One of the main themes in this week's Parsha is leadership. On the one hand, Noach merits to be saved from the flood due to his righteousness. On the other hand, in contrast to Avraham, he isolates himself from the world and does not possess the vision and will to save even more people beyond his family. Nations rise and fall based on the quality of leadership. The Jewish people follow the Abrahamic model staying rooted in tradition yet seeking to build and broaden community. Our congregation is a member of the Orthodox Union, the national body of synagogues. We are privileged this Shabbat to host the Chairman of the Board, Steve Savitsky. I encourage everyone to hear him over the course of Shabbat. We are looking forward to Steve's visit to our community! His wisdom, vision and engaging personality will spark ideas and renewed appreciation for our role as Orthodox Jews in the modern world.
I had the pleasure of hosting Steve and his wife Genie as a Rabbi in West Hartford and Denver and know that our congregation will be motivated and moved not only by his words but model for menschlechkeit and leadership within the national Jewish community. Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Will We Fail or Seize the Moment? The Future of American Orthodoxy
Shabbat Sermon - 11 am
The Torah's Secret Mitzvah for Success
Seudah Shlishit - 6:30 pm
Being an Observant Jew: Burden or Privilege?
Stephen J. Savitsky of Hewlett, LI, served three two-year terms as Orthodox Union President and is now Chairman of the Board. He has also been President of the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway; founder and President of the Kew Gardens Hills Eruv; President of Congregation Ansche Chesed in Hewlett, Long Island; and Chairman of the Board of Mesivta Ohr Torah, Forest Hills. He is currently President and Chairman of the Board of ATC Health Care Services. He graduated from Yeshiva University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from The Bernard Baruch Graduate School of Business of CUNY with a specialization in finance and marketing.
CAS Fifth Annual Women's Scholar Program
begins next week!
A five-part series with Professor Smadar Rosensweig,
professor of Bible at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University
The Personalities in Sefer Shmuel
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13, 7:30 pm
Stephen & Carol Handelman, Dinah & Seth Marlowe, Cindy & David Pitkoff - Teen Kiddush
Chesed - Fred Baer
Our Yom Kippur Appeal donors. Please go here to make or fulfill your pledge.
Mazal Tov to:
Ruth & Peter Hendelmen on the bat mitzvah this past Shabbat of their granddaughter Alexa Dersovitz, daughter of Nicole & Brian Dersovitz
Judith Altmann, co-winner of the ADL's 2013 Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award, to be presented on Sunday, October 20, in Greenwich
Owen & Ruth Gottfried on the marriage of Shoshana to Reuben Morrow
Lillian, Robert, Richard and Roy Moskowitz on the death of their beloved husband and father, Dr. Henry Moskowitz
Rita Edelston and Margie Abrams on the loss of their beloved husband and father, Martin Edelston
Shabbat Topics and Participants
Chazzan Raphael Bokow
Will We Fail or Seize the Moment? The Future of American Orthodoxy Steven J. Savitsky
Art Green, Noah Green, Jay Jubas, Judd Love, Simcha Rubin
Code of Jewish Law
Being an Observant Jew: Burden or Privilege? Steven J. Savitsky
Thanks to this Week's Sponsors...
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
the Linda Beson Nursing Educational Fund
Liba & Steve Steinmetz, in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Sol Steinmetz, Yekutiel Tzvi ben Chananya Yom Tov Lipa;
Jonathan & Rivka Caro in honor of the aufruf of their son Reuben Morrow on his marriage to Shoshana, daughter of Owen & Ruth Gottfried and the late Marsha Cohen Gottfried. Shoshana is also the granddaughter of the late Jac & Annette Cohen.
Lena & Ethan Babayev in memory of Ethan's mother, Frida Babayev
Teen Minyan Kiddush
The Green Family, in honor of Noah's Bar Mitzvah anniversary
The Lieberman and Attar families in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of
Rabbi Avraham Lieberman, A"H
Sunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
Sunday 7:15/8:30 am, Monday-Friday 6:30/7:30 am
Sunday-Thursday 6:20 pm, Friday 6:06 pm
Candles Next Friday
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Classes Start Next Week!
Bible from the Beginning. 9:15 am-Rabbi David Walk. In this ongoing survey of the Torah, we discuss issues in the Bible, verse by verse. Soon beginning Numbers, we will continue our leisurely journey through the Chumash during the year.
Dvar Yom B'Yomo. 12:20 pm (BCDS)-Rabbi David Walk. Take an in-depth look at one topical issue each week, either from the weekly Torah portion or an upcoming Jewish holiday. No class next week.
*Beginning Hebrew* 7:30 pm- Ben-Zion Soifer. Starts October 7.
Sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program
Mishna Brura-Laws of Tefilah. Mondays, 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk. No class next week.
Power of the Prophets. 8:15 am-Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
Take a closer look at Jewish history you thought you knew. Explore the divided kingdom of Israel through an in-depth study of Kings 1. Plumb the nuances and themes of the text and gain modern messages.
*The Depth of Genesis* 9:00 am- Rabbi Daniel Cohen. Starts October 8.
Join for an in depth study of the Book of Bereishit. Explore the roots of Creation, G-d's Plan for the Universe and the Mystery of the Garden of Eden. This text- based class is open to all backgrounds and will delve into the mutiples layers of meaning in the Torah.
Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms. 12:00 pm-Rabbi Daniel Cohen. Glean relevant life messages from the weekly Torah portion in this engaging and upbeat class. Get a spiritual and physical midday boost!
*Prayer Primer* 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk. Starts October 8.
The history, development and philosophy of the laws of Tefillah.
Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla. 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk.This class focuses on the tractates which discuss the laws of Purim and reading and writing Torah scrolls. No class next week.
*Back to Basics-The Joys of Kosher Living* October 31, November 14, November 28 and December 12, 7:30 pm - Rabbi Daniel Cohen. Explore fundamentals of Judaism in an open and warm environment. Whatever your background, you will gain a deeper understanding of the timeless idea and practices within our faith. Topics will Include: Mindful Eating; The Kosher Kitchen; Blessings; Oreos, Gatorade and Keeping Kosher in 2013.
In special appreciation for their efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.Men's Club is hard at work organizing CAS's yearly show of appreciation to our local first responders. A full Thanksgiving feast served to them at their station houses!
Volunteers are needed to help on Thursday, November 28:
Thursday Morning, 9:00 - 11:00 am: Prepare the Empire turkeys and trimmings in CAS's kitchen.
Midday : 11:25 am - Meet at CAS to pack up & transport all of the food to the first responders stations
Afternoon : 12:00 pm - Help serve a full Thanksgiving feast to our city's first responders.
Everyone is encouraged to come out & take part in this
genuine expression of appreciation to our local first responders!
For more info, contact Mitchell Bell: email@example.com
Save the date! The CAS Annual Dinner will take place on Sunday, March 23, 2014
*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)-*Sukkah* 10:30 am
B'nai Mitzvah Club (Grades 5-6)-Cantor's Office 10:30 am
Teen Minyan (Grades 7-12)-back of Social Hall 9:30 am
The next Teen Event is the CHOPPED ALL-STARS TEEN CHALLENGE - Sunday, November 3,1-4 pm. Do you have what it takes to create a three course meal using mandatory basket ingredients?
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE.
All Teens are eligible. SIGN UP NOW.$15/person for an afternoon of fun, challenges and,hopefully,great food!
PUT YOUR SKILLS TO THE TEST AND AVOID THE DREADED CHOPPING BLOCK!
If you or your teens have not been receiving the special Teen emails, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" in their honor, contact email@example.com.
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 Elye ben Nechama Liba, Aviva bat Etta, Moshe Adam ben Rachel, 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.
Final Simchat Torah Luncheon Sponsorship List - Thanks to all our sponsors!
Diane & Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Nimrod & Rachel Dayan
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Meg & Yoav Haron
Liat and Benjy Karsch
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Barbara & Harry Webski
Gail & Gary Weitz
Hillary & Bob Zitter
Margie & Bob Abrams
The Baer Family
Dina & Paul Berger
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Jodi & Richard Boxer
CAS Men's Club
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
The Listokin Family
Susan & Len Mark
Barbara & Larry Miller
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Shelley & Eddie Senker
Laura & Seth Tobin
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Doris & Elliot Weiss
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Rochel & Hecky Attar
Darren, Maya and Rachel Bahar
Daniella & Mitchel Balsam
Jessica & Adam Batkin
Janet & Andrew Bein
Albert Bensimon Mary Lee and Jeff Benson
Debbie & Michael Berg
Karen & Ira Berk
Heidi & Evan Bernstein
Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
Elie & Ziona Doft
Sharon & Michael Feldstein
Claudine & Stuart Feurstein
Tamara & Seymour Feurstein
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Meryl & David Gordon
Shira & Ethan Green
Kayla & Leon Hanna
Rachel & Dan Haron
Shery & Barry Hertzberg
Tricia & Rob Hoff
Maruja & Allon Ivri
Dorothy & Leon Jaiven
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Danielle & Yehuda Jeiger
Judith & David Jelen
Joane & Glenn Karow
Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
Abigail & Josh Kurtz
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Toby Lazarus & Allan Lichtenberg
Ari & Rica Lieberman
Vered & Mark Links
Rhonda & Judd Love
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
Leah & Peter Munk
Eve & Sid Nachman
Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
Cara & Elliot Neumann
Jessica & Eliaz Niedober
Barbara & Larry Novak
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Chemda & Shakked Parhi
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Carla & Guy Port
Jen & Ed Rosenfeld
Daisy & Ralph Schaeffer
Jeff & Angelika Schlanger
Samantha & Zachary Schnelwar
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Rachel & Rich Seligson
The Shavrick Family
Marti & Dan Sichel
Rebecca & Eric Sigman
Sherry & Marc Silver
The Sloyer Family
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Rebecca & Evan Stulberger
Rachel & Howard Terk
Danielle & Steven Thau
Rivka & Rabbi David Walk
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Emily & Michael Wirgin
Shira & Mitchell Zucker
ONEG AT THE JUBAS'S-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 occasion of Mrs. Michal Smart being appointed as Director of Judaic Studies at Bi-Cultural Day School. Light refreshments and desserts will be served. Both adults and children are invited.
YOUNG ISRAEL OF STAMFORD FAMILY BEIT MIDRASH PROGRAM-Sunday, October 6th, Young Israel of Stamford, 69 Oaklawn Avenue, 6 - 7:30 pm (includes light dinner.) Professor Yuval Sinai, "Is Democracy Kosher? What Do Our Texts Have To Say About The Ideal Jewish Society." Kids Program for grades 3-4: Israel and Hebrew Club with Chemda Parhi. All are welcome to join this free program.
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
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR YOUR PRESCHOOL CHILD-Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30pm. Opening program: "New Friends, New Year." Bi-Cultural Day School, 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joanne Karow, Director of Admissions: email@example.com or 203-329-2186. Please visit us at www.bcds.org
100 Prospect Street. Young Israel of Stamford urges the community to join in solidarity. Cynthia Ohana deserves the right to remarry. Please click here for more info.
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE MITZVAH DAY-Sunday October 13, 10 am-1 pm, 770 High Ridge Rd, Stamford. More info:
JHS BOOK TALK: FDR AND THE JEWS BY RICHARD BREITMAN AND ALLAN J. LICHTMAN-Wednesday, October 16, 10 am. JHS Library at the JCC. Presenter: Marilyn Schwartz. For more info, call Marcie Schoenfeld at 203-359-9148
PRESCRIBING FOR A NATION; EXAMINING THE INTERPLAY OF ISRAELI HEALTH CARE & JEWISH LAW-Sunday, October 20, 9 am-3 pm. Medical Ethics Society Conference 2013. Wilf Campus. Go to http://yumedicalethics.com
ADL AWARD RECEPTION-Sunday, October 20. The Anti-Defamation League will hold its annual Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award Reception in Greenwich. Judith Altmann will be honored at this event. For more information, please contact Janet Magid, Associate Development Director at (203) 288-6500 x313 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE-Sunday, October 27, 10am-12pm. Children's activities during program sponsored by PJ Library and supervised by kindergarten teachers. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joanne Karow, Director of Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-329-2186. Please visit us at www.bcds.org
LOAVES OF LOVE MEGA CHALLAH BAKE-
Monday, October 28, 7 pm,
Stamford Plaza, 2701 Summer Street.
(Open to Women & Girls College Age and Above.)
Whether you have baked challah before or this is a first, help us reach our goal of getting 360 women together - to bake challah for your family as well as for those in need of a little extra love!
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 email@example.com.
THE RACE TO COLLEGE-Mondays, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-921-4161.
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