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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
June 21, 2014Korach23 Sivan 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Mincha7:00 PM
8:16 PM
Candles8:11 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:09 AM
Latest Shacharit10:25 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Jr Cong
10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Code Of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:07 PM
Shabbat Ends9:12 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Jews across Israel and the world are consumed with worry and fear for the lives of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, the three boys kidnapped by terrorists in Gush Etzion on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Since then, the Israeli Defense Forces and Israel's intelligence community have launched Operation Brother's Keeper and are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to locate the teens and with God's help, return them to their parents unharmed.

Notwithstanding that ongoing heroic operation, the Jewish nation, since its inception, has known that in addition to such efforts on the ground, it must also "grasp the tools of their ancestors," and appeal to God through Torah, tefillah (prayer), and ma'asim tovim (good deeds).  


To that end, the Orthodox Union, with its international youth movement, NCSY, and its Department of Community Engagement and Synagogue Services, and in partnership with Bnei Akiva and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), is launching a "virtual vigil" - an around-the-clock schedule of learning, prayer, and mitzvot, performed by OU/NCSY members and partners throughout the world. It is the hope of all involved that through these earnest efforts in the merit of Gilad Michoel ben Bat Galim, Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah and Eyal ben Iris Teshura, Hashem will see fit to bring them home safely and quickly.

Individuals interested in participating can go to and fill out a simple form to select a day and a 30-minute slot, and identify what activity they are committing to for that time. While it is our deepest desire that this campaign will become unnecessary even as it is launched, it is also our intent to continue this project non-stop until our boys are brought home.

Learn now

Send letters of support  


video about the 3 boys  




Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 8:15 PM
Candles next Friday8:12 PM
Mazal Tov
  • Stephanie & Josh Bilenker in honor of Dean's Bar Mitzvah
  • Shani Soloff and Michael Weinberger on their marriage
  • Jesse & Lior Krinsky on the birth of a baby boy
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesRoz Mangot, Robert Raymond & the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddush

Seudah Shlishit
Danielle and Yehuda Jeiger in honor of the birth of Chana Gila (Gili) Jeiger.  
Sharon & Jeffrey Lewis in honor of Caren and Jules Szanton
Sanctuary KiddushStephanie & Josh Bilenker in honor of Dean's Bar Mitzvah
  • Nathan Bolinsky on the passing of his wife Eleanor
  • Bob Raymond on the passing of his mother Emma
  • Unveiling for Ziporah Freedberg 10 AM this Sunday at CAS cemetery
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Dean Bilenker
Cantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Spirit
Seudah ShlishitTeen Awards
UsherVicki Herschman
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein
Torah ReadersChazan Bokow, Shakked Parhi, Jeff Cahn, Arthur Smith, Bilenker Family
Upcoming Events

Yuval Sinai whose family is with us this year knows very well Ofir Shaer, the father of Gilad, one of the Israeli teens captured. Yuval shared with him about the davening in Stamford for the safe return of his son Gilad, and Naftali and Eyal. Ofir expressed to us how much our thoughts and prayers strengthen his family.

Yuval will be sending letters of chizuk to the family. Please being your letters to the office by Monday and Yuval will direct to the family.

יובל היקר
אינני שוכח חברים שכמותך על אף הזמן והמרחק
מסור לכל הקהילה בה אתה נמצא את חיבוקנו
דבריך מחממים ומחזקים אותנו
עם ישראל חזק ואנו מתחזקים מכך
מסור ליהודים בקהילתך
חשבו טוב עשו טוב
כך היה טוב לכל עם ישראל
אופיר ובת גלים

Please continue to keep the families in your thoughts and prayers.

May we hear good news in the days ahead.

Join Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen for a Family Summer Mission to Israel in August 2015. 

Explore the breadth and depth of the land. Great for first timers or veterans. The trip is uniquely tailored for adults with their children and grandchildren filled with history coming alive and a fostering a love of the natural beauty of our homeland. 

If you are thinking of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel, this is the perfect trip! 

For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at or  203-252-8252

Information sessions will be held after the Sanctuary Kiddush

 on June 29 and July 5 

Special Dessert Reception & Lecture

to support the Minnie Manger-Marcia Lieberman Mikvah

Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter  

Ethics of Disagreement: Learning to Disagree Agreeably

 Tuesday, July 8, 8 pm at CAS

Lecture Couvert: $36 per person - $18 for HS seniors & college students

Men and women welcome proceeds benefit the Stamford Mikvah

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University.  


Summer Flicks with Rabbi David Walk @ CAS
Join Rabbi Walk for these features.  
Showtimes 7:30pm.  No charge.  All through July 

July 2 Marjorie MorningstarJuly 23 Jacob the Liar
July 7 ZeligJuly 30 The Pianist
July 16 Sophie's Choice  

CAS Classes
Rabbi Walk's Classes all @ CAS Beginning 6/22-ending 7/31
Sunday - 9:15AMBible from the Beginning - Continuing study of Chumash. We are presently in the book of Numbers. Each class can be attended separately. We cover a different topic every week.
Monday - NoonDvar Yom B'Yomo - This is a continuation of the very popular class given at BCDS during the school year. Each week we cover an issue either from that week's Torah reading or an upcoming event in the Jewish calendar.
Tuesday - 9:00 AMPsalms - Each week we study another of King David's sublime poems. The Psalms are as outstanding as literature as they are as spiritual expressions of our soul.
Wednesday - 9:00 AMJewish Meditation - We will explore Jewish methods of meditation. Many of our spiritual giants meditated as a way to achieve serenity and religious growth. We follow in their footsteps.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS HAVE BEEN MAILED. Please help support our programs by making a donation to CAS before the end of our fiscal year.
  • DONATE CHILDRENS BOOKS. For his Bar Mitzvah project, Dean Bilenker is collecting books for Read to Grow, an organization that distributes books to children in need across CT. Please donate by dropping books in the box in the CAS lobby.
  • CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - CAS "HARVEST NOW" GARDEN Spring is finally here! We need experienced or inexperienced but interested gardeners for this season's Harvest Now garden at the shul. Last year, we grew, harvested and donated over 200 pounds of produce for the local food bank. Let's beat that amount this year! If you want to give 30-60 minutes of your time on a Sunday, early or late in the day, please contact Meredith Cohen at
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • 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 offers 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:
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • NEW TO STAMFORD AND INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Contact Saul Skolnick, Ethan Green (203-276-9314) or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Volunteers and callers are needed. Join the fun we have a small group of dedicated workers. Contact Roz at or call the shul at 203-358-2200.
  • CAS FAMILY ISRAEL TOUR WITH RABBI DANIEL COHEN AUGUST 5-17, 2015. Save the date & join for an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Info and details: Rabbi Cohen.
Community Feature


check out what's new!

Join Rabbi Gregg Wall of the Bet Chaverim Synagogue in Westport every Sunday in June
for great Jazz & a Kosher Brunch at the
Spotted Horse Tavern in Westport 12:30-3:30 pm.

Info/reservations: The Spotted Horse, 26 Church Ln., Westport. 203-557-9393. 

Click here to watch a recent News12 Video about him

Community Announcements
  • 613 RESTAURANT has a Summer wine list, spring menu and DELIVERY IS NOW AVAILABLE. Full menu, reservations & more: 203.614.8777
  • EVENING OF TRIBUTE - THE REBBE'S LEADERSHIP Commemorating the 20th Yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe OBM Guest Speaker - Rabbi Mendel Lipskar, South Africa Monday June 30th 7:30 pmAt The Chabad Center 770 High Ridge Rd Stamford
  • FREE CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN HEBREW TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES 2-8 The goal of Sifriyat Pijama B'America is to enhance knowledge and affinity for Jewish values from a young age and to retain a strong Jewish identity and appreciation of Hebrew. SP-BA provides an opportunity for families to create a tradition of reading bedtime stories in Hebrew and engaging in meaningful conversations. Info:
  • 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. Please come and join us. For further contact information call: Ann Cohn at 203-762-0058 (home) or 203-984-6667 (cell).
  • MIKE'S CENTER CAFE & BAKERY AT THE JCC Is open during the week. For information, please call 203-321-0051 or
  • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, Beginning on Tuesday, June 17th , Tuesdays, 10:30am- 11:30am at the Stamford office of Jewish Family Service, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor Are you searching for a safe haven to explore your thoughts and feelings about grief? JFS can provide a protected environment that provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support. Facilitator: Rosemarie Delia For information, contact Rosemarie Delia: (203) 921-4161 or
  • TZOFIM FRIENDSHIP CARAVAN Tuesday July 1, 7:00 pm at the Stamford JCC. Direct from Israel and back by popular demand...a live performance by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan! Don't miss this electrifying performance by 10 professional Israeli teenagers as they rock the stage in Stamford during a stop on their annual tour throughout the US and Canada. These amazing performers will share their lives in Israel through song, dance and story, as they bring a message of peace. Children and adults alike will love this show!
  • JFS SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Thursdays, 12:00 pm beginning July 10th - August 14th Single mothers and fathers will be offered an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. Open to all, both those who have recently become single parents or have been single for some time. Topics covered will include: scheduling, coping strategies, introducing new partners, extended family dynamics and emotional support. A small fee of $10/session or $50/entire 6 session series. Group will be held at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. Option to bring lunch. For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aharon Tzvi ben Sara
  • Alexander ben Chava
  • Aryeh Lev ben Eidel
  • Aryeh ben Chana
  • Aviva bat Etta
  • Benzion Ben Mordachai ben Lillian
  • Binyamin Yitzchak ben Shoshana
  • Chaim Volf ben Chana Shayna
  • Chana Necha bat Szlata
  • Channah bat Tzivya
  • Chaya Esther bat Tziporah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Rivka
  • Dalia bat Chana Chaica
  • Devorah bat Leah
  • Dov ben Etel
  • Dovid Levi ben Gittel
  • Efrat bat Yael
  • Einav bat Chana
  • Elisheva bat Miriam
  • Fred ben Irma
  • Geri bat Esther
  • Harav Avraham David ben Toba Leah
  • Harav Dovid Eliyahu ben Avrina
  • Leah bat Tania
  • Lousya bat Jenna
  • Malka Chaya bat Esther Gittel
  • Malka bat Zelda
  • Michal Fraida Chava bat Yita Shandel
  • Miriam bat Rivka
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Naomi Devorah bat Mindel
  • Perel Etka bat Sara
  • Pesach ben Elsa
  • Rachel bat Sara Golda
  • Rav Aharon (Harav Aharon Lichtenstein) ben Bluma
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rochel bat Marianna
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Shlomo ben Rachel
  • Shmuel Refael ben Chana
  • Shoshana bat Ruchamah
  • Toubeh Rochel Rut bat Sara Rivka
  • Tovah Chaya bat Tzipporah
  • Tzvi Daneel ben Chaya Priva
  • Y'rachmeal ben Chayah Bat M'shulam Zalman
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Sisterhood Gift Shop

Summer hours - Sunday by appointment, Tuesday and Thursday 12 noon to 2 pm

CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

üThank you to all of the leaders who led our wonderful groups this year - Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Cong. will continue throughout the summer!

We are in need of....

We are trying to enhance many parts of our Mini Minyan experience. If anybody has any of the following in good condition and willing to donate, please let me know.


oPlastic storage containers

oA nice rug for the children to sit around

oGames and books appropriate for children ages 3-6/7.

oPosters for the wall that fit with the themes of Shabbat groups

This weekend....

Annual Youth Awards Seudah Shlishit Shabbat - PJ Library, afternoon groups for all kids, social time for adults, delicious Seudah Shlishit, special prizes for all children 4:30-6:00 pm. This program is being sponsored by the Sinai and Tratt families. If you would like to co-sponsor please let me know.

ØMazal tov to Dean Bilenker on his Bar Mitzvah!

Jr. Cong. will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 with Abby.

B'nai Mitzvah Club- is on break until Sept. Please join Jr Cong or Jr Teen Chat.

Jr Teen Chat this week - 1030 in the Daf Yomi Room w the Sperbers! This is our last Shabbat of the season! Please join us!

Coming Soon:

June 28 - Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" in their honor, please email me at

If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit for all of our sponsorship opportunities.

Shabbat Shalom! Rabbi Jeiger

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