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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
March 22, 2014Shemini
Shabbat Parah
20 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Candles6:49 PM
Mincha6:54 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:58 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr.Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Jr. Teen Chat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:59 AM
Daf Yomi5:55 PM
Code Of Jewish Law5:55 PM
Mincha6:45 PM
Maariv7:45 PM
Shabbat Ends7:50 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Wow! Thank you to everyone for their outstanding support of our annual dinner. It is a record event both in participants and fundraising. Mazal Tov to our honorees Rachel and Jay Jubas, Stephanie and Bob Sherman, Joe Gold and Meredith and David Cohen. Yasher Koach to our dinner and journal chairs Rachel Dayan, Stella Cohen, Claudia & Howard Rimerman and Diane & Elliot Sloyer and their teams for organizing a stellar event. G-d willing, Sunday evening will be an uplifting evening of community and celebration!

With Purim behind us, Pesach is right around the corner. The Talmud explains that in a leap year we celebrate Purim in Adar 2 to connect the redemption of Purim to the redemption of Passover. Both holidays reflect the power of G-d to impact our lives but in a unique dimension. Purim expresses the hidden hand of G-d and Pesach embodies the supernatural. Both holidays affirm our role in expressing gratitude for his beneficence and our role in his His partners.

In anticipation of Pesach, we were pleased to launch our Pesach website. click here to visit our new Passover site

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Thanks to the Dinner & Journal Committee chairs, the committees, the honorees, and all who are participating...our Annual Dinner on Sunday is sold out. click here to see the list of participants

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded on the Syrian border, one very seriously.
Please daven for: Ohad ben Chana, Michael ben Svetlana, Tamir Moshe ben Chava, and the most seriously injured, Alon ben Orli.

Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 7:00 PM
Candles next Friday6:56 PM
Mazal Tov
  • Michelle & Howland Gordon on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Joshua
  • Joan and Bennett Schwartz on the marriage of their son Matthew Slaine to Michele Zatzkis.
  • Annual Dinner honorees Rachel and Jay Jubas, Stephanie and Bob Sherman, Joe Gold and Meredith and David Cohen.
  • Flossy & Sam Fischel, Leah & Greg Miller, and Guta Fischel on the birth of a baby girl, Lauren Danielle, to their Ari & Ellen Fischel.
  • To Rabbis receiving semicha from REITS this Sunday: Rabbi Harold (Tzvi) Bernstein, Rabbi Benyamin Ehrenkranz, Rabbi Yaakov Ehrenkranz, Rabbi Mattityahu Shochet, Rabbi Avi Narrow Tilonsky
  • Rabbi Jerry Wohlberg on the 50th anniversary of receiving his semicha
  • To Ari & Rica Lieberman, Yospa Lieberman, Tamar & Chalom Bendayan, and to the entire Lieberman and Attar families on the birth of a boy to Tamar & Chalom Bendayan
Yasher Koach To
  • Heartfelt thanks to our dinner chairs Rachel Dayan and Stella Cohen and our journal chairs Claudia & Howard Rimerman and Diane & Elliot Sloyer and their Dinner Committee for making this year's dinner a success.
  • Sarah Rich, her daughters Kate and Emma, and their friends for making the Mishloach Manot for the seniors at Atria, as well as all those who came to Atria on Purim Day to sing and dance with the seniors.
Thanks To This Weeks Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesPhyllis & Martin Shapiro - Mazal Tov to all of the dinner honorees and to Joe Gold upon receiving the Chai Award, The Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund, and Mr. & Mrs. Judd Love In memory of Sheila Kerper
Seudah Shlishitthe shul
Chapel KiddushLiba & Steven Steinmetz - In honor of our son Philip visiting from the IDF and Steven's birthday
Sanctuary KiddushMichelle & Howland Gordon
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Bokow
SermonRabbi Cohen: The Mishkan and March Madness
Torah ReadersEthan Green, Joshua Gordon, Robert Bernstein, Howard Weiss
UsherVicki Herschman
Code of Jewish LawCantor Bokow
ShiurMichael Feldstein - Rabbi Hayyim Herschensohn: The Greatest Torah Giant You Never Heard Of
Daf YomiJeff Cahn
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Cohen -Halachot of Pesach
Usher: Vicki Herschman
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aryeh Lev ben Eidel
  • Aviva bat Etta
  • Benzion Ben Mordachai ben Lillian
  • Chana Necha bat Szlata
  • Chaya Esther bat Tziporah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Rivka
  • Dalia bat Chana Chaica
  • Devorah bat Leah
  • Dov ben Etel
  • Dovid Levi ben Gittel
  • Efrat bat Yael
  • Einav bat Chana
  • Elisheva bat Miriam
  • Fred ben Irma
  • Geri bat Esther
  • Harav Avraham David ben Toba Leah
  • Harav Dovid Eliyahu ben Avrina
  • Leah bat Tania
  • Lousya bat Jenna
  • Malka Chaya bat Esther Gittel
  • Michal Fraida Chava bat Yita Shandel
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Naomi Devorah bat Mindel
  • Perel Etka bat Sara
  • Pesach ben Elsa
  • Rachel bat Malkah
  • Rav Aharon (Harav Aharon Lichtenstein) ben Bluma
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rochel bat Marianna
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Shmuel Refael ben Chana
  • Shoshana bat Ruchamah
  • Tovah Chaya bat Tzipporah
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Upcoming Events

Thursday Night March 27 - 7:30 PM
Special Menu..Info:
108 Prospect Street, Stamford

We invite the community to join our CAS family and Rabbi Joe's children at a memorial tribute on Monday evening, March 31 at 7:30 PM.

In Jewish tradition, the period of thirty days following a person's passing (sholshim) is a significant time to reflect on a life. Although the sholshim ends on March 26, our gathering a few days later will serve the same.

If you have stories you would like to share, please send them to, who will collate them for distribution and share a few in his remarks.

We wish the family and our community much comfort and strength and may Rabbi Ehrenkranz's memory always be for a blessing.
A collation will follow the memorial service, sponsored by The BL Manger Foundation and The Manger family

Join Us for the

Sisterhood Book Club

Sunday, March 30, 10:30


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. This is also one of the most beautifully written books you'll ever read.


Location: The Abrams Home, 62 Pepper Ridge Rd., Stamford


Free babysitting (reservations requested) during the program:

Contact or 203-644-7048

Sisterhood's Annual Meeting and Celebration May 4, 2014

UPCOMING CAS EVENTS - Click to learn more/sign up

CAS Annual Dinner
Stamford Mikvah

UPCOMING PASSOVER EVENTS - Click to learn more/sign up

Matzah Sale
Men's Seder
Pre-Passover Chinese Dinner
CAS Family Seder
Donate to the CAS Passover Fund
CAS Classes
SundaysBible from the Beginning 9:15 am-Rabbi David Walk
MondaysDvar Yom B'Yomo 12:20 pm BCDS-Rabbi David Walk
TuesdaysPower of the Prophets: Kings II-8:15 am-Rabbi Daniel Cohen - NO CLASS
The Depth of Genesis-9:00 am-Rabbi Daniel Cohen - NO CLASS
Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms-noon - NO CLASS
Rabbi Daniel Cohen at BCDS from 12:20-1:00 pm - NO CLASS
Passover Primer 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk
Mishna Brura-Laws of Tefillah 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk
ThursdaysTalmud Bavli-Masechet Megilla 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk
FridaysTaste of Torah 8:15 am-Rabbi Daniel Cohen - NO CLASS
Pre Passover Classes
3/25, 4/8 7:30 PMPassover Primer (Rabbi Walk)
4/1 7:30 PMModel Seder (Rabbi Walk/Cantor Bokow)
4/6 8AMKashering/Kosher for Passover Crash Course (Rabbi Cohen)
4/8 9AMPassover Philosophy: Chosen People (Rabbi Cohen)
4/8, noon, BCDSThe Top Ten Seder Insights (Rabbi Cohen)
4/10, 8:30, Starbucks High RidgeStarbucks' Seder (Rabbi Cohen)
Sisterhood Gift Shop

Extended hours till Passover
This Week:
Sunday 9 - 11 am & 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 - 3 pm  

CAS Announcements
  • RABBI COHEN WILL BE AWAY THIS WEEK FROM TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. He can be reached on via email and Rabbi Walk is available in case of an emergency. He can be reached at the shul 203-358-2200 or on his cell 203-918-1957. Rabbi Cohen will be in Colorado launching his new book, Mining for Gold. click here to preview it on Amazon
  • SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB Sunday, March 30, 10:30 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Location: The Abrams Home, 62 Pepper Ridge Rd., Stamford Free babysitting (reservations requested) during the program: Contact or 203-644-7048
  • CAS 2014 PESACH FOOD DRIVE: DO A MITZVAH TO HELP JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE FILL THEIR FOOD PANTRY! Please consider donating grocery cards, gas cards, pharmacy cards and non-perishable food items marked "Kosher for Passover." Grocery bags can be left in the coat closet until April 6th. Feinstein Foundation is "matching" all JFS Kosher Food Pantry donations during March and April - food and grocery/pharmacy store gift cards are counted as cash. We win a gift award from the Feinstein Foundation based on amount received - the more we receive in food, store cards and cash, the more they award our Food Pantry of their $1 Million gift. Contact event chairs Julie Daniel at, Rachel Haron at or Youth Chair, Josh Gordon.
  • CAS MEN'S CLUB ANNUAL PASSOVER FAIR - APRIL 6, 2014 FROM 10AM - 2PM. This year our theme of behind the Green Line Wines will offer wine tasting of the latest in Passover quality. We will have in addition to Rabbi Walk supervising your own Matzoh making experience, sessions with both our Rabbis explaining their new books along with book signing. Further Aviva Klanoff of "No Potato Passover" will be demonstrating some of her recipes, we will have a chocolates handmade from West Hempstead. New and old Judaica vendors, the Friends of the IDF will have a booth and the Men's Club will again be serving delicious treats, including salads and the infamous, Men's Club chili. Come one and all - this means we will even have art projects for the kids to do while you are browsing!
  • BOOK SIGNING BRUNCH WITH RABBIS DANIEL COHEN & DAVID WALK. In celebration of two new books, Mining for Gold, edited by Rabbi Cohen and Walk through the Parsha by Rabbi Walk, we cordially invite the community to a Book Brunch on Sunday morning, April 30 at 9:15 AM. Both Rabbis will speak about their book and books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by the CAS Adult Education Committee.
  • HOUSING IS NEEDED FOR THE ANNUAL YACHAD SHABBATON, May 2-3. Volunteers needed for housing and transportation. All Junior Yachad members are matched up with a staff member who is responsible for them. The kids have varying degrees of abilities, can stay in separate or same bedrooms. Contact Sharon @ Please include in response: 1.HOW MANY YOU CAN SLEEP, 2.IF YOU HAVE STAIRS, 3.IF YOU HAVE PETS,4.ADDRESS, 5.PHONE NUMBER
  • HELP THE CHILDREN-For her Bat Mitzvah project, Rina Marlowe is collecting new or gently used Shabbos or party clothing to give to the children at Bet Ha'yeled, Amit's foster home for disadvantaged youth in Gilo, Jerusalem. Please hang your donations in the wardrobe in the back of the coatroom.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM As you know, every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the dignity of the service. In an effort to create an even warmer environment, 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. To find out more and sign up, contact 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? Share this video link: CAS is offering 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. We are asking for volunteers, from our congregation, willing to reach out to these members to offer an ear, identify areas of need, make a visit, or offer a ride to a doctor's appointment. Even small gestures mean a great deal and do not take much time. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of any elderly or homebound shul members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • THE YOUNG COUPLES COMMITTEE IS PLANNING A FREE EVENT TO SEE SHAKESPEARE'S THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA performed by Shakespeare on the Sound on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Pinkney Park in Rowayton. All you need is a blanket, low lawn chairs and a picnic to join us for the viewing scheduled for Thursday, June 19. The shows go on even if it rains, and only cancels if there is a substantial storm at the time of the performance. Please contact Laura Tobin at for questions and to RSVP. Info, directions and parking
  • NEW TO STAMFORD AND INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Contact Director of Synagogue Operations Saul Skolnick, Membership Chair Ethan Green or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Callers are especially needed. So please do a mitzvah and join our small group of dedicated workers. Contact Roz @ or call the shul at 203-358-2200.
  • 8-12TH GRADE TRIP TO YANKEES VS TORONTO BLUE JAYS (7:05 PM) JUNE 17 (Dont miss it!! Its Derek Jeters last season) Leaving CAS at 5:30. If you have your own ride that's fine as well. Limited Number of Tickets. Chaperones needed. $10/ Ticket. Email or simply register @
CAS Youth

March 22, 2014


It is the mission of Congregation Agudath Sholom Youth Department to provide innovative religious and recreational activities for babies through senior teens, which infuse core Torah values and a general menschlichkeit into the daily lives of our youth.


These shall you abominate from among the birds, they may not be eaten - they are an abomination: the Chassidah. (Lev. 11:13)

Among the non-kosher birds is the chassidah - the stork. It is called chassidah because it displays kindness (chessed) toward others of its species by sharing food with them. According to the Ramban, the reason why the non-kosher birds are not kosher is because of their cruel nature. If so, the chassidah should have been a kosher bird - after all, it bestows kindness upon its companions!

Man finds it easy to love his fellow man if they are similar. If he learns in my school, if he dresses like I do, then I love him and I'll try to assist him whenever the need arises. If he's not like me, then I have no business with him and have no interest in helping him. However, the kosher form of chessed is to bestow kindness equally on all people, regardless of how similar they are to us. The chassidah acts kindly toward its companions, but only towards its companions. It does not act kindly towards anyone else. To Jews, that is not an admirable characteristic.


Many great people were known for their love and care for every single Jew, whether they wore a black hat, white kippah or no kippah. Being kind to just your own kind is not kosher!

Age Specific Topic to Discuss at your Shabbat Tables:

Grades 4-6

1.How long did the anointment of Aharon take?

2.Who sinned against Hashem in this parsha?

3.What was the punishment for this sin??*(Double nekudot question!!)

Grades 1-3

4.What does "Kibud Av Va'Eim" mean?

5.Are there any times when this mitzvah does not apply? *(Double nekudot question!!)

Please come to Rabbi Jeiger or Zach Kfare and get 2 nekudot (or 4 for the bonus question) if you can tell us about your family discussion of any of these questions or the d'var torah.

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov Corner

ΓΌThank you to the following families for sponsoring of our brand new Siddurim for Mini Minyan- The Kurtz Family, The Kanefsky Family, The Cohen (David & Meredith) Family, The Dayan Family and The Tobin Family!The BRAND NEW Koren Siddur has amazing pictures, thoughts and ideas for children and we are so excited to use them in groups!

This weekend....

Jr. Cong. will meet in the Chapel at 10:30.Come hear Daniel Janush read from the Torah!

B'nai Mitzvah Club- will meet in the Simcha Room with at 10:30 with Rabbi Parhi.

Jr Teen Chat - will meet in the Daf Yomi Room at 10:30 with the Sperbers!

*Please sign your child up for groups even if you have in past years.We will be following new safety protocols and as such we need you to sign up your children at

*Get to know all of our leaders and the themes for all of our groups at

Jr. Cong. Parents: Zach is teaching Anim Zemirot to the entire group- and many of your children are joining each week to lead in the Main Sanctuary.We are also working on teaching those who already know Anim Zemirot, the Mizmor L'david prayer.Please let me know if your child is interested in learning this or any other new prayer and we will help arrange for that!Thanks so much for your partnership in making Shabbat morning groups so meaningful for our youth!

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed March-June:

March 29- Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

April 5- Jr. Cong Oneg at Julian and Keshet Kurtz's Home - 4-530 pm...

BMC Shabbat afternoon Onegs - if you would like to host please let me know.

April 13- Pre-Pesach Morning Out - Chessed, Fun and Food! More details to follow.

April 26 - Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

May 16 - Boys Afternoon Out

May 30 - Girls Afternoon Out

May 31- Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

June 13 - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat

June 21 - Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

Annual Youth Awards Shabbat

Also, Coming Soon - Grades 4-5 Special event... keep on the lookout... J

Teen Yankee Game and other fun events...

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

Community Announcements
  • FCCJBL REGISTRATION is now Open for the 2014 Season! Ages 4-14. Fairfield County Connecticut Jewish Baseball League. Please register on-line @
  • MUSIC OF THE YIDDISH THEATER: ZEESE! SONGS FROM SECOND AVENUE-Sunday, March 23, 10:30 am (nosh 10 am) , Temple Beth El. Featured performers: Doris & Elliot Weiss. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Sponsored by The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.
  • SYLVIA PLOTKIN MEMORIAL MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT March 26 · 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the JCC. Friendly Competition. Serious Fun. Whether you are a master Mah Jongg player or a novice, all levels are welcome. Not a Mah Jongg player or just a beginner? Come and learn. Don't want to play in a tournament? Bring your foursome for a fun day of non-tournament play. We also have room for your Bridge and Canasta game. Bring your own foursome and cards. Door prizes * Tournament prizes * Light breakfast, lunch and all-day nibbles. Admission: $40. Donations are also welcome Pick up a registration form at the JCC welcome desk.Info: Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or
  • OHR TORAH STONE LUNCH -N- LEARN Attend an Ohr Torah Stone Lunch -n- Learn featuring Rabbi Menachem Leibtag "WHAT HAPPENED vs WHAT'S WRITTEN: UNDERSTANDING THE PASSOVER NARRATIVE IN THE BIBLE" Wednesday, April 2, 12 noon- 1:30PM at SIXTHIRTEEN Restaurant. Lunch begins at 12 noon, class begins at 12:30PM. No charge for the class ... attendees will order what they wish individually from the complete menu. Limited seating: Reservations required by Monday, March 31. RSVP to Michael Feldstein at michaelgfeldstein@gmail or call 203-973-6279
  • UCONN CENTER FOR JUDAIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES Following are our sponsored lectures in the LUNCH & LEARN SERIES, (Thursdays, 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM): March 27th - The Herbert and Sarah M. Gibor Lecture: "Black Revolution and the Israeli Model: John A. Williams' Sons of Darkness, Sons of Light (1969)" with Dr. Gregory Pierrot, UConn-Stamford April 3rd - The Nina and Norman Lotstein Lecture: "Reflections on Philip Roth and Nemesis, his Farewell to Writing" with Dr. Sondra Melzer, UConn-Stamford and Sacred Heart University May 1st - The Saul Kwartin Memorial Lecture: "The Afterlife of a Biblical Figure: King Saul in Hebraic and English Literary Traditions" with Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy, UConn-Stamford We will also have a special Yom HaShoah Lecture, "Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Women and Families in Nazi Germany," with Dr. Marion Kaplan of NYU on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. (free to the community). You may also register by contacting us at or (203) 251-9525.
  • AN EVENING WITH JFS on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm, Join us for this annual celebration of community. The evening will include Mitzvah and Young Leadership Award presentations, dinner and auction at Temple Beth El, Stamford. For more information, please contact Iris Morrison at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • FREE TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT TRIPS TO ISRAEL registration is now open, for those 18-26. New! Those who participated on peer educational trips prior to turning 18 years of age are now welcome to apply. Click here for info and to apply.
  • REBBETZIN HOLLY PAVLOV SHIUR-for women of the community. Hosted by Robin Milstein. Tuesday, April 1. Light dinner at 7pm, shiur to begin at 7:30pm. Rebbetzin Pavlov is the Director of She'arim College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and author of "Mirrors of our Lives: Reflections of Women in Tanach" and "Water from the Well: Reflections of a Jew at the End of History". Shiur Topic: An Outpouring of Blessing: When you love someone, you see their chain, their inner beauty, and that gives you the ability to ignore their faults. So it is in our relationship with Hashem. Milstein Residence: 200 Fifth Street Stamford. RSVP: or 203-661-1796.
  • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, Wednesday, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm at the Stamford office of Jewish Family Service, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor Are you searching for a safe haven to explore your thoughts and feelings about grief? JFS can provide a protected environment that provides emotional, physical, and spiritual support. Facilitator: Rosemarie Delia For information, contact Rosemarie Delia: (203) 921-4161
  • DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, Tuesdays, 7:45-8:45 pm in Westport For adults who would like to discuss all aspects of separation and divorce, JFS will be restarting a support group in the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E. Suite 11. The fee will be $10 per session. You must register to attend by contacting Alexa Griffin at or call at 203-979-0325. At the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer Street, Suite 602, a Divorce Support Group will be held on Mondays, 7:45-8:45 pm, facilitated by Kathy Anderson. To enroll, contact Kathy at 201-921-4161, ext. 121 or
  • LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays at 11:30 am Ongoing support group for the unemployed at the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The focus of the group is to provide a forum to discuss and explore the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction. The group is a collaborative effort between JFS Counseling and Employment & Training Departments. To register or for more information, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • ANNUAL JEWISH FEDERATION EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM, WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 HYATT REGENCY, GREENWICH KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Gary Rosenblatt - Editor & Publisher, The Jewish Week- What Keeps Us Up at Night: Three Challenges Facing the Jewish Community Today. BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 1. The American Jewish Story Through Cinema with Dr. Eric Goldman, 2. A Seder Plate of Leadership Models: What Can We Learn From Passover with Dr. Elana Stein Hain, 3. The New Persian Kitchen: Cooking Demo with Louisa Shafia. Info: or register online at or call UJA/JCC Greenwich at 203-552-1818
  • JEWISH DAY SCHOOL FAIR-Sunday, April 6, 12-2 pm. Beth El Synagogue, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle. For more info, contact Pam Goldstein at or 914.328.7001. The 15 participating schools include: Abraham Joshua Heschel School (Manhattan, NY), Bi-Cultural Day School (Stamford, CT), Carmel Academy (Greenwich, CT), The Frisch School (Paramus, NJ), Jewish High School of Connecticut (Woodbridge, CT), Kinneret Day School (Riverdale, NY), Ramaz School (Manhattan, NY), Rockland Jewish Academy (West Nyack, NY), Rodeph Sholom School (Manhattan, NY), SAR Academy and High School (Riverdale, NY), The Shefa School (Manhattan, NY), Solomon Schechter School of Westchester (Hartsdale, NY), Solomon Schechter of Manhattan (Manhattan, NY), Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park (Yonkers, NY), Westchester Day School (Mamaroneck, NY), Westchester Hebrew High School (Mamaroneck, NY), Westchester Torah Academy (New Rochelle, NY).
  • 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 PASSOVER DELIVERY PROGRAM: Sunday, April 6th at 10:30 am Volunteers are needed to meet at the Stamford JCC to bag the Passover food collections and deliver to families in the Stamford Area. For details and to help, please contact: Rita Halpert at or Rebekah Kanefsky at
  • MIKE'S CENTER CAFE & BAKERY AT THE JCC is now open on Saturday nights! Mike's will open each week one hour after the end of Shabbat and will close when the JCC closes at 9 pm. For information, please call 203-321-0051 or email
  • BCDS ANNUAL CELEBRATION DINNER Please join Bi-Cultural Day School on Sunday, May 18th, 5:00 PM at the Stamford Hilton Hotel for their Annual Celebration Dinner to honor Mr. Walter Shuchatowitz, Founding Principal, and Mrs. Jacqueline Herman, Principal and Head of School. The Jane Shoztic Award for outstanding teaching will be presented to Mrs. Felicia Carriero and Mr. Frank Cronson. To RSVP and/or place an ad, please visit or contact Eve Nachman, 203-329-2186 x1341,
  • THE 3RD ANNUAL MIKE MILE Sunday, May 18 9 AM - noon. Join us at the 3rd Annual Mike Mile supporting The Michael D. Rothman CIDP Research Fund at Columbia University Medical Center. With a 1 mile fun run (certified and timed course), kids' races for ages 2-12, a bbq, bootcamp, and much more, the Mike Mile will be a great time for the entire family!
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