-1:30 pm 

Mini Minyan (Age 3- Grade 1)-Youth Classroom           10:30 am-1:30 pm

Jr. Congregation (Grades 2-4)-*Sukkah*                    10:30 am-1:30 pm

B'nai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6)-Cantor's Office       10:30 am-1:30 pm


Don't miss the first Teen Minyan of the Year!

This Shabbat, September 7, grades 7-12, 9:30 am

Parents, encourage your kids to come daven, hear Yoni Israel lein, and enjoy a special hot kiddush with their friends and new Teen Directors Miriam & Josh Sperber!

About 10 Junior Teens joined the Sperbers at their apartment Saturday afternoon for a get-together.


Nearly 20 Senior Teens joined the Sperbers at the pizza and selichot program Saturday night. 


Let's keep the momentum building! 


If you or your teens have not been receiving the special Teen emails, please


The next Teen event is the SR. TEEN FISHING TRIP (grades 9-12),

September 15, 3:30-9:00 pm with a prize awarded to the person who catches the biggest fish!   Sign up here.

An Action Packed September...

13 - 14 Yom Kippur - Friday night groups for Mini Minyan and Jr. Cong. for 1 hour after Kol Nidrei.

Yom Kippur day- groups for all ages 10:30-1:30 including a light lunch.

15 - Decorate our Shul Sukkah - 9:30-10:30 am join Morah Chemda Parhi and our new Israeli girls for decorating and a bagel and chocolate milk breakfast for all volunteers.  (All ages are invited) Click here to see. 

15 - SR. TEEN FISHING TRIP (grades 9-12) 3:30-9:00 pm. Sign up online.

19 - 21 Sukkot/ Shabbat Chol Hamoed - Groups for all ages 10:30 until the conclusion of shul.

21 - Sukkah Hop - 4-5:30 pm - Learning, stories and snacks with your favorite leaders.  If you want to be on the route please email R. Jeiger asap.  For more info please click here

22 - SUSHI DEMO & BBQ - 4-6:30 pm - Learn the fine art of making your own Sushi, make vegetarian rolls to eat and then enjoy a bountiful BBQ in our fabulous Sukkah!  This is a shul wide event - all people welcome!  Please sign up here.

26 -28  Simchat Torah/ Shabbat - enjoy special early youth Hakafot for the younger children, special Youth Hakafot during the adult Hakafot for the older children, candies, snacks, treats and so much more.


If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment

by sponsoring a special "kiddush" in their honor, contact me at


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

Moshe Adam ben Rachel , an IDF  lone soldier in a coma, 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 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 

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.
THE RACE TO COLLEGE- Mondays, September 30., November 4. and December 2 at 5:30 pm. Pre-planning for college for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their parents conducted by Claire Friedlander, Jewish Family Service College Consultant at Harry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford. Free and open to the community. For more information, contact Claire Friedlander at or call 203-921-4161.
-Monday, October 7th, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Whole Foods Market, 150 Ledge Road, Darien. In partnership with Whole Foods Market of Darien and the Stamford JCC, JFS will be presenting this seminar to address issues in general health and well-being through four, thirty-minute presentations by guest speakers, followed by questions from the attendees. Presented in loving memory of Netta Stern, former JFS Psychotherapist and Director of Clinical Services. Free to the community. For more information, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services at 203-921-4161 or email at 
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

 We have Honey Dishes, Etrog Boxes, and Havdalah Sets


Gift Shop Hours Next Week

Sunday: 9-11 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12-2 pm

(We will be closed September 18-30)

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