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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Congregation Agudath Sholom Holiday/Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Holiday/Shabbat Bulletin
October 16-18, 2014Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
22-24 Tishrei 5775
Candles5:55 PM
Mincha6:00 PM
Shacharit7:45 AM
8:45 AM
Yizkor Sanctuary10:15 AM
Youth Groups10:30 AM
Dancing With Torahs (Toddler-Age 6)4:00 PM
Mincha5:55 PM
Candles After6:54 PM
Hakafot7:15 PM
Torah Reading and conclusion of maariv8:30 PM
Mincha5:57 PM
Shacharit (sanctuary only)8:45 AM
Hakafot9:45 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Men's Aliyot10:30 AM
Women's Tefillah10:30 AM
Mini-minyan/Jr.Cong11:40 AM
Keter Torah Presentation,Chatan Torah & Bereshit11:45 AM
Musaf12:30 PM
Simchat Torah Lunch1:00 PM
Candles5:52 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:54 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:49 AM
Daf Yomi4:55 PM
Code Of Jewish Law4:55 PM
Mincha5:45 PM
Maariv6:46 PM
Shabbat Ends6:51 PM
Chag Sameach/Shabbat Shalom

New Beginnings.

Rosh Hashanah was almost three weeks ago but this weekend marks the transition back to every day life. Thank G-d, the holidays were memorable and wonderful. G-d willing, we will all be blessed with a sweet new year filled with health, peace and joy.

In Judaism, we never end a season without formally beginning a cycle again. We end the Torah on Friday during Simchat Torah and immediately read from the book of Bereishit. As I noted on the holidays, G-d does not ask us to be perfect but to grow. The next few days offer a moment to pause on the effect and affect of the holidays on our lives. What commitments will we carry forward? What one action will you intensify or adopt this year to grow in your relationship to yourself, G-d and mankind?

Thank G-d, opportunities abound. Consider one of the following:

  1. Attend a daily minyan at least once a week
  2. Attend a Torah class - See our schedule ( 
  3. Advocate for Israel - Join us at our Bagels and Brunch Advocacy morning Oct. 26th and our AIPAC delegation in March. ( 
  4. Make a Pledge to our Yom Kippur Appeal (click here)
  5. Visit Israel this year (click here)
  6. Volunteer for a Shul Committee

The question is not whether we have been through the holidays, how many meals we have consumed or services attended but whether the holidays have been through us? How are we different and how did we grow? 

The challenges we face as a people are great this year. Not a single one of us can sit on the sidelines. We all must actively participate in our shared destiny. Mazal Tov to our Simchat Torah honorees! We are excited to celebrate with them and their families.

Wishing you and your families a Chag sameach and Shabbat Shalom!
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Follow Rabbi Cohen:

Rosh Hashanah - In Defense of Man
Rosh Hashanah - Singing the Song of Your Soul

Yom Kippur - From the Garden to God

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

Mazal Tov to all of our Honorees for Simchat Torah
  • Kol Hanearim - Phil Steinmetz
  • Chatan Torah - Dr. Al Wolfsohn
  • Chatan Bereishit - Bob Zitter
  • Chatan Maftir - Chazan Rafael Bokow
  • Keter Torah - Toby Schaffer

Have you answered the call for our Yom Kippur Appeal? If not, please click here

Remember to make an Eruv Tavshilin on Wednesday.If you'd like to get the blessing and automated reminders for future holidays, Click here

Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday5:42 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Thursday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Friday: 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 5:45 PM
FridayRosh Chodesh Cheshvan
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
CAS Youth Shabbat Mishna Learningby Amber, Erica & Isabella Mandel in honor of their brother Justin's 3rd Birthday.
Shemini Atzeret Kiddush - Thursdayby Maron & Schaffer Families to commemorate the 9th yahrtzeit of David Schaffer
Chapel Kiddushthe shul
Sanctuary Kiddush - Shabbatby Janet Bein in honor of Andrew's birthday
FlowersFlossy & Sam Fischel in honor of Rabbi Cohen and in memory of Sam & Dena Lipson
  • to the family of Ethel Scher Gross
Shabbat Topics & Participants
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: The Last 8 Verses of the Torah
UsherRoz Mangot, Mitchell Bell
Simchat Torah
CAS Simchas Torah Lunch October 17 20141017

Friday, October 17

Join the sponsors of the annual
CAS SIMCHAS TORAH LUNCH a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition

Any remaining proceeds will benefit the CAS Kiddush Fund
Extra food will be delivered to a local shelter

Thanks to our sponsors as of 10/15/14 1 PM
  • Margie & Bob Abrams
  • Selim & Johanna Akyuz
  • Ruth & Melvin Aminoff
  • Ron & Barbara Ashkenas
  • Hecky & Rochel Attar
  • Baer Family
  • Janine & Gidon Bahar & Katz
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Toby Schaffer
  • Marvin & Ivy Schildkraut
  • Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
  • Bennett & Joan Schwartz
  • Rich & Rachel Seligson
  • Shelley & Ed Senker
  • Rosalyn Sherman
  • Daniel & Marti Sichel
  • Ronnie & Steve Sichel
  • Sherry & Mark Silver
  • Sloyer Family
  • Janice Steinberg & Stephen Davidson
  • Liba & Steven Steinmetz
  • Beverly & David Stein
  • 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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CAS YD Dancing With Torahs 20141016

Thursday, October 16 - 4:00 PM

SING, DANCE AND PARTY WITH THE TORAH!!! (and Rachel Bahar & Jonathan Cahr!! ) Light Dinner will be served. For Toddlers to Age 6. 


Thursday, October 16 - 7:00 PM

Join Josh Sperber, Rabbi Jeiger & all of your leaders for ...Dancing, Singing, Partying, Treats, "Goody Bags".... and much much more...

CAS Simchas Torah Lunch October 17 20141017

Friday, October 17 - 1:00 PM

Join the sponsorship of the annual
a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition

Women Scholar Series 20141126

Wednesday, October 22 - 8:00 PM

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

CAS Israel Advocacy Brunch October 26 20141026

Sunday, October 26 - 9:15 AM

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 

CAS Young Couples Night Out November 1 20141101

Saturday, November 1 - 8:00 PM

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 

Scheinberg Lecture 20141102

Sunday, November 2 - 8:00 PM

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 

Elizabeth Bettina Kristallnacht Lecture 20141120

Thursday, November 20 - 8:00 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.

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

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. 

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 Announcements
  • "BAGELS & ADVOCACY" BRUNCH Anti-Semitism on Campus? Media Bias? BDS movement? Turn Outrage to Advocacy! Come to a "Bagels & Advocacy" Brunch! Sunday, October 26, 9:15 to 10:30. 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
  • SAVE THE DATE: AUTHOR ELIZABETH BETTINA WILL SPEAK AT CAS KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATION Thursday, November 20, 7:30 pmElizabeth 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.
  • SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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,
  • #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.
  • 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
  • LEADING A LIFE OF LEGACY, THURS, OCT 30, 7 PM WORKSHOP LED BY RABBI DANIEL COHEN Follow a unique process of developing your ideal prototype and distilling a road map for personal growth and greatness. The seminar is contemplative and interactive and begins via a series of questions triggering the experience of writing your own obituary and developing a few initial steps to lead a life of legacy. Thursday, October 30, 7 - 8:30 pm at ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 628 Main Street (corner of Grove Street) Stamford. Parking available; entrance on Suburban Avenue. $15 donation requested to defray costs * Light supper will be served. Please register by October 24 at
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 COLLEGE AHEAD! in Westport - Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm The program for the community, co-sponsored with UJA/Federation-Westport-Weston-Wilton-Norwalk and Eastern Fairfield County, featuring prominent college admissions deans as a panel exploring the essential issues all high school students and their parents need to know for the college admissions process. Moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, JFS College Consultant to be held at Temple Israel, Coleytown Road, Westport. Open to the community at no cost. For more information, please contact Claire D. Friedlander at 203-921-4161 or
  • 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
  • JHS OCTOBER BOOK TALK Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson,the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History by Joseph Telushkin. Presenter: Marilyn Schwartz. Wednesday, October 22, 2014@10:00AM Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford Joseph Telushkin has written the most authoritative work to date on the Rebbe, Menachem M. Schneerson, the leader of the Chabad Movement. Schneerson transformed Chabad into the force it is today.Come find out who he was, how he did it, and why. Questions about the programs? Contact Marcie Schoenfeld at 203-359-9148 or email or see website:
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  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
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  • 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
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SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Closed for Sukkot -Reopen on Oct. 21

CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Thurs morning Shmini Atzeret- regular groups for all ages

Thurs afternoon 4-530 pm all Tot Shabbaters and Mini Minyaners (through age 6) are invited to join for Youth Hakafot with Jonathan Cahr and Rachal Bahar! We will dance with the Torahs, sing, eat a light dinner of meatballs, spaghetti and brownies and of course give out goody bags to all children who join us!

Thurs. evening all children are welcome to join our Hakafot (during the adult Hakafot) - some with the adults and some separated for our own special ones. Of course, all children in attendance will get a goody bag!

Fri morning - Simchat Torah Tot Shabbat will meet at regular time 10:30 and be open until 1 pm. All other groups will begin after Kol Nearim until the end of services. More goody bags to be given out!

Shabbat morning - regular groups for all ages except NO TEEN MINYAN. There will be Jr Teen Chat.

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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