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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin


May 9, 2015

20 Iyyar 5775

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Mincha7:00 PM
Candles7:40 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:17 AM
Mishnah Hot Cocoa10:15 AM
Latest Shacharit10:28 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Jr Teen Chat10:30 AM
Daf Yomi6:45 PM
Code Of Jewish Law6:45 PM
Mincha7:35 PM
Maariv8:36 PM
Shabbat Ends8:41 PM

Shabbat Shalom

Leading a Godly Life: In Memory of Joe Gold

What does it mean to lead a Godly life?

In this week's Torah portion of Emor, God commands us to sanctify His name. Yet, the word for sanctification, kadosh, is written in the passive form and not the active one. Rabbi Nissan Alpert explains that a person can only muster the courage to God forbid, give up one's life for God, if one has lived for God every day. The greatest sanctification of God's name is not how we die but how we live. It is a reflection of a daily devotion. What do we do every day to amplify God's glory in the world?

A week ago, I was reminded of man who lived for God. Joe Gold, of blessed memory, was the first recipient of our annual Chai award. He was named as a baby at Agudath Sholom and died as a proud member 98 years later. Last Friday, his son, Jerry, donated the proceeds of the sale of Joe's violin, to the synagogue. In my mind, it represented the music Joe brought to his life and our community. God willing, we will create a special memorial in the new reconstruction to capture Joe's spirit and love for Agudath Sholom.

Many years ago, when I visited Joe, on one of my winter trips to Florida, he shared with me what I consider to be the secret to his longevity. It is lesson for each of us. He lived with an awareness and urgency to appreciate the gift of life and make the most of every day. He shared with me how he does it. "Every day, Rabbi," he said with his big smile - "I am sure to do two things. I play my violin and lay my Tefillin." He sought to bring song to the world and deepen his relationship to G-d every day.

One of the most inspiring moments of my rabbinate was when Joe played his violin as his way of accepting the Chai award. We gave him a rousing standing ovation. We all felt the energy in the room. Numerous people came to me that night and said they felt the presence of God. Joe's love of his family, his friends, his music and his faith all merged into a deeply spiritual frequency I will and many will never forget. His soul soared.

God willing, Joe's song will always be in our hearts as a way to inspire us to lead holy lives. May his memory always be a source of blessing.

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

Thank you

  • We are very grateful to the family of Joe Gold for donating the proceeds of the sale of his violin to Agudath Sholom. We will create a special memorial in the new reconstruction to capture Joe's song, spirit and love for our shul.

Message from Rabbi Cohen about the Israel Day Parade

  • We are blessed to celebrate the gift of Israel at the Salute to Israel Day Parade on May 31st in New York City. I urge everyone to attend as a spectator or march with BCDS. You can sign up by visiting Given the tensions in the world today, it is even more important to show your support. Living in America we are fortunate to be able to express our support for Israel freely and proudly. The walk down Fifth Avenue is uplifting! Please make every effort to attend this year. For more information, please contact me directly. Am Yisrael Chai!

CAS Greetings

  • Welcome Back Flora & Carl Kaufman. Now we are ready for Summer!
  • Happy Mothers Day to all Moms, Grandmas, & Great-Grandmas
Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday7:47 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: 7:45 PM
SundayMothers Day
Mazal Tov
  • to Rob & Tricia Hoff on Benji becoming a Bar Mitzvah
  • to Linda and Larry Rezak on the birth of a baby girl, Abigail Zoe, to Emily and Jared Mudge
  • to Shery, Barry, Michael, Ari Hertzberg, Adina and Steven Adelman on the birth of a baby boy, named Dov Baer, to Robin and David Maza
  • to Jen & Ed Rosenfeld on the birth of a baby girl
  • to Pam Ehrenkranz & Matt Greenberg on the birth of a baby girl born to Ilana and Yoni Greenberg
  • to Marc Weiner on the passing of his mother Adele
  • to David Bahar & Shirley Ephraim on the passing of their brother Emanuel Bahar
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital Packagesby Gloria Green, Ethan Green, Stacey Mintz, and Cheryl Frydman in commemoration of the 13th yahrzeit of Sandy Green, which occurs on 18 Iyar, and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushWith great thanks to Ha'shem the Hertzbergs are sponsoring kiddush in honor of the birth and Bris of Dov Baer, born to Robin and David Maza
Sanctuary Kiddushby Robert & Tricia Hoff in celebration of Benji's Bar Mitzvah
Seudat Shlishitby David Bessaleli in honor and memory of his mother, Hanna bat Yosef Bessaleli
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
ShiurRabbi Tzvi Bernstein: BITACHON- In Memory of Rav Aaron Lichtenstein, Z'T'L
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
Torah ReadersBenjamin Hoff, David Cohen
Seudat ShlishitDavid Bessaleli: The Inspiring Life of His Mother
Important Note

Message from the President about the CAS Boxwood Drive Entry

Over the past several weeks, I have received various comments and concerns from our neighbors and users of the gate at the CAS Boxwood Drive Entry. As you know, we want to maintain a good relationship with all our neighbors, while balancing the needs of our members and their guests. With that goal in mind, please be aware of the following:

  • We plan to continue our policy of locking the gate except on Shabbat and holidays. If you need to use the gate during the week to gain access, CAS members can get the entry code by calling the office.
  • On Shabbat and holidays, the gate will no longer be able to be locked. After the end of Shabbat or holidays, we will re-enable the lock. We have worked to keep the gate in good working condition and alignment.
  • When you use the gate, please close it (gently). If it is locked, please re-lock it after use.

Thanks for your help in this matter,
Dr. Stuart Waldstreicher

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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

Shavuot Schedule

Shavuot Schedule

Scholar in Residence - Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature at Yeshiva University's Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. He is a noted scholar, author and teacher who has taught thousands of students throughout his over 55+ years of teaching.
We are grateful to Peggy Fogelman for sponsoring Rabbi Rakeffet's visit in memory of her father, Dr. Henry Fogelman and Jonathan and Irit Tratt in honor of Ari's second birthday.

Graduation Celebration  Monday, May 25 - 12:00 PM

Graduation Celebration

Join the CAS 2015 Graduation Celebration!
If you have a graduate in your family (preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, college or graduate school), we will publish his/her name and the level from which he or she is graduating.
Celebrate the graduates with a festive kiddush on the second day of Shavuot in honor of the graduates. Help co-sponsor the kiddush

Womens Tefillah Group

Womens Tefillah Group

Please join us! for Parshat Korach

Family Trip to Israel

Family Trip to Israel

Join Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen for a
Family Summer Mission to Israel in August 2015
Explore the breadth and depth of the land. Great for first timers or veterans. The trip is uniquely tailored for adults with their children and grandchildren filled with history coming alive and a fostering a love of the natural beauty of our homeland.
Rabbi Cohen will host an informational table about his trip at Sanctuary Kiddush May 2 and 16.
For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at or 203-252-8252.

CAS Announcements
  • WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN CAS CHESED ACTIVITIES, BUT DON'T KNOW HOW? Please join us for our annual chesed meeting on June 3rd from 8-9pm. Hear about some exciting chesed opportunities happening in the coming year, share your ideas, and help make our community a better place. We are so thankful to those that have dedicated their time and effort to this worthy cause and are excited to welcome Talia Siscovick & Alisa Weisser as chesed co-chairs, working alongside Meredith Cohen. RSVP to
  • READY FOR THE CAS ANNUAL HARVEST NOW GARDEN? Work in the garden has started! Stay tuned for opportunities to volunteer.
  • NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBER BRUNCH Sunday morning, May 17. Rabbi Daniel and Diane Cohen will host a new and prospective member brunch at their home. If you are a new member and would like to attend or are considering joining our CAS family, please contact our Membership Chair Jessie Brand ( for more information.
  • JOIN IN A FESTIVE SEUDAH SHLISHIT TO HONOR RABBI SHAKKED AND CHEMDA PARHI, SHABBOS JUNE 13TH AT 7:30 PM. We would like to invite the entire community to participate in a festive Seudah Shlishit in honor of Rabbi Shakked and Chemda Parhi, who have devoted the past four years to educating our children, preparing them for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, leading youth groups, developing special community programming and enriching our community. As a token of our esteem and appreciation, several people have expressed an interest in participating in a parting gift as we wish them Hatzlacha on their return to Israel. If you are interested in participating in the gift, please contact Hecky Attar at 203-253-7075 or and you will be included on the group card
  • 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 -
CAS Classes
Week of May 10
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: What Happened @ Mt. Sinai? - 7:30 PM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 7:30 PM
FridayRabbi Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM


  • Scholar in Residence - Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature at Yeshiva University's Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. He is a noted scholar, author and teacher who has taught thousands of students throughout his over 55+ years of teaching. We also welcome Malka Rakeffet.
  • NCSY Advisors Avi Sebagg and Sarah Shepps joining Daniella Lieberman and Isaiah Rothstein

We are grateful to Peggy Fogelman for sponsoring Rabbi Rakeffet's visit in memory of her father, Dr. Henry Fogelman and Jonathan and Irit Tratt in honor of Ari's second birthday.

Saturday, May 23 - Shabbat/Erev Shavuot

Pre-mincha class Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet:Rabbi Dov Revel6:30 PM
Mincha7:45 PM
Ma'ariv/Candlelighting8:55 PM

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Adults 11:30 PM- 4:45 AM

20th century Torah Personalities: Life and Legacy

11:30 PMRabbi Aaron Rakeffet: Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik
12:15 AMBreak-Sushi Bar and Snacks
12:30 AMRabbi Daniel Cohen: Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira: Last Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto
1:30 AMBreak - Sushi Bar and snacks
2:00 AMDavid Cohen: Nechama Leibowitz
2:45 AMSnack Break
3:00 AMJay Jubas:Rabbi Mordechai Breuer
3:45 AMSnack Break
4:00 AMRabbi David Walk: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

6th -8th Grades 11:30 PM- 1:30 AM

11:30 PMAvi Sebbag
12:15 AMNCSY - Sarah Shepps - Torah in Our Time
1:00 AMBreak - Open Sushi Bar and snacks
1:30 AMProgram concludes, walking groups provided
2:00 AMRabbi Yehuda Jeiger - Ask The Rabbi

9th-12th Grades 11:30 PM- 5:00 AM

11:15-11:30 PMOpening Remarks by Isaiah and Daniella (Start at YI)
11:35-12:15 PMThe Halachot behind making a S'more + Bonfire
12:15-1:00 AMJigsaw Learning Program
1:00-1:30 AMInterview with God - Ask your questions for God
1:30-1:45 AMWalk to CAS for Sushi Bar and other exciting programs!!
2:00 AMSushi Bar / Snacks
2:30-3:15 AMAnswer session of "Interview with God"
3:45-4:45 AMChoose Your Own Chabura by our own advisors!
4:55 AMShacharit

Sunday, May 24 - Shavuot I

Sunrise Service, followed by breakfast4:55 AM
Sunrise5:28 AM
Shacharit (Sanctuary)9:00 AM
Reading of Ten Commandments10:00 AM
Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan, Jr. Congregation10:30 AM
Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet: Rabbi Aaron Kotler
Jr. Congregation Learning and Fun Session at Shabbat Park w/ Rabbi Jeiger.
(rain location-CAS) Snacks will be provided
4:30-6:00 PM
Sr. Teen Oneg at Park4:30-6:00 PM
Class - Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet:Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson6:40 PM
Mincha / Maariv7:50 PM
Candlelighting8:56 PM

Monday, May 25 - Shavuot II

Shacharit7:45/8:45 AM
Yizkor in Sanctuary Sermon: Rabbi Daniel Cohen10:30 AM
Teen Minyan with Daniella and Avi9:30 AM
Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan, Jr. Congregation10:30 AM
BMC (ice cream party in groups)
Graduation Celebration Kiddush following Sanctuary Service
Junior Teen Oneg at the Park4:30-6:00 PM
Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet: Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin6:50 PM
Mincha8:00 PM
Neilat Hachag and light meal8:15 PM
Yom Tov ends9:13 PM
Community Announcements
  • WOMEN'S INITIATIVE FOR JEWISH STUDIES - MAY 12, 7:45PM Dr. Dana Fishkin - Mikvah Stalkers and Shul Talkers: Critiques of Jewish Communities from Medieval Italy. Yong Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue.
  • UCONN-STAMFORD CENTER FOR JUDAIC & MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES SPRING 2015 LUNCH & LEARN SERIES (Thursdays, 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM): 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
  • SOOSH ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Pay homage to your family matriarch with a special meal at Soosh. Gifts for all mom's! Fixed price menus! Get all the details by calling Soosh at 203-656-7505. Soosh shabbat promotion extended! Order Soosh for your shabbat meals! 10% off take-out orders of $50 or more placed online and picked up on any Friday in April or May. Order online at and use promo code "SHABBAT" at checkout. Shabbat Shalom from Soosh!
  • NCSY SPRING REGIONAL Join teens from across New England on May 15-17, Great Barrington, MA. Info & Registration at For teens in grades 9-12. Open to a limited number of 8th graders - use the separate link for 8th graders when you register
  • THE MAIMONIDES SOCIETY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STAMFORD CHAPTER OF HADASSAH CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO A SLICE OF PEACE:THE EXPERIENCE OF AN AMERICAN DOCTOR WORKING AT HADASSAH HOSPITAL IN JERUSALEM TREATING JEWISH AND ARAB CHILDREN Tuesday May 12th 7:00pm. Featuring Dr. Sigmund Kharash. Dr. Sigmund Kharash works at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Additionally, Dr. Kharash serves as the Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. The Maimonides Society is a medical affinity group providing educational, leadership and networking opportunities with the objective of benefiting both the local and global Jewish communities. Schmooze, Enjoy Refreshments, Drinks & Network! RSVP By May 11th! Click Here: For more information, contact Sharon Franklin or 203-321-1373 x109
  • WHO WILL CARE FOR ME? CHALLENGES OF CARING FOR AN AGING LOVED ONE, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm atthe Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave., Stamford. JFS will present Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, nationally renowned expert on issues of trust, intimacy, forgiveness and author of the award-winning book, Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent. She will offer advice on aging greacfully. Light refreshments will be served. Talk will be followed by book sale and signing. Co-sponsored by JFS Home Companion and Stamford JCC. The event is open to the community at no cost. For more information, please contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Clinical Director at 203-921-4161 or
  • 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 providing a support group 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 Kylie Rothman at or call at 203-921-4161.
  • JFS DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, MONDAYS, 7:00 - 8:00 PM IN STAMFORD For adults who would like to discuss all aspects of separation and divorce, JFS will be providing a support group in the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St., 6thFloor The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. You must register to attend by contacting Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LET'S TALK- THURSDAYS, 11 A.M. 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 Kylie Rothman from Jewish Family Service, free of charge, at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. For more information, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman, Director of Senior Adult Services at Stamford JCC at 203.487.0983 or email at
  • JFS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP-SUNDAYS AT 5:00 PM Do 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 at 203-921-4161 or email
  • JFS LIFE TRANSITIONS-WEDNESDAYS AT 11:30 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 10:30 AM Are 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) 921-4161 or
  • 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
  • PLEASE REMEMBER WHY WE CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Over 16 Million people served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Please take the Challenge and pass the Facebook Candle forward to your friends and family. You can go one step further and research one person and register on It will take about 10 minutes to do the steps and honor one individual. This can also be a family activity one evening, prompting a discussion about Memorial Day, World War II, what is happening now around the world and remembering those who are serving today. Behind the "big" numbers, there is another number "one". Each one of these names had a life that was interrupted, had family and friends whose lives were impacted. That same is true today. Consider taking Action and helping those who are presently serving who have been wounded or the families of those who have been killed. You can donate $1 or more to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. ttps:// Learn about those who risked their lives to save others. Each person, each action, large or small, makes a difference. You can "Be the Difference". Pass it forward!
  • SAVE THE DATE: Join the BCDS Delegation at the Celebrate Israel Day Parade in New York City on Sunday, May 31st. For more info, visit or
  • SAVE THE DATE Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 4:00 - 6:30pm. Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County 30th Anniversary Celebration. Honoring Vivian and Irwin Miller with the JHS Lifetime Achievement Award andNorma z'l and Milton Mann with the 2015 JHS Heritage Award Temple Beth El - 350 Roxbury Road - Stamford, CT 06902.
  • CAS MENS CLUB WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, JULY 12TH FROM APPROXIMATELY 6:30 AM - 8 PM. The price will be approximately $100 and will include the wonderful rafting experience and round trip coach bus transportation. Lunch is NOT included. If you are interested, please email by May 5th. Cancellation policy: Full refund if notified 2 1/2 weeks in advance.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • J-PALOOZA May 30th, 9:30pm at the Stamford JCC. Break out your concert t-shirts and book your babysitter now, for what's sure to be an evening not to be missed. Be blown away by the musical talent of our very own community rock stars as they take the JCC stage and jam. Featuring: Incidental Contact * Wheels Up * The Bagles. Munchies and refreshments served. Must be 21 or older. Admission: $10 member /$15 community. Admission with beer and wine: $20 members / $25 community. Register online at or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900. For more information, contact or 203.487.0996.
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 Chava Leah
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • Leah bat Bayla
  • Maya bat Shoshy
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Moshe Elyah ben Chana
  • Moshe ben Ben Marcelle
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rafaella bat Miriam
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Ruth Leah bat Zahava
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shmuel Yeruchim ben Beyla
  • Shoshanna Raizel bat Sarah Chanah Leah
  • Smadar Rut bat Chana
  • Tziporah bat Minna
  • Ya'acov Ari ben Nitzah
  • Yehoshua Ylitzhak ben Tziyona
  • Yitzchack Mordachai ben Chaya.
  • Yochanan ben Alisa
  • Yosef Fishel ben Miriam Zlata
  • Zahava bat Chaya Sara
  • Ze'ev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
Sisterhood Gift Shop

By appointment: Call Julie at (203)-321-6460
Looking for Volunteers!
Contact Julie if you'd like to work in the shop.

CAS Youth
Thank You/ Hakarat Hatov/ Welcome Corner

Thank you to the 20 BMC children who joined the special night out at Soosh last Sunday evening. We had a great time celebrating together!

Full Teen Minyan Schedule:

May 25 (Shavuot) and 30

June 13

This Weekend:

-Mishna and Hot Cocoa this Shabbat with Rabbi Jeiger - starting Chapter 5 of Berachot at 10:15.

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

-Mini Minyanwill be led by Morahs Debbie & 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 join Benji Hoff's Bar Mitzvah!

- Jr Teen Chat will be led by Daniella and meet in the Social Hall.

Coming Soon:

Shabbat, May 16- Onegs for Jr Cong (Grades 1-4) and BMC (Grades 5-6). We are looking for hosts 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. Onegs 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 Shlishithonoring our Leader of the Year Devorah Meyers!

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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