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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin

Shabbat HaChodesh
Rosh Chodesh Nisan

March 21, 2015

1 Nisan 5775

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Mincha6:53 PM
Candles6:48 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:59 AM
Mishnah Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit11:00 AM
Daf Yomi5:55 PM
Code Of Jewish Law5:55 PM
Mincha6:45 PM
Maariv7:44 PM
Shabbat Ends7:49 PM

Shabbat Shalom

The Secret to a Great Shabbat or Seder Meal

Growing up, I always loved singing harmonies at the Shabbat table with my brothers and father. We would add a few beats, improvise and raise our voices in song. To this day, we when get together, we look to recreate the joy of the music and in our own homes revel in the ruach. Beyond Shabbat, we also always sang at our sedarim. From start to finish, the tunes evoke laughter, family, joy and spirit. I am sure we all possess such memories. More than the Torah, we never forget the positive experiences and feelings.

The notion of song on Shabbat and holidays is rooted in an idea and practice from this week's Torah portion. Every Shabbat table is graced with salt. Why? The source is in Vayikra. G-d states "You shall salt every meal offering with salt. You may not discontinue the salt of your G-d's covenant from upon your meal offering - one ever offering you shall offer salt."

We use salt as a reminder that our tables are altars. We dip our challah in the salt at the outset of every meal. The practice highlights that eating is not simply as a gastronomic experience but rather as Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik explains as a covenantal meal. He writes, "Our meals and in particular the seder celebrate the fellowship of generations, those living, those who have passed on, and those yet unborn."

Our meals are intended to create community, deepen our commitment to Torah and unlock our spiritual potential. Whether through singing, blessings, reflection, Torah or tasty food, our Shabbat meal and holiday meals are opportunities to forge "symposium of generations" and memories of a lifetime.

How are our tables like altars? How do we elevate a mundane meal into, as Rabbi Soloveitchik expressed so eloquently, "a charismatic community connected to a glorious past, a covenant, Torah..hopes and visions and to the great future and the realization of the Messianic kingdom"?

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Joyous Rosh Chodesh,
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

YASHER KOACH & A BIG THANK YOU  from the Officers and Board of Directors to our Annual Dinner Chairs - Rachel Dayan & Stella Cohen, Journal Chairs - Elissa Klapper & Steve Frankel, and Rabbi Daniel Cohen. Their successful efforts, along with extensive help from our great honorees and the Dinner Committee have made this dinner a successful celebration of our 125th anniversary. If you see them this Shabbas, join us in saying "thanks."

Kosher Alert
  • Market Pantry (Target) The Orthodox Union does not certify Market Pantry cooking wines or white wine vinegar. Some labels were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Get Ready for Passover
  • Kashering-Sunday, March 29 9:15-11:00 am and Tuesday, March 31, 8-9:30 pm
  • Sell you chametz (with the form here) through Rabbi Cohen. He will be available to become your agent during his regular office hours and after all weekday services beginning Sunday, March 22 Click here to download the form
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday6:55 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: 6:55 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to our Annual Dinner Honorees: Guests of Honor-Helene & Harvey Kaminski, Chai Award - Judith Altmann, Community Service Award - Mimi & Saul Cohen, Young Leadership Award - Laura & Seth Tobin
  • to grandparents Rica & Ari Lieberman and great-grandmother Yospa Lieberman on the birth of a new daughter to Tarynn & Abe Dier
  • to Stephanie & Perry Friedman on the birth of a baby boy.
  • to Michal & James Smart on David's bar mitzvah this Shabbat
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesthe Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushJodi & Richard Boxer and Howard Wolfe in honor of their children
Sanctuary KiddushCaren Rein Kohl and Sam Kohl commemorating the Shloshim of Naomi Rein and in honor of the entire Stamford community for their Chesed towards Naomi throughout her years in the community
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi David Walk
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderMarty Rubin
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: More of These and These
Upcoming Events
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 19, 2015 6:05 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
Judith Altmann
Robin & Howard Altmann
Ricky Arbron
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
Debbie & Michael Berg
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
Eileen & Bob Breakstone
Phyllis & Gerry Brodsky
Dr. Judy & Jeff Cahn
Emily & Harvey Caney
Shelley & Ron Capozzi
Anat Chavkin
Elise & Steven Cohen
Jerry & Miriam Cohen
Jim Cohen
Meredith & David Cohen
Mimi & Saul Cohen
Rabbi Daniel & Diane Cohen
Rachel & Ephraim Cohen
Stella & Isaac Cohen
Nahum Daniels
Rachel & Nimrod Dayan
Howard Dorman
Levi & Jessica Dulitz
Lois & Buzzy Eidlansky
Keren & Josh Englard
Anita & Kalman Epstein
Arlene & Irwin Ettinger
Alyssa Dweck & Evan Krakovitz
Lee Fanwick
Claudine Feit Feurstein
Michael Feldstein
Stephanie & Howard Fogel
Julia & Eli Freedberg
Rhoda & Avi Freedberg
Leslie Freedman
Lynne & Steven Frenkel
Johnna Freud
Lois & Michael Friedman
Corinne & Rabbi Moshe Fuchs
Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home
Miriam & Joseph Gelb
Jodi & Jeffrey Gershell
Arline Gewanter
Melissa Gluck
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
Peter Gray
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
Liza Horbar
Alissa & Shimmie Horn
Peter Wolly & Dana Horowitz
Rebecca & Stephen Hudspeth
Rabbi David & Shara Israel
Monica & Eric Jankelovits
Judith & David Jelen
Debra & Jonathan Joels
Rachel & Jay Jubas
Olga & Michael Kagan
Eileen & Lily Kalikow
Sandra & Michael Kamen
Frances Kaminski
Helene & Harvey Kaminski
Philip Kaminski
Karp's Hardware
Liat & Benjy Karsch
Laura & Dan Katz
Flora & Carl Kaufman
Sandra & Michael 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
Bebe & Lenny Levitt
Pamela & Rod Levy
Irene & Robert Lichtenstein
Ana & Albert Lilienfeld
Carol & Peter Lilienthal
Elissa Stein & Ted Listokin
Nina & Norman Lotstein
Kim Mahoney
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
Jared Mehl
Julie & Andy Mendelsohn
Barbara & David Messer
Deborah & Neil Metviner
Janice & Jake Meyer
Kori Meyers
Nancy & Alan Milbauer
Barbara & Larry Miller
Joseph Mittel
Jane & Philip Molstre
Drs. Richard & Julie Morgulis
Cynthia & David Morris
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
Irene & Michael Okun
Barbara & Norman Ostroff
Miriam & Gideon Pell
Dr. Anne Peskin
Cindy & David Pitkoff
Jonathan Rabinowitz
Judy & Bob Raymond
Veronica & Erwin Reich
Maria & Glenn Reicin
Bronia Reyman
Linda & Larry Rezak
Claudia & Howard Rimerman
Barbara & Paul Rolnicki
Sheila L. & Daniel Romanowitz
Liz Rosenbaum
Barbara Rosenberg Skydel
Alan Eliasof & Stuart Rosenthal
Sherri & Dr. Allen Rosenthal
Gayle & Howard Rothman
Lucy & Eddie Schachter
Frances Schaff
Toby Schaffer
Ivy & Marvin Schildkraut
Adam Schleifer
Harriet & Len Schleifer
Amy & Steven Schonfeld
Debbie & Bill Schrag
Ilyse & Dean Schuckman
Esther & William Schulder
Joan & Bennett Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Sheryl & Mark Schwartz
Rachel & Richard Seligson
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
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
Jacob & Roz Weinstein
Doris & Elliot Weiss
Alisa & Jeremy Weisser
Gail & Gary Weitz
David Berck & Iris Wertheim
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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Annual Dinner  Sunday, March 22 - 5:00 PM

Annual Dinner

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  Tuesday, March 24 - 7:00 PM

Mens Seder

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

Passover Maot Chittim Fund  Wednesday, April 1 - 4:00 PM

Passover Maot Chittim Fund

All money collected will be distributed by Thursday, April 1 to needy families in our local community.
The tradition of a Passover fund, often known as Maot Chittim, embodies the timeless call to build Jewish community and lift people's spirits.

Matzah Sale  Wednesday, April 1 - 5:00 PM

Matzah Sale

CAS Matzah Sale
Crispy, crunchy, carefully watched, imported from Brooklyn: Shatzer Matzah

Rabbi Cohen Passover Site

Rabbi Cohen Passover Site

Rabbi Cohen's Passover Website
you'll find a wealth of Passover information - our synagogue schedule, my favorite links, a complete guide to making Passover, my favorite videos and podcasts.

Adult Education 50th Anniversary of the Soviet Jewry Movement  Tuesday, April 28 - 8:00 PM

Adult Education 50th Anniversary of the Soviet Jewry Movement

Gal is the Opinion Editor of the Forward.
Gal will speak about about the Soviet Jewry movement.
Fifty years since the start of the movement, what can we learn about what it did for American Jewish identity and the Soviet Jews who were able to start new lives as a result?

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 22
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: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
Rabbi Walk: Passover Primer - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Cohen: Starbucks' Seder Passover Q & A- - 8:30 AM
Rabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
CAS Announcements
  • 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
  • SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CANTOR'S "NON-CANTORIAL" CONCERT SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 7PM A night for Israel concert , featuring Israeli Classics. Cantor Bokow, with Ira Berk and Sid Nachman, the Stamford Synagogue Choir, and "The Cantor's Acapellas." More details to follow, You do not want to miss this event!
  • 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 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
  • 613 NOW OFFERING SHABBAT TAKE OUT SPECIALS. For more info, call 203-614-8777 or visit
  • JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm in Stamford For adults who would like to discuss all aspects of separation and divorce, JFS will be restarting a support group on Monday, March 23rd for six sessions in the Stamford JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor. The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. Please register to attend by contacting Rebekah Kanefsky at or call at 203-921-4161.
  • JCC ORIENTATION Join us for a FREE orientation on March 24 at 10am at The J and learn about a new class The Roadmap Program: A Fast Track to Reinvention for Stay at Home Moms. It's an intensive 5 week results oriented class designed for the stay at home mom who is ready to tackle the obstacles leading to a successful professional re-invention. The instructor is Dr. Hilary Berger, Founder/Director of Work Like A Mother. Classes are Tuesdays, April 7, 21, 28, May 4, May 12 from 10 a.m. - 12 The J.
  • 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
  • UJA FEDERATION GREENWICH MOVIE NIGHT Above and Beyond, at the Greenwich Library on March 26, 2015 at 7 PM. Tickets are $ here for information
  • CALLING ALL 8TH GRADERS! PLEASE JOIN THE JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT for Shabbat afternoon, March 28, 2015 from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm at Temple Beth El (350 Roxbury Road, Stamford) for fun activities and Seudat Shlishit. RSVP by Monday, March 23 to Iva Litvak: or 203-357-0850.
  • 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.
  • MAGEVET AT THE J - A PASSOVER CLEANING-BREAK CONCERT Yale's first, best - and only - Jewish, Hebrew and Israeli a cappella singing group, Magevet, will be entertaining the Stamford Jewish community on Sunday, March 29th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the JCC. The concert is free of charge and is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face as you take a break from your Pesach cleaning and cooking.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION'S CARDOZO LAW SOCIETY meets Monday, April 13th at 7pm for an evening of networking and refreshments a the Stamford Crowne Plaza. Rabbi Daniel Cohen will speak about "Courageous Choices: signals and strategies for ethical living in a morally subjective world". 1 Ethic Credit will be given. Dietary laws observed. For more information or to RSVP contact Sharon Franklin at UJF. 203-321-1373 ext 109
  • 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
  • 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:
  • SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES LIVING WITH AUTISM, Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm If you are a family facing the issues and challenges of living with autism, attend a support group where experts will help provide tools to help strengthen the family, discuss options, and share resources. The event will take place at the JFS office, 733 Summer St, 6th Floor at 7:00 pm. Please contact Candy Murias, JFS Social Work Intern at 203-921-4161 or
  • 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
  • PLEASE JOIN BI-CULTURAL DAY SCHOOL ON SUNDAY, MAY 17TH, 5:30 PM AT THE HILTON STAMFORD HOTEL FOR THEIR ANNUAL CELEBRATION Dinner. Guest of honor are Maria and Glenn Reicin. The Jane Shoztic Award for outstanding teaching will be presented to Mrs. Morah Yospa Lieberman. Bob Abrams will be receiving the Alumni Award, and Sarah Rich will be receiving the Young Leadership Award. In addition, Stamford Police Department Assistant Chief Jim Matheny will be honored with a special Community Service Award. To RSVP and/or place an ad, please visit or contact Robyn Winarsky, 917-297-7142,
  • THE 4TH ANNUAL MIKE MILE SUNDAY, MAY 17 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This event was created by The Rothman Family to raise money for research for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), which their son, Michael, has. In addition to helping a good cause, you will have a great time. You will get in your morning workout, and there will be lots of fun activities for adults and kids alike. Gayle and Howard have been tremendous supporters of Agudath Sholom and the community. It would be great for us to come out and show them our support. We hope to see you there! Kori and Lynne
  • 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
  • David ben Zila
  • Dinah bat Esther
  • Eitan ben Sarah
  • Eliahu Aharon ben Yocheved Irta Etel
  • Esther Rachel Bat Chava bat Chava
  • Esther Shoshanna bat Yetta Chaya
  • 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
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Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

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

This weekend....

We are looking forward to Rabbi Cohen visiting all of our children in groups this Shabbat!

-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 & Simone 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 R 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 28

May 2, 25 and 30

June 13

Coming Soon:

Sunday, April 19th - SOOSH NIGHT OUT for BMC (grades 5-6)- more info. to follow

Shabbat, May 16- Onegs for Jr Cong (Grades 1-4) and BMC (Grades 5-6) please let us know if you would like to host

Shavout May 23-24 All night learning for Teens, Afternoon learning in the Shabbat Park and so much more..

Friday, June 5th - Tot Kabbalat Shabbat (Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan - Ages 1-first grade)

Shabbat June 20th - Youth Awards Shabbat Seudah Shlishit

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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