Erev Rosh Hashana (Wednesday, September 4) from 6 am - 5 pm. Please bring your own towel.
The fee for usage is $10.00.
USHERS STILL NEEDED
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.
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.
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
CAS is offering a free mezuzah and home visit to postthis sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen: email@example.com
CAS Classes 9/8-9/12
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 203-921-4161.
JFS WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CAS Sisterhood Gift Shop
We have Honey Dishes, Etrog Boxes, and Havdalah Sets