"Every leaf speaks bliss to me." The words of Emily Bronte characterize the spirit of Sukkot. During the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our search for G-d focuses on our experiences in shul and in awe of the Almighty. On Sukkot, we leave our homes and seek the transcendent in nature and the world and develop our love of G-d. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan called Sukkot the Walden Pond of the Bible. We shake the lulav and esrog in six directions to affirm God's presence everywhere. We affirm as well that the entire world is charged with the energy of G-d and when we perform his mitzvoth we link Heaven and Earth and infuse the world with his glory. As Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotsk reflected when asked where is G-d, he replied, G-d is wherever you let Him in. After the intensity of the high holidays, may we harness these next 8 days to rediscover G-d in our lives and enjoy a chag filled with much joy, community, spirit and inspiration.
Rabbi Cohen will speak at the JCC Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County on his book Mining for Gold: Essays Exploring the Relevancy of Torah in the Modern World - Monday October 27, 7 PM. Learn more about the festival at www.jewishartsandfilm.org
JOIN RABBI COHEN FOR SUKKOT LUNCH AND LEARN Tuesday 12PM - 1245 PM in the Sukkah
Have you answered the call for our Yom Kippur Appeal? If not, please click here
On The Hop You Will Enjoy: Delicious Treats, Incredible Stories/ D'var Torahs, Your favorite group leaders
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!)
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...
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
Wednesday, October 22 - 8:00 PM
Wednesdays, October 22-November 26 (except 11/12) Dr. Shira Weiss: Ethical Issues in the Bible. No charge, women & men welcome.
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
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
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 with Elizabeth Betinna - 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) 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 email@example.com.
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!
"BAGELS & ADVOCACY" BRUNCH Anti-Semitism on Campus? Media Bias? BDS movement? Turn Outrage to Advocacy! Come to a "Bagels & Advocacy" Brunch! Sunday, October 26, 9:15 to 10:30. Speakers (invited) from the following pro-Israel advocacy organizations: ADL, AIPAC, CAMERA, The David Project, Honest Reporting, Stand With Us. CAS Israel Advocacy Task Force. Info: Norine Krasnogor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rabbi Cohen at email@example.com
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. www.cas-stamford.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (Jessieoser@gmail.com) or Rabbi Daniel Cohen.
WE WANT YOU FOR BINGO! Players needed. Join in on the fun we have every week at 6:00 PM -
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 9-Day 1
Friday, October 10-Day 2
Shabbat, October 11 - Day 3
Sunday October 12 - Day 4
Monday-Tuesday October 13-14
Sukkot Chol HaMoed Days 5-6
Wednesday, October 15-Hoshana Raba
Thursday, October 16-Shemini Atzeret
Yizkor - Sanctuary
Dancing with Torahs (Toddler-Age 6)
Simchat Torah Hakafot
Kiddush following first Hakafah, Hakafot Will Resume in the Bennett Simcha Room
Torah Reading and conclusion of maariv
Friday, October 17-Simchat Torah
Shacharit (sanctuary only)
Tot Shabbat (until end of Sanctuary Tefillah)
Women's Tefillah & Learning Circle
Mini-minyan, Jr. Cong/BMC (until the end of Tefillah in Main Sanctuary + goodie bags for all kids in attendance)
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, email@example.com.
#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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203)322-6541.
GAN YELADIM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 9:30-11:00AM A child journeys through the years, developing SKILLS and SELF EXPRESSION. From a SCRIBBLE to a SELF PORTRAIT, From a LINE to a LETTER... Join Us On Our Journey
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 www.interfaithcouncil.org.
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 Franklin-Sharon@ujf.org
FRIENDSHIP DAY TO SUPPORT THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OCTOBER 12 Donate your time and encourage others to contribute by pledging and sponsoring volunteer hours. Join us for the actual day as well! October 12th* 12:30-3:30 PM* Friendship Circle Center: 770 High Ridge Rd, Stamford. For individuals of all ages and abilities, open to the public! Special Sukkot Celebration and carnival, rides, crafts, entertainment, face painting, music, BBQ lunch concessions, and more!! Keep the circle strong ~ Donate & Participate in Friendship Day. Go to www.FriendshipDayCT.com to sign up and donate today!
BCDS CLASSES 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 203-357-0850. For more information about JHSC, please visit our website www.jhsct.org
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 Street.www.sooshct.com firstname.lastname@example.org (203) 658-7505
SIX THIRTEEN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR SUKKAH WILL BE AVAILABLE on our patio, beginning with lunch on Sunday, October 12th, and continuing through lunch on Wednesday, October 15th. Please join us for our usual (but extraordinary) menu, along with some fabulous Sukkot specials. Unfortunately, as our Sukkah is not as spacious as our dining room, we are unable to reserve seats in the Sukkah. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, and reservations will be accepted for the dining room only. And if you haven't read the review that recently appeared in the Jewish Press, please click on the link below and enjoy. http://www.jewishpress.com/in-print/e-edition/e-edition-september-19-2014/2014/09/19/
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: www.sp-ba.org/online-registration
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 www.yu.edu/beitmidrash.
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 WELLNESS SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Monday, October 27th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Guest speakers addressing topics covering disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices. At Whole Foods Market in Westport. For more info, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services, at 203-921-4161 or email at email@example.com
JFS COLLEGE AHEAD! in Westport - Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm The program for the community, co-sponsored with UJA/Federation-Westport-Weston-Wilton-Norwalk and Eastern Fairfield County, featuring prominent college admissions deans as a panel exploring the essential issues all high school students and their parents need to know for the college admissions process. Moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, JFS College Consultant to be held at Temple Israel, Coleytown Road, Westport. Open to the community at no cost. For more information, please contact Claire D. Friedlander at 203-921-4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Closed for Sukkot -Reopen on Oct. 21
Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner
Join us on Friday, October 10 from 4:00-5:30 pm
Tot Shabbat / Mini Minyan Hop: Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 4 pm. Parents must accompany their children on this hop
Jr. Cong. Hop: Meet at the Young Israel - 69 Oaklawn Ave. at 4 pm. Parent pickup will be at the Wirgin's -63 Sanford Lane
Bnai Mitzvah Club Hop: Meet at the Shul Sukkah at 3:55 pm. Parent pickup will be at the Dayan's - 115 Overbrook Drive
Teen UN-Hop: Meet and stay at the Lieberman's at 4 pm. 426 Strawberry Hill Avenue - Across from the Shabbat Park.Parent pickup will also be at the Liebermans at 5:30 pm
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.:
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 email@example.com