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Congregation Agudath Sholom Yom Kippur Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Yom Kippur Bulletin
October 4, 2014
10 Tishrei 5775
Mincha3:00 PM
Candles6:14 PM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Shacharit9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:48 AM
Shabbat Yom Kippur Groups & Light Lunch10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit10:46 AM
Yizkor Sanctuary12:00 PM
Daf Yomi3:25 PM
Code Of Jewish Law3:25 PM
Mincha4:15 PM
Mincha Simcha Room4:50 PM
Maariv7:08 PM
Shabbat Ends7:13 PM
Yom Kippur Thoughts

I am not perfect and we all make mistakes. Maimonides writes that we cannot expect G-d to grant forgiveness to us for our transgressions if we do not forgive others. If we exhibit patience with others, G-d will be patient with us. The Almighty follows our lead. If we are quick to judge others, he will be quick to judge us. Sometimes it is easier to ask G-d for forgiveness because we do not experience him in the same intimate way as a spouse, parent, child, sibling or friend. We are embarrassed or deeply hurt. We hold grudges and it is hard to let go.

However, one of the greatest joys in life and perhaps this is one of the underlying reasons for the joy of Yom Kippur is the renewal of a relationship. In fact, G-d gave the second set of tablets to the Jewish people on Yom Kippur signifying the renewal of his eternal bond with us.

In this spirit, I ask for your forgiveness if I may have hurt anyone. If there is something on your mind, please be in touch. I value our relationships and pray that this coming year we grow together in health, peace and joy!

I recently came across this sentiment which captures my feelings. 

To those I may have wronged, I ask forgiveness.
To those I may have helped, I wish I had done more.
To those I neglected to help, I ask for understanding.
To those who helped me, I sincerely thank you so much.

From me and mine - to you and yours - may you be inscribed in the Book of Life - for a happy and healthy New Year.

All the best,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

Rabbi Cohen's Rosh Hashana sermons: Click here for In Defense of Man and Singing the Song of Your Soul

Rabbi Cohen's Ted Talk Click here for Have you found your Elijah moment yet?
If you have a child who is studying in Israel for the year, Rabbi Cohen would love to keep in contact with them. Please send your child's phone number, school and email address to the Rabbi Cohen at

MEN'S MIKVAH WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY, EREV YOM KIPPUR until 5 pm. Usage fee $10, bring your own towel. 

Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday6:03 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Wednesday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday-Friday: 7:45 AM/8:45 AM
MinchaSunday-Tuesday: 6:15 PM, Wednesday: 6:11 PM, Thursday: 6:05 PM/6:05 PM
WednesdayErev Sukkot
ThursdaySukkot I
FridaySukkot II
Mazal Tov
  • to Rosa & Saiid Rastegar on the birth of a new grandson
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushthe shul
Sanctuary Kiddushthe shul
  • to Sharon Feldstein on the passing of her mother, Pearl Segal
Topics & Participants
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
UsherThanks to Elisheva Kilner & volunteers
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CAS YD Decorate the Sukkah 20141005

Sunday, October 5 - 9:30 AM

All kids are invited to join the Parhis ,the BCDS Israeli Girls and Rabbi Jeiger.. Parents are welcome to stay and help out too!

CAS Food Drive October 5 20141005

Sunday, October 5 - 3:00 PM

Help us refill the JFS Kosher Food Pantry. Bring items from the special list to the CAS Lobby Coat Closet

CASYD Sukkah Hop 20141010

Friday, October 10 - 4:00 PM

On The Hop You Will Enjoy: Delicious Treats, Incredible Stories/ D'var Torahs, Your favorite group leaders 

CAS Sisterhood Sukkot Across CAS 20141011

Saturday, October 11 - 11:30 AM

On October 11 the Sisterhood wants everyone in our congregation enjoying their shabbat afternoon having Sukkot lunch with other members of our shul, at homes across the community. Come be a part of Sukkot as it's supposed to be...within the beauty and spirituality of the sukkah, enjoying friends, old and new. Host families will provide food for the meal. Guests will be asked to bring wine, challah, and pareve dessert (more details when you sign up!)

CAS Smokin Sukkah Dinner October 13 20141013

Monday, October 13 - 6:00 PM

Come to the largest Sukkah in Fairfield County
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 Dinner at 6PM & Entertainment at 7PM
Featuring: NED GELFARS Comedy * Juggling * Circus Arts
$10 per adult member (12 and over) / $15 non-member
$7 per child 3-11 member / $10 non-member
RSVP by October 1

CAS YD Dancing With Torahs 20141016

Thursday, October 16 - 4:00 PM

SING, DANCE AND PARTY WITH THE TORAH!!! (and Rachel Bahar & Jonathan Cahr!! ) Light Dinner will be served. For Toddlers to Age 6. 


Thursday, October 16 - 7:00 PM

Join Josh Sperber, Rabbi Jeiger & all of your leaders for ...Dancing, Singing, Partying, Treats, "Goody Bags".... and much much more...

CAS Simchas Torah Lunch October 17 20141017

Friday, October 17 - 11:30 AM

Join the sponsorship of the annual
a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition

CAS Young Couples Night Out November 1 20141101

Saturday, November 1 - 8:00 PM

Young Couples Night Out! Sushi & Trivia at Soosh
$36 per person includes sushi buffet and 2 drinks (wine and beer)
Please RSVP by Monday, October 27 

Scheinberg Lecture 20141102

Sunday, November 2 - 8:00 PM

The topic is the Halachic and Ethical Issues of Genetic Testing.

Edward Reichman is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Philosophy and History of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where he teaches Jewish medical ethics.

Sponsored by the Scheinberg Family in memory of Louis and Edith Scheinberg 

Simchat Torah
CAS Simchas Torah Lunch October 17 20141017

Friday, October 17 - 11:30 AM

Join the sponsorship of the annual
CAS SIMCHAS TORAH LUNCH a celebration for the whole congregation
Please be a sponsor of this long-standing CAS tradition

Thanks to our sponsors as of 10/3/14 11:28 AM
  • Janine & Gidon Bahar & Katz
  • Dina & Paul Berger
  • Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
  • Jodi & Richard Boxer
  • Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
  • Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
  • Miriam & Joseph Gelb
  • Meryl & David Gordon
  • Dorothy Jaiven
  • Flora & Carl Kaufman
  • Toby Lazarus & Allan Lichtenberg
  • Ari & Rica Lieberman
  • Susan & Len Mark
  • Bill & Kori Meyers
  • Barbara & Larry Miller
  • Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
  • Bennett & Joan Schwartz
  • Rosalyn Sherman
  • Liba & Steven Steinmetz
  • Harry & Barbara Webski
  • Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
  • Hillary & Bob Zitter
Upcoming Events
5775 /2014-15 CAS Events:
Celebrating 125 Years of Community, Activism and Spirituality
  • Bagels and Advocacy Brunch - Sunday October 26, 2014
  • Scheinberg Lecture with Dr. Edward Reichman - Sunday, November 2, 2014
  • Kristallnacht Event withElizabethBetinna - Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • AIPAC Shabbat - November 22, 2014
  • CAS Thanksgiving Feast Thank You to First Responders - Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • MALT Learning Trip to Israel - November 29- December 7, 2014
  • Shabbat with JM in the AM Host Nachum Segal - December 19-20, 2014
  • CAS Jewish Education Shabbat - January 9-10, 2015
  • Beth Din of America Yakar Shabbat -February 13-14, 2015
  • AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC - March 1-3, 2015
  • Shabbat Across Stamford - Shabbat, March 13, 2015
  • 125th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture in Memory of Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz - Spring 2015
  • CAS Dinner Dance Celebrating 125 years - March 22, 2015
  • Israel Remembrance and Independence Day Commemoration and Celebration - April 22, 2015
  • Shavuot Scholar in Residence Program - May 24-25, 2015
  • Israel Day Parade in New York City - May 31, 2015
  • CAS Israel Family Mission - August 3-13, 2015

MEN'S ADULT LEARNING TRIP (MALT) INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION MEETING ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 9:15-9:45 AM AT CAS. Monday morning December 1, 2014 to Saturday Night,December 6. Enjoy a week of learning, touring and bonding. The program will be based in Efrat. For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at

Join Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen for a Family Summer Mission to Israel in August 2015. 

Explore the breadth and depth of the land. Great for first timers or veterans. The trip is uniquely tailored for adults with their children and grandchildren filled with history coming alive and a fostering a love of the natural beauty of our homeland. 

If you are thinking of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel, this is the perfect trip! 

For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at or 203-252-8252. 

CAS Announcements
  • "BAGELS & ADVOCACY" BRUNCH Let's do one act of advocacy in the New Year! For Israel and Against pernicious anti-Semitism! Meet with representatives of Jewish organizations on the forefront of advocacy. They will help you: Tell Congress! Tell the UN! Tell the Media! Teach & Protect Jewish students on College Campuses! Stand Together with Israel and Jews World-wide! Please attend at CAS as the rest of the Stamford Jewish community joins us: Sunday morning October 26, 9:15 - 10:30 AM
  • SPEEDY RECOVERY LIST We have re-started the Mishaberach List. If your loved one is still in need of our prayers, please go to our website to re-enter their information.
  • SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2ND AIPAC-CAS WEEKEND Shabbat preceding thanksgiving, Friday November 21. CAS and AIPAC will partner for a Shabbat focused on the important role that American citizens must play in ensuring an everlasting and secure alliance between the United States and the State of Israel. Join us for sessions with AIPAC professionals and community activists over Shabbat to deepen your understanding of the different facets of the relationship between our two countries, the various ways that America and Israel are strengthened by one another, the changing dynamics in the Middle East, and the implications for the US and Israel.
  • ERUV HELP WANTED: people to check the eruv weekly, usually Friday morning. The check should take 20 to 30 minutes. If you are interested, please contact Art Smith at
  • ANNOUNCING VERY FIRST CAMOS SHABBATON The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) announces its very first Shabbaton for families interested in exploring a move to the Stamford community, on Shabbat weekend, October 31-November 1. It's a great opportunity for people to get a feel for the Stamford community in a relaxed way and over an enjoyable Shabbat weekend. Hospitality provided. If you know anyone who might be interested in visiting, please have them contact Kate Frommer Cik at or you can contact Kate yourself to find out more information.
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • LET US KNOW! We strive at CAS to support our members in time of need. If you know of someone who is ill, please reach out to Rabbi Cohen via email or phone, alerting our clergy and Chesed committee to offer comfort and assistance. Together, we can ensure CAS's role as a community of caring. Thank you very much!
  • CAS DECORUM The policy for our kids is easy - "In shul or in groups." Please help us maintain decorum. Make sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in our Youth Groups. Make sure that your child enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall.
  • 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.
  • NEW TO STAMFORD AND INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP? Contact Saul Skolnick, Jessie Brand ( or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
  • WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players needed. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM -
High Holidays5775


Friday, October 3
Candle lighting6:14pm
Kol Nidre6:30pm
Fast begins6:33pm
Saturday, October 4
Services - All9am
Mincha - Chapel & Sanctuary/Simcha Room4:15/4:50pm
Blessing of the Children7:10pm
Fast ends7:13pm
Wednesday, October 8
Candle lighting6:06pm
Thursday, October 9-Day 1
Shacharit Chapel7:45pm
Friday, October 10-Day 2
Shacharit Chapel7:45 /8:45am
Shabbat, October 11 - Day 3
Shacharit 7:45/8:45 am
Shabbat ends7:02pm
Sunday October 12 - Day 4
Shacharit7/8:30 am
Monday-Tuesday October 13-14
Sukkot Chol HaMoed Days 5-6
Shacharit6:20/7:30 am
Wednesday, October 15-Hoshana Raba
Shacharit6:00/7:30 am
Candle lighting5:55pm
Thursday, October 16-Shemini Atzeret
Shacharit7:45/8:45 am
Yizkor - Sanctuary10:15pm
Candles after6:54pm
Simchat Torah Hakafot7:15pm
Friday, October 17-Simchat Torah


Chairs: Jessie and David Brand

Youth Chairs: Shalhevet Cohen, Alexandra and Daniella Hadge and Naomi Listokin


What better way to do an important mitzvah than in connection with the High Holidays?CAS's Chesed Committee is organizing a food drive from September 21 through October 5 to benefit Jewish Family Service. This important agency's shelves are bare and in dire need of replenishment Please include items for JFS's food pantry in your High Holiday shopping!

  • Please return the requested food, in bags, to the Shul lobby coat closet.
  • Delivery of donated items to JFS will take place on Sunday, October 5. 
Suggested Kosher Grocery List:

*cereal *peanut butter *jelly/jam *canned vegetables *canned fruit *canned

soups (not broth) *canned tuna *canned salmon *canned beans *pasta &
 sauce *rice *applesauce *dry milk *pancake mix and syrup *juice
*jello/pudding *coffee and tea *Shabbat candles * hotel/sample size toiletries
 For questions, please contact Event Chairs Jessie and David Brand

 at or call Agudath Sholom at (203) 358-2200


Community Announcements
  • BI-CULTURAL ISRAEL TOUR - SUNDAY FEB.15 -THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015 Since 1965, Walter Shuchatowitz, (Mr. S.) the founding principal of Bi-Cultural Day School, has planned seventy four trips to Israel, for families, high school students, and eighth graders. The next one scheduled for February 2015 will be his Jubilee 75th Tour, and he feels it will be the best. Because of the great response, very limited reservations are still available. For more information about this year's BCDS Tour, please contact Eve Nachman at Bi-Cultural Day School at 203-329-2186 ext. 1341,
  • #RAISINGTODAYSKIDS - NEW! PARENT AND TEACHER EDUCATION SERIES FROM THE JCC SARA WALKER NURSERY SCHOOL Have IPads replaced conversation at your dinner table? A Lecture by Catherine Steiner-Adair Ed.D., nationally recognized author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., at the JCC. Tickets $12 each, $10 for JCC members. Click here to register online. For more information, please contact Sandi Waldstreicher at or call (203)322-6541.
  • LEADING A LIFE OF LEGACY, THURS, OCT 30, 7 PM WORKSHOP LED BY RABBI DANIEL COHEN Follow a unique process of developing your ideal prototype and distilling a road map for personal growth and greatness. The seminar is contemplative and interactive and begins via a series of questions triggering the experience of writing your own obituary and developing a few initial steps to lead a life of legacy. Thursday, October 30, 7 - 8:30 pm at ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 628 Main Street (corner of Grove Street) Stamford. Parking available; entrance on Suburban Avenue. $15 donation requested to defray costs * Light supper will be served. Please register by October 24 at
  • T A P E S T R Y - A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING SATURDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 22 Doors open at 6:30 pm * Havdalah at 7:00 pm at the JCC Pre-registration: $18. Take part in a community Havdalah, select up to two classes to attend, and end the evening with a dessert reception. Sponsored by United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien and the Jewish Community Center in cooperation with the Board of Rabbis, The Center for Judaic & Middle Eastern Studies at UConn Stamford, The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, Stamford Chapter of Hadassah, Jewish organizations throughout Stamford and the greater lower Fairfield County area, UJA Greenwich and UJA/Federation of Westport-Weston-Wilton-Norwalk. Info and sign up: Sharon
  • BCDS CLASSES Monday, October 6 (Pre-Sukkot) 8:30AM "Insecurity, Modesty and Faith"- Rabbi David Walk Monday, October 13 (Pre-Simchat Torah) 8:30AM "What is Happiness?"- Rabbi David Israel
  • BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Sunday, October 26 at 10am. 2186 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Welcoming students in PreK thru Grade 8. Bi-Cultural, a co-educational Pre-K through eighth-grade Jewish day school, fosters a child-centered program with small group tutorials and one-on-one instruction employed to address individual needs. The staff holds Masters level certification and the resource staff are certified in several reading programs, including Orton-Gillingham. Bi-Cultural has a 6:1 student to teacher ratio. Science is taught by specially trained staff beginning in Pre-K. The learning day is enriched by art, music, movement, drama, field trips, frequent guest speakers, school-wide events and social action projects which engage students of varied learning styles. Bi-Cultural prides itself on academic achievement and a cutting-edge curriculum while simultaneously creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. For more information about Bi-Cultural or to schedule a tour, please contact: Joanne Karow, Director of Admissions at or 203-329-2186
  • CARMEL ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 10 A.M. -NOON, 270 LAKE AVENUE, GREENWICH. Carmel Academy is a forward-thinking private school for children of all Jewish affiliations, offering each of its students an exceptional, challenging and creative educational experience from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. Set on a beautiful, historic 17-acre campus in Greenwich, the Carmel Academy community is vibrant and diverse, attracting families from t Fairfield and Westchester Counties, Riverdale and Manhattan. Accredited with distinction by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Carmel Academy's experienced, passionate masters-level teachers bring the school's educational philosophy to life. Carmel offers an exceptional individualized education with the benefit of low student-teacher ratios and small skills-based instructional group learning. Students participate in a wide-array of extracurricular activities and interscholastic team sports, as well as award-winning STEM enrichment programs. Carmel's Jewish values-based education encourages students to grow as human beings through a custom-developed values and character development program. Offering rigorous academic preparation, using expertly designed, integrated general and Judiac studies curricula, Carmel Academy's students go on to the finest Jewish and independent high schools in the country. For more information, to schedule a tour, or rsvp to the Open House please contact Director of Admissions, Daneet Brill, at or 203-983-3503.
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CT OPEN HOUSE: JHSC IS NOW LOCATED IN STAMFORD! Please join us on Sunday, November 9 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm to meet our faculty, attend model classes, experience our STEM program, find out about our affordable tuition and discover for yourself the benefits of a JHSC education. JHSC is located at the Stamford Technology Center, 1937 West Main Street, Stamford, CT. To RSVP, please contact Sarah Rich at or 203-357-0850. For more information about JHSC, please visit our website
  • COMING SOON!!! ARI & RICA LIEBERMAN are excited to announce the forthcoming opening of their new sushi restaurant SOOSH. Located in the Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer (203) 658-7505
  • 613 RESTAURANT Stamford's premier Kosher Restaurant is now offering Sushi! Please stop in and help us welcome acclaimed sushi chef Shoichi ("Eddie") Kurokawa! Please stop by and come test our new menu featuring many popular classic rolls and a few of Chef Eddie's personal signature rolls. This is a significant landmark in Sixthirteen and we hope you will come share it with us! 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).
  • YU COMMUNITY BEIT MIDRASH. This 6-week program will take place at the Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th Street) on Wednesdays, October 29 - December 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sessions will feature Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University and Dr. Jacob Wisse, Director of Yeshiva University Museum and Associate Professor of Art History, Stern College for Women who will co-present on the topic of: "The Image and the Idea: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Art History and Jewish Thought." For more information and to register for the courses, please visit
  • YU WOMEN'S BEIT MIDRASH This 6-week program will take place at the Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th Street) on Wednesdays, October 29 - December 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sessions will feature Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University and Dr. Jacob Wisse, Director of Yeshiva University Museum and Associate Professor of Art History, Stern College for Women who will co-present on the topic of: "The Image and the Idea: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Art History and Jewish Thought."
  • JFS SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: beginning Mondays, September 15th at 7:45 pm 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. For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or
  • LIFE TRANSITIONS-Wednesdays at 11:00 am 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 Rosemarie Delia at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • JFS WORKSHOP - THE RACE TO COLLEGE- Mondays, October 6th, November 10th and December 1st, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Pre-planning for college for 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their parents facilitated by Claire Friedlander, Jewish Family Service College Consultant atHarry Bennett Branch of Ferguson Library, 115 Vine Road, Stamford. Free and open to the community. For more information, contact Claire Friedlander at or call 203-921-4161
  • MIKE'S CENTER CAFE & BAKERY AT THE JCC Is open during the week. For information, please call 203-321-0051 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Miriam Rachel
  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
  • Ben-tzion ben Bracha
  • Chaim Avram ben Leah
  • Chava bat Perel
  • Chaya Priva bat Leah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Esther
  • Dinah bat Esther
  • Eliahu Aharon ben Yocheved Irta Etel
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • Leah bat Bayla
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Naomi Devorah bat Mindel
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shimshon ben Reba
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
Sisterhood Gift Shop

SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOPWe have Honey Dishes, Etrog Boxes,
and Havdalah Sets
10/5 10-2 -- 10/7 1-3
Closed for Sukkot -Reopen on Oct. 21

CAS Youth

Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

üWe thank all of the leaders who are working on Yom Kippur.Thank you for making our children's day so special.

üWe thank Morah Chemda, Rabbi Parhi and the Israeli Girls for running our annual Sukkah decorating event this coming Sunday morning in the Sukkah 9:30-11 am.

This weekend....

Yom Kippur Group Schedule and Leaders:

Friday night, Oct 3- Yom Kippur Night Groups
Evening groups begin right after Kol Nidrei and go on for one hour in the library/ youth classroom with Morah Danette, Carly and Nicole.

Shabbat, Oct 4 - Yom Kippur Groups and Light lunch 10:30-1:30

Join our amazing leaders for a very full morning of exciting and engaging programs while your parents are able to pray in shul. We will even feed your children a light lunch so that you can focus on where you want to be.

Tot Shabbat - Morahs Debbie Berger, Rivka Kanefsky and Simone Nachman (in the library)

Mini Minyan- Morahs Rachel Bahar and Morah Lenore Cooper (in the youth classroom)

Jr. Cong. - Morah Danette, Carly and Nicole (in the Sukkah or tent depending on weather)

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

Oct. 11, 18

Nov. 22

Dec. 6 and 20

Jan 3 and 17

Feb. 21 and 28

March 7 and 28

May 2, 25 and 30

June 13

Coming Soon-A Jammed Packed Oct.:

Sunday, Oct 5 - Sukkah Decorating and Breakfast in Shul Sukkah 9:30-11:00
Have some fun and do a Mitzvah too! Join Morah Chemda and the new BCDS Israeli Girls for a morning of fun and chessed where we will decorate the largest Sukkah in Fairfield County all the time enjoying a delicious breakfast filled with treats!

Thursday & Friday,Oct 9-10 and Thursday & Friday, Oct 16-17 Sukkot Groups

Our all star groups continue throughout the holidays and will always keep your children engaged and motivated to come to shul! Holiday groups have a special emphasis on the special holiday prayers and experiences that our kids all love.

Friday, Oct 10 - Sukkah Hop

Hop along with us as we study Torah, tell stories and have a snack in our friend's Sukkot- celebrating the holidays with friends is what it's all about! Hops are organized for children of all ages. Please let us know if you would like to be on the route this year. (Shabbat Oct 11 - Sukkah Hop Rain Date if needed)

The Un-Sukkah Hop Teen Event!

While the Youth are hopping around collecting goodies from the sukkahs of Stamford, the teens, are invited to stay put and let the good food come to you! You be surrounded by amazing desserts and snacks at the Lieberman Sukkah (426 Strawberry Hill Avenue)

Thursday, Oct 16 - Simchat Torah Programs

Afternoon programs for our little ones include dancing with the Torah, visiting the Main Sanctuary Ark, kissing all of the Torahs, reading and looking inside a Torah and lots of songs and a light dinner.

The older children are invited for special Youth Hakafot during the evening hours and will also join the adult dancing for 2 special Youth Hakafot.

All children in attendance to either program get a special goody bag to enjoy during the festivities.

Shabbat, Oct 18 - Parshat Berasheit - Grades 4 and up
Mishna and Hot Cocoa with Rabbi Jeiger - join us each Shabbat at 10:15 am near the elevator for a weekly Mishna and some delicious hot cocoa... we will aim to complete a Mesechet by the end of the year!Learning and Fun - cant be beat!

Friday, Oct 24 - Parshat Noach - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat
Bring in Shabbat with your Tots and PJ Library as we have a special presentation in honor of Parshat Noach. Join our animals, crafts, stories and mock Shabbat light dinner to welcome in Shabbat like never before!

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