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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
June 7, 2014Behaalotecha9 Sivan 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Mincha7:00 PM
8:10 PM
Candles8:05 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:08 AM
Latest Shacharit10:23 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:10 PM
Code Of Jewish Law7:10 PM
Mincha8:00 PM
Maariv9:01 PM
Shabbat Ends9:06 PM
Shabbat Shalom

Is our passion still high? Coming off the peak of Shavuot and re-engagement with Torah, can we maintain the enthusiasm? We may have finished counting the omer, but we never finish making our days count.

This message rings loud and clear in the beginning of the Torah portion of Behaalotcha. Aaron is credited with following G-d's command to light the menorah. Rashi explains the seemingly extraneous compliment as Aaron always fulfill G-d's will by noting that Aaron did not change his actions one iota. The commentators explain that Aaron lit the Menorah the 100th time with same dedication and excitement that he possessed when he lit the menorah the first time.

The challenge we all face is staying alert to our mission, passionate in our performance and awakened to our destiny. On a personal level, what is the menorah we are lighting every day? On a national level, what are we doing every day to advance the future of the Jewish people and Israel?

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

Yasher Koach to our outgoing officers and directors for their work on behalf of our shul and Mazal Tov to our new officers and directors
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: 8:15 PM
Candles next Friday8:09 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Rachel & Nimrod Dayan on Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Seth & Dinah Marlowe on Noah receiving scholarship awards from New England NCSY, National NCSY and the Ben Zakkai Society
  • to Evan Stulberger on receiving the NY State AP Broadcasting Association Award for Excellence in Photo Journalism
  • to Avram & Rhoda Freedberg on the birth of a son to Arielle Freedberg Prager & Tamar Prager
  • to Seth Marlowe for receiving the Young Israel Community service award this Sunday for 10 years of service as the Commissioner of the Fairfield County Jewish Baseball League.
  • to Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, Sharon Wohlberg and Ron Avidan on awards presented at upcoming annual meeting
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesby the Marlowe Family in honor of our friends Alice Janush, Aviva Maller, Janice Steinberg & Howard Weiss for enhancing our simcha and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushMarguerite & Ken Neuhaus in honor of the birthdays of Matan and Remy Neuhaus.
Sanctuary KiddushRachel & Nimrod Dayan in honor of Rebecca becoming a Bat Mitzvah
  • to the family of Edythe Prens Siegel
Shabbat Topics & Participants
ShacharitEyal Haimovsky
MusafRabbi David Harbater
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Yehoshua Grunstein
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Yehoshua Grunstein
Torah ReadersNimrod Dayan, David Harbater, Ethan Green, Joshua Kurtz, Matt Jelen
Upcoming Events

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 Men's ClubBreakfast  THIS Sunday, June 8,  9:15 am

Guest Speaker:  NYC ADL Director Evan Bernstein

Topic:  Jews Under Crises Worldwide

Men & women welcome!

Join Evan R. Bernstein, ADL's New York Regional Director, for a discussion on ADL's Global Anti-Semitism Index, the most extensive such poll ever conducted, involving 102 countries and territories. The Global 100 provides important insights into national and regional attitudes toward Jews, the levels of acceptance of anti-Semitic stereotypes and knowledge of the Holocaust. The presentation will focus on understanding the magnitude of anti-Semitism around the world, assessing where it is most problematic, how pervasive it is in certain regions, and exactly which anti-Jewish beliefs are the most seriously entrenched.

Evan is currently ADL's New York Regional Director and is responsible for overseeing all New York and New Jersey state initiatives. He is regularly quoted in news sources that include the New York Times, CNN, and the Huffington Post about ADL's perspective on key regional and national issues. Evan came to ADL after extensive experience in operations, development and leadership at several major Jewish and Israeli communal organizations. Evan earned a BSW from Western Connecticut State University and a ALM from Harvard University.    

Men's Club members who have paid $50 membership fee are admitted free.


UPCOMING CAS EVENTS - Click to learn more/sign up


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
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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

CONTINUING OFFICEROne year term2nd Vice President: Dina Berger
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
TuesdayPrayer 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
CAS Announcements
  • PLEASE JOIN THE YOUNG COUPLES COMMITTEE AND THEIR FAMILIES ON SHABBAT, JUNE 7 FOR AN ONEG IN THE SHABBAS PARK FROM 4-5:30 PM. You can bring a store-bought parve dessert or snack to share. There are many new families that are joining the Agudath community or who are interested in learning more about our community, so it would be great to have many families come to the Oneg to provide these newcomers with a warm welcome to Stamford. Lastly, should the weather not cooperate and it rains, we will relocate to the Shul where we will set up games, puzzles, etc. for the kids and have an in-door oneg at the same time. Please let Laura Tobin know if you have any questions or if you would like to be more involved in the event!
  • CAS MEN'S CLUB BREAKFAST Sunday June 8, 9:15 am Guest Speaker: NYC ADL Director Evan Bernstein Jews Under Crises Worldwide $5/person - men & women welcome. Men's Club members who have paid $50 membership fee are admitted free.
  • CAS financial statements have been mailed. Please help support our programs by making a donation to CAS before the end of our fiscal year.
  • 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.
Community 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 an order $30+.  Don't know what to order?  Try the thali!  Menu and online ordering:

Mike's Center CafĂ© info: or Mike 203-321-0051

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.  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
  • ISRAEL BONDS BREAKFAST BRIEFING featuring Israel's Ambassador to the United States AMB. RON DERMER SUNDAY, June 15, 9-11am at 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
Sisterhood Gift Shop

Summer hours - Sunday by appointment, Tuesday and Thursday 12 noon to 2 pm

CAS Youth

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed 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.

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 - with PJ library, special prizes for all children & a wonderful guest speaker for adults; 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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