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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
May 24, 2014Bamidbar24 Iyyar 5774
Omer 39 
Shabbat Schedule
Mincha7:00 PM
7:59 PM
Candles7:54 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:10 AM
Latest Shacharit10:24 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:00 PM
Code Of Jewish Law7:00 PM
Mincha7:50 PM
Maariv8:51 PM
Shabbat Ends8:56 PM
Shabbat Shalom

The encampment of the Jewish people is described in the book of Bamidbar. It encapsulates a message of unity amidst diversity and Torah as the anchor for guiding the variant lights of our talents to the world. All the tribes are rooted in a commitment to G-d and Torah, but each one with its unique colors and skills bears a responsibility to harness their Divine potential to unlock blessings for the Jewish people and the world.
Yesterday, I understood on an even deeper level the role of Yeshiva University in embodying this ideal. At my daughter's graduation, we celebrated not only a commitment to Torah but its mission in shaping our youth to transform the world in all of its color and complexity. It was also my 25th college reunion. It allowed me to reflect on the three mentors from YU who most influenced me: Rabbi Abba Bronspiegel for teaching me the truth in Talmud, the Reb, Rabbi Maurice Wohlgelernter for my love of literature, and Professor Anthony Beukas for teaching me to compartmentalize my mind, the key to success in all aspects of life.
Wishing all of your graduates much Mazal. I urge you to explore and learn about the value of Yeshiva University ( It is truly an extraordinary and unique institution for our country, the Jewish people and the world.  

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

If you didn't see here to read Senator Lieberman's WSJ column A Divine Lesson in Governing

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL YOM YERUSHALAYIM CELEBRATION this Wednesday night, 7pm. Refreshments and song in honor of Jerusalem.

Click here to check out our new Community Feature - spotlighting Stamford's Kosher Restaurants & Mrs. Bloom's Mobile


SERVICES NOTE: Women's Tefillah Group will be held on June 14, 9:45 am in the Heyman Chapel in honor of Maya Jubas's Bat Mitzvah. All women and girls welcome.

CAS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS have been mailed. Please help support our programs and a make you donation to CAS before the end of our fiscal year. 

Weekday Schedule
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday: 7:00 AM/8:30 AM, Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Friday: 6:20 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 8:05 PM
Candles next Friday8:00 PM
SundayOmer 40
MondayOmer 41, Memorial Day
TuesdayOmer 42
WednesdayYom Yerushalayim, Omer 43
ThursdayOmer 44
FridayRosh Chodesh Sivan, Omer 45
Mazal Tov
  • to Meryl Meiteles for winning the 2014 HR Specialist Award of Southern Connecticut
  • to Mimi and Saul Cohen on the Bar Mitzvah of grandson Eric - son of Amy and Carl Kruglak
  • to Amy & Richard Breslow and Susan & Phillip Clark on the upcoming wedding of Rebecca & Tim
  • to grandparents Dr. Naomi Hersh and Bernie Shapiro and parents Benjamin & Jyll Shapiro on the birth of a baby boy
  • to Dinah & Seth Marlowe on Rina becoming a Bat Mitzvah
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesThe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Seudat ShlishitCAS
Chapel Kiddushby Debbie & Michael Berg commemorating the 7th yahrzeit of her mother, Marlene Lilienfeld, and Marilyn Niedober commemorating the 18th yahrzeit of her husband, Murray
Sanctuary KiddushDinah & Seth Marlowe - In honor of Rina's Bat Mitzvah celebration
  • to Ben-Zion Soifer on the passing of his brother Mendel
  • to friends and family of David Rand
  • to Janet Bein on the passing of her father David Leinwand
  • to Lillian Shapiro on the passing of her father Chilo Spiro
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Bokow
SermonRabbi Cohen: 50 Years in One Minute
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein:
UsherJoe Zalis
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Walk Perek V: The Numbers Game
Torah ReadersSimcha Rubin, Michael Berg, Ted Listokin
Upcoming Events

UPCOMING CAS EVENTS - Click to learn more/sign up


Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Last class May 28
Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman - Marta d'Atra Kehilat Orach Eliezer
Expert in Jewish bioethics and faculty member at SAR Academy
For men and women!

Halakhic Perspectives on Bioethical Decision Making - Issues in Fertility

This expanded series is made possible through the generosity of Barbara & Ron Ashkenas in memory of Edward & Evelyn Weinberger

Please join us for the Congregation Agudath Sholom Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:30pm

Congregation Agudath Sholom  



· Recognition of outgoing Officers and Board of Directors

· Treasurer's and President's reports

·  Election and installation of New Officers and Board of Directors

Presentation of first annual
George and Ziporah Freedberg awards:

Spirit of Excellence Award for devotion to Judaism, the
Jewish People, Israel and Congregation Agudath Sholom 

Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein  

Hineni Awards for outstanding service to
Agudath Sholom and our community

Ron Avidan and Sharon Wohlberg


Awards endowed by Avram & Rhoda Freedberg and Family
click here to RSVP

Dessert Reception 

The CAS Nominating Committee has recommended members elect this slate of officers and directors for terms starting upon election:

OFFICERSOne year term:  3rd Vice President:Howard Wolfe
Assistant Treasurer: Dean Schuckman
Secretary: Rachel Dayan

Two year term: President: Stuart Waldstreicher
1st Vice President: Elliot Neumann
Treasurer: Bob Raymond
DIRECTORSOne year term
Evan Bernstein
Robert Yaghoubian
Andrew Bein
Two Year Term:
Jesse Brand
Gloria Green
Three Year term:
Meredith Cohen
Dinah Marlowe
Kori Meyers
Julie Morgulis
Michael Wirgin
Simeon Wohlberg

Mitchell Bell
Eli Freedberg
Dr. Burton Rubin
Rebecca Sigman
Laura Tobin
Two Year Term:
Hecky Attar
Jeff Maron
Fred Baer
Joe Gelb

details on line @
CAS Classes
SundayBible from the Beginning 9:15 am-Rabbi David Walk
MondayDvar Yom B'Yomo 12:20 pm BCDS-Rabbi David Walk
Mishna Brura-Laws of Tefilah. 7:00 pm-Rabbi David Walk
TuesdayPower 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 Last class of season.
Prayer Primer 7:30 pm-Rabbi David Walk
ThursdayTalmud Bavli-Masechet Megilla 7:00 pm-Rabbi David Walk
FridayTaste of Torah 8:15 am-Rabbi Daniel Cohen
All-Night Shavuot Learning 
Visiting Scholar:Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein-Ohr Torah Stone 
Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein:
  • Why are Adults davening like kids and The Disconnect in Tefilla 
  • Selfie and The Minyan: The Benefits of Communal Prayer 
Rabbi Daniel Cohen:
  • Shemitta for the Urbanite and the Miraculous Bananas 
Professor Yuval Sinai:
  • Collateral Damage in Halacha in History and the Age of Terror 
Rabbi David Walk:
  • Thanks for the Torah, But What's in it for Me? Thoughts about Talmud Torah from Gedolei Torah 
Also we will have a full schedule of Youth programs
CAS Announcements
  • DONATE CHILDRENS BOOKS. For his Bar Mitzvah project, Dean Bilenker is collecting books for Read to Grow, an organization that distributes books to children in need across CT. Please donate by dropping books in the box in the CAS lobby.
  • CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - CAS "HARVEST NOW" GARDEN Spring is finally here! We need experienced or inexperienced but interested gardeners for this season's Harvest Now garden at the shul. Last year, we grew, harvested and donated over 200 pounds of produce for the local food bank. Let's beat that amount this year! If you want to give 30-60 minutes of your time on a Sunday, early or late in the day, please contact Meredith Cohen at
  • 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.
  • 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 Info & directions
  • NEW TO STAMFORD AND INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Contact Saul Skolnick, Ethan Green (203-276-9314) 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 at 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 FAMILY ISRAEL TOUR WITH RABBI DANIEL COHEN AUGUST 5-17, 2015. Save the date & join for an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Info and details: Rabbi Cohen.
featureCommunity Feature


check out what's new!

613 Restaurant has a Summer wine list, spring menu and DELIVERY IS NOW AVAILABLE. (click here to check it out), & new price specials.
Full menu, reservations & more: 203.614.8777

Navaratna Special for CAS members $5 off and order $30+.  Don't know what to order?  Try the thali!  Menu and online ordering:

Mike's Center Café has a special Shavuot menu-info: or Mike 203-321-0051

Mrs. Bloom Mobile FLOWERS FOR SHAVUOT: The Mrs. Bloom's Mobile, a unique and colorful fresh-cut flower truck, will be visiting Agudath Sholom on Tuesday, June 3, from 2:30-4:30pm. Their Shavuot offerings will include roses, peonies, bouquets, tulips and other lovely flowers. Prices will range from $10 and up. A portion of every sale will be donated to our shul, so please visit our parking lot, show your support, and beautify your home for the chag.
Community Announcements
  • 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:
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, SETH MARLOWE AKA "THE COMMISH" is one of the honorees at the Young Israel of Stamford Spring Brunch Sunday, June 8 for his 10 year commitment to the Fairfield County Connecticut Jewish Baseball League (FCCJBL). Email or info: 203.829.9341.
  • HOLY ROOTS OF STAMFORD! HISTORICAL PROGRAM Stamford Historical Society on Sunday, June 8 2-5 PM, highlighting the histories of three local congregations that played an important role in Stamford's history during the Progressive Era (1890-1920): the Union Baptist Church (organized 1888), Congregation Agudath Shalom (1889) and St. John's Lutheran Church (1891). Organized at the dawn of the Progressive Era, these congregations brought new citizens and new ideas to Stamford that affected our way of life then and continue to influence us today. The Program features a panel: Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry (Union Baptist Church), Rabbi Daniel Cohen (Congregation Agudath Shalom) and Church Historian Ruth J. Johnson (St. John's Lutheran Church). Light refreshments will follow. Join us for an outstanding program and an enjoyable afternoon. The Stamford Historical Society is located in the old stone school building on the west side of High Ridge Road, less than 1 mile north of the Merritt Parkway Exit 35 at 1508 High Ridge Rd. INFO:, or 203-329-1183
  • 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).
  • MIKE'S CENTER CAFE & BAKERY AT THE JCC Is open during the week. Look for his Shavuot specials. For information, please call 203-321-0051 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. Info: Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • 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. Info:Kathy Anderson 203-921-4161, ext. 121 or
  • 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.nfo - Rosemarie Delia: (203) 921-4161 or
  • MARK TEEN LEADERSHIP AWARD (10TH -11TH GRADERS) - Community nominations for an outstanding 10th or 11th grader who has demonstrated multi-year leadership for the local or worldwide Jewish and/or general community for the Mark Teen Leadership Award. Each nomination shall be submitted with identifying information such as name and address on the contact sheet only. The winning nomination is chosen blindly. The award is $1,000 and must be used to pay an educational expense by the winner. All applications are due by Friday, May 30. Info:
  • STAND WITH ISRAEL DISCUSSION Join Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Exec VP, Emeritus, National Council of Young Israel ,Richard Allen, Founder,, and Howard Teich as they Stand with Israel. May 27, 6pm, Brooklyn. Info:
  • ISRAEL BONDS BREAKFAST BRIEFING featuring Israel's Ambassador to the United States AMB. RON DERMER SUNDAY, June 15, 9-11am att YOUNG ISRAEL OF SCARSDALE, 1313 Weaver Street Info: Cynthia Blustein, Israel Bonds, at 914-713-9003,
  • A NEW DRAMA "FACING BEREL" BY RACHEL A. LEVINE AT TEMPLE SINAI Sunday, June 8 from 3-5 p.m. Jake Kitchin, an award-winning actor who was in the national tour of "Billy Elliot" will be featured in this Jewish drama, which is set in Ukraine during the time of the pogroms in the 1880's and in New York in 1935. Info & tickets: or 203-322-1649
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Alexander ben Chava
  • Ariella bat Bracha
  • Aryeh Lev ben Eidel
  • Aryeh ben Chana
  • Aviva bat Etta
  • Benzion Ben Mordachai ben Lillian
  • Binyamin Yitzchak ben Shoshana
  • Chaim Volf ben Chana Shayna
  • Chana Necha bat Szlata
  • Channah bat Tzivya
  • 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
  • Miriam bat Rivka
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Naomi Devorah bat Mindel
  • Perel Etka bat Sara
  • Pesach ben Elsa
  • Rachel bat Malkah
  • Rachel bat Sara Golda
  • Rav Aharon (Harav Aharon Lichtenstein) ben Bluma
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rochel bat Marianna
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Shlomo ben Rachel
  • Shmuel Refael ben Chana
  • Shoshana bat Ruchamah
  • Toubeh Rochel Rut bat Sara Rivka
  • Tovah Chaya bat Tzipporah
  • Tzvi Daneel ben Chaya Priva
  • Y'rachmeal ben Chayah Bat M'shulam Zalman
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
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Sunday - 9 am - 11 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 noon - 2 pm

CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

üWe are excited to WELCOME Sarah Poland to our Mini Minyan. She will begin leading Mini Minyan on May 31st! Thank you also, for all your hard work and dedication for setting up the classroom and beyond. With that in mind....

We are in need of....

We are trying to enhance many parts of our Mini Minyan experience. If anybody has any of the following in good condition and willing to donate, please let me know.

oBookcase - large sized

oPlastic storage containers - large with lids

oA nice rug for the children to sit around

oGames and books appropriate for children ages 3-6/7.

oPosters for the wall that fit with the themes of Shabbat groups

This weekend....

Jr. Cong. will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 with Abby and Adina.

B'nai Mitzvah Club-meet at 10:30 in the social hall with Rabbi Parhi - we will then move together, and sit together, in the Main Sanctuary to celebrate Rina's Bat Mitzvah! Mazal Tov Rina!

Jr Teen Chat this week - 1030 in the Daf Yomi Room w the Sperbers.

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed May-June:

YOUTH FUNDRAISER RAFFLE - GRAND PRIZE 2 TICKETS TO ISRAEL (Maximum value $2500)! All proceeds will go to benefit our wonderful children!!! SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER! Tickets can be purchased in the shul office or at most shul events until the drawing on June 11th at 8 pm. You DO NOT need to be present to win!* Please see special flier insert for more info.

NEW!!! May 27 - Bnai Mitzvah Club - (Grades 4-5) will join Rabbi Jeiger at CAS at 6:30 pm, at which time we will walk to 16 Handles together. Parent pickup is back at CAS at 8 pm. Please bring money for whatever you would like to eat J

May 30 - Girls Afternoon Out - includes cooking with the Israeli girls, sports, crafts, snacks and so much more fun! Sign up online to reserve your spot.

May 31- Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

June 3-4 TIKUN TEIL SHAVUOT - all night learning/ classes/ Torah Tours/ Food and FUN!!! Don't miss it - walking groups for Jr Teens at 1:30 am or stay up all night w your parents permission!

June 13 - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat 5-6:30 pm w Danielle Alexander -more info to follow shortly.

June 17 - Teen Trip: Yankees vs Blue Jays Game - only a few tickets left! Reserve today online!

June 21 - Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

·Annual Youth Awards Shabbat - special prizes for all children; 5-630 pm

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

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