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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

Shabbat Zachor

February 28, 2015

9 Adar 5775

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Mincha5:29 PM
Candles5:24 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Latest Shema9:19 AM
Latest Shacharit10:15 AM
Mincha Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC/Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law4:30 PM
Daf Yomi4:35 PM
Daily Rambam5:00 PM
Mincha5:20 PM
Maariv6:21 PM
Shabbat Ends6:26 PM

Shabbat Shalom

Every year we are mandated by God to remember Amalek, the arch enemy of the Jewish people. The Torah states clearly that Amalek, the nation and ideology, wages war with God from one generation to the next. Whether the historic Amalek, Nazism, Iran or ISIS, God warns the world to be vigilant, recognize evil and fight it.

It is no coincidence that the world is riveted by Prime Minister's Netanyahu's visit to the United States warning of the dangers of a nuclear Iran. His speech is scheduled for the day before Purim eve, when millions of Jews in synagogues around the world will read Esther's ancient charge against Persian courtier Haman:  "For we have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, massacred and exterminated."

Whether you are joining us in Washington to hear him or not, we are all are called upon to engage in the drama of our history and future.

Listen to the reading on Shabbat. Join virtually at the AIPAC PC ( on Sunday and Monday. Fast and pray with our people on Taanit Esther this Wednesday. Celebrate the hand of God and redemptions past, present and future on Purim night and day. For more Purim resources, visit, and I also urge you to visit for accurate information on the events of the day. May we merit this Purim to witness the transformation of despair into hope and darkness into light.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and joyous Purim
Rabbi Daniel Cohen 

from Rabbi Cohen

  • Best wishes to the CAS Delegation attending Policy Conference. We are over 80 strong. Yasher Koach to our Agudath Sholom Teen Fellows: Tamar Cohen, Daniel Jubas, Eitan Karsch, Gabriella Lieberman, Jonah Listokin, Daniel Meiteles, Tany Neuhaus, Remy Neuhaus, Andrew Pitkoff, Sarah Smart, and Jennifer Steinmetz.
  • We are grateful to Stephanie and Bob Sherman, in memory of Stephanie's mother, Rosalie Aberman; Michael and Sandra Kamen; and an anonymous donor for sponsoring the Teen Fellows.
  • This Shabbat we are hosting the JR Congregation Shabbaton. Yasher Koach to Rabbi Jeiger and his youth team for organizing the event.
  • The reading of Parshat Zachor is one of the 613 commandments. It is an obligation of everyone in the community to hear the verses read from the Torah. In addition to the reading at maftir, there will also be a reading at the conclusion of davening in the main sanctuary.
  • Purim Charity: One of the main mitzvoth of Purim is matanot laevyonim, gifts to the poor. Please drop off a check by Thursday morning, payable to the CAS Charity Fund, to partrticpate in the mitzvah.
  • Dinner Reminder: Our most important fundraiser of the year is our annual dinner on March 22nd. We are blessed with a stellar slate of honorees this year Mazal Tov to them and their families! We are counting on your support to make the evening a financial success. The deadline is Wednesday, March 4th. Please visit our website to send in your ads and for more information. As Judaism teaches - whether you give a lot or a little we ask you to give from your heart and do your best. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support for this very special event!
  • Get Fired Up for Purim on; free Purim Torah To-Go online
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday5:32 PM
Daf YomiSunday 7:45 am, Monday-Friday 7:00 am
ShacharitSunday: 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 AM/7:30 AM, Thursday: 6:30 AM/8:30 AM
MinchaSunday-Thursday: 5:30 PM
WednesdayErev Purim
FridayShushan Purim
  • to Sandy Weiner on the passing of her father, Philip Rosenblatt
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesShira and Ethan Green in commemoration of the first yahrtzeit of Shira's sister, Ruth Bymel; Ruth & Mel Aminoff in memory of Naomi Rein; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushJacob Schiller in memory of his Great-Grandfather Jacob Boltino's 4th Yahrtzeit
Sanctuary KiddushLorraine & David Kweskin to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Ida Plotkin; Shirley & William Sklar to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Hyman Brazel; Shelley & Saul Skolnick to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Greta Skolnick; Ellen & Richard Weber in memory of Phillip Katchinoff; and Jesse & David Brand
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen: Tired and Weary: The Battle of Amalek
ShiurJay Jubas: Understanding Maimonides on Prayer
Daf YomiMark Wagshul
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Mitzvot of Purim
Torah ReadersGil Orbach, Mark Rothberg
Jr. Cong Dvar TorahMatan Siegel, Nate Sigman, Hannah Cohen & Elissa Tobin, and Isabelle & Sophie Sigman
Celebrate Purim at CAS! Purim 5775 Schedule

Wednesday, March 4

  • 5:30pm: Mincha & Ma'ariv
  • 6:45pm: Megilla Reading - Main Sanctuary
  • 6:45pm: Women's Tefillah Group - Megilla - Chapel click here for info !
  • 6:45pm: Purim Experience with Jonathan Cahr and Rachel Bahar during the adult Megillah reading.
  • 7:45pm: Join CAS Youth to package Mishloach Manot for seniors at the Atria.
  • 7:45pm: Fun Parties for all kids and teens.
  • 8:15pm: Concert with Cantor Bokow & the Bagles. Light Refreshments
  • 9:30pm: Late Megillah Reading

Thursday, March 5

  • 6:30am & 8:30am: Shacharit & Megillah Reading
  • 2:00pm: Atria visit to deliver Mishloach Manot and sing in costume!
  • 5:00pm: Purim Seudah - fun for all - click here to SIGN UP !
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
Thanks to our Dinner Participants (as of Friday morning):
Is your name not on the list? Click here to sign up now
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
John Ashe
Andrew & Janet Bein
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Burton Benjamin & Elyse Kuhn
Jonathan Arfa & Dr. Barbara Bernstein
Al Beson
Esther Blumenthal
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Dr. Judy & Jeff Cahn
Jerry & Miriam Cohen
Mimi & Saul Cohen
Rachel & Epraim Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Lois & Buzzy Eidlansky
Anita & Kalman Epstein
Lee Fanwick
Michael & Sharon Feldstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Lois & Michael Friedman
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Arline Gewanter
Risa & Jeff Goldblum
Carol & Lorne Goldstein
Meryl & David Gordon
Jerald & Sarah Gottlieb
Leslie & Joel Greenberg
Rachel & Dan Haron
Alissa & Shimmie Horn
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Olga & Michael Kagan
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Liat & Benjy Karsch
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Dr. Adina & Jeffrey Keller
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Norine Krasnogor
Tamar & Danny Kraus
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Pamela Levy
Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin
Susan & Len Mark
Dinah & Seth Marlowe
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Barbara Muller
Rina Nof
Dr. Anne Peskin
Judy & Bob Raymond
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Lucy & Eddie Schachter
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Esther & William Schulder
Stephanie & Bob Sherman
Stop And Shop
Stephanie, Lilah & Steven Silverman
Edith Samers& Edward Smith
Beverly & David Stein
Betsy & Michael Stone
Faye & Stuart Tobin
Ellen & Richard Weber
Sandra & Leonard Wolman
Robert Yaghoubian
Deborah & Lawrence Zwany

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Womens Tefillah Group  Wednesday, March 4 - 6:45 PM

Womens Tefillah Group

Please join us! for Purim Megilla reading

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

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 beforeMarch 1 

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

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. 

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

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! 

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

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.

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

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

Mens Seder - March 24  Tuesday, March 24 - 7:00 PM

Mens Seder - March 24

Please Sign up at Thursday, March 19, space is limited!
$50 (plus tax & gratuity), includes 4 different beers, 3 course meal, and an opportunity to enhance your family seder.
Special guest: Rabbi Jeremiah Wohlberg as well as Rabbis Cohen and Walk

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

2015 Bar / Bat Mitzvah Classes

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

Teenage Shmooze  Thursday, March 5 - 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 

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.

Can you imagine what it is like to taste the crunchy matzoh you made yourself? Especially if you are 7-10 years old?
Well you can provide this experience for free at the CAS Passover Mitzvah Fair on March 15 from 10am-2pm?

Rabbi Walk will guide us through the process and make sure that you Beat the Clock not to exceed 18 minutes.

Also available wine tasting for kids of the right ages, lots of shopping for those special Judica items, have your tefilin checked,
look for a new hat, and candies, mouse, and chocolate, plus personalization is available;
  • for kids: gifts for finding the matzah
  • for hosts: cool tote for wine, double dish for transporting hot food
  • for lunch: lunch box (both men/women), lunch lady, lunch sak
CAS Classes
Week of March 2
MondayRabbi Walk: Dvar Yom BYomo - Timely Topics (held at BCDS) - 12:15 PM
TuesdayRabbi Walk: The Evolution of the American Synagogue: A History of How Jewish Communities Developed in the United States - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 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
  • SOOSH, Purim is the happiest day in the Jewish calendar and Soosh can make it even happier! Wow your friends with Soosh triangle shaped sushi for mishloach manot! Join us at Soosh for a fun and festive Purim meal! Every child in costume will go home with a keepsake gift and every family will get a spin of the Soosh "Wheel of Fortune". Eating your Purim meal at home? Check out our catering menu. Call Soosh today at 203-658-7505.
  • 613 RESTAURANT SPECIALS Come make Merry on Thursday 3/5. Celebrate Purim at SIX THIRTEEN. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine Punch with each meal purchase. Sunday Family Meal at SIX THIRTEEN- Receive a FREE kids meal for each Adult meal purchased from 12 noon to 4 pm. For dine-in only. Order needs to be placed by 4pm.
  • 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
  • SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON LOOTED ART- The Jewish High School of Connecticut presents a conference which will explore the rich artistic culture of pre-Nazi Europe and address the arduous and twisted journeys of individual paintings from their origins to today. The conference will also examine the current state of restitution and recovery and the effect on the heirs of the original rightful owners and the art market. The conference will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich (1800 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT). Suggested donation is $100 and student tickets are $18. To RSVP, please visit: or call 203-357-0850.
  • WOMEN'S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES PRESENTS: Sharon Liberman Mintz on Imagining Esther: The Art and History of Illustrated Megillot. Tuesday, March 17, 7:45 PM Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue. Men & Women welcome. No Charge. Sponsored by the Meyers family in memory of Joan S. Meyers z"l.
  • 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
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Sunday 9:00 - 11:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30- 6:30 pm
& Thursday 5:30- 6:30 pm 

CAS Youth
Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Thank you to Josh and Miriam Sperber for planning and running this week's Jr Cong Shabbaton!

This weekend....

Jr. Congregation Shabbaton Schedule-

Friday Night

Mincha/Kabalat Shabbat.5:30

Dinner/ Ice Breaker..6:00

Circle Games. 7:00


(Layla tov everyone..Get ready for more fun and excitement tomorrow!!!!)

*******Parents please pick up your kids at 8:30*******

Shabbat Day



Dvar Torahs in Main Sanctuary


Steal the Salami.....12:15


Bingo/ Lets Make a Deal2:15

Parshah Jeopardy.3:30

Pickup ..4:30

- 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 Irene, Danielle & Simone in the Youth Classroom at 10:30 am.

-Mini Minyan will be led by Morahs Debbie, Rivka & Tamar this week in the library at 10:30 am.

- Jr. Cong. will be led by Josh and Miriam 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.

-Jr Teen Chat will be led by Daniella this week in the Social Hall at 10:30 am.

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

March 7 and 28

May 2, 25 and 30

June 13

Coming Soon:

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 - Purim Carnival for all kids and followed by a special teen party!

5th- Trip to the Atria and Purim Seudah for all families!




April 19th - 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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