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Friday, November 21, 2014

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
November 22, 2014Toldot
29 Cheshvan 5775
Mincha4:17 PM
Candles4:12 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:15 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:03 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Mini Minyan Shabbat Luncheon12:30 PM
Daf Yomi3:20 PM
Code Of Jewish Law3:50 PM
Mincha4:05 PM
Maariv5:07 PM
Shabbat Ends5:12 PM
Supermarket Sweep6:30 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the families of the five people murdered in Israel. Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Rabbi Cary Levine, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, Aryeh Kopinsky and Driuze police officer Zidan Saif. The recent terror attack in Israel evoked images of the Holocaust and a tragic reminder of the struggle for peace in Israel and the existence of evil. We mourn with the five widows and 24 new orphans and pray for strength in the days ahead.

How do we respond to such news? Unfortunately, in the past month, we have witnessed acts of terror in different parts of the world and most personally in Israel. This Torah portion of Toldot speaks of the enmity of the nation of Esau against Israel. It still endures. Yet, with the unfortunate increase in terror there is a danger of becoming numb to evil. How do we respond?

Maimonides teaches that a person who considers any tragedy as being random is cruel. We do not know the ways of G-d and will never fully understand the question of good people suffering but we must not just move on with life as if nothing happened. The lives of the families, relatives and community in Har Nof will never be the same and neither must ours. Maimonides explains that tragedy is an opportunity for growth and introspection. Each of us must find ways to deepen our response spiritually, politically and personally. What more can we do to bring light into a world of darkness? How can we speak out to insure Israel's safety? How can we be more engaged in the efforts to secure peace in Israel?

May G-d grant the families much comfort in the days ahead and may we share good news from Israel.
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

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Service Notes:
  • Friday night Shabbat Services tonight and December 19 will 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

As part of the MALT journey to Israel, Rabbi Cohen will he hosting a brunch for CAS youth in Israel on Friday morning,December 5th at 9:00 AM at Cafe Rimon on Ben Yehuda. We invite all of our CAS family. Rabbi Cohen will be joined by some of the MALT participants. Please extend the invite your child and be in touch with Kim to confirm their participation by December 1st to

Welcome AIPAC Guests - Steve Beckerman, Elana Lichtenstein, and Alli Pilcowitz

This Shabbat: Our annual AIPAC-CAS Shabbat,with Steve Beckerman, AIPAC Assistant Director for Policy & Government Affairs

  • Friday night - 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.
  • Shabbat - Steve Beckerman will speak during services and participate in a 4:30 PM Seudah Shlishit roundtable discussion.
Important Notes from CAS

Sing aloud, O Nations...for He avenges the blood of His servants...and atones for His Land and His people. (cf. Deut. 32:43)
Request from the Devastated Widows and their Bereaved Families

Our hearts are broken and melting amidst tears over the spilling of the blood of the martyred heads of our families - may God avenge their death.

We turn to you, our fellow Jewish brethren wherever you may be! Let us all unite in order that we receive Hashem's mercy. Let us take upon ourselves to increase love and brotherhood between people, communities, and diverse groups.

We implore each person to take upon himself at the onset of Shabbat, to sanctify this Holy Shabbat, Parshat Toldot (the eve of the Rosh Chodesh Kislev), to make this Shabbat a day of unconditional love - a day of refraining from divisiveness and arguments, gossip and tale-bearing.  This act will bring about a great elevation of our husbands' souls, slaughtered in sanctification of God's Name, may He be blessed.

May Hashem look down from above, see our suffering, wipe away our tears. and say "Enough!" to our troubles. May we be worthy to witness the coming of the Messiah very soon - amen, amen!


In light of this week's events, the CAS Board of Directors is implementing the following steps:

  • Our Director of Operations has contacted and requested the Stamford Police Department to conduct more frequent patrols of the synagogue area.
  • We are forming a Voluntary Shabbat Security Patrol Committee.  We ask for volunteers to take thirty minute to one hour shifts from 8am to 1pm on Shabbat to stand in the Lobby.  Mitchell Bell has agreed to head this committee.  Please contact him at to volunteer for this important task. 
  • The Strawberry Hill Avenue entrance will be locked on Shabbat.  Please be careful when opening this door to admit people.
  • We will conduct an emergency fire evacuation drill on Shabbat, December 6, to familiarize members on how to deal with a fire emergency.  Locator maps with exit procedures are being posted through the building.  Procedures for the evacuation drill will be announced in advance.  We will also have  a "lockdown" drill at a later date.  
  • We currently have security camera coverage at a number of locations in CAS.  Over the next month, we will increase coverage of the building.
  • We have formed a board Security Committee headed by Mitchell Bell and Rebecca Sigman.  They continue to develop plans to improve our security.  Please contact them to join the committee or contribute ideas to improve our security.
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday4:09 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Wednesday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday: 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 4:15 PM
SundayRosh Chodesh Kislev
ThursdayThanksgiving Day
Mazal Tov
  • to Bob and Stephanie Sherman, Larry Jefferson and Nancy Beren, and Dick and Betty Sherman on the aufruf of Jake Sherman in celebration of his marriage to Irene Jefferson.
  • to Joseph & Mila Rubbak upon their daughter Tanya becoming an assistant chair for the ComArts at the Otis College of Arts and Design in California
  • to Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher on the birth of a grandson, Eliyahu Zev
  • to Bernard Shapiro & Dr. Naomi Hersh on the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Shapiro to Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg, son of Rabbi & Mrs. Arthur Ruberg of Norfolk, VA.
  • to Rivkah and Rabbi Walk on the engagement of Yehudah Walk to Tiffany Ben Shimol of Be'er Sheva, Israel.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Teen Minyan KiddushMaron Family in honor of Max's and Jon's birthdays.
Sanctuary KiddushStephanie & Bob Sherman in celebration of Jake's Aufruf
Chapel KiddushWalk family in honor of Rivkah and Rabbi Walk's anniversary, Ya'akov's birthday and the engagement of Yehudah Walk to Tiffany Ben Shimol of Be'er Sheva, Israel.
  • to the families of those murdered in Israel this week: Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Rabbi Cary Levine, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, and Aryeh Kopinsky and Driuze police officer Zidan Saif
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Bokow
SermonSteve Beckerman
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: Preparing for Thanksgiving- Biblical and Halachik instances of Hakarat Hatov
Daf YomiDr. Jeffrey Cahn
Torah ReadersJay Jubas, Ethan Green
Prayer for the USStephanie Sherman and Nancy Beren

Susan and Len Mark

"My sister Gloria has been battling ovarian cancer. In our quest for a cure, we turned to the Israel Cancer Research Fund because we believe that Israel's outstanding scientists are conducting world-class cancer research that will hopefully bring an end to this dreaded disease."

-Len Mark


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6:30 PM at The Pierre
2 East 61st Street, New York City

Humanitarian Award:
Susan and Len Mark

Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Aaron Ciechanover*

Nobel Laureate and ICRF Research Professor

For more information, call
David Kweskin, ICRF Connecticut Area Director,
(203) 321-1006 *
*ICRF supported research by Israeli Nobel Prize winners Drs. Hershko and Ciechanover led to the development of the drug Velcade®

Help us to further lifesaving cancer research for the benefit of all mankind

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Saturday, November 22 - 10:00 AM


with Steve Beckerman,
AIPAC Assistant Director for Policy & Government Affairs
Friday 7:30 PM Oneg Shabbat at the home of Elissa and Philip Klapper: 206 West Lane, Stamford.
Over the course of Shabbat day, AIPAC Assistant Director for Policy and Government Affairs, Steven Beckerman, will join our community to speak on a variety of related topics.
4:30 PM Seudah Shlishit roundtable, following Mincha.
RSVP Alli Pilcowitz -  

Saturday, November 22 - 12:30 PM

CAS Youth Mini-Minyan Mini Shabbaton - November 22

Children ages 4-6, November 22 - right after Kiddush until 2 pm pickup at the shul
Come join Rabbi Jeiger, Morah Debbie, Morah Rivka and the entire Mini Minyan crew for our first ever Mini Minyan- Mini Shabbaton!!
Program will include: Shabbat afternoon lunch, games, activities and so much more!!!

Saturday, November 22 - 6:00 PM

CAS Youth Supermarket Sweep - November 22

Children in Grades 1-6 - Do a Mitzvah by sweeping through the aisles of Stop & Shop on a scavenger hunt for non perishable items that will be donated to the Jewish Family Service of Stamford. All children will be arranged in teams with specific missions and the winning team will receive a prize!

Wednesday, November 26 - 8:00 PM

CAS Scholar Series

through November 26
Dr. Shira Weiss: Ethical Issues in the Bible. No charge, women & men welcome. 

Friday, November 28 - 7:45 PM

CAS College Thanksgiving Weekend

Concurrent onegs for 11 & 12th graders and their parents on Friday night, where Rabbi Akiva and Nataly Weiss will speak about Living Jewishly on Campus, 7:45PM
PARENTS: Neuhaus Home, 133 Revonah Avenue
STUDENTS: Cohen home, 15 Revonah Circle.
There will be a special reunion kiddush after services for college students who are home for the weekend.

Thursday, December 4 - 7:00 PM

Teenage Shmooze

Get ready to Soosh and to Shmooze!
How do you feel about free sushi?
What about friends?
What about a chance to have real discussions about what it means to be Jewish?
Run for you. Run by you.  

Sunday, December 7 - 10:30 AM

CAS Sisterhood Fall Meet, Greet & Eat December 7

Sisterhood's Fall Meet, Greet & Eat
Featuring Simcha Dancing with Nurit...Wayyyyy Beyond the Hora!
Come Young! Come Old!
And Meet Our Newest Shul Members

Wednesday, December 17 - 12:00 PM

CAS Chanukah Senior Lunch December 17 -

Join us for a Chanukah Senior Luncheon. Award winning composer Elliot Weiss and soprano Doris Weiss will treat us to an entertaining and uplifting musical celebration of holiday favorites, the best of the American songbook and a little mamaloshon on the side.

Chairs: Janet Bein and Diane Cohen

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. 

Saturday, January 10 - 12:15 PM


Rabbi Yotav Eliach, Principal, Rambam Mesivta
Rabbi Eliezer Rubin, Head of School, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
Moderator: Rabbi David Israel, Rabbinic Dean Bi-Cultural Day School
Program Chair: Michael Feldstein

Upcoming Events
5775 /2014-15 CAS Events:
Celebrating 125 Years of Community, Activism and Spirituality
  • 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.

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
SundayRabbi David Walk - Bible from the Beginning. - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi Daniel Cohen - Morning Mussar; Path to Spritual Greatness - 7:15 am
Rabbi David Walk- D'var Yom b'yomo Timely Topics - 12:15 pm (BCDS)
Rabbi David Walk - 7:30 PM-Mishneh Brurah-Laws of Tefila
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 Megillah - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen - Morning Mussar; Path to Spritual Greatness - 7:15 am
Rabbi Daniel Cohen -The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 - 8:45 AM
noteHebrew Crash Course postponed to winter.
CAS Announcements
  • THE CAS MEN'S CLUB HAS 2 CHESED OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP. November 27 EMS First responders lunch needs commitments for food as well as on 12/25/14 we are feeding the homeless at Pacific House. Please let know what you can help provide.
  • HELP US HELP OTHERS 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. If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please enter their name on our website for our Chesed committee to follow-up.
  • LIGHT UP STAMFORD FOR CHANUKAH IN HONOR OF OUR 125TH ANNIVERSARY Agudath Sholom wants to spread the light on each night of Chanukah in our community. We will be identifying 8 locations around the area to light a menorah and share the joy and spirit of the holiday. We are looking for volunteers, families who want to be part of this special and unique project. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • CHANUKAH YOM IYUN - "THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS ON THE YEAR'S DARKEST DAY" Sunday, December 21. Featuring Rabbi David Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University. Minyan at 8:30AM, followed by breakfast, three different shiurim, and mincha at 12:30 pm. Full schedule of classes and more details to follow
  • ANNUAL CHILDREN'S CHANUKAH BOOK DRIVE DECEMBER 14-28 CAS Lobby. New or gently used children's books (for infants and children through 8th grade), Books donated will benefit the programs of Read to Grow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting early literacy. Info: Sarah Poland,
  • BI-ANNUAL COLLEGE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, FEATURING RABBI AKIVA AND NATALY WEISS, JLIC COUPLE AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY. NOVEMBER 28-29. Concurrent onegs for 11 & 12th graders and their parents on Friday night, where Rabbi Akiva and Nataly Weiss will speak about Living Jewishly on Campus, 7:45PM - PARENTS: Neuhaus Home, 133 Revonah Avenue and STUDENTS: Cohen home, 15 Revonah Circle. There will be a special reunion kiddush after services for college students who are home for the weekend.
  • 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
  • TAPESTRY, A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ADULT JEWISH EDUCATION, WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 6:30PM AT THE JCC. Enjoy a night of learning and socializing followed by dessert reception. Sponsored by the UJF and the JCC. Info: 203-321-1371 or register at
  • CAMP NESHER PARLOR MEETING Sunday night November 23rd at 8:30 pm to learn about Camp Nesher, where many CAS families have been sending their children. Camp Director Jeff Braverman will be speaking and answering questions. At the home of the Margolius Family, 66 Midchester Ave in White Plains NY. RSVP at
  • SHOP AND NOSH AT THE ANNUAL GIFT SHOW PRESENTED BY THE CENTER WOMEN Thursday, December 4 5:30 - 10 p.m. The Stamford JCC. A one-stop holiday shopping experience! Sip Some Wine! Have A Nosh! Shop With Friends! Fabulous Clothing! Gorgeous Jewelry! One-Of-A-Kind Gifts! New this year, sample the tasty fare of kosher caterers including Abel Caterers, Fairway Market, Joseph Craig Caterers, Main Event Caterers, Mike's Center Cafe and Navaratna. More than 30 great vendors selling fabulous gifts! Free admission. Proceeds from this event benefit JumpStart at the JCC, a unique, therapeutic early-childhood education program for children with special needs. details
  • 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
  • SOOSH NOW OPEN IN THE STAMFORD PLAZA HOTEL. We are now serving from our limited dine in menu as it is our soft opening period. Come join us and enjoy our delicious sushi and sashimi, available for dine in and take out. At this time, we have available select catering items and sushi platters for all your events, parties, or holiday needs. For more information about what we offer, please contact our offices via e-mail or phone, or stop by to pick up a catering menu. (203) 658-7505. They are open on Thanksgiving and to order your Thanksgiving Soosh platters
  • OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS TO 613 FOR THANKSGIVING!!! 613 Restaurant is going all out and all traditional for Thanksgiving. Details at
  • 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 and Len Mark Honored by the Israel Cancer Research fund December 3rd, receiving the Humanitarian Award at the Tower of Hope Gala, The Pierre, New York City for their extraordinary generosity in thought and deeds. Reservations and details: 203 321-1006
  • SAVE THE DATE - THE NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE - FOLKSBIENE PRESENTS FROM ROSENFELD TO ROBESON MARCH 19, 2015 AT TEMPLE BETH EL, STAMFORD Starring Elmore James and Zalmen Mlotek. Just back from its debut at the Singer festival in Warsaw, Poland, Broadway and international opera star, Elmore James and Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene take you on a musical journey through the repertoire of Paul Robeson, the great African American singer, actor and civil rights activist. Together, they explore the pathos inherent in love ballads, songs of the sweatshop and slavery, melodies of spirituality, protest and hope. This new concert breathes fresh life into its interpretations of classics Yiddish songs, songs of revolutionary poets, Holocaust era partisans and Broadway favorites.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Miriam Rachel
  • Aharon Tzvi ben Sarah
  • Ami ben Sara
  • Avraham Shmuel ben Sheyna
  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
  • Ben-tzion ben Bracha
  • Chaim Avram ben Leah
  • Chaim Yechiel ben Malka
  • Chana Liba bat Yaakova
  • Chana bat Shulamit
  • Chaya Malka bat Yosepha
  • Chaya Priva bat Leah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Esther
  • Dinah bat Esther
  • Eitan ben Sarah
  • 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
  • Shmuel Yeruchim ben Beyla
  • Smadar Rut bat Chana
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
  • Ze'ev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Sisterhood Gift Shop

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

CAS Youth
Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Welcome Morah Danielle (From Gan Yeladim) to our Tot Shabbat Staff! We are so excited to have you!

Thank you to all the volunteers who have joined us for the Mini Minyan Mini Shabbaton and for the Supermarket Sweep!

Thank you to Benjy Karsch for joining Teen Minyan this Shabbat.

Thank you to the Maron Family for sponsoring Teen Kiddush in honor of Max's birthday!

This weekend....

-We wish the Danielle and the NCSYers a great time at Fall Regional!

-Teen Minyan at 9:30 will be in the Social Hall and run by Evan and the Gabbaim- Danny and Jacob.

-Mishna and Hot Cocoa in the Simcha room at 10:15 with Rabbi Jeiger (we will finish chapter 1 of Brachot).

-Tot Shabbat will be led by Morahs Irene, Danielle and Simone in the Youth Classroom at 10:30 am.

- Mini Minyan will be led by Morahs Miriam, Rivka and Talia this week in the library at 10:30 am.

- Jr. Cong. will be led by Josh and Morah Nicole this week in the Chapel at 10:30 am. Double Nikudot and Nikudot sale week - bring your tickets!!

-Bnai Mitzvah Club will be led by Rabbi Parhi in the Simcha Room at 10:30 am.

-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!

-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, a light dinner and ice cream! This is a night not to be missed!

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

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, 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.

Saturday night, Jan 17th - Youth CONNECTIONS Game Night and Fundraiser - For Adults of all Ages Game & Auction Night Out Save the date for a fun night of Panopoly with a HUGE grand prize and amazing items up for auction. Reserve your babysitters now this is a night out that no one will want to miss!

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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