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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat/Sukkot 1st Days Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

301 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  (203) 358-2200  

Mikvah 203-964-1928 /  Eruv 203-324-3955

September 19-20, 2013
September 21, 2013
Shabbat Chol HaMoed

 15-16 Tishrei 5774

17 Tishrei

Shabbat Schedule







Coffee and Commentary


Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/ Jr. Cong/BMC
Code of Jewish Law
Daf Yomi
Shabbat Ends
Wednesday 9/25 - Hoshana Raba
Thursday 9/26 - Shmini Atzeret
Friday 9/27- Simchat Torah

CAS Quick Links

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
$100 Gift Certificate to KOSH
Look for the red box!


Chairs: Jessie and David Brand

Youth Chairs: Tamar Cohen, Rachelle Guy, Gabriella Lieberman and Jennifer Steinmetz

  • 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!

For extra aravot during chol hamoed, please contact 

   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! 

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


Wednesday, September 18

Candles                                     6:39 pm
Mincha                                               6:44 pm
Thursday, September 19-Day 1

Shacharit                          7:45/8:45 am
Daf Yomi                                            5:50 pm
Mincha                                      6:40 pm
Candles                            not before 7:38 pm
Friday, September 20-Day 2

Shacharit                          7:45/8:45 am
Daf Yomi                                            5:50 pm
Mincha                                     6:40 pm
Candles                                              6:36 pm
Ba'al Tefilla:      Chazzan Rafael Bokow 
Torah Readers:        Meir Attar, Daniel Jubas
Shabbat, September 21
Shacharit                          7:45/8:45 am
Kohelet                                               9:45 am
Sukkah Hopping                    4-5:30 pm
Daf Yomi                                            5:40 pm
Mincha                                     6:30 pm
Havdalah                                            7:36 pm
We are looking forward to a wonderful holiday.
Please join us on Thursday, Friday and Shabbat for kiddushim in the sukkah, as well as Shabbat 
seudah shlishit. O
ur Sukkah is open to everyone during the week of Chol Hamoed.

Sukkah Hop Schedule 5774

Shabbat, September 21, 2013


Mini Minyan/ Tot Shabbat Sukkah Hop (through grade 1) - led by Naama Herstic and Sara Malka Cohen; each child must be accompanied by a parent! 

1) Meet at the shul Sukkah at 4 pm301 Strawberry Hill Ave

2) Bahar - 46 Boxwood Drive

3) Schwartz - 43 Apple Tree Dr.

4) Sigman20 Pine Tree Drive - done at 5:30 


Jr. Congregation Hop (grades 2-4) - led by Zach Kfare and Abby Berk

1)Meet at the Karsch home at 4 pm - 60 Urban Street 

2) Jelen - 38 Urban Street       

3) Reicin- 179 East Lane

4) Rabbi Cohen - 15 Revonah Circle  - parent pick up 5:30 pm


B'nai Mitzvah Hop (grades 5-6) - led by Rabbi Parhi and Ellie Zucker

1) Meet at the Thau home at 4 pm - 142 East Lane

2) Jubas - 27 Urban Street

3) Karsch - 60 Urban Street

4) Rabbi Cohen - 15 Revonah Circle - parent pick up 5:30 pm


Jr. Teen Hop (grades 7-8)- led by Rabbi Jeiger

1) Meet at the Lieberman home at 4 pm - 426 Strawberry Hill Ave 

2) Attar - 196 5th Street

3) Finkelstein - 132 Revonah Ave.

4) Rabbi Cohen- 15 Revonah Circle - parent pick up 5:30 pm

Eruv Tavshilin Reminder for Wednesday:
Click here for the bracha and halachot
Click here for safety tips on a 3-Day Yom Tov/Shabbat

Mazal Tov to:

  • Natania & Dmitry Ostrovsky  on the birth of a baby boy last Shabbat. Mazal tov also to big brother Yaacov!

Thank You to:

  • Margie Abrams for organizing Sukkot Across Agudath, as well as to all the host families for more than 50 guests:
  • Margie & Bob Abrams, Rochel & Hecky Attar, Darona & Tzvi Bernstein, Judy & Jeff Cahn, Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Liat & Benji Karsch, Rica & Ari Lieberman, Maria & Glenn Reicin, and Sandy Weiner
  • Rabbi Jeiger,Chemda & Shakked Parhi, Inbar & Yafit, and all the children who decorated the shul sukkah!
  • Rad and crew for all their efforts to ensure that Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur ran smoothly, and for putting up our sukkah!

Shabbat Topics and Participants

Ba'al Tefillah
Chazzan Rafael Bokow
UsherRosalyn Sherman
Shabbat Torah Reader                                                           Avi Rosenbaum
Kohelet                                                           Ari Lieberman
Sermon 1st Day Sukkot
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Sermon 2nd Day Sukkot
Rabbi David Walk
Shabbat Shiur
Rabbi David Walk
Code of Jewish Law
Ari Lieberman
Shabbat Sermon
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Seudah Shlishit
The Joys of Kohelet                                                                                                  Rabbi David Walk
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages

the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund

Sanctuary Kiddush First Day
Ralph & Gloria Lotstein in memory of Ralph's parents
Chapel Kiddush First Day
Sanctuary Kiddush Second Day

Ron & Bonnie Nyman in memory of Ron's father Morton

Chapel Kiddush Second Day

Richard Schwartz, in gratitude to Hashem for his speedy recovery

Shabbat Sanctuary Kiddush (meat)

 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, to welcome Cantor Bokow 

Weekday Schedule

Daf Yomi

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


Sun 7/8:30 am, Mon-Tues 6:20/7:30 am, Wed 6:00/7:30 am, Thurs 7:45/8:45 am, Fri 8:45 am

Weekday Mincha
Sunday-Tuesday 6:40 pm, Wednesday 6:09 pm, Thursday 6:25 pm
Candles Next Friday
6:24 pm

CAS Announcements

Coming Soon...
Former Orthodox Union President STEPHEN J. SAVITSKY
Shabbat, October 4-5  
  • 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?

Young Couples Evening Out at Kosh
Saturday, October 12 at 8:15 pm
Please join the Young Couples for a night out at Kosh.
Come join us for appetizers or dinner.

Simchat Torah

Join us for a long-standing CAS tradition...

Be a sponsor...

Simchat Torah Dairy Lunch, Friday, September 27

Friday, September 27


Sponsorship Levels:

$180 Platinum I  $100 Gold I $ 50 Silver


Thanks to our sponsors (list as of Wednesday morning, 9/18):



Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Meredith & David Cohen

Nimrod & Rachel Dayan

Judy & Howard Goldstein

Maria & Glenn Reicin

Gayle & Howard Rothman

Barbara & Harry Webski

Gail & Gary Weitz

Hillary & Bob Zitter


Darona & Tzvi Bernstein

Jodi & Richard Boxer

Elise & Steven Cohen

Rachel & Ephraim Cohen

Stephanie & Howard Fogel

Julia & Eli Freedberg

Jill & Arthur Green

Joyce & Larry Haber


Shara & Rabbi David Israel

Rachel & Jay Jubas

Flora & Carl Kaufman

Yospa Lieberman

Barbara & Larry Miller

Toby Schaffer

Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut

Laura & Seth Tobin

Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher


Johanna & Selim Akyuz

Barbara & Ron Ashkenas

Rochel & Hecky Attar

Jessica & Adam Batkin

Janet & Andrew Bein

Debbie & Michael Berg

Karen & Ira Berk

Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky

Can Dyman

Sharon & Michael Feldstein

Tamara & Seymour Feurstein

Lynne & Steven Frenkel

Miriam & Joseph Gelb

Shira & Ethan Green

Rachel & Dan Haron

Shery & Barry Hertzberg

Tricia & Rob Hoff

Dorothy & Leon Jaiven

Monica & Eric Jankelovits

Judith & David Jelen

Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz

Abigail & Josh Kurtz  

Toby Lazarus & Allan Lichtenberg

Vered & Mark Links

Roz Mangot

Dinah Miller Marlowe & Seth Marlowe

Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron

Janice & Jake Meyer

Kori & Bill Meyers

Julie & Richard Morgulis

Shari & Jeffrey Mosenkis

Rona Orenstein-Moskowitz & David Moskowitz

Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus

Cara & Elliot Neumann

Jessica & Eliaz Niedober

Barbara Novak

Doreen & Howard Nusbaum

Anne Peskin

Carla & Guy Port

Jen & Ed Rosenfeld

Richard Schwartz

Rosalyn Sherman

Marti & Dan Sichel

 Sherry & Marc Silver

Beverly & David Stein

Janice Steinberg

Liba & Steven Steinmetz

Rachel & Howard Terk

Alisa & Jeremy Weisser

Howard Wolfe


Would you like to join this list? CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ON LINE!

Any remaining proceeds will benefit the shul kiddush fund

and extra food will be delivered to a local shelter

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

Rabbi Walk:

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

Monday: Hoshana Raba 12:20-1:10 pm BCDS Rm. 136 

Thursday: Masechet Megilla after mincha


*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


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

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.


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

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 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 

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,
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 
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE MITZVAH DAY-Sunday October 13, 10 am-1 pm, 770 High Ridge Rd, Stamford.  More info: 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 stamfordjudaicstudies@uconn.ed

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

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  


CAS Sisterhood Gift Shop

 Come browse our honey dishes, etrog boxes, havdalah sets, and even a play sukkah!

Last chance before the holidays: Tuesday 12-2 pm

(We will be closed September 18-30)

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