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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
November 1, 2014Lech-Lecha
8 Cheshvan 5775
Mincha5:38 PM
Candles5:33 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Meditative Prayer8:30 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema10:01 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:53 AM
Daf Yomi4:35 PM
Code Of Jewish Law4:35 PM
Mincha5:25 PM
Maariv6:27 PM
Shabbat Ends6:32 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Leave your homeland and go to the place where I will show you.

Why does G-d not identify the location of the place? Why does it remain a mystery? Many answers abound but one speaks deeply to us today. Although these words were spoken to Avraham and Sara over 3500 years ago, the message could not be more resonant. The command to leave their homeland, society and family tested Avraham and Sara's commitment to realizing the vision of Israel. In their time they were truly alone. Yet, they garnered the courage, tenacity and strength of spirit to forge a new path and hearken to the voice of G-d. Generation after generation, the dream of Israel stirs in the hearts and minds of our people. Yet, it has only survived because of people who struggled, believed and fought for her future.

This past Sunday, I was reminded of this in two ways. We held a advocacy breakfast attended by fifty people. We are grateful to representatives from AIPAC, ADL, and Stand with Us who attended. There is so much work to be done as we have seen just from this past week in Washington and on college campuses. I will send a fuller update next week and on what we learned at the breakfast.

On Sunday evening. I attended the FIDF event in Stamford. I was inspired by the young men and women from IDF who embrace the dream and are on the front lines. We must do what we can to support them and bolster their spirits.

Lech Lecha. It is a call not only for our ancestors but for us as well. Consider joining me on our family mission this summer to Israel. Whether visiting, advocating, praying, donating or supporting Israel, we must all ask ourselves how we are heeding this timeless call. Israel needs us and we need Israel.

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

Follow Rabbi Cohen  Rabbi Cohen appeared in a Bi-Cultural Day School video - Voices of Our Community. click here to view

Welcome to the 12 families who are visiting Stamford this weekend to check out the community. The weekend is sponsored by CAMOS (Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford), and committee members include Kate Frommer Cik, Miriam Sperber, Abigail Kurtz, and Alisa Weisser. Please give our guests a warm Stamford welcome when you see them this weekend.
Service Notes:
  • Tonight, we will conduct a "Carlebach-style" Kabbalat Shabbat service in the chapel with the Pella singers. Minyan starts at 5:38 and conclude approximately 6:45 PM. The Pella singers are joining us for Shabbat in honor of Gavriel Karsch's Bar Mitzvah.
  • Shabbat (November 8)  Chapel Service will start at 7:45 AM to accommodate the Women's Tefilla Group for Shira Cohen's Bat Mitzvah.
  • Shabbat November 21 and December 19 will also include a "Carlebach-style" service.
  • In anticipation of upcoming boys' bar mitzvahs, we will invite them to lead Kabbalat Shabbat once a month and Mizmor l'David twice a month, on a rotation starting after Thanksgiving. Interested? Contact Chazan Bokow.
  • In anticipation of upcoming girls' bat mitzvahs, we invite them to share a brief Dvar Torah at Seudat Shlishit. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen

Man Up and Matan Update Stay tuned for information about these wonderful opportunities offered for our pre Bnai Mitzvah students. Man Up is geared towards 7th grade boys and Matan is for 6th grade girls. The classes will begin in January. Rabbi Cohen will lead the Man Up Class and we are grateful to Diane Cohen who will lead the Matan class.
Welcome Rabbi Michael Schachter, Executive Program Director at the Maimonides Heritage Center in Tiberias. He will speak at Seudat Shlishit
Reminders Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, 2am. Election Day is Tuesday - vote!
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday4:24 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday-Sunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 4:35 PM
SundayDaylight Savings Time Ends
Mazal Tov
  • to Liat & Benjy Karsch and Carol & Dan Karsch on Gavriel's Bar-Mitzvah
  • to Beverly & David Stein on the birth of a new granddaughter, Lily Rose
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
CAS Youth Shabbat Mishna Learning & Hot CocoaThe Tratts in honor of their children Maya, Rachel and Ari
Chapel KiddushLiba & Steven Steinmetz commemorating the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Sol Steinmetz, zt'l.
Sanctuary KiddushLiat & Benjy Karsch in celebration of Gavriel's Bar Mitzvah
Shabbat Topics & Participants
ShacharitAdir Greenfeld
MusafGavriel Karsch
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Reverberations
UsherElisheva Kilner
Torah ReadersGavriel Karsch, Albert Lilienfeld, Daniel Sichel
ShiurRabbi Walk: God to Avram: Get Out! In memory of Rabbi Sol Steinmetz zt'l
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Michael Schachter, Executive Program Director at the Maimonides Heritage Center in Tiberias: Avraham, Maimonides, and Final Exams
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Saturday, November 1 - 8:00 PM

CAS Young Couples Night Out November 1

Young Couples Night Out! Sushi & Trivia at Soosh
$36 per person includes sushi buffet and 2 drinks (wine and beer)
Please RSVP by Monday, October 27 

Sunday, November 2 - 8:00 PM

Scheinberg Lecture

The topic is the Halachic and Ethical Issues of Genetic Testing.

Edward Reichman is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Philosophy and History of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where he teaches Jewish medical ethics.

Sponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Louis and Edith Scheinberg 

Wednesday, November 5 - 8:00 PM

Women Scholar Series

Wednesdays, October 22-November 26 (except 11/12)
Dr. Shira Weiss: Ethical Issues in the Bible. No charge, women & men welcome. 

Thursday, November 20 - 7:30 PM

CAS Adult Education Elizabeth Bettina November 20

Elizabeth Bettina spent her childhood summers in her maternal grandparent's small town in southern Italy, Campagna. Her book, "It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of how the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust," brings to life this little known story of goodness amidst evil.

Saturday, December 27 - 6:00 PM

CAS Youth Brooklyn Nets Game - December 27

Nets vs. Pacers
Who: Grades 4 and up (younger can join if accompanied by a parent).
Where: Leaving the Agudath Sholom parking lot at 6:00 pm sharp and returning after the game; around 11:45 pm.
Cost: $63 for members/ $68 for non members - includes ticket and transportation. 

Upcoming Events
5775 /2014-15 CAS Events:
Celebrating 125 Years of Community, Activism and Spirituality
  • Scheinberg Lecture with Dr. Edward Reichman - Sunday, November 2, 2014
  • Kristallnacht Event with Elizabeth Bettina - Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • AIPAC Shabbat - November 22, 2014
  • CAS Thanksgiving Feast Thank You to First Responders - Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • MALT Learning Trip to Israel - November 29- December 7, 2014
  • Shabbat with JM in the AM Host Nachum Segal - December 19-20, 2014
  • CAS Jewish Education Shabbat - January 9-10, 2015
  • Beth Din of America Yakar Shabbat -February 13-14, 2015
  • AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC - March 1-3, 2015
  • Shabbat Across Stamford - Shabbat, March 13, 2015
  • 125th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture in Memory of Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz - Spring 2015
  • CAS Dinner Dance Celebrating 125 years - March 22, 2015
  • Israel Remembrance and Independence Day Commemoration and Celebration - April 22, 2015
  • Shavuot Scholar in Residence Program - May 24-25, 2015
  • Israel Day Parade in New York City - May 31, 2015
  • CAS Israel Family Mission - August 3-13, 2015

Be one of fifteen teens to be selected for a free trip to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, March 1-3, 2015 in Washington DC. The trip will include registration, travel and hotel and the winners will join the Agudath Sholom AIPAC delegation. The participants will also be required to attend the Stamford JCC Speak Up for Israel program.
To be one of the fifteen selected, submit a 500 word essay: "WHY DOES AIPAC NEED YOU?" If you could lobby the members of Congress on Capitol Hill, what would you say? What case would you present about the issues affecting the United States and Israel? Essays will be evaluated by a local and national panel of AIPAC supporters. Submit to Rabbi Cohen by Sunday, November 16 at rabbicohen@cas-Open to 9th-12th graders from CAS. We are grateful to Stephanie and Bob Sherman for sponsoring the fellowships in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman, Michael and Sandra Kamen and an anonymous donor. If you would like to enable more teens to attend the AIPAC Policy Conference through a contribution to our AIPAC Teen Fund, please contact Rabbi Cohen.

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

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

Information Meeting - Sunday, Nov. 2 @ 915 AM - 10 AM

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
SundayRabbi David Walk - Bible from the Beginning. - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk- D'var Yom b'yomo - 12:00 pm (BCDS)
Rabbi David Walk - Inyona D'Yoma - 8-9 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen -Power of the Prophets 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen-Depths of Genesis 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen -Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Rabbi David Walk - 7:30-8:20 PM. The Evolution of the American Synagogue: A History of How Jewish Communities Developed in the United States
ThursdayRabbi David Walk -Talmud Bavli - Masechet Makot - 8:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen -The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 - 8:45 AM
noteHebrew Crash Course postponed to winter.
CAS Announcements
  • REMINDER THAT WE CHANGE THE CLOCKS on Sunday Morning at 2:00 AM. Also remember that it is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and to check your carbon dioxide detectors.
  • MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 AT 9:30AM Join us to discuss and plan our upcoming events - Thanksgiving EMS feeding and the Pacific House events plus working beyond. All are welcome.
  • FOUND We found a new grey Baby's blanket on Strawberry Hill Ave on Succos. The Baby's Hebrew name is embroidered. Please contact Judd Love at 203 918 0476 or to claim
  • AUTHOR ELIZABETH BETTINA WILL SPEAK AT CAS KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 7:30 PM Elizabeth Bettina spent her childhood summers in her maternal grandparent's small town in southern Italy, Campagna. Her book, "It Happened in Italy: Untold Stories of how the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust," brings to life this little known story of goodness amidst evil.
  • 2ND AIPAC-CAS WEEKEND SHABBAT, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21-22 WITH STEVE BECKERMAN, AIPAC ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR POLICY & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Friday, November 21st - 7:30 PM Oneg Shabbat at the home of Elissa and Philip Klapper: 206 West Lane, Stamford. Pro-Israel activists registered for the AIPAC Policy Conference - and those interested in learning more about participating - are invited to join us for dessert and discussion. Saturday, November 22nd Steve Beckerman will speakduring Shabbat morning services and participate in a 4:30 PM Seudah Shlishit roundtable discussion.
  • BI-ANNUAL COLLEGE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, FEATURING RABBI AKIVA AND NATALY WEISS, JLIC COUPLE AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY. NOVEMBER 28-29. Concurrent onegs on Friday night, where Rabbi Akiva and Nataly Weiss will speak about Living Jewishly on Campus, 7:45PM - for parents of 11th and 12th graders. There will also be a special reunion kiddush after services for college students who are home for the weekend. Details to follow.
  • 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.
  • 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 -
Community Announcements
  • 3RD ANNUAL SAUL COHEN - JFS LECTURE - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 7:30 PM Rabbi Steven Greenberg, one of the leading voices on breaking boundaries and encouraging traditional Judaism to be more open and accepting, will speak on "The Pain and Pleasure of Difference-How an Exclusive People Commits to Inclusion". Rabbi Greenberg is the author of the book, Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition. The lecture is open to the community at no charge and will take place in the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Dessert reception and book signing to follow. For more information, please call JFS at 203-921-4161.
  • CARMEL ACADEMY'S OPEN HOUSE, THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND FROM 10:00 AM - NOON. Come and experience the Carmel Academy Difference. WWW.CARMELACADEMY.COM To learn more about this program, contact our director of admissions, Daneet Brill, at or at 203-983-3503. You can also connect with one of our many staff members in the Stamford community: Darren Bahar, Jessica Niedober, Leah Perl, Isaiah Rothstein, Naftali Wolfe, Seth Young
  • CARMEL ACADEMY'S NEW AND EXCITING TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM - OPENING SEPTEMBER 2015. To learn more about this program, contact our director of admissions, Daneet Brill, at or at 203-983-3503.
  • GAN YELADIM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 9:30-11:00AM A child journeys through the years, developing SKILLS and SELF EXPRESSION. From a SCRIBBLE to a SELF PORTRAIT, From a LINE to a LETTER... Join Us On Our Journey. Info: Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center, 770 High Ridge Road, 203-324-2223 x407.
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CT OPEN HOUSE: JHSC IS NOW LOCATED IN STAMFORD! Please join us on Sunday, November 9 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm to meet our faculty, attend model classes, experience our STEM program, find out about our affordable tuition and discover for yourself the benefits of a JHSC education. JHSC is located at the Stamford Technology Center, 1937 West Main Street, Stamford, CT. To RSVP, please contact Sarah Rich at or 203-357-0850. For more information about JHSC, please visit our website
  • THE MTA OPEN HOUSE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH. Registration begins at 9am, and programming starts at 9:30am. MTA is located at 2540 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033. Parking will be available. Interested students and parents can pre-register at For more information, please contact David Leshaw, Admissions Director, at or 212-960-5400 ext. 6676.
  • SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THE MAIMONIDES HERITAGE CENTER ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 3, 8 PM at the home of Nofie and Mark Rosovsky. Co-sponsored by Rica and Ari Lieberman (Sushi and Wine will be served).
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL PARENT'S ASSOCIATION AUCTION CARNIVAL 2014 Sunday, November 16, at Temple Beth El in Stamford, from 5:30-9:00pm. Alan Kalter (MC of "The Late Show with David Letterman" and a BCDS alumni parent) will return as the Master of Ceremonies, and hopes to ensure the live auction will be the highlight of the night. The online silent auction will again provide entertainment as guests anonymously compete through their personal electronic devices for experiences, services and items. Purchase tickets and register to bid online at Info: Eve Nachman at 203-329-2186 x1341 or
  • TAPESTRY, A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION, WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 6:30 PM AT THE JCC.  Enjoy an informative night out of learning and socializing followed by a dessert reception. The evening is sponsored by the UJF and the JCC. Info:  203-321-1373 or sign up at 
  • NYT COLUMNIST MARK OPPENHEIMER SPEAKING AT THE BRUCE MUSEUM IN GREENWICH AT SELAH WED., NOVEMBER 5TH, 7PM Join us for a special Selah event when we host Mark Oppenheimer, Beliefs columnist for the NY Times, for a lecture and discussion. "Three Reasons We Do Religion (Which One Is Yours?)" Includes a Q&A, Wine and Appetizers. Tickets and info:
  • SPEAK UP FOR ISRAEL FOR ADULTS For the past two years the JCC and UJF have successfully impacted the lives of teens by preparing them with an increased knowledge of Israel and the ability to advocate for Israel as they go off to college. Based on adult interest, we are excited to offer monthly sessions for adults to learn the history and complexities surrounding Israel - past and present. All levels of knowledge are welcome as we embark on deep and meaning discussions. Hear from guest speakers from AIPAC, ADL, StandWithUS and other organizations. You can attend the AIPAC conference on your own to enhance your learning experience. Led by Or Berger, the JCC Israeli Shaliach. Mondays, 7 - 8:30 p.m. (7 sessions) Dates: Oct. 20; Nov. 17; Dec.15; Jan. 26; (March 1-3 AIPAC Conference on own); April 27; May 18
  • THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY EVENTS (1) "Children of the Inquisition" Filmmaker: Joseph Lovett & Converso: Jose Barreiros "CHILDREN OF THE INQUISITION follows descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions as they unravel their complex -- often hidden-Jewish identity. Unearthing their own families' flights to safety over 500 years brings our characters to a fuller understanding of how their lives were shaped by a perilous history." Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 7:00 PM. Bush-Holley House, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, Free and open to the public. (2) Commemorating Kristallnacht: Documentary "The Lady in Number 6" Book: A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer. Come see the 2014 Oscar Award winning Documentary and hear Caroline Stoessinger comment on the film, in which she appears. Ms. Stoessinger will also discuss her book about Alice Herz-Sommer, an inspiring story of resilience, the power of music, and never ending optimism. Sunday, November 9 @ 1:30 PM. Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, 1:30 PM. Free and open to the public. (3) JHS NOVEMBER BOOK TALK Diary of an Artist: Raphael Soyer - Presenter: Dr. Elissa Kaplan. Wednesday, November 19 @10:00AM. Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. A visual account of the life and works of socialist realist Russian born American painter (1899 - 1987). Questions about the programs? Contact Marcie Schoenfeld at 203-359-9148 or email or see website: http://www.ihsfc-ct.orq/program.
  • WATCH FOR GRAND OPENING!!! 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
  • SIX THIRTEEN - STAMFORD'S PREMIERE KOSHER RESTAURANT Reservations, menu & more: If you haven't read the review that recently appeared in the Jewish Press, please click and enjoy.
  • 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).
  • JFS WORKSHOP - THE RACE TO COLLEGE- Mondays, 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
  • ISRAEL CANCER RESEARCH FUND RAISER EVENT Susan & Len Mark will be honored on Wed. evening, December 3rd by the Israel Cancer Research Fund for their generosity in funding basic cancer research --- at The Pierre in New York City. Reservations & details: or 203 321-1006
  • MIKE'S CENTER CAFE & BAKERY AT THE JCC Is open during the week. For information, please call 203-321-0051 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Miriam Rachel
  • Aharon Tzvi ben Sarah
  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
  • Ben-tzion ben Bracha
  • Chaim Avram ben Leah
  • Chana Liba bat Yaakova
  • Chana bat Shulamit
  • Chava bat Perel
  • Chaya Priva bat Leah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Esther
  • Dinah bat Esther
  • Eliahu Aharon ben Yocheved Irta Etel
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • Leah bat Bayla
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Naomi Devorah bat Mindel
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shimshon ben Reba
  • Smadar Rut bat Chana
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
Sisterhood Gift Shop

SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Sunday 9-11 am, Tuesday & Thursday 12-2pm, Wednesday 2-4pm  

CAS Youth
Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

üWe thank all those who have donated toys to our Mini Minyan group - thanks so much for enhancing our program.

üWe thank the Tratt family for sponsoring the Mishnah and Hot Cocoa Club this Shabbat in honor of children Maya, Rachel and Ari.

üWe thank the Dayan Family for replenishing the youth department with new games for kids of all ages!

This weekend....

-Mishna and Hot Cocoa in the Social Hall at 10:15 w R. Jeiger - all children grade 4 and up are invited to join! This week's learning is sponsored by the Tratt family.

-Please note that Tot Shabbat will begin meeting in the youth classroom and Mini Minyan will meet in the library to better accommodate sizes and needs. Also, Morah Debbie will join Mini Minyan and Morah Danette will join Tot Shabbat. Please join us for an incredible program!

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

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

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed Nov.-Dec:

Next Shabbat, Nov 8 - Jr Cong Oneg (Grades 1-4) at the Sigmans - 3-4:30 pm.

NCSY FALL REGIONAL! Spots are filling up fast so sign up now!

Join high schoolers from all around New England for a Shabbat in Blue Ridge Edge. Get to know amazing advisors and experience a Shabbat like you haven't before. AND, NIGHT ZIPLINING!
Juniors & Seniors:November 7th-9th
Freshmen & Sophomores:November 21st-23rd

Shabbat Nov 15 - Mini Minyan- Mini Shabbaton

Families of Mini Minyaners - you will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity for your children to join together for a delicious Shabbat lunch at the shul. After lunch we will have some special activities and pickup is at 2:00 pm. We hope that this "mini shabbaton" will pave the way for future "full shabbatons" in Jr. Cong. and beyond!

Saturday Night, Nov 22 - Supermarket Sweep & Movie Night at CAS

Start the night with Chessed and excitement at Stop N Shop. Each team has a mission and the winning team wins a prize. This year join the extra fabulous and challenging scavenger hunt. Every item purchased goes to the Kosher Food Pantry and helps poor people prepare for Thanksgiving. After the chessed portion of the program we will head back to CAS for a movie, dinner and ice cream! This is a night not to be missed!

Shabbat, Dec 20th - Chanukah in Groups

What do you get when you combine Awesome Shabbat groups with Chanukah?? More fun that you can imagine - try dreidel contests, sufganiyot, and so much more.... make sure you do not miss groups this week - trust me!

Saturday night, Dec 27th - Nets Game

Limited number of tickets available - Nets vs Pacers -a game you don't want to miss. Bus leaves right after Shabbat ends from the CAS parking lot and returns there after the game.

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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