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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
September 13, 2014Ki Tavo18 Elul 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Candles6:50 PM
Mincha6:55 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:41 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:44 AM
Daf Yomi4:40 PM
Code Of Jewish Law5:55 PM
Mincha6:45 PM
Maariv7:44 PM
Shabbat Ends7:49 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Are you ready for Rosh Hashanah? Everyone says the summer went by so fast and now the holiday is under two weeks away. There is no time like the present, this weekend, to pause for personal introspection. Questions to ask: What were my personal successes and challenges from this past year? What can I do now to get back on the right path? What are my hopes and dreams for the new year and how will I actualize them?

This week, I will launch a new edition of "40 Days to a Better You" entitled "18 Days to a Better You." It can be one of many ways to connect with the spirit of the season. Visit for more info.

We are very excited to host two events in the next two weeks to support Israel. This Shabbat morning we are partnering with Friends of the IDF to welcome Sergeant Yoni Asraf who will deliver the sermon on Shabbat morning. On Sunday, September 21, our Mens Club will host Ambassador Yoram Ettinger in conjunction with Israel Bonds. Of course, please join us for our Friday night dinner next week with our Scholar in Residence Judy Klitsner.

Wishing everyone a Ketivah VeChatimah Tovah and a happy, healthy and sweet new year,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Help Us Get Ready for the High Holidays  - If you received a letter asking you to confirm your Yizkor Book entry, please let us know by Monday.  If you would like to place an entry in the 5775 Yizkor Book, please click here
If you have a child who is studying in Israel for the year, Rabbi Cohen would love to keep in contact with them. Please send your child's phone number, school and email address to the Rabbi Cohen at

Parents! Check out the photos from the FUN BUS WELCOME BACK EVENT Just click here!


We mistakenly printed the Thank You Listings from a previous Bulletin.

Click here to download the list of CAS donors
who graciously contributed between April and August, 2014.

We sincerely regret the error and thank all of our donors!

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: 6:50 PM
SelichotDaily: 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM
Candles Next Friday6:38 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Robert Indyk & Diane Indyk on the birth of a new grandson
  • to Chemda and Shakked Parhi on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Shira.
  • to Janice Steinberg and Stephen Davidson on their upcoming marriage.
  • to Aliza and Cantor Rafael Bokow on the recent marriage of his sister Avigayil.
  • to Mark Rocklin on his engagement to Orly Benaderet
  • to Ilan & Lenore Fogel on the bar mitzvah of their son, Ami
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesby Mrs. Dorothy Jaiven & Family in memory of Leon W. Jaiven and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushRhonda & Judd Love in honor of their first grandchild - Jacob Eli - born to Caryn and Benjamin Schiller
Sanctuary KiddushHarvey and Helene Kaminski - In commemoration of yahrtzeit of Harvey's mother, Eda Kaminski z"l and in honor of the IDF soldiers.
Seudah ShlishitChemda & Shakked Parhi to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Shira
  • Sandra Gladstone on passing of her father, Robert Richards
  • Shirley Sklar on passing of her sister, Rose Braizel
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Bokow
SermonSergeant Yoni Asraf
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: Don't Stand Shofar Away
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Cohen
Torah ReadersMatt Jelen and Ted Listokin
UsherRoz Mangot
Upcoming Events
  • an afternoon oneg- 4pm at Barrett Field (aka the "Shabbos Park") 
Come check out our inspiring services, our youth programming,
and the warmth of our vibrant community.  

For more information please e-mail Jessie Brand at

Join us on Shabbat morning, September 13th as we welcome 

Sergeant Yoni Asraf in a special weekend organized by the Friends of the IDF and the CAS 
 CAS Mens Club. Sergeant Asfraf will address the congregation at 11:15 AM on Shabbat morning in the main sanctuary. To learn more about the inporatant work of FIDF, visit

On the 20 July 2006, during the combat operation of the reconnaissance battalion of the Paratroopers Brigade in Marun-A-Ras. First Sergeant Yoni (Benjamin) served as a gunner. First Sergeant Yoni (Benjamin) Asraf showed in his actions comradeship, combat spirit, awareness, leadership and exceptional bravery. For his actions he was awarded a medal of honor, on in September 2006, by the Chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi. Yoni is also an IMPACT! scholarship recipient - an educational program given to combat soldiers by Friends of the IDF.

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


Middle East Strategic and Economic Expert


An Israel Bond investment is encouraged
RSVP or Investment information: Cynthia Blustein Registered Representative

Scholar in Residence - Judy Klitsner
Shabbat, September 19-20 
        • Friday night: Upheaval in the roles and fortunes of biblical women 

          Join us for dinner Friday night at 7:30 pm
          Cost:  $30 adults - $15 children under 12

        • Shabbat morning: Biblical leaders and their non-Jewish mentors 
        • Selichot Presentation: Did Noah and Jonah Share the Same Boat? How Similar Stories Say Opposite Things About the Human Soul.  Is it possible for human beings to change? Although we make such resolutions yearly on the soul-searching day of Yom Kippur, do we believe that self-transformation is really possible? To reveal the Bible's complex treatment of this question, we will explore the narratives of Noah and Jonah: two stories that share a remarkable number of themes, words and details. We will see how, despite their similarities, these two ancient stories actually present opposing views on the question of the human ability to change. Discover the surprising ways in which both views remain relevant to the modern reader in search of authentic and lasting inner transformation.  

Reverse Engineer Your Life Workshop with Rabbi Cohen September 29


Annual Dr. Louis and Edith Scheinberg Memorial Lecture

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8PM

Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Genetic Testing: Ethical and Halachic Issues

Free and open to the entire community

Graciously sponsored by the Scheinberg family

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. 

CAS Classes
Join Rabbi Walk for special Pre-Holiday Classes
Rabbi Walk's Pre-Holiday classes - all held at 7:30pm
  • Sept. 16: A Blast From the Past: The Message of the Shofar 
  • Sept. 23: The Machzor Jitters: A Survey of Rosh Hashanah Liturgy 
  • Sept. 30: The Happiest Day of the Year: Recapturing the Joy of Yom Kippur
CAS Announcements
  • SPEEDY RECOVERY LIST We will be re-starting the Mishaberach List. If your loved one is still in need of our prayers, please go to our website to re-enter their information.
  • ERUV HELP WANTED: people to check the eruv weekly, usually Friday morning. The check should take 20 to 30 minutes. If you are interested, please contact Art Smith at
  • ANNOUNCING VERY FIRST CAMOS SHABBATON The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) announces its very first Shabbaton for families interested in exploring a move to the Stamford community, on Shabbat weekend, October 31-November 1. It's a great opportunity for people to get a feel for the Stamford community in a relaxed way and over an enjoyable Shabbat weekend. Hospitality provided. If you know anyone who might be interested in visiting, please have them contact Kate Frommer Cik at or you can contact Kate yourself to find out more information.
  • 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, Jessie Brand ( or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players needed. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM -
High Holidays5775
Sukkot is coming!
Reserve your Lulav & Etrog Set
        • Reserve & pay on-line by September 29
        • pick it up at CAS October 5-6

Check out these CAS High Holiday Events!

CAS Sisterhood Sukkot Across CASCAS Smokin Sukkah Dinner October 13
CAS Simchas Torah Lunch October 17High Holiday Info
Yom Kippur Appeal


Saturday, September 20
Selichot Services9:30 PM/12:45 am
Sunday, September 21
Sunrise Service at the Cove6:15am
Wednesday, September 24
Candle lighting6:29pm
Thursday, September 25
Services Library6am
Main Sanctuary8am
Heyman Chapel8:30am
Candles not before7:28pm
Friday, September 26
Services (Library/Sanctuary/Chapel)6 am/8 am/8:30 am
Shabbat Shuva September, 27
Services (Chapel/Sanctuary)8 am/9 am
Shabbat Shuva Drasha5:30pm
Sunday, September 28
Fast of Gedaliah begins5:36am
Shacharit7:00 / 8:30 am
Old Cemetery9:15am
New Cemetery9:45am
Independent Lodge10:45am
Fast ends7:18pm
Friday, October 3
Candle lighting6:14pm
Kol Nidre6:30pm
Fast begins6:33pm
Saturday, October 4
Services - Library, Sanctuary & Chapel9am
Blessing of the Children7:10pm
Fast ends7:13pm
Wednesday, October 8
Candle lighting6:06pm
Thursday, October 9-Day 1
Shacharit Chapel7:45pm
Friday, October 10-Day 2
Shacharit Chapel7:45 /8:45am
Shabbat, October 11 - Day 3
Shacharit 7:45/8:45 am
Shabbat ends7:02pm
Sunday October 12 - Day 4
Shacharit7/8:30 am
Monday-Tuesday October 13-14
Sukkot Chol HaMoed Days 5-6
Shacharit6:20/7:30 am
Wednesday, October 15-Hoshana Raba
Shacharit6:00/7:30 am
Candle lighting5:55pm
Thursday, October 16-Shemini Atzeret
Shacharit7:45/8:45 am
Yizkor - Sanctuary10:15pm
Candles after6:54pm
Simchat Torah Hakafot7:15pm
Friday, October 17-Simchat Torah
Community Announcements
  • JFS SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: beginning Mondays, September 15th 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
  • 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
  • JFS WORKSHOP - THE RACE TO COLLEGE- Mondays, October 6th, November 10th and December 1st, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Pre-planning for college for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their parents facilitated by Claire Friedlander, Jewish Family Service College Consultant atHarry 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
  • 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,
  • CARMEL ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 10 A.M. -NOON, 270 LAKE AVENUE, GREENWICH. Carmel Academy is a forward-thinking private school for children of all Jewish affiliations, offering each of its students an exceptional, challenging and creative educational experience from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. Set on a beautiful, historic 17-acre campus in Greenwich, the Carmel Academy community is vibrant and diverse, attracting families from t Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and Manhattan. Accredited with distinction by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Carmel Academy's experienced, passionate masters-level teachers bring the school's educational philosophy to life. Carmel offers an exceptional individualized education with the benefit of low student-teacher ratios and small skills-based instructional group learning. Students participate in a wide-array of extracurricular activities and interscholastic team sports, as well as award-winning STEM enrichment programs. Carmel's Jewish values-based education encourages students to grow as human beings through a custom-developed values and character development program. Offering rigorous academic preparation, using expertly designed, integrated general and Judiac studies curricula, Carmel Academy's students go on to the finest Jewish and independent high schools in the country. For more information, to schedule a tour, or rsvp to the Open House please contact Director of Admissions, Daneet Brill, at or 203-983-3503.
  • UJF FINANCIALLY FIT FORUM LADIES NIGHT OUT! Enjoy good food, drinks, dessert, grab a friend, and take control of your financial well-being! Join Women's Philanthropy of UJF, JCC Center Women, Jewish Women Connect of Chabad and The Stamford Chapter of Hadassah to learn how you can be "Financially Fit". (Exercise Clothing Not Necessary!) Monday, September 15th, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Temple Beth -El, Stamford To RSVP email or call 203-321-1373
  • 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."
  • YU COMMUNITY 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." For more information and to register for the courses, please visit
  • MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS is pleased to invite the community to their annual Yom Iyun on Tzom Gedalia, September 28th, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the school (1650 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck). The Yom Iyun will begin with a shiur by keynote speaker Mrs. Leah Herzog on the topic "Why Remember? The Role of Memory in Jewish Life," followed by additional shiurim by members of the Ma'ayanot faculty. Men and women are welcome. This event is generously sponsored by the Staiman family in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Mr. Staiman's father, Shalom Tzvi ben Aharon, Sholom Staiman. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Pam Ennis at or 201-833-4307, ext. 265
  • 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
  • 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
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From September 5 to September 23
Sunday 11 am to 1 pm
Tuesday 1 to 3 pm
Wednesday 2 to 4 pm
Thursday 1 to 3 pm

CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

üThank you to Rabbi and Mrs Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. Attar and Mr. and Mrs. Steinmetz for hosting our NCSY advisers this Shabbat.

üThank you to all of the families who joined our welcome back Fun Bus event last Sunday!Over 125 people joined this fabulous afternoon.We love how kids and families of all ages were able to join together for this meaningful and special afternoon!Please enjoy the pictures from the event on the shul website at

üThank you to the Sperbers for running the make your own pizza at the event last Sunday!

üThank you to Debbie Berger for volunteering and joining the event!

üWe welcome Devora Weinstock and fellow NCSY advisors who are joining our Teens for a Road Show!

This weekend....

NCSY Road Show

Join us for our first Stamford NCSY weekend of the new school year - with Devora and crew... we will have a Friday night oneg at the Smart's home (9:30-11), Teen Minyan (9:30) and a Saturday night outing to Chelsea Piers for Havdalah, Rock Climbing, Trampoline, Batting Cages and more...

Shabbat Morning Group Schedule and Leaders:

Tot Shabbat (ages birth-4) will meet in the library at 10:30 with Morahs Irene, Debbie and Simone!

Mini Minyan (ages 4-grade 1) will meet in the youth classroom at 10:30 with Morahs Danette, Rebecca (Rivka) and Devorah!

Jr. Cong. (grades 2-4) will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 with Josh Sperber and we welcome Carly Jankelovits and Nicole Wohlberg!

B'nai Mitzvah Club (grades 5-6) will meet with the NEW BCDS ISRAELI GIRLS - ROTEM AND HODAYA in the Social Hall at 10:30.

Teen Minyan (grades 7-12) will begin at 9:30 in the Simcha Room.We welcome our Teen Gabbais to their new role - Danny Alexander and Jacob Cohen.We also welcome our NCSY advisers who have joined to enhance our Minyan.

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

Sep 13 and 20, Oct. 11, 18,,Nov. 22,Dec. 6 and 20, Jan 3 and 17, Feb. 21 and 28, March 7 and 28, May 2, 25 and 30, June 13

Next Shabbat:

In honor of the last Shabbat of the year, Rabbi Cohen will join each group and share a Dvar Torah and some thoughts with our children!We are all looking forward to some special time with Rabbi Cohen!

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed Sept. - Oct.:

Thursday & Friday, Sept 25-26 - Rosh Hashana Groups and Light Lunch 10:30-1:30

Join our amazing leaders for two very full mornings of exciting and engaging programs while your parents are able to pray in shul. We will even feed your children a light lunch so that you can focus on where you want to be.

Friday night, Oct 3- Yom Kippur Night Groups
Shabbat, Oct 4 - Yom Kippur Groups and Light lunch 10:30-1:30

Evening groups begin right after Kol Nedrei and go on for one hour. Daytime groups follow the Rosh Hashana schedule above. Join our amazing leaders for a very full morning of exciting and engaging programs while your parents are able to pray in shul. We will even feed your children a light lunch so that you can focus on where you want to be.

Sunday, Oct 5 - Sukkah Decorating and Breakfast in Shul Sukkah
Have some fun and do a Mitzvah too! Join Morah Chemda and the new BCDS Israeli Girls for a morning of fun and chessed where we will decorate the largest Sukkah in Fairfield County all the time enjoying a delicious breakfast and treats!

Thursday & Friday,Oct 9-10 and Thursday & Friday, Oct 16-17 Sukkot Groups

Our all star groups continue throughout the holidays and will always keep your children engaged and motivated to come to shul! Holiday groups have a special emphasis on the special holiday prayers and experiences that our kids all love.

Friday, Oct 10 - Sukkah Hop

Hop along with us as we study Torah, tell stories and have a snack in our friend's Sukkot- celebrating the holidays with friends is what its all about! Hops are organized for children of all ages. Please let us know if you would like to be on the route this year. (Shabbat Oct 11 - Sukkah Hop Rain Date if needed)

Thursday, Oct 16 - Simchat Torah Programs

Afternoon programs for our little ones include dancing with the Torah, visiting the Main Sanctuary Ark, kissing all of the Torahs, reading and looking inside a Torah and lots of songs and a light dinner.

The older children are invited for special Youth Hakafot during the evening hours and will also join the adult dancing for 2 special Youth Hakafot.

All children in attendance to either program get a special goody bag to enjoy during the festivities.

Shabbat, Oct 18 - Parshat Berasheit - Grades 4 and up
Mishna and Hot Cocoa with Rabbi Jeiger - join us each Shabbat at 10:15 am near the elevator for a weekly Mishna and some delicious hot cocoa... we will aim to complete a Mesechet by the end of the year!Learning and Fun - cant be beat!

Friday, Oct 24 - Parshat Noach - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat

Bring in Shabbat with your Tots and PJ Library as we have a special presentation in honor of Parshat Noach. Join our animals, crafts, stories and mock Shabbat light dinner to welcome in Shabbat like never before!

If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday or special accomplishment by sponsoring a special "kiddush" or a Mishna and Hot Cocoa 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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