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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

Shabbat Parah

March 14, 2015

23 Adar 5775

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Mincha Friday(Sanctuary)6:45 PM
Candles6:40 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema10:06 AM
Mishna Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit11:05 AM
Code Of Jewish Law5:45 PM
Daf Yomi5:50 PM
Mincha6:35 PM
Maariv7:36 PM
Shabbat Ends7:41 PM

Shabbat Shalom

Why is the mitzvah of Shabbat the only one when Moshe gathers the entire nation of Israel? The normal process for transmission was from Moshe to the Elders to the people. In the case of the Shabbat, Moshe seeks unity. Why?

The seeds of the answer emerge from Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, founder and director of the National Jewish Outreach Program and inspiration for Shabbat Across America and our own Shabbat Across Stamford. He says, "For the price of a chicken, you can bring someone closer to Judaism." Time and again throughout our history, the Shabbat table experience serves as a magnet for family, community and rejuvenation. Abraham and Sara laid the foundations in their open door policy by welcoming everyone to their home. Moshe gathers the people for the mitzvah of Shabbat to underscore its power in creating and sustaining national identity and unity.

I credit my parents with creating positive childhood experiences at our Shabbat table. The singing, numerous guests, Torah and of course the food, instilled within me a lifelong love of Judaism. This weekend, the spirit continues. This Friday night we join together across denominational lines to celebrate our common bonds and faith. We welcome the ninth graders of Maayanot for their Shabbaton to our community. In our homes, we are called to renew our appreciation for the gift of Shabbat.

Yasher Koach to our Federation, my rabbinic colleagues and all of the volunteers for organizing Shabbat Across Stamford. It is truly a historic event. As we remember our beloved teacher, leader and friend, Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz whose Yaarzeit is this week, I cannot think of a more fitting event which embodies his eternal spirit. He sought to build an inclusive, vibrant and open community at Agudath Sholom. We are ever grateful for his legacy and with God's help will continue to build on his vision. May his memory be for a blessing. Please join me this Wednesday evening for a lecture in his memory by the renowned Rabbi Benjamin Blech. click here for information.

May we join together for many more celebratory Shabbatot in the future. Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Welcome to Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the community Scholar in Residence, who will join us for Shabbat morning services
  • Welcome to the students and teachers who are joining us this Shabbat for the 9th grade Maayanot High School Shabbaton. Thank you to all of the host families.
Kashrut News
  • Bagel Maven in Westport is now under the supervision of the VKFC (uncut bagels and muffins). 538 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880 / (203) 293-4168.
  • to Saul Skolnick for his work at CAS. He has worked hard and accomplished much during his time with us. We thank him for his efforts and wish him much hatzlacha in his next venture.
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday6:48 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: 6:45 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Norine Krasnogor on the birth of a granddaughter, Penelope Rae
  • to Jay Jubas and his family on the passing of Jay's father, Dr. Harry Jubas
  • to the Feit and Feurstein families on the passing of Lou Feit
  • to Diane Indyk on the passing of her father, Lou Petranker
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesGloria Green, Cheryl Frydman, Stacey Mintz,and Ethan Green in memory of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Chassen on her 15th yahrzeit; by Gloria Green in memory of Ralph Schaeffer; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel Kiddushby Yeshiva Gavriel Simcha in honor of its star, and only talmid, Dr. Charles Halasz
Sanctuary Kiddushby Helene & Harvey Kaminski in honor of the yahrtzeit of Rubin Partel and Helene's birthday; and the Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Daf YomiDr. Jeff Cahn
Seudat ShlishitRabbi David Walk: Red is the Color of my True Love's Hair
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: These and These - When Being Wrong Was Never So Right
Upcoming Events
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 Annual Pesach Food Drive to Benefit Jewish Family Services
Chairs: Leah Fischel & Talia Siscovick
Youth Chairs: Taeir Parhi & Andrew Reicin

CAS's Chesed Committee is organizing a Pesach food drive going on now through March 25, to benefit Jewish Family Services. Your generosity enables JFS to provide much needed Passover food to people in our community. This important agency's shelves are in need of replenishment. Please include items for JFS's food pantry in your Pesach Holiday shopping!!

Grocery List
Grocery, Gas and Pharmacy cards, Matzah, Gefilte fish, Horseradish, Canned fruits/vegetables, Grape juice, Soup mixes, Canned soups, Macaroons, Applesauce, Canned Tuna/Salmon, Coffee/Tea
Please return the requested food, in bags, to the Shul lobby coat closet.
For questions, please contact Event Chairs
Leah Fischel
Talia Siscovick
Thank you for your support and Happy Passover!!
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
Dinner Participants as of: March 12, 2015 4:45 PM
Is your name not on the list? Click here to sign up now
Marjory & Robert Abrams
Johanna & Selim Akyuz
Adrienne & Michael Alexander
Debbie & Steven & Juliet Altmann
Howard Altmann
Judith Altmann
John Ashe
Barbara & Ron Ashkenas
Fred Baer
Daniella & Mitchell Balsam
Dave Malloy Of Bankwell In Stamford
Andrew & Janet Bein
Gayle & Mitchell Bell
Burton Benjamin & Elyse Kuhn
Carl Bennett
Deborah & Barry Berg
Dina & Paul Berger
Karen & Ira Berk
Darona & Tzvi Bernstein
Heidi & Evan Bernstein
Jonathan Arfa & Dr. Barbara Bernstein
Al Beson
Mark & Melissa Bildner
Stephanie Bilenker
Charlotte & Manny Birnbaum
Judith & Dr. Joel Blumberg
Elaine & Dr Jerry Blumenthal
Esther Blumenthal
Susan & Harvey Blumenthal
Charles Bohrer
Jodi & Richard Boxer
Jessie & David Brand
Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
Dr. Judy & Jeff Cahn
Shelley & Ron Capozzi
Anat Chavkin
Elise & Steven Cohen
Jerry & Miriam Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Mimi & Saul Cohen
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Stella & Isaac Cohen
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Howard Dorman
Levi & Jessica Dulitz
Lois & Buzzy Eidlansky
Keren & Josh Englard
Anita & Kalman Epstein
Arlene & Irwin Ettinger
Lee Fanwick
Claudine Feit Feurstein
Michael Feldstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Julia & Eli Freedberg
Rhoda & Avi Freedberg
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Johnna Freud
Lois & Michael Friedman
Corinne & Rabbi Moshe Fuchs
Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Jodi & Jeffrey Gershell
Arline Gewanter
L. Morris Glucksman
Debby & Jack Goldberg
Risa & Jeff Goldblum
Carol & Lorne Goldstein
Caryl & Mel Goldstein
Judy & Howard Goldstein
Meryl & David Gordon
Lillian & Sandy Gotlib
Jerald & Sarah Gottlieb
Leah & Joey Gottlieb
Gloria Green
Jill & Arthur Green
Leslie & Joel Greenberg
Matt Greenberg
Joyce & Larry Haber
Tomas & Caryn Haendler
Wendy & Jordan Handler
Kayla & Leon Hanna
Anita Grover & Tom Hargrove
Meghan & Yoav Haron
Nancy & Kamal Haron
Rachel & Dan Haron
Jacqueline Herman
Tricia & Robert Hoff
Alissa & Shimmie Horn
Rebecca & Stephen Hudspeth
Rabbi David & Shara Israel
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Debra & Jonathan Joels
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Olga & Michael Kagan
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Karp's Hardware
Liat & Benjy Karsch
Laura & Dan Katz
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Sylvia Kaye
Dr. Adina & Jeffrey Keller
Elissa & Philip Klapper
Ruth & Mel Klapper
Sandy & Eric Koehler
Norine Krasnogor
Tamar & Danny Kraus
Geri & Daniel Krauss
Jeannie & Brian Kriftcher
Rena, Josh, Elana & Jacob Kopelman & Amy, Carl, Aly & Eric Kruglak
Lorraine & David Kweskin
Gino's Landscaping
Pamela & Rod Levy
Irene & Robert Lichtenstein
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin
The B L Manger Foundation
Roselyn Mangot
Betsy & Jonathan Margolis
Susan & Len Mark
Jerry Markovitz Orchestra
Dinah & Seth Marlowe
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron & Jeffrey Maron
Rachel & Samuel Maryles
Julie & Andy Mendelsohn
Barbara & David Messer
Deborah & Neil Metviner
Janice & Jake Meyer
Nancy & Alan Milbauer
Barbara & Larry Miller
Joseph Mittel
Jane & Philip Molstre
Drs. Richard & Julie Morgulis
Rona Orenstein & David Moskowitz
Barbara Muller
Carol & Larry Neuman
Cara & Elliot Neumann
New Canaan Cleaners
Irwin Niedober
Rina Nof
Doreen & Howard Nusbaum
Bonnie & Ron Nyman
Barbara & Norman Ostroff
Miriam & Gideon Pell
Dr. Anne Peskin
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Jonathan Rabinowitz
Judy & Bob Raymond
Veronica & Erwin Reich
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Linda & Larry Rezak
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Barbara & Paul Rolnicki
Sheila L. & Daniel Romanowitz
Liz Rosenbaum
Alan Eliasof & Stuart Rosenthal
Sherri & Dr. Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Lucy & Eddie Schachter
Frances Schaff
Toby Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Harriet & Len Schleifer
Amy & Steven Schonfeld
Debbie & Bill Schrag
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Esther & William Schulder
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Sheryl & Mark Schwartz
Rochelle & Dr Edward Senker
Lillian & Sandy Shapiro
Phyllis & Martin Shapiro
Stephanie & Bob Sherman
Walter & Deena Shuchatowitz
Ronnie & Steve Sichel
Stephanie, Lilah & Steven Silverman
Judith & David Singer
Talia & Jonathan Siscovick
Barbara Rosenburg Skydel
Diane & Elliot Sloyer
Edith Samers & Edward Smith
Cliff & Nancy Solomon
Beverly & David Stein
Liba & Steven Steinmetz
Harriet & Mark Sternlicht
Debbie & Dan Stillman
Betsy & Michael Stone
Stop & Shop
Lori & David Talesnick
Bret Tobin
Faye & Stuart Tobin
Laura & Seth Tobin
Irit & Jonathan Tratt
Pam & Richard Vogel
Sandi & Stuart Waldstreicher
Rabbi David & Rivka Walk
Ellen & Richard Weber
Shani & Michael Weinberger
Adele Goldberg & Leo Weinreich
Gail & Gary Weitz
Sara & Jeff Winik
Emily & Michael Wirgin
Sharon & Simeon Wohlberg
Howard Wolfe
Royce & Alfred Wolfsohn
Sandra & Leonard Wolman
Neda & Robert Yaghoubian
Lauren & Joe Zalis
Helene Zimmerman
Roz & Alan Ziskin
Hillary & Bob Zitter
Deborah & Lawrence Zwany

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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

Womens Tefillah Group  Saturday, April 18 - 10:00 AM

Womens Tefillah Group

Please join us! for Parshat Shemini

Wolfsohn Lecture  Wednesday, May 13 - 8:00 PM

Wolfsohn Lecture

Annual Dr. Al and Royce Wolfsohn Lecture
Featuring Steve Bayme of the American Jewish Committee
American Jewry and Israel: Dissonance or Cohesion
Desserts and coffee will be served after the presentation
Free and open to the entire community

2015 Bar / Bat Mitzvah Classes  Sunday, March 15 - 9:30 AM

2015 Bar / Bat Mitzvah Classes

Class for girls becoming Bat Mitzvah, led by Diane Cohen

Womens Tefillah Group

WTG: Women's Tefillah Group

Please join us!

  • 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

CAS Classes
Week of March 15
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi Walk: Dvar Yom BYomo - Timely Topics (held at BCDS) - 12:15 PM
Rabbi Walk: Mishna Brura: Laws of Prayer - 7:30 PM
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
Rabbi 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
  • SOFER THIS SUNDAY AT PASSOVER FAIR Rabbi Shmuel Schneid will be available from 1 PM through the day to check tefillin and mezuzot. You may drop off your tefillin earlier in the day at the table at the Passover Fair with your name and number inside. The cost to check a mezuzah is $8 and a pair of Tefillin is $85.
  • ANNUAL YACHAD SHABBATON AT CAS APRIL 24-25! Volunteers are needed for housing and transportation. All Yachad members are matched up with a staff member who will be responsible for them. Housing needed. When you respond please include the following: 1.HOW MANY YOU CAN SLEEP, 2.IF YOU HAVE STAIRS, 3.IF YOU HAVE PETS, 4.ADDRESS, 5.PHONE NUMBER. Respond to Sharon Wohlberg at
  • 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 -
Community Announcements
  • FREE FOOD AT SIX THIRTEEN You Read it Right! For every Two Entrees purchased, we will give you 1 Complimentary Appetizer and 1 Complimentary Dessert. Offer is Good Monday through Thursday nights now thru March 26, 2015. Dine-in only. Excludes Childrens menu . 108 Prospect Street, Stamford. 203-614-8777
  • SOOSH is just a click away! Online ordering now active at Soosh. Check it out at New Saturday night hours: 9 PM to 1 AM. Looking for dinner after a movie? Bring your movie ticket stub to Soosh and get get a free sushi roll from 11 PM to 12:20 AM every Saturday night only. (Dine-in only. 1 roll per movie ticket.)
  • 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:
  • INTRODUCING THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOP, a UJF program that provides economically disadvantaged elementary school children in Stamford with new clothes (pants, shirt, sneakers, socks, underwear, winter coat, hat, gloves) backpack and school supplies. Children get to pick out their own new items in a "shopping" environment created in a local school prior to the start of the new school year, while their parents visit the Japha Family Resource Center to receive basic health screenings and information about vital community services. The inaugural event is Sunday, August 9, 2015. To volunteer, please contact Lorraine Kweskin at For more information or to make a donation please visit
  • 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.
  • UJA FEDERATION GREENWICH MOVIE NIGHT Above and Beyond, at the Greenwich Library on March 26, 2015 at 7 PM. Tickets are $ her for information
  • 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
  • THE CHEVRA KADISHA OF STAMFORD HAS AN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HELP to ensure the continued efficient operation of this vital service that we provide for the entire Stamford Jewish community. No previous knowledge required. Interested persons should kindly contact Rochel Attar at or at 203-355-1352.
  • 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:
  • THE 4TH ANNUAL MIKE MILE SUNDAY, MAY 17 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Have you tackled the Mike Mile yet? Are you ready to prove you are faster than last year? Come out on May 17th to support the Michael D. Rothman CIDP Research Fund at Columbia University Medical Center by participating in our annual event, The Mike Mile! A fun run/walk for the entire family! BBQ, music and much more excitement after the race! Your registration includes a professionally timed and certified 1 mile course completely closed off to traffic, t-shirt, gift bag, and post-race festivities! Info/sign up:
  • 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).
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Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Thank you to all of the NCSY advisers and especially Daniella for organizing a wonderful weekend last weekend- especially our first ever Jr. NCSY event- we are so excited to build a thriving chapter in Stamford!

This weekend....

Join the Pre-Pesach Mitzvah Fair this Sunday morning- make your own Matza from scratch and so much more!

-Mishna and Hot Cocoa this Shabbat with Rabbi Jeiger - Chapter 4 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 & Jennifer in the Youth Classroom at 10:30 am.

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

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

-Bnai Mitzvah Club will be led by Yaakov Walk 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

Chessed Opportunity:

Thank you to Taeir Parhi and Andrew Reicin for chairing our annual Pesach JFS food drive! Please support this drive!

Coming Soon:

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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