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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
March 29, 2014Tazria
Shabbat HaChodesh
27 Adar II 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Friday
Candles6:56 PM
Mincha7:00 PM
Saturday
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:51 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr.Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Jr. Teen Chat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:54 AM
Daf Yomi6:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:00 PM
Mincha6:50 PM
Maariv7:53 PM
Shabbat Ends7:58 PM
Shabbat Shalom

TIME IS MORE THAN MONEY, it is life. How long will we live? Only God knows. However, what we do know is that every moment is holy and must be maximized.

The upcoming holiday of Pesach embodies this idea. The first mitzvah for the Jewish people, as noted on Shabbat Hachodesh, is the sanctification of the new month. The Sforno explains the significance of the freed Jewish people sanctifying time. How we use each moment is in our hands. This theme resonates on Pesach. One minute makes the difference between chametz and matzah. On Erev Pesach and on the Seder night, we are guided by time. The Sages learn from the text in the Torah not to let a mitzvah opportunity become chametz. Seize ever day and every moment and make it holy. 

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen


One more thanks & yasher Koach to the Annual Dinner Chairpeople, Dinner Committee, Honorees, and Participants for a memorable evening & a very successful event! A special thanks to Joe Gold for a beautiful performance and his long dedication to CAS.

Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Tuesday: 6:20 AM/7:30 AM, Wednesday-Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 7:05 PM
Candles next Friday7:04 PM
TuesdayRosh Chodesh Nisan
Mazal Tov
  • to Drs. Steven & Danielle Thau on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Micaela
  • to Toby Lazarus and Allan Lichtenberg on Ethan Lichtenberg Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat (at JCC)
  • to Jonathan & Allison Ostroff, on the birth of twin baby girls, Rebecca Lily & Eliza Faye. A special mazal tov to grandparents Norman & Barbara Ostroff.
  • to Adam Batkin upon receiving the Young Leadership award at An Evening with JFS on March 30
  • to Barbara & Ronald Ashkenas on the birth of a baby boy to their children, Ari & Rebecca.
  • to Irma Farberov on his 90th birthday this Sunday.
Thanks To This Weeks Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesThe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Seudah Shlishitthe shul
Chapel KiddushIn honor of Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein by Sam and Sarey Bernstein, Debby Steinhorn and Leora, Robbie and Franni Bernstein
Sanctuary KiddushSteven & Danielle Thau in honor of Micaela's Bat-Mitzvah
Condolences
  • to the family of Gary Levy, beloved brother of Howard Levy and Merril Landas, husband of Marsha Levy, father of Steven, Michael and Robert.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
ShacharitMarc Moller
MusafCantor Bokow
SermonThe Secret of Inspiration
Birkat HaChodeshCantor Bokow & The CAS Choir
Torah ReadersCharlie Thau, Steven Thau, David Cohen, Judd Love
UsherRoselyn Mangot
Prayer for the USAndrea Thau
Code of Jewish LawCantor Bokow
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein
Daf YomiJeff Cahn
Seudah Shlishit -- Rabbi WalkThe Joy of a Timely Word
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Ariella bat Bracha
  • 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
  • Malka bat Zelda
  • 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
  • Shlomo ben Rachel
  • Shmuel Refael ben Chana
  • Shoshana bat Ruchamah
  • Tovah Chaya bat Tzipporah
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Upcoming Events

RABBI EHRENKRANZ MEMORIAL TRIBUTE - MARCH 31- THIS MONDAY NIGHT
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 rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org, 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 MarjoryEAbrams@gmail.com or 203-644-7048


SAVE THE DATE
Sisterhood's Annual Meeting and Celebration May 4, 2014


UPCOMING CAS EVENTS - Click to learn more/sign up

Stamford Mikvah
Passover2014

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
The Depth of Genesis-9:00 am-Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Parsha Perspectives & Paradigms-noon
Rabbi Daniel Cohen at BCDS from 12:20-1:00 pm
Passover Primer 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk
WednesdaysMishna 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
Pre Passover Classes
Tuesday, 4/1 7:30 PMModel Seder (Rabbi Walk/Cantor Bokow)CAS
Sunday, 4/6 8AMKashering/Kosher for Passover Crash Course (Rabbi Cohen)CAS
Tuesday, 4/8 9AMPassover Philosophy: Chosen People (Rabbi Cohen)CAS
Tuesday, 4/8, noonThe Top Ten Seder Insights (Rabbi Cohen)BCDS
Thursday, 4/10, 8:30amStarbucks' Seder (Rabbi Cohen)Starbucks, High Ridge Road, Stamford
Sisterhood Gift Shop

SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP
Extended hours till Passover
This Week:
Sunday 9 - 11 am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 - 3 pm  

CAS Announcements
  • MATAN BAT MITZVAH CLASSES CONTINUE March 30 & April 6 6pm-730 pm.
  • STAMFORD NCSY ROADSHOW THIS SHABBATFriday night dinner @YI, Kiddush & Party in the Park on Shabbat afternoon.
  • IT IS TIME TO SELL THE CHAMETZ! See the printed bulletin or our Passover website to download the form to be submitted to Rabbi Cohen.
  • CRISPY, CRUNCHY, CAREFULLY WATCHED, IMPORTED FROM BROOKLYN Come into office to pick up or Order online www.cas-stamford.org Schmura Matzah! Only $30 / one pound box Order on-line at www.cas-stamford.org, pick up @ CAS
  • 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 MarjoryEAbrams@gmail.com or 203-644-7048
  • CAS 2014 PESACH FOOD DRIVE: DO A MITZVAH TO HELP JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE FILL THEIR FOOD PANTRY! Donate grocery cards, gas cards, pharmacy cards and non-perishable food items marked "Kosher for Passover." Leave grocery bags in the coat closet until April 6th. Feinstein Foundation "matching" all JFS Kosher Food Pantry donations - food and grocery/pharmacy store gift cards are counted as cash. We win an award from the Feinstein Foundation based on amount received - the more we receive, the more they award our Food Pantry. Contact event chairs Julie Daniel at juliedaniel123@gmail.com, Rachel Haron at rharon@optonline.net or Youth Chair, Josh Gordon.
  • MEN'S CLUB MEETING SUNDAY MARCH 30, 10 AM - NOON preparations for the Men's Club Pre-Passover fair.
  • 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, by Rabbi Cohen and Walk through the Parsha by Rabbi Walk, we cordially invite the community to a Book Brunch on Sunday morning, April 27 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.
  • LIMMUD NY PRESENTATION OF KADDISH: WOMEN'S VOICES Click this link for the Kaddish: Women's Voices panel presentation at the Limmud NY Conference which was held in Stamford on February 16, featuring Michal Smart, Barbara Ashkenas, Rachel Jubas and Meryl Gordon.
  • 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 @ sharwohlberg@gmail.com 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 for the children at Bet Ha'yeled, Amit's Gilo home for disadvantaged youth. Hang donations in the wardrobe in the back of the coatroom.
  • 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: rabbicohen@cas-stamford.org
  • 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 vivianweiss@gmail.com. Aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach? please notify Rabbi Cohen.
  • YOUNG COUPLES COMMITTEE: SHAKESPEARE'S THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA by Shakespeare on the Sound on Thursday, June 19, 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. Info & RSVP: Laura Tobin at laurabl@gmail.com. Info & directions www.shakespeareonthesound.org
  • NEW TO STAMFORD AND INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Contact Saul Skolnick, Ethan Green or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Volunteers and callers are needed. Join the fun we have a small group of dedicated workers . Contact Roz @ roz@cas-stamford.org 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 jsperber3@gmail.com or simply register @ youth.cas-stamford.org.
CAS Youth

March 29, 2014

Tazria

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.

PARENTS & YELADIM:

Lashon hara (negative speech) is a very serious sin and results in the transgressor being afflicted with tzaraas, a leprosy-like illness. Why is the sin of lashon hara so severe that it must be punished with tzaraas?

The Torah states, "And [God] blew into his nostrils the soul of life; and man became a living being." (Bereishis 2:7) Onkelos translates "a living being" as a "speaking spirit." Accordingly, it is the soul that gives a person the power to speak. Because the soul and the ability to speak are directly connected, great damage is done to the soul when someone sins through speech. Lashon hara is therefore punished severely and instantaneously.

Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel once sent his servant, Tavi, to buy "good food." Tavi, who was famous for his wisdom, brought back a tongue. Thereupon, Rav Shimon sent him to buy some "bad food." Again he returned with a tongue. Rav Shimon asked him to explain how the same food could be both good and bad. Tavi answered, "From a tongue can come good and bad. When a tongue speaks good, by complimenting or praising another, there is nothing better. But when a tongue speaks evil, when it tells lashon hara or makes fun of people, there is nothing worse. It can break up families and kill.

YELADIM:

The verse states, "Death and life are in the hands of the tongue." (Mishlei 18:21) The tongue is mightier than the sword. A sword can only kill someone nearby, whereas words spoken on one continent can "hit the heart" of someone on another continent. The tongue, of all the limbs and organs, moves with the least difficulty and most speed. Consequently, lashon hara is one of the sins committed most frequently. It is for this reason that the mouth is guarded with two gates: the teeth and the lips. A person has to think twice before he says something once. A bird that escapes may be caught again, but a word that escapes will never return!

Age Specific Topic to Discuss at your Shabbat Tables:

Grades 4-6

1.What is the first commandment of this week's Parsha?

2.What does Metzora mean and what does it have to do with the Parsha?

3.What is the first thing one must do if someone sees a blemish on himself??*(Double nekudot question!!)

Grades 1-3

4.What is the punishment if you did not have a Brit Milah?

5.Why do you think the father is not punished if his son does not have a Brit? *(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 and Mazal Tov to all the honorees at the annual Shul Dinner.Thank you for all your support and for all you do for the Youth of our shul.

This weekend....

Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat in Jr. Cong.

Jr. Cong. will meet in the Chapel at 10:30.Come hear Nate Sigman read from the Torah.B'nai Mitzvah Club- will meet in the Simcha Room with at 10:30 with Rabbi Walk!

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 https://sites.google.com/a/cas-stamford.org/youth/home/group-signup.

*Get to know all of our leaders and the themes for all of our groups at http://youth.cas-stamford.org/staff.

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:

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 6 - Teen Go Karting & Arcade

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 17 - Teen Yankees vs Blue Jays Game

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 rabbijeiger@hotmail.com

If you would like to help support the Youth Department, please visit http://youth.cas-stamford.org/giving 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 @ www.fccjbl.org
  • 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
  • BCDS MUSICAL Get'cha Head in the Game! The BCDS Players present Disney's High School Musical this Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Sunday, April 6, at 3pm. Tickets are $18. To purchase tickets and for more information visit bcds.org.
  • UCONN CENTER FOR JUDAIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES Following are our sponsored lectures in the LUNCH & LEARN SERIES, (Thursdays, 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM): 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 stamfordjudaicstudies@uconn.edu 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 imorrison@ctjfs.org.
  • SPRING ISSUE OF JEWISH ACTION IS NOW ONLINE!www.ou.org/jewish_action
  • 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: robinmilstein@aol.com 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 orrdelia@ctjfs.org
  • 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 agriffin@ctjfs.org 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 kanderson@ctjfs.org
  • 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 atrkanefsky@ctjfs.org
  • 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: alice@ujafedgreenwich.org or register online at jccgreenwich.org 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 pam@wjcouncil.org 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 rhalpert@ctjfs.org or Rebekah Kanefsky at rkanefsky@ctjfs.org.
  • 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 mikescentercafe@gmail.com.
  • 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 bcdscelebration.org or contact Eve Nachman, 203-329-2186 x1341, enachman@bcds.org
  • 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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