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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
August 16, 2014Eikev20 Av 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Mincha7:00 PM
Candles7:34 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:31 AM
Jr Cong10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:40 AM
Daf Yomi6:40 PM
Mincha7:30 PM
Maariv8:28 PM
Shabbat Ends8:33 PM
Shabbat Shalom

How do we insure that the next generation loves the the land of Israel? When I was younger, I posed this question to a retired rabbi living in Israel whose children all made aliyah. Many times I have seen parents who move to Israel but the children want to remain behind. He shared with me an unforgettable lesson. We may be in love with Israel but our passion will not automatically be passed to our children and grandchildren unless we create opportunities for them to fall in love themselves. He would take his children to Israel for them to be inspired.

In this spirit, we welcome Stanley Block to shul this Shabbat. He in on a short leave from the IDF, where he served in Gaza. He will be leading the prayer for the IDF in both minyanim. We wish a Mazal Tov to Rachel Wolfe, another member serving in the IDF on her induction into the IDF this week. Both of them and our other youth serving in the IDF, have developed a love for the land.

Consider your own trip from the options below. There is nothing like a visit to rekindle the commitment and perpetuate love of the land and people of Israel.

  1. Join the CAS 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. Click here to view the itinerary
  2. Men's Adult Learning Trip (MALT) Monday morning December 1, 2014 to Saturday Night, December 6. Enjoy a week of learning, touring and bonding. The program will be based in Efrat. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  3. Bi Cultural Family Israel Tour: Sunday Feb.15 -Thursday Feb. 26, 2015 For more information, contact Eve Nachman at

Am Yisrael Chai. Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and may we share good news from Israel in the days ahead.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

PEREK ON THE PATIO:  This week join Rabbi Walk, One hour before mincha - this week at 6:30 pm

Congratulations to Meredith Cohen, Jim Benjamin and our gardening crew for harvesting over 40 pounds of vegetables for the Fairfield County Food Bank.

Service Note Beginning August 29, there will be only one Friday mincha minyan.

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: 7:35 PM
Candles next Friday7:24 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Aliza and Cantor Rafael Bokow on their recent marriage
  • to Judy and Seymour Pomper on the birth of a new great-grandson, Geva Avraham
  • to Rebecca and Assaf Ben-Atar on the birth of a boy.
  • to Rina & Chanoch Nof on the birth of a granddaughter, Naomi Shaked
  • to Ken and Janet Schur on the upcoming marriage of Jason Schur and Carolyn Gross
  • to Howard Wolfe, Michelle Wolfe and Sandy Ehrenkranz on Rachel's Tekes Kumta- the beret ceremony, this coming week, which is the final ceremony for IDF soldiers upon completion of their training. After this tekes, she formally joins her IDF unit in the Pikud HaOref (Homefront Command), where she will be an instructor.
  • to CAS members joining the Judaic Studies staff at BCDS: Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein - Middle School, Mr. David Cohen - Middle School, Lea Kaner - First Grade Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat BulletinHoward Wolfe, in honor of Rachel Wolfe's upcoming Tekes Kumta for the Pikud HaOref IDF unit and in honor of Stanley Block's service in the IDF
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesDebbie & Michael Berg in honor of Dinah Miller Marlowe and Michael Miller for their kindness and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary KiddushRebecca and Assaf Ben-Atar on the occasion of the Brit Milah of their new baby
Chapel KiddushShelley & Eddie Senker in honor of our children and grandchildren and
Harold Fishkow to commemorate the yahrtzeit of his mother
Seudat ShlishitCAS
  • to Dorothy Jaiven on the passing of her husband Leon
  • to Susan Pernick and Frances & Morris Wertheim of the passing of Bruce Pernick
  • to Flora Smithline on the passing of her husband Herbert
Shabbat Topics & Participants
UsherMitchell Bell
MusafMichael Feldstein
SermonRabbi Cohen: The Light of our Times
ShiurRabbi Walk
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Walk
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Perek on PatioRabbi David Walk
Torah ReadersMichael Berg
Upcoming Events

Come meet the CAS community and see why Agudath Sholom is one of the most vibrant synagogues in the country.
  • New members who sign up before September 1st will have a Shabbat treat delivered to their door by a shul member! 
  • If you have children please consider sending them to age-appropriate youth programming on Shabbos morning and please join us at 4 pm on Shabbos afternoon at Barrett Field (aka the "Shabbos Park") for a warm oneg and picnic, or in the event of rain, at shul for an afternoon of games and activities. 
  • Everyone considering joining this vibrant community is welcome. 
For more information please e-mail Jessie Brand at

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CAS Announcements
  • WELCOME TO STANLEY BLOCK who is serving in the IDF. We are proud of you.
  • 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.
  • 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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We are working on the seating plans for the High Holidays. Information will be available next week.

High Holiday Planning Committee

Community Announcements
  • JFS SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: beginning Monday, August 11th at 7:45 pm 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. For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays at 11:00 am 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 Rosemarie Delia at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 26 at 10am. 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Welcoming students in PreK thru Grade 8. Bi-Cultural, a co-educational Pre-K through eighth-grade Jewish day school, fosters a child-centered program with small group tutorials and one-on-one instruction employed to address individual needs. The staff holds Masters level certification and the resource staff are certified in several reading programs, including Orton-Gillingham. Bi-Cultural has a 6:1 student to teacher ratio. Science is taught by specially trained staff beginning in Pre-K. The learning day is enriched by art, music, movement, drama, field trips, frequent guest speakers, school-wide events and social action projects which engage students of varied learning styles. Bi-Cultural prides itself on academic achievement and a cutting-edge curriculum while simultaneously creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. For more information about Bi-Cultural or to schedule a tour, please contact: Joanne Karow, Director of Admissions at or 203-329-2186
  • BI-CULTURAL ISRAEL TOUR - SUNDAY FEB.15 -THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015 Since 1965, Walter Shuchatowitz, (Mr. S.) the founding principal of Bi-Cultural Day School, has planned seventy four trips to Israel, for families, high school students, and eighth graders. The next one scheduled for February 2015 will be his Jubilee 75th Tour, and he feels it will be the best. Because of the great response, very limited reservations are still available. For more information about this year's BCDS Tour, please contact Eve Nachman at Bi-Cultural Day School at 203-329-2186 ext. 1341,
  • YU WOMEN'S BEIT MIDRASH This 6-week program will take place at the Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th Street) on Wednesdays, October 29 - December 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sessions will feature Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University and Dr. Jacob Wisse, Director of Yeshiva University Museum and Associate Professor of Art History, Stern College for Women who will co-present on the topic of: "The Image and the Idea: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Art History and Jewish Thought."
  • ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH EVENT Fresh out of Gaza, Israeli Tom Peled is coming to Stamford to lead in a Spinning fund raiser for the Israel Cancer Research Fund on August 27. Either spin for an hour or more, or come to dessert reception at the JCC. Spin at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 pm. Dessert reception at 8:15 pm listen to amazing Tom who treks across America raising cancer funds in memory of his dad. Registration: or 203 321-1006
  • UNDERSTANDING THE GAZA WAR: STRATEGIC & POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS Presentation by Dr. Ephraim Inbar, Professor, Bar Ilan and Director of Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Tuesday, Spetmber 9, 7:30 pm. Free.CGreenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich.
  • MISSION TO ISRAEL! UJF is very pleased to announce our participation in the Jewish Federations of North America Solidarity Mission to Israel! The mission will take place Aug.17-22. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to Israel NOW. Land price for the mission is $1,150 per person double occupancy. ($370 single supplement) JFNA has limited airfare for $1,555 (first come first served). To read more about the mission and to register, please click on the link When registering, please send an additional email to so we know that you have registered. Info:
  • 613 RESTAURANT Stamford's premier Kosher Restaurant is now offering Sushi! Please stop in and help us welcome acclaimed sushi chef Shoichi ("Eddie") Kurokawa! 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
  • 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.
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