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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
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Shabbat Schedule
Mincha7:00 PM
7:57 PM
Candles7:52 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:26 AM
Jr Cong10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:37 AM
Perek On The Patio6:45 PM
Daf Yomi6:55 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:55 PM
Mincha7:45 PM
Maariv8:46 PM
Shabbat Ends8:51 PM
Shabbat Shalom

This coming Tisha B'Av the feelings of anxiety are palpable. In past years, it seemed a struggle to emotionally engage in the mourning of the day. As much as we reflected on the tragedies of the past, we felt secure. 

Yet, this year with Israelis running for shelter and Jews experiencing renewed anti-Semitism, our world is upended. We cannot feel comfortable. In reality, in the days before the redemption, we experience the birth pangs of the Messiah. 

During this period, we must do whatever is in our power in hasten his coming. Moving to Israel should not be a dream but a reality. If we cannot move at this time, we should not discount it forever but think of Israel as a real possibility for our families in the future. Click here to visit Nefesh BeNefesh to learn more.

If we remain in the Diaspora, it can never be with full sense of security, but in knowing that as Americans we are called upon every day to do what is in our hands for Israel and the Jewish people.

May we merit through the mourning of Tisha B'av to see the rebuilding of the Temple and peace for the land and people of Israel speedily in our days.

Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom and good news from Israel in the week ahead,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Please pray for kidnapped IDF soldier,
Hadar Goldin הדר בן חדוה לאה
A Facebook page with the names of wounded soldiers can be found here:  

PEREK ON THE PATIO:  This week join Cantor Bokow, One hour before mincha - this week at 6:45 pm

Achdut and Unity with Israel

This Shabbat, we will set up the Sanctuary Kiddush to foster community.

We will provide additional tables to encourage people to sit, enjoy and chat.

We will also have benchers and sing zemirot. We are grateful to our sponsors. Thank you very much


Show your support for our CAS family serving in Israel.

Click here to like or post on our Facebook page

Welcome to Nachman and Jennifer Friedman and their son Natan, who are visiting CAS this Shabbat

We Are Mishpacha



As Operation Protective Edge continues, the IDF soldiers on the frontlines are exhibiting unparalleled bravery, risking their lives to protect the country that they - and we - love. And the number of soldiers just grew: earlier today, the IDF announced that they are calling up an additional 16,000 reservists.


These are the times where the brave men and women defending the Jewish homeland need us the most. And FIDF is the only official organization raising funds in the United States in coordination with the IDF for the wellbeing of Israel's soldiers.  Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, more than 2,800 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza.   And the only thing standing in between those rockets and innocent Israelis are our brave IDF soldiers.  56 IDF soldiers were killed so far!


The immediate needs are still snack packages for Shabbat (sponsor 10 soldiers-$180), Toiletry kits (sponsor 10 soldiers-$360) and undergarment bags (sponsor 10 soldiers-$500).Every dollar counts.  Every household counts.  The soldiers need to know that WE CARE!!!  Another thing that people should know is that 100% of their donations go to the soldiers!!! 100%.  

Support the soldiers - donate at


Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Tuesday: 6:30 AM/8:30 AM, Wednesday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Monday: 7:55 PM, Tuesday: 7:40 PM, Wednesday-Thursday: 7:55 PM
Candles next Friday7:44 PM
MondayErev Tisha BAv
TuesdayTisha BAv
Mazal Tov
  • to Rhonda & Judd Love on the birth of a grandson to Caryn & Benjamin Schiller
  • to Senator Joseph Lieberman on his new position at Yeshiva University
Thanks To Our Sponsors

Chapel Kiddush
  • Toby Schaffer and Hyman Schaffer in honor of baby Annie Yonit Singer

Sanctuary Kiddush: Achdut and Unity with Israel
  • CAS member Rebecca Martin of Fairway Market Kosher Catering
  • Nahum and Tracy Daniels to commemorate the Yahrtzeit of Nahum's mother Jean Daniels

  • Shira and Ethan Green to commemorate the Yahrtzeit of Shira's mother, Betsy Wertheimer

  • CAS

Seudat Shlishit
  • CAS

Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packages
  • the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
  • to Linda Spilka on the passing of her father Jose Galarza Ramirez
  • to Barry Hertzberg on the passing of his mother Alice
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Bokow
Prayer for the State of IsraelShira Green
SermonRabbi Cohen: Double Standards: Blessing or Curse
Seudah ShlishitNachman Friedman Dvar Torah
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Perek on PatioCantor Bokow
Torah ReadersSimcha Rubin, Ethan Green, Daniel Jubas
Upcoming Events


In the spirit of summer, we will host a series of special kiddushim. Enjoy iced tea, lemonade and more. The themes and dates are:

  • August 2- Unity & Israel Kiddush
  • August 30 - Welcome Home Kiddush

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

Wish a Speedy Recovery
One of the strengths of a community is offering prayers for people in our midst who are in need of a full and speedy recovery.
We are refreshing our list of individuals whom we include in our weekly bulletin.   Prayers are offered every Shabbat morning in shul on their behalf. If you would like to send in a name to be included in the August list, please go to our website, to enter this information.  You will need the person's Hebrew name and mother's name.
If you do not know the Hebrew name, please be in touch with me directly at and I will assist you.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 
Tisha B Av Schedule
Monday, August 4
7:45 pMincha, followed by Ma'ariv & Eicha
8:07 pFast Begins
Tuesday, August 5
6:30 aFirst minyan followed by abbreviated Kinot lead by R. Cohen
8:00 aSecond Minyan followed by explanatory kinot w/ R. Walk stating at 9:00
11:00 aWebcast from Teaneck w/ R. JJ Shacter
1:00 pOU videos
3:00 pAu Revoir L'es Enfants An autobiographical 1987 film written, produced and directed by famed French movie maker Louis Malle. The story takes place in a Catholic boarding school during WW II where a number of Jewish boys are hiding from the Nazis.
5:00 pChofetz Chaim Foundation videos
7:00 pMemorial Video for Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach
7:40 pMincha
8:48 pFast ends
CAS Announcements
  • DRESS CODE REMINDER With the summer months in full swing, please remember the summer dress code for leading services. On weekdays, men must wear full length pants and collared shirts. On Shabbat, a jacket is requested as well. For an aliyah, pants and collared shirts are acceptable during the weekday and Shabbat. Thank you for your cooperation in our on-going efforts to enhance the dignity of the shul.
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • LET US KNOW! We strive at CAS to support our members in time of need. If you know of someone who is ill, please reach out to Rabbi Cohen via email or phone, alerting our clergy and Chesed committee to offer comfort and assistance. Together, we can ensure CAS's role as a community of caring. Thank you very much!
  • CAS DECORUM The policy for our kids is easy - "In shul or in groups." Please help us maintain decorum. Make sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in our Youth Groups. Make sure that your child enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall.
  • BBQ SIYUM Sunday, August 3rd 6:30-8 pm. RSVP required by Wednesday July 30th. Free. Sponsored by Daf Yomi Chevra
  • 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! Players needed. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM -
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This year we are announcing several changes in the High Holiday Service and Seating Policy. Please read this carefully, as your action is required:
  • In addition to our Sanctuary and Heyman Chapel Services, we will hold Shacharit and Musaf services in the Library on Rosh Hashanah (starting each day at 6 am) and Yom Kippur (starting at 9 am).
  • Reserved seating will be available in all three services. To reserve a seat, members must be in good standing and either purchase a reserved seat for $300 or become a member of our Tzedakah program.
  • Members of our Tzedakah program are entitled to a seat for themselves, their spouse, and any children under age 25. If Tzedakah program members require seats for children over age 25 or visiting relatives, we are reverting to a former policy requiring payment for these seats. We have reduced the charge for these additional seats to $75 for each ticket for the first four tickets, $50 for each ticket for the fifth or more.
  • To comply with appropriate safety codes, we are limiting the Chapel Main floor seating to 214 and the Library seating to 75. These limits will be strictly enforced.
  • New seating charts for all three services, and the Balcony of the Heyman Chapel are available on-line.
  • To implement these changes, your action is required to confirm reserved seating for the High Holidays:
    • 2013 Tzedakah Program members (members in good standing and those who paid $550 or more for the Tzedakah Program):
      • You will receive a confirmation email showing your confirmed seats as outlined above. This will not include reserved seats for children over the age 25 or visiting relatives.
      • You have until August 1, 2014 to confirm or change your reserved seat location and purchase additional reserved seats. You can purchase 2014 additional reserved seats based on your 2013 reservation. To reserve a seat, payment is required.
      • If seating limits in any service are exceeded, we will offer alternative locations in other Services.
    • New paid 2014 Tzedakah Program members and others requesting reserved seats
      • We would like to accommodate your needs. Please contact the office to request a seat by location in any service and we will keep your name on a waiting list.
      • By August 30, we will notify you if we can confirm your seat. Payment is required on confirmation.

For greater detail, please click here to see on our 2014 High Holiday Seating Charts & Policy

High Holiday Planning Committee

Community Announcements
  • THE YOUNG ISRAEL OF STAMFORD TORAH COMMITTEE PROUDLY PRESENTS...SHANI TARAGIN SHABBAT, AUGUST 9. ALL CLASSES TO BE HELD AT THE YOUNG ISRAEL OF STAMFORD 69 OAKLAWN AVENUE, STAMFORD.11:30AM - Sermon immediately after services: B'not Tzlofchad: First Feminists? 12:30PM - Text class immediately after kiddush:Rachel Immenu: Mother at the Crossroads. 7:30PM - Presentation at Shalosh Seudot:Chana and Her Tefillah: A National Anthem. Don't miss hearing this outstanding scholar from Israel!
  • 613 RESTAURANT Stamford's premier Kosher Restaurant is now offering Sushi! Please stop in and help us welcome acclaimed sushi chef Shoichi ("Eddie") Kurokawa just in time for The 9 Days! Please stop by and come test our new menu featuring many popular classic rolls and a few of Chef Eddie's personal signature rolls. This is a significant landmark in Sixthirteen and we hope you will come share it with us! DELIVERY IS NOW AVAILABLE. Full menu, reservations & more: 203.614.8777
  • THE CHEVRA KADISHA OF STAMFORD is proud to sponsor three important halacha shiurim with Rabbi Michael Taubes, Rosh Yeshiva and Principal, Yeshiva University High School for Boys. Shabbat, September 6 - 11:30AM at the Young Israel of Stamford (immediately following davening) - The Laws of Onen (Time After Death but Before Burial); 5:30PM at Congregation Agudath Sholom - The Laws of Sitting Shiva; 7:15PM at Congregation Agudath Sholom (during shalosh seudot) - When Yom Tov or Chol Hamoed Interferes with Shiva.
  • COMING SOON!!! ARI & RICA LIEBERMAN are excited to announce the forthcoming opening of their new sushi restaurant SOOSH. Located in the Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer (203) 658-7505
  • 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
  • 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
  • SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL LECTURE WITH AUTHOR ALLAN CHERNOFF SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 9:30 AM @ CAS A veteran of national network TV news reporting, Allan Chernoff served as CNN's senior correspondent and has reported for CNBC and NBC News programs. He is the recipient of six best reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists New York Chapter and was a reporter on teams winning Peabody and DuPont Awards. Chernoff co-wrote The Tailors of Tomaszow with his mother, Rena Margulies Chernoff, a native of the town and a Holocaust survivor. Among the first-hand accounts included in the book is that of Eva Tenenbaum Romanowitz, a first cousin of Rena Margulies Chernoff and mother of longtime Stamford resident Dr. Harry "Hesh" Romanowitz z"l, a renowned pediatrician and mohel who was active in the Jewish community and worked to keep Yiddish language and culture alive.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aharon Tzvi ben Sara
  • Alexander ben Chava
  • Ariella bat Bracha
  • 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
  • Chava bat Perel
  • Chaya Esther bat Tziporah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Esther
  • 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
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • 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 Yitzchak ben Esther
  • Shlomo ben Rachel
  • Shmuel Refael ben Chana
  • Shoshana bat Ruchamah
  • Tovah Chaya bat Tzipporah
  • Tzipporah Rachel bat Malka
  • Tzvi Daneel ben Chaya Priva
  • Y'rachmeal ben Chayah Bat M'shulam Zalman
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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