Wow! I cannot think of a better occasion than Sukkot to share our success as a shul in giving back to the community.
Sukkot is the holiday when we affirm G-d as the source of our bounty and reach out to insure blessings for everyone. Every Jew is welcome into the Sukkah. We read the book of Ecclesiastics to highlight that the roots of happiness lie not in what we accumulate but in what we share with others
Thank G-d, under the leadership of our chairs, Jesse and David Brand and teen chairs Tamar Cohen, Rachelle Guy, Gabriella Lieberman and Jessica Steinmetz we have collected over 100 bags of food for the JFS Kosher Food Pantry. This is over double the amount of last year!
Also, in a new initiative with Harvest Now and under the leadership of Jim Benjamin and Meredith Cohen, we have harvested over 113 pounds of vegetables. The produce is delivered to a local food shelter. G-d and the ground keep giving. This is the first time we as a shul have planted a garden and given our harvest during the Sukkot season. Yasher Koach!
It is amazing what we can do with some inspiration and dedication.
Enjoy the holiday and wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and early Shabbat Shalom!
*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
Mini Minyan (Age 3- Grade 1)-Youth Classroom 10:30 am
Jr. Congregation (Grades 2-4)-Chapel 10:30 am
B'nai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6)-Cantor's Office 10:30 am
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An Action Packed September...
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.
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.
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We wish the following people a Refuah Sheleima. Please have them in your prayers:
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Aviva bat Etta, 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.
MEET MICHAL SMART, NEW DIRECTOR OF JUDAIC STUDIES AT BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL-Saturday, October 5, 3:30-5:30 pm. The community is cordially invited to an oneg shabbat at the home of Rachel and Jay Jubas on the afternoon of October 5th in celebration of Michal Smart being appointed as Director of Judaic Studies at Bi-Cultural Day School. RSVP to Eve Nachman at 203-329-2186, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE MITZVAH DAY-Sunday October 13, 10 am-1 pm, 770 High Ridge Rd, Stamford. More info: www.friendshipdayct.com or (203) 329-0015.
2013 LOUIS J. KURIANSKY ANNUAL CONFERENCE-Tuesday, October 22, 7-9:00 pm. Scholar-in-Residence The Most Reverend Monsignor David M. Jaeger, Prelate Auditor of the Roman Rota and long-time liaison between the Vatican and Israel. Msgr. Jaeger's keynote, My Twenty Years Negotiating Between the Vatican and Israel: Lessons for Peace in the Land, will be followed by an interfaith discussion with local religious leaders (including Rabbi Hammerman from Temple Beth El) entitled, The Role of Religion in a Secular Society. There will be a preconference community reception and supper (Kosher) at 6:00 pm. $5 lecture/$20 lecture & supper. Free for local students, educators, and non-profit professionals, but advance registration required. More info: (203) 251-9525/0184 or email@example.com
WESTCHESTER HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE-Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 pm. 856 Orienta Ave, Mamaroneck. Info: Shari Levitan, Director of Admissions, (914) 698-0806 #308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKING GENERATIONS OF THE SHOAH-Our 2nd Generation Group began in July 2012. We are a group of approximately fifty members ranging in age from 40 and up and we come from all over CT and Westchester County. Our monthly meetings take place in Westport, CT (usually at the UJA offices) every second Tuesday of the month. Spouses of 2G members as well as 3rd Generation often attend our general meetings. In our first year of existence, we have made great strides. In addition to creating our mission statement, "To honor the spirit and courage of our parents and those who perished or survived and rebuilt their lives. And to remember them and dedicate in their honor good works and healing deeds to benefit and enlighten future generations so the horrors of the Shoah will never be revisited upon humanity" we are also exploring and sharing the unique experiences, awareness, bonds, burdens, and responsibilities that come with being Children of Holocaust survivors. As we journey into our second year together, we realize even more how much great community depends on great conversation and that we are witnesses in ourselves to something far greater than ourselves.Please come and join us. For further contact information call: Ann Cohn at 203-762-0058 (home) or 203-984-6667 (cell)
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
Come browse our honey dishes, etrog boxes, havdalah sets, and even a play sukkah!