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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin


February 21, 2015

2 Adar 5775

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Mincha5:21 PM
Candles5:16 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:24 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Mishnah Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Latest Shacharit10:19 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law4:20 PM
Daf Yomi4:25 PM
Daily Rambam4:50 PM
Mincha5:10 PM
Maariv6:12 PM
Shabbat Ends6:17 PM

Shabbat Shalom

A Roadie for God and Kosher Movies: Life Lessons from my Father

My father is one of my heroes. He has taught me so much about life and continues to inspire me every day through his words and example. I remember from my youth his emphasis on our mission to grow, learn and realize our unique spiritual potential. We are here not as casual spectators but as partners with the Almighty in discovering the Divine. God can be found everywhere. The Torah's prism reveals His presence. Whether in nature, literature, music, or seizing an opportunity to do a mitzvah, we reveal holiness in the world.

As a teenager, I was a roadie for God. My father started a band called "Matzah" (in the days when the band "Bread" was popular) and I was one of his"roadies" as we schlepped the equipment to a gig. He got me involved in helping with the mitzvah. Lifting a synthesizer or rolling his drum set became acts of holiness.

Upon driving home from a film (we enjoyed a few drive in movies or Tuesday nights at the theater for the dollar runs), he always asked us (youngest to oldest), "How would you rate the film on a scale of 1-10 and why?" He was teaching us to see life critically and in its fullness.My father often cites the words of the Victorian poet Mathew Arnold who explains that the touchstones of literature can teach us about the human condition and about ourselves.

In this spirit, I am thrilled to host my father and step mother this Shabbat. My father is launching his new book "Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema." The book reflects a worldview rooted in Torah and the modern world or "chicken soup for the soul meets Roger Ebert".

My father has reviewed almost 300 films and I encourage you to join me this Sunday morning at 9:30 AM at the shul as he shares some of his reflections on life, Torah and film. For event info see ( and to learn more about Kosher Movies visit (

I am grateful for his guidance and love and pray that God grants him, Meryl and our family the blessings to enjoy good health and true joy for many years.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

from Rabbi Cohen

  • Please say a mishaberach for Rivka bat Shifra Aviva Deren, the daughter of Vivi & Rabbi Yisrael Deren, who is having serious complications from a lung transplant.
  • Terumah and Organ Donation:  The Torah portion of Terumah highlights the values of donations. I recently signed up to become a Halachic organ donor. To learn more about becoming a Halachic Organ Donor please speak to me or visit Also, join the HODS Run on March 1. click here for more information
  • Statement on Vaccinations from the OU and Rabbinical Council of America click here to read
  • Teen Torah on the Seder with Rabbi Cohen What will you say at the Seder Table? Want a few aces in the hole? Join Rabbi Cohen on Sunday morning, March 8th from 9:30-1015 AM for a Teen Torah Session on the Seder. Gain new insights to enhance your family seder. Great refreshments and Cool Torah. click here to sign up

Rabbi Cohen's Winter Class Update

  • Power of the Prophets  Explore the timeless lessons from the tumultuous stories in the book of Kings 2. Meets Tuesdays from 8:15 AM - 9 AM. Feb. 24 and March 10 and 17th
  • Depth of Genesis - The Sin and the Fall: Jewish Perspectives and Reverberations for Today Tuesdays 9 AM - 9:45 AM Feb. , 24 and March 10 and 17th
  • Parsha Perspectives:  Relevant Messages form the Weekly Torah Portion Tuesdays 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Feb. 24 and March 10 and 17th.
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday5:24 PM
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: 5:25 PM
  • to Morah Danielle Tomczyk (Tot Shabbat Leader) and her family on the passing of her grandmother Geraldine Tomczyk
  • to Ephraim Cohen on the passing of his father, Professor Getzel Cohen
  • to Roni Allen and her family on the passing of her father Jay Seifert - a long time CAS member before moving to Florida
  • to Mark Zandman and the Rein family on the passing of Naomi Rein
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushDavid Michelson in commemoration of the 3rd yahrtzeit of his father, Stanley Michelson
Sanctuary KiddushThe Raff Family: Anne & Dr. Neil Raff, Dr. Henry Raff, Dr. Adam Raff, & Dr. Joshua Raff. in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Neil's mother, Elizabeth Raff
Teen KiddushLiat & Benjamin Karsch in honor of the CAS teen delegation to AIPAC policy conference
Shabbat Topics & Participants
MusafSandy Shapiro
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Fifty Shades: Holiness vs. Happiness in Marriage
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: What's In a Name?
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Torah ReadersJudd Love, Burt Rubin
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen: Half Shekel in Halacha and Hashkafa
Annual Dinner
Congregation Agudath Sholom
Annual Festive Dinner
Sunday, March 22, 2015 5:00-9:30 pm
2 Nisan 5775
Solid foundation.  Bright future.

~ Celebrating 125 Years ~

Guests of Honor
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Chai Award
Judith Altmann
Community Service Award
Mimi & Saul Cohen
Young Leadership Award
Laura & Seth Tobin

The dinner committee invites you to join us for a festive evening as we celebrate our honorees and our thriving synagogue community. Elegant buffet, cocktails and dancing.

Dinner chairs: Stella & Isaac Cohen, Rachel & Nimrod Dayan, Elissa & Philip Klapper, and Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Honorary Chairs: Gayle & Howard Rothman, Sheila L. Romanowitz
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CAS Book Breakfast with Rabbi Herbert Cohen February 22  Sunday, February 22 - 9:30 AM

CAS Book Breakfast with Rabbi Herbert Cohen February 22

Book Breakfast with Rabbi Herbert Cohen
Celebrating book launch of his new book - Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema.

CAS Adult Education - Mysteries of the Beit Hamikdash - February 24  Tuesday, February 24 - 7:30 PM

CAS Adult Education - Mysteries of the Beit Hamikdash - February 24

What happened to the Lost Ark?
What music did they play in the Temple?
Explore these and other mysteries of the Beit Hamikdash
Steven Frankel, Education Director, Temple Institute in Jerusalem  

CAS Purim Seudah - March 5  Thursday, March 5 - 5:00 PM

CAS Purim Seudah - March 5

$18 per adult / $10 per kid (ages 3 to 13)
Delicious Italian menu includes Chicken Noodle soup, Caesar Salad w/ Crouton, Penne with meat sauce, Veggie Lasagna and more!
New and unique craft projects- Costume Pageant for the kids
Contest for teens and adults with grand prize - beats headphones
Entertainer that will knock your socks off!
A unique and edible favor custom-made for the kids!
Please RSVP beforeFebruary 26th! 

CAS Teen Torah on the Seder - March 8  Sunday, March 8 - 9:30 AM

CAS Teen Torah on the Seder - March 8

Teen Torah for the Seder with Rabbi Cohen
What will you say at the Seder Table?
Want a few aces in the hole?
Join Rabbi Cohen on Sunday morning, March 8 from 9:30-1015 AM for a Teen Torah Session on the Seder.
Gain new insights to enhance your family seder.
Great refreshments and Cool Torah.

Shabbat Across Stamford  Friday, March 13 - 5:45 PM

Shabbat Across Stamford

Friday night, March 13, Rippowam Middle School
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Candle lighting at 5:45 pm, Services at 6:00 pm
A joyous, inspirational Shabbat complete with a delicious kosher dinner, singing and learning. 

CAS Mens Club Passover Fair  Sunday, March 15 - 10:00 AM

CAS Mens Club Passover Fair

Men's Club Passover Fair!
Israeli Wine Tasting
Make your own Shmura Matzoh!
Plus our famous Men's Club Chili and delicacies.
Fun for the whole family! 

CAS Rabbi Ehrenkranz Lecture with Rabbi Blech - March 18  Wednesday, March 18 - 7:30 PM

CAS Rabbi Ehrenkranz Lecture with Rabbi Blech - March 18

In memory of our esteemed Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz, of blessed memory, on the occasion of his first Yahrzeit:
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer.
Understanding the Kaddish: How To Change The World 

National Yiddish Theater  Thursday, March 19 - 7:30 PM

National Yiddish Theater

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents: From Rosenfeld to Robeson
STARRING Elmore James and Zalmen Mlotek
With a special guest appearance by Cantor Magda Fishman
Temple Beth El, Roxbury Road, Stamford
This concert is presented free of charge to the community by the Holocaust Memorial Committee and the UJF Levy Romanowitz fund, as a tribute to Hesh Romanowitz z''l.

CAS Annual Dinner - March 22  Sunday, March 22 - 5:00 PM

CAS Annual Dinner - March 22

Celebrate our 125th anniversary!
Guests of Honor: Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Chai Award: Judith Altmann
Community Service: Mimi & Saul Cohen
Young Leadership: Laura & Seth Tobin

Teenage Shmooze  Thursday, February 26 - 8:00 PM

Teenage Shmooze

Get ready to Soosh and Shmooze!
How do you feel about free sushi?
What about friends?
What about a chance to have real discussions about what it means to be Jewish?
Run for you. Run by you.
This program is being sponsored by NCSY 

CAS Youth Junior Cong Shabbaton February 27 -  Friday, February 27 - 5:00 PM

CAS Youth Junior Cong Shabbaton February 27 -

Come join Rabbi Jeiger, Josh and the entire Junior Congregation crew as they take over CAS in conjunction with the YOUTH SHABBAT, for our Fourth annualJunior Congregation Shabbaton!!

CAS Youth 2015 Bar / Bat Mitzvah Classes  Sunday, March 1 - 9:30 AM

CAS Youth 2015 Bar / Bat Mitzvah Classes

Class for boys becoming Bar Mitzvah, led by Rabbi Daniel Cohen & girls becoming Bat Mitzvah, led by Diane Cohen

Womens Tefillah Group

WTG: Women's Tefillah Group

Please join us!

  • March 4 Purim Megilla Reading (evening service) 6:45 PM
  • April 18  Shabbat Parshat Shemini
  • June 20 Shabbat Parshat Korach

All WTG services will be held in The Heyman Chapel

  • Layn or learn to layn
  • Be called for an honor
  • Read the haftorah or learn how
  • Read one of the additional prayers in Hebrew or English (Government, Israel, Agunah, Zahal)
  • Lead davening or learn how
  • Give a Dvar Torah
  • Celebrate a birthday or other simcha

For more information, contact:

Ziona Doft or Ronnie Sichel

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Across Stamford

Friday night, March 13
Rippowam Middle School
381 High Ridge Road

Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Info: Marcia at (203) 321-1373, ext. 104.

Sign up Deadline:  March 6

Sponsored by UJF and the Board of Rabbis in partnership with community organizations.

  • Candle lighting 5:45 pm, Services 6:00 pm
  • A joyous, inspirational Shabbat complete with a delicious kosher dinner, singing and learning.
  • Singles, couples & families welcome!
  • Babysitting and programming for children and teens  provided
  • Join us for dinner - a traditional catered Shabbat meal  (Vegetarian option available. Dietary laws observed) followed by learning - with Rabbi Telushkin

Sponsored by UJF and the Board of Rabbis in partnership with community organizations.

CAS Classes
Week of February 24
TuesdayRabbi Cohen: Power of the Prophets - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Cohen: Depth of Genesis - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
Mysteries of the Beit Hamikdash - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Announcements
  • PURIM CONCERT Cantor Raphael Bokow &The Bagels Bob Abrams ~ Tzvi Bernstein ~ Sid Nachman. A relaxed evening of Jewish Israeli and Mexican music at CAS. Light refreshments will be served Wednesday night March 4th at 8:15 pm. after Megillah reading. FREE to the community.
  • SAVE DATE... JOIN US FOR YOUR AGUDATH SHOLOM FAMILY PURIM SEUDAH. Thursday, March 5 5-7:30 PM at CAS. Italian Style Dinner and Games. Costume Parade, Prizes and Fun!
  • 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.
  • 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 -
  • ERUV Wanted - volunteers to help with the eruv inspection on a weekly basis. Please contact Arthur Smith,
Community Announcements
  • #RAISINGTODAYSKIDS - PARENT AND TEACHER EDUCATION SERIES FROM THE JCC SARA WALKER NURSERY SCHOOL How Toddlers and Young Children Thrive. A Lecture by Tovah Klein Ph.D., Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development; Associate Professor of Psychology. Thursday, February 26, 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.
  • 613 RESTAURANT SPECIAL Enjoy one complimentary appetizer and one complimentary dessert with the purchase of two dinner entrees. This offer valid for dine-in only. Good for lunch or dinner Monday through Thursday, 12 noon to 9pm. Offer expires 2/26/2015. Reservations are suggested. Print or display this offer on your mobile device to your server
  • RABBI YAKOV HOROWITZ TO SPEAK AT THIS YEAR'S CHEVRA KADISHA EVENT; DINNER TO BE DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF RABBI JOSEPH EHRENKRANZ Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, the founder and dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam, and founder and Director of Project Y.E.S. (Youth Enrichment Services), will be this year's featured speaker at the annual Chevra Kadisha Dinner, to be held at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6PM. His topic will be "Living a More Inspired Life: How to Create a Kiddush Hashem Every Day." The cost of attending the dinner is $36 a person. Sponsorships are also available at $180, which entitles one to two dinner reservations and can be made in memory of a loved one. Info and signup: Rica Lieberman at
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INVITES YOU TO THE CARDOZO SOCIETY'S EVENING of networking, refreshments and a great panel discussion led by the ADL titled Redefining Religious Freedom From Shield to Sworda look at Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. It will be held on February 25th at 6:45pm at the Franklin Street Works. For questions or to RSVP contact Sharon Franklin at the UJF office,
  • SOOSH, Fairfield County's premier sushi destination, is proud to announce a schedule of live jazz events in February and March, featuring reknown saxophonist and Westport resident Greg Wall and his quartet. The group of internationally celebrated artists will present their own blend of classic jazz masterpieces together with some rarities, and tasty originals on Feb 25, March 11 and 25th, from 7-10PM in Soosh's cozy space at the Crowne PlazaJoin us for an evening of world class Jazz and world class Sushi!
  • SOY SEFORIM SALE THROUGH MARCH 1 The 2015 Seforim Sale has already begun and we want you to experience the largest Jewish book sale in North America. Come stop by at Yeshiva University or visit our online store at Sale ends March 1st, only 10 days away!
  • THE MA'AYANOT YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND DINNER will take place on Saturday night, March 7, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. Please join us in honoring Rena and Menachem Schnaidman with our Keter Shem Tov Award, Chani and David Moss as our Amudei Ma'ayanot Honorees, Sharon and Ari Wieder as Parents of the Year, and Rabbi Donny Besser as Teacher of the Year. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Pam Ennis at 201-833-4307, ext. 265.
  • YOUNG ISRAEL OF STAMFORD'S DOUBLE CHAI CELEBRATION BRUNCH. Rabbi Naftali Wolfe is our Guest of Honor, Leah and Rabbi Moshe Shemtov are receiving the Community Service Award, and David Nachman is being recognized as the youth honoree. The brunch will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 11:00am at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford. To RSVP for the brunch or to place an ad in the journal before the February 20th deadline, please visit the YI of Stamford website at If you have any questions, please email
  • JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CT Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 pm at the Stamford JCC to hear about how JHSC is thriving in our new space in Stamford. Come learn more about our outstanding faculty and students and our rigorous and expansive academic program. For more information, please visit our website: or contact us: 203-357-0850 or
  • SPECIAL EVENT! We are proud to serve as a co-sponsor of The National Yiddish Theatre-- Folksbeine From Rosenfeld to Robeson. on March 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.(In English and Yiddish with English translation supertitles; No Yiddish knowledge necessary.) Starring international opera star, Elmore James, Artistic director of Folksbeine, Zalmen Mlotek. This new concert breathes fresh life into songs of revolutionary poets and Holocaust-era Partisans, Classic Yiddish songs and Broadway favorites. Presented free of charge to the community as a tribute to Hesh Romanowitz z"l. Info:
  • JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOOK TALKS Held at Temple Beth El: Sunday, February 22 @1:30 PM, The Cottoncrest Curse by Michael Rubin. Held at the JCC: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM. Suddenly Love - by Aharon Appelfeld Presenter: Bob Abrams.Set in Israel, this is a novel of two lonely people who come together amidst memories of their pasts and the challenges of the present.
  • FAIRFIELD COUNTY JEWISH BASEBALL LEAGUE Spring will soon be here and a young person's thoughts turn to baseball. It is time for baseball Register now at 2015 Player Registration. Clinic March 29th. Opening April 12th. Tell all your friends to play. register info: Eric Fanwick "The Commissioner" at
  • JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY EVENT Sunday, March 29 @ 1:30 P.M.Program at Temple Sinai, 458 Lakeside Drive, Stamford. Marc Chagall's Granddaughter - Bella Meyer Free and Open to the public.
  • JFS LET'S TALK- Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 12th - March 26th. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new people or deepen your friendship with those you already know, as we engage in meaningful conversation about a wide variety of topics that are important in our lives. Topics may range from how to live a fulfilling life, creating healthy relationships, savoring our cherished memories, to embracing changing life circumstances. All will be encouraged to express their feelings and experiences related to the themes that emerge in a safe and supportive environment. Led by a facilitator from Jewish Family Service, free of charge, at the Stamford JCC, 035 Newfield Avenue. For more information, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services at 201-921-4161.
  • JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm in Westport For adults who would like to discuss all aspects of separation and divorce, JFS will be restarting a support group on Tuesday, January 20th and ending on February 24th in the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E. Suite 11. The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. You must register to attend by contacting Rebekah Kanefsky at or call at 203-921-4161.
  • JFS 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 BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT -- Tuesdays at 11:00 amAre you searching for a safe haven to explore your thoughts and feelings about grief? JFS provides an environment of emotional, physical, and spiritual support. For information, contact Rosemarie Delia at(203)
  • JFS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP-Sundays at 2:00 pm beginning February 15th- March 29thDo you find yourself "sandwiched" between the needs of your children and your parents? JFS is offering an open forum to provide support and help in dealing with the difficulties and stresses of caring for two generations. A small fee of $10/session or $50 for six sessions will be charged. Group will be held at the JFS Westport office, 431 Post Road E., Westport. The facilitator will be Rona Wall, LCSW. For more information or to register, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky at203-921-4161or
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE (JFS) IS BEGINNING A NEW BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM, in which trained volunteers will work with clients in early stage dementia or Alzheimer's, in the client's home. An aide or family member will be present. The Brain Fitness initiative will last for 10 weeks for each client. The first volunteer training is scheduled for late February. If you are interested in being trained as a volunteer, or for more information, contact Caroline Temlock Teichman
  • SAVE THE DATE-COLLEGE AHEAD!-Tuesday, April 14, 2015 The highly anticipated annual program for the community co-sponsored by the Stamford JCC featuring prominent college admissions deans as a panel exploring the essential issues all high school students and their parents need to know as they begin the process. Moderated by Claire D. Friedlander, JFS College Consultant, the program will take place at no cost at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. For more information, contact, Claire D. Friedlander at or call 203-921-4161.
  • CYCLE FOR UNITY AND NAOMI BOUTIQUE KOSHER TOURS PRESENT THE ULTIMATE GOURMET BIKING EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY: April 28-May 5, 2015 Ride like the wind, eat like a king and raise funds for the charity of your choice. Check here for details and registration information:
  • UCONN-STAMFORD CENTER FOR JUDAIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES SPRING 2015 LUNCH & LEARN SERIES (Thursdays, 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM): Apr 16 - The Herbert and Sarah M. Gibor Annual Lecture: The Vilna Gaon and his Students: Reason and the Radicalization of Religion in Modernity, Dr. Eliyahu Stern - Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies and History, Yale University; Apr 23 - The Edith Samers and Edward Smith Lecture: Chagall from Paris to Moscow: The Russian Jewish Theater Years, Renee Kahn, M.A. - Professor of Art History (retired), UConn-Stamford; Apr 30 - The Saul Kwartin Memorial Lecture: The Coming of Age of America's Jews (1946-1966): Reflections from the Cinema, Dr. Eric Goldman - Adjunct Professor of Film Studies, Yeshiva University; May 14 - The Maria and Ishier Jacobson Annual Lecture: Arguing with God: The Jobian Voice in Judaic Literary Tradition, Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy - Professor of Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies, University of Connecticut
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY BY PURCHASING MITZVAH BASKETS AND/OR MITZVAH CENTERPIECES INSTEAD OF FLOWERS FOR YOUR NEXT SIMCHA AT CAS. DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY HAVE INCREASED BY MORE THAN 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
  • 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).
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Miriam Rachel
  • Ami ben Sara
  • Avraham Shmuel ben Sheyna
  • Avraham ben Sosna
  • Bela Devora bat Rachel
  • Chaim Avram ben Leah
  • Chaim Yechiel ben Malka
  • Chana Liba bat Yaakova
  • Chana bat Shulamit
  • Chaya Priva bat Leah
  • Chaya Sarah Tzipporah bat Esther
  • Chia Sorila Bat bat Fagey Devorah
  • David ben Chaya
  • Dinah bat Esther
  • Eitan ben Sarah
  • Eliahu Aharon ben Yocheved Irta Etel
  • Esther Rachel Bat Chava bat Chava
  • Hadassah Esther bat Bat Chava Leah
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • Leah bat Bayla
  • Maya bat Shoshy
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Moshe ben Ben Marcelle
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Ruth Leah bat Zahava
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shmuel Yeruchim ben Beyla
  • Smadar Rut bat Chana
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Ze'ev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Sisterhood Gift Shop

SYLVIA'S CAS SISTERHOOD GIFT SHOP Wednesday 2-4 PM & Thursday 12-2pm, 

CAS Youth
Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Thank you to the Karsch Family for sponsoring this Shabbat's Teen Kiddush in honor of the CAS teen delegation to AIPAC policy conference!!

This weekend....

- Mishna and Hot Cocoa this Shabbat with Rabbi Jeiger - Chapter 3 of Mishna Brachot. If you would like to sponsor a week of Mishna in honor of someone or something special please let us know.

-Tot Shabbat will be led by Morahs Debbie & Simone in the Youth Classroom at 10:30 am.

-Mini Minyan will be led by Morahs Devorah & Talia this week in the library at 10:30 am.

- Jr. Cong. will be led by Morahs Carly & Nicole this week in the Chapel at 10:30 am.

-Bnai Mitzvah Club will be led by Rabbi Parhi this week in the Social Hall at 10:30 am.

-Teen Minyan will be led by Daniella this week in the Social Hall at 9:30 am.

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

Feb. 28

March 7 and 28

May 2, 25 and 30

June 13

Coming Soon:

February 27-28 - Jr. Congregation Shabbaton - first 50 signups get a free prize - sign up online!

March 4th-5th - PURIM!!!

4th -Purim Experience with Jonathan Cahr and Rachel Bahar - during the adult Megillah reading. Also join us to package and deliver Mishloach Manot for seniors at the Atria.

Following Megillah reading - Fun Parties for all kids and teens.

5th- 2pm Atria visit to deliver Mishloach Manot and sing in costume!

5 pm Seudah for all families more info to follow




March 22nd - SOOSH NIGHT OUT for BMC (grades 5-6)- more info. to follow

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

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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