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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin


June 27, 2015

10 Tamuz 5775

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Mincha7:00 PM
8:17 PM
Candles8:12 PM
Shacharit8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee & Commentary8:45 AM
Latest Shema9:10 AM
Latest Shacharit10:26 AM
Tot Shabbat10:30 AM
Mini Minyan10:30 AM
Jr Cong10:30 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Code Of Jewish Law7:20 PM
Daf Yomi7:25 PM
Mincha8:10 PM
Maariv9:08 PM
Shabbat Ends9:13 PM

Shabbat Shalom

Please note Rabbi Cohen will be away for vacation and personal growth until Tuesday, July 7th. He will have limited access to emails. Thank you for your patience in his replies to you. In case of an emergency, please contact Rabbi David Walk at 203-918-1957 or Matt Feinberg at or 203-703-9042.

Weekday Schedule
Candles Next Friday8:12 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: 8:15 PM
Mazal Tov
  • to Dr. Anne Peskin for receiving the Ziporah and George Freedberg Spirit of Excellence Award and Dr. Burton Rubin for receiving the Ziporah and George Freedberg Hineni Award for Outstanding Service to Congregation Agudath Sholom and the Community. Thanks to the Freedberg family for their support of these awards.
  • to our BCDS grads: Isaac Schildkraut, Jordan Soifer, Sydney Steinberg, Dean Bilenker, Mia Brenner, Adam Cohen, Noah Finkelstein, Joshua Gordon, Nathan Haron, Gavriel Karsch, and Ryan Meiteles
  • to Terry Brenner on the the passing of his father, Ernie
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesRosalyn Novick Sherman - In Memory of her Parents, of Blessed Memory, Lillian Rubin Novick (7 Sivan) and Harold Jacob Novick (11 Tammuz); Liba, Steven Steinmetz & Family in honor of Devorah Meyers - CAS Youth Leader of the Year; and the Linda Beson Nursing Education Fund
Chapel KiddushFriends of Rad, wishing him well in retirement
Sanctuary KiddushCAS
Seudat ShlishitRichard Schwartz in honor of Hakarat Hatov: Gratitude for Finding my own voice and the Siyum on completion of the Tractate Kesubos
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shacharit/MusafCantor Rafael Bokow
SermonRabbi David Walk: Replacement Value
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
Torah ReaderHoward Weiss

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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.
For more information, contact Rabbi Cohen at or 203-252-8252.

Summer Flick Series with Rabbi Walk  Tuesday, June 30 - 7:30 PM

Summer Flick Series with Rabbi Walk

The CAS Men's Club will again sponsor a BBQ for the first movie night, 6/30 - a very good, barely-released film called Singing in the Dark, starring Cantor Moshe Oysher. The Men's Club BBQ costs $7 and will include hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh corn, salads, watermelon and beverages. The BBQ will starts at 6:30 pm. The movie is free and begins at 7:30 pm.

Singing in the Dark
"This important and virtually unknown independent film is one of the very first American feature films to focus on the Holocaust. A concentration camp survivor (Moishe Oysher) emigrates to the United States and suffers amnesia due to the traumatic experiences he has endured." 

AIPAC Meeting  Wednesday, July 8 - 8:00 PM

AIPAC Meeting

Jonathan Harris, AIPAC Assistant Director for Policy and Government Affairs

For the past six years, Jonathan Calt Harris has served as AIPAC's senior policy analyst on Syria and Lebanon and for the past four years has covered Egypt and Jordan as well, with a special interest in Salafi-jihadist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

As an Assistant Director of Policy and Government Affairs at AIPAC's Washington headquarters, Jonathan is tasked with developing new policy initiatives and original analyses, and speaking throughout the country on these issues.

Dessert Reception 8 PM and Program 8:30 PM

RSVP to Alli Pilcowitz at 917-210-6328 or

CAS Announcements
  • COME GET GREEN AT THE CAS GARDEN! Last year we grew and donated over 200 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the local food bank. Work in the garden this year is well under way - the veggies are growing! Please join us this Sunday, June 28th at 10am to help harvest the lettuce and peas and tend to the garden. Come dressed ready to get dirty. This is a fun way to do a mitzvah. We need your help! Big kids welcome too!
  • CAS SUMMER MOVIES/MENS CLUB BBQ The CAS Men's Club will again sponsor a BBQ for the first movie night, 6/30 - a very good, barely-released film called Singing in the Dark, starring Cantor Moshe Oysher. The Men's Club BBQ costs $7 and will include hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh corn, salads, watermelon and beverages. The BBQ will starts at 6:30 pm, open to everyone (men & women). The movie is free and begins at 7:30 pm.
  • COME JOIN THE AGUDATH YOUNG COUPLES COMMITTEE FOR TWO GREAT EVENTS THIS SUMMER: 1. Do you like jazz? Come out for a night of free jazz music on Wednesday, July 29 in Columbus Park in Stamford. The music of the Commodors and the Parlour Tricks is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm, so bring a blanket or chair and a picnic and join us on the lawn for a night of great music and friends. RSVP is recommended so that we can sit and enjoy the evening together. RSVP to For additional information about the event, go to 2. Come join us for a Shabbat Oneg in the Shabbat Park on Shabbat, August 22 at 4:30 PM. Bring your friends and families and a parve snack, and join us in the park to get together for the afternoon. If it rains, the Oneg will be postponed to another Shabbat. Please email Laura Tobin if you have any questions at
  • CAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AIPAC INVITES YOU TO A CONVERSATION WITH AIPAC ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, JONATHAN HARRIS. Wednesday, July 8 (8:00 pm dessert reception & 8:30 pm program). RSVP to Alli Pilcowitz at 917-210-6328 or About Jonathan Harris:For the past six years, Jonathan Calt Harris has served as AIPAC's senior policy analyst on Syria and Lebanon and for the past four years has covered Egypt and Jordan as well, with a special interest in Salafi-jihadist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. As an Assistant Director of Policy and Government Affairs at AIPAC's Washington headquarters, Jonathan is tasked with developing new policy initiatives and original analyses, and speaking throughout the country on these issues. After receiving his B.A. in History from the University of Illinois, Jonathan studied Religion and Middle East History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 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 -
  • CONGREGATION AGUDATH SHOLOM AND THE YOUNG ISRAEL OF STAMFORD ARE PROUD TO CO-SPONSOR... Title: Can I Wear My Kippah on Job Interviews? Career Guidance for Sabbath Observant Jewish Professionals. Presenter: Lavie Margolin, Co-author of "Can I Wear My Kippah on Job Interviews?" Date: June 30, 2015 Time: 8pm Location: Young Israel of Stamford, 69 Oaklawn Ave, Stamford, CT 06905 Mincha at 7:45PM; ma'ariv following the program. Lavie will discuss the unique challenges faced by Sabbath observant Jewish professionals in remaining true to religious obligations on interviews and in the workplace. He will provide strategies for navigating through tricky situations, including insightful considerations that help to avoid awkward moments, and provide approaches that have worked for others who share your values. His book will also be available for purchase.
CAS Classes
Week of June 28
SundayRabbi Walk: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayRabbi David Walk: Parsha & Pizza - 12:00 PM
Rabbi Walk: Mishna Brura: Laws of Prayer - 7:15 PM
TuesdayRabbi Walk: Divine Poetry - 9:00 AM
WednesdayRabbi Walk: Kosher Meditation - 9:00 AM
ThursdayRabbi Walk: Talmud Bavli - Masechet Megilla - 7:15 PM
Community Announcements
  • COME WELCOME THE SUMMER AT SIX THIRTEEN Announcing Our We Love Families Promotion...Buy 1 Adult Entree, Get a Kid's Meal FREE ! Offer expires Friday July 3. Get This Offer All Day Every Day. We love our customers, and we know how great it will be for you to share some great family meals before the kids go off to camp. While you are at Six Thirteen remember to get an icy cold strawberry smoothie! You Can Also Enjoy Our New 4 Flight of Beers Special - For Just $12!
  • 2015 SIZZLING SUMMER SERIES IN STAMFORD Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University. Four-part Wednesday night series in July, 8PM. at the Young Isarel of Stamford. WHAT DOES JUDAISM HAVE TO SAY ABOUT...Saving the Life of a Non-Jew - July 8, Gender Roles - July 15, Abortion - July 22, Vigilante Justice - July 29. Free and open to the entire community
  • ANNOUNCING...The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) will hosts its second annual Shabbaton for prospective residents on October 24, 2015 (note new date).
  • 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).
  • 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
  • JFS BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM JFS is beginning a program to train volunteers to work with clients experiencing early stage dementia or Alzheimer's in the client's home. The training program will prepare the volunteer to work with each client with an aide or family member present. If you are interested in working with seniors, or for more information, contact Caroline Temlock Teichman at
  • JFS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP-SUNDAYS AT 2:00 PM Do you find yourself "sandwiched" between the needs of your children and your parents? Beginning July 19th, 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 NEW BEGINNINGS, TUESDAYS, 7:30 - 8:30 PM IN STAMFORD Join a supportive forum for adults in the contemplation, beginning, mid, or post-divorce stages. All are welcome to attend at the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St., 6th Floor The fee will be $10 per session or $50 for six sessions. You must register by contacting Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LET'S TALK- THURSDAYS, 11 A.M. Free In cooperation with JCC Seniors program, a group to meet new people or deepen friendships with those you already know and 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. Led by Kylie Rothman from Jewish Family Service 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
  • LIVING WITH AUTISM, TIME AND LOCATION TBA Interested in joining a support group sharing the joys and challenges of living with Autism Spectrum Disorders? JFS will be launching a new group. For more details, contact Eve Moskowitz, JFS Director of Clinical Services at 203-921-4161 or
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Abraham ben Miriam Rachel
  • Alexander ben Genja
  • 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 Moushka bat Perla
  • 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
  • Harav Chaim Yehoshua ben Chana Fruma
  • Hennia bat Musah
  • Leah bat Bayla
  • Lee bat Rachel
  • Lior Tzionah bat Sarah
  • Maya bat Shoshy
  • Miriam bat Sarah
  • Mordechai ben Tziyonah
  • Moshe Baruch ben Chaya Sara
  • Moshe Elyah ben Chana
  • Moshe ben Batya
  • Moshe ben Ben Marcelle
  • Nira bat Rachel
  • Rachel Miril Hinda bat Miriam Rivkah
  • Rafaella bat Miriam
  • Rayna bat Necha
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Ruth Leah bat Zahava
  • Sarah Rivka bat Channah Rachel
  • Sarah bat Etta Ziesel
  • Shimon ben Geeta
  • Shmuel Yeruchim ben Beyla
  • Shoshanna Binah bat Michal
  • 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
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