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Friday, October 24, 2014

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
October 25, 2014Noach
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
1 Cheshvan 5775
Mincha5:47 PM
Candles5:42 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema9:57 AM
Jr Cong10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:51 AM
Daf Yomi4:45 PM
Code Of Jewish Law4:45 PM
Mincha5:35 PM
Maariv6:36 PM
Shabbat Ends6:41 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Technology or Torah?

We live in a world bombarded by social media and 24 hours news. More than any other generation, we need Shabbat to recharge and reconnect. This coming Shabbat in communities across the world is the Shabbat Project to promote observance of this gift. Inspired by an initiative in South Africa, its goal is to encourage Jews to unite through the complete observance of one Shabbat, and the weekend chosen is this Shabbat Parshat Noach. For more information, click here).

In this spirit of this effort, we are embarking on two community wide efforts.

First, between now and Chanukah we encourage every member to invite a less affiliated neighbor, co-worker or friend (whom you might otherwise not consider inviting) for a Shabbat meal or other Jewish experience.Along with the benefits of living in a vibrant community comes a responsibility to share the beauty and blessing of a Torah life. One way of doing so is by sharing the richness and beauty of Shabbat and Torah living with fellow Jews in our community.

Second, we will join organizations across our community for Shabbat Across Stamford on Friday night, March 13th. We will offer multiple services in one location and all share Shabbat dinner together as a united community. I am thrilled that we live in a community that can partner to create a such a special evening of achdut,

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

Follow Rabbi Cohen  

  • Rabbi Cohen led a panel on religious awakening at the Ferguson Library, with Dr. Kareem Adeeb (Imam, Institute for American-Arabic Studies), Inni Kaur Dhingra (Board Member, Sikh Research Institute) and Rev. Gregory Doll (Noroton Presbyterian Church). click here to view
  • Rabbi Cohen will speak at the JCC Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County on his book Mining for Gold: Essays Exploring the Relevancy of Torah in the Modern World - Monday October 27, 7 PM. Learn more about the festival at

  • Watch and Share Rabbi Cohen's Ted Talk - Discover Your Elijah Moment:

In case you missed it  You can see a video of Allan Chernoff (Co-Author of The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews) discussing the childhood home of his mother and co-author Rena Margulies Chernoff in the years leading up to the Holocaust. click here to watch it or watch it on the JBS Channel 138 - Sunday 10/26 3pm, Monday 10/27 10:30am, Wednesday 10/29 7pm

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Service Notes:
  • next Friday night (October 31), 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 October 31-November 1 in honor of Gavriel Karsch's Bar Mitzvah.
  • following 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. If you are interested in participating, please be in touch with Chazan Bokow.
  • In anticipation of upcoming girls' bat mitzvahs, we invite them to share a brief Dvar Torah at Seudat Shlihsit. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday5:33 PM
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: 5:35 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to William Patry & Rebecca Martin on the b'nai mitzvah of Yonah & Margalit
  • to Sandra Ehrenkranz on the birth of a new grandson, Yotam Ze'ev, to Ilana and Howard Paktor Glanzman. Mazal Tov to Aunt Michelle Wolfe & Cousins Danielle and Rachel Wolfe.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Sanctuary KiddushWilliam Patry & Rebecca Martin on the b'nai mitzvah of Yonah & Margalit
CAS Youth Shabbat Mishna Learning & Hot Cocoain memory of Naomi Rivka bat Shlomo Zalman Hacohen
  • to Claire Fishman on the passing of her sister, Leah Kasar
  • to Cheryl Effren on the passing of her father, Abraham Josephson
  • to the Stiassny family on the passing of their father, Jacob
  • to the family of three month old Chaya Zissel Braun who was murdered in Israel.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Freedom of Expression
UsherRosalyn Sherman
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: Noach Walked with G-d -  in memory of Rabbi Avraham Lieberman on the occasion of his 9th yahrzeit
Torah ReadersArthur & Noah Green, Chazan Bokow, Yonah Patry
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Michael Schachter, Executive Program Director at the Maimonides Heritage Center in Tiberias: Avraham, Maimonides, and Final Exams
Daf YomiRabbi Dr. Jeffrey Cahn
Thanks To Our Simchat Torah Sponsors

Thanks to our Simchas Torah Lunch sponsors:

  • Margie & Bob Abrams
  • Selim & Johanna Akyuz
  • Ruth & Melvin Aminoff
  • Ron & Barbara Ashkenas
  • Hecky & Rochel Attar
  • Baer Family
  • Darren & Maya Bahar
  • Rachel & David Bahar
  • Mitchell & Gayle Bell
  • Mary Lee & Jeff Benson
  • Dina & Paul Berger
  • Debbie & Michael Berg
  • Karen & Ira Berk
  • Harvey & Lynn Berman
  • Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
  • Melissa & Mark Bildner
  • Stephanie & Josh Bilenker
  • Jodi & Richard Boxer
  • Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
  • Meredith & David Cohen
  • Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
  • Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
  • Lenore & Michael Cooper
  • Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
  • Ziona & Elie Doft
  • Can Dyman
  • Stacey Essenfeld
  • Claudine &Stuart Feurstein
  • Cindy & Leon Fliegelman
  • Stephanie & Howard Fogel
  • Julia & Eli Freedberg
  • Lynne & Steven Frenkel
  • Tom Gallagher
  • Miriam & Joseph Gelb
  • Judy & Howard Goldstein
  • Meryl & David Gordon
  • Gloria Green
  • Jill & Arthur Green
  • Shira & Ethan Green
  • Joyce & Larry Haber
  • Kayla & Leon Hanna
  • Yoav & Meg Haron
  • Shery & Barry Hertzberg
  • Robert & Tricia Hoff
  • Rob Indyk
  • Rabbi David & Shara Israel
  • Dorothy Jaiven
  • Monica & Eric Jankelovits
  • Judith & David Jelen
  • Rachel & Jay Jubas
  • Joanne & Glenn Karow
  • Liat & Ben Karsch
  • Janine Bahar & Gidon Katz
  • Laura & Daniel Katz
  • Flora & Carl Kaufman
  • Elissa & Philip Klapper
  • Abigail & Josh Kurtz
  • Toby Lazarus & Allan Lichtenberg
  • Ari & Rica Lieberman
  • Yospa Lieberman
  • Listokin Family
  • Love Family
  • Izzy Lustig
  • Roselyn Mangot
  • Susan & Len Mark
  • Dinah & Seth Marlowe
  • Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
  • Rachel & Sam Maryles
  • CAS Men's Club
  • Bill & Kori Meyers
  • Jake & Janice Meyer
  • Barbara & Larry Miller
  • Nancy & Gadi Mimoun
  • Julie & Richard Morgulis
  • Shari & Jeff Mosenkis
  • Rona & David Moskowitz
  • Leah & Peter Munk
  • Eve & Sid Nachman
  • Marguerite & Ken Neuhaus
  • Cara & Elliot Neumann
  • Ariella Niedober
  • Rina & Chanoch Nof
  • Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
  • Irene & Michael Okun
  • Anne Peskin
  • The Pitkoff Family
  • Veronica & Erwin Reich
  • The Reicin Family
  • Jen & Ed Rosenfeld
  • Gayle & Howard Rothman
  • Sharon & Burt Rubin
  • Mr & Mrs Matthew Samelson
  • Toby Schaffer
  • Mildred Schifreen
  • Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
  • Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
  • Bennett & Joan Schwartz
  • Rich & Rachel Seligson
  • Shelley & Ed Senker
  • Rosalyn Sherman
  • Daniel & Marti Sichel
  • Ronnie & Steve Sichel
  • Eric & Rebecca Sigman
  • Sherry & Mark Silver
  • Sloyer Family
  • Janice Steinberg & Stephen Davidson
  • Liba & Steven Steinmetz
  • Beverly & David Stein
  • Harriet & Mark Sternlicht
  • Henry Stern
  • Rachel & Harold Terk
  • Danielle & Steven Thau
  • Laura & Seth Tobin
  • Sandi & Staurt Waldstreicher
  • Margo & Daniel Warum
  • Harry & Barbara Webski
  • Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
  • Doris & Elliot Weiss
  • Gail & Gary Weitz
  • Emily & Michael Wirgin
  • Howard Wolfe
  • Royce & Alfred Wolfsohn
  • Helene C Zimmerman
  • Hillary & Bob Zitter
  • Navah & David Zizmor
  • Shira & Mitchell Zucker

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Sunday, October 26 - 9:15 AM

CAS Israel Advocacy Brunch October 26

Anti-Semitism on Campus? Media Bias? BDS movement?
Turn Outrage to Advocacy!
Speakers (invited) from the following pro-Israel advocacy organizations: ADL, AIPAC, CAMERA, The David Project, Honest Reporting, Stand With Us 

Wednesday, October 29 - 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. 

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 

Thursday, November 20 - 8:00 PM

Elizabeth Bettina Kristallnacht Lecture

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.

Upcoming Events
5775 /2014-15 CAS Events:
Celebrating 125 Years of Community, Activism and Spirituality
  • Bagels and Advocacy Brunch - Sunday October 26, 2014
  • 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
Classes start this week (except as noted):
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 (starts 11/4)
Rabbi Daniel Cohen -Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (starts 11/4)
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
  • "BAGELS & ADVOCACY" BRUNCH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 9:15 TO 10:30. Anti-Semitism on Campus? Media Bias? BDS movement? Turn Outrage to Advocacy! Come to a "Bagels & Advocacy" Brunch! Speakers (invited) from the following pro-Israel advocacy organizations: ADL, AIPAC, CAMERA, The David Project, Honest Reporting, Stand With Us. CAS Israel Advocacy Task Force. Info: Norine Krasnogor at or Rabbi Cohen at
  • 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.
  • SPEEDY RECOVERY LIST We have re-started the Mishaberach List. If your loved one is still in need of our prayers, please go to our website to re-enter their information.
  • 2ND AIPAC-CAS WEEKEND SHABBAT PRECEDING THANKSGIVING, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21. CAS and AIPAC will partner for a Shabbat focused on the important role that American citizens must play in ensuring an everlasting and secure alliance between the United States and the State of Israel. Join us for sessions with AIPAC professionals and community activists over Shabbat to deepen your understanding of the different facets of the relationship between our two countries, the various ways that America and Israel are strengthened by one another, the changing dynamics in the Middle East, and the implications for the US and Israel.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • #RAISINGTODAYSKIDS - NEW! PARENT AND TEACHER EDUCATION SERIES FROM THE JCC SARA WALKER NURSERY SCHOOL Have IPads replaced conversation at your dinner table? A Lecture by Catherine Steiner-Adair Ed.D., nationally recognized author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC. Tickets $12 each, $10 for JCC members. Click here to register online. For more information, please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at or call (203)322-6541.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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 Fits You?)" 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
  • JUDAISM AND PUBLIC SERVICE. AN OPEN LECTURE WITH SENATOR JOSEPH LIEBERMAN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7 P.M. Yeshiva University,Wilf Campus I Belfer Hall, Weissberg Commons, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue I New York, NY 10033, Please join us for Senator Joseph Lieberman's inaugural lecture as a Yeshiva University faculty member. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Senator Lieberman is the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service at Yeshiva University. In this capacity, he will offer a public lecture series and teach an undergraduate course during the 2014-15 academic year. Info:
  • T A P E S T R Y - A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING SATURDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 22 Doors open at 6:30 pm * Havdalah at 7:00 pm at the JCC Pre-registration: $18. Take part in a community Havdalah, select up to two classes to attend, and end the evening with a dessert reception. Sponsored by United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien and the Jewish Community Center in cooperation with the Board of Rabbis, The Center for Judaic & Middle Eastern Studies at UConn Stamford, The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, Stamford Chapter of Hadassah, Jewish organizations throughout Stamford and the greater lower Fairfield County area, UJA Greenwich and UJA/Federation of Westport-Weston-Wilton-Norwalk. Info and sign up: Sharon
  • 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).
  • 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
  • JFS WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Monday, October 27th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Guest speakers addressing topics covering disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices. At Whole Foods Market in Westport. For more info, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services, at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
  • Ben-tzion ben Bracha
  • Chaim Avram ben Leah
  • Chana Liba bat Yaakova
  • 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 Closed for Sukkot -Sunday 9-11 am, Tuesday & Thursday 12-2pm, Wednesday 2-4pm  

CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

  • We thank all of our amazing leaders and families who made all of the Chagim so wonderful in so many ways- too many to list here but thank you - we all know who you are!
  • Thank you to Jonathan Cahr and Rachel Bahar for a wonderful Simchat Torah program as always!
  • Thank you to our sponsors for the Simchat Torah goody bags!
  • Thank you to our sponsor for this week's Mishna and Hot Cocoa in memory of a very special lady - Naomi Rivka bat Shlomo Zalman Hacohen.Please have her name in mind when learning and making brachot this Shabbat.

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!

- Special Parshat Noach snacks and games in all groups... enjoy build an ark, eat an ark and live in an ark and so much more.

-Jr Cong. Double Nekudot & Sale - bring your tickets to shul!

-NCSY Roadshow -

1)You can RSVP to the amazing NCSY Roadshow Dinner & Carlebach Tefillah @ Young Israel here:

2)Teen Minyan at CAS - 9:30 am followed by Kiddush!

3)Seudah Shlishit at the Lieberman home (426 Strawberry Hill Ave.) for all teens with NCSY Roadshow advisors

4)You can RSVP to the NCSY Roadshow GLOW IN THE DARK MINI GOLF Saturday night activity here:

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:

Shabbat, Nov 8 - Jr Cong Oneg

Let us know if you would like to host one of many onegs planned during the year. At our onegs, our leaders will join for engaging stories, games and Devrei Torah. The host will provide all the goodies :)

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 2:30 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 with the PJ LIbrary

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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