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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
June 14, 2014Shelach16 Sivan 5774
Shabbat Schedule
Mincha7:00 PM
8:14 PM
Candles8:09 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:08 AM
Womens Tefillah Group9:45 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
Understanding Prayer10:30 AM
Daf Yomi7:15 PM
Code Of Jewish Law7:15 PM
Mincha8:05 PM
Maariv9:05 PM
Shabbat Ends9:10 PM
Shabbat Shalom

"Where there is no vision, we will perish".... Proverbs

Success lies in transcending obstacles we will inevitably face by staying focused on a higher purpose and dream. Such a vision inspires, unifies and directs our actions towards an ideal and an idea. The Jews in the desert experienced an epic tragedy. Only a year and half earlier, their vision was clear. Exodus from Egypt, Revelation at Sinai and with G-d's help, the conquest of the land of Israel. However, overcome by fear and lack of faith, they lost sight of their vision. As a result, a new generation had to arise to embrace the optimism, the fortitude and the vision to enter the land of Israel.

Time and again throughout history, we have witnessed the imperative of keeping our dream of a return to Israel in our mind and in our mission. From the exiles to the return in our generation, we must never falter in Hatikvah - the hope of our homeland. We must never falter in praying for her, fighting for her and doing all we can insure her safety and success.

Where there is no vision, we will perish. In this spirit, I am pleased to announce two upcoming trips to Israel for your consideration.

First, the Men's Adult Learning Trip from Nov. 29 -December 7, 2014. For more information, contact me or Tzvi Bernstein ( Second join our Israel Summer Tour to Israel from August 5-August 17, 2015. For more information, contact me or visit We will host an informational meeting at kiddush on Shabbat, June 28.

In the spirit of Hakarat Hatov, we thank Dina Berger and Sandi Waldstreicher for organizing a fabulous and meaningful Annual Meeting. Mazal Tov to our honorees, Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein, Sharon Wohlberg and Ron Avidan and best wishes for success to our new president Dr. Stuart Waldstreicher and his executive and board team.

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

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

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all Fathers, Grandfathers, & Great-Grandfathers!

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 Friday8:11 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Rachel & Jay Jubas on Maya becoming a Bat Mitzvah
  • to Sharon & Jeff Lewis and Sarah & Nathan Szanton on the upcoming wedding of Caren & Jules
  • to Dr. Tzivia and Gabe Moreen on the birth of a daughter
  • to Cantor Rafael Bokow on his engagement to Aliza Nussbaum
  • to Marti Davidson Sichel on winning the New York Press Club award for Entertainment News in an Internet Publication - "Discovering the Unexplored Interior: An Important Lesson in History with Jay O. Sanders" (a play about the Rwanda Holocaust)
  • to Rabbi Shmuel and Rivky Bender on the birth of twin daughters
  • to newly elected CAS Board of Directors and Officers. We are looking forward to a great year
  • to out-going CAS Board of Directors and Officers for a job well done
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesThe Raymond family in honor of our "good friend" Maya & welcome to the Goldstein & Jubas families and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushRachel & Jay Jubas in honor of Maya's Bat Mitzvah
Sanctuary KiddushRachel & Jay Jubas in honor of Maya's Bat Mitzvah and Sharon & Jeff Lewis In honor of Jules' auf ruf and Caren & Jules' wedding
Seudah ShlishitRachel & Jay Jubas in honor of Maya's Bat Mitzvah
  • to Meir (Mike) Brunelle on the passing of his father, Bill. Shiva is being observed at 3006 Rana Court, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Phone: 760-942-8928
  • to David Cohen on the passing of his mother, Rachel. Shiva is being observed in Toronto. Phone: 905-738-0606 or 905-688-2707.
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Secret Jews
Seudah ShlishitRabbi Dr. Jeff Cahn: Siyum on Tractate Rosh HaShanah
Torah ReadersEitan Karsh, Remy & Tani Neuhaus, Jules Szanton, Jay Jubas
UsherRichard Schwartz
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein
Understanding PrayerRabbi David Walk
Upcoming Events

UPCOMING CAS EVENTS - Click to learn more/sign up

Mikveh LectureYouth Awards
CAS Classes
Rabbi Walk's Classes all @ CAS Beginning 6/22-ending 7/31
Sunday - 9:15AMBible from the Beginning - Continuing study of Chumash. We are presently in the book of Numbers. Each class can be attended separately. We cover a different topic every week.
Monday - NoonDvar Yom B'Yomo - This is a continuation of the very popular class given at BCDS during the school year. Each week we cover an issue either from that week's Torah reading or an upcoming event in the Jewish calendar.
Tuesday - 9:00 AMPsalms - Each week we study another of King David's sublime poems. The Psalms are as outstanding as literature as they are as spiritual expressions of our soul.
Wednesday - 9:00 AMJewish Meditation - We will explore Jewish methods of meditation. Many of our spiritual giants meditated as a way to achieve serenity and religious growth. We follow in their footsteps.
CAS Announcements
  • 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!

Join Rabbi Gregg Wall of the Bet Chaverim Synagogue in Westport every Sunday in June
for great Jazz & a Kosher Brunch at the
Spotted Horse Tavern in Westport 12:30-3:30 pm.

Info/reservations: The Spotted Horse, 26 Church Ln., Westport. 203-557-9393. 

Click here to watch a recent News12 Video about him

Community Announcements
  • 613 RESTAURANT has a Summer wine list, spring menu and DELIVERY IS NOW AVAILABLE. Full menu, reservations & more: 203.614.8777
  • FREE CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN HEBREW TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES 2-8 The goal of Sifriyat Pijama B'America is to enhance knowledge and affinity for Jewish values from a young age and to retain a strong Jewish identity and appreciation of Hebrew. SP-BA provides an opportunity for families to create a tradition of reading bedtime stories in Hebrew and engaging in meaningful conversations. Info:
  • LINKING GENERATIONS OF THE SHOAH-Our 2nd Generation Group began in July 2012. We are a group of approximately fifty members ranging in age from 40 and up and we come from all over CT and Westchester County. Our monthly meetings take place in Westport, CT (usually at the UJA offices) every second Tuesday of the month. Spouses of 2G members as well as 3rd Generation often attend our general meetings. Please come and join us. For further contact information call: Ann Cohn at 203-762-0058 (home) or 203-984-6667 (cell).
  • MIKE'S CENTER CAFE & BAKERY AT THE JCC Is open during the week. For information, please call 203-321-0051 or
  • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, Beginning on Tuesday, June 17th , Tuesdays, 10:30am- 11:30am 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 or
  • JFS SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Thursdays, 12:00 pm beginning July 10th - August 14th Single mothers and fathers will be offered an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. Open to all, both those who have recently become single parents or have been single for some time. Topics covered will include: scheduling, coping strategies, introducing new partners, extended family dynamics and emotional support. A small fee of $10/session or $50/entire 6 session series. Group will be held at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. Option to bring lunch. For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • 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,
  • STUDY BUDDY SHABBATON THIS SHABBAS FOR GIRLS GRADES 3-8 @ Bais Binyomin's *NEW* SCOR! Community Center 1766 Bedford Street (between 4th st. & 5th st.) {Friday Night} 7:45-9:45 pm {Shabbat Day} 12:30-5:30 pm Pickup from CAS and YI available upon request. Please tell your daughter where she should wait for you.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Aharon Tzvi ben Sara
  • 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 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

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner 

Thank you to ALL OF YOU WHO PURCHASED RAFFLE TICKETS and who support of our Youth programs.Thanks to you we sold over 300 tickets!We could not do it without your support!Congratulations to Dr. Marc Silver on winning the grand prize trip!

  • Thank you to two amazing fabulous chairs - Dinah Marlowe and Janine Bahar for making our youth raffle so successful!
  • Thank you to all of the leaders of our wonderful Shavuot learning programs!
  • Thank you to all of you who stayed up all night or joined an afternoon learning program - your learning and participation made our holiday so special!

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.

  • Bookshelf
  • Plastic storage containers
  • A nice rug for the children to sit around
  • Games and books appropriate for children ages 3-6/7.
  • Posters for the wall that fit with the themes of Shabbat groups

This weekend....

ØMazal tov to Maya Jubas on her Bat Mitzvah and last weekend to Rebecca Dayan on her Bat Mitzvah!

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

B'nai Mitzvah Club-will meet with Rabbi Parhi in the Simcha Room at 10:30.This will be our last meeting for this year.If you are not attending Maya's Bat Mitzvah service, please join us!

Jr Teen Chat this week - 1030 in the Daf Yomi Room w the Sperbers!Next Shabbat will be our last meeting for the year.

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed June:

June 17 - Teen Trip: Yankees vs Blue Jays Game - only a few tickets left! Reserve today online! This is now open to all children!

June 21 - Annual Youth Awards Seudah Shlishit Shabbat - PJ Library, afternoon groups for all kids, social time for adults, delicious Seudah Shlishit, special prizes for all children 4:30-6:00 pm.This program is being partially sponsored by the Sinai family.If you would like to co-sponsor please let me know.

June 28 - Double Nekudot and Nekudot Sale Shabbat

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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